Hey there, Doers, I hope your day is going great, I have accidentally landed on the Fiverr forum after a while and answered an old post that reminded me to actually create an entire post on that subject since many of you who are seeking a way to make it in life may be understanding Fiverr wrong and trying to make a sale just like that.
What do I mean by this?
When I first found out about Fiverr I was amazed, working freelance while not being tied to one location was something new to me and I was really excited about it… until I created my first gig.
Days, weeks and months were passing and no one would ever buy my service even though people were clicking on it and I wasn’t able to see another solution until I found some amazing people on the internet that helped me to realize that Fiverr is not the brand but you are the brand itself.
After a few years of listening to educational content online, I came to realize that in order to make a sale to anyone, you are first supposed to build a trust-based connection with the customer and in this digital age of information that thing is possible to be achieved.
Building a trust-based connection with your customer may sound more like a business based thing and what I actually teach is not the regular business concept but it is a more like a friendship based thing where you get to provide people with everything that you have to offer, for free, and then when you build your audience you can be also selling them your service if someone needs one so what you want to do is start thinking outside of Fiverr because when you are building your brand name the platform doesn’t matter, your name is what matters.
If you see my name, you will recognize it no matter if it is on Fiverr, youtube, facebook, Instagram or any other place on this web so what you need to do is to create your social media profiles where you will reach out to people and drive them to Fiverr only when they are in need of your service.
Take my example, I am running a YouTube channel and I am sharing valuable information with my audience every Sunday, some people like it, some people don’t, but the ones who are loving it are the ones that I am focusing on and the ones that are the audience that I am talking about.
Now every single follower that I have recognizes the true worth of my contents and values my advice and some of them may need more detailed advice about their precise situation so there is where my service comes in, I link my Fiverr profile to my youtube channel so anyone who thinks that they need a personal consultation with me can reach me at Fiverr, so I use Fiverr as a tool to sell my service same as I use youtube to give a free sample of it.
I pay Fiverr 20% of my earnings because they are providing me with a free platform where I can offer my services (not that I have much of a choice ) but you see if I am about to use let’s say skrill as my platform, then I need to build a website where I can explain what my service offer and much more so why do that when they already built a tool for that specific use making my business look professional…
Also, once you start selling your services to people that you met outside of Fiverr, Fiverr will also recommend you to insiders since your gig will have the highest rankings, and you can be sure of that because you are selling your service to someone that already trusts you and is already satisfied with your service.
What this post is supposed to teach you is to stop trying to make quick cash and start building your brand name that people will recognize and don’t hope that it will happen overnight because it will take a lot of time, commitment, patience, and consistency but it is worth it if you see it on “the long run” and also if you learn to enjoy the process of building your brand you will spend some beautiful moments coming up with ideas, brainstorming and much more while if you are just doing it so you can build the audience faster and sell them your service then you won’t get their trust, neither you will make many sales because each time you rush you are promoting yourself in a spammy way and when you slow down you can do it authentically…
Have a nice day and I hope this helps you understand things better, Peace!
Mod Note: Youtube link removed.