Wheres the benefit?


#1

Hi there.

I am a long time user of Fiverr gigs as well as a supplier of gigs.

Have had some good experience and some not so good. When you need something technical done people are a great help and generally very communicative. I plan to use the services of the community more and more.

However, I am also a supplier in this community. I have put my gigs on hold because I got tired of working for nothing! $4 for an hours work is a pretty poor return in anybody’s language . My gig is writing…blog articles mostly. I like writing, but I need to earn a lot more than users pay. So how do you do it?

Notice that many gigs I buy now try to upgrade me. Usually technical services which I am happy to pay extra for.

One customer asked me for 200 gigs a month! Not bad you think? Well a gig can take me up to an hour…and its worth $4 after fees? How can I get at least $20 an hour? Then increase to a commercial rate of $50 per hour! I try to get quality articles from a journalist…their minimum fee is $150 an hour…big difference!

Would appreciate any useful advice.


#2

Extras comes in handy because this is where the real money comes in. I did forum posting for $4, the amount I did was 40 posts. And that may not sound like alot to some, but it’s the quality of the posts that mattered and it took me quite a while to earn each $4. It helped having extras because I did make a nice amount of money from it. Just keep at it until you become a level 1 seller and you’ll be able to add addition deals for higher prices.


#3

Thanks bremaine and madmoo. Will look around for some examples of your suggestions and try to apply them…40 posts for $4 to me is incredible slave labour. We are all aiming to reach “commercial” rates surely. Fiverr is just a way of connecting with buyers. But at some time rates have to rise or its a waste of time.


#4

40 posts did take me quite a while, especially since I was getting a decent amount of orders every week and I was getting so tired of it. I notice so many people offering up gigs for more posts, some up top 200 or 400 for $4. It’s kind of crazy. Then again they probably have bots who do the postings or they’re just generated posts.



Anyways, that’s enough about that.



And I agree, that’s why I loved extra’s so much. But once you get to seller status of 1, then you’ll be able to earn a lot more.