Let’s talk about Fiverr

Hey! Welcome to my blog journal. Today I am sharing with you my experience with the program Fiverr.

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What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is an online program where you can find and hire someone to help you get more done with your business.

If you own a flower shop, and need help creating business cards, you can hire a graphic design freelancer to help you create the cards of your dreams. Or if you have a YouTube channel, you can hire someone to help you edit your videos.

The Concept

When first going to Fiverr, I was very impressed at how diverse the program is. They have any and every category you can think of. From graphic design, to freelance writing, to even finding a personal stylists. It is very easy to navigate through to locate the best gig for you.

Once you find the category you want, there are many sub categories to break down even more exactly what you may be looking for. So for example, under Music and Audio, you can find some sub categories such as: Voice over, Online Music Lessons, or Podcast editing. Then once you click on the sub category for instance “Voice over”, a list of freelancers will pop up showcasing how they can help you put voice overs onto your videos.

In each gig, the freelancer details exactly how and what they can do to help you. Videos and images are there to give you a visual of their work and experience. They also set different price points (yes some are more than $5) based off of the amount of work needed to be done. You can also see their ratings and comments from other businesses who have used their services in the past. There are also filters at the top of each sub category, so you can only view what’s best for you.

When you have found the gig and freelancer you want to work with, you simply select the price point best for you, follow and provide any qualifications needed from the freelancer to begin working on your project, and once completed, the freelancer will reach out to you for confirmation and if any further information is needed. Please note that you are not charged for the gig until you approve the work completed by the freelancer.

Sounds complicated? It’s not! As long as communication is made on both parties, it is a very smooth process.

As a Freelancer

As a freelancer for Fiverr, I’ve experienced a lot of different types of businesses and how vast the world really is.

When becoming a freelancer, the process is fairly easy by just signing up and entering in details about yourself and what you have to offer. Then you get started on creating your gigs. Once you have your gigs created, just promote and begin working on help businesses succeed.

Being a freelancer, I like the fact that I was able to create up to 7 gigs using different categories as I saw fit. One gig can be on your graphic design skills, while another can illustrate how awesome you are at being a virtual assistant. I also enjoyed how thorough you have to be in explaining why someone should choose your gig. Can’t just say, “I know how to draw, hire me”, you have to put some meaning and details behind your work.

Another thing I enjoy being a freelancer on Fiverr is that I can set my own rates of what I feel is best. Being that it is in it’s name, every gig starts off at $5, but you can adjust it to whatever price point suits you best even up to $100 or more. You can also negotiate and create an offer template that would work for you and the client so it’s a win win for everyone.

Once you are all set up, you have your own profile where you can view all of your gigs and its stats and the ratings you have received. There is also a place where you can take tests and receive badges to showcase all that you know and have experience in. The tests are optional, but is a good thing to have on your profile.

Getting Paid

So let’s say you connected with a client and have completed the gig. Once the client approves your work, you will receive your pay (minus the fee from Fiverr), into a waiting bucket. Fiverr’s fee can vary upon the price point. I suggest setting the gigs that require a lot of time and work at a higher price so your fee won’t take much of your money away. For example, one of my gigs, I set the price point to $10 and received an available balance of $8.

The waiting bucket time varies by what level you are on as a seller. The higher level you are, the less time your pay is in the waiting bucket. The longest time the pay is in the waiting bucket is approximately 2 weeks. From there, it will move to the available bucket where you can cash out, and is then transferred to either your PayPal account, a Fiverr Revenue card, or via direct deposit which is very convenient. Payment is then deposited into the payment method of your choice right away. No more waiting.

In the end

In the end, I highly recommend using Fiverr to either expand your freelancing skills or to hire some help to keep your business running smoothly. It is overall a good program to get things done.

Interested in becoming a freelancer, click here to learn more and be sure to comment your experiences you have had with Fiverr or if you would like me to review something else.

Hope you’ve had a good read, talk soon. 🙂

It should work both ways

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Now this post kind of ties into one of my previous posts, “Should a man have to pay for every date?” piggy backing off of that, In my opinion, I feel as though guys like to be spoiled and have surprises too. It almost seems as though, especially in my generation that a guy is expected to pay for his girls hair, nails, food, etc. which is nothing wrong with it, but why all the time? Why can’t a girl say no babe, I got it. You buy what you want. Or better yet, you buy it for him. Like if he pays for your hair and nails, a girl can pay for his haircut and some shoes. Or a game for his game system. Just like when a guy sends his girl “just because flowers” on a Wednesday, I will send him a “just because lunch” on a Tuesday. I feel like if you well into your relationship, it should be 50/50, not 70/30 or 80/20. Hopefully it is not 90/10. Whenever I get into a real relationship, my bf will be as spoiled as he spoils me. No don’t think I am saying its all about the physical gifts because it’s definitely not, just a thought. That’s all.

