Saturday, August 10, 2019

Top 10 Web Page Builder Plugins for your WordPress Website

Hello friends,

If you are getting started with  WordPress and you want to give a kickstart to your career as a WordPress Designer, here is some good news for you. There is something in WordPress which can help you to get started very quickly without knowing too much of WordPress.

You can build professional web pages and websites very easily without mastering WordPress and that too in a very short time. Yes, I am not joking!

All you want to have is a WordPress Page Builder Plugin. Using a Page Builder Plugin you can just drag and drop elements on your web page and add professional features to your web page. 

When you create multiple such web pages and collate them, you will be able to create full-fledged websites. And you can do all these, without knowing too many nuances of WordPress.

In this article, I will tell you about the top 10 web page Builder Plugins for your WordPress website. At the end of this list, I will tell you which plugin is the best, that I recommend. I will also tell you about a way by which you can learn about that plugin in quick time.

So, without wasting any more time, let's look into the top page builder plugins for WordPress. But before that, let me tell you that these plugins can only help you to kickstart your journey of becoming a WordPress Designer and not a WordPress Developer.

But to become a developer, you would need proper understanding and the ability to code in HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, PHP, MySQL, and a few more things, that you will learn when you grow as a developer.

Top 10 Page Builder Plugins


Check these top WordPress page builder plugins, which can most definitely help you become a WordPress Designer. Click on the names for their homepage:

(screenshots were taken from the respective home page)
These are the top 9 web page builder plugin. The last one in this list is the one that I love working with and is presently regarded as the number one page builder plugin for WordPress.

I love Elementor, the Number One Page Builder plugin for WordPress!

elementor templates

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I have been using Elementor for over a dozen complete websites that I have built for my clients and for myself. You may check my freelancing website, www.sTdwares.com where I have used Elementor to build a few pages.

Elementor is new in the market but has already gained a lot of traction and praise from the WordPress community from around the world. WordPress along with renowned hosting providers have also talked high about Elementor, the page builder plugin.

There are two versions of Elementor - FREE & PRO (paid) and I have used both. However, if you are just starting to work on WordPress and new to Elementor, I would suggest to use their FREE plan and I am sure it will take care of most of your needs with designing your WordPress website.

My Course on Elementor

Recently, I have published a course on Elementor as well, where I showed how to design a professional landing page for my website design services. It is a live page which you can access by clicking here.


If you also want to learn and become a master of Elementor and build awesome professional web pages or even go on and start your business as a web designer, you should enroll in this course asap! 

To help you out here is a coupon that you can use to take the $200 course for just $9.99. Click Here to Enroll Now!!

That is all I have in this article and I truly hope this was helpful and beneficial to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or ask me on Social Media. I will definitely get back to you as soon as I can.



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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

How to start learning online in 2019?

Namaste friends. Recently, I got a question on Quora which asked: "What are the things I need to know before I start learning through online courses?"

In this article, I will try to answer this question and help as much as I can. I am sure this will help someone who is looking to learn about online courses and how to start learning online. Let's begin.



What do you want to learn?

Before starting learning online, you must first decide what you want to learn. Is it something that will need you to have practical lessons or activities? Like cooking, painting, singing, playing musical instruments need you to perform the activities or implement your learning in a physical environment. For such lessons, you must be prepared with your own instruments and arrangement at home or office, wherever you are taking the lessons.

If you want to learn to programme or to design or anything digital, then you need to do the practice on the computer itself which you can do as you learn. You do not need any special arrangement, other than probably having the software needed, installed on your computer.



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What kind of online courses do you need?

This is the next question and a very important one. There are a few types of online teaching methods and most common modes are live teaching and self-paced video lessons.

In Live teaching classes, the teacher will open a virtual classroom when you alone or a group of students will be joining, based on the system. The teacher will teach the subject or the skill to the group as if you are all in a classroom. Such sessions happen at a predetermined time which is fixed based on everyone’s availability. You can also have live Questions and Answers.

In self-paced video classes, you will register to the previously created video lessons and go through each lecture one by one and learn whenever you find a suitable time. You can ask questions and the teacher will answer them at a later stage. Self Paced classes are great for busy students who cannot sit for long hours for live classes or have a timezone mismatch problem.



How to choose the right platform for online courses?

Now, the next thing is to choose the right platform. This largely depends on the kind of online courses that you want as different platforms offer different modes of teaching.

