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Anyone on Fiverr?

I HAVE JUST joined the market site Fiverr. For those who haven't heard of it or maybe don't know what it is or what it does FIVERR is an online marketplace offering a range of services, beginning at a cost of $5 a time (hence its name).

The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer an amazing range of online services. You name it and you can probably find someone on Fiverr who is offering to do it - everything from article writing for your blog to being your virtual personal assistant.

Now I don't want to be accused of using Persona Paper to promote my Fiverr Gig (that's what the services are called) so I'm not going to say what it is I am offering to do for $5 nor will I say what my name on that site is (it isn't Kasman ).

My gig has been live for only three days and so far there have been a good number of views to it (there is a dashboard which shows such information) but no orders. I realise that it may take some time to become known but I think I have found a good niche for myself. As far as I have been able to ascertain no-one else is offering gigs similar to mine!

I do realise that a specialist niche is both a good and a bad thing in that the market will be limited but since I am the only one offering this particular service with a little luck it will be a success. I am currently working on a video presentation to add to my profile there - apparently this helps with attracting orders.

What I am seeking from anyone here who is familiar with Fiverr is a little advice: What are the best places/ways to promote my gig and does anyone have any tips for me?

INTERESTING FACT: Did you know that the Harry Potter series were the most banned books of the century in the USA?

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MegL wrote on June 18, 2015, 8:27 AM

Only on fiverr for buying - usually cartoon style drawings. The only advice I can give is to make sure you have information telling visitors how to order. Fiverr is one of the most confusing sites I have ever visited. It took me ages to find out how to order a gig from someone. I couldn't order from my first choice but while surfing round the site, I found another provider whose page had arrows on it or descriptions telling you where to click to order from him. He got the job.

Kasman wrote on June 18, 2015, 8:34 AM

Ordering seems to be clear enough now. There are two big green 'Order Now' buttons on my page.

CoralLevang wrote on June 18, 2015, 9:28 AM

I have heard of the word, but never took the time to investigate what it is and how it works.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 18, 2015, 9:31 AM

I really don't know anything about Fiverr so can't give you any helpful advice. I do wish you luck with it.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 18, 2015, 10:35 AM

I have heard of them but never tried it in any way. Good luck

LeaPea2417 wrote on June 18, 2015, 11:49 AM

I have heard of it but I am not a member of it. I am not sure if I will join it, though. I prefer just focusing on this site and one other I belong to.

nitsbubb wrote on June 18, 2015, 12:02 PM

Yes I am the member of fiverr but not very active! I prefer some other online sites to work!

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 18, 2015, 12:42 PM

Well I don't know what you're offering but I'm sure you will deliver a quality service or product. I have used Fiverr and I am a satisfied customer. FYI. Search this site for some more ideas on how to get the most out of Fiverr: Hope you are successful!

AudreyHowitt wrote on June 18, 2015, 12:43 PM

I like the site. I like the idea of it--seems like it can serve as a door to higher paying gigs. I use twitter for most of my poetry and that works well for me, but really, all social media works once you have developed an audience--Good luck!!

Kasman wrote on June 18, 2015, 1:17 PM

Thanks - I will certainly check that out.

KristinRavelle wrote on June 18, 2015, 2:02 PM

I've seen and joined originally to look for book cover art. Good luck there. I think you should promote yourself on PP !

valmnz wrote on June 18, 2015, 3:16 PM

That sounds like an interesting site. I'll go and have a look at it, though I'm not sure I have anything to offer.

AliCanary wrote on June 18, 2015, 6:19 PM

I think you could tell us your name on there, if you like. The only thing that isn't allowed is a referral link, so I would think you could even link to your profile page or whatever it is that they have there. I checked out Fiverr some time ago and even wrote an article about it, which I will probably be reprinting here, now that it's gone from its original home.

Kasman wrote on June 18, 2015, 6:25 PM

I don't want to risk getting up someone's nose by 'advertising on PP'. So far the only place I have advertised my gig is on Google+. I would be interested in reading your article about Fiverr.

