Friday, May 31, 2013

Don't be afraid to pay it forward



Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
If tonight and these last few weeks have taught me anything, it's that we should all pay it forward. Tonight Oklahoma was hit by a second tornado and that rarely happens in history. After they thought it was over it destroyed a different area of Oklahoma tonight. We as Fiverr sellers should keep in mind that this could happen to anyone. So as you're sitting at your house tonight take the time to do something nice for someone else. 
 1) Donate to charity
2) Donate your time
3) Help someone without charging them
4) Be friendly
5) Make someone else feel special

Tomorrow I will come back with another blog promoting a Fiverr seller...but tonight I just want to spread this message. So take the time and make a difference in someone else s life. Believe me...you never know when helping someone else will help you later. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A rare gem of a gig



Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
Today I want to talk to you about buying gigs for your business needs. A good gig to buy is stock illustration, I found this seller earlier today who wanted me to review their services. I usually don't discuss a gig unless I'm head over heels in love with it, the seller orders my blog gig, or if I order off the seller. I actually liked all this sellers gigs so much I had to at least buy one I could use for my own gigs. The sellers name is rozerart and I bought a massive collection of over 31,000 vector shapes for use in photoshop and illustrator. I was beyond ecstatic. The seller delivered in less than an hour and the shapes and silhouettes were arranged by folder. The topic titles are in Bulgarian so use Google Translate to figure out what each folder says. I have most of mine renamed and I have looked through some of the Images and they are quality product. This is a must have for any designer or novice designer. Remember the sellers name is rozerart and they have some really nice gigs.  

Here's a picture of a bird i edited and the image on the front of the blog was part of the images too. Just order today...you'll be glad you did. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

You are your own worst enemy



Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
Ok so it's a little late but I will have a second blog by the end of the day. If you're confused about the title...don't be. On Fiverr we are always selling our services at massively cheap prices to gain a customer base. But when you get too many orders make sure you know how to manage that situation. No one is going to hold your hand and help you assess a situation...so take matters in your own hands. Get creative if you have to by contacting all your orders your running behind on and literally tell them what's going on. Offer them extra services to keep the order. When you're a freelancer silence is never the easier way to deal with a situation. If it's a long term client or someone familiar with Fiverr they'll understand.  

You are your own best friend and own worst enemy. Just like any business it takes a lot of patience and diligence to grow. The average DBA can take 2-3 years before seeing any actual profit and on Fiverr a majority of what you earn, unless you sell handmade goods, literally becomes profit. A few weeks ago I had 25 orders in my queue all due around the same time....and i was still getting orders. It took a good hour of sitting down discussing orders with clients and deciding which ones to cancel. I finally made the right decision and I'm all caught up. Can't be any happier. Tomorrow I will discuss a seller on Fiverr who asked to be promoted through a Fiverr order. I just haven't got around to it. The next day I may talk about a seller too. My 365 day journey has only just begun...let's see how long i can keep it up. Until next time stay Fiverrtastic.

Monday, May 27, 2013

What can the Fiverr Forum do for you


Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
Today I would like to talk about how the Fiverr Forum can help you. There are a lot of ways the forum can help you and if you go there often in your spare time it may be a very beneficial tool. For instance, If you are trying to promote a new gig a good way to get yourself noticed is to offer it free to the first few people who request it through the forum. If they like your work their still likely to order the gig or to order a tip from you. Another way that the forum helps is for connecting with other buyers and sellers who are looking for projects your skilled at. The Fiverr Forum even has a section for advertising your gigs. Who doesn't love free promotion right? Lastly it can help make a contest or something else your promoting gain 10x more exposure than if you promoted it through a paid advertisement through Facebook.
Ok so lets review:
The Fiverr Forum is good for many things but the four best things it could be known for is
1) Promotion
2) Active Discussion
3) Making New Friends
4) Personal place to discuss things about Fiverr

Remember that the Fiverr Forum is just another tool that you can use to become a better seller and It's a great place for buyers to scout out potential sellers. Just have fun and keep things friendly and everything will be fine. Go to the Fiverr Forum today and until next time have a Fiverrtstic day.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Be Humble