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Should a man have to pay for every date?

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I know I might get some backlash for this but in my opinion, I do not believe a man should have to pay for EVERY single date. In the beginning, yes he should be a gentleman and take care of the first few dates. However, I feel like if you are well into your relationship, the woman could pick up the tab or at least half of it. Take the pressure off of your man for once and spoil him. Now most men don’t mind paying for the tab, and sometimes get offended when their woman wants to pay, which is a great thing, but every once in a while won’t hurt especially if the bill is only a couple of dollars. I would love to take my man out on a date, let him order anything he wants, and say “no babe, I have got it this time. My treat” I know he may not like it, but it will put a smile on his face in the end because it’s the little things that counts.

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Pet Peeves

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Pet Peeves. According to Oxford Languages, “pet peeves is something that a particular finds annoying”. Boy do I have a lot of things that annoy me, but today I am going to tell you all about my top 3. First up. Snoring.

Snoring

I cannot stand someone who snores. When I go to sleep, I just want to lay down, in some peace and quiet, not in a loud voice sounding like a bear. I don’t know why, but it just irritates me. Makes me cringe and lay there awake staring at the ceiling or the wall. Mind you that the person is in another room and I can still hear it! That’s crazy lol. No snoring for me. Reason is because I like peace and quiet since I can’t get it during the day and if I can’t get it at night either, WOW. Just WOW!

Chewing too loud

Why do people have to chew their food so loud that someone in another country can hear it?! Oh, that is so annoying. Close your mouth! Nobody wants to see and hear how your teeth chew your food. I understand the food may be good, but I don’t want to hear the goodness. Keep that to yourself. Reason is because I find that to be very disgusting. I literally stare at the person until we make eye contact lol.  What’s the reason you want everyone to know you are eating?

Touching my things without my permission

OMG! Do not touch my things without my permission. That pisses me off to the max. Especially since I would never touch someone’s things without their permission. I feel like it would be reciprocated, but I guess not. Reason this irritates me so much is because, once before my old laptop was being used without me knowing and when I got home from work, it was broken and nobody knew what happened or how. Really?! Nobody knows what happened. Before I left, it was in great standing, now the keys are missing, and the screen is half black. SMH. Don’t touch my things. Simple.

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What am I afraid of?

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This is one of those questions where you can think of it on a more deep level or right on the surface level. For me, most of my fears do not come from the physical level, but from something deeper. Comment below if you can relate to any of these or what your fears are

I’m going to start with a surface level fear which is Reptiles. Any reptile for that matter, especially lizards. I just think they are extremely slimy looking, and just ugh gives me the creeps. Another would be a snake. I’ve never had a close encounter with a snake, however, if I did, I would just give up lol. No way im fighting my way out.

Something else I am afraid of is Cats. Yeah, I know this may sound silly, but I truly am afraid of cats. It’s like you never know when and how to approach them, and they attack for any reason. They scratch you for whatever reason, they knock stuff off the table for whatever reason, they are just rude. People say maybe I’ve had some bad experiences with cats and they all aren’t like that but until I see that as proof, I am not a cat person. (Dogs rule)

This is where things get deep. Another thing I am afraid of is not living or succeeding to my full potential. And no I don’t mean failure. I mean wasting my life. Living a mediocre life, going to the same job everyday for 10+ years, not traveling and seeing what’s out there in the world, just going about my daily routine every single day. I don’t want to be like that. When I was younger, I used to believe that you work as hard as you can and when you retire, that’s when you start to have fun. Not anymore. Life is far too short to think like that. I am now exploring what I am passionate about, which is helping people, and creating.

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Places I want to visit

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Now I know there is a whole virus going on in the world today, but a girl can image right? I’m not like a world traveler, but I’ve been blessed to have seen quite a few places. Below are the places I want to explore one day. Comment your favorites!

Africa

I have always wanted to go on a true African safari. To see the animals in their natural habitat, living life plus the culture there is amazing. I like learning new things, so when the movie Black Panther came out, and I saw the different tribes, I wanted to know if they were real and they are. Each one of the different tribes represents something specific to them. I found that to be so interesting and would love to see that in real life. I also have a thing for nature and beautiful landscapes since I do live in a busy city area. I feel like it is so peaceful and calming there.


Washington D.C

Now, I know what you may thinking and it is now for that reason. I want to go to Washington D.C. because of the many museums they have. As I mentioned before, I love learning new things, so museums excite me because there are so many new things to learn and explore. One place I want to see in particular is the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. I have never heard of this place until I watched Night of the museum 2 I believe. It looked so cool and huge! One day I will be there.


