Success Life and Confidence Coaching with Dr. Lewis

Success Coaching from Plans to Results

Success Coaching from Plans to results

Coaching people and working with them to identify action steps to move them towards results is how myself and many other coaches stand out above the crowd! Yes, I wholeheartedly agree that success coaching has gained in popularity over recent years. Why success coaching is something you should invest in? Simply because the coaching I am offering is not geared to one aspect but open to whatever it is that means success to you. This may include a fitness goal, spending more time with the family, accomplishing a financial or professional goal, etc. And more than likely, you are here because you don’t know where to begin or what you have tried was not effective.

Success Coaching & Manifestation coaching

Success coaching you can rely on!

Do success coaching really work?

Who is my Success Coaching For? It’s for anyone who has thought of the following:

  • Have you ever thought about earning more money?
  • Being more productive?
  • Taking more vacations?
  • Living in your dream home?
  • Buying fancy jewelry for your family and/or yourself?
  • Do you occasionally have these thoughts but don’t believe that it’s even possible?
  • Do you think those things are only a reality for certain people other than you?
  • Who has time to watch all the YouTube clips about getting what you want in life?
  • Have you read one of those self-help books but have nobody to reflect with about the meaning of what you read? That is where I come in…Let me work with you to realize your potential to go from merely thinking about these things to making them a part of your reality.

Check out this video telling you about my coaching:

There are plenty of coaches that put together the same plan for all clients. However, there is no 1 size fits all approach and because of that I am offering personalized success coaching sessions beginning at $65 per 30 minute session or 3 sessions at $175 for 3 30 minute sessions spread over 3 weeks. The breakdown of the contents are as follows:

The $65 Session includes:

  • A 30 minute coaching session via Telephone or Virtually on Google Meet.

In this 30 minute session I will assess your current situation and determine where you want to go and work with you to create 2 doable action steps that you can start immediately to move you that way! Additional sessions can be purchased at $65 each.

The 3 Sessions at $175 includes:

  1. Session #1 Introduction and assessment of your current situation and action steps.
  2. Session #2 Progress on Action Steps adjusting as needed.
  3. Session #3 Explanation of Contents in your Google Folder. Scheduling future sessions.

Session 1 & 2 provide some background on your situation so I can work with you to plan some action steps. While session 3 provides you with a session to check your progress so far and make note of any changes. In addition, you are give some tools to continue this work and monitor your progress. Although additional sessions can be purchased, I will provide lifetime support for free via email. To get started with a session you can go simply email me at DrL@DrLwow.com or call or text 860-375-5779.

In session 3, you will receive access to a Google Folder specific to you and your situation. This folder will contain my contact information for future sessions purchased and we will meet via Google Meet. Also, in the folder are your 3 action steps, a daily goal template, and as a bonus ***an editable calendar to track your progress.

Below is a form that will allow us to hit the ground running. I’m asking that you provide your name and email. This is where I will send the invoice to. Also, provide a few sentences about your current situation. For example, what are your goals, what have you tried, etc. Lastly, please specify the package you’d like (1 coaching session or 3 coaching sessions), so I can bill you the correct amount. Once you submit the form, I’ll review it and send you an invoice so we can get scheduled and started! Complete the form below or email me at DrL@DrLwow.com call or text me at 860-375-5779. Let’s get started!

 Let’s start today!

In closing, I greatly appreciate you visiting my site and considering me as your success coach. There is 1 action step I’ll leave you with right now: choose a session above. Don’t waste any more time making excuses, let’s get started today!

Peace and Much Love,

Dr. Lewis

 

Why everyone should freelance

Why everyone Should Freelance ASAP

There are many reasons why everyone should freelance and some will surprise you. Has the thought of being your own boss ever popped into your head? How about the freedom to work when you want to and from where you want? Or the possibility to earn more money versus a pre-set salary or hourly wage. Everyone should freelance because we all have a gift, talent, or specialty. Not to mention the opportunity to work at your pace and earn an unlimited amount of money each day, week, month, and year. On a personal example, when I was pursuing purchasing our dream home, I freelanced through Fiverr and literally earned $30,000 in 1 summer. Yes, you read that right, 30 grand in a summer, 3 months! I was on my grind and you can be as well!

