Saturday, December 28, 2013

Illustrated to life

Hey Fiverrtastic peeps,
      Today I want to talk about a really cool gig I came across through another Fiverr seller people may know as giggle blossom the virtual party clown. Ok so Giggle Blossom got a really cool illustration from an artistic Fiverr seller by the name of alifia. For all who are not familiar with her work're about to be. This seller is like a new version of Tofupanda who doesn't have any active gigs on Fiverr right now. She also reminds me of Fiverr seller hironan, So why am I talking about a new seller like this? I see a lot of potential in alifia and I think she will do really well on Fiverr if she applies herself. I remember there was a time I didn't take Fiverr as serious as I should of...and I regret it.

       So here's what I did to help out alifia. I offered her the chance to be featured in Fiverrtastic if she decided to offer me a free gig. It's a fair trade off. I charge $5 just to be featured in my blog. Ok so I'm going to offer some criticism to help you and I am going to give you feedback to make your sales on Fiverr a breeze. Ok, the first thing you should do is post more than one gig. put up another illustration gig or maybe a few. Also put up a tip gig. This will come in handy when people want to tip you for a job well done and don't want to reorder the same gig. It also comes in handy when you suspend gigs because you want to take a break. Make sure you put a time limit of 4-7 days for the tip gig. Even though it doesn't take that long to complete a gig with no deliverable just give it extended time. 

  alifia get that negative rating fixed. That person gave you positive rating with a thumbs down. Contact Fiverr support and ask them to fix it. You could try and contact the buyer and ask them to reverse it.You want a really good rating starting off. A good rating looks better when you want to become a Top Rated Seller. TRS are hand chosen by Fiverr Support. Remember to just have fun and don't rush your work here on Fiverr. You will be a level 1 and level 2 here on Fiverr soon enough. I really think that you are going to be an amazing seller and will be a hit for the new year.

Check out this illustration alifia did for me. I think she did an amazing job. Order your gig from her today and get in line for a piece of greatness. Until next time peeps have a Fiverrtastic day and Happy Holidays.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

When the going get's tough...keep going

Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
I haven't written a blog in awhile and I'm very sorry. I have more blogs on the way, but currently I have just been busy with so many projects. I have been busy with so many things that I haven't been able to get much done at all it seems. In the past few months I have completed over 50 orders...closer to 75-80 orders and had to cancel quite a few as well. I have even had to cancel an $80 and $100 order. The $100 order I can get back anytime. The guy just wants me to be solely devoted to his order and focused on his order. He has 3 or 4 $100 orders and many other project ideas. I am still trying to get a handle on this and I am a really bad procrastinator. I think what I need more than anything is to create a schedule. For the last few months I have been sick a lot, feeling overwhelmed, and encountering a lot of stress. I actually am seeing a psychologist now. Here's some advice to stay with the Fiverr game. I think that anyone here on Fiverr needs to be able to do 4 things. 

1) Establish a relationship with your customers. Keeping long term customers is your bread and butter on Fiverr. Don't get too comfortable with one gig though. Always be willing to suspend, delete, or change your gig. Also be willing to put up multiple gigs. More gigs means more money.

2) Get a good rating and keep that rating strong. A gig with a level 1, level 2, or top rated seller badge and a seller rating higher than 90% is something to shoot for. 

3) Never be afraid to take risks and never give up. I was always taught to always take risks or you will never fail in life . When you fail, there's always room to fail again and there's always room for improvement. Remember to always have an exit strategy though and that Fiverr is just a new career path, not the only career path. You will meet a lot of nice people on Fiverr, some sellers on Fiverr will become your friends and some will just be downright weird. Just have fun.

4) Know when to suspend your gigs or take a small vacation. Make sure you have more than one gig for people to order, a tip gig could come in handy, and suspend all gigs but one if you need to take a break. Do not let yourself get overwhelmed. Getting overwhelmed, handing gigs in late, and getting bad ratings can be detrimental. Just keep things slow and steady like a turtle in a rabbit race.
My next blog will be a really good one. I will be discussing a really cool illustration seller here on Fiverr. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.