New York City

Oh New York. I am not gonna lie, I’ve been wanting to go to New York ever since Home Alone. It has always seem like a very big place with SO much to do. From plays, to shopping, to different monuments to explore. Especially time square. All the lights and attractions. Oh , don’t forget about the subways. I know they are not the ideal transportation and all that exciting, but for someone who isn’t from there, it is. Can’t wait to visit here


Las Vegas

Last but not least, Las Vegas. Similar to New York, all the lights and attractions have drawn my attention to explore all of what’s its about. One of my favorite movies Step Up All In, made it even more real for me. Seeing them having fun roaming the streets of Vegas was my dream for my friends and I and I cannot wait to do that with them. Plus hitting up the casino wouldn’t hurt too much would it? 

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6 things that makes me happy

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So what makes me happy? It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy because I appreciate anything given to me so lets begin. 

Music 🎧🎼

When I listen to music, I feel like all my problems are gone and I am free. I am a millennial so yes I do tend to put my music louder than needed but I feel like I have to. It creates a more amazing experience. There is no particular song or genre that gets me hyped, I just turn on my Pandora radio and jam out like no one is watching. 

Movies 🎬🎞

When I tell you I LOVE watching movies. I have a lot of favorite movies but the ones I can always rewatch are any Marvel movies and Transformers movies. They will never get old for me. My family hates movie nights because we try to find a movie that no one has even and every list or genre Ive seen most of those movies. I get asked all the time why I love movies so much and honestly I do not know. I guess because they give me so much peace and puts me at ease after a long day. Plus I do not like commercials unless it is a TV show. Watching movies with commercials are so frustrating to me especially if it a new movies I’ve never seen. I want to know what happens next not wait after 30 commercials lol. I guess that’s why I do not like watching so many tv shows (unless its Spongebob) until the have all aired and I can binge watch. 

Dogs 🐶

I love doggies especially the little small ankle biters lol. It is so weird because when I was younger I was so scared of dogs but I having family members with dogs around me made it easier to overcome my fear and love dogs now. 

Food 🍕🍟🍗🍦

Haha, who doesn’t love food like come on. When I eat I start doing my happy dance especially if it is something I’ve been craving for a while. My favorites are hot wings, fruit, ice cream, pastries, salad, and fries. Lol, yes I know a lot of favorites and all different but I definitely enjoy them. 

Video games 🎮

It may sound weird to some, but yes I love video games and I’m a girl. I not a full on gamer girl, but I do not mind playing a game every now and then. That probably came from me frowning up with mostly boys around me. I like playing the good ol’ Mario Kart of course, killing zombies or weird creatures, racing games , and ill dab a little into basketball. And I cannot forget the little games we all play on our phones to pass time. 

My Mommy 👩🏽‍🦱

Oh mommy. My mother is the most sweetest, calmest, understanding person in the world. She sees the good in everybody and every situation. I wish I had some of that in me. Whenever I am in a bad mood and need some up lifting, I go right to my mother and can tell her any and everything without her judging me, plus putting a huge smile on my face in the end. I love my mommy 🙂

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When I wake up in the morning, how do I want to feel?

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Me not being a morning person to begin with, I would like to feel… well rested. I 

would like to be able to wake up in the morning and have the awesome energy to get and begin my day instead of being woken up which is a really big pet peeve of mine. 

Now don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t mind being woken up if it is an emergency going on, but for others to completely disregard your sleep is mind blowing to me because I try to be the most quietest person when someone else is sleeping. I think that it is SO rude to just be a loud person or do things in a loud way when you know someone is asleep. And it almost makes it feel as though that person is probably doing it on purpose, even though they probably aren’t. 

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I would also like to feel more happier. Getting up in the mornings is a slow process for me to get myself together, emotions wise because most nights, I do not get the proper amount of sleep to begin with and when I get up to start my day, I still feel like and wish I had more sleep time. I wish I could just wake up , not with a whole lot of energy but, more smiles because I am definitely grateful I was able to see another day, but I want my body to feel the same. 

Lastly, I would like to feel… at ease. I sometimes feel like I am in a rush to do something or get myself together when I work from home and woke up early enough to start my job on time, but idk it feel like my brain is going at 100 miles an hour and my body is trying to catch up. But it is probably because I end to overthink a lot being the introvert that I am.   :/

I know one day I will have the “perfect” morning routine once my situation gets better, so I will keep my head up and keep it moving. 

Hope you enjoyed the read. 🙂 How would you wish to feel in the morning? Comment below!