Hello everyone, Thomas here,
I just wanted to say how impressed and excited I was with my Fiverr experience this month.
I started doing gigs (well, only one really) 25 days ago, and I have to say I just wasn’t expecting for it to work that wonderfully !
I have so far done 17 orders, 18th one ongoing, and made a fair bit of money for what I thought would simply be a test with the whole gig economy.
Now, I simply think I will declare myself as an entrepreneur so I can pay taxes, which is great, and would be a first for me to be honest (I’m 23 and have always struggled with having a fixed job, due to personal issues).
As for the experience with the buyers, I don’t know if I’m a lucky one here, but I’ve had a great time so far, with respectful and forthcoming people. I even made several regulars on the way, and the idea of having a “long-term” partnership with someone is kind of exciting to say the least.
By the way, I do translations from and to both French and English, in case you were wondering.
So for anyone starting their business here, I would just give you those tips:
- Start with having a well presented gig: a photo or video of yourself is necessary to create a bound with your buyer, and your description must be both concise and descriptive.
- Start at the bottom: I do 5$/500words, which is 0.01c/word, not much but a good start before raising your prices later one once you start having orders.
- Be respectful, patient and forthcoming: do no hesitate to ask for any requirements, additional details, and always in a respectful and professional manner. Respect is key, being here or anywhere else, you don’t want to deal as a buyer or a seller with someone not respecting you and treating you badly.
I wish you all a happy new year in advance, and wish you the best !
Once my last order is done tonight, thanks to the vacation mode I activated, I will enjoy a 4 days break before coming back as strong as ever.