 
 Hey Fiverrtastic peeps I'm back again.This is blog 5 of 365 (i believe), this one is straight from the heart. If you sell on Fiverr or have been kicking dust around Fiverr awhile you know of Sam Cornwell. He's the guy who you see when you upload a new gig and he's all throughout the site somehow. He's got a really nice Youtube vlog and he's done features for Fiverr. He promotes the Fiverr brand well.When I first started on Fiverr Sam reached out to me on Facebook and told me I had a lot of potential. He told me that the best way to become an even better seller was to become friends with other sellers. I may be paraphrasing things a little, but without Sam's Facebook group interaction and his involvement with me personally, I would just be another Fiverr seller lost in the crowd. Let me give you a piece of advice that involves 2 words..."BE HUMBLE". I know it sounds like something simple from "Charlotte's Web", but those 2 words have really stuck with me. On Fiverr no matter how big or small the job is ultimately the buyer hired you because of your finesse, charm, your skill, and your likeability. (Hopefully you read this Sam because I think the reason why I've built as much of a client base as I have is because of your nuggets of wisdom.) Don't deter customers away by making a total ass of yourself...believe me I've been in that situation. People hire freelancers on Fiverr not only because it saves money, it's because we represent real people. There are a ton of freelance websites, but many of them are crap...and many others try to mimic Fiverr.



Here's some things you can do to better your experience as a seller and create some lasting memories:
1) Interact with others on the Fiverr Forum
2) Interact with others on Facebook pages and groups pertaining to Fiverr
3) Give your customers the ultimate buyer experience so they come back again
4) Live for today and not any other day. Update your page and gigs often. When you need a break take time off.
5) Don't be afraid to make new friends. Fiverr is full of sellers and many are on Facebook and other social networking sites. I know I have a huge Fiverr family of friends.

Remember that Fiverr is not just a freelancing site, it's a community of skilled individuals. Make sure to help a fellow Fiverr seller out by recommending their services. If you can't do what the buyer wants recommend other sellers gigs that would best fit what they're looking for. A happy buyer is a buyer that ultimately comes back and brings all their friends the next time. Remember to be humble and always remember at the end of the day you can't please everyone, but you're bound to make someones day better. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day. :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Collect as much as your heart desires


 Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
Some of you may be confused by the title and some may still not understand what a Fiverr collection is. Let me explain it from my own understanding as a veteran here on Fiverr. A collection is a nice little tool for many reasons. Say for instance you want to bookmark a gig but don't want to bookmark a ton of Fiverr links...this is where collections comes in. You can build a bunch of different collections based on your interests. I even have a Fiverrtastic collections for some of my favorite gigs I have discussed in the past and I have a lot of followers. Ok collections also have other uses like keeping a gig for a rainy day...kinda like someone who put's something on layaway or on an online wishlist. They aren't totally forgetting about it just setting it aside until later. The more collections you build up the more noticeable you also become when people follow your collections. 
So here's what you all need to do:
1) Get some collections made
2) Get people to follow your collections (but don't spam people)
3) Promote your collections on the Fiverr Forum, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks
4) Collect gigs like yours so you can include your gigs in your collections
5) Just have fun and don't sweat the small stuff
If any Fiverr sellers want to chime in and send me a comment or message me on facebook I would like to hear from you. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.


Friday, May 24, 2013

To be late or not to be late that is the question



     Today is supposed to be what would have been Fridays blog. Some would say it's Saturday. Ir's blog #3 and I want to talk about how you can maintain client relations and still deliver late. Have you ever got overwhelmed with orders and had so much going on you became sick or exhausted because of orders? Don't let it happen. You shouldn't need to up the estimated time either. There are a few ways you can alleviate customer tension.

    The first one is a very popular and easy one but be careful. it's a technique called "The IOU". If you're getting down to the last few days deliver as complete and explain to the customer when you will deliver. Ensure that they get the order before you get the payment.

