🐽 Pig Pilots ✈️

home about search by tag flight crew hire me portfolio instagram medium

Want to start from the beginning?

I'm back from vacay 🏝

There wasn't a beach, but I did enjoy spending some time with my best friend back home.
This week is basically only about 3.5 days long, because of two reasons. For starters, I took Monday off to spend with said best friend back home. I flew back this morning, but am starting the work day pretty #late. I'll be making tomorrow a short work day for some more planned #travel to see family. It's making for a slightly #stressful week.
While it's stressful, I'm not going to slack off or get discouraged. I just need to work smart and make the most of my hours. I have a strong to-do list, and I'm sticking to my self-made deadlines.

I did get this message while I was gone...

So, this new level has some perks. But to be honest, #Fiverr has been a supplemental platform at best lately. There have definitely been a few weeks where Fiverr has helped me meet a #conditional, and a few weeks ago I probably would have been thrilled to get this new status. Today, I'm nonplussed.
I still view expanding my client base and filling my schedule with #retainer clients as the best way to achieve my #minimummonetary and grow my business.

tl;dr This week is a busy one because I scheduled travel during the work week. Obviously, that's not going to stop me from working hard or getting shit done though.. I did get upgraded to a new Fiverr seller level, but I'm seeing the platform more and more as supplemental to my primary focus: building a strong client list.

Author Bree Weber Published 6/19/2018, 6:31:17 PM Permalink

πŸ‘ Like πŸ““ I read this post πŸ‘Ž Dislike ⬆ Back to top

It's been about a month since I began as a #contentwriter, so it seems about time to review.
Let's start with the #milestones πŸ’Ž
  • March 20 – rolled as content writer
  • March 24 – 1st paid #Fiverr gig
  • March 26 – 1st repeat customer on a platform
  • March 26 – met monetary #conditional in 1st week
  • March 27 – published 1st article on #Medium
  • March 27 – joined Medium Partner Program
  • March 27 – 1st clap on a Medium article
  • March 28 – 1st private client
  • March 29 – 1st Medium follower
  • March 30 – most monetarily successful #pilotidea
  • March 30 – 1st week meeting all 3 conditionals
  • March 31 – published 1st article on #linkedin
  • April 03 – 1st repeat private client
  • April 10 – 1st Fiverr upgrade offer accepted
  • April 10 – 1st Fiverr tip
  • April 12 – 1st private referral
  • April 13 – 1st pitch accepted
Yup, and that's in less than 30 days!
I've got some bigger goals on the horizon, but hot damn, this is pretty incredible progress. I've met a monetary conditional every single week of this pilot idea, and all 3 conditionals for 3 out of 4 weeks.

tl;dr It's been about a month since I began the latest #contentwriter #pilotidea. This is a list of all of my milestones in that time.

Author Bree Weber Published 4/13/2018, 7:14:42 PM Permalink

πŸ‘ Like πŸ““ I read this post πŸ‘Ž Dislike ⬆ Back to top

I am absolutely flabbergasted! 😲

Today, I got my first #Fiverr offer upgrade. I got an order, and offered an add-on service, and the client promptly accepted!
Looks like I've got some #salesskills after all.
I researched, wrote, and delivered in less than a third of my promised 24 hour delivery time. And wowed the client so much, I got a #tip! 🀯

I didn't even know I could get tipped on Fiverr, so this doubly excited me!

I'm all smiles tonight πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ˜†

tl;dr I upgraded a basic service to a fancy one, then got a tip (and kudos) for my writing. ::happy dance::

Author Bree Weber Published 4/10/2018, 9:10:01 PM Permalink

πŸ‘ Like πŸ““ I read this post πŸ‘Ž Dislike ⬆ Back to top

I did it again!
Last week was a record in Pig Pilots for meeting a #monetary #conditional during the 1st week of a #pilotidea. πŸ…
This week is another record for meeting a monetary conditional two weeks in a row! πŸ…πŸ…
I received another #Fiverr order for $10, of which I receive $8, a total of 800 PigPointsβ„’ as a #contentwriter. ✍️
This week's monetary conditional to meet was 750 PigPointsβ„’ πŸŽ‰πŸ’°πŸŽŠ
Now, let's see if I can hit all 3 conditionals in a single week! How's that for a record 😏

tl;dr I met a monetary conditional... on day 2 of the week... for the 2nd week in a row. It's a record pilot idea already!

