Wednesday, 24 May 2017

7 Ways to Get Tipped By Your Client on Fiverr

Getting tipped on Fiverr is not very difficult. You just need to have a WILL to please and a positive mindset. To read my Fiverr story just click HERE. I have been tipped many times on Fiverr. You can see that in the below picture:



Amazing, Right??? Now without any further delay, let's talk about how can you get Tipped from the client almost everytime.

1) Be Careful About His/Her Location and Timings

First of all, you should ask clients about their location. So you know how much time difference there is between you and him. Then you must ask when he/she will be free to talk. Not only you will be able to communicate better this way, It will also show your client that you consider his Time important.

Feel free to check 7 Most Commonly ASKED Questions About Fiverr

2) Be Personal

Take their problem as yours. Don't be someone who is only concerned about getting paid. Instead, take special interest in their problem. Give your personal advice and suggestions. Point out if there is something missing or something that can be improved. Think long term and advise them accordingly. Make them feel that there is someone behind their back and they are not alone.

3) Deliver More Than Required

For example, you are hired to design a logo. Now instead of just following their instructions and delivering one logo. You should deliver 3-5 extra logos with different styles and using your own imagination. Give them more options to decide from and show them that you are concerned about their satisfaction not their money.

Feel free to check 8 Fiverr Tips from Top Rated Sellers

4) Show them What you have Done

The look of your final product matters a lot. Be it an article or a logo that you designed for them. It must be easily accessible and easy to scan. For example, you were asked to post comments on various websites. Now when you are about to deliver the work. You should create a nice excel file or PowerPoint presentation. Showing them what you have done, on how many sites you have commented, to which niche those websites belong? how old the websites are ? etc

5) Asking if they Need Anything Else

After completing the work, you must ask them if there is anything remaining that they would like to be done. It shows them that you were not just getting it all over your head. Instead, it seems like you were quite dedicated to the work and still willing to do more.

So those were the main techniques that I use to get tipped from the clients. But do remember that some buyers are not as open hearted as others. If any buyer does not leave you a tip, then just consider him/her as one of those.

NOTE

If you are a seller on fiverr and still haven't got your first order yet, don't worry. Message me below, and I would love to help you out.

Also, don't forget to share this post with your friends :)

Thursday, 18 May 2017

11 YouTube Shortcut Keys that You MUST Know


We all use YouTube but won't it be better if we can use it efficiently and without any hassle? I came across some shortcut keys which I was never aware of. They are really really really helpful, you won't regret knowing them. Just hold on and I will share them below:

1) Switching to Full Screen
You can do that simply by pressing F key in your keyboard.

2) Closing the Full Screen
Simply press Escape key to get back to the normal screen view.

3) Moving to the Search Bar
So you want to search any other video. Simply press / key(forward slash) and it will take you to the search bar.

4) Increasing/Decreasing Play Speed
So you want to get quickly go through the video or get to any previous point. You can simply increase the play speed by pressing Shift + > key and decrease it by pressing Shift + < key.

5) Move Forward/Backward per Frame
If you want to observe any object in the video. You can do that by moving per frame in the video. In order to that, just pause the video and press , key(Comma) to move backward per frame and . key(full stop) to move forward per frame. (Note: the video must be paused when you do that)

6) Restarting/Skiping to the End of Video
You can get to the start of video by pressing HOME key and skip to the end by pressing END key.

7) Play Next Video in the Recommendation/Playlist
To play the next video press Shift + N.

8) Increase/Decrease the Volume
You can do that by simply pressing Up() and Down() arrow keys. Also you can mute the video just by pressing M key.

9) Move Forward/Backward 5 Seconds
You can move forward.5 seconds by pressing Right() arrow key and backward by pressing Left() arrow key.

10) Play/Pause the Video
You can do that by simply pressing K key. You must have wondered why spacebar key does not pause the video like it does in media players. Well because on YouTube, spacebar key requires you to focus(bring pointer on the video) on the video. Thus to avoid it, you can simply press K.

11) Move Forward/Backward in Player Control buttons
Simply press TAB key to move forward and Shift + TAB key to move backward in player control buttons.

You can check various other useful shortcut keys in the post below if you liked this one.

15 Shortcut Keys that Will Make Your Life a Lot Easier


Also, don't forget to share this post with your friends :)

Image Credits go to UnSplash

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

3 Dirty Truths about Online Readers that Every Blogger Should Know


Internet is full of content and information. But only little portion of it actually gets consumed by the readers. This is due to the peculiar nature of online readers. Before I move forward, you might want to take a look at 15 Shortcut Keys that Will Make Your Life EASIER. Now lets mention the 3 dirty TRUTHS about online readers:

1) Subject to Distractions

Online Readers always have other things open in their browser. Such as Facebook, YouTube and their email account etc. So it is very easy for them to get distracted. Thus it is quite necessary to write some QUALITY content and attractive headlines in order to keep them engaged through out your blog post.