   The second one requires some finesse and that's "actually delivering late". It requires good communication and over-delivery. When you do this the client will trust you and order from you again. They will realize you are an actual human with an actual life. We lead a life where we don't have 2 week to one month orders and some of us have multiple other obligations. Some of the buyers have 10 other orders so they don't even notice what's going on unless you have constant communication  Some don't even care! Just be careful of the 25% or so of customers who expect orders on time or quicker and only have your project on the back-burner. Many people it will be their first time on Fiver ans if they are unhappy at all it may be their last so leave a lasting impression.
Never be scared that you need to cancel or that a customer will cancel. They will only cancel if you don't communicate their needs and 99% will not give bad feedback. They will only give bad feedback to get attention like a kid having a tantrum. Just have dun and keep selling!
Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

speedy drawing and speedy delivery





Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
Ok so tonight's blog is number 2 in the 365 day series. I want to talk about my good friend Mary and her awesome speed drawing gig. Her username is uniquefivex and she is talented beyond her years. I talked about her gigs a long time ago and I'm going to talk about a gig I ordered. I had been meaning to order from her awhile and finally did. Here is the previous blog I wrote about her last year if you're interested:  http://fiverrtastic.blogspot.com/2012/03/need-something-unique.html. I decided to order a speed drawing gig off her and she did an amazing job. I think you all should see her work and order. Here's that video she did for me.
video
I'm not sure who or what i will discuss tomorrow but it will be definitely worth the read. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

365 blogs in 365 days



Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
For all of you who have been following this blog faithfully have i got a treat for you. I plan to revolutionize blogging. I will write one blog no matter how small or how long each day for 465 days. Sometimes I have taken days or weeks to create a blog. Not anymore! That's where all of you come in though. If you have content you want me to discuss or gigs you want me to promote please feel free to get a hold of me. I'm always available! Tomorrow I will be talking about one of my top 10 (If I had a top 10) Fiverr sellers. I ordered a speed drawing gig off her and she did an awesome job. So until next time have a Fiverrtastic day peeps.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Creating a website worth it's weight in gold



Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
are you looking for a website designer. Do you have all the content but don't have anyone to create the site. I think I have the seller for you. The Fiverr sellers name is soco79 and they are a level 2 seller with a 99% rating. They will create a professional grade website with great security/one extra feature for $5. Ya you read it right $5. In the description they explain it's 4 pages with no special bells and whistles. You have to provide the content and the seller creates it. There are not too many web design gigs on Fiverr so when a seller offers to create a site on Fiverr it's worth it. The seller asked me to mention this "My goal is to help wordpress users get the most out of the site and solution to maximize the readership, user experience and profits"


This seller has probably the most genius gig. I think anyone who needs a website or needs their website freshened up should order the gig. soco79 I would like to give you some gig advice. First, my biggest piece of advice is to make some different gigs. Keep your gigs fresh...you have a lot of technical gigs. Next, your tip gig should be higher days. Maybe 7 days is good because if someone orders something and it's not a tip your not rushed by the 1 day time. Also you should change the title to say it is a tip gig. One other suggestion is maybe a web design gig with basic services like designing one fully customized page...then you can charge a $10, $20, and $40 gig extra. 

If you need to order a web design or wordpress related gig  soco79 is the seller to check out. Fiverrtastic is starting a new feature where we do 365 blogs in 365 days. Help us reach that goal starting with the next blog. :) Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A writer to sink your teeth into



Hey everyone,
Have you been looking for a Fiverr writer to help you write your next novel or online fan fiction. Sorry right now I'm kind of burned out ad going to attempt to take a vacation again next month. With Fiverr I can do that. Ok so who can you order from...well i'm going to make a collection of different writers but this guy is new on the scene and I need to write about him. I need to give him advice too before he burns himself out in a year or less...I can't believe I have made it 2 yrs. Ok so who is this Fiverr prodigy...strike that. I have not ordered from him but her has some decent feedback The Fiverr sellers username is rdwylder and he has some really cool gigs. The gig I want to talk about is his horror writing gig. I want to tell everyone I absolutely do not like writing something strictly horror. But for $5 this guy will write up to 10 pages of horror. If I had an idea and I really needed something written I would order this. Do you see where I'm going with this. You get even 3 or 4 gigs in 1 day and then 1 or 2 another day...before you know it you better have someone helping or bringing down that page count or you could be writing 100 pages or more. 



