Don't Jump the Gun!


#1

When I started on Fiverr, I got a Gig doing gag cartoons for a woman’s health newsletter. They were $5 each and it looked like I had a regular Gig with this. But when Gig Packages came for cartoonists, I “got the big head” and started charging more. The newsletter quickly dropped me, and I don’t blame it. I raised my prices thinking it would make me be taken more seriously as a seller, but I hadn’t really proved myself yet. Now I have the $5 gagtoons again and I’m getting customers, including one who wants them for his book. I have learned my lesson: Don’t let your “artist’s ego” be your guide!


#2

It’s a fact of selling on fiverr that you are destined to low prices until you have more reviews and a higher level. You go through an initiation period.


#3

start from the bottom work hard


#4

With any gig where you manually draw something (well any time consuming gig really)its really difficult to make a profit. On the other hand me and i think most people who have a passion for creating art would still be drawing and painting on our lunch breaks, while others are watching tv in the evenings etc regardless if getting paid or not.


#5

Yes…Exactly…The beauty of Fiverr. You have to work through the bottom to reach to the top…


#6

The key here is to work until you have developed an untainted reputation of a few hundred clients, then maybe at year end, increase your prices. They will pay if the service and quality is unmatched.

Slow progress is better than no progress.

Cheers,
Speedy876


#7

Slow and steady wins the race.


#8

Well you know what they say. Greed feeds the need for speed.


#9

When you are starting out, don’t consider the money you are making. Consider that every job you do is the equivalent of doing a job interview. You might need to do 50-60 job interviews before you actually get a real paying job.


#10

Thanks for sharing your experience. I will be sure to learn from it.