Welcome to the freelancer’s guide on how to earn money from Fiverr in Nepal with the most profitable secrets of a profile and gigs that sell. Discover strategies to rank a service on Fiverr, things to avoid, and the complete blueprint to achieve success on the platform.
A quick note, it will take some time to learn (a few months) and start generating revenue from Fiverr. Once you reach that level 1 seller status or get enough star ratings (10+), your profile and gigs shall organically boost to the next level.
Moreover, every business requires at least some level of investment. In our case, we have to spend on learning particular skills in order to be able to provide services correctly. Fiverr is not like stock trading or a share market where you get instant money returns.
Also, this guide is not about how to navigate through the Fiverr interface & click on things. One can learn that by themselves as hundreds of articles are already present on the internet. Instead, this article contains working modules that will bring a flow of customers into a highly competitive service industry.
Alright, Let’s Start.
How To Earn Money From Fiverr in Nepal 2022
Fiverr is an online freelancing platform with millions of people working worldwide, connecting workers with clients. They create services and publish them in the form of ‘Gigs’ so that a needy buyer can purchase them.
In other words, Fiverr is like a broker who connects & distributes goods between service providers and potential customers. The best part about Fiverr is that customers have to pay for the services in advance to avoid scams. This guarantees the earnings to the seller once the deal has been made.
But, just to make things right, the seller will only receive the money after submitting the work. The customer will verify the job done and mark it as complete to pay the seller. Fiverr implements these rules to make sure that both the buyers and sellers are satisfied.
Important: After the earning starts, Fiverr will ask for legal documents for verification of a real genuine person. Unfortunately, they don’t accept the driving license or national citizenship certificates from people residing in Nepal. They accept ‘Passport’ only.
Therefore, it is advised to visit the relevant government office and issue an international passport. This may cost you around Rs. 5,000+ Nepalese Rupees and could take up to 2 to 3 months to arrive if you live outside of the Kathmandu valley.
Now, let’s learn the real process of making money from Fiverr in Nepal.
1. Build Skills
Before creating an account, learning about gigs, and all that stuff, our first task is to build the necessary skills for selling services. Real people will pay for completing their work. And, in order to do that, you must have the abilities, skills, and knowledge about that particular task. One of the common practices is to use your pre-existing skills.
For example, I come from a background in Civil Engineering and Digital Marketing. I am an expert in architectural 2D & 3D AutoCAD drawings, estimation, valuation, and plotting survey data. Therefore, I can use these existing skills to gain customers through Fiverr.
So, take your time, find the expertise, invest money in learning skills if you can, and get confidence that you can deliver it better than the competitors. When you deliver a service, it must satisfy the customers to get good reviews that will boost your profile. It will bring more returning customers, get extra tips, catch the eyes of new buyers, and receive referral buyers from past customers.
Civil Engineering is just an example of one department, there are hundreds of other industries allowed on Fiverr. Below are some of the service ideas to deliver on Fiverr:
- Android & iOs App development
- Website Development (News Portal & E-Commerce)
- Web Design (Theme Construction for WordPress Sites)
- Content Writing (News, Articles, Editorials, etc.)
- Ghost Writing
- Graphics Design (Logo Design, Infographics, Photoshop & similar)
- Video Editing
- Narration & Voice Over for videos
- Virtual Assistant
- Data Entry
- Digital Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- 3D Modelling
- Animation, Rigging, Sculpting, Compositing, Lighting, etc. (Learn how to use Blender, Houdini, Maya, etc.)
- Video Game Development (Mostly Unity)
- Engineering Works
- Converting File Formats (Example: PDF to Word)
- English Related Tasks (For people with proficiency in English)
- Writing Codes (Programming)
- Social Media Marketing & Management
- Music & so many more.
To find the potential of an industry, just browse through Fiverr, as a customer, and use the search feature to find related services. There you can check the gig’s price, reviews, and ratings to learn about its demand.
For some reason, if you don’t have any skills that can help someone, there are always multiple resources to learn them. First of all, try finding a local institution or training center to develop the talent. If you cannot find one, we can always learn it online from the following platforms.