Live classes are held by teachers on Google Hangout, Facebook Group Chat, Skype, Zoom, and other similar apps. These can be held on mobile devices or your computer as well.
There are a lot of platforms offering live classes on various subjects and courses, like WizIQ, Edureka, Preply, Coursera, etc. There are a lot more too and few of these platforms have both live classes and self-paced video lessons.

The two top self-paced lessons platforms are SkillShare and Udemy. There are a few more, like Lynda.com, Packt, Thinkific, Teachable, etc., but these two are by far the top two platforms.

On Udemy, you can buy each course (some are free) and have lifelong access to those courses that you have enrolled to. You need to purchase each course which can range from $20 to $200. But do not worry, most of the times courses on Udemy are available for $9.99 as they keep running discount programs on their website all the time.

On SkillShare, you can buy their membership on a monthly or yearly basis and can browse through all their 27000+ courses during that subscription period. Subscription is costly (~$15 per month) unless you get an invite to join SkillShare which will give you 2 months of FREE PREMIUM Access. You need to join with your credit card for FREE and can continue after 2 months, and only then the card will be charged.



How to decide which Course is best for you?

Always try to enroll in a course which is specific to your requirements. You can also join a broad 30+ hours long course if you want to have all the in-depth knowledge about a broad subject, but I think specific courses will help you in understanding the concepts faster and not waste a lot of time in reinventing the wheel, which happens with longer courses most of the time.

This is one reason that I like SkillShare more than Udemy.

I wrote this answer on Quora and you can find it here.
Cheers!

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Which is the best trick to get more orders on Fiverr?

Welcome back to my blog. I hope you are doing absolutely awesome, just like I am!

This question which I got from one of my subscribers is very interesting. He has actually taken my Fiverr course on Udemy and has suggested me a couple of changes too, which I promptly made.

In this question, he says that, "I understand all that I need to do to get started, but which is that one best trick that can be done to get more orders on Fiverr?"

I am going to answer exactly that in this article.

But before you read any farther, please go to the comment section and write down the best trick that you think will help a seller on Fiverr to get more orders.

This is because it is important to try and exercise your brain as well. I want you to do this simple exercise and write down whatever you feel.

Remember, there is nothing right or wrong here. You write what you feel right and I will tell you what I found to be the best trick to get more orders on Fiverr, based on my experience so far.

Go ahead and write it in the comments.

Done? Thank You! Now, read on to find my recommendation.


If I have to tell purely based on my experience on Fiverr, I would say that the most definite way of getting more orders is to apply in the Buyers Request section.

Yes, on the Buyers Request page you will find a lot of ads or requirements listed from which you can choose the one that you are interested in and apply for those jobs. Ensure that you use all the 10 allowed applications every day, which is the limit set by Fiverr.

When you send 10 applications on a daily basis, ensure that you put in your best effort to write those offers. Think about the various other sellers who might have applied for the same job. Ensure that you mention the best turn around time which you can do and the best price based on your expertise of doing that job.

Writing a proper proposal or offer here is the most important thing. If your writing is not interesting or exciting, the buyer may not be interested at all. To know more about how to write a proposal properly, please check out my Course: How to Start your Career on Fiverr – Hindi & English.

There are other things also that are important, as your level and seniority in the platform, and your gig gallery where you have gig images, video, and the PDF portfolio. I have talked about these in detail in my Udemy Course.

But I think the best trick to get more orders on Fiverr, is to send commendable buyers requests when you are at it. If you want me to write about the absolute techniques of writing a proposal on Fiverr, please do let me know in your comments. I will do that for you.

Let me know in your comments what do you like to do to get more orders on Fiverr. I would love to read. It will also help other readers.

Again, if you have more questions, please feel free to get in touch on the Facebook page or on YouTube or just comment here below. Cheers!

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Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
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Monday, March 18, 2019

How hard is it to be successful on Fiverr?

Success is a state of mind. If you think you are successful, no other thought can change this for you. You do not need time to become successful anymore. You do not need to walk on roads untaken to reach somewhere. You do not need to earn some inordinate amount to fill your bank accounts. Success is in your thoughts. If you think you are successful, then you are.

Now, let’s cut the above bullshit and understand what the real world feels like. Wherever you go, you will be judged, welcomed or rejected, loved or hated, kissed or beaten, and appraised by the amount of success that you have achieved in the onlooker’s eyes.

