Read about my First Fiverr Gig here.
Tuesday, January 21st. Filmed video footage with my trusty Canon 60D.
Wednesday, January 22nd. Uploaded promotional Fiverr video.
Wednesday, January 22nd to Monday, January 27th:
With 8 orders still left to complete!
Continuing the theme from my last update, here are a few more things that I've learned:
- Positive feedback and constructive criticism from my buyers is really important to me. Surprisingly so. I need affirmation and reassurance that I'm on the right track and that I'm giving them exactly what they're looking for.
- I prefer creating advertisements for parties, concerts and social events. "Website promotion," "get cash quick" and "sign up today" are trigger words for boredom. I'll do it. But not happily.
- The more I make 'em, the more efficient I get. This is probably a "no duh" concept, but I'd like to acknowledge it for future reference. I'm a very impatient person.
- I love compliments. Now, I KNOW these are not my best work (I try to get them done within an hour or two)... I always strive to work better and faster with a little encouragement boosting me along.
- Breaks are a godsend. Even though I'm doing something I truly like to do, I'm realizing more and more the importance of a long walk or a conversation with someone over coffee about anything other than what I've been working on.
- I'm all about incentive. A little bit of spending money is always a plus, but glowing recommendations, a good reputation and a developing skillset are new priorities for me. Well. Maybe not new. Just... more focused, I guess. As a result of consistant quality work, I achieve all three of these things. Which encourages me to create more quality work. And so on.
To piggyback off #6...
As I'm exploring the beginning stages of blogging, freelance design work, advertising, self-education and business, I'm discovering that the more I learn, the more I want to learn.
Which is an exploding neon sign that these are things I love to do.
Also, recognition is a warm and fuzzy thing.