Fiverr: The Magical Pill or Fool's Gold for Virtual Assistants?Jul 03, 2023
Imagine you're Indiana Jones, searching for the magical pill that will bring you an endless stream of clients for your virtual assistant (VA) business.
You come across Fiverr and wonder, "Is this the treasure I've been seeking?"
So, grab your whip, put on your fedora, and let's uncover the truth about Fiverr! 🏺🔍
Fiverr: A Silver Bullet Or A Mirage?
Fiverr, a popular online marketplace for freelance services, can be enticing for virtual assistants searching for clients.
However, we caution that Fiverr is not the silver bullet it may appear to be. While some VAs from certain parts of the world may find success on the platform, we have never signed up for Fiverr or recommended it to the VAs we've coached over the years.
Why? Let's dive into the reasons.
The Types of Clients Fiverr Attracts
Fiverr tends to attract clients who are looking for quick, cheap services.
These clients may not be the ideal fit for your VA business, especially if you're looking to build long-term, high-value relationships.
The crucial question you need to ask yourself is whether your ideal client is on Fiverr (hint: it's unlikely).
Fiverr Is Not a Magic Pill
There's no such thing as a magical pill for finding clients, and Fiverr is no exception. While it may provide some opportunities, relying solely on Fiverr for client acquisition can be a risky strategy.
It's essential to diversify your client search and explore other avenues for building your VA business especially if you are based in New Zealand or Australia.
Finding Clients Closer to Home: Alternative Treasure Hunts
Instead of chasing the elusive treasure of Fiverr, we suggest looking closer to home for clients.
Here are some alternative ways to find the perfect premium clients for your VA business:
- Leverage your existing network: Reach out to friends, family, and former colleagues to let them know about your VA business. They may need your help or know someone who does.
- Join online communities and groups: Participate in industry-specific groups, social media platforms, and groups where your ideal clients hang out. Engage in conversations, provide valuable insights, and showcase your expertise.
- Attend local networking events: Connect with potential clients face-to-face at local business events, conferences, and meetups. Building relationships in person can lead to more significant opportunities.
- Create valuable content: Share your knowledge and expertise through blog posts, videos, and social media updates. High-quality content can attract potential clients and showcase your skills.
- Optimise your online presence: Ensure your website and social media profiles are professional, up-to-date, and showcase your services. A strong online presence can attract clients who are searching for VA services.
Fiverr - A Treasure Best Left Buried
While Fiverr may seem like a tempting treasure trove for virtual assistants seeking clients, it's often more like fool's gold.
By focusing on alternative strategies to find clients closer to home, you can build a thriving, sustainable VA business without relying on the whims of a platform attracting low-value clients.
So, hang up your fedora, put away your whip, and embark on a more fruitful treasure hunt for clients! 🔦
~ Sam + Jo xo
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