2) Easily get Bored

Online readers avoid reading long paragraph. What they like is visually pleasing content, with proper graphics and formatting. They easily get turned off if you put only the textual content there. It takes them only one click to close the tab.

3) Lack of Time

They would waste long hours in front of computer. But still they act like they are running out of time while reading a blog post. In result, they just keep looking for an excuse to not read till the end. The most common excuses they find are:

  • The post has so many grammatical and spelling mistakes.
  • Looks like writer does not believe himself on what he has written
  • Site loads too slow
  • Formatting is so poor, looks like it was written by a kid
You must care about those above mentioned things.


Now that you know the truth about online readers. You must write accordingly to get the most out of them and not turned the off. Following posts will help you out.


Feel free to share your opinion in the comment below and share this post with your friends.

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Monday, 15 May 2017

4 Major Mistakes that I Committed on Fiverr


We all learn from our mistakes no matter what we do. On Fiverr, I also committed some mistakes. I would like you guys to take a look at them. So you don't do the same mistakes. Lets get started:

1) Expecting Success Overnight

When I joined Fiverr, I thought I would start getting orders right away after creating a gig. But I was totally wrong(Read my Fiverr Story Here). You need to promote your gigs and be proactive in order to get your first order. It is very unlikely that someone will come on his own and buy any of your gig. I mean who would have hired a New seller like me when they had other options of hiring Level 1, 2 and Top Rated Sellers.

2) Not using Attractive Images on my Gigs

There are so many gigs on Fiverr. Even hundreds of them get created everyday. So in order to win orders, you must know how to make your gig stand out of the crowd. And one way to do it is to use attractive images and write detailed descriptions.

3) Making Clients wait for Long

Often times I was too busy with the work that I could not take any more orders. So I asked the clients to wait for my message. I made them wait for like 24 hours and you know what? They just hired someone else without waiting for my message. They did the right thing. Because they are concerned only with their work and getting the job done. Why would they wait for my message anyway?

4) Taking Freelancing as a Piece Of Cake

Like many others, I also thought that earning online is like pulling money from the trees. But it is not like that at all. In fact, as a freelancer, you have to work way more as compare to working offline. The only perk of freelancing is that you don't have to leave your house early in the morning.

But I am so proud and glad that I learned from my mistakes and I am doing way better than I was doing a couple of years ago. You know what are most commonly asked questions about Fiverr? You can find it out along with their answers in the post given below.


7 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Fiverr



When did you get your frist order? and How is Fiverr going for you? You have any question? Feel free to ask me below and don't forget to share this post :)

Image credits go to Pixabay

Friday, 12 May 2017

7 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Fiverr


I have been on Fiverr since 2013, and I have learnt quite a lot about it. Following are the questions that people mostly ask about Fiverr. I have posted their answers below in the light of my experience. Feel free to ask more if you have any other question related to Fiverr.

Question No 1

I have created an account on Fiverr and posted couple of gigs. But I am not getting any order. Nobody has even messaged me yet. Why is that? How long do I have to wait for someone to come and place order on any of my gig?

Answer

You are not alone, I went through the same situation. You have waited for months and I waited for 2 years. Read my emotional Fiverr story HERE. All you need to do is stop being reactive, you have to be PROACTIVE and start bidding on buyers requests. If you are a New Seller, it is very unlikely that someone will automatically come and buy your gig. You will have to get your first order through bidding on buyers requests.

Question No 2

I delivered the work and it got marked as completed automatically. The buyer did not leave me any review/rating. Will that order be counted in my journey of getting on level 1 or level 2?

Answer

Yes, it WILL get counted even if the buyer/client did not leave any review. Actually buyers are not freelancers like us and do not spend much time on Fiverr. They are just concerned with their work. Once their work is done, they don't look back.

Question No 3

I have been bidding on buyers requests. But I am not getting contacted by anyone. Why?

Answer

There can be various reasons behind it. Just know this, other people with level 1 or 2 and a lot of reviews also bid on the same requests. So it is very likely that you haven't been able to beat them. What I do is that I bid low and write unique bid for every request. I fully read the buyer's request and bid accordingly. You can learn how to stand out of the crowd and win projects by reading this post.

Question No 4

What kind of Gig should I create? related to Web Design? SEO? Logo Design? What???

Answer

Simple answer, create a gig according to what you are good at. Something that you can do very well. Because there are already a lot of people offering high quality services. You must polish your skills and offer what you can do the BEST. If you don't have any skills, then don't worry. Just find your interest and get perfect in it by practice and by watching YouTube videos. By my experience, I can say that Logo Design, Web Design, Article Writing(Proofreading) and SEO skills are highly in demand.

