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How many of you like this idea: "I want to start selling my cooking book in Fiverr"

Hi! I have an idea to write my own book and see it’s popularity in Fiverr, before coming with any other idea for publication! I have a draft prepared and each book contains 8 recipes- prepared in the most innovative way you can imagine! I did take ideas from other recipes … but the final product is mine and totally original. The recipes I am going to add are:

  1. Chicken Ravioli in creamy cheese sauce:

    2.Spicy Garlic Ginger Bread Buns:
  2. Special Prawn Salad:
  3. Indian Chicken Curry:

    5.Sesame Beef Noodle Salad:
  4. Lasanga Roll:
  5. Kashmiri Dum Aloo:
  6. Chocolate Coffee Heart Cream Sandwich Cookies

    Please let me know how you think of the idea… your feedbacks would greatly matter! :slight_smile: I am planning some additional tips to this recipe as well!


It seems like you have a pretty interesting and mouthwatering menu! I have gone through Fiverr’s cooking recipes after encountering your post and there are plenty of sellers who sell recipes. I don’t think offering a book won’t make much of a difference. But you can always try to offer it in Fiverr simply because it is free and maybe a good marketing ploy to gain some initial attention.

I recommend creating a gig for your cookery book but, if the sales are low don’t get discouraged because cooking recipes is not the most popular category among every other. But definitely it’s a good place to get some initial exposure.

Good Luck! Hope you will have a great time on Fiverr!

Reply to @dilshands: …Thank you very much for your support! :slight_smile: I have already gone through my gigs like just for background info… and I saw a niche for original recipes… The gig that sells such recipes are on good sales… for that reason I think it can be a good idea…

I have the draft created, the recipes… all I need is some feedback and views about the idea! :slight_smile: btw… do you have another ideas to get the book started… I plan the initial startup online! Thank you very much for ur support!


Hi and welcome.

Before writing or assembling your entire book… Why not set up a gig and offer a “recipe pack”? For instance; 6 cookie recipes or 6 appetizers or 6 desserts or 6 chicken recipes?

This way you can test the idea, the recipes, find out what else folks want and are willing to buy. Then when one of more of those gigs take off, you could offer your “book” as an extra and get more for it.

Just an idea. Good luck!

Reply to @voiceoverwork: Thank you for the idea… I will keep that in mind! :slight_smile:

Those Spicy Garlic Ginger Bread Buns look delicious!! =D>

Reply to @est1990: thank you! :slight_smile:

Those recipes look delicious. You have nothing to lose by creating that gig. Heck, create ten different recipe gigs! I’m sure you’ll get some orders :slight_smile:

Reply to @alliemadison12: Thank you so much… I was thinking of 10 as well… but it seems I found the super 8… nothing matches this standard… I think chowmein with homemade noodles and chicken fry on a bed of salad could be a match… what do you think?

Reply to @alliemadison12: 10 different gigs… for 10 recipes… how’s the sale supposed to be?

Just a mention regarding your terminology. When you say you want to offer a “book of recipes”, you probably know exactly what kind of distribution format that will involve, but please make your listing incredibly clear. If you you don’t, some buyers could expect an e-book in Kindle format, and others in Nook or epub. Others might expect a pdf file for computers, a link to a secure web page, or even expect a hard copy to be mailed to them.

So, in your listing clarify that. If you leave any room for misunderstanding you will eventually get complaints and negative feedback on your format offering. (But not on those yummy recipes.)

Reply to @artemist: that’s a very good point. thank you. no hard copy… a pdf and an e-book both the evrsion will be available… whichever the customer choose! Planning to keep the initial cost at minimum… but later if it get popularity… I will be planning to sale on hardcopy… but no plans currently! :slight_smile:

Reply to @momotabashar: What I meant is that the idea you have for this gig where you offer 8 recipes is great. You have nothing to lose by creating the gig.

When I said create 10 gigs, I meant that you are obviously a great cook so you could make as many recipe gigs as you want, and the more you have, the more sales you will most likely bring in.

Reply to @alliemadison12: now i got the point…:slight_smile: thank you so much! :slight_smile:

Were you able to do this? I am trying to set up a gig to sell a downloadable file, but I can’t figure out where to upload it. Is this even possible with Fiverr?

Reply to @liamoffoxchase: Should be possible. Buyers order the file from you, you send it through the order page as the attachment, they download it. Just like any other gig.

Or you could upload it to Dropbox and send them the link.

I like this idea and I have written a book and would also like to sell it on fiverr. I do have the pdf, should I make it where it cannot be edited? Do I just take the pdf of this book (which sells on Amazon) and send it to anyone? I am not sure what to do. I CAN buy my own book at a personal cost of $4.00 each…a printed copy. Should I offer that? Please any ideas are very welcomed!

As far as the recipes go I had 2 really great ones on fiverr and they never sold, so I like the idea of the cookbook. :slight_smile: