How to Add Your Website in Google Webmaster

Google webmaster is an effective free tool to keep an eye on your website performance, health, search related issues and error. It gives you the ability to track your website rankings in Google search engine and sllows you to see which of your website pages have been indexed by google. In this article I am going to walk you through: How to add your website in Google Webmaster.

Adding Your Site in Google Webmaster

The process is quite simple and even the beginners can do the job. In this article I am going to show you the very basic steps on how to add your website in google and submit the sitemap. If you are looking for advanced settings this article is not for you.

Step 1

Go to Google Webmaster and signin. You need a google account to get started. Create a free account or if you have already one you can use it as well.

A screen like the one given below will appear.

Use the second box which says “URL Prefix” and enter your website address. Click continue!

Step 2

The next step is to verify your property. Means verify that you own the website.

Simplest method is to download the html file and upload it in the main directory where your website is hosted.

If you are using cpanel simply download the file and upload the file in public_html folder. If you are using blogger or any other CMS that don’t allow direct access to file manager you can use HTML Tag to verify that the website belongs to you.

Once you have added the Tag/File to your website click verify.

If you receive the success message you are good to go. Else find out what went wrong.

Verified-Successfully-
Verified-Successfully-

Step 3

Click on “GO TO PROPERTY” button. That will take you to webmaster dashboard of your website. Or if you have closed the pop-up you can click on the menu button in the upper left corner and click search property and than click on your website link.

That’s all your webmaster is ready.

How to Submit Sitemap

Open your website dashboard from Google webmaster by going to menu (top left corner) > Your Website > Sitemaps.

Submit Sitemap

For WordPress

Go to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New

and than search for “Google XML Sitemaps” install the plugin and activate it.

Now go to Settings > XML-Sitemap.

In the Sitemap Content check the pages you want to submit via sitemap. Typically these are:

  1. Home Page
  2. Posts
  3. Static Pages
  4. Categories

Don’t forget to update the settings.

Now in the sitemap page of your webmaster dashboard after your website address add “sitemap.xml” and click submit.

Submitting Sitemap

That’s it.

You have successfully integrated webmaster with your website and have successfully submitted the website.

Increase Your Adsense Approval Chances by 75%

Are you a blogger? Looking for a method to monetize your blog. Adsense, no doubt, is the best choice. It is the most highly paying network which support all the countries, payout to all the countries and is risk free.

Adsense has minimum $100 or equivalent payout limit which means that you can’t get paid unless you have earned at-least $100. You can get paid via PayPal, Payoneer, Bank Account, Western Union are there are some other options available based on your country.

Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone with potential traffic and a good standing website can apply for the program but when it come to approval, Google is a miser. They allow only a few websites to join their program. It is officially mentioned that for some countries the website should be at-least 6 months old but that is not the case.

Adsense Approval Factors:

Here is the list of 5 factors that you should take in account while applying for adsense. This will not ensure the approval but surely will increase the chances of adsense approval.

1. Article Count

When it comes to article count, you website should have at-least 25-30 well written, unique and plagiarism free articles. Article length should be 500 words at minimum but you can extend it to 5000 words if possible.

Google loves content websites. Don’t forget to add related photos, videos or any other supporting content in your article.

Don’t copy articles from other websites. Google hates copy content.

2. Traffic

Traffic doesn’t matter that much. But if you have 50 hits/day that can help. I have seen websites with 1000/day traffic being rejected and websites with zero traffic getting adsense approval.

3. Must have Pages

Google have made compulsory for all the applicants that the website should have there pages:

  1. About Us
  2. Contact
  3. Privacy
  4. Terms & Conditions/Disclaimer

If you can’t write privacy or disclaimer page content you can use a free tool to generate privacy policy for your website.

Without these pages your website wouldn’t be approved and so to increase your chances of adsense approval you should add these pages in your main menu or footer menu so they are visible to every visitor.

4. Google Webmaster

To tell Google that your website is legit and you are serious about your website you should add it to google webmaster and submit a sitemap as well.

Google webmaster is a free tool that allows you to monitor your site health, ranking and search related issues effectively. If you have added your website in webmaster and have submitted a sitemap chances are that you will get adsense approval.

Here is a quick guide on how to add your website in Webmaster and submit a sitemap.

5. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is also a free tool that allows you to monitor your site traffic. Where the traffic is coming from, which pages users are preferring, how much time they are spending on your website and so much more. Having Google Analytics for your website is a plus even if you don’t want to apply for adsense.

Google analytics is not compulsory but those sites who have google analytics tracking code in their website gets approved mostly. This is my personal experience. The same site got rejected when it was not submitted in webmaster and analytics but as soon as I used these two free platforms my website got approved.