Question No 5

Fiverr has blocked my account, what should I do? What should I do in order to prevent Fiverr from blocking my account in future?

Answer

If your account is blocked, you should contact their support team and ask for the reason. So that you don't repeat it in future. However, following are the most common reasons that result into of your account getting blocked.

  • Sharing contact information.
  • Using multiple accounts.
  • Doing advertisement and sending spam messages.
  • Re-selling your work on Fiverr. For example, someone hired you on Fiverr for the work of $50 and you further hired someone to do that work for you for less than $50. You acting as a middle man and outsourcing your own work on Fiverr is strongly disapproved.
  • Sharing adult content either through messages or by creating gigs.
  • Asking someone to hire you by posting in buyers requests section.

Question No 6

What Payment methods Fiverr offers? Can people from India and other 3rd World Countries also work on Fiverr?

Answer

The answer is YES. Fiverr pays you through following methods:

  • Paypal
  • Payoneer ( Fiverr also offers their own Payoneer Card, you can use both )
  • Local Bank Transfer( it is applicable for US citizens only yet )

Question No 7

Can someone earn a full time living from Fiverr?

Answer

Yes (check this post), there are many people who use Fiverr as their main income source. Even many people have quit their jobs and started working full time there. But I won't recommend it. You must not fully rely on Fiverr. Build multiple sources of income instead.

Don't forget to share this post so that new freelancers can benefit from it. Also, feel free to ask if you any question related to Fiverr. In case you are struggling with Fiverr and getting no order, I would love to help you out :)

Image was taken from Pixabay

Thursday, 11 May 2017

14 Blogging Platforms that You can Use without Paying a Penny

New to blogging but short of cash? These are the best free blogging platforms available today.

It used to be said that everyone has a book in them. These days, it might be more appropriate to argue everyone has infinite tweets, snarky Facebook updates, and semi-random comments in them. But plenty of people retain a thirst for more thoughtful writing, and also a desire to share it as widely as possible – and these are the best blogging platforms to go about doing that.
Blogs might have fallen out of fashion a touch, due to the onslaught of social networks, but there's something about having a space that's properly yours, potentially free from the distractions of a billion adverts and countless competing status updates. And the best thing is, there are a load of free blogs out there to get you started.

In this round-up, we explore 14 of the best blogging platforms for newcomers who want to get a free blog up and running. And not a LOLcat in sight!

01. Wix




If HTML5 matters to you then Wix is well worth a look; it claims to be the only drag-and-drop site building platform with HTML5 capabilities. On top of that you'll find over 500 designer-made templates as well as plenty of additional features and apps, along with top-grade hosting so you can rest assured your site will be there when you need it.
You get 500MB storage and 1GB bandwidth with a free Wix account; if you need more - plus other features like your own domain and Google Analytics - then take a look at their premium plans.

02. Yola




Yola limits you a bit if you have grand plans for your blog - you can only have two sites and three web pages with its free plan - but the upside is a healthy 1GB of both storage and bandwidth, and your site won't be littered with unsightly third-party ads. 
Getting started is easy, with dozens of customisable templates to choose from, a straightforward site builder for putting everything together, flexible layouts and drag-and-drop widgets, and if you have the skills then you can edit your CSS in order to fine-tune your site's looks.

03. Contentful




No one knows how they're going to want to display their articles a few years down the line, so Contentful provides a way to separate your content from your design. It calls this an "API-first" approach, so your content is stored on their servers and you can call it into any design or platform as you like. So if you want to build a completely different site in a few years time, it's easy to bring everything in as it's set up to be portable from the start. 

04. Jekyll




Jekyll takes your raw text files, which may be written in Markdown, if you like, and turns them into a robust static site to host wherever you want. It's the engine behind GitHub Pages, which means you can host your blog on there for free. 
Making your blog with Jekyll avoids the need to work with technicalities such as databases, upgrades and so on, so there are fewer things to go wrong, and you can build something completely from scratch. 

05. WordPress




If the folks over at WordPress are to be believed (and they seem suitably trustworthy sorts), it now 'powers' over a fifth of the internet.
It's easy to see why: on WordPress.com, you can rapidly create a new blog entirely for free, with a reasonable amount of customization; alternatively, most web hosts provide WordPress as a free single-click install, and more info on what's possible there can be found at WordPress.org.
Newcomers might find WordPress a touch bewildering initially, but it's the best free option for anyone wanting a great mix of power, customization and usability.

