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Fiverr is one of the leading platforms when it comes to freelancing. Even with an easy entry point, some people can find it difficult to get started.
This is why in today’s post, we’ll describe how you can start your own gig in 10 minutes. Moreover, we’ll also cover some important tips and FAQs.
By the end of this post, we’ll go over the following topics:
- 10-minute quick guide to start a gig on Fiverr
- Important tips
Let’s get right into it.
10-Minute Detailed Guide to Start Gig on Fiverr
Fiverr is a highly versatile platform for freelancers to provide services respective to their unique skill sets. However, the process to start is still confusing to some extent.
Let’s check out step-by-step what you need to do to start an account on Fiverr.
Create an Account
The first step is to create an account on Fiverr. Simply go to the main Fiverr website and click on the Join button in the top right corner.
Once you click on it, a new window will open. Here you can add the related information in their respective empty spaces.
You can either use your Facebook, Google, or Apple account. If you don’t have any of these services, it also lets you create an account through your email.
After that, it will prompt a new screen with username and password credentials. You can choose the username of your liking.
Once you add a valid username and password, your account will be created and you’ll be redirected to the Fiverr home page.
Verify Your Account
In a couple of moments, you’ll receive a verification email at the associated email address. Simply open it and click on it.
They will verify that you are a real person and not a programmed bot. Moreover, this step helps Fiverr to determine if your email address is active or not.
Go to Your Profile
Once you verify your email, head over to the main page and click on the profile icon on the top right corner.
This will take you to your profile page where you can customize everything related to your profile.
Fill Out Your Profile
Before you create a gig, it is important that you change the outlook of your profile. You can do this by adding a display picture, educational and professional information.
The first thing you need to do is add a profile picture. You simply click on the icon on the left-hand side and upload an image.
Next up, you’ll have to add all the relative information to your account. This includes your educational background, work experience, and your social media accounts.
You can also add various skills in the Skills section. Moreover, it also provides the option to add other languages that you might speak.
Important Tip: Fill out every single section with detail. It will give a professional outlook to your profile and attract more buyers.
Create a Gig
The next step is to create a gig on your profile. You can access this option on the same page as profile customization.
Simply click on the Create a New Gig button and it will prompt a new screen with various options.
Once you click on the create button, it will take you to the following window.
Here you can add your gig title, gig category, and possible search tags for your gig. Make sure that you clearly state what your gig is about.
When you add a category related to your gig, it will open a new menu under it. It is labeled as Gig metadata.
This section allows you to add all the related information in detail. For example, for content writing, it’ll ask the topics, language, tone, and article types.
The next step is optional. You can use it to create personalized packages for your clients and pre-determine a price for them.
Each package has a different pricing system based on multiple factors as shown in the above image.
You can also choose to provide extra services related to your main skill set.
This section is mainly designed for clients that demand extra services on top of the pre-determined packages.
The next step is to add a detailed description of your gig and what it brings to the table. Make sure that you fill it out carefully, as it is considered the sales pitch of your gig.
You can describe how your gig is developed and progresses towards the end goal. Moreover, you can also state various tools you use to aid the process.
At the bottom of this page, you’ll find an FAQ section. You can add various questions to answer basic queries about your gig.
State Your Requirements
In the next step, you’ll have to add some pre-requisite demands you wish to be fulfilled from the client’s end.
This can help you create a seamless interaction on both ends.
Moreover, it will help the client understand what sort of workflow you are looking for.
For the second last step, you’ll have to add images related to your gig. Fiverr has a detailed set of guidelines about what sort of images you can or can not use.
It is recommended that you read them carefully to avoid any technical issues.
Once you read these guidelines carefully, close the window and upload your images. You can add multiple pictures, videos, and documents related to your gig.
Publish Your Gig
Lastly, you’ll have to complete a series of questions asked by Fiverr to publish your gig.
As shown in the above image, you’ll have to demonstrate language skills and your current residential location.
This is mainly due to the tax laws. Since Fiverr mainly operates in the US, it has to obey US laws for online payments.
Once you complete all the respective slots, you can finally publish your gig and start earning money.
Important Tips to Keep in Mind
Now, let’s check some important things you need to keep in mind at all times.
Choose clarity. It is important to define what your gig is about and what sort of service your client is buying. This will ultimately affect your presence on the platform.
Don’t make any promises. Never try to over-deliver a service. It is better to go for quality over quantity.
Start small. Don’t wait for big opportunities. Start with low-paying clients and gradually build your portfolio.
Be aware of deadlines. Most of the clients will be happy with your service if you deliver on the pre-determined time.
Wrapping Things Up…
This brings us to the finish line of our 10-Minute Guide to Start a Gig on Fiverr. We hope this information proves to be beneficial for you.
Fiverr is a highly useful platform for freelancers to earn money. You can develop multiple gigs and support yourself financially from the comfort of your home.
Tell us about your experience in the comments below.