Bonus Point:

Though this is not compulsory but I would recommend that you organize your website in a proper manner. Have proper home page, navigation menus and spam free content. This will boost your chances of success.

10 Ways You Can Earn Money Online

In recent years online earning field has grown into height very quickly and every 2nd person is someone involved into it. If you are also looking for some ways you can make some decent money online this post is for you. In this article I am going to reveal 10 methods that you can use to earn money online. Consider them as your side business or hobby or passion, whatever you want.

Before I dig deep, there are three things that you should have in case you want to succeed in online earning field.

  1. Computer and Internet Connection
  2. Passion for job(any field that you may select)
  3. Persistence

10 Ways to Earn Money Online

So, let’s get our hands on the 10 methods that you can use:

1. Blogging

Blogging is one of the easiest way to earn money online, specially if you have some writing skills and social presence. Secondly, you don’t need much capital to start (just $30 would be enough).

Now the main question is: What can I blog about?

Well, anything. And literally anything that suits your passion, something that you can write about or something related to your expertise. You can write about a common problem, you can write about your hobby, about professional life and there is a long list that goes on.

To get started you will need a domain name (about $12) and hosting ($15). Rest of the process is pretty easy. You can setup your blog yourself using tutorials or you can simply hire someone to do the job for you.

Capital Required: $30
Skills Required: Writing Skills

2. Vlogging

Unlike blogging, you don’t need writing skills or capital to start. All you need is a YouTube channel or a Facebook fan page to get started.

You can vlog about your daily life. You can vlog about travel, about your school activities or even if you have good sense of humor, you can vlog about that as well. Once you meet certain requirements YouTube or Facebook will start paying you according to your views and user engagement.

Capital Required: $0
Skills Required: Ability to find trending topics

3. Instagram Influencer

Well this one is pretty easy as well. If you have good amount of Instagram followers you can become an Instagram Influencer. The method is simple: contact small brands and small online store owners and ask them if they would like to collab with you.

In return you can ask for goods from their store or even you can ask for cash. Initially you have to keep your price low. May be $50/post or story but once you are well grown and you have good engagement rate you can charge $200/post.

Capital Required: $0
Skills Required: Socializing

4. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is yet another easy way to make some decent money online. In affiliate marketing you promote other people/brand’s products and they pay you some percent of every sale you generate. You don’t need to have a store or products to sale you can simply sale other persons products.

There are some big names that you can start with and whom you can trust blindly. These include “Amazon Affiliate”, “Commission Junction or CJ”, “ShareASale” and “JvZoo”.

Initially you can promote these products on Facebook groups, Reddit, G+, Twitter & and other free forums like Quora. But once established you can also setup an affiliate website or use paid Facebook/Google ads.

Capital Required: $0
Skills Required: Marketing

5. Become an Instructor

If you have some good knowledge about a specific field. Say you are a love guru, a parent children relation expert, a good maths tecaher or a English Instructor you can start teaching people online. There are certain websites that you can use for this purpose. “Udemy”, “SkillShare” and “Youtube” are the most popular.

On Udemy and SkillShare people will pay for your course (a course is a set of videos). These courses typically varies between $10-$200.

If you decide to use YouTube you can monetize your videos and server google ads on your videos and in return google will share the ad revenue with you.

Capital Required: $0
Skills Required: Technical Skills

6. Article Writing

If you have good writing skills you can start writing articles for other people. There are several freelancing sites that you can get started on. Famous are Fiverr, Freelancer & upwork.

Simply create your own gig or bid on posted projects. Try to grab the offer that best meet your skills and expertise level. Don’t jump for high ticket offers or the offers that are beyond your expertise.

Here is a complete guide on how to get started on fiverr.

Capital Required: $0
Skills Required: Copy Writing

7. Become a Voice Over Artist

Got a smart and sexy voice? Why not become a voice over artist?

Voice over artists are in great demand now a days because videos are in trend. People hire voice over artists to simply read a script (provided by client) that can be matched with their video requirements. This is just one field there are tons of other options available for voice over artist. You can become a voice over artist for a radio ad program. You can speak for a podcast etc etc.

Capital Required: $0
Skills Required: Voice/Public Speaking

8. Buy an App

If you don’t have any particular skill don’t despair. App business can be your thing. You can simply hire someone to build an app for you or you can buy a well established app from flippa.

If you are deciding to get an app designed for you I thing you should remember is that it can take a bit long to generate steady income. As I mentioned in the start persistence and patience is the key.

If you are deciding to buy a well established app be careful there are certain metrics that should take note of. Here is a complete list of all metrics.