If you are proud of being a freelancer who is trying to find his feet working as a Fiverr seller, you must be able to show that on your profile. The number of reviews that you have and the average rating that you have will tell someone how successful you are on Fiverr. Let the lifetime earning be left for your eyes only. This is one reason that everyone selling on Fiverr wants to be successful on Fiverr.

There is a massive pool of other people as well, who are working on Fiverr (now) and would want to be successful on Fiverr (one day). They want to do good, boost their pride and also the notifications from the bank accounts after each successful withdrawal from Fiverr.

No matter which group you fall into, it is really very hard to be successful on Fiverr. Well, I am talking from my perspective of success as a Fiverr seller. So, let’s keep that constant for the rest of this hurdle. In this article, I am going to try and explain if it is tough to be a successful seller on Fiverr.

The Indian Freelancer: How Hard is it to be Successful on Fiverr

Fight the High Competition

On Fiverr, there are a lot of sellers, and if you search for one particular product or service, you might find 20 or even 200 more gigs selling the same thing that you are planning to sell. This is why you must put in efforts to stand tall in the competition.

Always consider providing top notch services. Whatever the gig size is – whether it is a $5 gig or a $500 big project, put in your best efforts. Deliver the best you can. Your top-notch service will never go unattended and will surely bring you a lot of success in the long run.

Fine Tune your Gigs

Keep fine-tuning your gigs. Get back to your published gigs every now and then with an intention to improve it. Gig research in your domain can help you a lot in this. You will be able to see what is lacking in your gig and then probably improve the gig.

Check the top-selling gigs in your domain and find out things that they are doing. Probably you can improve your gig too.

Did you check your gig images off late? Or the gig video? Can you improve them? Think about these things and if you find an opportunity to enhance your gigs, please go ahead and put in the extra effort. It is always worthy.

I check my gigs every month and try to improve them with the additional knowledge that I have gathered in the last month or so. You might have developed your writing skills, or your video making skills or image designing skills in the previous month. Use them to strengthen your gig too.

Prove your Mastery

One thing which can set you apart from all the other sellers on Fiverr is your mastery on the subject. If you are a designer, your knowledge of PhotoShop, Illustrator, Coral Draw, PowerPoint, etc. will show up in your work. If you are not a master in this software, your designs will speak for themselves.

Everything on your gig should indicate that you are the best! Remember in most gigs (like design gigs etc.) the preview of your delivery is shown. New buyers can see your previous work. Ensure you deliver your best.

Learn new things to improve yourself. Everyone else is doing so. If you are not learning something new every day, remember that you are lagging behind the other sellers who are learning new things and achieving new mastery.

Showcase what you learn in your work or your gig content.

Be Patient

Be patient with your gigs. Give them some time to settle when you change things. It might take some time for the Fiverr algorithm to catch the change and act accordingly. You must show patience after making changes in your gig and wait to see it rank higher on the search results.

Nothing works overnight. You will not get rich just after opening an account on Fiverr or after selling a few gigs. It will take time. But one thing is sure that if you are there in the mix and continually putting in efforts to promote your gigs and add value to the clients, you can beat the competition and move up the ladder in time. You must be hence, very patient with your career on Fiverr.


Show Resilience

Again, this is a personal trait that you must have. You must be ready to fight back in times of adversities. It not going to be a smooth ride. Nobody promised it will be, right?

There are a lot of instances when you might face animosity on Fiverr, in different forms. You must be prepared to bounce back and get going with what you are here for – to get more work, put your best efforts and earn money. You must be ready to accept a lot of hardships on Fiverr.

Fiverr rules do not work in our favor all the time. There are times when we can see something terrible happening to us, but we will be just helpless. Unfortunate cancellations, wrong orders or orders sent to you by mistake (and later canceled by the buyer) are widespread and they hurt the seller hard.
For instance, there will be buyers who will accept your hard work but won’t give you a 5-star rating just because they felt you could have done better. They may not have any knowledge of the skills you used, but they will be highly judgmental. These bad reviews and ratings will impact in a terrible manner.

Some clients are looking for free work. They will get the job and then probably cancel the order sighting some other problem with you. You might even earn a 1-star rating too. They don’t care what happens to your profile after that 1-star rating. But you must care. It is your profile, after all, and you should be able to spring back.

Promote your Gigs

I keep saying this that if you are trying to sell any digital product, you must resort to promoting those online. There is no second way of getting more sales.