Author Bree Weber Published 3/27/2018, 7:38:31 PM Permalink

πŸ‘ Like πŸ““ I read this post πŸ‘Ž Dislike ⬆ Back to top

The bad news is I was wrong. The good news is that I'm still right.

In all the excitement of receiving a Fiver order over the weekend, I miscalculated my PigPointsβ„’ 😲 I should have calculated based on how much I received, not how much I charged. πŸ’°
Since #Fiverr takes 80% (I know 😩) of each completed order, I didn't receive $5 from a $5 order. I got $4.
You might be thinking πŸ™„ then you only got 400 PigPointsβ„’ and no monetary conditional met...
For starters, thanks for using the β„’ symbol 😎
Last night, just before the official end of the week, I received a $10 order (of which I get $8) bringing the week's calculation to 1200 PigPointsβ„’, meaning I still met my monetary conditional. Yay! πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸŽŠ
So, the goals and conditionals for this week remain unchanged.
That said, I do need to explore alternative platforms that allow me:
  • to be more active in landing paid projects
  • to track metrics on popularity
  • to track metrics on engagement
Onwards and upwards! 🐽✈️

tl;dr I miscalculated last week's PigPoints based on what I charged, not what I received. I got another order in the nick of time, so I still met my monetary conditional. This week I need to find alternative platforms that are more active and metric-friendly.

Author Bree Weber Published 3/26/2018, 8:20:39 PM Permalink

πŸ‘ Like πŸ““ I read this post πŸ‘Ž Dislike ⬆ Back to top

I met my first #contentwriter #conditional! πŸŽ‰πŸ€©πŸŽŠ
I earned over 500 #PigPointsβ„’ in #Popularity from #Fiverr
  • Each view or click = 14 PigPointsβ„’
You can see that I didn't receive any impressions, clicks, or #views (let alone orders or cancellations) from the top three gigs, because I only created them earlier today.
I made a lot of changes to bottom 2 gigs listed trying to figure out what works and how to get engagement. Over the course of this week, after setting up the original gig details, I:
  • revised the description
  • recorded and uploaded a video
  • uploaded new, customized images
  • changed the pricing structure
  • changed the title
  • recorded and uploaded a new video
  • changed the title again
  • changed the description again
  • lowered the prices
  • reduced the turnaround time
  • changed the title again
  • changed the pricing structure again
Even so, there were some things I couldn't change.

Why do I look scared in the video preview imageβ€½β€½β€½

Anyway....
I chose not to include impressions (number of times my "gig" shows up as a thumbnail) as a Popularity Action, because someone scrolling through a search page with my face next to a 100 others may or may not even notice me.
Initially, I chose to include clicks (from those impressions), but looking at my results, I realized that I'd be counting these numbers twice in my points calculation since they're technically included in views.
So, I've revised the Popularity Action conversion to PigPoints for Fiverr to:
  • Each view = 14 PigPointsβ„’
In any case, 14 PigPoints x 43 views (24 from gig 1 + 19 from gig 2) = 602 PigPointsβ„’
Since I needed at least 500 PigPoints, it's a #success! That means I extend this #pilotidea for another week, and the popularity conditional drops off until I meet a monetary conditional.
Since I have new platforms, I really need clarify the Engagement Actions for each platform, or find replacement platforms. All of which, I'll do before Monday!

tl;dr I earned PigPoints and met a conditional as a content writer. I changed up my approach a lot, including what counts towards PigPoints conversions. I'm extending my pilot idea for another week, but the popularity conditional drops off. I'll have to meet a monetary or engagement conditional next.

Author Bree Weber Published 3/23/2018, 8:25:58 PM Permalink

πŸ‘ Like πŸ““ I read this post πŸ‘Ž Dislike ⬆ Back to top