Well 16 more days left of this year. I think in terms of progression since last 2.5 years, this has been the best one yet for me. In terms of both finance and personal experience.
SINCE MY ORIGINAL THREAD GOT HIJACKED by a forum member, I had to re-write the entire thread
The year started on the rocks for me as my personal life took a turn right at midnight of 1st January (my decision). Then it continued to be a roller coaster. Fast forwarding to a bit to the middle portion, I connected with a long time ex-gf of mine and she influenced me to start on Fiverr and I said what the hey! and did.
Interestingly enough, my first month was the highest ever with over a grand in earnings, then it was wall street by November.
A ton of lessons learned. Some of the best ones were, being professional and but also helpful shows even though you may be offering your services for pennies on the dollar, it IS Quality work. You do not have to advertise that you offer quality work, you work will speak for themselves, which will in return be reflected in your reviews.
The worst lessons were, when a client acted as if they understood your communication, and then after purchasing the gig did a complete flip and started demanding results that was otherwise stated not achievable.
Walking away from this situation, I learned to try be EXTRA EXTRA communicative and really utilize layman’s terms even more to ensure they COMPLETELY understand your offerings vs. expectations before even sending them a custom offer.
Please do share your experiences/thoughts/comments pompously.