In this lecture, I am going to show you a step-by-step process of how to create a gig on Fiverr. Fiverr is an online global marketplace where thousands of people sell their skills and get a very good price. Gig means on fiverr what services you are going to offer on this online marketplace.
If you have talent. You should join this website without any cost and start earning within days. Sell your services online on Fiverr. There are so many success stories of the people who build big companies by just starting work on Fiverr individually. You can also build your own business just like them.
In the previous lecture I gave an idea of how a person can do a part time job from home and can earn upto $200+ by just doing copy paste work.
Creating a gig on Fiverr is really an easy process. But due to high competition most new freelancers get confuse about how to set up perfect:
- Gig description
- Gig Picture
- Gig Packages
Nevertheless, you don’t need to panic. Read this blog post. This is a complete tutorial on how you can create the best gig on Fiverr. Just follow my tips and fiverr gig ideas. This will save your time on research and I believe you will start gathering orders.
Steps to Make a Perfect Gig on Fiverr
1. Make a perfect Gig Title In Fiverr
The title plays an important role in describing your profile gigs. If buyers come on Fiver and are looking for some sellers. The fiverr shows them gigs of the available freelancers for a particular service. The title will explain what core services you are providing. See the following picture of fiverr gig examples
In the above picture, the buyer is looking for a seller who can do a copy paste job. The fiverr showed them some sellers related to this job. You can observe these sellers have used multiple keywords in their gigs titles.
Tips for perfect gig title
You can use these tips either you are making a fiverr seller account for logo design or for writing and translation or for every other skill.
- Do some research on the gig titles of fiverr profiles of other top sellers against the service you want to offer. I mean you have to note down how they are writing titles.
- Use more than one services or keywords in your title. This will also help fiverr algorithm to find out what fiverr services you have offered on the site. Either algorithm search in description you must stop it at the title.
- Fiverr allows max 80 characters in title, but you should not go beyond 60 and remaining info can be written in thumbnail.
- Finally optimize your title. Fiverr provides the option for SEO right on the page just below GIG TITLE. (See on the picture below)
Bonus Tip: If you want to use more keywords, I recommend you to make more gigs with a little change in title. I showed this how top freelancers are making more than one gigs for the same services. Watch the video.
See the following picture. I used 3 major services in a title which a data entry freelancer can provide or usually provides.
2. Select Fiverr Gig Tags
After writing a perfect title, the next step is to add tags in your gig. These tags play a vital role when search engine searches for a particular keyword/service. These tags are useful. They let the algorithm know about your skills.
You cannot add everything in your title because Fiverr allows you only 80 characters. But in the tag section you can add up to 5 tags. You have to choose the tags carefully. You must add the tags with respect to the skills you have written in your gig description.
Why are these tags Important?
Fiverr search tags are of great importance because when buyers come on Fiverr and search for particular services. Fiverr gig tags help the search engine to find the perfect sellers from all available data base on the server. See the following image, then I further explain my point to you.
In the above figure, I used 5 gig tags for the category of data entry i.e data entry, copy paste, MS Office, internet researcher and Google spreadsheet. It means any buyer searches for these services fiverr algorithm will consider me with other sellers who are offering the same services. So choose your tags wisely.
3. Set Fiverr Packages
After completing the tags section, in the next step fiverr will ask you to offer packages. This action actually explains how much money you are charging for a particular service or services.
Tips for good packages
- First of all see the packages of other freelancers. The most important things to observe here are rates, services and numbers of hours they are working for a particular package.
- Do a comparison of at least five top freelancers and if you are a beginner you should set your basic plan at the minimum rate.
- Try some variations to make up package plans more attractive to the buyers.
See the following figure I have just filled up the form for you. So you will have a better understanding of filling package forms.
Please note, here I have been just giving an idea to you but you have to create packages by doing your own research and set price suits to you. But I will recommend you as a beginner you should set a minimum rate. But after getting some orders and good reviews, you can change your rates and delivery time etc.
4. Gig Description
Gig description basically works as a CV on fiverr. In the gig description you have to tell buyers about all the skills you are offering on Fiverr market. Ideal description format should be :
- First of all write three to five sentences which must be the abstract of your gig.
- Then write your services in the form of list
- In the end write some sentences for customer satisfaction and some words which distinguish you from other sellers.
- Throughout the description use professional words.
- Do a little bit of research on Google and pick some good words and add those to your description.
See the following figure that what kind of words i used at the start of description.
You can download the full template by clicking here. You can edit and use it in your gig.
5. Gig Requirement
In the next step add any requirement, This is not fixed it depends upon your services. However requirements change with respect to time and experience. So you can add or change them whenever you like.
6. Gig Thumbnail image or Video
Gig’s image must be very attractive. This will create a very good impact on buyers. It’s ideal if you write your main services on the picture. You can observe in the first picture of this article that the top sellers have written their skills on the thumbnail image.
This is very hassle-free especially for the buyers. Buyers mostly don’t go to read the descriptions. They just read the thumbnail, check the packages and order. You need to stop them on the thumbnail. Your thumbnail must be the abstract of your gig description.
But if you can create a small video of gig introduction that would be amazing. According to Fiverr, the sellers who make videos of their gigs descriptions get more sales as compared to the sellers who uploaded just an image to explain the gig description.
The size of your thumb nail must be 550 x 370 pixels So the picture fits well.
Finally review your all the gig before publishing it. You must do marketing of your gigs. Join different forums of freelancers on the internet and Facebook to stay updated.
Some Common Questions and Answers
Can I edit my Fiverr gig?
Yes! you can edit your gig at any time. Even you can delete it and create it again. In fact you should update your gigs time by time so probably you will have better chances to receive an order.
Where to promote your Fiverr Gig?
You can promote on Facebook, Twitter and many other freelancing forums.If you have email data of various companies you should also do email marketing. By doing this you will have better chances of getting orders.
How to rank Fiverr gig on first page?
This depends upon many factors. But I’d mention the core factors here
- Online time
- Response time
- Numbers of orders
- Your feedback ratings
- Gig tags
How to increase Fiverr gig Impressions?
The answer is the same as the above question.
How to create a Fiverr gig image?
You can use any photo editing software. There are many online photo editing services available too like Canva. But remember you image must be 550 x 370 pixels
Why is my Fiverr gig paused?
When you don’t come online for a couple of weeks, the Fiverr pause your gigs. They only show the active sellers to the clients
Why is my fiverr gig a draft?
When you create a gig don’t forget to publish it otherwise it will be saved as a draft.
Fiverr gig not showing in search?
Make sure your gig is active.
What are impressions?
When buyers search for particular services. Fiverr shows them gigs of related sellers. They are called impressions. See the above pictures.
What are revisions?
When you complete an order. The buyer can ask you to review the work as per his/her requirements.