Fiverr is one of the world’s largest online marketplace where you can outsource or buy products and services for a small price of $5. It started off in 2010 as a micro-contracting platform. Since then, it has hosted more than 500,000 gigs (or jobs). In this article, we will talk about the top gis in 2012, and we will also discuss some ways in which you cam also make your gigs popular.
What are gigs and how does it all work?
“Gig” is a fiverr lingo for a “job”. It is a short one sentence (or more) description of what sort of task you are willing to do. It works like this;
- Create a Gig on fiverr.com
- Share your Gig with the world
- If your Gig is ordered by a buyer, you will be notified.
- Deliver your work to the Buyer
- Get paid 48 hours after delivery (via PayPal)
Top Gigs in 2012
Now we are going to share some of the top Gigs on fiverr. Since this blog is about making online money and tips on blogging, some of these gigs will help help you get more traffic on your web pages by building followers, backlinks etc.
Top 5 Fiverrs in 2012!
Here is a list of Fiverr users and their gigs which took the fiverr business to a whole new level.
Chris Ferretti (JerseyFerretti) is very skilled in the art of impersonation. He can mimic many people, including actors like Christopher Walken. Making use of this unique talent, Ferretti posted Gigs on Fiverr promising people to call anyone and give them a message while impersonate a celebrity. It started off as a joke, but soon, orders started pouring in, seeking messages in that unique impersonating style, ranging from birthday greetings to prank phone call.
His most popular Gig is impersonating Christopher Walken. As they say, little drops make an ocean. So is true in this case. Ferretti earns around $800 to $900 per month only by recording five minute messages!
Mary Ingrassia (UniqueFiveX) is a Graphic Designer and an artist. She offers to speed color logos, speed write any messages, create videos etc. So far, she has earned around $6,000 from the venture.
Rick Kranglewitz (Rikochet) is a print artist who specializes in promotional and novelty items. he offers to print images and custom messages on small items like guitar picks, pencils, and golf balls etc. Although his aim on fiverr.com was to practice invoicing and printing, he has made around $1,500 from Fiverr!
Chris Hardy (Chrishardy) is another artist and musician who has earned more than $3,000 doing impressions of cartoon characters and writing/singing songs for other people.
Matt Wayne (Nosociallimits) is the founder of a company called No Social Limits. He has generated over 1,000 orders over the past few months for services like boosting clients’ followers and likes on Twitter or YouTube or Facebook. He’s now offering larger-scale services that he hopes will turn those micro-gigs into an actual client base.
Making Your Own Gigs popular
In order for your gig to be popular, it needs to stand out from the rest. Here are some tips that will guide you;
Blog about your gig! If you have a blog, then let your readers know that you are providing certain services. Chances are, that some of them will be interested, since they already have some level of interest with you and your blog.
Use Social Media! Everyone use one social network or the other. Take advantage of this fact and advertise your gig on such platforms. Tweet about it on Twitter or share on Facebook. That way, your followers who have interests similar to you, are your friends can see your gig and maybe order one.
Forums are another great way to increase your orders. On forums, you can learn about what people want. Provide services accordingly. Participate in those forums so that people who are looking for similar services can get to know about you, and hence they may order your gig.
Be nice to your customers. Always talk friendly to them. That way, you will earn more thumbs ups. And they may also write a good review about you that will help you in future.
We have written another article on fiverr.com, where we discuss some more ways of promoting your gigs. You can read the article for details over here. But here’s a recap of what we discussed
- Create a nice portfolio
- Create a Video
- Try to be fast and over-efficient