Capital Required: $200
Skills Required: No (Some technical knowledge about the field is recommended)

9. Virtual Assistant

You can earn money online being a virtual assistant. If you have any skills that’s good if not, no problem. You can simply become a virtual assistant for cold calling or sending periodic emails to clients.

You can lend your services as a virtual manager to manage and keep record of an online store. Social media assistants are also in good demand.

Capital Required: $0
Skills Required: No Skill in Particular

10. Dropshipping

Dropshipping is a trending and hot business for about a decade now. It is the most profitable, worry free and low risk business.

How dropshipping works?

  1. You create an online store.
    If you have web designing skills you can design your own store or else you can hire someone to do the job for you.
  2. You list the products for your store.
  3. A client orders the product (from your store).
  4. You order the product from supplier at cheap price (saving good margin).
  5. Supplier ships the product directly to your client.

Dropshipping saves you from hassle of inventory management, sending out packages etc. Also you can earn good profit margins (50% of the original price).

But there are some demerits of dropshipping as well:

  1. You need good capital.
  2. You don’t know the quality of product.
  3. Returns and refunds are not easy.

Capital Required: $400
Skills Required: No Skill in Particular
(but Marketing/Management is Recommended)

10 Free WordPress Themes for Your Next Website

WordPress is, no doubt, one of the leading CMS with 59.7% shares in the market. You can build a simple blog or a fully functional eCommerce store using WordPress. Limit is your thought.

WordPress is hugely supported by its vast library of paid and free themes and plugins. A theme is a template with style sheets that defines the look and appearance of your website. There are tons of free and paid themes available in the market but in this article I am going to overview 10 free WordPress themes that you can use for your next project. So, lets dive in straight:

1. AIRI by ATHEMES

Airi is a powerful theme for business websites. It is designed to work with elementor plugin and have full integrations with the plugin. It is modern, flexible and easy to edit.

Theme is also compatible with WooCommerce which means you can sell your products or simply create a portfolio. It is best choice if you want to start a site from scratch.

2. JobScout

JobScout free WordPress theme

JobScout is a feature loaded responsive WordPress theme, best for Human Resource companies and Recruiting Agencies to publish their job vacancies. Theme can be used for Job Board type websites as well.

It’s schema friendly, SEO friendly and speed optimized theme, which makes this theme a best choice for SEO and speed concerned projects. One Click Demo Import is also supported by the theme which means you can create demo like website in just one click.

3. OceanWP

OceanWP free WordPress theme

OceanWp is one of the best free theme available in the market. You can use this theme for your blog, portfolio or even eCommerce store. It is light weight, SEO optimized and highly customizable theme with best practices in coding. It has certain advanced WooCommerce features that can enhance your conversion rate and help you get more sales.

Theme is compatible with almost all popular site builder plugins including Divi, Elementor, Brizy, Visual Composer and Beaver Builder. You can edit the theme for tablet and phone mode as well so it looks good and attractive even on small devices.

4. Shapely

Shapely WordPress theme

Shapely is a one page website theme best suited for landing pages, portfolio, product or service information or lead generation pages. It has various homepage sections that can help you curate a beautiful website for your next project.

Shapely supports several free and paid WordPress plugins including WooCommerce, Jetpack, Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO, Google Analytics by Yoast. It is SEO optimized and mobile friendly as well.

5. Storefront

Storefront is a perfect free WordPress theme for your next eCommerce store. Theme is powered by WooCommerce and designed by Automattic (developers of WooCommerce) which means it has best integration with WooCommerce. It supports several WooCommerce extensions to enhance the user experience.

Theme has multiple color and layout options to help you customize your shop. Also, theme is responsive, mobile friendly and highly extendable.

6. GeneratePress

GeneratePress WordPress theme

GeneratePress is one of the lightest and speed optimized themes available in the market. It is best choice if you want to use a page builder plugin. What makes this theme special is that it is translated into 25+ languages by user community.

Along many other features theme has 5 navigation areas, 9 widgets areas and 5 sidebar areas to allow you customize your website. Theme gives your website a professional and attractive look. It is also fully compatible with Gutenberg editor.

7. Ashe

Ashe is the most extensive free WordPress theme when it comes to blog and magazine websites. It supports both, multi-author and single author websites and is best suited for persona, travel, health, auto and quote sites. It has various advanced features like text and image logo, full screen slider, header image, Instagram slider widget and GDRP support.

Theme is modern and elegant in design. It is mobile responsive and supports WooCommerce as well.

8. ShoppingCart

ShoppingCart is designed specially for stores powered by WooCommerce. It has several features to enhance your eStore like header logo, contact us page template, shopping template, gallery template and several sidebar items.

