This is the fun part. What do you want to sell?
Go with something you naturally gravitate to, something that showcases your unique talents. Lots of people love something authentic and unique for personal use, for their business, etc. I’ve seen plenty of unique gigs on Fiverr that get tons of sales.
I wouldn’t go with an idea just because it seems popular. I know people always say, find a profitable niche.
But I see it as turn what you are good at into your own profitable niche. You’re more likely to stick with something you enjoy, and really put your time and energy and passion into it, and that’s going to show. The more you do what’s true to you, the better your gig will be.
There are many things you do extremely well that you take for granted every day – as well as things you’ve learned to do, either at school or work. Take time to brainstorm ideas. What’s unique about you? What are you good at? Where do your gifts lie? What things do people compliment you for?
Are you musical? Do you take stellar pictures? Do you have a unique artistic style? Are you super fit? Are you crafty? Does writing come easily to you? Do you enjoy acting? Can you speak another language? Are you good at web design? Are you a painter? Do you love puppets?
These are all gig themes that do extremely well on Fiverr every day.
If you’re stuck, ask friends and family. Other people that know us well can point out the talents and strengths we sometimes don’t see in ourselves.
Poke around on Fiverr and see what people are selling to get your own ideas. Look at what gig extras they offer. How are they maximizing profits? Don’t get discouraged or intimidated when you do this, either. Let it inspire you to come up with your own plans and ideas, because really, the sky is the limit.
Keep it simple at first, and then build over time and allow things to progress naturally. That doesn’t mean it will happen slowly.
Always remember: For a basic $5 gig, this should be something you can do in 15 minutes or less. No more than 15 minutes. Why? Because this is not slave labour.
You want to make it worth your while and not sell yourself short.
Here are your action steps:
1. If you’re new to Fiverr and don’t have any gigs yet, sit down with a pen and paper and brainstorm all the things you enjoy doing, all the things you’re good at, anything that you’ve learned to do at school, work, from friends, etc. Think outside the box – what makes you unique?
2. If you find yourself getting stuck, ask friends and family for ideas. They know you best!!
3. Browse through current Fiverr gigs to get ideas in the categories you think you might be interested in and make note of their gig extra options. We’ll talk more about these later.
4. If you already have a gig idea, think about how you can improve on it. What kind of gig extras might you be able to offer? What other skills do you have that would tie in with your first offer? How can you leverage sales?
5. Remember not to offer too much for $5. Keep it really, really simple. This is not to be mean to your customer. It’s to protect you, the seller, from being exploited. It’s also so that you have more room to create those amazing gig extras that will not only add value to your product but will increase your earnings. It’s possible to make decent hourly pay on Fiverr, but whether you do or not is entirely in your hands.
Your time, your talent! Make the most of it.
Check this video to rank your new Fiverr gig in 2020.