Monday, June 20, 2016

Fiverr is a changin'

      


       Have you ever wondered about the vacation feature on Fiverr? Do you think you may need one? Are you burned out from the requests of clients, those ungracious and shady ones? If you answered yes, then you probably need a break. I took a vacation for a few months to write my own novellas and novelettes. At first, I would slow my workload down with the suspend feature, but that doesn't always work. I felt so relieved to not have to deal with Fiverr. I think it's getting quite crazy since the new updates. More and more people aren't do just $5 gigs. This blog was used as a platform to discuss awesome gigs on Fiverr, but I have already cancelled 3 or 4 gigs in the last month. It's seems like Fiverr isn't the same anymore now that they updated their platform. 
       I had so much hope for sellers on here, but too many rely on the gig extras and the specials they offer. I have also noticed that quite a few don't offer what the gig title says. I would like to discuss awesome gigs I have ordered, but there's only a few to share. The first one I would like to share is a photoshop that was done as a cover concept for my poetry book. The seller's name is Alyssa94 and she is a great photoshop artist. Here is what she made me. 

The next seller I would like to discuss  is Shinuikha8 and his awesome trapped in broken glass photoshop.


Neither of these gigs charged more than $5 and were happy to work on the project. The suggestion I have for some of you sellers is don't be deceptive. 

Here's the last one who I would like to share. I have worked with him before. He helped me with a clipart/vector type graphic I was going to use on my hardcover of "Mr. Self Destruct". Here it is I was blown away by the detail. His name is design_print. I think if you want a drawing to pop order from him. For $10 or more he will create a masterpiece. 
I have say thank you to all of them. They went above and beyond and didn't overcharge. People say you get what you pay for. Well That's not always the case. I want to say thank you for reading and have a Fiverrtastic day.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mind Blown By Art Gigs


Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,

Josh here again and I got 3 more gigs to talk about. They are some awesome art gigs. I needed art for my book covers for upcoming books and I hired 3 artist for 2 separate projects and they came up with some really awesome artistic ideas. I asked one seller by the name of design_print to do a steampunk brain for an upcoming book called "Fugue". it's for a continuation to a zombie love story I wrote called "Requiem" which is available on Kindle. He created some art beyond what I expected, like literally more than what I expected. Here is the project he delivered and I am extremely happy with the results. Even if my fans decide not to want this on that cover I could always use it on a different project.


The second person I hired was an artist on Fiverr by the name of sambkr. I wanted him to help with cover art for a book called "Wicked intentions", a continuation to "Deadly Desires", available on Kindle. This artist is extremely skilled. At first he delivered something way off base, but I described what I wanted more. He delivered something really great. I really can't say thank you enough. Here's what he delivered. I asked for a box with a monster trying to escape.
My last gig I would like to discuss is from a seller named Annagarro. She is extremely talented. I asked her to deliver a door with a monster eye creeping through the hole. Although the eye isn't too prominent she is extremely talented. This was also for "Wicked Intentions". Check out what she delivered to me below.

All 3 of these artist got different artists and delivered in different styles. I can't choose which one did better. I think they all are great artists and can't thank them enough. If you search hard enough on Fiverr you find the diamonds in the rough. I know I sure do. Next blog I will talk about 2 Photoshop editing gigs I ordered. Until then have a Fiverrtastic day. 




Sunday, January 3, 2016

My how time flies



Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
I didn't realize how long ago the last post was and I am truly sorry for anyone who used to read this regularly. I am a man of many projects and this blog has fell from the wayside. I wear many hats as a Fiverr freelancer, a blogger, a social networker, a published author, and just a 30something trying to live a dull life. I want to talk about 2 different things that have happened recently. First and Foremost, I just recently bought something new on Fiverr. My mom bought me a wooden watch. Ok now it may sound silly or hokey but it's not. It's a leather strap, wood face, bronze metal outside, and glass. It looks like your wearing wood. There are 6 different shades of wood. Here is the watch that I got. For only $29 you can have the same kind of watch. Check out this seller now http://bit.ly/1Up45rM .



