hello everybody today I’m going to show you how to create a gig on Fiverr now if you don’t already know what fiver is fiver is a site where you can basically go on tell other people with a gig what service you are offering and either promote yourself basically link people to the gig or wait for people to come by and find your gig in their internal search engine to basically buy the service from you so you’re posting a service via a gig and people buy that service from you.
It’s called fiber of course because the standard gig pricing is $5 though I believe you can change around the pricing and you can always offer extras for extra money.
To this create a gig page what you would do is go up here to the menu after registering an account of course go to selling and you’ll see create a gig down here that will link you straight to this page so the gig title always starts with I will. Then you put basically the rest of your title on what kind of service are you offering, in this example we’ll just keep it simple and talk about creating an e-book cover ie book covers or something a lot of people need and a lot of people don’t really want to do it for themselves. And it’s pretty quick to do so it’s a good service for a five dollar fee so if you were going to create an e-book cover for other people you would just put that in the title so I will create an e-book cover for your book I mean you can mess around with the title a little bit more of course to get a more precise and one good idea just like YouTube is to try to kind of hit on certain keywords figure out what people are going to be searching for and then you want to include those words in your title, so that when they see it in the search engine it’s going to catch their eye. The same thing applies down here at the bottom for tags.
So next up you have to pick a category there’s a bunch of different ones out there and you can pretty much tell it by the way these are just the top level categories there’s more beneath it you can tell that there’s a lot of different things that people are offering on Fiverr and other sites like this. That’s just because it’s quite possible to get a lot of work done online these days so in this specific case the book cover would be a graphic or design. So we’re going to choose graphic and design and we can select from the sub category down here you can see each category has like 10 or 15 extras so book covers and packaging is exactly what we’re looking for. Next is the cover photo, it is going to be pretty important for you I believe the correct image specifications are 600 pixels by 370 so it’s 600 wide and 370 tall and you can double check that if you need to, but it’s going to be a jpg image or jpg image that you’re going to be uploading make sure you own the copyrights. Obviously you don’t want to get sued probably won’t happen but they mean you don’t want to risk things.
Now if you’ve already created content for this specific get created some ebook covers or you have any other portfolio work you want to demonstrate with an image you can go ahead and post this here. It’s actually pretty nice when you see the work that other people have done and you can always come back in here and edit it if you need to. Now with the description this is where you give more information tell people exactly what you’re doing what they should expect, when you have exported the the file you have it all done and anything they need to include could go here. It doesn’t have to go here because on a future page a future setup page the buyer instructions that’s where we detail that and but sometimes I like to add it into the description anyway. So we’ll just write something here I’ll create an e-book cover, obviously this is just for demonstration you would put more in here and you have bulleted points available and bold if you have something you really want them to see. I would recommend bolding it, could be like a gig rates how much you’re going to do per gig and a gig it would be the $5 fee. People can buy multiple gigs simultaneously.
Now gig metadata usually something you actually want to do so for this specific one we can choose book cover because that’s exactly what we’re offering. I would say 2d graphic because covers are 2d of course image it’s going to be a JPEG image for the specific type because that’s what Kindle prefers, also if you wanted to offer with the Photoshop file you could also do that here by checking PSD, and of course these settings are going to be different depending on what kind of gig you’re offering.
This is just for the e-book cover obviously so things that people probably want to see web publish ready and if you can get it ready for print as well where it is compatible with say create space or such things you could check that here there the more things you can offer with these gig metadata’s the more customers are going to be able to reach because different customers are going to be needing slightly different needs obviously, so tags or taxonomy are basically keywords that are associated with your gig and will help the search engine figure out where to display it. So for ebook covers I would say ebook cover is a very, very obvious tag to use. You could say Photoshop creation, or let’s just go with Photoshop work sometimes the tags that are already there might be a little bit better, and as a third one you could say jpg exports not really great tag but we got to move on here.
So duration the maximum time to deliver this is by default how long at most you expect it will take you to complete your gig and send the final work off to whoever you’re sending it to. So in this case you could say three days or two days to deliver generally if you don’t want to go to like seven days or more than that being that it’s basically a market place anyone can sign up. Its kind of competitive and if I saw someone who said that was going to take them a week I’d probably just go to the next guy so if you’re going to do this probably want to be on top of your game. Now once you’ve chosen a maximum duration you can go ahead and save and continue
Obviously you want a real description. Now on this next page configure pricing, the first thing that you have an option to do and I almost always do this is to check extra fast now this means you can do you gig in less time guaranteed for an extra fee usually five or ten dollars. Now in this case I could say one day which means from the moment they give you the gig and order it you have 24 hours to complete it, but they will pay you extra in this case so licensing is something that may show up depending on your gig. If you’re doing audio or graphics you don’t necessarily have to check this but if you want to charge extra to guarantee that it is legal for commercial use you could do that there including the source file is pretty much a given. It’s really easy to just have that there and maybe some people want it so they can make slight edits to it. Now if you have any extra gigs or gig extras rather that you want to add in addition to those you can do that here, write a description, how much you’re going to charge for that, and how many days. If you’re sending them a physical object and you’re going to want to charge shipping there of course because otherwise you won’t make any money on it. But if that’s not relevant to you than just hit save and continue.
The next page is where you can upload a video, you can always do it later but having a video is usually considered a really good idea on Fiverr. Basically it’s a 30-second introduction that you created explaining what your gig is about, you don’t have to do it certainly you don’t but it can be a really good investment of your time especially if you want to get more orders. If people see that you have a video especially one that may have your face cam using webcam or something like that then people going to think you’re a lot more credible you’re not just some shady guy hiding behind a computer. You’re someone who’s actually willing to put your face on it now of course that doesn’t mean you need to put give you full name or anything like that but yeah just having a video that kind of advertises your gig when people come to your page is really nice to have. As you can see they say that you would sell two hundred and twenty percent more on average and that’s pretty considerable ok so we’re going to skip that for now.
Here on the bio instructions page they’ve changed this bound a little bit over the last few months. I guess you have the option to choose three different types of answer free text, which is where they can just type whatever they want and include attachments multiple answer which is where they can well check boxes. Basically if you have some instructions and you want to give them different options or you want them to be able to easily tell you what they’re looking for, like you want it as a JPEG image or PNG image for instance you can have two check boxes there and they can choose which kind of image you want to export. An attached file would be if you have like a script that they need to send you before you can get started or instructions, or maybe a copy of the ebooks so you can skim it and make the cover for it that would be attached file. You want to make it mandatory you definitely want to use attached file now you don’t have to have just one requirement here you can see number one you can add multiple ones so something requirement one and then we add another requirement attached file the file please and so on. So then when they go to actually order they’re going to see this and they can type their instructions and attach the files as necessary and then at this point you can basically just go ahead and publish your gig.
Within I think a few hours or 24 hours something along there your gig will be published it’ll show up in the search engines and people will be able to go ahead find your gig and start ordering now. If you want to ensure you get kicks you may want to go ahead and promote it basically send information out to social media sites if you have a blog or website or anything like that you can get Fiverr but in general that’s really all there is to creating a gig on Fiverr.