Using Fiverr to make money is a lot easier when you understand the platform. If you’re a complete beginner, this article will make you aware of some of the extra features on the website that you might find useful! They’re not essential parts of the website, but they could make your life a little easier. You’ll find all of the sections discussed below by checking the top bar of the website any time when you are logged in as a seller. You can find out more about navigating Fiverr in this article. Let’s start with the community tab!
10 Fiverr Features to Be Aware Of As a Beginner
1. Fiverr Events
The first section of the community tab is the Events area. This is where you can find things like virtual events that are happening soon, with the focus usually being on specific areas of the world. These events will deal with topics like building a brand, as well as general discussions about business.
2. Fiverr Blog
Next, we have the Fiverr Blog. This is where you’ll find articles created by the Fiverr team, and they cover all aspects of using the website and how to be successful in the world of freelancing. The range of articles is vast, and you can find some interesting stories in there.
3. The Forum
An area that might be very useful if you’re a beginner is the Forum tab. This is like any other forum on the internet, with the focus obviously being on the Fiverr platform itself. You will find answers to plenty of questions here, as well as “Fiverr Stories”, which share things people have learned while using the platform. While you might not head here directly, this is where a lot of the answers to any questions you type into Google will appear. The Fiverr community is huge, so there are a lot of knowledgeable people in the forum that will be able to help you out if you get stuck with anything.
4. Community Standards
If you hit the Community Standards button, you’ll notice it swaps you over to the buyer view, but don’t worry about that. This is where you can find out more about the way the platform works, with it almost being a supplement to the Terms of Service. This is where you can learn more about the kind of behaviour that Fiverr encourages (and discourages), so it might be useful to check out if you want to learn more about what’s expected of you when you’re using the platform.
5. The Fiverr Podcast
Finally, we have the podcast section. Here, you’ll find information about the Fiverr Podcast, and the various episodes you can listen to. Again, this can be useful if you’re a beginner and want to learn more about using the platform.
6. Buyer Requests
The first option under the More tab is the Buyer Requests section. This is where you can check out the different projects buyers have up for grabs. You can find out more about using Buyer Requests by checking out this article.
7. Scale Your Business
Next up is the Scale Your Business option, and when you click on this you’ll be taken to a screen like the one below. It basically generates a piece of code for you to put on your own website to advertise your services to your followers. This is only going to be useful if your followers are likely to need your services remember, so sharing it with family and friends might not get you many more orders. However, if you do have a website and want to promote your services there, this is by far the easiest way to do it. Just copy and paste the shortcode in the relevant place and you’re good to go!
Next is the Online Courses section. This is where you can learn more specific information about how to do well on Fiverr. If you feel you need to brush up on something specific, it could be a useful section. However, I would suggest looking online for free resources first, or even checking out specific course websites such as Udemy or Teachable.
9. Promoted Gigs
Next, we have the Promoted Gigs section. This is where you can pay Fiverr to advertise your gigs more often. It’s basically a way to create a marketing campaign through Fiverr, and to boost your gig’s exposure in the process. Whether it works or not will not just depend on how much you invest, and you need to make sure you offer high-quality gigs that people want to buy in the first place. This is only really a good idea if you have the money to spare and desperately need the extra exposure.
10. Sharing Your Gigs
Finally, I’ll mention the share function that you’ll find attached to your gigs. This is where you have the option, as seen below, to share your gig on various other platforms. Again, this might be useful if you have a decent following on these platforms, but it’s by no means the only way to get orders.
These are just a few sections of the Fiverr platform that might be useful if you’re just starting out. If you want to learn more about using Fiverr, check out my other articles here.