Once you have a skill that you are happy to offer as a service, you then need to create the Fiverr gig. It’s by far the easiest step.
creating your Fiverr gig
Start out by searching for 5-7 top sellers, who are offering the services you want to offer.
You might be amazed, but even some top sellers have pretty mediocre gig descriptions and titles, but they are still doing very well so don’t overthink this.
You want to pick the parts that you like from each of your competitor’s gigs and craft your own Fiverr gig, but don’t copy it word for word.
The title doesn’t need to be fancy, just tell them what you offer as clearly as possible.
If you plan to deliver your service within 24 hours it’s a good idea to mention it and I highly recommend that you offer 24-hour delivery.
This is pretty straightforward, find the category that best fits your gig.
You need to upload an image that’s 550 pixels wide and 370 pixels in height. I wouldn’t put too much effort into it because once you upload the gig video the image becomes irrelevant.
The video will be the main thing that people will pay attention to and it will also be your thumbnail.
Still, if you offer design services it’s a good place to showcase your work.
I have seen gigs that have a couple lines of text and do pretty well, but I believe it’s better to write an elaborate description.
State what are you offering, why should they order from you and write down your rates.
Looking at some other well-performing gigs for inspirations is a good idea.
You might also integrate some of these copywriting tips to help you stand out from the crowd.
You can have 5 tags in total. They are important for ranking your gigs in the search results.
You want to look at the same top gigs in your niche, scroll down to the bottom and check what tags they are using.
Copy the most relevant ones.
You want to set the delivery time to 24 hours, it’s very important because that’s a huge factor for attracting clients.
If you aren’t able to deliver the gig in exactly 24 hours there’s a little bit of flexibility, a buyer can only cancel an order after 3 days once it’s late.
So, in a sense you have 4 days to deliver an order.
Sure, the faster the better, but if you see that you won’t be able to make it just let the buyer know. The worst thing you can do is ignore him.
Communication is key, it can help avoid negative reviews and many clients will come back with repeat orders if you treat them with respect.
Instructions For Buyer
Set up the details for the delivery. It’s nothing special just let the buyer know what you need from him to deliver your service.
For example, to create a video I need a whole script or at least a general idea from the buyer.
If you’re selling articles you need a topic, if you are designing logos you need some guidelines etc.
According to Fiverr, gigs with a video preview get 220% more orders.
So it would be silly not to have one, especially if you are choosing to sell videos.
I recommend taking your phone and shooting the video yourself, or create a short presentation and do a screen capture video.
What to remember when recording the video:
Your video can’t be longer than 75 seconds Show off your expertise List out all your benefits Mention that this is available exclusively on Fiverr
If you cringe just thinking about the idea of shooting a video, then, by all means, hire someone on Fiverr to do it for you.
It’s a small investment but it will have a big return.
Setting up the whole Gig shouldn’t take you more than an hour.
As I already said this is the easiest step, it sure is important to have a good gig page, but it’s not enough to start getting orders.
Without reviews, you can promise people the sky and they still won’t buy from you.