As more and more college educated professionals are entering into the world of freelancing, the only thing that seems to remain constant is “change” itself. Forbes Magazine recently ran an article offering some important advice from successful freelancing professionals:
1. Adopt a Millionaire-Next-Door mindset
2. Consider others in freelancing as friends rather than competitors
3. Think Long-Term
4. Freelancing should be run like a Business.
In short, Freelancing is not for the faint of heart. BBC News reports that two-thirds of these enterprises consist of only a single individual. This means no cost overhead of support staff and interoffice systems, but it also means that a freelancer is wearing multiple hats and can adapt to changes online and in the industry must faster than the larger “brick-and-mortar” companies.
Fiverr is a leading freelancing website, started in 2009 by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger. And they have just made some new changes. Just today, Fiverr has given some new privileges to its Top Sellers in their community. Within the past 24 Hours, Fiverr has announced New Features that allow these highest rated members the ability to increase their fees to $8,200 per order. This is a huge increase from the previous maximum of $500 found on the site only hours ago.
Not everyone on Fiverr is a Top Rated Seller though. Only the elite chosen few are allowed this distinctive honor. Top Sellers are manually selected by the Fiverr Editors, based on High Client Approval Ratings, Excellent Customer Service, Timely Delivery, and a whole host of other criteria. Top Sellers are considered the most reliable freelancing professionals on the site, and Fiverr is rewarding them for their unique skills and aptitudes.
The only thing that ever changes about the world of freelancing is “change” itself. And sites like Fiverr recognize that this new world is expanding at a remarkable pace. Nearly 15% of freelancers on Fiverr consider this site as their primary source of income. When you compare these numbers to other similar freelancing sites, expect more changes from Kaufman and Wininger in the future.