Theme is fully responsive and extendible so you can create any type of store using ShoppingCart. Theme has multiple navigation options, social menus and more. It is also compatible with most of the popular plugins.

9. Course

Course is free wordpress theme designed specially for PRO bloggers, tutorial sites, tech blogs and online magazines. Theme is mobile friendly and responsive. Theme is light weight and speed optimized.

Theme customizer allows you to tweak the theme settings, colors and content preview. Theme is easy to translate into native languages. Theme is SEO optimized as well.

10. Bevro

Bevro is a multipurpose theme best suited for small business sites, portfolio and agency sites. It is mobile friendly and responsive. Theme is compatible with most of the page builder plugins including Visual Composer, Elementor and Beaver Builder. Theme aslo supports one click demo import.

10x Your Traffic With Pinterest Followers Hack

If you are a blogger/marketer or e-com store owner you know the power of social media and that’s why you are here. In this quick “How To” am gonna show you how you can 10x your traffic with this pinterest followers hack.

Pinterest has emerged as one of the leading traffic sources after facebook and instagram. It has around a billion active users who actively engage with content of their interest. You can attract a whole lot audience to your website by posting regularly, without using any hack or trick. But, this will definitely take some time and hard work.

Before I get to the point I would like to tell you some of the major niches on pinterest, these are hot, trending and forever green niches on pinterest and you will get some extra help if you are working in these niches. But don’t be limited you can always create your own scope.

Top Niches on Pinterest

So here is a quick list of top niches on pinterest:

  1. Home Decor
  2. Women Fashion
  3. Health & Fitness
  4. Quotes
  5. Wallpapers
  6. Humor
  7. Travel
  8. Pets

Once again, don’t be limited you can always find a way with other niches as well. Like if you are in tech niche or money making niche or whatever you can get traffic as well. And there is no specific trick for that, Just follow the same steps mentioned below.

Growing Your Pinterest Followers

So, this is where the tricky part starts.

Firts of all create a good profile. By good profile I mean make it look legit and original. Upload a real photo of you if possible. Add bio, social profile links, website link (this what, we are doing all this mess for) and cover photo.

Create a few boards in your niche. Like if you are in Quotes niche, add boards like Motivational Quotes, Love Quotes and Fun Quotes etc.

After that pin a few high quality photos related to your niche. If possible create your own photos or click photos from around you and pin them. Pinterest audience always prefer original and new content.

Now search for your related niche in the pinterest search bar. For example you will search for “Motivational Quotes”.

This will give you the latest pins but this is not what we want.

Just select “People” instead of the “All Pins” in the serach bar section. This will give you the top influencers/profiles in your niche.

Now open the first few profiles. In the URL bar, write /followers after the username. It will look like this in your browser.

https://www.pinterest.com/petzgrooming/followers

Now what you have to do is follow the profiles which have followers less than 300. Don’t follow the profiles which have less than 10 followers, these are dead profiles probably.

You can follow 100 profiles in an hour. And for every hundred people you will get 10-20 follow backs. TaDa…… what else do you want.

Now keep doing this for a week or so and you will have around 1000 active followers. Now you can start posting stuff from around the web to keep your followers coming back to your profile.

Remember don’t stuff your boards with your website links. Share data from other websites as well, that you think might be useful for your followers.

Once you have build enough trust and your followers count is more than 5k. This is the time you go wild. Now you can share what ever you want on your boards.

And about traffic, traffic will start rolling the very first day when you pin some photos and have 10+ followers.

Now it’s upto you how you manage to engage your followers. If you can’t give them useful stuff they will unfollow you. For sure!

Pinterest Scheduling

Though you have to share useful content with your followers regularly and more than once in a day. But if you a busy bird and don’t have enough time to pin photos on daily basis all you have to do is schedule pins for your boards.

For this purpose you can use different scheduling websites. Both paid and free plans are available on different platforms. The one I was using is Later. I am using the free plan which allows me to pin upto 30 photos per month on pinterest and same amount for facebook/twitter and instagram as well. They have free iOS/Android apps available in store as well.

What you can do is collect around 30 photos from the stock photos websites related to your niche and schedule them 1 for a day for 30 days. This will take about an hour or two but will save you from the stress of posting daily for an entire month. You can repeat this process every month or buy a premium plan and schedule more than 30 photos. In this way your followers will keep getting some cool stuff from you daily.

How to Schedule Pins

First of all go to Later and create your account.

After that you have to add your pinterest account to the software and grant all the premissions they require to post pins to your account.

To add your account simply login to your account and click the the little “plus icon” along with the Pinterest icon in the top bar below the menu. (See the highlighted area in the picture below)

Now drag and drop the photos you selected to schedule in the area that says “Upload media”. In the above photo I have added one photo as a sample. You can drag all your photos. Just make sure they are no more than 5mb.