- Udemy (Free & Paid)
- Skillshare (Paid)
- YouTube Videos (Free)
- LinkedIn Learning (Paid)
- Blender Cloud Training (3D Animation Training)
2. Profile Optimization
There are two versions of Fiverr, one is made for buyers and the other for sellers. We will be working on the ‘Seller Dashboard’ by visiting fiverr.com.
After signing up, we must optimize the Fiverr profile to make it stand out. It is all about gaining trust and confidence in people so that they can spend money on you.
Therefore, when you upload a profile picture, don’t put a random selfie. Wear some formal dress with nice background and shoot a clean headshot with an HD camera. Don’t forget to put a smile on your face because it brings positivity. Just a small grin on the side of your cheeks, don’t be overcomplicated with your smile though.
Before anyone purchases anything from you, they will 100% check your profile to make sure that you are genuine. Therefore, it is essential to fill in your qualifications, language, skills, certifications, tagline, and proper description.
Whenever you fill in the description, make sure to insert relevant keywords in it. One of the best methods to find industry-related keywords on Fiverr is by using their search box. Just type your seed keyword and the autosuggest will automatically show you the finest results on the dropdown list beneath it.
Also, It is a good idea to check your competitor’s profiles and find what keywords they are using to rank their profiles and gigs. To make your profile more authentic, you can take ‘Fiverr Tests’ for a particular skill that you put on your profile. For some skills, it might not be available but is mostly present for many.
It is like an interview where they ask you around 30-40 questions related to the service that you are providing. You have to complete the test within a specified time period (normally 30 minutes). After passing the test, Fiverr will display a green checkmark which is a sign that you have good knowledge of the topic and people can trust you.
3. The Buyer’s Pyramid
Regardless of any platform, we must understand “The Buyer’s Pyramid” before starting to sell. This is something that actually top sellers are doing in practice to get more clients. It is the value ladder that attracts customers to at least step in and tries your offer.
Pyramids have many steps and we need to start from the first bottom step to reach the peak. So, in order to make your profile visitors climb the first step of the Pyramid, you will need something called the ‘Lead Magnet’. It is something with the extremely essential value that you can give away either for free as a bonus or at an extremely low cost than the rest.
Notice that I used the word ‘value’ here. The lead magnet should not only be extremely useful to the buyers but it must contain a value of money when they purchase from others. So, when you get them to step into the lead magnet, you need to create something called the ‘Low Ticket Offer’. It is packaged at a slightly affordable price such that anyone can purchase it to get familiar with your services & work.
So, once your low ticket is complete, you need to provide an actual ‘High Ticket Offer’. As you move up the Pyramid ladder, the more descent value you give for the price. The offer should be a complete package, something that you retain on a monthly basis. But the goal of the Pyramid is to get people to step into that lead magnet before they start spending the actual big money.
Our goal is to make money from Fiverr and help people at the same time. Therefore, to achieve that, Fiverr has facilitated the 3 packages offering system. Before we start making our gig, we must decide what our Lead Magnets are, and what low and high ticket offers can be. Also, as you move up the Pyramid, include the services below the steps to get most of the people to purchase it. The final high ticket offer should be your master plan that makes the highest amount of money possible and makes buyers satisfied.
The buyer’s pyramid is not some kind of fantasy. I actually use this to attract as many as customers and you can do that too. There are a lot of people not creating packages and they end up getting no customers. Some people say that lowering prices will reduce the trust and belief in quality work, which is absolutely ridiculous. People won’t purchase your big product or service unless you let them try out something for free or at an extremely low cost. So, structuring your gigs properly and arranging them is really important.
I normally start from $5 as a lead magnet on Fiverr as most people also filter out the results so that they can get the best price. Now, if you are a top-level seller on Fiverr, you can put the price according to your wish. But for a beginner with no influence and star ratings, just start out with $5 services.
Tips on Creating a Fiverr Gig
So, once you have gained the proper skills as mentioned above and structured your value ladder for the offering, our next step is to create the gigs. Now, I’m not going to tell you where to click and do all sorts of stuff as there are plenty of YouTube videos out there that teach you how to do it. What I will explain are the things that those YouTubers never reveal on those videos. So, keep reading.