Whether you are a seller on Fiverr, or a blogger, or a YouTuber, or a published author on Amazon and want to sell more of your assets and services, you must promote them. As a Fiverr seller, you must encourage your Fiverr gigs on various social media platforms and forums wherever you envision to have your target clients.

A seller must promote gigs on his own. If you rely solely on Fiverr’s algorithm to help and sell your gigs, then you cannot expect regular sales. Go ahead and start promoting.

Here is How to Promote Your Fiverr Gig On Quora in 2019

Own it and be Responsible

Selling on Fiverr is your business. You must own it totally. You must be ready to take up the ownership of your gigs and profile precisely how you would if you had a physical shop. The business on Fiverr is no different.

Your success if your responsibility. No one else can make you a really successful seller on Fiverr. If you have good friends and family, who are ready to promote your gig on their timelines and help you, consider yourself lucky. But do not expect anything else at all. They are not going to take responsibility for your success.

Fiverr will help the sellers in various ways, though they are more partial towards the buyers, in case of arguments or differences in opinions. This is but ordinary because the money is actually coming from the buyers. They too will not take responsibility for your success on Fiverr.

So, take ownership of your business on Fiverr and start taking responsibility for whatever is happening to you on Fiverr. If something terrible is happening, try to fix it. If something good is happening, try to hold on to it. That is how you will grow.

Conclusion

To conclude, I will agree that it is hard to be successful on Fiverr. But I will also say that it is entirely possible to be successful as well. Our business on Fiverr is in our hands. If we put in the right efforts, we can stand out from the crowd and perform much better in the coming days.

I hope the points I discussed above will help you in your career on Fiverr. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section. I will do my best to answer your queries.

My Course on Udemy

I have a comprehensive 4+ hours course on Udemy dedicated to Fiverr. The course is delivered in Hindi and English, and hence, I am sure it will be helpful for all those freelancers from the subcontinent, who know these languages to start their career on Fiverr and grow as a Fiverr seller.

For my readers, I have two coupons for that course on Udemy. One will enable you to take up the course for absolutely FREE. It is a limited time offering, and hence, I will advise you to enroll as soon as you can.

If you miss that coupon somehow, you can still take advantage of a massive 95% discount on the course and enroll using the other coupon. You can take up the course for just $9.99 using the second coupon.

RATE & REVIEW: Rating and reviewing are important on Udemy as well, not only on Fiverr. So, please ensure that you provide me a good review and a 5-star rating after taking the course. I would expect at least this much from you, in return. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

FREE Coupon CodeFIVERRTIFBLOGFREE1

$9.99 Coupon CodeFIVERRTIFBLOG999


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Channel name is The Indian Freelancer and can be accessed here: www.YouTube.com/TheIndianFreelancer.

Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
Let's Learn and Grow Together!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How do you get work on Fiverr? [Updated for 2019]

Hello Friend, I hope you are doing fine!

They ask me, "how do you get work on Fiverr?" Today I am going to talk about just that in this quick article. I will work on creating a video on this too and if I do, I will leave a link to that video at the end of this article too. Stay tuned!

This is a long time query of a lot of people who have joined Fiverr or are willing to try out the platform and see if they can earn anything substantial on it. I have been working on Fiverr for last 3 years and the journey has been quite motivating. Though there were a lot of ups and downs (I recently recovered from the biggest downfall of my career on Fiverr) the journey has been quite exciting.

Now, let's talk about the 4 ways that I get work on Fiverr. There can be other ways too, but at the time of writing this blog, I could think of only 4. These are the 4 ways that I have personally found working and I have gained a lot of work through them.

There are a few ways to get work on Fiverr. However, it depends on what you want from the platform and how much are you able to handle at a given time.
  1. Buyer Requests: One of the most important places to find work is the Buyer Request Page. When you are in your Selling view, you can go to More >> Buyer Requests to visit the page where various buyers would post ads on what they are looking for. If anything matches your skills, you can send an offer to the buyer. You can send 10 offers per day.
  2. Organic Sale: Buyers who are browsing for sellers on Fiverr’s search pages can land up on your gig and place an order. This is an organic sale, as it is not initiated by you. However, for this, you must ensure that your gig ranks high on Fiverr Search Results. If your gig is not showing up in the first few pages of the search, the buyer may not be able to contact you.
  3. Repeat Sale: At times, an old buyer would buy your gig because he is impressed with your work. This is driven by your quality of work, but it is again not completely initiated by you. Hence, it is different from Organic Sale. Make sure you put in your best efforts to impress and delight the buyer so that he comes back to you for future requirements.
  4. Sales from Promotion: Many sellers promote themselves and their gigs on social media and other electronic media. It has helped them a lot too and they have got a lot of orders. However, promotions need you to invest some money. This is initiated by the seller and depends on the luck too. I do not feel that there can be a lot of sales generated from paid promotions. Social Media marketing is a different thing, in this matter.
If you are someone who is just starting on Fiverr and struggling to get the first few orders on Fiverr, then there are a few more things that you can do to promote yourself and your gig. You must prepare yourself for Fiverr first and try to learn more about the platform and then push your skills in the Buyer Requests page. This is how you start off!