No click on the photo you want to schedule. Click create pin. A popup will appear.

Select a board you created in pinterest. If you haven’t created any board yet. Goto Pinterest and create a new board. Go back to Later and refresh the page. The board you just created will appear in the boards list. Select it.

Now it’s time to add description (you can leave it blank, but if I was to schedule something I will definitely add some related tags).

Add Website as well and select date and time to post the pin to your profile.

Double check the pin and click save. And that’s all. You just scheduled your first pin.

You can schedule upto 30 pins a month. And that’s enough for beginners. You can pin some cool stuff by hand occasionally. So, your followers have something useful to see.

That was my little guide to 10x your traffic Pinterest followers hack. If you any question or you are facing any difficulty comment below and I will be right there to help.

Don’t forget to share and keep coming back for more cool stuff. See you soon…..

Fiverr Alternatives: 5 Sites You Should try Your Luck on

Fiverr is one of the leading online jobs site serving billions of people monthly with over a million of jobs posted every week. It’s solid profit in 2017 was about $13.4 M USD. It facilitates employers to post jobs and employees to acquire jobs with a certain agreement. With ever increasing fiverr family it is hard for new employees to find jobs or clients. Old and professional freelancers dominate the marketplace making it hard for newbies and beginners to get started. So, in this article I am going to discuss 5 fiverr alternatives that you can try your luck at.

5 Fiverr Alternatives

Before I start writing on these alternatives I want you to know that I am not promoting any of the below mention sites nor I am the ambassador of any.

1. UpWork

fiverr alternatives - upwork
fiverr alternatives – upwork

UpWork is the next big thing in the market. They have handpicked freelancers, expert in their fields that make sure that the employer get 100% satisfaction. Making it sure that they don’t have to go to any other freelancing site for their next job.

But unlike fiverr they review each and every application manually. They only allow a limited number of freelancers in a specific field to ensure the stability of the echo system they have developed. That’s the big reason behind their success.

Pay scale is big on UpWork as compared to Fiverr’s typical $5 gigs. You can earn big on UpWork once you are approved.

2. Freelancer

fiverr alternatives - freelancer
fiverr alternatives – freelancer

Freelancer is an old player in the business of freelancing marketplace. They have the highest turn around and satisfaction rate with projects ranging from $5 to even $10,000.

Anyone can join freelancer for free but they have premium plans for their premium users which allows them access to high ticket projects and more benefits, like more bids, bid highlights and profile standouts etc.

Freelancer have 3 types of sub-markets in it. First one is the job list, which you can bid on. Second type is the contests. And the third one introduced recently is their gigs wall, where you can post your pre-packaged gigs same as you do on fiverr. So, freelancer can be the best fiverr alternative.

3. PeoplePerHour

fiverr alternatives - peopleperhour
fiverr alternatives – peopleperhour

PeoplePerHour is another wise choice for freelancers and small business owners. They verify each freelancer manually making sure you get the best talent at best price in the market. It offers multiple other facilities unlike other platforms like an escrow service, project management dashboard and easy invoicing.

4. SEOClerks

fiverr alternatives - seoclerks
fiverr alternatives – seoclerks

SEOClerks is another choice for freelancers. SEOClerks is free to join but they require address verification for some countries. SEOClerks is specific for those freelancers who have skills in SEO, organic traffic, SMM and web design.

SEOClerks is real cheap, mean you can find an offer for even a single dollar. But it has a lot of freelancers already on-board. No worries even though, if you have good skills you can easily get started.

5. MicroWorkers

fiverr alternatives - microworkers
fiverr alternatives – microworkers

MicroWorkers is a micro earning site targeted for those freelancers which have very low skills or those people who want a part time job. MicroWorkers doesn’t support complex or big ticket projects. You will find offers like install an app on your phone, comment on some blog or watch a youtube video for which you will get $0.5 or something.

I would suggest not to join MicroWorkers unless you don’t have any skills at all.

That’s all, you can join any of the above fiverr alternatives that suits your needs or your skill set. But don’t limit yourself to any of the above platform. You can try luck on multiple platforms at the same time. You can explore more platforms that best suits your needs or you can find clients locally. Keep trying and don’t lose hope. Build a good set of skills don’t be limited.

If you know platform(s) that can be a better fiverr alternatives you can comment below and I will try to list them in my next post and keep coming back for more valuable information.

Fiverr Guide 2018: Getting Started on Fiverr

Ever though of starting your own freelancing career? I bet you have! In this article I am going to walk you through the complete process of getting started on fiverr: from setting up your account to adding gigs, from optimization to improving your sales. If you are serious about starting your own freelancing career on fiverr stick with this post.