Basically, when I start out while creating a gig, I search for the pre-existing services on Fiverr. They show me a lot of results about the gigs that are already being served to the people. Try to filter out the highest selling ones with the best star ratings and open them in the new tab of your windows browser. Once you do that, copy their description and paste it into a notepad or Wordpad (word document) one by one.
Again, the Fiverr search system works based on the factors like keywords, response rates, delivery time, price, and reviews. They try to boost the visibility of new profiles for the first 7 days. So, in that time, if you use proper keywords in your gigs, you can really show in higher search results. I have already described one of the methods of finding Fiverr keywords above in the profile section.
Now, once you have successfully copied your competitor’s description on a word document, observe them carefully. There you will get a lot of ideas about the words that people are using to rank on Fiverr. Read all the gig descriptions from top to bottom and highlight the words with the most significant values. Those are the words to use in your own gig description. But don’t copy the entire sentence as it is against the rules. Just pick out the powerful words that make sense and compel the readers.
Also, while writing the gig description, remember the following things:
- Put the keyword in the title
- The first paragraph of the description should be a single-line highlighted quote with keywords in it. For example, “High-Quality Android App Development at the best affordable price”.
- The second paragraph should contain the services that you offer in the lead magnet as per the Buyer’s Pyramid. Ex. “For $5, I will provide: ….” and then followed by bullet points.
- Similarly, the third and fourth paragraphs should contain unique details of your low ticket and high ticket offerings.
- In the fifth paragraph, mention why they should purchase from you than buying from others.
- Fiverr only allows 1200 words on the description. Therefore, be really tricky while using the words to save space. In the end, I like to mention things like 100% satisfaction guaranteed or contact me before buying. This is super necessary as you get to know whether you can do the job or not before the purchase has been made.
There’s also a FAQ section where you can answer commonly asked questions from the buyers. It’s a good practice to include the gig requirements either on the description or FAQ to clear confusion away.
When it comes to the Fiverr Gig cover, the proper size of the image is 550x370px. As usual, check the images of your competitors to get ideas of what to put in the cover photo. Photoshop and Canva are my favorite tools for creating graphics. Plus, add some additional photos of the outcome or final delivery to give hints about how you’re going to help people. Similarly, record a small video showing your results after the work so that people can trust you more.
How To Get Your First Customer on Fiverr
After publishing your gigs, now comes the most difficult part, which is to get your first customer on Fiverr. One of the natural ways to do it is by ranking your gigs.
Follow these tips to rank your gigs:
- Set the price to $5 while starting off as most people filter out the budget.
- Write a top-notch gig description using the tricks mentioned above.
- Make keyword-rich eye-catching images and titles
- Use proper tags
- Stay Online
- Work on improving your gigs as much as you can to get maximum impressions on Fiverr organic search.
1. Buyer Request
Another method to get your first client on Fiverr is to use the ‘buyer request’ feature. It allows buyers to post custom gig requirements and you can respond to them. Open your Fiverr seller dashboard and click on More. There you will find the option for ‘Buyer Requests’.
To become successful with getting customers through Buyer Request, you must understand where your buyers are coming from. For example, I work mainly in the SEO industry. I never work with South Asian clients as they are hard to convince and do not want to pay you well. They want to squeeze your skills to get the maximum benefits at an extremely low cost, which is totally unfair for the time you’ve spent learning those skills. Whenever I get messages from people living in India or Pakistan, I politely reply to them by saying “Sorry! I can’t help you” without being rude.
Therefore, my target audience is the people living in developed Tier 1 countries who have the money to spend without hesitation & make me happy working with them. They are more likely open-minded and they easily understand things. So, I feel comfortable working with them and they are my target audience. So, if I want to get clients from foreign nations outside Asia, I need to stay awake at night from 7 Pm to 4 Am in the morning. Our time zone is different and we live on the other ends of the world. Therefore, the highest amount of buyer request I get from Tier 1 countries is at midnight. So, it’s not easy, especially for a person who is lazy to stay awake at night.