 My second thing I would like to talk about is that I now have 5 Novelettes and 5 children's books self published on amazon kindle. I have officially decided to reduce my fiverr load and do what some of my other friends in the past have done. I am escaping the Fiverr trap. I have made a goal that by the end of 2016 I will no longer be with Fiverr unless things dramatically change. I have seen dramatic improvements though. I have been on Fiverr 5 years and almost 1400 completed orders and I am not Top Rated seller because of early reviews. I know a few other people who became and remained Top Rated Sellers and their percentage is the same or a little higher than mine. Fiverr is a great company that provides advantages to people out of work, for younger entrepreneurs, or the disabled...but it is not guaranteed or sustainable income. So I would like you to keep following my blog and fan page and I would like you to check out my books as well.  
check me out here: amazon.com/author/joshuapeck 
     I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and a good new year. There will be new blog posts coming soon and again I am sorry I was incognito for so long. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day. This is Josh over and out. 

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

In need of writers and content creators




Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
        What's up today? Sorry it has been so long since the last blog. Remember in the last blog how I explained the possibility of merging blogs with another blog. Haha, what a joke! Well that hasn't happened. She is just a complete joke. She thinks I stole her blog because mine actually is successful and has the same name. It seems the other person really doesn't care even though I reached out to her. They haven't reached out to contact me since June. Whatever! No need to keep waiting. I will keep holding on to hope she will contact me again, but I guess she's too busy with college and that 20 something social life. A blog is just too hard to maintain. Oh by the way I'm also an author now. I have 5 children's stories and I am releasing 4 or 5 more. I am also releasing 3 novelettes in the near future and a few more ideas are in the works. 
          



         So I think I'm going to start hiring bloggers to promote their gigs and other peoples gigs. I need people to write for my blog and post to my Facebook page. Anything Fiverr related or Work At Home related would apply to this blog. Nothing MLM or sales related. I'm sorry but anything that you have to pay for to make money is not legit. Hiring writers might be a good idea, but I'm taking it as I go. I have been so busy with writing projects, that blog writing and social network promoting are becoming difficult. If you night be interested let me know and I can promote your Fiverr gig. The pay would be minimal if anything, but the promotion of your gig, business, or blog would be phenomenal. Contact me in the comments below or on Fiverrtastic Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Fiverrtastic .


 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Never fear a new blog is here


Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
      Welcome again to another edition of Fiverrtastic blog. I noticed I haven't written a blog in months. I also noticed a lot of Fiverr Top Rated or Level 2 sellers who have went on an extended vacation. The seller that did an audiobook voiceover for my children's books never did my 2nd gig for my 2nd children's book. It wasn't done yet. It is now and so is a 3rd. it's a shame I was going to hire her again.  I even messaged her a few times. I'm not going to speak ill of another Fiverr seller. So I won't mention her name. I will post my e-book links later. I have been in her situation before, but I made good on a gig when a buyer contacted me, no matter how busy I was.



         If you're also wondering why I'm writing this blog I also have another motive. It came to my attention that another Fiverr seller, who is a seller and creative writer, has a Wordpress blog named Fiverrtastic. She contacted me about it either after seeing a twitter post, my facebook page, or seeing my blog. It was completely coincidental that we both have a blog with the same name. I had no idea that there was another blog. I did a search and either because it wasn't really active, or because google dropped the ball, it didn't find it. It's kind of late to rename the blog. It has over 250 posts, active fans/readers, steady traffic, and an active Facebook page. Both blogs are possibly in talks of merging or joining forces to make both blogs that much better. If you would like to check out her blog go to https://fiverrtastic.wordpress.com/ I urge you to do so, She has some really good content. She will also share your gig and drive traffic to it. I believe she has a gig for it. If she doesn't she will probably make it active again.


           I think this site is really nice and she probably could have made some good gig revenue if she kept the blog active. It was hard for me to get decent traffic and gig revenue sometimes because too many people wanted to promote new gigs with little or no rating. My goal was to make Fiverr sellers who were level 1 or level 2 become Fiverr superstars. I even have had Fiverr staff reading this blog. I know a few other sellers who are skilled at doing the same thing but they are skilled in SEO. I'm only skilled at social networking and driving traffic.

