Editor’s Note: Sometimes last week, I began to think of what to share with YOU but to tell you what, I was blank. That was when I saw Ryan’s post where he offered to guest post on weblogs that share stuff on Blogging. We exchange a few texts about that, and this morning, Ryan contacted me with an attachment of this post, he was going to share with us on how to make BIG money with blogging. My heart leaped for joy as I read through the article and I couldn’t hold back on sharing it with you!
I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as i did. Over to you, Ryan. 🙂
Man catching falling cash
“The fun is the reward.”
Repeat that phrase to yourself 10 times. Right now.
If you are struggling like a flopping fish out of water to make any money with your blog, repeating that mantra above will help you.
You probably made a god out of money. Or maybe you are just terrified to lose money, or to go broke.
I have been in your shoes. I have lost almost everything years ago. But I also turned my financial life around by living that mantra above.
When you blog mainly to have fun, the blogging/work/fun is the reward. All else feels like extra, or a bonus. Like money. When money feels like an extra or bonus, or no big deal, more money flows into your life.
This is the perfect attitude to take to earn some sweet coin through blogging.
1: Follow Your Fun
Follow your fun. Primarily. Your finances follow.
Follow your passion. Primarily. The profits follow.
When you follow each step below you will notice something: I mentioned the word “money” only a few times. This is because to make big money you don’t just stare at money all day long, or focus on money. Money is inanimate. It cannot act. *People* do act, though. And money flows through people.
So if you want to make a ton of money, focus on following your passion through blogging, for fun. This detaches you largely from money outcomes which helps you focus on helping people which helps you make more money now, and in the long run.
2: Define What “Big” Money Means to You
Big money is $10,000 a year to some folks.
Big money is $1,000,000 a year to other folks.
A different crowd may define big money as $10,000,000,000 a year.
There is one scary but freeing part of defining your money goals: you are going to BE such a different person while you work toward those goals that it will make you sprint out of your comfort zone into fun and freeing and sometimes terrifying spots.
This is the tuition you need to pay to make big money. Especially if you have little money now. No longer can you cower to your fears or make excuses or blame other people for your failures.
You committed to enter the big boy and big girl club now. These folks laugh at fears as they glide through the fears, like a hot knife through butter. You need to do the same to make that scrilla.
3: Create Helpful Posts
Create helpful blog posts to address the needs of your readers.
Increase your blogging income.
Ask readers questions. What are they struggling with? What obstacles do they face? Ask how you can help them.
Provide answers in the form of your blog posts. Be thorough. Be generous. Tackle their problem/questions with your solutions/answers/blog posts.
If you regularly solve your reader’s problems you lay the foundation for becoming a full time, professional blogger.
Help Other Bloggers.
Promote other bloggers through social media, by interviewing them and by featuring them on your blog.
This is my favorite tip for boosting my blogging profits. I help other bloggers make money and they help me to make money. Simple formula. Not rocket science here.
Helping successful bloggers builds friendships. Those friends expand your reach by promoting you. Some will hire you. Some will buy your product or eBooks.
Help other bloggers freely. Make that sweet chedda.
5: Guest Post
Guest post on top blogs from your niche.
Wow the socks off of successful pro bloggers and impress their audiences too.
Guest posting simply leverages your presence quickly. Being seen by more folks who are interested in your blog, products and services increases your income potential.
Reach out to your blogging buddies. Ask if you can guest post on their blog and share 3 ideas with them.
If you build really strong friendships and practice writing 1,000 words daily (in a Word document) your friends will invite you to guest post before you ask them.
The magic of making online buddies, eh?
6: Blog Comment
Comment on top blogs from your niche.
Increase your exposure. Build brand awareness. Boost your blogging profits.
Write a 5 paragraph – or longer – insightful, personalized, helpful comment on top blogs from your niche. Help people. Make friends. Increase your blog traffic and income.
Commenting on blogs gives you greater online visibility and more friends. That’s a profitable combo.
7: Build an Email List
Build an email list.
The money may not be in the list but when it is easy for folks to read your latest posts and buy your latest products and hire you for your services, you will see it is easier to make money when you’re list building.
List building is convenience on steroids. Folks WILL read your blog when they get your posts through email. Ditto for buying new eBook releases; I spotted an uptick in eBook sales when I got serious about building a list.
Readers may see your post on Twitter. They probably won’t see it on Facebook these days. They will see it and read it and follow your call to action if your post pops up in their email inbox.
Build a list.
8: Create Products and Services
Create products and services to cash in.
Doing so helps diversify your income streams.