Again, there are two types of people who post buyer requests on Fiverr. One of them is the entrepreneurs who are too busy with their schedule and don’t want to browse through the Fiverr search feature to find individual gigs. They are the ones with real money willing to invest. The second category is the people who want to purchase expensive services at a cheap cost (usually $5 dollars). So, you have to be very tricky while responding to buyer requests.
Normally, when newbies send an offer to buyer requests, they do it completely wrong. They write about how they are pro, can do it at a completely cheap affordable price, and try to outsmart the competition. Guess what? That’s the exact same thing every new seller’s doing on Fiverr. Telling something like “Hey! My name is XYZ. I have this many years of experience. You should pick me because I am the best at doing it at low cost” won’t work.
A good way to respond to Buyer’s requests is by simply telling them that you have done the work before. No need to be too fancy by writing an essay about yourself as nobody really cares about reading it. If the price that buyer wants is extremely low, tell them that you can do the job but their budget is extremely below the market standards. Also, mention the time it would take you to complete the task.
Now, when you do this, two things will happen. Either the person will respond to you and start having a conversation with you if they are serious or ignore you if they fall under the second category. There should not be any regret when you don’t get a response from the second category of people because they want everything done for $5 only. Let’s say they want to get a website set up with a budget of $5 only, which is beyond our standards. That’s completely fine as most of them are headaches and it’s good to let them go.
Actually, real investors need quality work. You need to find out if the person is a real investor or not. Therefore, just say that you’re happy working with them but based on your experience, the budget is too low for the quality work you will deliver to them. This type of response makes you unique and stands out from the rest of the sellers.
This is all about human psychology and we can’t really do anything about it. It’s not in our hands whether a person will respond or not. But when they do respond, and if the task is heavy, tell them that you’ve already done such projects before. Mention the price that it will take you to fulfill the quality work requirements at a specified time.
When they read your message and reply, your next step is to describe the things that you will perform during the process of project completion. Give them a reason why it should cost them a higher price of money by describing the tasks that you will complete. This will set your high-quality standards and separate you from the cheap low-quality workers. Real serious investors only care about quality and value, which is what you should aim for.
2. Promote on Social Media
One of the common practices to get orders on Fiverr is to use social media. There are hundreds of niche relevant Facebook Groups, Twitter Spaces, Pinterest Boards, Sub Reddits forums, etc. that allow you free promotion. Find them and post the things that you offer there.
In addition to that, you can create your own page or groups to spread the word about your business. Advertising on such platforms and using hashtags while posting can help. Similarly, you can create a youtube channel and make videos about your services to drive clients on Fiverr.
3. Build a Website
There are millions of people who are looking for services outside Fiverr. A common way to reach out to them is by building your own personal website or blog and then ranking it on search engines. You can do email marketing, build a following through your blog by educating people, or set up an automation system that sends people directly into Fiverr to purchase your services. SEO is one of the top techniques to find organic targetted customers.
4. Friends and Families
To get started earning a good amount with Fiverr, you will need at least 10-star ratings so that people and algorithms recognize you. For beginners, it is very difficult to get those ten ratings due to the huge increase in competition. Therefore, another good approach to reach that goal is by contacting the people surrounding you who are in need of a service and letting them know that you can work for them. Tell your friends or family members that you can work for them on Fiverr at a low price (just to get the star ratings).
5. Partnership with local companies
There might be hundreds of local companies in your area who do the same work as yours. Approach them and offer them something good if they send you clients who visit their stores. It could be a certain fixed amount of money for every client that they refer or pay them on the basis of percentage.
6. Email Outreach
If buyers cannot find you, then you have to find them first, something you need to do before performing email outreach. There are hundreds of methods and platforms to find customers and business owners willing to pay is listed below.
- Chamber of Commerce
- People doing poor social media advertisements
- Online Directories
- SimilarWeb, and other website listings.
- Online Forums & Web 2.0 sites.
