Published on April 2nd, 2013 | by Will0
Sell Your Skills on Fiverr
When we first discovered Fiverr here at StartToRun.com it rocked our world. Little did we know that you could get someone, somewhere in the world, to do just about anything (short of prostitution) for a measly $5 a pop. What’s more though is that Fiverr is also a cool way of earning bucks while you do your thing travelling all over the world.
Not sure how it works or what you can offer? Let’s take a look.
Sell Your Skills on Fiverr: Getting Started
When it comes to selling your skills you’ll want to think about a service (or “gig”) that you can offer. The more unique, the better. That said, there’s hundreds of gigs out there being operated by sub-par writers and workers in Asia that you can easily edge out of the market. Pick something like article writing or blog commenting and you can easily squeeze a decent daily budget out of a few hours work. It’s all about marketing yourself strategically.
Sell Your Skills on Fiverr: Promoting Your Gig
To start making serious cash from Fiverr you’re going to need to promote yourself well. That means asking customers of completed gigs to leave reviews so you jump up the listings for the type of gig you offer. It also means promoting yourself away from Fiverr, possibly via other social media streams like Facebook, Twitter or your own personal website.
When it comes down to the gig sell your advantages (native English speaker, graduate, X years of experience).
Sell Your Skills on Fiverr: Timing Your Gig
Obviously $5 isn’t a great deal of money when it comes to offering something that might take half an hour or more. You need then to think carefully about quick tasks you can get done to a high level. The more in-demand the skill is, the more work and cash you’ll be able to generate. That’s why SEO, writing and social media-type gigs do so well.
Take a look at Fiverr and think about what you can bring to the table. Remember too that diversifying your income streams when travelling abroad is more important than relying on any one model!
What do you think of Fiverr? A decent way to generate cash? Share your thoughts below!