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SOFIA, BULGARIA, January 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Fiverr.com has over 3.5 million services listed, but most of these contractors can't make over a dozen sales. One Fiverr Guru, a top-level user with a long history of positive reviews, is revealing the secrets of making real money off the "microtask marketplace" in his new book.
Author Ian Georgeson begins his Fiverr expose with the brutally honest words: "There are more than one million gigs that have never made a sale...they all had a good idea, but couldn't make a simple five bucks." His new book entitled "A Five-Dollar Business Plan: 9 Steps to Making Money Online and Doing What You Love with Fiverr.com" is a guide written for uninitiated and unsuccessful entrepreneurs who need a little help starting their budding Fiverr.com career.
Fiverr is the so-called "microtask global marketplace" that is rivaling top auction sites like Elance and O-desk in total traffic. The site, which matches "gigs" from buyers and sellers, is one of the fastest-growing websites of the 2010 decade, having been founded in 2010 and having grown 600% since the year 2011. The site has also been ranked one of the top 200 websites in the world.
Ian Georgeson, a top ranking Level 2 contractor ("ilgeorgiev"), states that among the many secrets to being listed higher and making more money than just an occasional $5.00 dollar transaction is in properly understanding the "gig extras" feature, as well as the "multiples" option.
Customer service is also a topic in the book, and understanding the motivations of buyers is another top concern. The author remarks, "This is a business where half of the work of the contractor is properly understanding what the customer wants, and then selling to them what they need for a fair price." The author states that his book is written from the perspective of a newcomer, since he himself started his successful profile without any technical skills. "I started at the bottom, making book covers, doing Photoshop work, and doing very specific work that customers asked for...success depends on how high you want to go and how much time you're willing to invest in your own success."
Fiverr.com reported in their June 2012 report that 15 percent of their sellers count on Fiverr sales as their primary income source. Over 27 percent of users have made over $500, while the top five contractors make over $100,000 per year from the site. With such exponential growth reported, now is certainly the right time to educate the English-speaking population on what sells, what is worth $5.00, and what most users are doing wrong with their Fiverr listings.
The book is being sold through Amazon.com
In a time of global recession, a regular stream of five-dollar jobs in batches would certainly be promising news to ambitious contractors. For more information on "A Five-Dollar Business Plan: 9 Steps to Making Money Online and Doing What You Love with Fiverr.com", visit the official website at iBusinessBlog
Author Ian Georgeson has Level Two profile distinction, a collective five-star Fiverr review and has completed over 1000 orders.
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