I just checked my stats now; I sold one more eBook on Amazon. That is a quick 3 bucks. Which does not seem like much. Until you factor in the other income streams through which I am earning.
It all adds up.
Consider: offering freelance writing services, blog consulting services, writing and self-publishing eBooks on Amazon, self-publishing audio books, affiliate income and creating helpful online courses.
Add an income stream every 3-6 months.
What tips can you add to this list?
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chows Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.
Editor’s Note: Sam Adeyinka is a Digital Marketing Strategist, Public Speaker, Freelance Writer and Podcaster! He first published this post on Huffington Post as a contributor.
Have you ever wonder and ask the one million dollar question of how to start a blog?
Well, you’re in luck because I will in this post share with you six easy ways to get your blog up and running.
Now, I understand the craving of wanting to start your own blog, part of which might stem from the desire of espousing your knowledge to the world around you.
To tell you what, you can start and get a blog running in less than 20 minutes.
Yes, I mean it – 20 minutes!
And did I tell you that you don’t need any knowledge of html, coding or at the most, web design.
Albeit, I will share with you a little story about how I got started and I’m sure it will get you fired up. Read on…
Okay, a little over 5 years ago, I started my first blog on the wordpress.com and it was called SamuelKermis.wordpress.com.
Before I start that blog though, I changed from platform to platforms. That said. I started with blogspot.com and then I moved to tumblr.com and then to wix.com and on and on until I found wordpress.com, which I thought was fairly easy to manoeuvre.
But the truth was, I knew next to nothing about writing or running a blog letting alone making it successful. So I got frustrated and quit working on the blog.
Then after 2 years, I came back to it, having downloaded and studied several books on “How to Start a Blog”.
So I went on and bought a domain (Pro Motivator), registered it with a web host (Arvixe), and then installed WordPress on it with Softaculous and that took about 10 minutes.
That’s it – that’s how I started, launched and became successful at growing successful blogs.
It’s the same thing I hope to do with this post and if you will take the next 7 minutes or so to read this post and of course apply the shared lessons, you will have been able to start and grow a successful blog of your own.
Must read: How To Secure A Domain Name from Hackers
N.B: Should in case you get stuck while making your blog, please do not hesitate to get in touch via [email protected] and I’ll be glad to help you out for free.
How to Start a Blog in 6 Easy Steps
Know exactly WHY you want to start a blog
Decide WHAT your blog will be about
Choose a platform to blog on
Choose a web host
Install WordPress using Arvixe or Godaddy or any other web hosting companies.
Login to your new blog and start blogging, sharing your awesomeness with your readers.
#1. Know exactly WHY you want to start a blog
A wise man once said, “When you know your destination, getting your direction becomes easier.” Isn’t that right?
Now, people start blogs for different reasons. And it’s been discovered that blogging can help you become a better person, help you think clearer, communicate with intentionality and build your creative flair. Improve your writing style is one of the things blogging can help you with.
It’s what I have experienced. 🙂
So why do you want to blog becomes the question that begs an answer.
I can’t answer that for you as only you are in the best position to answer the question.
However, I have shared some of the few reasons why you might want to start a blog.
For me though, I launched into the world of blogging also known as the blogosphere because I wanted to be able to communicate my thoughts and ideas to a larger audience and really help them live fully and sensually.
So I ask you; why do you want to start a blog?
#2. Decide WHAT your blog will be about
You can name it. Exactly what do you want your blog to be about?
For the few who are familiar with Linda Ikeji, you will know that she run the most popular and controversial entertainment blog in Nigeria. I can already see some folks nodding a BIG yes to my claim. 🙂
I am sure the name Brian Clark is not strange to you. And if it is, I am not sure Copyblogger is strange to you as you will rarely make a search query on terms like, “How to start a successful blog” or say “How to be a better writer” and not be redirected to his powerful blog.
Where do you go to when you are looking for news about politics? CNN of course! For Nigerian’s suffers, you know its naij.com, right?
I can continue listing blogs and what they focus their strength and energy upon. Tells why some blogs are greater than the others.
The simple truth is that bloggers who knows exactly what they should blog about are not always short on words or better put, they don’t experience what you call writer’s block.
I mean if you don’t have talker’s block, why then should you have writer’s block. Just saying.
I highlighted in this post exactly what you should do to know what you should blog about. And Jeff Boss shared four powerful points in his “find your niche in 60 minutes...” post he made on Entrepreneur.com. You should check out those two links if you are really serious about knowing what to blog about.
Let me also share some really pretty easy steps to knowing what you should focus on as you start your own blog.