              
           The writer of the original Wordpress Fiverrtastic blog is very busy with school and daily life things. I don't mind doing a lot of the writing and Facebook leg work. I may need new content creators, anyone who reads this that's interested contact me in the comments or on Facebook.  I am currently doing other things along with Fiverr. I'm selling on Ebay and doing other things like writing my own novel and children's books. I see plenty of people leaving Fiverr and either selling on their own websites, managing Youtube channels, making money from blogs, or making money from Vine. I'm not confident I can do that. Fiverr and Ebay are my hustle and I'm good at it. Furthermore I lost my Adsense account and not sure what other sites give you ad revenue. So, if you're a Fiverr seller, freelancer, or blogger and you're good at what you do keep doing it. Someday it will pay off. I still remember the advice of the great Sam Cornwell, the guy who used to be the voice of Fiverr, He told me when we first met online to "Be Humble". Remember those words and you will go far in whatever you do.



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Here for an update

 
 
Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
I haven't been on since December and that's not like me at all. I used to have 1-10 blogs a month. Writing jobs on Fiverr picked up and I have been having health issues. I guess I just haven't done much with this lately. I have been distant with some things Fiverr. I have been focusing a lot on trying to become a writer outside of Fiverr and working on Fiverr projects for really nice long term clients. I do keep my Facebook page updated though. I am also teaching a few different classes on Skillshare. One of them is Children Story writing http://skl.sh/Z1Ne7L and another is Writing Adult Fiction http://skl.sh/1CPm6b0 . Be sure to check them out.
 
I want to keep writing more blogs for you and keep you updated about awesome sellers on Fiverr, but frankly I haven't bought any new gigs. The last few gigs I bought were a flop. I have felt as disappointed as sellers have felt in me. This seller did an amazing first audio voiceover, but never delivered or contacted me yet about doing my next order. She instead went on vacation. Another seller who does good work, she went on vacation. I have written 3 books now and published them on Amazon, but only one is available on Audible. Be sure to look them up: "My Friend Has Epilepsy", "Everything Dies", and "Green Peas and Yams". Ok so anyways I'm glad to have written this blog for you all today. I will write again soon. Again like I said I feel bad. Three months is way too long. Remember to check out my gigs at: https://www.fiverr.com/cust0mcr3ationz .
 
I want to list off some Fiverrtastic worthy gigs/sellers that I think you should check out too. Don't take my word though:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for reading my blog and sorry I took so long. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day!
 
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Illustrators on Fiverr

Hey Fiverrtastic blog readers,
Sorry it's been forever. I have been super busy with gigs. I am a Fiverr seller and a Freelance writer outside of this blog. Hiring an illustrator on Fiverr can be a fun, but also a daunting task. I have illustrator friends on Fiverr, but they all took vacation. I looked high and low for an affordable illustrator for my new children's book "My Friend Has Epilepsy" now available on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. Check it out today. I only needed a black and white illustration and I could do the rest. I hired Fiverr seller Ella_banana to do some of the illustrations and I was amazed by her work. It was in a manga or chibi type style, but it was very professional. Her ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) is really long, but her work is well worth the wait. She produced some amazing work and I colored it in with Photoshop. :) Here, check out the illustrations she did. I don't think I have the colored versions on this new laptop. If I find them on my old dinosaur laptop I will update the blog.  (I had to get a new laptop in the last few months because the charging adapter messed up on the Asus. Go figure. I have bad luck with laptops). Check out the illustrations below.


She did a really good job creating the illustrations I asked for and if  I had the money to hire her for the entire book I would have. I used clip art for some of it and the end result turned out good. The book is called "My Friend Has Epilepsy" by Joshua Peck and it's on Kindle. It's an easy read and it's very informative. Check it out today. It will soon be on Audible and other ebook sites too. I don't really have any suggestions for Ella_banana but to maybe change up her gigs or add more every now and then and decrease the ETA. Besides that her work and her gigs are amazing. They are a must order. The next blog I will discuss a voiceover gig I ordered. There are plenty of things you can get for $5, but if you pay a little extra and are willing to order multiple gigs you will get amazing service. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.