I hope this helps. If you have any question regarding this or anything related to freelancing or earning money online, please feel free to ask. All the best!
Thanks.

My Course on Udemy

I have a comprehensive 4+ hours course on Udemy dedicated to Fiverr. The course is delivered in Hindi and English and hence, I am sure it will be helpful for all those freelancers from the subcontinent, who know these languages to start their career on Fiverr and grow as a Fiverr seller.

For my readers, I have two coupons for that course on Udemy. One will enable you to take up the course for absolutely FREE. It is a limited time offering and hence, I will advise you to enroll as soon as you can.

If you miss that coupon somehow, you can still take advantage of a huge 95% discount on the course and enroll using the other coupon. You can take up the course for just $9.99 using the second coupon.

RATE & REVIEW: Rating and reviewing are important on Udemy as well, not only on Fiverr. So, please ensure that you provide me a good review and a 5-star rating after taking the course. I would expect at least this much from you, in return. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

FREE Coupon Code: FIVERRTIFBLOGFREE1

$9.99 Coupon Code: FIVERRTIFBLOG999



Thanks for reading this post. I hope you liked it. If you did, please do not forget to subscribe to us.

You may also want to check out our YouTube Channel, where we post videos with various freelancing tips and tricks, which can definitely boost your freelancing career and business! The Channel name is The Indian Freelancer and can be accessed here: www.YouTube.com/TheIndianFreelancer.

Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
Let's Learn and Grow Together!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Top 5 Ways to Rank Higher on Fiverr in 2019

Top 5 ways to rank Fiverr gigs higher in search results, in 2019

One of the biggest concerns of sellers on Fiverr is that their gigs do not get listed on the first page on Fiverr search results. A subscriber friend from my YouTube channel asked me, “when I search on Fiverr using the skill that I sell or the gig title I do not see my gig listed. What can I do to get it listed on the first page on Fiverr?” Well, to tell the truth, there is not one thing that you can do. In this article, I am going to talk about the top 5 ways to rank higher on Fiverr.

This article is going to be helpful to everyone working on Fiverr, whether you are a newbie, level 1 or level 2 seller or even a Top Rated Seller who is trying to sell more on Fiverr. However, if you are brand new to Fiverr, and looking to get your first order on Fiverr and learn more about Fiverr, you can check out my course on Udemy, where I talk about everything that you want to know about Fiverr. I will leave a link with a Discount Coupon at the end of this article.

As I said, no single thing can put your gigs on the first page on Fiverr. Rather, there are a group of things that you can do to try and push your gigs to the initial pages on Fiverr’s search result. When you do these things religiously and repeatedly, you can expect to see your gig list higher on the result pages.

5 Ways to Rank Higher on Fiverr


Fiverr is a search engine in itself and we need to try and optimize our gigs to train the algorithm to find our gigs more often and faster than other gigs in the same category. Before I list out the top 5 ways to rank Fiverr gigs higher in search results, I need to tell that the Fiverr algorithm is very powerful as well as mysterious in nature. It changes all the time and hence it is very tough to fit it one formula which can work all the time.

I am listing these based on my years of experience with Fiverr. I have also interacted with a lot of sellers on Fiverr, and they were kind enough to share their experiences with me too. So, these top 5 things to rank higher on Fiverr can pull your gigs up in the search results. I have seen that the following things work and work well for most of the Fiverr sellers with whom I have been interacting.
  1. Keyword Research – find your keywords
  2. Gig SEO – Title, Tags, Description, Package Text, Gig Extras
  3. Gig Research – Best Practices by top sellers
  4. Availability – Be Available on Mobile and Respond asap
  5. Low Cancellation – cancel an order only if there is no way out

Now, let us take a little deeper look at each of these. It will give you a clearer idea of what I am talking about here and how you can achieve each of these. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below. I will be happy to answer your queries. You can ask me anything, by the way!