All you have to do is find their official websites where they publish their email addresses or any sort of contact information. Once you discover them, just pitch them an email offering your services. This works in any industry, any niche, and all sorts of gigs. Cold email outreaching is itself a huge topic and I can write about it all day long. But for the sake of now, I want to end it here.
Types of People To Avoid on Fiverr
The world is full of good-hearted as well as evil-minded people. While Fiverr is an excellent platform for online jobs, you will often encounter people that you need to avoid for your safety. One of those categories is the people who ask you to create accounts on some other platforms. They will ask you to give them access to your computer through AnyDesk or any other medium so that they can do nasty things such as uploading a virus or getting your credit card information. Therefore, whenever you get such types of messages, do not respond and report immediately to the Fiverr staff as a lot of people have fallen victims to this.
Similarly, there come other categories of people who claim that they will offer you jobs outside Fiverr. They will try to convince you so that you provide them with your social media details, WhatsApp or telegram number, or google hangouts address. These types of messages come from people that are trying to scam you. Also, Fiverr does not allow sharing of your personal details such as email address, Facebook id, or so on. Therefore, if you want to keep your account safe, block these types of messages immediately.
Another type of people to avoid on Fiverr is the ones who say they will send you cheques and Amazon Gift Cards in return for the work you do for them. Actually, people can send messages to anyone on Fiverr, including you. Only make payments inside Fiverr’s built-in payment system which is 100% safe and never make a deal outside to avoid being scammed. These types of people will block you without sending any cheque or gift card after you’ve done their work. Therefore, if someone tells you so, respond by telling them to make a payment in advance by purchasing your gig through the official Fiverr website. Otherwise, don’t waste your time on such people.
These are the few types of people that are trying to spoil the reputation of Fiverr and you need to be cautious about them. Therefore, just be aware of them before getting started to sell and everything will be fine as there are millions of other legit and genuine buyers on Fiverr.
These are only the additional efforts that you need to put in if you aren’t getting any orders on Fiverr. As long as you put the right description, title, and catchy thumbnail as described earlier, you don’t need to do all this stuff. People will naturally come searching for you after getting some reviews. Freelancing is a topic that one person can talk about all day long and it’s never over.
At a glance & in addition to the tips mentioned above, remember these few tips to maximize your success rate on Fiverr.
- Learn proper skills for customer satisfaction.
- Understands the buyer’s pyramid and value ladder.
- Make a keyword-rich profile, title, and description.
- Try to remain online most of the time.
- Speak fluently in English while having a conversation.
- Make your response rate as good as possible.
- Deliver on the time.
- Ask your customer to leave a 5-star rating after delivering.
- Be active on Fiverr Community Forums.
- Always put a gig video.
- Keep cancellation & refund rates extremely low.
- Increase social shares of your gigs.
- Publish your gig link on your own blog or a third-party website.
I hope that this guide on how to earn money from Fiverr in Nepal has helped you. If you implement the techniques and strategies mentioned above properly, there’s nothing stopping you from becoming a top-level seller on Fiverr & making a huge amount of money. It’s your turn now. If you have any questions, queries, or just want to say hello, the comment form below is all yours. [C Ya]
This is an introductory guide to SEO for beginners with their meaning, process, and interesting facts. Plus, there’s also an explanation of how we can do SEO in three different stages.
What is SEO?
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of fixing technical and contextual issues within a website to increase its visibility so that it appears in higher search results for desired terms in search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing & so on. It is one of the hardest marketing skills & a growing industry of $80 Billion dollars, one of the most critical aspects of selling products, as per Microsoft.
Suppose, you own a company about ‘Aluminum’ products and also have a website for it. Now, you will not get any sales or calls through the site unless there are visitors on it. Again, there are two ways to receive customers online, either via Social Media Marketing, which is basically via running advertisements on network sites such as Facebook, Instagram, etc; or via search engine optimization.
In social media marketing, the audience is not 100% targeted. When you boost a post or page, they will display the advertisement for a wide group of people that may or may not be interested in buying the product. This will also cost you a lot of money for a successful SMM campaign, that will stop running once your budget is over.
