About two and a half years ago I was running my own business as a freelance web designer. Looking for new ways to grow my business and find new clients, I thought I would try Fiverr.
Originally, the plan was to sell really small, basic web design gigs in hopes of driving Fiverr buyers to my freelancing business and purchase more expensive services after getting a taste of my work.
I sold gigs such as “I will transfer your WordPress website from your old host to your new host” and “I will install a WordPress theme on your website”.
I struggled for a very long time. While I managed to drive some buyers over to my freelancing business, I was only getting a handful of sales every week on Fiverr. I remained as a Level 1 seller on Fiverr for nearly 3 months before finally becoming a Level 2 seller.
Right before I became a Level 2 seller on Fiverr, I began to look at the other best selling gigs on Fiverr. I realized that I was allowed to have up to 20 gigs, thus, why not create 20 gigs and experiment with them all until something works?
Eventually, I did find a few gigs that started selling really well for me which helped me reach Level 2 shortly after my gigs got hot. I began to sell basic graphic design gigs such as ebook covers and 3D ebook mockups among a bunch of other kinds of gigs.
I would look at the gigs Top Rated Sellers were selling on Fiverr and imitate the keywords, pictures and descriptions they used and work from there. Every few weeks, I would continue to tweak my gigs until I started seeing an increase in the number of views or sales my tweaked gig was getting.
Shortly after, once I kind of had this whole Fiverr thing figured out, I became a Top Rated Seller. I didn't become a Top Rated Seller until being a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr for over a year.
I eventually saw my first $4000 month once I became a Top Rated Seller. Before, when I was a Level 2 Seller, my best months had me earning $1000 to $2000 a month. I began seeing over 20 sales a day once I became a Top Rated Seller and eventually, I had to complete my orders in batches when it became too overwhelming for me.
I eventually began to help my girlfriend with her Fiverr profile and she immediately saw a difference in her sales. I realized that I kind of had this Fiverr thing figured out.
From there, I began to write the book Fiverr Success and here I am today.
The lesson here is that it you need 3 things to succeed on Fiverr: a lot of patience, some consistency in your quality of work, and the willingness to experiment and try a lot of different things.
As you can see, it's not like my Fiverr success story happened over night. Everyone struggles in the beginning, including myself. I had to wait 3 months before I even saw any kind of consistent sales on my Fiverr profile. I also did a lot of trial and error and had to switch between selling many different kinds of gigs until I eventually found what worked for me.
What does this mean for you?
Have patience and keep grinding!
You need to understand that new gigs and profiles take a while to start ranking on Fiverr. Due to how competitive it is and how many older similar gigs already exist, it will take some time before yours start to get some sales.
Don't let this discourage you, though. Fiverr is still very much a goldmine and if my success and many others who I've helped is any indication, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to find some success on Fiverr.
If you want to learn the whole story, exactly what gigs I sold and how I sold them, be sure to check out my Fiverr course and ebook. In it, I detail exactly the steps to optimize any gig and profile for success as well as a few secret sauces that really helped me become a Top Rated Seller.