So, you’re new to freelance and you want to learn how to become a seller on Fiverr? Don’t worry, as we have a step-by-step guide to help you set up. Fiverr is just one of the many online platforms where freelancers can sell their goods and services. Don’t mistake the Fiverr website for their Fiverr workspace; you will need to create a new account even if you already signed up with the latter.
The Fiverr Lingo
First things first, you need to understand that Fiverr has kind of its own language. For example, you, the freelancer, will not be called that. Rather, you will be known as a “seller.” At the same time, your potential clients are not called clients but rather, “buyers.” The same goes for the job or services that you will offer, these are called “gigs” on Fiverr.
Steps on How to Become a Seller on Fiverr
Now that the basics for Fiverr have been broken down, you can now become a seller. So, how do you actually do that?
I. Creating an Account
The first thing you need to do is to create your Fiverr account (again, not to be confused with the Fiverr Workspace account). Make sure to fill out as many of the boxes as you will need a 65% completion rate to be able to create a gig.
Step 1: Join
Head to the Fiverr website and click on Become a Seller. This is different from clicking on the Join button because when you do that, it will automatically make you a buyer.
If you have already joined Fiverr through that or already have an existing account, you can still become a seller. Just click on your profile and choose “Become a Seller” on the menu list. Proceed to Step 3 after doing this.
Step 2: Create a User name
Once you have clicked “Become a Seller” you will be prompted to create a username (at least 6 characters long and may contain numbers or underscores). Then, you will need to enter your email.
Step 3: Read Tips and Guides
When account creation is done, Fiverr will lead you to steps on how to start selling on Fiverr. There is also a helpful video to guide you. You can also read the tips on how to make your Fiverr seller profile become successful. Then, you’ll also see rules or guidelines for buyers, pretty much a list of donts (i.e. writing misleading information or getting payments outside of Fiverr).
Step 4: Write your Personal Profile
It’s time to create your profile. You’ll be asked to write your first name and last name, add a profile picture, and then write a little something about yourself (150 to 600 characters). Finally, you need to include the languages that you use to communicate as well as your level in that said language. This can be Basic, Intermediate, Fluent, or Native.
Step 5: Input your Professional Profile
You’ll add your occupation, indicate how long you have done this role or job, and you will be asked to tick boxes on your best skills. For example, if you are in Digital Marketing, you may specialize in content marketing or mobile advertising. Next, you have to list your skills and indicate if you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert. Then you also need to provide your educational background, certifications, and if you have a personal website.
Step 6: Link Accounts
Once you have finished your personal and professional profiles, you need to link your accounts. This may be your Gmail account, Facebook, or Twitter. It’s okay if you don’t want to connect your social media accounts. It’s best if you only link professional accounts or those that pertain to your freelance business.
Step 7: Account Verification
Finally, you will need to link your email or your phone number. Either one is okay or you can also do both.
II. Creating a Gig
Hooray! Your seller profile is finally ready. However, there are still a few more steps on how to become a seller on Fiverr. Before publishing your first gig make sure to read about Fiverr’s pricing. It’s time to create a gig!
Step 1: What can you do?
Write what you are able to do or offer, then pick a category where your service falls under, and finally add buzz words or keywords your potential buyer is most likely to use to find you.
Step 2: How much are your services?
The next step involves math, you need to state your rates for your products and services. This part of the Gig is known as packages. For example, if you are a writer, you will need to indicate what it is exactly you offer, how many words you will write, how many revisions are already included, how long it will take for you to deliver, and of course, the price.
It’s possible to add extra services to your package, like additional words, additional revisions, if the buyer requires fast delivery, or if you can provide stock media.
Step 3: What’s your Gig all about?
Next, you need to create a description of your gig. This should be at least 120-characters long and must not exceed 1,200 characters. You may add FAQs for your buyers.
Step 4: What do you need from your buyer?
To make it easier for you and the buyer, the next step requires you to write questions for them. So, if you are a graphic designer, you may ask your potential buyers if they need a specific artwork size, copyrighting, or if they have branding guidelines.
Step 5: What have you accomplished before?
It’s time to show off what you got, artists may post images or videos, while accountants or proofreaders can upload PDFs of documents.
Step 6: Do you need a W-9?
You are now at the last step of creating a gig. It’s time to publish your gig once you have fulfilled the final information asked if you require a Form W-9.
Step 7: Do you need to take a test?
There are some gigs that will require you to take an assessment like an English Proficiency Exam. Once you have passed, you can finally publish your gig—you are finally a seller on Fiverr!
Fiverr Seller Tips
Know that there are different kinds of sellers on Fiverr. You can be a Level 1 or Level 2 seller on Fiverr or you may even apply as a Pro. What do these levels mean? Well, when you are still new at Fiverr, you can only create a few gigs at a time and have a limit on the maximum amount of money you can charge buyers.
The key to being a successful seller on Fiverr lies with the buyers. That’s why it’s important to have a standout profile and an even better gig description. Do take your time when creating your seller profile and highlight the very best of your work. The same goes for the gig you create, make sure that the information is concise and necessary.
Being a freelancer, you really need to sell yourself to be able to get a gig. Learning how to become a seller on Fiverr requires a bit of effort but it is very doable. The hard part might actually be in waiting because once your gig and profile are out there, potential buyers will be looking. Just be patient and you may land yourself a job real soon. Learning how to become a seller on Fiverr is very helpful for freelancers as it is another venue to find clients and work.
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