12 free ways to promote your Fiverr gigs and make more money
By Tim Arendse
As Fiverr becomes more popular, it’s getting hard to get noticed. So we’ve put together this list of free promotion techniques to get the ball rolling!
1. Add a video to your gig – a gig without a video is a very effective way to blend in with 90% of the gigs on Fiverr. That’s a winning strategy for a rodent at the bottom of the food chain but YOU want to stand out! Videos entice clicks, plus you’ll be able to explain in much more detail what your gig is all about.
2. Optimize your tags – let’s face it: Fiverr is enormous. Unless you get featured, not many people will find your gig through passive browsing. By optimizing your tags, it’s far more likely that buyers will run across your gig. How do you know which tags to use? Start by having a look at what the popular gigs in your niche are using. You could also use Google’s Keyword Tool.
3. Posting on relevant forums – you won’t get far with spamming but many forums will allow you to put a link in your signature after you meet a certain minimum number of posts. Here are a few: The Warrior Forum for Internet marketers, Digital Point and the RetailMeNot forums. By creating high-quality posts, you’ll build a reputation and maybe even clientele. And there’s an added bonus if you have an AdSense publisher ID: The RetailMeNot forums have revenue sharing. (Digital Point no longer does.)
4. Create your own YouTube Channel – it’s time to get addicted to the limelight. Get in front of a camera and show people what you do. Camera shy? Create a slideshow and record a voice over! Just so everyone knows, the username FiverrWizard3000 is taken…
5. Create a free blog at Blogger – when you create a new gig, Fiverr gives you a grand total of 450 characters to get your point across. Make those characters count by linking to your personal blog! Pack it with samples of your work and talk about your other gigs. UPDATE: Fiverr doesn’t allow links to blogs any more (too many people were trying to sell off-Fiverr that way) but links to YouTube videos are permitted. Show your work off in a video.
6. Comment on blogs – commenting on blogs like Best of Fiverr is just one more way to get exposure. Just like with forum posts, the higher quality your comment, the more likely people will want to see what else you offer. Spammers need not apply!
7. Social networking – there’s no harm in telling people what you’re up to. Create a Fan Page for your gigs or Tweet about them to your followers. No one is going to ask if you don’t tell them about it first.
8. Referrals – good help is hard to find, especially on Fiverr. If you’ve already got some satisfied customers, why not ask them for some referrals? Chances are, they know someone who could really benefit from your service.
9. Offer review copies to relevant blogs – the hardest part about Fiverr is getting your first few gigs. Buyers look for positive ratings and if you don’t have them, you’re toxic waste. By offering a few review copies, you can easily garner off-site positive ratings to get the ball rolling. We’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find a relevant blog that will accept your review copies… *whistles inconspicuously*
10. Guest posts – bloggers are always after fresh content, especially lazy bloggers who lay in bed all day. [Hey! -- Ed.] Offer them a guest post in exchange for a link to your gigs or blog. Just remember… whatever you put into the blogosphere could be read by a lot of people. Write something that will make you proud and make others take notice.
11. Press release – just like bloggers are on the lookout for fresh content, so is the media. If you think you’ve got a winning gig, write a short press release and send it out to the free press release sites. Don’t forget to contact your local media sources as well. There are plenty of people who still don’t know about Fiverr and this is a great way to get the word out.
12. User-generated websites – websites like Squidoo and HubPages lets users create pages on whatever interests them. Would it be wrong to include your gig on the page, “Top Fiverr Gigs”? Not if you’re offering quality!
With all those free options for promoting your gigs, it’s almost criminal not to do so. Do yourself and other Fiverr users a favor by making yourself noticed.
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