Keyword Research


The entire online entrepreneurship or the internet business focus on keywords. Keywords are those words or group of words that your probable buyers use to search on search engines, like Google, Bing or Yahoo, etc. Here we are more concerned about the Fiverr search engine. You would want to try and get everyone searching those words online to land upon your Fiverr gig and probably buy your services.

I wish they were as easy as I told. A lot of brainstorming, sweat, and blood goes into finding the right keywords or key phrases for your gig on Fiverr. Now, I am not going to go in depth of keyword research. Let’s save it for later. The important takeaway from here is the fact that I need to perform keyword research and find the specific keywords which are most relevant to our gig and we think that the buyers are also searching with those keywords when they are looking for services that I offer on my gigs. 

Keywords are the key things to get started!

Gig SEO on Fiverr


Once I have my keywords in place, it is time to tell Fiverr search engine to route all the buyers who are searching for services that I offer. It is time to optimize my gig for Fiverr search engine. Let’s see what all we can do to try and optimize our gigs.

The first places where we should put our keywords are the gig title, gig tags and gig description. Make sure that you have your keywords in all these places. For example, if your keyword (or key-phrase) is ‘Indian voice artist with a natural accent,’ ensure that this entire phrase is there in the title of your gig, in the gig tags and all over the gig description. It is a must.

A pro tip would be to start the gig title and description with your keywords. Also, ensure that you do not use the keywords too many times in the description as Fiverr does not allow this anymore. If you put the same word like, logo, video, picture, image or any other word very densely in your description, you will not be able to save the gig description. So, please use the words conservatively and wisely.

Another pro tip would be to put your keywords or phrases in the gig package description and gig extras as well. Fiverr should see the keywords spread all over your gig, as much as possible without being too much available in the description itself.

Gig Research


Gig research is one of the best ways to try and push your gigs higher in the rankings on Fiverr search results. What is gig research? It is nothing but going through the various other gigs in your category which are selling more – basically, browsing through the gigs of the Top Rated Sellers or Level 2 sellers which are having a lot of reviews (which tells that the gig is selling well) and are showing up on the first page of Fiverr search. 

When you do that, your purpose should be to try and understand the best practices that those sellers are following in their gigs. Do not do this with an intention to copy the top gig (or gigs) in your category. Copying other’s content will not only affect your gig negatively but also get your gig flagged by Fiverr algorithm, and that particular gig will never show up on initial Fiverr result pages.

Research the top gigs and check their title, description, tags, packages, extras, images, videos, and even PDF portfolios. Check everything that they are doing. Pick up the best things that you feel can boost your gigs. Modify and own your content and then put it on your gigs and publish. Again, do not copy! Never!

Be Available and Respond ASAP


Be available to the buyer and respond to the queries as soon as you can. Everyone loves a fast-responding seller, and so does the Fiverr algorithm. It just loves those sellers (or gigs) who make it a habit of responding to the queries of the clients with supersonic speeds.

Now, it is not possible to sit in front of the computer all day, 24/7 – right? So, what to do? There are ways to handle that as well. Firstly, keep the Fiverr page open in your browser when you are working on the computer. If you are on chrome, you can hear a pop sound when a new message arrives. Plus, keeping the Fiverr page open (even in an inactive tab) shows you are online. Many buyers look for online sellers to get a faster response to their queries.

Secondly, install the Fiverr mobile app. You will get instant notifications of a new message, and you can respond even on the go. It is a very effective way of being available as much as you can. When I first installed the app, it expedited my growth on Fiverr.

As a pro tip, I will suggest you configure your fitness band or smartwatch so that it vibrates whenever you get a new message on Fiverr. I have MI Band 3 which I have configured this way, and now I am always active and available. 

Having said all this, I would also suggest you not to be too much bothered about being online all the time. I am not trying to be a hypocrite here, but I want to remind you that there is a life outside Fiverr as well. It is OK if you miss a couple of messages here and there when you are busy doing something important or when you are sleeping. It is absolutely fine. Just come back every 4 to 5 hours during the day, and that should be enough.

Low Cancellation Rate


Now, this is something very subjective and not every seller agreed with me on this point. I think the cancellation rate of the gigs has an effect on the gig’s ranking on Fiverr search pages. If you want to rank your gigs higher, try to avoid cancellations as much as possible. 

