Over the last few weeks, I have been asked ...
"Hey Anthony, should I join Fiverr, even though so many people say that it will be bad for my business and I will get blacklisted from people looking to hire me?"
I always shudder at the question, not because of the answer or my personal belief, but because of the information that is being spread among voice actors that only applies to a small group of people.
What do I mean?
Well, the reality is, there is a very small circle of people in L.A. and New York City that do voice-overs for top Agencies and get paid lucrative sums of money.
To these people, joining a website like Fiverr would be silly and degrading. Not because getting work is bad, but because the prices they charge wouldn't make sense on a website like Fiverr.
Furthermore, they would have to start over on Fiverr because social proof is more important than how amazing your demo is. So, it makes sense that they should tell others not to go there because it doesn't make much sense for them to start again... and I agree!
But for the rest of us, we have to grow our businesses NOW, and posting our services on multiple platforms, including Fiverr is not only the smart thing to do, but it is also one of the most important things to do.
The online world is full of market places for people to sell their services and products. We, as small business owners, must take advantage of any opportunity that levels the playing field.
In the case of Fiverr, it levels the playing field by bringing traffic to the website for everyone to possibly get access to.
In the future, when you hear someone telling you not to join Fiverr, just remember it is your responsibility to grow your business, no one else's, and you should always do your own research and make your own decisions.
Because if you don't, you might be missing out on an incredible opportunity.
Thank you for reading, and don't forget to check out some of the other blog posts on A VO's Journey.
I wish you the greatest success,