3 Quick Steps to Beat the Gig Competition on Fiverr

Updated: Jan 15


If you are looking for a way to make extra money you might want to consider doing some gig work on fiverr. If you are thinking of turning gig work into a full-time career, this is a good way to get established and it also provides the opportunity to decide if this is the kind of work you really want to do. If you are expecting to become rich overnight by starting a side hustle, that’s not going to happen, but you can, over time, take a side hustle and build it to levels you might not have ever thought possible. You just need to be willing to take the time, in the beginning, to get yourself established, put yourself out there and be willing to learn and adapt as you build your business.


Where should you start?

First, if you are not sure what skills you want to market, make a list of things you like to do, you might want to do or you are just curious about. Don't narrow down your options just yet.


1. Check out the competition

Now, before you create a seller account on fiverr.com , you want to see which of these areas are making money and decide where you think you would be a good fit. Next, examine and critique what your competitors offer and what makes them unique, what kind of training or background do they have and do they offer a quick turn-around or something specific to their field. Identify what you like about their ad layouts and don’t forget to examine their text, color scheme and the way the page is set up. Do they have a portfolio of work to show? Also, read their reviews to understand what clients want. Repeat this procedure with all the top earners in this field. You are looking for what makes these people stand out and draw business to themselves. Now that you have a good idea of what clients are looking for, take that information and use it to develop your own campaign.


2. Describe your skills

What sets you apart from the competition? For example, if you want to design eBook covers, do you have rudimentary knowledge on how to create an impressive cover using a program like Canva? If not, check out the many tutorials online like https://www.canva.com/create/ebooks/ in order to get the knowledge you will need. Then go to


and use their free program to generate a couple of covers to use on your ad page. This will provide examples for your portfolio and you will be able to say that you have trained in that particular field. This will help set you equal to or above the competition.


3. Create a professional layout

Use a website like Canva.com and make sure your design has eye appeal as well as descriptions of all your glowing attributes and what you can offer. Provide examples of your work when possible. Proofread for errors and make any corrections. Then have someone else proofread it. When you are satisfied with your campaign, you are ready to set up your account on fiverr.com. Good luck and happy gigging.



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