Benefits of Using Fiverr

Fiverr is one of the biggest and most used freelancing platforms in the world with thousands of sellers and millions of buyers. Fiverr has more than 150 gig categories and offers its services in 196 countries. Now you see the huge potential ??

Well cutting short, here are the few major benefits of using fiverr:

  • It’s free  to get started. You can create your account for free and start promoting your services.
  • Fiverr charges only 20% of the actual amount which means $1 for every $5 you earn and as far as I see it is a pretty good deal. After all they bring you a lot of potential customers.
  • Initially you can setup 5 gigs for different services. Not only that, you can also bid offers for buyer requests.
  • Work as much or as long as you want. You don’t need to follow the 5 to 9 routine and the biggest plus is you can work from anywhere.
  • Provide service according to your passion, change the area of your services anytime. You can offer copy writing services or if you are a business consultant, a social media expert, a blogger, video designer, a graphic designer, an activist or whatever there is scope for every single thing.

Understanding Fiverr Levels

fiverr level system
fiverr level system

Currently there are four seller levels on fiverr.

  1. New seller.
  2. Level One
  3. Level Two
  4. Top Rated

When you get started you are a new seller. A new seller gets 7 gigs, 2 gig extras and 5 multiple gigs.

While when you are promoted to Level One (first milestone) you get 10 gigs, 4 gig extras, 10 gig multiples and eligibility to be featured in promoted gigs list.

To become a level one seller you have to maintain 4.8 star rating, your account should be 30 days old, you must have completed 10 orders of worth $400 or more and you have successfully maintained 90 percent: order completion rate, response rate and on-time delivery rate.

Next big day is when you get promoted as Level Two seller. A level 2 seller gets 20 gigs, 5 gig extras, 15 gig multiples, priority customer support, eligibility for customer success program and eligibility to be listed in promoted gigs list.

All the matrix are same as of level one with addition that your account must be 120 days old and you must have earned $2000 or more and completed 50 individual orders.

Top Rated Seller is the dream of every seller. It’s very hard to achieve but has the most amazing benefit like 7 days payment clearance, VIP customer support. 30 gigs, 20 gigs multiple and 6 gig extras.

Since the reward is big, hard work should be big. Your account needs to be 180 days old. Completed 100 individual orders and earned at least $20,000 or more. That’s a big amount.

You can read more about fiverr levels on fiverr’s official page dedicated to fiverr levels.

Important: Payment clearance duration or other levels is 14 days.

Getting Started on Fiverr: Gig Research

Before we launch our first gig, it is necessary that we do proper research about what you will be offering and what competition you can face. What exceptional or extras you can offer to your clients to get their attention (and eventually get a sale) and some precautions you can take to beat your rivals.

First go to fiverr.com and create a seller account. It’s free of cost. Once you are have done creating your account follow the below steps.

Step 1

As I mentioned earlier fiverr has 150+ gig categories. If you  have a good set of skills and you know what service you will be offering you can skip to step 2.

First login to fiverr, in the menu bar you will see major categories, hover over those categories and sub-categories will appear. Scroll through each category and see if you find something according to your interest.

Step 2

Once you have figured what service suits you best, break down further to sub-categories. Doing this will reduce the competition and you will see what your competitors are offering. Get an idea about pricing, how soon they deliver and read their description and title.

If you think copy writing is what you will be providing you will notice that there are tons of gigs about copy writing and some of them are so well ranked that it’s very difficult to beat them. Now, what you will do is breakdown the main category.

For example you can offer something like: “I will provide you a 1000 words article about health”. Actually you can be even more specific about what topic in health category? This will reduce the competition to huge extent.

Getting Started on Fiverr: Setting Up Gig

Assuming that you are already logged into your account, navigate to top bar menu where it says selling.

Click on it and select Gigs.

start selling
start selling

On the gigs page select Create New Gig.

create a new gig
create a new gig

First main thing of your gig is the gig title. It should be unique and attractive enough to grab the attention of clients.

If you are good at writing website content you can offer something like:

“I will write an engaging about us page for your website.”

Recommended formula for gig title:

[Verb] + [Unique Selling Point]+[Gig Outcome] or

[Verb] + [Gig Outcome] + [Unique Selling Point]

According to  survey if you use numbers in your title there are better chances that people will interact with your post/gig. You can add some numbers like “I will write an article in 24 hours”, “I will design 2 logos” or “I will do something for $5” etc. It will really help you to grab attention of clients.