Write down and sincerely answer the following questions in a sheet of paper…
What are your hobbies? What do you feel happy doing? What are you always excited to talk about to your friends? Is it fashion, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, food, traveling, relationship, movies or fiction?
Answering the above questions will sure help you to make the decision of blogging about what it is you should be blogging about.
And trust me, passion is one of the few things that will stand you out, that will determine if or not you are going to quit anytime soon, or that you are going to always put your head in the game as to brewing new contents week-in-week-out.
In the light of this, I ask you to go on to create a blog, talk about what you know, love and are willing to learn and the sky will only be your starting point.
There are several blogging platforms out there and you just have to choose one to install your blog on.
Would you like to know the ones that exist?
WordPress – WordPress is the most popular free blogging platform. I use this one and you can go here to learn about the 7 Major Reasons Why I Love And Use WordPress.
Tumblr – Tumblr is one of the easiest free blogging platforms to use.
Blogger – Blogger is one of the longest running free blogging platforms on the web.
I should tell you however that these free blogging platforms aren’t really free. Remember that even in Freetown there’s actually nothing free.
Now, these blogging platforms all come with TONS of annoying limitations that seek nothing else but to enslave you. I share 5 of them below:
Limitation #1: They use your blog as a hub for sharing their annoying adverts which proceeds they will not share with you.
Limitation #2: You can’t promote affiliate products and the most annoying one is that you are not allowed to install Adsense codes on your blog. Now tell me, how do they intend for you to make money online?
Limitation #3: You can’t use many of the thousands of the must have wordpress plugins out there, let alone be able to install out-of-the-box wordpress themes. Now, that’s a BIG put off, right? I thought so too.
Limitation #4: you can’t use a custom email ID like [email protected] That’s not cool. You deserve something better.
Limitation #5: On free blogging platforms, your blog can be deleted at any time if the company’s server mistakes your blog for a spam, or if you accidentally violate their rules.
And guess what – you have no remedy if that happens. So the smart choice is to go with a selfhosted blog.
Convinced now about why you shouldn’t even think of starting your blog with a free blogging platform? Read on…
So how much does a self-hosted blog cost?
Turns out, not much of a hassle anyways.
What you’ll pay to set up your blog is less than a movie ticket…
First, you’ll need a domain name – usually sold for $15 but I’ll tell you how to grab it for almost FREE.
Second, you’ll need a hosting account which costs less than $68 and $95 for the first year.
You can go here to get coupon codes to get cheap domain names and web host services with Godaddy.
#4. Choose a web host
There are actually several web hosting companies out there but I have been using Arixe since 2013, though I left them sometimes because of the few glitches they had and that affected my blog at the time. But as soon as it was fixed, I came back.
There is however some really important things to take note of when choosing a web host. They are:
Reliability Speed 99% Server Uptime Ease of use Unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited email accounts. Inexpensive. “one-click WordPress blog” installation, so you can install WordPress with few clicks. 90-day money- back guarantee. So if you open a blog today and decide later that blogging is not something you want to do again, you can cancel your account and get a refund.
It’s like sweating a bucketful of blood, splitting your head in bits trying to write your best, drooling long hours over the laptop keyboard…and no one even noticed it.
That hardboiled, dogged work got you nothing but potatoes.
Better be “little ole dweeb” living in a cave than to bear such silence to your online effort.
I mean, who doesn’t want it?
To have a metric ton of eyeballs frolicking to your new blog post. To have oodles of visitors tooting the love on social media. To have a dollop of thank-you emails flooding your inbox.
Who the heck doesn’t want it?
But you see, on this web space, where this readers are always right, you’ve got to dance to their tunes, not play your tune and hope anyone would come running to dance.
Not getting the picture?
Taken, you pick some ideas off the top of nowhere (most likely a rejected pile of outdated web ideas), you slap together 500 to 750 words, mixed that with a blog image you ripped off Google, and published that piece….
Rubbing your palm. Licking your fingers. Salivating and watching how the crowd would troop to that little middling crap you just threw on there.
They never showed.
The last person who mistakenly landed on your blog thought your writing reeked of fart.
When you refreshed and saw 1 comment, you’re quick to check who’s found you.
It was just some stupid little trackback from an old post you linked to. Better be dead than watch your writings be ignored this way.
No, it’s not really because they have big names. Though that counts much.
It’s because you couldn’t not drool over every content they publish.
If you clicked back and not read their content, it’s for one of these reasons:
It’s not exactly the information you’re looking for.
You’re in a rush and would certainly get back to it.
You’re darn too lazy to read.
All in all, you couldn’t not love the content those blogs produce.
