I hope our family story inspires you to make it happen too.
About a week ago it was the anniversary of my first VoiceOver (VO) gig sold on Fiverr. I’m proud of the stats: 1,600+ five star reviews from over 2,300 gigs sold.
My adult son (who inspired me to start on Fiverr) did the same thing his first year too (he started about 8 weeks before me.) He may have had 1700 reviews on his first anniversary, but we were close.
My husband does all the audio/tech work for me, and originally did for my son, so we are a family business. (Husband has decades of audio experience.)
The first few months were slow, but now it’s pretty crazy.
For the newer people: Know it starts slow the first few months but ramps up IF you find the sweet spot where you add enough value for buyers. My level of repeat buyers is very strong, and my son has a similar story. I suspect we will easily double or triple those numbers our second year.
We both had strong VO backgrounds before Fiverr, so it started with something we were already passionate about. We have the experience, expertise and equipment, and had years of VO before we joined Fiverr.
This means YOUR passion can become a large income stream too if you provide excellent value, work hard and keep getting better at your craft. We are ALWAYS looking for ways to provide more value to our clients, while also raising our prices after getting enough reviews to justify it.
Our goal from the beginning was to grow into a higher value/higher priced seller over time. In other words: Earn the right to charge more and be worth it! (There are lots of great VO artists on Fiverr.)
[Mom bragging] My adult son is one of the voices Fiverr selected for their official tech support videos. Here’s a sample (he has done 8 or 10 of these for Fiverr so far):
We have worked hard, but the rewards are there, and we look forward to making our second year even better.
We are very appreciative of all the assistance we have had from so many. We weren’t sure it would work at first, and we have had some late nights along the way.
If you have any questions about how/what we did, please ask.
I hope you share your successes too.