Done with title? Now is the turn for choosing the write category. Carefully select in which category your gig falls. Further select sub-categories very carefully. Doing this will help your gig appear in relevant results.

setting up gigle title and category
setting up gigle title and category

Select appropriate tags for your gig. For example if you are setting up a logo designing gig you can add tags like: modern logo design, vintage logo design, feminine logo design, retro logo design.

Pricing and Gig Extras

There are two options available for pricing. Either you can setup one single package or 3 packages with different benefits. I would strongly recommend that you choose 3 packages. It will add more value to your gig.

Since you have done some research in your field so you have an idea what pricing is best to get started. Setup 3 packages with a little variations like in one package you can offer 500 words and in the other you can offer 1000. In one package you can offer 2 day delivery and in other you can offer 1 day delivery or in one package you can offer topic research and in other don’t.

setting up pricing
setting up pricing

Gig Extras

Gig extras are also a good way to make some extra cash. You can offer fast delivery for extra charges. Client can add topic research, focus keywords or more words to the package. But be aware don’t ask for too much.

setting up gig extras
setting up gig extras

Pro Tip: When you are getting started try to price your gig for as low as possible. I will recommend starting with just $5. Also one 24 hrs delivery if possible. Buyers prefer sellers that deliver within 24 hrs. But don’t worry! Once your gig is up and you have atleast 10+ reviews you can start increase pricing gradually.

For example after you have successfully completed 10 five star projects you can increase the price of each package by $5. When you reach 50+ five star reviews you can add $10 more to each package.

Writing Gig Description

Gig description plays a vital role in your conversions (rather client buys your service or not). Carefully curated and good sales pitch converts well and helps you to get more orders. It also plays a little role in your gig’s rankings for a specific keyword.

Here are a few tips to write your gig description efficiently: 

  • Describe what are you offering in your gig
  • Describe what you are not offering in your gig
  • Make bullet points for what your clients will get if they buy your gig
  • Describe for whom is this gig best for
  • Answer common questions and try to eliminate any doubt
  • It’s better to ask your customers to contact you before placing the order

Pro Tip: Want to drive more sales? Offer some ethical bribe. For example:

Order now and get two logos in price of one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions or FAQs allow you to answer common questions related to your gig. For example if you are in logo designing. Your FAQs may look like:

Q: Is the source file included in package?
A: No source file is not included, you have to buy it for an extra $5.

Q: Do you provide unlimited revisions?
A: No, only 3 revisions are included in package. After that, you have to buy more revisions for extra charges.

Adding Requirements

Make requirements must for your clients. Even you have discussed everything in private chat ask your clients to mention all the requirements on the order requirements page. Though it will be a little hassle for your client but it will save you from future conflicts.

Ask as much detail as required, don’t over do don’t miss out important things. Make checkpoints if possible. For example if you are offering social media related services. Your order requirements may be as follow:

  1. Social Account Links
  2. Current Status of Accounts (Followers/Likes)
  3. Related Niche

Gig Gallery

In this section you can add banner for your gig (upto 3 banners), a video and a pdf file. Adding at least one image is compulsory. Video and PDF files are optional.

Add a high quality custom built image for your gig. Clearly mention the main service included in the gig. If you can’t design a banner you can higher someone or use canva to build a custom banner for your gig.

Publishing Your Gig

Our final step is to publish our gig. Once everything is setup you can publish your gig and start sharing on social media or with your clients.

Mistakes to Avoid

Most of the beginners complaint that they don’t find any success on fiverr. In this section I will discuss why they don’t find any success.

a) Pricing

One of the biggest mistakes that beginners make is that they set the pricing for their services too high that client overlook their service. Whose going to invest his $100 in a service that is newly launched and have zero reviews. They have better pricing options. That’s why fiverr is awesome, you are never out of options. They will prefer to buy from a Level 2 Seller for $80 instead of a new seller (you) for $100.

So keep the pricing as low as possible, even you are not new in the field. But remember you are new on fiverr and to gain the trust (5 star reviews) do sacrifice, if you have to.

b) Don’t Offer What You Can’t Do

Never list a gig that you can’t complete or that is beyond your skills. In the beginning be very careful about client satisfaction, over deliver if you have to but never you fail to deliver an order. One bad review and you are at the brink of failure.

One bad review will throw your gig so deep that it will never appear in search results again. All those 5 stars wasted, all those good deliveries wasted.

c) Late Deliveries and Response Time

Try to deliver in time, it’s important for the good standing of your account + if you want to get promoted to next level.

Response as soon as possible. According to my point of view your response time shouldn’t be more than 1-2 hours. More engaging you ar

e more chances are you will get an order. Besides if you don’t reply quick you can lose a potential seller to another client.

