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In today’s episode, Cody and Justin are joined by Alex Fasulo who is the queen of Fiverr.
This 26 year old makes insane money as a copywriter all online.
Alex came from a family of entrepreneurs but sought a job in politics or law.
After graduation, she found herself in a job she hated and quit soon after. Alex turned to a little site called Fiverr to start trying to earn money online.
Fast forward a while and she’d become a Fiverr pro who travels the world and makes over $350k per year risk-free.
Listen and read below to hear how she did this and how you can too.
- She really started paying attention to money after moving to NYC and being out of a job just a few weeks later
- The job didn’t turn out to be at all what she was expecting
- So she quit
- She comes from an entrepreneur family
- Her mom has done hand-painted clothes
- Her dad has made board games
- She went to school for political science and aspired to be a lawyer or politician
- In the house, they were smart with money and savers
- However, there wasn’t conversations on investing or anything more complicated
- Before she quit her job she had been on a site that was still pretty small called Fiverr
- After a few months, she started having some traction with it
- Alex recalls the first day she ever made $100 in one day and felt like this could work
- Then we start discussing how she grew her rates and found her value
- After a year of taking things really seriously, she was earning around $32k
- Alex talks about how important the review is during this growth stage
- She said if you’re early on, it’s best to just create a new account if hit with a bad review
- Now we unravel the origin of Fiverr Pro and how Alex’s earnings exploded
- Alex was invited to a photoshoot for Fiverr and then told she was invited to this new program
- The minimum rates would be four times what she was currently selling
- Keep in mind that there’s no pro membership or risk to Alex
- Eventually, she was making over $300k per year and money was piling up
- We then discuss what Alex plans to do with all that money
- Then we discuss the drawbacks like all the sitting, bad backs, and carpel tunnel
- While the business is crazy successful for Alex, it isn’t really possible to scale further
- Currently, Fiverr doesn’t have a team version but it may be in the future
- Alex isn’t ready to leave Fiverr anytime soon because they bring her so many clients
- Even though they take 20% of the profits, she doesn’t believe she could find the number of gigs
- We then talk about some of her biggest or craziest deals including the royal family
- She’s also starting other side hustles like converting horse trailers into mobile bars and ebooks
- Brace yourself for change: It was awesome to see how well Alex did with the change that happened when she found herself in a job she hated. We have to be ready for what life hands us and make the most of it.
- Income can be exponential: Much like investments, income can also grow exponentially as you build a reputation
- Online doesn’t mean easy: We often romanticize working online but it’s obvious Alex has put in countless hours to build her dream. Don’t expect easy money to just fall in the sky
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