Fiverr freelancer community is growing everyday with the freelancer available for every niche you can possibly think of. Every 4 seconds, there is someone around the world finding the right gig and freelancer for their project. Amid ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, 68% of remote workers are interested in taking on freelance work. With the growing number of freelancers joining the Fiverr community, how do you find the right gig and freelancer for your project?
Taking a leap of faith in finding a right gig for your project can be scary endeavors. In this article, we will break down steps to find the right gig for your project.
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a freelancing platform that connects with people or businesses to have their work completed. On Fiverr, after completing required steps, freelancers can create their profile and create a gig to sell their services. Freelancers can create up to 7 gig to sell their services. Freelancers are able to set their own prices and requirements for the gig.
Fiverr gives people or businesses a platform to find the right the gig to complete their project. Let’s go over how to find the right gig for your project.
Search for the gig
As soon as you create your Fiverr account, there are many available options to search for the gig. Below, we’ve broken it down.
- Search Bar: You can search directly in the search bar for the keyword. As you start typing, you get many different available suggestions. Fiverr also shows some of the most popular categories on the homepage.
- Filter your searches: Once you enter the desired keyword, you should be able to see different available gigs. You can further narrow down your search by filter. You can filter by category, service options, seller details, budget and delivery time. Fiverr also offers a Pro Services, where gig is verified by Fiverr for quality and services. Pro Services tend to be much more expensive and freelancers who are offering a gig have many years of experience with the service. But the idea of this article, helps you decide the right gig at minimal price.
- Sub-Categories: To make life easier, Fiverr offers sub-categories option on the homepage, it is right underneath the categories. Within certain sub-categories, you may also see suggested ideas for the gig.
- Submit Gig Request: In case you’re not able to find a perfect gig for your project, you can also submit a gig request to Fiverr. Once a submit to gig is posted, relevant freelancers will browse the gig request and submit offers if they feel the gig request matches their skill.
Find the right Freelancer
Once you find interesting gigs for your project, it is a good idea to do some research on freelancer’s quality of work, timeliness and communication.
- Visit Freelancer Profile: Freelancer profile provides much needed information about freelancer. Here you can access all the gig’s being offered, reviews from buyer, skills and education. You can check out on freelancer’s ability to accept constructive criticism. In addition, you can also check freelancer’s skills and certification. If certain skills or certification is not listed, you can contact the freelancer and inquire about missing skills set.
- Response Time and Location: It is crucial to know freelancer’s response time and location. Fiverr is a world wide community; working with freelancers with the same time zone may speed up your work. However, freelancers from different time zones might be able to complete your work. Response time and location really depends on how quickly you would like your work completed.
Purchasing the Gig
Once you’re happy with the freelancer, now is time to purchase the gig. Feel out the required information before purchasing the gig. Make sure to be specific, so freelancers can understand your requirements. Gigs may include different packages with different prices; carefully read each package and their description, and pick the one that best meets your needs. Make sure to read any FAQ; FAQs provide another insight into what the gig may do or not do for you. In addition, you can also check rating breakdown in listed gigs. If you have questions about different packages, reach out a freelancer with any questions to make sure your needs are aligned with your expectations.
Stay in touch with freelancers until work is completed. Treat the freelancer, just like a contractor doing work in your house. It is always a good idea to check on how work is proceeding, but it is not a good idea to micromanage the freelancer. Once work is completed, feel out your honest review on how you felt working with freelancers, so other buyers may find it useful.
Oftentimes finding the best person to do your work turns out to be not a fun experience. Same thing applies to Fiverr; sometimes you’re not happy with the work completed by a freelancer. Fiverr , you can approach the freelancer with below 4 points in mind.
- Revision: Ask freelancers to review their work. Most freelancers agree to revision even though it is not included in the package. As a freelancer is reviewing his work, buyer should also check their notes or conversation to see if they were clear with requirements.
- Resolve the issue together: Buyer and freelancer should trust each other of not any wrong-doing. Approach the problem with intention to find the solution together. Once both buyer and freelancer come to agreement, buyer should be patient and give some time for freelancer to complete the required work.
- Extra work: If both sides agree to the point where requirements weren’t clear and extra work is needed then both should come up with reasonable prices to finish the work. If a buyer thinks a freelancer went above and beyond to finish the work, one should consider tipping the freelancer.
- Review: At the end, provide an honest review of each other and avoid blame game. If the outcome didn’t ultimately meet your expectations, stick to professionalism, avoid any non-accusatory words in the comment and make sure to write any positives from experience.
Also check out our post on how to become a seller on Fiverr.