I agree that at times we get into very messy situations and we need to cancel. Cancel orders only if there is no way out. Try to convince the buyer not to cancel the order and resolve the issue within yourself. There are various ways available to do that, but the resolutions are very much specific to the situations.

For instance, if the buyer asked for something which you do not offer in your gigs and then he wants to cancel, offer him something else that you do on Fiverr. It can be from another gig too. Most buyers need a variety of things to be done. More often than not you will find that there is something that you can do for the buyer which he is also looking for at that moment. Offer him that service in exchange and try to avoid cancellation.

The resolution center which you can access from the order page itself can come in very handy in such situations. Again, try to avoid cancellations but do not sweat too much on that too. If the buyer is persistent and insists on canceling even after you offering other alternatives, and you see no other way, go ahead and cancel the order. 

A mutual cancellation is much better than a bad review and rating. 

Bonus Tips: Sell More. Gather 5 Stars. Level Up. 


If you see carefully, you will find that most gigs on the first page of Fiverr search are having a lot of reviews with them. So, try to sell as much as you can. Try to gather as many reviews as you can. There is a definite connection between the gig’s rank and the number of times that gig sold in recent times. So, keep selling.

Again, the top gigs are also those who are having an average of 5-star ratings. Most gigs on the first page of the search result will be 5-star rated. So, try and put in your best on every order that you take up. Ensure that the buyer rates and reviews your order and when he does, he rates it no less than five stars. That, in my opinion, will also help your rankings.

Lastly, when you notice the gigs on the first page of the search results, you will find that these are those gigs which are offered by level two or Top Rated sellers. So, if you level up, it will mean that the chances of your gigs to rank higher on Fiverr will go up too. Though there is no direct relationship between the level of the seller and the gig rank, I include this in this bonus tip only because the gigs that rank high are from top sellers.

Note: Number of reviews alone does not decide the rank of any gig.

With this, I have come to the end of this article where I told you 5 top things that you can do to rank your gigs higher on Fiverr search results. Keep in mind that Fiverr’s algorithm keeps changing and there can be new ways to rank higher on Fiverr in the future. But these steps can only bring you closer to the first ranked pages.

As mentioned earlier, here is the direct link to my course on Fiverr which is available on Udemy at present. Feel free to check it out using the following ($9.99 DISCOUNTED PRICE) link.

I really hope that I could make sense with the points above. If you are still unsure and have questions regarding this, please feel free to get in touch using the comments section below, and I will be happy to answer your queries. Till we meet again, take care and have fun! Cheers!


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Saturday, January 05, 2019

Contact Management is integral to the overall success of your business

When you start a business, there are a lot of aspects that you need to look after. And as the business grows, a plethora of new factors get added to that list. In simple words, as we grow in our business, the process becomes more complex.

When the business becomes more complex, we need to manage a lot of things simultaneously to ensure smooth operations. Managing the processes, the workforce, finances, and everything related to the business becomes tough but is a necessity.

Contact management is one such aspect of any growing business. Whether it is a new business with only a few employees or a huge multi-national company with thousands of workers, managing their contact information is a daunting task. However, we must pay sufficient attention to it as contact management is integral to the overall success of your business.

In this article, I am going to talk about the following:
  • What is Contact Management?
  • How is Contact Management helpful?
  • How does it help in time management and productivity?
  • Best Contact Management Software.
  • My Course on Time Management and Productivity.


What is Contact Management?

Contact management, in simple words, is a system where you can manage the contact information of all the employees of your organization.

When I say ‘manage the contact information,’ I mean everything including the employees’ data, contact information like email and phone numbers, and relevant organizational information, like hierarchy, position, teams and strategical groups. Everything needs to be on books and very well managed.

Often in business, the company address book looks very clumsy with overwhelming information. Also, while sharing employees’ information, the privacy needs to be taken into consideration as well. We do not need to share every data point with everyone in the company. Contact management needs to be smart!

How is Contact Management helpful?

Contact management helps to deal with the overwhelming company address books. With proper contact management, we can increase our productivity, efficiency and manage the overall time effectively. Yes, contact management is a time management tool as well.

Contact management turns your several overlapping and non-connected business contacts and/or contact lists into an easily manageable and integrated company address book. Typically, this employee information is easy to access from everywhere and to share with co-workers or business contacts in real-time.

Having a contact management software in place is very much needed, and we cannot overlook its contributions. Let’s now see how can a contact management software help in time management and productivity.

How does it help in time management and productivity?

