1. BEFORE YOU CREATE YOUR GIG, FIND YOUR NICHE:

The best Gig ideas are small, scalable tasks that only take you a few minutes to complete. As a seller, your first assignment is to break down your skill set into a small offering that it makes sense to sell starting at $5.00. When defining what exactly your Gig will be, ask yourself:

  • Does it take me a few (5 to 15 minutes) to complete this action?
  • Is this action or service scalable? Could I deliver multiples of it in batches?
  • Are there extra services or components that could be built onto this task?

If your answer to all of those questions is “Yes”, then you have a viable Gig on your hands!

  1. BEFORE YOU CREATE YOUR GIG, RESEARCH YOUR SKILL:

When considering creating a Gig, it’s important to take a look at existing 234work Gigs similar to the one you are planning to offer. Knowing what other sellers are offering will give you a sense of what the market is for your skill and will help you understand what you will need to do to succeed. Ask yourself:

  • Are there many other versions of your Gig selling already?
  • How can you distinguish yourself from other sellers?
  • Do you see an opportunity to meet a need that hasn’t yet been met?

If you see that there are already a surplus of sellers offering the identical service to the one you have in mind, brainstorm how you can distinguish yourself from the rest.

  1. BEFORE YOU CREATE YOUR GIG, KNOW YOUR VALUE

234work.com services start at $5.00. Although it can be tempting to offer promotions or discounts so that the orders will start rolling in, offering your work for free is not a recommended approach to connect with sellers. It is important to set your potential buyer’s expectation that your work can’t be obtained for free. It’s essential to know your worth as a seller and not to compromise it in order to attempt attracting buyers.

  1. BEFORE YOU CREATE YOUR GIG, ESTABLISH A WORKFLOW

Getting organized before the orders start coming in will serve you well. Establishing a process for how you will complete orders is essential. Figure out the different aspects of your process such as:

  • What time of day or what time each week will I spend working on my Gigs?
  • How can I set up a productive workspace?
  • What materials do I need to work on my Gigs.

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