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The recent pandemic has taught me that it is vital to have multiple income streams especially in a time full of uncertainty just like this. If you’ve been following me on my social media platforms, you’d know by now that one of my side hustles is providing my voice over service on Fiverr. If you haven’t heard of Fiverr, it is a marketplace where you advertise services and buyers from all over the world can engage in what you have to offer.
I didn’t have much expectation starting out because it was a free platform and there was no start up cost for the gig that I offered. During the pandemic, I made my first $2000, equivalent to approximately RM8000, which is pretty good considering that I only do this part time and at my convenience. I’ve recommended a couple of friends to this platform, to which they have found an additional source to make money.
If you are looking for an additional way to make money part time, here are some tips on how you can get started.
The first thing to get started on Fiverr is to decide on what type of service you would like to offer. You will have to list down all the skills you possess and that can be skills like video editing, photoshop, creating a workout program, singing & many more. Next, narrow down the list to possibly about one to two of the skills you have and start offering your service by creating a gig on Fiverr.
The next tip that I can share with you is to emulate top rated sellers in your segment. When I first got started, what I did was to look for best-selling gigs on voice over and used it as a benchmark and guideline for me. I took note on the keywords used in the best-selling gig and incepted it into mine while adding my own twist to make it more personalised.
The best-selling gig will also give you an idea on the type of portfolio you should include in your gig. Having a strong portfolio is important to give potential buyers a view of your previous works and an insight look into what you are capable of producing. Hence, be sure to put your best work forward as part of your Fiverr portfolio.
Once you have an idea of what gig you would like to create, it is time to price your service right. As a new seller, it is best to price your gig lower than the average market price. For example, if a top rated seller in your field is charging at $20, try going lower. When I first started my voice over gig, I was charging less than half of what the average gig price was. I started increasing my price gradually, once I have established a good amount of sales & positive reviews.
The last tip that I have for you guys is to always deliver your best work in a timely matter. Once you have received an order, it is important to understand the expectations of your client. Ask as many questions as you need to complete the order. Remember that a happy & satisfied customer will leave a positive review on your profile and the chance of them repurchasing & recommending your service is high. Always give your best in every order and more orders will come your way.
With that being said, if you are still unsure of what gig you want to offer, here are a couple of ideas that I have for you.
GIG IDEAS THAT REQUIRE
ALMOST ZERO SKILL
GIG IDEA #1
Remove background from pictures.
GIG IDEA #2
Be a video spokesperson.
GIG IDEA #3
Convert video to mp3 or mp4 format.
GIG IDEA #4
GIG IDEA #5
Hope you enjoyed my post and if you’re looking at making extra income, Fiverr is definitely a platform you need to explore. Also, remember that the key here is being patient and putting your best work out there. Create your Fiverr account today & don’t forget to use my invite link.