Gaining traction takes time. So don’t beat yourself up over not getting lots of jobs yet. I’ve got some quick tips for you to get more attention.
First, I did some homework. I typed in beta read, beta reader, and beta reading into the Fiverr search bar. There are 558 services available for this category. Wow, that’s a lot of listings. That’s what you’ve got to go up against.
Now think about what you love to read. Is it a romance? Sci-fi? Fantasy? Pick your fave.
Here’s a list of other searched terms and YOUR competition in the title.
Beta reader short story— 170 listings
Beta read romance— 148 listings.
beta reader short manuscripts— 52 listings
Beta read children’s book— only has 37 listings!
Niching down to your specialty will help. Because . . .
This means LESS competition for you!
You could also add a sample of feedback you’ve given someone else from your beta reading experience. You could also post a review of a book on amazon to highlight your mad beta-reading skills.
Here’s something you could write in your title description: I will be your careful romance beta reader.
For your “About this gig section” You can keep your sentences short and be specific about what you offer. Also, let the prospect know what makes you the best choice like this . . .
I’ve read 33 romance novels in the past year and understand the subtle nuances of character development that your reader craves. I’ll also give you detailed feedback about the struggle of the hero’s journey in your book (and if it’s up to par… or not!). And that’s not all, I’ll also give you detailed suggestions on the organization of your story and as a bonus— the how to add drama to the relationship of your characters.
Feel free to steal anything I’ve written and let me know if you make any changes and how it goes!
aka Copywriting Chick