Recently I had the privilege to interview Justin Matthew, a social media entrepreneur and top seller on Fiverr. I found Justin on Facebook and quickly realized that he was a top influencer and a great guy all around. He is really at the top of his game right now. Meet Justin Matthew, the King of Fiverr!
Q. Peter Trapasso(P): What is your preferred title and company name?
A. Justin Matthew(J): Justin Matthew, Social Media Manager at JMH Consulting, Inc.
Q. P: Where are you located?
A. J: Orlando, FL
Q. P: How did you get your start?
A. J: After working in finance for 8 years I needed a change. I worked with Household Hackers on their viral YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/householdhacker that became 25th in World. I managed their network (dealt with negotiations) and got them a great revenue deal plus some brand name sponsors. I took over negotiations, researched and wrote 80 episodes, and was in 40 of them. 189 million+ Youtube views and 1.3 million subscribers to date. Revision3 broadcast their videos and Netflix, Ford, and others were sponsors.
I spent 2 years with Household Hacker guys then started building my own social networks. I had a plan along. With social media there is always something new something to learn. And I let it lead me wherever it takes me.
As far as my social networks go, Google+ is #1 followed by Pinterest, Instagram with 71K (I took my 1st photo 1 year ago and I want 1 million followers), then Twitter.
Google+ is great for SEO and natural page ranking. It seems like more followers equals higher rankings in Google Search results. The old days of SEO stuff are over!
There is a 5,000 limit on people you can follow on Google+ (like Facebook profiles)
My #2 social network is Instagram with 71K followers. I posted my 1st photo 1 year ago. I spend about 1 hr per day on Instagram followed by Pinterest.
You need to do the hard work every day to make this work. I put in a ton of hours learning and building up my social networks.
Twitter: 146k followers https://twitter.com/JMHHACKER
Instagram: 71k followers http://statigr.am/jmhhacker
Google+: 18k Have him in circles https://plus.google.com/u/0/113204619907190737614/posts
Pinterest: 9k followers http://pinterest.com/jmhhacker1/
Klout Score: 78, Thought Leader, and #12 Klout Influencer. http://klout.com/#/JMHHACKER
Kred: 991 http://kred.com/JMHHACKER
PeerIndex: 77 http://www.peerindex.com/jmhhacker
Justin is the #12 Klout Influencer today!*
* Klout had a contest earlier this year where the Top 10 influencers in the Klout topic got to meet with the CEO. Justin finished 5th and was one of the big winners!
Q. P: I bought one of your Fiverr gigs with the extras and read through everything you sent me. I took a lot of notes and it sounds like you have multiple revenue streams?
A. J: My #1 revenue stream is Fiverr (Justin’s Fiverr Gigs page http://fiverr.com/jmhhacker). I made 5 figures so far with my 20 gigs and extras. You would be surprised as to who is buying gigs on Fiverr. My #2 stream would be 4-5 Private Clients. I also do consulting by phone with people all over the world and I am working on some other projects too. I plan on moving into some office space soon.
Q. P: How are you so successful on Fiverr?
A. J: The key to fiver is 100% positive reviews and the reviews are worth more than the $5 you charge for gigs! Out of 5000 deliveries and a full 20 gigs reaching every network. I have 100 percent ratings all raving reviews which is nearly impossible to achieve. I also have up to 5 helpers to fill all my orders and things have really taken off in the past 30 days.
I always under-promise and over-deliver. I deliver 2-5x the value per order and get 100% positive reviews!
Also you need to be a Level 2 Seller – get there. Start with at least 10 orders with good reviews to get to Level 1. Then hit 50 orders with more reviews to get Level 2.
Q. P: Do you use any of the Fivver Clones?
A. J: Not even bothering with the clones. Fiver is #140 (US) on Alexa and all the clones together <2%.
Q. P: Do you have a blog?
Q. P: What is your blog traffic like?
A. J: About 9000 visitors per day. Mostly from Google+. It’s all about the (social) networks.
Q. P: What’s next?
A. J: Ebooks. A Fiverr ebook/guide is a best seller to be!
Q. P: Any bonus tips for our readers?
A. J: Continue building up your current accounts daily.
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Find your talent as fast as possible and leverage it.
One more tip: Instagram = Fire for your blog.
Have you tried to sell anything on Fiverr? Tell us all about it in the comments below.