Freelancing is one of the online jobs that most people in Ghana are much interested in when it comes to making money online. In most cases, people enter into the freelancing business without prior knowledge of how the business operates.
In the past, we have seen many who came into the freelancing business but left out in no time simply because they failed to land a gig.
You see, the freelancing business is just like the normal business, you can not just enter the business and begin to make the money you wanted. There are some things you must do or implemented in other to make some cool cash as a freelancer in Ghana.
Fiverr is one of the largest freelancing platforms in the world. There are all manners of people on the Fiverr platform offering similar jobs and services at unique expertise.
What this means is that most of the freelancers on the Fiverr platform offer the same service, but what will make some stand tall in the freelancing business is their uniqueness when it comes to the delivering of work. In this article, we are going to take you through Simple and Easy Tips for Becoming a Great Freelancer on Fiverr in Ghana.
Create an Account
The first step to getting started and wining a gig on Fiverr is to create an account. It’s free, easy, and simple to create an account on fiverr.com. All you need to do is to visit the Fiverr platform then click on the Become a Seller button to fill in your details. There are two different accounts you can create on Fiverr: The seller’s account and the Buyer’s account.
The seller account obviously is what you should consider creating if you really want to make money as a freelancer. Creating the seller’s account gives you the chance to bid for a gig. Once you click on the seller’s account button, you’ll be given options to join. You can use:
- Facebook Account
- Google Account
- Apple Account
- or enter email and password to join
The choice is yours. choose the preferred choice and then continue to finish up the signup process to become a seller on the Fiverr platform. Congratulation! you have successfully created a seller’s account. Now it’s time to build your profile.
Build your Profile
Build a credible profile on the Fiverr platform gives you an upper hand when it comes to selecting the right person for a gig. Once your account is created, the most important thing you should do before listing your first gig is to build your profile. Here you need to tell the buyers who you are and what you got t offer to them.
List all your professional skills and give them the reason they should choose you for the job. You can hire a professional on the same Fiverr platform to write a good profile for you if you think you cant get the best profile when you write it yourself.
Create your first Gig
Creating a gig means, listing your job. Every job you listed on the Fiverr platform is a term a gig. These are the job that people are looking for. Whatever you think you are good at can be listed as a gig Fiverr if only it does not go against their terms and policies. If you are good at graphic design, you can create a gig on graphic design.
If you have skills in creating content you can also list them as part of your gigs. People all over the world use Fiverr and to stand out in your chosen niches as a freelancer, your gigs must be catchy and realistic. So do well to come out with good and better gig descriptions at meaningful prices for you buyers to buy.
Bid for Gigs
After successfully creating your gig, it does not end there. Now is the best time to start bidding for a job on the platform. People always come to Fiverr looking for freelancers to work on their projects. Makes sure to clue your eyes to the notification/message section of the Fiverr platform.
On that section is where you will see the demanded project by the buyers on the Fiverr. Once a job is posted and it falls under your listed skills. Thus if you think you can do the job better, then you can bid for that job.
Bidding has to do with contacting the poster of the job and give him reasons why he should choose you among the rest. You can tell him your skills, what you do and what he will achieve after buying the gig from you. In most cases, these buyers receive more bidding from different sellers. So it’s your responsibility to convenience him to buy from you. Always use good and simple sentences when sending a bid to a customer on the Fiverr platform.
Stick to your words
Sticking to your words means to be time-bound. Once you’ve been offered a job by a customer, and the time is given, make sure to deliver the job before or at the said date and time. Doing so will not only build your trust, but it will get you more customers since positive reviews will be left under your jobs by the clients.
Also, if a job is given to you by a client, and you realized you can not finish the job within the given time, do communicate with the client. Tell him or her why you can’t finish the job in time and suggest a way forward. If the client agrees, then make sure to set up a new time and deliver within that limit. But if you still can’t do the job, better decline the job for the client to reassign it to another person.
Freelancing in Ghana has made many youths a decent amount of money and you too can make money doing the freelancing business. But in other to succeed in this business, you’ll need to implement some f the tips given above. Also note that, as a new entrance to the freelancing business, it will take you sometimes to begin to make some cash. But with the right gig and patient with consistency, you can easily breakthrough.