Most Freelances use multiple platforms

Right off the bat, I’ll name the top freelance platforms where I have an active freelance profile: UPwork and Fiverr.

These platforms allow freelancers to create a profile and solicit services and also receive requests for services 24/7. The only unfortunate part is they charge you a slight fee. Upwork’s fee is reduced as you earn more money. However, Fiverr charges 20% on every sale and every tip, regardless of your status i.e., Fiverr Pro, Top Rated Seller, etc.

Why I freelance on Fiverr?

I absolutely love the idea that Fiverr has its own Search Engine Optimization algorithm to rank and display seller profiles. At one point, I thought I loved it most because it brought me so much business. Basically, it’s like free advertising. Who doesn’t love free advertising as a freelancer?

The fact that customers can leave a review is another bonus. Although I do a lot of work through my site The Professional Proofreader, I get a ton of work as a freelancer through Fiverr. The difference is currently my customers can only leave reviews through Fiverr. Fortunately, for me I was a Fiverr Top Rated Seller, so it worked out fine. These last 2 paragraphs are written in past tense because Fiverr for some unknown reason has demoted me and revoked my top rated status. The funny thing is I literally made more money in 1 month on my website in January 2022 than I did the entire 2021 year on Fiverr! I know, I’m killing it, right?

As I’ve mentioned in other posts I have wrote about Fiverr, they take 20% of all earnings but I counter this by raising my prices. Freelancers sometimes struggle with securing wages commensurate with their experience and quality of work. So reviews greatly help boost a freelancer’s reputation. As your reviews increase, so does the impressions and clicks on your Fiverr freelance profile and gigs.

Why I freelance on UPwork?

To be honest whenever I’m on UPwork, I get this feeling like I am amongst an upper class of customers and more experienced freelancers. For one the freelancer profiles are more elaborate than Fiverr. There are opportunities for links in your freelancer bio as well.

Like Fiverr, UPwork allows ratings as well. Again another way to boost your reputation. Unfortunately, my first UPwork freelance editing job was on the book Poison Ivy by Eliam Apone. He gave me 4.5/5 stars and said he just doesn’t believe anything is ever perfect. Unfortunately, his book has been on Amazon over a year and still hasn’t sold. Now, this is a different scenario from the best selling authors I work with like Brooke Goldner MD, author of Goodbye Autoimmune! So I will not take a dig at him but I will say when we treat others great, great things happen for us in return. So yes, I am over that Upwork experience and enjoying working with best selling authors who list me in their books as their editor!

Why I have a profile on Freelancer?

Freelancer is similar to Fiverr and UPwork in the since of it being a platform for freelancers. However, it is vastly different in its layout and appearance. If there was a freelancing site for children, my opinion it would be freelancer. This is due to its very basic layout and my fear of even adding my payment information.

However, I do have a profile for the additional exposure. Every now and then I’ll get a message from site admins to apply for specific jobs. Although it’s a feature that is not available on Fiverr and UPwork, I haven’t had luck with this approach. This leads me to believe those staff messages may be auto generated.

Ultimately, as a freelancer I offer my professional proofreading, editing, resume and cover letters, and ghost writing services on all 3 platforms. This increases my exposure but equally important it allows me to have multiple streams of income. Sometimes I say to myself, this is my Fiverr money, my website money, my UPwork money, and so on.

Should you freelance?

  • Do you want an additional income or an income from your own home?
  • Do you have a few hours a week where you can get paid for your services?
  • Are you tired of having a boss?

If you answered yes, then you should freelance. You could simply turn your Freelance income into an additional source of income by investing the money you earn. Use my Webull Referral Code and we both will earn up to 15 shares of free stock! Use my Robinhood Referral Code and we will earn additional free stocks as well!

If you are looking for passive income, then no freelancing is not the way to go because you have to do work to earn income. As a freelancer you get paid as you work.

