How To Socially-Leverage Your Fiverrâ„¢ Gigs
As a freelancer, Fiverrâ„¢ presents a wonderful exercise of your given skills in whatever the context of your freelancing specialty of choice. I've personally had an account there for years, but it's only now that I'm starting to utilize it in it's proper, profit-driven, manner. Truth be told, I only just came up with a duo of efforts that I considered even viable for public exposure as service/by-product sale items. Now, if I'd done my initial research on marketplace offers, I'd have seen there was somewhat-stiff competition for my completed duo. But, I wasn't really worried about that aspect as I know; 1) my service (and the consequent by-product) is easily scalable into the ten-thousands if need be, and, 2) the source material I have to work with on behalf of the service, numbers into the MILLIONS,comprised of several THOUSAND categorical choices. That's for sure my guarantee of being able to cover a wide cross-section of the Buyer public in need of content and/or servivces thereof.
Now, even with this competitive edge on the Seller playing field, I have to stand out like a red herring if I'm going to tap into those I know who'll benefit the most from my marketplace offerings. Fiverrâ„¢ has a restrictive policy on inter-member contact (only when invited, and then don't be a marketing rectal canal), quite naturally, for the protection of Buyers to unrelenting harrassment from over-eager Sellers. So much so, that it's an accorded Level privilege that comes from an active participation in the communal/academic affairs. Offering a forum to every registrant, this is one of the fastest ways to bring yourself to the attention of community-at-large. This requires assiduous attention to detail which only helps to portray your overall craft devotion and expertise. If you're going to claim to be about the provision of Content Creation, you'll need to cross every T and dot every I. Spelling, grammar, context, substance...the usual suspects. There is no excuse for sloppiness when you're like me and trying to land your first gig/review. As reinforcement, bring an apex-level commitment to useful, "Heroin Content" related to your field of expertise, designed to help those in the community prosper at whatever it is they're doing.
As social as the forum community of Fiverrâ„¢ is, there's the raging tidal wave that is the rest of the Social Media and Networking sitescape. You already have a captive eyeball audience (who, in most cases, chose to interact with you or join you in mutual interaction), that has a certain amount of earned trust for your pronouncements. Your ability to contact those of your Social groupings directly and offer them these freelancing services (tastefully) will help drive your engagement rate and help generate Gig revenues. My portal of choice is Twitterâ„¢ for one very simple reason; they are Search Engine candy. Think about it: if the bots are drawn to freshly-minted content, any high-submission rate site is going to be able to help them never satisfy their appetites. Twitterâ„¢ is (probably) indexed by the second due to the tsunami content inject they experience daily, globally. Google+â„¢, I find, is not as responsive as the previously-mentioned resource for my particular needs. Twitterâ„¢ is VERY FRIENDLY to Fiverrâ„¢-posted links. You're best recourse is to post your gigs straight from your listing page each login session to get the massive boost exposure on the Social networks can bring you. For my current gigs, I'm using Twitterâ„¢/Google+â„¢;
In the image below, you'll see it posted to my profile;
and an illustration of the quick-fast, in-a-hurry methods of getting your Fiverrâ„¢ gigs that Socially-driven, organic traffic leverage. Back to an earlier point - don't be a marketing rectal canal - take this message to heart. Even while you can be selling all the time, there's a way and a "how" to do things to bring you maximum exposure to your Gigs without alienating potential clientele.