Tips for Maintaining a Good Account

To keep your account in good standing and to get more sales you have to:

    • Avoid misleading or unrealistic promises or expectations
    • Deliver on time
    • Response quick
    • Maintain a rating of 4.8 stars or higher
  • Low order cancellation

Here are a few tips for everyone:

a) Deliver on Time

Always deliver on time. But in case you ran late talk to your client and try to convince him to extend the order delivery time.

You can do that by going to the order page > Resolution Center

resolution center
resolution center

In resolution center select Extend Delivery Time and give a suitable reason for extension.

b) Maintain 5 Star Review

If you deliver what you has promised you will definitely get a five star review. But some customers can be real mess or some even don’t bother to leave a review.

So here is the solution. After you have delivered what was promised send a polite message with an ethical bribe. A bonus related to your gig. For example if you have delivered a logo you can offer something like:

Leave an honest review and get a free 3D mockup of your logo.

If you think something is wrong and the customer may leave a bad review, reach him out before he leaves the review with such a strong offer that he can’t deny. For example:

Leave a good review and get source file for free.

Here is the script for such messages:

**BONUS: (add your bonus here)

Once you have reviewed this report and are satisfied, I’d really appreciate if you could give me a rating and comment on Fiverr. If you’ve any questions or concerns, just reach out first : )

c) Avoid Order Cancellation

Order cancellation badly impacts your gig so it is highly recommended that do what ever possible to avoid order cancellation.

Pro Tip: Ask the buyers to contact you first so you can decide rather you are ready to take the project or not. Also discuss the do(s) and dont(s) already. This will lower your cancellation rate to a great extent.

d) Buy Some Trust

When getting started on fiverr you may find it hard to beat the competition and make some place for your gig. So sometimes I recommend new people that they buy review.

How this works?

Ask a friend to buy your gig, you can pay him the price of gig. What he has to do is leave a 5 star review with a comprehensive good comment elaborating that you did very well. Try buying 5-10 such reviews if possible. Once people see that you are rated five stars they will have some trust and orders will start rolling in.

You can buy reviews from other sellers but cost will be a little higher.

e) Send Fake Traffic

If you can’t afford buying reviews a simple trick that may work is start sending fake traffic to your gig’s page. Fiverr will take it as if original people are viewing and interacting with gig. This will help your gig’s ranking and it may start appearing in search results.

Use can use hitleap to send fake traffic to your gig’s page. It is a traffic exchange site so you don’t have to pay for getting traffic. All you have to do is visit other people’s websites. You can use any other traffic exchange website for this purpose.

But remember 5 stars are king. They attract more and more buyers.

f) Level Up

Fulfill the required matrix to get promoted to next level. Higher level means that you will get more exposure and more exposure means more sales. Also when your level ups you become eligible for featured listings. Featured gigs receive a lots of sale, since they are appearing on top of related search results.

g) Favorite Gig

Ask your friends or buyers to give your gig a heart, means favorite your gig. This factor also effects your gig’s ranking. More heart means more people are liking your service. This tells fiverr that this gig is worth showing to buyers. Let’s say you already have some good reviews, getting more hearts will make you gig eligible to be featured.

save the gig
save the gig

Getting More Sales

To get more sales you have to optimize your gig perfectly. This includes writing a good description, an engaging title and appropriate tags.You can actually play with tags until you start getting impressions, views and clicks. Test different tags on weekly basis until you find the most suitable tags.

Here are a few more tips to get more sales:

  • Increase 10% of your traffic by responding to messages in time.
  • Become a top rated seller and you will get 16x more traffic. More traffic mean more sales and more potential clients.
  • Use a video that presents your gig. This will increase your sales by 220%. These stats were released by fiverr so they are authentic. You can hire a freelancer to create a video for you or you can create a simple video yourself using your phones camera or any digital camera.

Bonus

A huge mistake that beginners make is that they create only one gig while you can create 7. Absolutely right 7 gigs!

You can create 2 gigs of same skill or if you have a different skill set you can setup another gig for that specific skill set. Fiverr allows you to create gigs in different niches. So go ahead and create another gig.

Creating more than one gig will give you more exposure. You can test more and check which service sells best or you can keep both. A little luck factor is also worth mentioning here. You don’t know which service will sell best. You may be expecting that your copywriting gig will sky rocket but opposite happens and your social media management gig becomes viral.

So, keep trying different things and don’t give up too early. It may take some time to see sales rolling in. Be patient and determined.

Conclusion

Getting started on fiverr is really easy but to get success is little but difficult. You have to put some effort into it. If you follow this guide, you can start earning very easily. Once orders started rolling in then you will see good money. But remember keep your ratings up, always deliver on time and avoid order cancellation. These are the keys to success.

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