New to the Fiverr platform? And confused about how to make a good Fiverr gig? Don’t worry, follow the post to find the answers to your questions below.
Fiverr’s introduction is already done in the previous article now in this post I will discuss all the special terms known as Gig to sell your skills on a freelance marketplace: Fiverr.
Introduction to a Fiverr Gig
A gig meaning in Fiverr in easy words is nothing but just a showcase or a magazine of your skills as a seller. Like if you go to a shop and different products are showcasing on the shelf, with prices mentioned below, but they all belong to one shop. A buyer comes to the shop and buys the product of his need, a Fiverr Gig works the same way.
As a freelance seller, you showcase your skills and talents on the shelf or platform of Fiverr with the prices mentioned below, collectively called a gig. If the buyer needs to buy any service from you he will go through your Gig and if it meets his requirements he will place an order there.
Easy Gig Setup For a New Fiverr Seller
Once you are done with your Fiverr signup, the next step is to create a gig to start selling. Here’s a step by step method for that:
When you switch your account to selling, there will an option of Gig in the category section, click that and go to the option as Create a new gig!
OVERVIEW OF A GIG
Overview of your gig contains the following:
These are the skills you want to showcase in your gig. In the above example, the seller is selling a service for logo design. The title contains up to 80 words.
The category and subcategory suggest what your gig is about and will be shown among the corresponding services. Like in the above example it is shown that the seller’s gig is about the logo so a category is graphic and design and the subcategory is logo designing. This category can’t be changed once a gig is published.
This section is different in all the categories and it further describes and specifies your gig, such as the above metadata showing the style in which you will create the logo design and the file format you will provide.
Do these tags specify that if a buyer wants for example a logo design what they will search? If you tag your gig with the relevant keywords your service will appear in their search options. You can enter 5 tags in total. After that click saves and continues to jump on pricing.
PRICING OF YOUR GIG
Further comprising of 2 subcategories such as pricing and gig extras.
Pricing and Scope
You can choose one package or all three packages for your Fiverr gig. Select the name as per your liking. Then add a short description for each package. Set out the delivery time. The number of revisions the buyer will get from you.
Specific services you will provide in the different service gigs in different packages. Lastly, the price anywhere between 5$ to 995$ for your package or your gig.
Add Extra Gig Service
This section varies from service to service, this is just for bringing extra kick and attraction to your Fiverr gig. It can also determine, what you will charge if somebody wants to buy extra things or services.
For example: if your package says you will deliver in 3 days and someone wants delivery in 1 day. You can charge extra for delivery in 1 day. Determine in gig’s extra about it.
Creating a Fiverr gig description is one of the most important parts of creating a gig. 1200 characters will all you get to describer artistically and attractively that what services you will be provided in this gig.
Fiverr gig description contains all the minimum and maximum information about your service. But it will also let the buyers decide why they buy your services and skills. Spend most of your time while making a text in this part and choose wisely what to write in it. You can see a sample here.
In this part, you can also get a subsection of Frequently asked questions and answers. You can add FAQs here what you think most buyers will have in mind and add them there, creating a good impression on a buyer.
WHAT ARE GIG’S REQUIREMENTS
This part is for you, that when somebody places the order on your gig what you will be needing to start working. You can add multiple requirements you might need if someone places the order on your gig. Add them as per your needs and clicks continue and save.
SETUP MEDIA FILES FOR YOUR FIVERR GIG
The last thing is the media setup for your gig, text content is good, but media content is what makes it eye-catching. Develop or create your own photos and videos, to stand out odd in this sea of Fiverr sellers. Don’t copy other’s media this will be a violation.
For setting up a Fiverr gig one image is compulsory and the rest is up to you. You can add images in JPEG, PNG, GIF, or BMP format, and up to 50 MB. A video up to 75 secs and 50mb is acceptable by the Fiverr platform.
Audios lasting 3 minutes and 30 seconds and 10 MBS in mp3 and MPEG format are good to upload. This is available for some categories only. PDF files can also be upload for showcasing your work in detail. After you are done save and continue.
YOU ARE GOOD TO GO
Once, everything is filled and complete. I recommend revising through all your headings once again. Read everything and look for the errors you may have made and correct them. Click on publish your gig button to start selling.
Sometimes your gig takes time to become active, don’t worry about that. Fiverr team reviews some gigs, especially that contain large media such as videos.
After review, your gig will become active and will appear active in your gigs section. and now once everything is set. What are you waiting for? START SELLING!
If after publishing you want to change something, you can change it later on with the option of editing your gig.
In conclusion, a Fiverr gig is a main and only way you can sell your skills on a Freelancing marketplace known as Fiverr. Spend time in each section in the process of creating your gig. Don’t copy-paste other’s stuff. Be creative and create your own unique gig descriptions and media.
In the next article, I will tell you some tips to make your gig unique and professional.