How To Maximize Your Fiverr Revenue (As a Seller)
By Chongchen Saelee
1. Book as many Gigs as you can in advance. But make sure you have sufficient time to deliver quality work in a reasonable amount of time. So you have to set the delivery times on your Packages and any custom orders accordingly.
2. Level Up. You need to Level Up so you can charge more for each Gig. Fiverr takes a good 20% from whatever revenue you bring in, so you’ll need to have ability to charge more if you want certain amount of income. And the only way to charge more is to level up. That means delivering the best quality product you can, delivering on time, and being respectful and courteous like a professional.
3. Keep repeat customers coming back. Your returning customers may pay you more or tip you and you should always welcome their patronage. So treat them right.
4. Know when to pick your fights. For the most part, you should be able to tell which buyers are spam, trolls or scammers. Fiverr usually detects spam quickly and removes those users. But in the case some buyer makes it through undetected, you need to know when to keep interacting with that person (or bot) and when to let the negotiations fall through. You don’t want to put all that work in only to have the buyer not pay you in the end and the best way is to detect scammy behavior beforehand. As some true Fiverr professionals have suggested, you can let some potentially bad Gigs drop because better ones will come later (and hopefully pay more).
5. Respond to Buyer Requests. You get about 10 responses to Buyer Requests every day. So make sure you use them all. You have to know how to use all Fiverr resources to your advantage.
I could have saved a lot of money if I hadn’t impulse bought a bunch of junk food. I intended to eat for a week, but mostly I set out to get new bed covers and light bulbs, the important stuff. It’s a good week gone by and I have 3 cans of tuna, 1 can of chicken breast, 1 Digiorno’s pizza. Everything else is consumed by either me or entire family of 5. I’m not the main breadwinner, but this is always a good exercise for when I’m going to be on my own.
Anyway, I shouldn’t have bought those damn expensive Naked Juices, which were almost $8 a bottle (64 fl oz).
However, I did notice the packaged salad lasted me the entire week. That’s a hell of a deal. Since when I feed myself, I usually don’t get any greens. It’s usually just carbs and sweets, which is a really dumb move. But, man, that box of salad lasted a whole week. You just have to remember to eat it every day. And I’m sure were I living by myself, I’d have to get those greens into my system. It’s a perfect portion.
Another no-brainer good deal is the Ice Mountain water. Just buy a lot of that. You’re always going to need it. I prefer Ice Mountain or Walmart’s generic brand Great Value over Dasani or Nestle (which are scammy, you can read about it in my other blog post).
Otherwise, let my mistakes be your lesson. Grocery shopping is almost a lost artform.
What would happen if the value of a single Bitcoin became USD$10,000? First of all, a lot of Bitcoin investors would get filthy rich. Second, they’d get rich for nothing as they can’t really spend it.
Maybe the real issue here is what fuels economy and what defines currency. Bitcoin is a valid currency and you can buy things. But is it secure? No. It’s not. At least with the US Dollar, one friggin dollar is still worth one friggin dollar. I don’t have to worry about not being able to use it at a vending machine.
Then how do you define currency? Currency implies that people control the current of their economy. They are the lifeforce or bloodstream of their ecosystem. If people aren’t happy or content or confident with their neighborhoods, cities, governments, then they won’t recirculate their currency, thus making their economy suck. For the most part, Americans don’t understand how to put value into the US Dollar because they live so comfortably. Maybe it’s something they take for granted. After all, the value of money is imaginary. Whatever you were going to do, you didn’t require money to do it, it’s just exists as a social construct. It’s almost like manifest destiny.
So if Bitcoin’s value ever goes up to $10,000, then it’s because the investors that created the hocus pocus game that is Bitcoin are afraid they will lose their fortunes in American dollars. So being the greedy fucks they are, they convert that magic imaginary monetary value into Bitcoins, because now that people that do control the value of American dollars cannot control the value of Bitcoins.
I think I know what I’m talking about. It has something to do with great empires minting their own coins and currency. That means in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar should actually have his ape people pass around leaves or bark chips with his face drawn in poop on them. Then, when the heroic white man enters their forests looking for monkey magic water beer, then Caesar can say, “Your paper money is no good here, human. Caesar money is God in the jungle.”
Surely, for some, the Bitcoin trade is very real. Those who had invested early on and sold their Bitcoins before the price plummeted after it maxed out at value of approx. $1000 per Bitcoin. The problem why Bitcoin isn’t catching on is because it’s still dollar-based. Because if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it, right? Cash became debit and credit cards almost seamlessly, but it was still dollar-based. Bitcoin is technically the same as debit and credit, but it instead tries to decide its own value via a math algorithm, which is sketchy and hard to predict and even know who controls it. At least a US Dollar is a dollar. As long as the price of a stick of gum doesn’t increase beyond that, you can assuredly use your dollar in a vending machine.
But it’s kinda interesting. I want to see how this Bitcoin thing turns out. And this is where you can help me out. You can donate some Bitcoins my way at http://www.coinbase.com/eastfist. My goal is to reach one entire Bitcoin. Thanks for your consideration.