06. Tumblr




07. Blogger



Blogger is one of the longest running free blogging platforms on the web
You'd hope with a name like 'Blogger' that Blogger would be a decent free service for blogging. Fortunately, it is. Sign in with your Google ID, and you can have a blog up and running in seconds, which can then be customised with new themes. It is, however, a Google service, and so be a touch wary, given how abruptly that company sometimes shuts things down that millions of people were happily using.

08. Medium



Medium is a free blogging platform set up by Twitter's founders
Medium is the brainchild of Twitter's founders, and appears to be their attempt to do for 'longreads' what they once did for microblogging. The result is a socially-oriented place that emphasises writing, although within an extremely locked-down set-up. It's a place to blog if you want your words to be taken seriously, and if you favour a polished, streamlined experience. But if you're big on customisation and control, look elsewhere.

09. Svbtle



Svbtle is a stripped-back free blogging platform for long form writing
Describing itself as a "blogging platform designed to help you think", Svbtle is fairly similar to Medium in approach. It again strips everything right back, resulting in a bold, stylish experience that pushes words to the fore. It could easily become your favorite blogging platform for the act of writing, but it again relies on you also wanting something extremely simple and not caring a jot about customization.

10. LiveJournal



LiveJournal combines blog and social networking
One of the veterans of this list, Live Journal (like Blogger) started life in 1999. Perhaps because of its age, it rather blurs the lines (the site says "wilfully") between blogging and social networking.
The result is more of a community that affords you your own space, but that also very much encourages communal interaction. It is possible to fashion something more private, but to get the most out of LiveJournal, you need to be prepared to delve into discussion as much as writing.

11. Weebly




Weebly is a website creation tool that includes free blogging templates
Weebly bills itself more as a website-creation system than something for solely creating a blog. It's based around drag-and-drop components, which enable you to quickly create new pages.
However, blogging is also part of the system, and you get access to customisable layouts, a bunch of free themes, and the usual sharing features you'd expect, to spread your words far and wide.

12. Postach.io



Postach.io is a free blogging platform from the creators of Evernote
Postach.io claims it's the "easiest way to blog". It's from the people behind Evernote, and, naturally, is deeply integrated into their system.
Essentially, you just connect a notebook to Postach.io and then tag notes as 'published' to make them public.
However, you get some customisation, too, including a bunch of themes, the means to embed content from other sites, Disqus commenting, and the option to instead use Dropbox for storing content.

13. Pen.io



Pen.io is one of the only free blogging platforms you don't need a login for
Pen.io's approach is also rather different from its contemporaries. Unusually, it doesn't require a login — instead; you define a URL for a post and set a password.
Images can be dragged into place, and you can create multi-page posts using a tag. And that's about it.
Really, it's a stretch to call Pen.io a blog in the traditional sense, but it's a decent option for banging out the odd sporadic post, especially if you don't want any personal info stored.

14. Ghost



Open source platform Ghost is free if you install it on your own system
Something slightly different for our final entry. Unlike the others on this list, Ghost is only free if you download and install it yourself; use the Ghost site and you pay on the basis of traffic.
However, this system differentiates itself in other important ways: it's entirely open source, and while writing you get a live preview of how your post will end up.
You need to be technically minded for this one, then, but it's a worthy alternative to WordPress if you're happy to get your hands dirty and have your own web space that's awaiting a blog.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

How to Delete your Facebook account Permanently?

Facebook is a great medium to stay connected with your friends. sometimes, for some, the  continuous notifications alerts, pokes and advertisements can be little annoying at times. Moreover, Facebook is addictive and consumes a lot of your time. And researchers have suggested that it might nit be great for your happiness
A research study has also revealed that people who experience compulsive urges to use Facebook have some brain patterns similar to those found in drug addicts. So, in case you feel that you've had enough of Facebook and it's high time to bid adieu to it, then you have two options to do so- deactivate or delete.
The deactivation option of facebook is like an invisibility cloak which only makes your information from the public view. But all your information is still saved on Facebook's server, a deactivated account can be reactivated anytime by just logging onto the account.
But a deleted account permanently removes all the information, photos and memories that you've shared on your profile from the server. Also a deleted Facebook account can never be reactivated.

But before you delete, you may  want to download a copy of all your Facebook data. To do this, log in to your Facebook account and  go to>Settings> General Account Settings> Download a copy of your Facebook data>Start My Archive.
Facebook will then ask you to enter password to confirm the download. Once you confirm it, all your information will be sent to your email.
Now to delete your account, go to https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account and click on "Delete my account".

Once it's done, Facebook may ask you to enter your password and the captcha code displayed in the image for the final confirmation.
It may take up to 90 days for Facebook to delete all of the things you've posted, like your photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems. While Facebook is deleting this information, it is inaccessible to other people.
Some of the things you do on Facebook aren't stored in your account. For example, a friend may still have messages from you even after you delete your account. That information remains after you delete your account.