Their writing is darn so good you think you’re before a nicely made dish, cutting them steak up and chucking them down your throat. Yummy thing.
Their writings taste (yes, taste) like a hot chocolate laced with a metric ton vanilla ice cream.
And so, besides their ability to simplify difficult topics, you can’t ignore the fact their writings draw you in, grab you hard on the butt, and lead you to change or cry out, “OMG, grandma’s got to see this!”
Think your writings can be like that, too? Think it’s no fat chance anyone would even pay attention to what you have written?
As I mentioned earlier, no one can outright promise absolute victory for you, but if you knew what made your writings akin to a toddler’s poop, you’ll be better off fixing the glitches and getting some flaring number of eyeballs on your writings.
Ready to quit publishing content that gets you squat? Let’s dig in:
1. You Don’t Story-Tell
Look at me, did I mention that you didn’t slap some good old-fashioned anecdotes to your posts introductions because you read it works wonder for drawing readers in?
Did I say you didn’t attempt to string some made up claptrap in the hope that someone would just appreciate you for it?
But I’m saying that if you did pull off storytelling well, you probably should be worried about your blog crashing due to traffic spike.
Or why do you think this post got over one million views?
Why do you think it’s sister post got over 493 comments and the comment had to be closed, meanwhile?
It’s because of good storytelling.
And the truth is, it is quite difficult to pull off an awe-inspiring story that would draw tears from your readers’ eyes.
If your stories aren’t doing that, making your readers want to beat down your comment sections, or if you aren’t using storytelling at all, it is time to learn this hard truth:
The web loves storytelling. And you better be giving it to them.
If you’re a greenhorn and you can’t shell out sensational, highly emotional, and lesson-packed stories in your blog posts, your fat chance is to read great stories.
Yes, great writers steal, that’s what.
John Keats gained mastery over poetry by reading and imitating the style of great poets in his time.
Zora Neale Hurston became a mind-boggling black writer by studying the works of other and writing exactly in their own style.
And here’s what Robert Greene says about gaining mastery over anything, especially storytelling in this case:
“As you continue to observe and follow the lead of others, you gain clarity, learning the rules and seeing how things work and fit together. Soon, you bring your own style and individuality into play.” [Emphasis mine]
Simply, the more you read (and practice) great storytelling by pro bloggers or classic writers, the better you get at it. And the more you’ll be able to infuse your style and individuality into it.
Even Jesus’s best stories used tons of analogies. Duh! It was His favourite strategy for simplifying tough topics for the less-informed crowd.
Think the story of the good Samaritan to illustrate the need to love your neighbour. Think the story of the prodigal son to prove God’s love for a repentant sinner. And think “the Kingdom of God is like a man who went to obtain a kingdom for himself”.
What is analogy? Drawing comparison between your point and a relevant situation in order to foster clarity and deepen readers’ understanding.
You want your audience to get your point, so you compare a relatable instance.
You can picture the frustration when you trot around in a classroom, giving your best lecture, only the classroom is empty.
And that’s exactly the foolishness of publishing remarkable content on an obscure blog.
What about comparing your writing to a toddler’s poop? Or marketing your business in a desert?
That means your writing is worthless (sorry, but true) and you’re giving your best on your blog; only no one is paying attention.
How do you get this little ole Sammy done?
Think of an event, situation, or life occurrence that relate to the point you’re trying to make. Then compare that to your point.
You’ll pull off engaging analogies if you learn to use humorous analogies.
It gets difficult and pretty nasty when your example isn’t known to your audience or it is totally off point.
For example, “Delaying to start your online business is like wishing a bowl of eba will make itself, ” is a less perfect example if your readers aren’t Nigerians. Most online readers don’t even know what garri is (just saying).
Make sure both comparisons fit.
Here are examples to stir your imagination:
Writing boring content is like stringing poop together and hoping your readers will pay attention. Depending on Google alone for traffic is like waiting for the US President to find your blog soon.
Waiting for blog readers to find your blog by themselves is like arsing around a river and hoping a crab will blink its eyes. You’ll wait a lifetime.
As Glen Long wrote, “If you can get your reader to buy into your analogy, it can be hugely persuasive.”
What’s the power of analogy, you ask?
How did I pull you into this post in the introduction?
3. You Don’t Create Cliffhangers
What’s the lifeblood of a thrilling thriller novel?
Those small surprises that engage your curiosity and drag you on to open to the next page. They stir you to think “so what’s next”. And the only way to find that out is to flip on to the next pages.
See, web readers have the attention span of a fly. And getting them to read your masterly content, bond with it, and still comment is what you want.