I think this guy has some really good gigs if he could just get the word out. His writing specialty is that of the paranormal and the horror genre. When I first seen rdwylder gigs I thought he was clinically insane...no I think he's a genius if he just fixes the gig as the orders fly in. rdwylder read this close because I am going to give you the advice needed to hopefully become a level 1 or level 2 seller. I'm going to be honest and tell you they hand out top rated status to gigs who sell a lot and are "original"...go figure. So here's some tips and tricks to get level 1 or level 2.



Tip 1: Be active everyday and respond to projects on the buyer requests bar.
Tip 2: Have Fun and welcome new customers with open arms
Tip 3: Be Humble. (thank Sam Cornwell for that one) I learned a long time ago that the buyer is your employer. Fiverr just outsources jobs based on skills. You could always quit Fiverr and come back with a new account. You could work somewhere else. You could even start up your own site or sell through Craigslist...but a freelancer is his own employee never his own boss.
Tip 4: Never be afraid to admit you're burned out
Tip 5: Don't "Force Cancel" early in your career. I suggest you never do it but too many will screw up your rating forever. If you need to cancel agree with the customer to do a Mutual cancellation or get Fiverr support to give you an Admin cancel.

Here's a little more advice for you that may help:
If you have other skills besides writing and proofreading add other gigs. Fiverr likes a variety of gigs to choose from. I looks good to the editors when they want to feature you. Oh and by the way get your friends to feature you on their blogs and on Facebook,promote yourself on Pinterest, and even make business pards or postcards to get the word out...it helps me out.a site called realisticdropcard. Whatever you do here on Fiverr just have Fun with it. Tomorrow I will talk about a groundbreaking thing I will be doing for this blog that will keep me quite busy. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Ripping in reverse


 Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
 I came across this amazing Fiverr seller who will rip up a message, picture, or your logo for $5. This is a high quality video with a nice soundtrack showing your image being put back together as if it were already ripped. It looks so cool. The sellers username is chrisleevella and she does quality services. I really like her testimonial gig as well and she could be an amazing spokesperson for anyone's business. Fiverr should be proud to have a Top Rated Seller like chrisleevella because she goes above and beyond to ensure you're happy. Check out the video she did for me below.
 I came across this amazing Fiverr seller who will rip up a message, picture, or your logo for $5. This is a high quality video with a nice soundtrack showing your image being put back together as if it were already ripped. It looks so cool. 


If you want a really professional video like this or a professional testimonial from a pretty woman order from chrisleevella today. Tell her Fiverrtastic blog sent you. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.
 


Sunday, May 5, 2013

You put the monkey in the coconut




Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
I just received an awesome handmade gig a few days ago. I talked about it on the Fiverrtastic Facebook page and this seller is so cool. The sellers name is thuyta and she will make an awesome handmade coconut monkey. These things are selling like hotcakes so you need to order as soon as possible. They're $5 plus $8 in shipping. They are well worth that much and more. She is also a really nice illustration artist. Who knows I may order another gig someday soon. You need to remember this sellers name so I'll say it again it's thuyta. She has some amazing gigs that will strike anyone's fancy. Here take a looke at my cool monkey she sent me. 


You have to check her gigs out. They're unique and in high demand. Remember her name is thuyta and she's a level 2 seller on Fiverr.  Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pictures say a lot about a person


Hey Fiverrtastic readers,

I was going to discuss a few facebook like gigs but I would rather keep them anonymous. Today I'm gonna talk about 2 amazing artists I ordered off. The first one has been doing illustration awhile now here on Fiverr. She is the newest sensation on Fiverr and her username is Hironan. Shes been on Fiverr less than a year and is already a Top Rated Seller. She recently created a banner for my new website. I changed web hosts and had to start from scratch. I decided to have her make a banner based on my ideas. I basically wanted a pair of scissors and a pencil to fight. Since i'm a creative writer and a graphic designer i thought it was a funny idea. She made this awesome creation for custom-creationz.com 



The next artist helped me create a tattoo design of a 2 faced joker. His name is aoianeru and he's new to Fiverr! The creation he made was so amazing I have to give him praise. If you want something slightly complicated drawn this guy is right for the job. Here is the picture he made me.

Each of these artist have there own style and believe me their gigs are worth ordering. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day and stay safe.