Product Name: The Big Buck Method
Product Owner: Samm Mann
Advertised Price: $6.95
What is it?
The Big Buck Method is a 25-page ebook that promises to show you how to make “the big bucks” on Fiverr.
The Big Buck Method is an obvious money grab. The product’s creator simply threw in a bunch of general information about Fiverr and slapped a price tag on it. This product offers absolutely no value, unless you’ve never heard of Fiverr before. However, the fact is, you’re just not going to learn anything from this product that you couldn’t learn from Fiverr itself.
Before You Buy
You’re asked to consider purchasing a couple other products after you buy The Big Buck Method. So, immediately after you make your purchase you’re taken through two more sales pages.
The first upsell includes access to a private Facebook group where you can socialize with other buyers and ask questions about these products.
The big selling point for this offer seems to be the mastermind group though. In addition to the Facebook group you will be invited to a one time webinar (this is what they’re calling the mastermind) where you sit in and listen to “successful marketers” talk about their businesses and strategies for using Fiverr.
For an additional cost of $17 it seems a bit overpriced. All you’re getting is a webinar and access to a Facebook group.
The next offer is for another product that promises to teach you how to make money on Fiverr through Arbitrage. This product is made up of six videos and comes at an another $17. Like the previous upsell, I have my doubts about this one. For Fiverr arbitrage I prefer the Arbitrage Underdog software.
Considering the quality of The Big Buck Method, I have my doubts about this one.
What I Liked
Unfortunately, I didn’t find much to like about this product. Depending on your knowledge of Fiverr though, I may have found one thing beneficial to you.
Learn Fiverr Basics
If you have never signed up for Fiverr, and you have never read or watched any tutorials about it, then you will probably learn a few things from The Big Buck Method. Essentially, this product is just a guide that helps you figure out how to setup “Gigs”, and provides a little bit of advanced help. Most of what you will learn is very basic.
Most of what you will learn is provided on Fiverr’s website, but there are a few things that aren’t. For example, The Big Buck method suggests using multiple accounts and setting up between seven to ten gigs that offer the same service. This is supposed to help you gain more visibility in a Fiverr customer’s searches.
What I Didn't Like
Basically what you get when you buy The Big Buck method is an ebook that shows you how to setup a fiverr account. If you’ve ever read about Fiverr anywhere else, then you already know everything that’s in this product.
There is absolutely nothing new here.
Besides all the basic information (which you can find on Fiverr’s website anyway) the rest is just common sense. When you’re done with this product, and you’ve taken action on all the steps laid out inside, the only thing you will have is a Fiverr account with a few basic gigs.
You may be asking, “well, why did they create this product?”. Your guess is as good as mine. This is such an obvious attempt at a simple money-grab. Samm, the creator or this product is not the least bit concerned about the quality of information he’s providing you.
Doing Business on Fiverr
The idea that you can make any sort of real money from Fiverr is a bit of a joke. I’m not saying it’s impossible, because it’s not. Lots of people do it. Those people are often paraded around as if they are the normal standard, but they’re not, they are the exception. Most people earn a few extra bucks…it's rarely a full time business venture.
To make money on Fiverr you have to be actively involved. It’s no different from any other regular job — you’re trading time for dollars. And you’re doing it five bucks at a time, which is pretty much minimum wage.
Yes, you can create “gig extras”, which are just upsells that you can add your service. For example, if you offer to write a 400 word article for $5, you create an extra where you can offer 200 more words for another $5 or $10. But you don’t get the option to add extras to your gigs until you become a “Level Two Seller”.
My point is that if you want to make any sort of money you’re going to have to invest lots of time and effort into it. Though there’s nothing wrong with investing time and effort into your business, I just don't think that building up a fantastic Fiverr seller profile is going to yield consistent results over the next few years.
Doing gigs on Fiverr can be fun, but there's a serious limit to the amount of money you can make. It can be very difficult to sale this type of business with such low margins. Big Buck Money Method doesn't even attempt to teach you anything beyond the basics of how to set up your account, so I can't see folks getting much value out of this product.
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