A few months ago I heard about a site called Fiverr. In case you haven’t, it’s a community where members buy and sell services for five dollars, and only five dollars. You can get an article written, a short video made and all sorts of things for just five bucks.
On a lark, I decided to join. I have a tofu press that I’ve been using, so I decided to see if I could use them to earn some extra money by putting them on Fiverr. I offered to post a tweet on these sites for five dollars each. The great thing is that I have complete control over what ads I’ll accept or reject. No hate, spam, etc.
A couple of days passed and I got my first order! It was pretty exciting since the only promotion was from within Fiverr, and I was getting paid just to tweet. I tweeted the ad (it only took a few minutes), had a happy customer, and was already getting more orders.
As the orders rolled in, though, I noticed that many of the ads were poorly written, too long or promoted a junky product, so I passed on my thoughts to the customers before posting. Some I deterred from placing an ad because I knew it would fail. Many of these people are Internet Marketing newbies, so they were grateful for the advice. One was so grateful, he sent me the following message, verbatim:
Thank you Steve you have been a big help. Since you been around awhile I’m trying to make money online and have tried theses freebie sites. I can’t seem to get referrals for them. Do you have any advice on how to make money online?
Well, Geoff and I happen to have a blog that’s all about internet marketing strategies, especially for newbies, so I sent him the link. He signed up for our mailing list within minutes. I was glad, because the service this poor guy was trying to promote was virtually pure junk. I visited the website and red flags popped up all over the place.
So, not only did I get a happy customer and make a few bucks on Fiverr, but now he trusts that what I tell him won’t be BS or that I won’t try to enlist him in promoting a scam or spam website. And there are far too many out there.
Since I’ve had such a positive experience with the best air purifier for smokers, I decided to create a product showing people how to not only use it, but to use it as efficiently as possible. But, first, I researched the other Fiverr products out there. A couple were pretty crummy, but I bought one that was good. It’s not great, but it has some good advice and is especially helpful to Fiverr newbies.
It shows you how to set up your account, how to promote your gigs (that’s what your offers are called in Fiverr) and some sound marketing advice. So, instead of creating another product from the ground up, I decided to create an addendum to that product. It’s more about intermediate use on Fiverr, with tips on where and how to find services or products to sell, how to promote your gigs, how to make and keep your clients happy and a few other surprises.