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Ask L2: Should I Use Fiverr?

"I don't know what to do? I'm in college. I'm a mom. I'm working full-time and part-time and earning less than $23,000 a year..."



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Should I use Fiverr?


I'm trying to build my writing, graphic design, digital marketing freelance work. Upwork has been a hassle and a waste of my time with no response from people seeking freelancers.


I don't know what to do? I'm in college. I'm a mom. I'm working full-time and part-time and earning less than $23,000 a year working as a substitute teacher and a preschool teacher for the past 3 years.

 

I did some work on UpWork many years ago as a ghost writer, and I remember there being a handful of really frustrating people. There was also some good opportunities there, but I had to refine my offer quite a bit and also learn how to weed out the garbage.


I’m not as familiar with Fiverr, so I’m not sure about the specific platform, but I know I have colleagues who use it and swear by it. That being said, from the perspective of someone building a business, why not? Are you worried it’s just going to be a lot of the same? It might. But if it’s not hugely time consuming to give a shot, then I think there isn’t a ton to lose.


More than that though, build your personal brand. Create your own content and share it with the world on LinkedIn or whatever social you think works best. I started earning actual income as a result of my content when I had less than 2,000 followers. Now, 99 percent of what pays my bills comes from that brand that I’ve built by showing up daily.


I think you will find that consistency in personal brand will pay off in the long run, and you can work with gig sites from Fiverr while you’re building.


L2



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