Managing contacts and employee profiles is a very time-consuming process and needs a lot of workforces to manage everything as per the prescribed system. Using software will logically reduce manual involvement and also streamline the process.

A contact management software can automate a lot of manual jobs, which will increase the productivity of the team and the organization, overall. A software can schedule appointments, align formats and use standard forms to enter data so that we get consistency all over the system.

When we store data in flat file spreadsheets, like in Excel files, there is a risk of human errors. Using a contact management software eradicates such issues as well. If there are no errors in the data, there is no need for any rework or proofreading and hence, we can save a lot of time.

A contact management software is integral to time management and productivity. So, we get to the next big question here – which is the best contact management software that is available in the market? Let’s look into this now.

Best Contact Management Software

There are a lot of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software available in the market and they also take care of contact management. Salesforce, HubSpot, Active Campaign & FreeAgent are a few top CRM software. There are a lot of awesome features in these for which various users like different applications. I must agree that these have features which are very purposeful and effective as far as contact management is concerned.

However, the one I like is Pobuca Connect - the dedicated Contact Management software for teams and businesses. With Pobuca Connect you can optimize the way your company stores & communicates with business contacts for FREE.

Pobuca Connect
Pobuca Connect is a very robust, effective and reliable contact management software application which is used by big organizations, small and medium businesses and individual teams alike. It is a dedicated contact management software that helps the team members collaborate in real time. It ensures smooth communication and improved productivity.

There are a lot of collaboration-friendly features in the application which help the users or the institutions enhance their overall operational productivity. Pobuca Connect is a cloud-based application that offers software as a service. The unique selling proposition of Pobuca Connect is their inimitable feature which enables the members to share business contact information with colleagues across multiple devices namely, desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

We must have experienced that working on employee contact lists, and performing tasks like copying information and importing contacts from various disconnected sources to a centralized list of contacts is very time-consuming. On top of that, human involvement in these processes can lead to manual errors, which hinder operations if not corrected in time.

This is where a contact management software, like Pobuca Connect, comes into effect and pulls us out of this struggle. It not only makes the employees’ life easier but also removes any chances of manual errors. This is why Pobuca Connect is one of the most reliable contact management software used in the industry today.

Here are the various features of Pobuca Connect that make the application unique and very user-friendly.
  • Keyword Search
  • Invite Co-workers
  • Mobile offline access
  • Smart search and filters
  • Custom fields in contacts
  • Reminder to call a contact
  • Integrated personal assistant
  • Optimized for Mobile Workers
  • Total Control on User Permissions
  • Campaigns-ready texts and emails
  • Field sales automation and merchandising
  • Share contact information or your digital business card
  • Separated contact lists for co-workers, external contacts and organizations


Pobuca Connect can be Integrated with the following as well:
  • O365
  • Zapier
  • Vodafone OneNet
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft Active Azure Directory


Visit their website by CLICKING HERE or using the link here below to know more about the product. There are few videos on YouTube as well, which are very informative.
Company Website: https://connect.pobuca.com/

You can access their mobile app at: https://connect.pobuca.com/download

Contact management is integral to the overall success of your business. In my online course, I have a dedicated lecture on contact management as well as other techniques that can make you effective and more productive in your daily work. Let’s now talk about that course of mine, which is available on Udemy at present.

My Course on Time Management and Productivity

I have a course on time management and productivity which goes by the name POWER Freelancing - Productivity and Time Management System. I talk a lot about time management and productivity in this course using a 5-step system called POWER Freelancing.

POWER in POWER Freelancing stands for Preparation, Organization, Work, Evaluation, and Relaxation. In this course, I have explained each of these and told why these are very important steps in the POWER Freelancing system, which can enhance your workability, make you highly productive and manage your time most optimally.

CLICK HERE to visit the Course page on Udemy and check out the course description, course curriculum, and you will know all the details about that course. Please feel free to check the promo video and the FREE preview lectures before you enroll. These will provide much more details about the course as well.

You may use the following link or the Coupon Code (POWER9.99) if you want to take the course for a discounted price of just $9.99. Hurry! These coupons are available for only the next few enrollments.


With this, I have come to the end of this article. I hope you now understand by now, why and how, contact management is integral to the overall success of your business. Pobuca Connect can enhance the user experience and make the employees manage their time better and hence, become more productive and efficient.

If you have any queries, please feel free to ask in the comments. I will be happy to assist you in this context. Thanks for being here. I will get back with another article soon.


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