You can’t get that done if you don’t their minuscule attention with entertaining details and breathtaking cliffhangers; giving them a reason to keep scrolling.
Cliffhangers are common in movies and novels. But are they common in blog posts? You bet.
How do you pull them off without sounding like a broken record?
As a web writer, you could:
Leverage Curiosity: Who wants to be in the dark about a vital information? Nobody. If you were bedeviled by an obnoxious body mass, and you see this headline, “how would you like to lose 50 pounds in 5 minutes?” Seriously, that draws you in and you want to read on. So, sate your readers’ curiosity with an intriguing question. Like this: Why do some bloggers succeed while others fail? Trust me, you’d want to know.
Use depressing segue: We fall for empathy because we humans are highly emotional creatures. Keep your readers scrolling by employing a depressing segue in your sentences. Like this post: You drown your dreams with junk food or booze or shopping sprees, all the while telling yourself you’re doing the right thing. But are you? “No,” a little voice whispers inside of you. “No, this is all very, very wrong.” Oh God… (then it leads on to the next sub-head)
Yell Exclamation: “What tha heck!”, “What?”, “Heck”. Yelling at your readers (smartly) stops them in their tracks, itches their curiosity gland and sets them scrolling to read your reason for yelling in the first place. Mind you, you had better have a good reason for yelling. Just saying.
Examples of common cliffhangers:
Sound silly, uhn?
Here’s my point
Think it’s never possible?
Let me tell you a story,
She didn’t believe me. But I pulled it off. Here’s how I did it.
What? You think you’re any better? Let’s see then.
Internal cliffhangers are made of suspense. You want your readers to transit from one sentence, one paragraph, one sub-head to the next and have fun doing it.
Tie a juicy carrot to the end of the rope, drag and twitch, then watch the bunny rabbit follow your bait.
But that rabbit has got to be rewarded real good. Know what I mean?
4. You Don’t Scream At Your Readers
Ever wanted a kid to poop in his pant or knock him out of hurting himself?
You scream his name.
How do you stop a toddler from playing into a Rottweiler’s mouth? You sing his name? Hell, no!
You shout the heck out of his name.
See, web readers are like kids, sometimes you have to knock them out of their delirium to get them to notice your point and take it to heart.
How do you do that?
Here’s Derek Halpern correcting the web’s stupidity with a daring yell. (He uses not a word, but a sentence instead: “If you’re not building an email list, you’re an idiot.”)
If you aren’t interjecting your writings with those staccato bursts, you’re like a mom who watches her kid dancing towards a beehive unprotected, and all she’s drawling is,”don’t go there, baby”.
Want to make a dog pull its tail between its legs and scram? You shout “Get!”
Want to snap your readers out of their doldrum? Sprinkle these interjections.
However, do it too often and you’ll come off as a swayback or a confused moron.
Or imagine the effect screaming often at a child has on him later. Nothing.
You don’t want that, see. But you’ll know when it’s time to use any of those.
Heck! You’ll know when it’s important to use them to emphasise a point.
5. You Don’t Laden Your Writings With Emotions
There’s no way this post could have gotten over 5092 comments and 1.8 million shares on Facebook without fretting people’s emotions.
There’s no way this post could’ve gotten mighty Tony Robbins to grant the writer free access to his exclusive “Unleash The Power Within” event if it hadn’t toyed with readers’ emotions.
There’s no way that same post could have beat the heck out of this mother post without really kicking up readers’ emotional spine.
There’s no way in the world your posts will ever move a fly or scare the brain off those crickets if they don’t stir readers’ emotions like wildfire.
Why did Martin Luther King Jr’s greatest speech, I Have A Dream, go viral?
Why did Winston Churchill’s speech against the Nazi’s barbarity cause a stir?
How do great men win the hearts of their listeners and get them to act against their own self-will?
They fret their emotions. They tickle the heck out of that sensitive gland. They poop a bucketful of empathetic words on their brains. And you see men running to do their bidding like they’re on coke.
Empathy still remains a way to grow into your audience’s heart, touch their heart raw, and get them to leave you comments like this:
And how do you pull off emotion-laden posts?
I could tell you to call the devil out of you the next time you sit to write.
I could tell you to smash your head against the wall till it hurts so bad you’re banging out hot, touching words out of pain and anger.
I could tell you to look on your past and find out what truly, truly hurt you and fix that into your next post and that’s sure to go viral.
