Hello friends, I have posted yesterday about my success on Fiverr and the post got a lot of traffic and interaction, so I have decided to share with you a story that is a bit more explanatory and with a bit more info in it.
So, it was 2015 when i Finally decided to dabble into the world of freelancing. Being a certified graphic and motion designer I though it was going to be a breeze to earn money online as a free lancer. Started imagining how I would almost become rich and stuff.
Where did this self-confidence come from? Well, I am employed in an IPTV conglomerate which services over 100K active customers. And I have started from the bottom, back when the company had barely 2000 subscribers.
So I was an essential part to the growth, and development of it as I was the key member in all daughter companies which were opened during this period of 6 and a half years. Lets just say that I have started working in the IPTV as a regular call center Agent, which quickly escalated to the position of the “Head of the tech. squad”, a few months pass, I became the overall company supervisor. But, I was also doing a lot of, well ALL to be more exact graphic design, motion graphics, promotional material for the company. Than, one day I was asked a question, You know how to program, but can you do a data base… That was a project which took me three months to complete, but it was still record breaking. We have been using that data base for over 4 years now. So the longevity of it speaks of its quality and stability.
So at that point I was a 7 men team…
I was doing:
- Call center Supervision
- Technical support
- Marketing & sales strategy
- Graphics and Motion design
- Website programming and Website design
- Data base programming
- System administration and maintenance
and everything else that may hit the company and I STILL AM
Now you see why i expected to blow up and make a ton of money on fiverr… Well… that’s not how it happens neither is it realistic.
I have made accounts all over the net, on almost all of the freelancing websites… And I have had close to none success… Having 10 accounts, on 10 different websites, constantly contacting sellers and offering my services… sleeping for 3-4 hours a day, and in the end in 6 months I have made roughly 300$ TOTAL…
I was planing on giving up, so i closed most of the - least successful accounts on websites that did not bring a bit or any money, but I have left fiverr and a few more websites.
My plan was to close even them, because I was not getting any money…
But in July it all kick started, all the countless posts I made on all my social media pages, social groups, and personal accounts paid off.
I started getting orders like crazy. But that does not mean that everything is over, and that you finally can sit down and relax. No… That means that now the real b*tt busting is starting. That you will have to break your limits to keep doing what you’re doing and yet deliver quality professional work to your customer.
Me having a lot of customer communication experience, it was a definite plus when it comes to getting gigs.
There is a simple pattern which occurs in 98% of the orders.
- Customer contacts you to present to you his/her project
- Price negotiation process
- Placing an order on your gig
- Delivering on time
- ALWAYS give a bit extra.
I never deliver just the work I promise, I deliver much more! That is why I have satisfied and reoccurring customers.
I have earned a bit over 1,3K $ in roughly three months. That is a lot of money here where I am from… Serbia, land of the … what ever
Well lets just say that Living in Serbia, means that all your efforts will be brought down and I as a CTO who has 50 subordinates and who carries on his back more than 60% of the company. I have a monthly salary of 400e which is roughly 450$. And that’s considered to be a decent salary here. Minimum wage is 190$ A MONTH
So this means the world to me, because 1300$ is not that much, but it can also be considered as another salary here where I am from.
So PLEASE share my gigs with your friends, and people in need of professional Photo and Video/ motion graphic editing.
I will not disappoint them
Thank you, and I hope all of you are having a GREAT DAY