How to Make Money On Fiverr 2

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How To Create A New Gig & Set It Up For Maximum Earnings

This is the part 2 of how to make money on Fiverr.

I went into how to create a gig that will be picked up in the searches in my ebook. When I got to what to sell on Fiverr in the one of the chapters in my ebook, I went into details as to what to put exactly for each type of gig I suggested. I covered exactly what keywords, titles, images, categories and more you need to put in your gig.

GIG TITLE The first thing Fiverr will ask for is your gig title. Fiverr limits all gig titles to 80 characters max but do not actually create a gig using the full 80 characters in your title. The most characters you should use are 50 characters. The ideal gig title length is 16-50 characters. Why? Long gig titles do not rank as well in Fiverr’s searches as shorter titles do. But obviously you don’t want to force your gig title to be too short either.

Try to make your gig title as long as possible until it is at 80 characters. Using as many keywords as possible in the title will help it be picked up in Fiverr searches. An example of a good gig title: I will get you 1000 real looking Twitter followers.

This title contains 3 keywords that people frequently search: realTwitterfollowers. Even though in this case the Twitter followers being sold aren’t real, this gig will still show in a search real Twitter followers.

CATEGORY This is very important, especially to help you achieve the most important thing why you are here, that is, how to make money on Fiverr! Having your gig in the best category and sub-category possible will earn you more clicks and conversions when users are browsing categories just checking to see what kinds of gigs a category contains. I explained in my ebook which category exactly each kind of gig I suggested should be in.

The most in-demand categories on Fiverr, in the order of most searched to least, at the time of writing this e-book are: Online Marketing, Graphics & Design, Advertising, Video & Animation and Writing & Translation.

COVER PHOTO This is a special section when creating a gig that is not available for most categories. You are able to upload a Facebook timeline-like cover photo that becomes a full-page banner across the top of your gig. What you upload depends on what you’re selling. If you’re selling yourself, say holding a sign or making a video testimonial, you should upload a photo of yourself showing off your personality. A large photo of you standing in front of the Eiffel Tower or photo of you in the middle of a food fight. Something like this makes your gigs more personable and fun. It gives your customers comfort and a feeling like they know you.

If you’re selling a thing, like graphics or jewelry, then the cover photo should obviously be of your product. High quality photos are highly recommended. Put effort into it, don’t be lazy and do a Google Images search. Either buy a gig from someone on Fiverr to make you a great looking cover photo or make one yourself if you have the ability. Always upload a cover photo if you are using a category that allows cover photo uploads.

Take a look at the top sellers on the front page to see what their cover photos look like. (A lot of Top Rated Sellers are still not taking advantage of this new feature, you should!) Here is an example of one made by Fiverr itself:


fiverr cover photo

You are able to upload a cover photo for the following gig categories: Fun & Bizarre, Graphics & Design, Advertising, Lifestyle, Gifts, and Video & Animation.

GIG GALLERY Here you upload photos or/and videos relevant to your gig. This is not as important as you might think. The gig gallery allows you to upload photos in JPEG/PNGs and files in PDF format no bigger than 5 MB for photos and 10MB for videos (mp4 or avi format only allowed). The recommended dimensions for photos are 550×370, I know those are weird dimensions but that’s what Fiverr recommends and scales your images to.

Here you should only use high quality photos. Either samples of your work, like if you’re selling logo designs for example, pictures of yourself if you’re going to be modelling a sign or doing video testimonials, or an image created by you or someone else which attractively displays the service you offer, like a splash image advertising your backlinks service. You can either make that kind of image yourself or again, find someone on Fiverr to do it. You don’t want it to be something made in paint or cheap looking. Your image has to look fantastic and dimensioned properly. This helps with conversions. Here’s an image for SEO services that I think is a good example:


fiverr gig photo

DESCRIPTION Obviously, this is dependent on what you’re selling. In my ebook, I discussed what description to put for each gig I suggested. However, in general, you want to stuff as many keywords as possible in your descriptions. Fiverr will not allow you to publish your gig if it contains too many instances of a keyword, so just put as many as Fiverr will allow. Usually it’s 5 keywords.

You also only have 1200 characters to work with. While that may seem like a lot, I generally like to have a FAQ in my descriptions after I describe the gig. Trust me, when you get 30-40 orders a day, you won’t want to deal with the same questions over and over as well as the same mistakes people make when ordering your gig, such as assuming you do something you don’t.

The first part of your description should be straight to the point. It’s basically you taking your title of your gig, but putting the full length version of your title you couldn’t fit in the title because of the character limit. A good place to start if you sell Twitter followers would be something like: 1000 high quality Twitter followers fast to any profile. No account access required, all real-looking and 100% safe. I recommend bolding this and even highlighting it. The next section could be bullet points, breaking down all the features of your gig, or exactly everything they get for $5.

I believe that at this point you have enough information on how to make money on Fiverr. I will surely be back to give you more.