In this article, I am going to walk you through the steps to create a gig on Fiverr to offer data entry services as it is one of the easiest ways to get started on Fiverr and land your first job but before that let’s understand the importance of setting up the Gig in the right manner.
As you know data entry is a broad term that covers jobs from simple copy paste work to web research and web scraping work.
The difference between data entry sellers who come up on the first page of search results and sellers who do not is a properly set up data entry gig.
The truth is that many data entry sellers do not have it all figured at the beginning.
Since they have no prior experience when creating a data entry gig, they make all kinds of mistakes and oversights.
Thanks to an edit button, you can always modify your data entry gig after you have had some experience.
Knowing how to create a great data entry gig on Fiverr is as important as knowing how to do a data entry job properly.
Keeping that in mind, here are the steps to keep in mind when creating your data entry gig on Fiverr.
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Step 1: Create an Account
First, you need to open an account on Fiverr to post your Data entry Gig.
Start by signing up on Fiverr using your Google, Facebook, or your email address.
Then make sure to choose a username that you like as you cannot change it later.
Once you are done with the above steps, verify your account by clicking on the link sent to your registered email address.
Step 2: Update Your Profile
Having a professional-looking profile with an optimized description is vital when you are offering data entry services or any Gig for that matter on Fiverr.
That is something a buyer will look at before making an order, especially if you are a new seller.
So, make sure to fill in all the available fields and provide as much information as possible.
Here are some tips to set-up your Fiverr profile:
- Use your own photo, preferably a clear view of your face. This will help to build trust with the buyer, and they feel safe when they know it is a real person who is offering the service. In case you do not want to show your face, make sure to have a relevant picture related to data entry work.
- In the description section, provide to the point information about your data entry skill and the projects that you did in the past. The information should send a clear message that you are an expert in data entry jobs.
- In the skills section, make sure to provide specific data entry gigs like word processing, copy and paste, web scraping, data mining, pdf to excel, WordPress data entry, etc.
- Include your educational background and relevant certification if any.
Step 3: Activate Your Seller Account
Now you need to activate your seller account to create your Gigs.
You can do this by clicking on the “Start Selling” button available on the top bar of your dashboard.
Follow the instructions and complete the seller account activation.
Step 4: Create A New Gig
Now you are all set to create your data entry Gig. To do this, make sure you switch to seller mode, click on Gigs and Click the “Create A New Gig” button.
Step 5: Gig Title, Category, and Tags
You will have to go through five pages to publish your data entry Gig.
In the overview section, provide your Gig Title, appropriate category, and relevant tags.
You need not worry a lot about categories since Fiverr will suggest suitable categories based on your Gig Title.
Use appropriate tags. You have a maximum of 5 keywords to include when creating your gig.
These keywords must be related to data entry to increase your chances of being found by sellers.
This is one of the benefits of reviewing the gigs of data entry sellers.
The most popular data entry tags include (but are not limited to): MS office, data entry, MS word, MS Excel, data collection, virtual assistant, and so on.
The key is to learn from the best-selling data entry gigs on Fiverr.
Step 6: Your Gig Price
Fiverr stands out as one of the best freelance platforms because of its low prices.
Therefore, as a data entry seller on Fiverr, you should try to keep your price as moderate as possible especially if you are new.
Start with $5 to attract buyers and do your job excellently to get good reviews.
Positive reviews are very essential to your long-term success as a Fiverr seller as they build authenticity for you and generate confidence in potential buyers.
I know it may be tough to offer services at a low price, but as a newbie, that is your best shot for you to compete with older sellers.
Step 7: Describe your data entry service
When describing your gig, you should sound warm and professional.
Do this creatively and you stand a chance of attracting more buyers.
Tell your potential buyers what makes you data entry service special and why you think they should hire you; promise to do an excellent job, then, go ahead and do just that!
You can also mention a line where you ask buyers to drop you a message in case, they have any questions.
This will increase the conversion rate of people visiting your gig to buyers.
Step 8: FAQ
This is another important section in your data entry Gig.
If you provide relevant answers to frequently asked data entry questions in your gig, you are better off than a seller who did not.
FAQs will help to clarify any question a buyer may have and set the right expectation when purchasing the Gig.
This is very crucial in data entry services as you do not want any last revisions or chargebacks.
In addition, a potential buyer will feel like he is dealing with a seller who pays attention to detail.
Step 9: Specify your requirement
Clearly specify what you will need to do your job. This is the most important part, and this will serve as your guidelines to perform the task.
Do not feel shy in asking for detailed information.
Feel free to ask for as much information as possible so you need not get back to the buyer for queries related to the requirement and waste your time as well as the buyer’s time.
Step 10: Adding Click worthy Pictures
Another often overlooked aspect of data entry gigs on Fiverr is your picture selection.
While so many sellers like to use personal pictures, it is recommended that you collage your personal picture with data entry pictures displaying the services you offer.
Many top-selling data entry gigs utilize this format and it makes all the difference.
Now you have successfully created your Data entry Gig.
It is time to hit the publish button to tell the world what you are selling.
Here are some bonus tips that will help you to succeed on Fiverr.
- Learn from others
Look at how fellow data entry sellers write their gigs, what do they offer and how do they structure their Gig.
See what is working for them and incorporate some of the strategies used by them.
Learning from the best selling and recommended data entry sellers will save you a lot of mistakes and will likely attract more buyers to your gig.
- Be organized
Part of the requirements to do a data entry job well is to be organized and to have a keen eye for detail.
There is no need for creating a data entry gig if you’re disorganized because you will end up frustrating your clients and yourself.
While the data entry job is relatively easy, it requires a level of attention to detail.
So, staying organized in life will reflect in your work as well. Most successful people have everything organized and follow a schedule.
I hope you found this article helpful. Now go ahead and create your data entry gig on Fiverr.