Gigbucks.com is a “micro jobs” website that allows users to publish jobs that they will do or would like performed for anywhere between $5 and $50. For example, some sellers of SEO marketing services will offer to submit sites to several search engines for $5. Other sellers of services offer logo design, MP3s, writing and software conversions. Sellers offer Twitter followers, Facebook friends and hosted websites. The listings for products and services offered for $5 is practically endless. However, unlike similar sites, you can ask for more than $5 for your product or service.
One professional author who is a member of Gigbucks writes articles at the rate of 400 words for $5. If a buyer needs an 800 word article for their website, the cost to the purchaser of the service is $10. Gigbucks uses Paypal and a alert pay for payment. Gigbucks charges a commission of $1 per $5 earned by sellers.
An interesting feature of Gigbucks is that buyers may suggest gigs. From the Gigbucks.com home page, simply type a suggestion for the gig you need performed. Select the category from the dropdown box and click the “Suggest” button. Your suggestion is published to a feed that lists suggested gigs in the left navigation panel of the Gigbucks.com home page.
Making Money Using Gigbucks
To make money on Gigbucks, the first thing you need to do is create a free account on the site. Just navigate to Gigbucks.com, enter your email address, establish a user name and create a password. Verify your membership once you receive the verification email and you are ready to post your first gig.
To post a gig, click the “Seller” option on the top navigation bar and then click “Create a Gig.” Creating a gig is simple and fast. You simply type what you will do for your buyers and then click the dropdown box next to the description input box. Select the amount of money you charge for your product or service. Click the “Submit” button. It’s really that easy. No hoops to jump through. Once your listing is approved, it is published for buyers to see. My first ad was approved and published in a matter of seconds.
You can make money-using Gigbucks.com. Though you may start with just a few inquiries for your product or service when you first join the site, by using a few specialized techniques, you can promote your product or service and generate leads numbering in the hundreds each day.
Suggestions for making money on Gigbucks include:
1.) Be Unique
Rather than posting jobs that are similar to other offerings on the site, post unique jobs that only you can do. One of the more successful users provides voice-overs for videos. He is a professional audio producer and he will do voice-overs or musical scores for his buyers’ videos. Another user will sing “Happy Birthday” to a chicken, record a video of the act and email it to his buyers. Offering unique products and services is one way to stand out from the crowd and get noticed on Gigbucks.
2.) Write Excellent Ads
Gigbucks allows long titles and provides enough character allowance in the input box for you to offer a well written description of your product or service. Make sure there are no grammatical or spelling errors in your ad. A well-written ad is essential to attract buyers.
3.) Use an Excellent Image
For each ad, the seller may upload an image. Make sure the image you use when you post your gig is a picture that will attract attention.
4.) Select Excellent Keywords and Tags
When you post a job, be sure that you incorporate keywords into your copy that buyers will be searching on. Gigbucks also allows you to enter tags for each job you post. Perform a few searches on the site to see how keywords and tags are used. Incorporate excellent keywords and tags so that your offer is listed in the first page when a user searches for your product or service.
5.) Be Prepared to Prove You Can Deliver
Have some sort of proof that you are able to deliver what you are advertising. If you design logos, have a few logos ready to share with potential buyers. Only rarely will buyers trust your skills right out the gate with no proof.
6.) Over-Deliver on Every Gig
On sites like Gigbucks, as well as other selling venues, referrals and word of mouth are still great tools for selling your product or service. Make sure that the end product you deliver to your buyer exceeds their expectations. When you over-deliver, you will end up with referrals from your happy clients.
7.) Promote Your Gigs
Promote the gigs you offer on Gigbucks.com on your social networking accounts and share the URL to your gigs with your friends and family. You just never know who will need your product or service. Serious buyers may be just a click away!
Gigbucks allows users to have fun while making money. However, Gigbucks is more than just a fun social tool. Serious users can make serious money using this micro jobs site.