Initially, you’ll be limited by how many Gigs you can set up, as well as how many Gig extras (upsells), and Gig multiples (multiple quantities of your Gig’s deliverables) you can offer. As you move up each seller level, you’ll have increasingly fewer restrictions in each of these areas.
These initial limitations might be frustrating if you have a lot of ideas for what to sell on the platform — but try to think of them as a good thing when you’re just starting out. The fewer services you sell, the easier it will be to create a great process around producing deliverables and providing a great buyer experience.
Here’s what I love most about Fiverr:
Setting up a Fiverr Gig will force you to “productize” your services.
Specifically, this means clearly outlining the deliverable that a buyer will receive for a certain price. These deliverables can be further personalized to the buyer’s needs in terms of various packages, Gig extra upsells, and Gig multiples.
The beauty of productizing your services for Fiverr is that they will be easier to quote on the fly, like when a client gets in touch for a custom order. By having some standardization around your offerings, it will also be easier to create processes around executing similar orders — saving you time and increasing your potential outputs.
By having forced limitations at the beginning of your time on Fiverr, you’ll be forced to focus on productizing the services you’re most confident about. With this narrow focus, you’ll figure out how to create efficiencies.
Fellow $2000+/month Fiverr Seller, Shahzad Saaed, talks about a landing page design Gig that he scaled nicely by repurposing templates so that the deliverable was a no-brainer.
I feel a similar way about my UX audit Gig. They’re quick for me to do and I can knock out a bunch of orders in no time.
So what could you offer?
Stew on that for a bit while we go through some important considerations related to setting up your Gigs:
Fiverr Gig visuals: images and video
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” shouldn’t be your guiding mantra while setting up a Fiverr Gig.
In truth, the way you merchandise your Fiverr Gigs will have a big impact on whether people ever actually click through from a related search and make a purchase.
Fiverr PR Manager Holly Steffy shares these best practices:
- We recommend including an eye-catching main Gig image (608 x 410px or higher and similar size ratio). The main image should reinforce the service and be professional and premium looking. It should look professional regardless of the category, and the images should be copyright-free.
- We also recommend having minimal text within the image (20% or less of the image).
- For visual categories, the best practice is to show a single work sample per image.
This article was written by Maddy Osman and originally published on CodeinWP.