But you see, I’ll be letting loose a lot of hell on the web that way. The post could go viral but you’ll likely go bonkers afterward.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Yusuff Busayo is a freelance writer, blogger and a nerdy chatterbox. Once a confused, witless and dead-broke writer himself, he now delivers beginners from their blogging stupidities and helps clients to cure ‘online obscurity syndrome’. Find out how he can rid your writing skill of fluff here and how helps small businesses to double their income here.
Fiverr is a marketplace where anyone can sign up and sell services for $5.
That can be anything from getting a logo designed, transcript, video creation, backlinks, social signals and so on. You can even get a video of your name in shells on the beach or hold your sign while skydiving.
If you have a browse through the available Fiverr gigs you will see how varied they are – there really is a gig for everyone!
The best bit is anyone can signup to Fiverr as a seller and starting selling their service. Which is exactly what Eze John did earning $1,644 in 30 days.
What You Will Learn
How to start making money on Fiverr today
The exact steps used to generate $1,644 in 30 days
How to promote your Fiverr gigs
The secret sauce to ranking Fiverr gigs
If you are looking for a way to get started online – it really doesn’t get any easier than this. Even I’m admiring its simplicity.
Credit to Eze John for revealing all of this, he could have easily packaged up what your about to learn as an eBook and sold it.
Introducing Eze John
Eze John is 20 years old from Nigeria. He is always looking for new ways to make money online and struck success with Fiverr.
He is going to share precisely how he made $1,644 in 30 days with his gig so you can do the same!
What Is Fiverr?
Fiverr is the leading marketplace for services starting at just $5. Lots of people buy and sell services (and also products) everyday through Fiverr.
The available services range from business promotion, social networking and advertisement to funny videos, graphic design and translations to mention just a few.
These offered services are called “GIGS” on Fiverr. You can find almost anything you need. People from all over the world visit the site to offer their services and expertise.
My Fiverr Earnings
Before I get into things let me show you proof of my earnings from my Fiverr account which is less than 40 days old.
As you can see it shows a total of $1,644 earned but has since gone on to earn nearly $2,000. I did all of this using a piece of software I bought for just $67.
Revealing My Fiverr Gig
So how did I manage to make that much money on Fiverr? Well first of all I spent time looking at what other people are having success with.
At the same time I spotted an awesome product that helped me create animated videos really quickly.
So the idea for my gig was born – I’m going to create a video animation service offering things like whiteboard videos, 3D animation videos, hand drawn videos etc.
There is no big secret here – I just looked at what other people sold and what I could make quickly and created some relevant gigs.
You could say that preparation met opportunity perfectly!
Here are some samples of the videos I was selling to give you a better idea-
Animated Character Video
Pretty cool videos right?
What a lot of people don’t realise is just how high the demand is for videos like this and they are super easy to make!
You can just create a gig for these kind of videos today on Fiverr and start getting orders the same day – they are hugely popular!
As you can see the orders come flooding in!
How To Create The Videos
You might be wondering how exactly I’m creating the videos and you’ll be glad to know it is really simple.
Not long ago a WSO appeared for Video Maker FX which is a simple piece of software to create animated videos. I paid $67 for it at the time.
You can read my full review here.
The software makes it really easy and quick to make all kinds of different videos for all kinds of business in no time at all.
Revealing The Step By Step Process
So now I’ve shown you what I do and what I use to do it, now all you need to know is how to do it yourself
Just follow the steps below-
Step 1 – Practice
First of all I bought Video Maker FX and spent time practising making videos of all different types with it.
It took me a couple of weeks of playing but I soon got the hang of being able to make videos quickly.
Step 2 – Create Fiverr Gig
Once I knew I could produce awesome videos I created my Fiverr Gig.
I kept the title short and simple – “I will Create a Professional Whiteboard Animation Video In 24hours for $5.”
Here are some other titles I have used that did well-
I will create an AMAZING Whiteboard Animation Video For $5
I will create a PROFESSIONAL Whiteboard Doodle Video For $5
I will create an Eye CATCHY Animation Video For $5
Feel free to play around – you get the idea!
Step 3 – Creating Your Gig Image
If you do a search for similar gigs you will notice some of them have better images than others that really stand out.
Do some searches and take some inspiration from the gig images that really stand out to you.
Once you have done that you can use PicFont.com to create your Fiverr gig image, if you really want to stand out you can also hire someone on Fiverr to do it!
Step 4 – Writing Your Gigs Description
Your description is also a very important part to your gig that you need to get right.
Just like with the images I also search around Fiverr and look at what the other top sellers are doing and use their descriptions as inspiration.
Whatever you do, don’t copy their descriptions or your will get banned. Just use them as inspiration and come up with your own unique description.