AliCanary wrote on June 18, 2015, 7:29 PM

I didn't actually use the site, but I was looking around at people's ads for their services, specifically for proofreading, which I was thinking about doing. One of the ads for proofreading was so horribly written, I wondered if it were a joke. Imagine hiring someone who offered to check your "grammer", lol!

Soonerdad3 wrote on June 18, 2015, 10:30 PM

Fiverr is an awesome site, I have been a seller for more than four years. Social media is a great way to promote your gig(s) online. You can also use the promotional code and post it on any website and or blog.

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Kasman wrote on June 19, 2015, 2:09 AM

Soonerdad3 Thanks - looks like I'll have to resurrect my FB page! I will investigate the promo code.

FreyaYuki wrote on June 19, 2015, 3:53 AM

Am on Fiverr too though I stopped being so active after I had problems with my internet connection. I've been busy lately too but maybe I'll try to be more active there again. It can be hard to get orders since there are so many established sellers there already.

LadyDuck wrote on June 19, 2015, 4:35 AM

I have heard of this site, but I never took the time to have a look. I will check.

MarshaMusselman wrote on June 19, 2015, 5:35 AM

I checked out the site some years ago, but felt I didn't have the extra time to give to one more site. I already don't have much extra time to spend here as it is. I wish you luck there. It sounds a lot like elance and some other places where you can post the type of work you do best and get clients that way.

ScarletRose wrote on June 19, 2015, 6:45 PM

I joined but also find it very confusing, even adding images is a chore . I sold one gig but I haven't been active for awhile now. I plan to revisit sometime.

WordChazer wrote on June 19, 2015, 7:33 PM

Tweeting or FBing helps. There is a pop up box that appears every now and again which says something like 'Love it? Promote it' with a link to most of the main social media sites. There is also the Promote your Gigs feature. Once you're up and running with buyers, turn on live portfolio, which will allow potential buyers to see what you do. It can be a nice little earner, I hear. Many people on there work at it all day every day and make decent sums. I think that level of productivity would get to me after a while.

paigea wrote on June 20, 2015, 12:35 PM

I think I signed up for that once. I didn't think of a gig I could post though.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on June 20, 2015, 4:24 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Hey! Fiverr sounds like a site I could make a lot of money on. For five dollars, I will come to your house and decorate your furniture with long black cat hair.

scheng1 wrote on June 21, 2015, 2:20 AM

I get invite to join Fiverr a while ago. It comes from those who post tasks and they want articles written in a certain niche.

CalmGemini wrote on June 21, 2015, 4:27 AM

I have heard of this site .But I am not a member there.May be I will check it out one of these days.

Dragonfairy1 wrote on June 21, 2015, 6:56 AM

I've never heard of it, but good luck, i'm sure you will be successful x

Shellyann36 wrote on July 6, 2015, 5:37 AM

Good for you for carving out yourself a niche on Fiverr! I am afraid that I do not have any experience with this site. I do wish you lots of luck though.

MegL wrote on July 8, 2015, 5:33 PM

&OldRoadsOnceTravelled This is Clarice the cat. There is already tabby hair on our furniture. I don't know how they would look together, perhaps a nice tweedy mixture?

MegL wrote on July 8, 2015, 5:36 PM

Are you in the photography niche? I am in the market for a couple of cartoons at the minute, for which I would be providing the text and needing someone to create a cartoon that matched the text in some way. I am sort of looking for the Rich Tennant type cartoon quips, if you have ever read any of the "Dummies" books?

Kasman wrote on July 8, 2015, 5:45 PM

I know those cartoons - they're precisely my kind of humour but I'm sorry, I can't help you. My gig involves Scottish history, food and culture.

MegL wrote on July 9, 2015, 2:28 AM

Any time I get a "dummies" book, I search it first for the cartoons! emoticon :grin:

cheri wrote on August 14, 2015, 1:40 AM

I have heard about it many times but never bother to check it out