You want to learn how to create your first gig on Fiverr? This guide will show you how to do just that in an easy to follow step-by-step guide.
Fiverr is the biggest and most popular freelance marketplace. After signing up with Fiverr, you have the option to either become a seller or a buyer.
Thousands of buyers visit Fiverr everyday to hire freelance workers. And according to Fiverr, a gig is bought every 3 seconds. So, If you’ve never made a cent online, Fiverr is always the easiest place to start.
Unlike a few other freelance marketplaces, on Fiverr, you don’t have to pay for any membership account before you start selling. Fiverr is totally free to use.
But before you start selling, there’s a need to create a seller profile. Popularly called a ‘Fiverr gig’.
What is a gig in Fiverr?
A Fiverr gig is term commonly used to describe the service you sell on Fiverr. It provides you with the opportunity to showcase your unique talent and inform buyers that you are well and truly capable of completing the service you render.
Since you are mostly dealing with buyers whom you’ve never met before, the only way they can discover your quality is through your gig.
That’s why there’s a need need to put a lot of details into gig creation.
How to Create a gig on Fiverr
Although fiverr has an iOS app, gig creation can only be completed using a computer. Fiverr moblie app doesn’t have a built in feature for gig creation. So you need to login to your Fiverr account using a computer.
Step #1: In your Fiverr homepage, click on Selling and then on Gigs.
This section of your Fiverr account displays a list of all your gigs.
Step #2: Click on create new gig
If you’ve not created one, you’ll be prompted to do so. Click on ‘create a new gig’, found at the top-right corner.
Step #3: Create a Gig title, select category and meta tags
Gig title: Your gig title is a short description of the service you want to render on Fiverr. It must be equal to or less than 80 characters. If you are confused about what title to give your gig, you can get ideas from other sellers. However, you must make sure your gig title is unique. And avoid overcrowded marketplaces in Fiverr.
Categories: Fiverr has a wide range of categories to choose from: Graphics&design, Digital Marketing, Writing & Translation, Video & Animation, Music & Audio, Programming & Tech, Business And, Fun & Lifestyle.
Make sure you select the appropriate category, because it cannot be modified after gig creation.
After choosing your category, you have the option to choose a sub-category that’s most specific to your service.
Search tag: Fiver allows you to choose up to 5 search tags. If you want your gig to get more visibility in Fiverr search results, then your search tag must contain keywords you believe buyers search for when they visit Fiverr.
Confused about gig ideas? Fiverr sellers currently list over 3 million gigs. You can get ideas by browsing through gigs of other sellers in your category.
step #4: Set your gig pricing
Your gig pricing has a base price of $5 and can be set to as high as $995. Also, you can unlock other packages for the same gig. If you wish to, click on ‘Try Now’.
With the Standard and Premium package unlocked, you can set a different prices for all the same gigs, depending on the extra services you want to render.
For instance, if your basic plan is set at 5 dollars, and delivery date is set at 3 days, you could decide to set your standard price to $10, for a two days deliver.
Your gig revisions is the number of times you intend to revise the finished work, should in case a buyer complains and requests for a review.
Depending on your Category and Sub-category, other options may be provided in your gig pricing.
Step #4: Write a gig description and FAQ
After your gig title, your gig description is the next most important thing about your gig.
Many new sellers on Fiverr create their gig description hastily. That shouldn’t be the case with you; Be calm and put a lot of details into your gig description; and avoid grammatical and spelling errors.
Browse through gigs of expert or top sellers in your category, learn from their gig description. However, you must ensure never to copy their gig descriptions word-for-word. If you do that, Fiverr may demote your gig ranking and deprive your gig of search visibility.
Since Fiverr limits your gig description to only 1200 characters, you can also add a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to address issues or questions buyers are likely to have.
Step #5: Enter Requirements
Before you get started with any work, you need to properly understand what that work is all about.
Your requirement can ether be: Free Text, Multiple Answer, or Attached File. Ensure you tell your buyers to communicate, in details, everything you need to get started. So as to avoid future disputes.
Step #6: Add photos or a video to your gig
Fiverr provides you with the option to add up to 3 categories of gig galleries. You can either add an image, video or PDF file, if it applies to your services.
Make sure you use a high quality media file that describes your gig.
If possible, I recommend you use a high quality video of yourself. Buyers are more likely to buy from you if you have a gig video.
step #7: Publish your gig
This is the final step to get your gig live on Fiverr. As soon as you click the publish gig button, your gig becomes live and visible to buyers who visit Fiverr in search of freelance workers in your category.
That’s everything about creating a gig on Fiverr.
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