Step 5 – Tags/Keywords
One of the most important parts of your gig is setting up the tags and keywords.
A lot of people don’t realise this but having your gig tagged correctly is very important to the ranking of your gig in Fiverrs search results.
Take a look at the picture above and you will see the tags I used and also set your gig delivery duration to “1 DAY”.
Step 6 – Video-fying Your Gig
You also have the option of adding a video to your gig to make it stand out. Again this helps to boost rankings and sales so pay attention.
I just used Video Maker FX to make a catchy video for my gig, it doesn’t need to be anything special but shows off the service as well.
The Secret Sauce – Ranking Your Fiverr Gigs
Once you have everything setup and your Fiverr gig is live you need to apply the secret sauce to get the gig ranking and sales flowing in.
This has been my secret for about 6 months that I have only shared with a few of my friends. I can rank any gig #1 for any keyword on Fiverr in less than 48 hours for any search term like “video animation”, “usa traffic” and so on.
Here is how I do it-
NOTE: You must have completed the previous steps for this to work.
Step 1 – Dummy Account
Create a dummy Fiverr Account and buy your gig twice. Then give your gig a nice positive review (You will only loose $2 when you do this).
Step 2 – Fake Visitors
Now just sends at least 250 fake hits/visitors to your Fiverr gig. This will boost your gigs impressions and make it more visible to cash at hand buyers.
If you don’t know how to get fake visitors, well you can just buy them from Fiverr but don’t go overboard with them.
Step 3 – Accurate Tags
Make sure you use accurate tags for your gigs and also include the keywords you want to rank for in the title and description.
If you are going to do a gig like the one I’ve shown you above you would use tags like-
Promoting Your Fiverr Gig
Well truth be told I do not do anything to promote my gigs outside of Fiverr. All I do is what I have shared with you in this tutorial.
There are over 1 million buyers on Fiverr so once I have ranked my gigs I do not need to promote them because I already have massive exposure to cash at hand buyers.
That’s all for now I hope you have learnt something today and feel free to ask any questions in the comments below!
So I’m here with you again today talking about 3+ Simple Ways to Leveraging the Power of Relationships to SELL ON FIVERR….trust me it worked in getting more sales on fiverr
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So, I discovered a powerful secret this afternoon at the cafe writing and updating this blog – Fiverr Lab
It was so powerful that I was sure it would work and of course I’m beginning to get results and I’m sure if you try it as well, you will soon be smiling to the bank every month.
So what is this simple secret?
Well, I call it “Leveraging the Power of Relationships“.
Relationship sir/ma is the highest need and it seems to me that every great and commanding steps in the annals of the world is only traceable to the triumph and power of relationships, even quality relationships
So what’s the drill? Simple. Start making out with other Level 1, Level 2, and of course Top Rated Sellers.
By making out with them, I mean reaching out to them by saying hi and introducing yourself to them, what you’re into and let them know you will be handy in case they needed a hand on anything.
The idea here is to be friends with them. As it is in any offline business, you’ve got to relate with people for them to be able to trust you. Of course you can’t trust me with your money or say with the password to your paypal account if you don’t already know me.
For instance, it’s easy for folks to recommend Preseg to withdraw their Paypal earnings as per 1. Is reputation 2. Credibility 3. Honesty and this three is only achieved as per the relationships they’ve had with him.
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Still haven’t gotten the drill yet?
Reaching out to this folks will help you in so many ways;
1. You will be learning first-hand from the experiences of those that have gone ahead of you in the business.
2. You won’t have to make the mistakes they made.
3. You will in most cases get referrals from them in a bid to help lift you, especially if they fall in love with your aura.
There are many more benefits but I want to believe you got the whole idea now.
NB: To rise quickly on fiverr involves 3 things or maybe more, I’d share this three.
The Anatomy of Relationships Building
1. Responsiveness – Buyers love sellers that are responsive. By responsive I mean replying on time to buyers. I messaged Natashanixontoday, one of the Top Rated Sellers on fiverr and within 5 seconds or so, I got her reply. That’s to tell you how responsive she is. (Well, I don’t blame her she gets over 60 orders per day).
Here’s what she told me though:
“Just work all day and you will be a success, I worked for 16hrs a day to get where I’m at. be committed and you will succeed. “
Now, that’s someone who knows what her job is and is determined to do it well. It’s what I call, “leveraging the power of relationships”
2. Effective Communication – Communication is one distinguishing factor between the successful and the fairly successful. The need for communicational skill these days has reason over 100%, especially in organizations because this one skill help and continue to help struck needed deals.