Whereas, in search engine optimization, the audience is 100% targetted. People will search for the product that they want to buy, in search engines, and come to your website to purchase it. There will be regular customer flow even if you run out of budget and no need to pay money for advertisements.
However, the only problem with SEO is that there’s also a huge competition going on and most search engines such as Google can only display up to 10 websites on their first page. Most importantly, 90% of Google users stay on the first page and select a website from the top ten results. The website that appears in the top 3 for Google Mobile gets 60% more clicks, calls, customers, and visitors utterly free without paid promotions.
In fact, Google is the most visited website in the entire world, no, it’s not Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. It covers 91.9% of the organic search market, beating the likes of Bing (2.88%), Yahoo (1.51%), Yandex (1.27%), Baidu (1.16%), and others. Moreover, there’s an average of 99,000+ search queries happening on Google every second, which is a huge number of people using Google.
As of this writing, Google receives more than 8.5 billion searches every day for different terms, based on Internet Live Stats. Similarly, Google received approximately 80.9 Billion visits in the month of April 2022. Likewise, the second most product search also happen on Google (46%), only behind Amazon (54%).
Therefore, SEO should be the first internet marketing module that one needs to understand while getting into the online business field. In reality, most companies are missing a lot of business opportunities due to not spending time and money on SEO.
How does SEO work?
The Search Engine Optimization process starts the moment right after you create and publish a website. On one hand, we have our business website, and on the other hand, there’s Google.
Most of these so-called search engines have their own so-called spider-like crawlers. These are some artificial intelligence-powered bots that will visit our website, read (or crawl) its entire source code, and send the data to their particular engines. Now, permission for those bots to enter our site is granted by a small file known as ‘robots.txt’. It contains a set of rules to allow or disallow certain search engine bots to enter our website.
Now, once Google receives data from its spiders, it will send the website into its index, which is basically the database of a large number of sites present on the internet. The index is made up of an algorithm that will check various factors in the website and compare it with the competitors. After the complete analysis, the algorithm will then assign a position for that web page which will appear in Google search results for various terms. This position will improve if the page is revamped and made better in the future and vice versa.
Moreover, the search terms and phrases that people use on Google are known as ‘Keywords’ or simply a ‘Keyword’ (singular). Keywords are the first major factors that shall determine where search engines will display the page.
A new website is also sent to the “Sandbox Period” algorithm that will test the site for six months minimum creating fluctuations in search positions. Once the testing and sandbox effects are over, the website will be treated as other regular websites. Therefore, it normally takes at least six months for a brand new website to appear on higher search results if it is able to pass the testing period.
Similarly, there are the following types of SEO that have their own unique methods of improving pages:
- On-Page SEO
- Off-Page SEO
- Technical SEO
- Local SEO
- YouTube SEO
- eCommerce SEO
- Shopify SEO & a few more.
Three Stages of SEO
1. Keyword Research: Find a group of 15-20 terms and phrases that people search in Google to purchase a product. It is the most critical stage of the SEO process to get conversion, traffic, and start ranking.
3. Off-Page SEO: This is the content marketing and natural backlinks building stage. We also try to get links from news sites known as press releases. They carry a very active, outstanding, and trustworthy citation. In addition to that, we build links from .edu, .gov, chamber, BNI, and other sites.
What is Local SEO?
As the name suggests, Local SEO focuses on ranking a local business website for local search keywords. Let’s say that you are the owner of a less popular hotel in Kathmandu, and you want more customers. There are two ways to find more customers: one is by doing a local advertisement through TV, radio, newspaper, and other agencies that cost a lot of money and investment.
The other option is to create a website for your hotel and do SEO for it in that particular region. In this way, if people search for the best hotel in Kathmandu or the best luxury hotel in Sanothimi or whatever place that might be, your business should be listed on top of Google. That is the power of local SEO.
Any more questions?
Thank you for reading this article, I hope you enjoyed it. Now that I have given you a little bit of an idea of what search engine optimization really is, you might have some additional questions in mind. To let you speak up, the discussion box is open below. (c ya)