My first buyer gave me a nice review and rating, even though we still haven’t figured out what happened to the job I’m trying to deliver to him, but that was on the premise of effective communication. (Thanks so much Brett for being kind and for having a good heart).
I had communicated with him as though we’ve know all our lives. I mentioned his first name every time(I had to researched his name though).
I communicated with him as though I was a professional, yes I am.
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3. Badass Delivery – By badass I mean, explosive, stupendous, clean, magnificent, well delivered jobs.
You’ve got to deliver exactly or even more than what you said you will do for your buyers for $5.
Someone once said, “salary is another man’s assessment of your worth.”
I concur with that thought and you’ve got to prove buyers who came with the intention of getting cheap works done.
Make them feel like they are “THIEVES” and that they should be paying more for your service.
Now, that will only be possible if you’re offering them more than they can chew.
And here’s a bonus:
4. Gift of the Gab – gift of the gab simply means the ability to persuade. Sometimes, buyers don’t feel they should hire you to do their work but you’ve got to persuade them into buying your gigs whether they like it or not.
You will only be able to do this from the creation arena to the delivery center.
How do I mean?
Optimize your gig from the word “GO”. That is;
1. Optimize your headline
2. Optimize your images,
3. Setup an explosive video showing buyers what you can do for them and why they should leave other sellers and come to you
4. Write a mind-blowing sales page of 1200 words, that is your description. Make sure you optimize it well with your keywords(article writing or something).
5. Optimize your tags
Truth is the creation of your blog will either mar you or make you successful selling on fiverr.
When you have a fantastic account and gig setup, it will always attract and persuade buyers to make that first move, which is to contacting you.
Then you need to be responsive in answering them, communicate with them effectively and of course deliver a nice gig cause they sure will have no choice but to order your gig.
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While Fiverr provides all of us with a chance to show off our skills and create a side income for your household through a simple to use interface, it does require some work to attain the right type of attention and detail. As you know, Fiverr provides its sellers with a ‘Level’ and it varies from Level 1, Level 2 and Top Rated Seller. Now, receiving Top Rated seller on Fiverr is a difficult and trying process, and it could take months depending on the product you are selling.
I was lucky that my work was spread around and people recommended me to their friends. Within a month I had went from beginner to Top Rated Seller. However, I have over a decade of typing experience and thrive in that line of work, making it easier for me to crash out 5,000-6,000 words at a time. Others cannot do this, so it all depends on your own skill and technique how quickly you will reach that zenith.
However, being a Top Rated Seller has plenty of advantages. From a VIP support team that will back you in just about any fight and also a lot of brilliant gig extras that let you really ramp up the money you are bringing in. Therefore, getting to the top of the table really is worth it – it offers you so many benefits in the long run and gives you a lot of staying power with your clients. If you can point to a mostly positive reputation and try to mitigate any negative reviews left – some people are just like that, sadly – then you’re more than likely to receive help and assistance from the support staff.
Being a Top Rated seller requires you to adhere to the following all the time;
Honest Delivery – In my type of work on Fiverr, it’s actually very common for me to be ‘Late’ with delivery. The difference is that while most of my gigs actually do go ‘Late’ I will be in touch with the client as much as possible to give them a heads up. My gig queue list is thankfully full unless I’m not here, so it’s easy for them to see that I am busy. You might not be on time, but being honest buys you more time.
Quality Delivery – Following on from above, it would be silly to offer apologies and reasons for late delivery if you then hand in substandard work. I tend to be late as I’m working the whole day researching and improving work, not because I’m lazy. Make sure when your delivery comes in – it’s a quality piece of work.
Don’t Have An Ego – One of the most important things about working through Fiverr is that you are your own boss. This means if somebody is messing you around, you simply refund them and move on with no harm done. However, being your own boss has its drawbacks – you cannot act in any way arrogant or rude to gig buyers. The minute you start to have an Ego is when you will find yourself moving further and further away from the Top Rated Seller section of the site.
Basically, the three things which got me to a Top Rated Seller position was quality delivery, transparency and a humbleness and thanks for every $5 gig that was ordered. I found that by being nice and going the extra mile for clients, I was able to achieve and then sustain my Top Rated Seller status. Treat this like you run your own professional business, and Top Rated Seller status cannot be too far off.
Written by Adam, a Top Rated Seller on Fiverr. You can view his gigs here.
S A M U E L • Nigerian based Internet Marketing Expert and Business Consultant with over 6 years experience. A social media nerd and a public speaker. I enjoy reading, learning and teaching my experiences with young adults and really help them Start, Launch and Grow Successful Online Business. You're welcome to the BLOG, feel free to explore!
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