Bonus Tip for Beginning Freelancers

Continue to learn and sharpen your skills so you can add value to customers. Think about what you are really good at, how you can help others, what value can you bring to customers, this will help you identify your niche or special area. Is it relationships, how to guides, music, art work, resumes, cover letters, etc. Good luck!

Make More Money on Fiverr – 3 things to do now!

3 Tips to Make more money on Fiverr

Make more money on Fiverr Immediately

Learn how to Make more money on Fiverr

There are many ways to make more money on Fiverr. This post shares 3 tips you can start immediately. The idea is to work smarter not harder so keep that in mind as you read the tips. You want to be a Top Rated Seller like me, follow my tips!

  1. Raise your Gig prices
  2. Lower your Gig prices
  3. Be competitive

Raise your gig prices

Did you know that you can earn more money on Fiverr by simply raising your gig prices. I was talking to my wife about this yesterday. Months ago, I raised my prices and the first month I did that, I netted over $2,400. In my recent conversation I said, honey I can actually earn more money on Fiverr by working less. If I proofread and edit 2 dissertations per week let’s say at $500 each, I can essentially earn $800 per week. That $800 is after Fiverr’s 20% fee. And with a little simple math, $800 x 4 (weeks) = $3200. That would be a total of 8 gigs per month assuming those dissertations are $500 dissertation gigs. To get to 6 figure status in a month, that’s 280 dissertations at $500 each, not easy but doable!

Try lowering your gig prices

Conversely, you can earn more money on Fiverr by lowering your gig prices. This is basically the exact opposite of working less and earning more. This step ‘lowering your gig prices’ helps you with tip 3, ‘be competitive’. The goal here is let’s say you are competing with a proofreader who professionally proofreads 20,000 word dissertations for $500 with 4 day delivery. You can simply say you will do it for any amount lower than $500 and offer a quicker turnaround time like 2 day delivery. If you truly want to be competitive you can do both, offer a gig at less than $500 words for 20,000 word dissertations and offer faster delivery. 

Be competitive

You can be competitive on Fiverr in many ways. You can even offer customers incentives for being a return customer. Some customers purchase gigs without ever interacting with you or sending a message. They place an order, you complete it and you don’t hear anything, not even a review. You can send these customers a message like: if you return, send me a message first for a discount. This will help you establish a line of communication, build a relationship, and also create a repeat customer. Also, try, ‘if you refer someone, I will give you $10 off your next order.’ Again, people wait for these discounts. I had a customer I gave a quote to several weeks ago. They returned this week because Fiverr was offering a 20% off your order coupon. 

Adjust your prices

You can adjust your prices, there is nothing wrong with raising or lowering as you see fit. Try it out, take notes on what happened when you raised prices and lowered prices. If you apply the lowering your price, offering faster delivery, you are certainly being competitive. However, my word of caution is make sure you can maintain the level of productivity, especially once the volume of your orders increases. Bonus Tip: If your orders rapidly begin picking up and you are cutting it close on your ability to deliver in less time, raise your prices to slow your orders down.

On that note, I want to talk about raising your prices again, sorry to go back and forth but sometimes it’s good to do that. When you raise your Fiverr gig prices, you create a situation where you will get targeted traffic and serious inquiries. You will know exactly what I am talking about if your gig says you will edit 1000 words for $30, and people start messaging you requesting you edit 2,500 words for $5. 

Recap of the 3 tips

  1. Raise your Gig prices
  2. Lower your Gig prices
  3. Be competitive

Make sure you make observations and take notes on the results of trying these out. In closing, give these 3 tips a try to make more money on Fiverr. I look forward to hearing your success stories.

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How to make money on Fiverr

If you are wondering how to make money on Fiverr, please continue reading this post so you can start earning money online today! If you are trying to learn how to make money online, you most likely have heard other people’s success stories and you want a to take your shot at it. Well what better way to get advice on being successful on Fiverr, than by reading posts with tips and strategies from a successful Top Rated Seller.

The biggest tip for being successful is being motivated. Once you are motivated to make money on Fiverr, your subconscious (don’t worry I won’t get too deep here) will create conditions for you to believe that you can actually make money through this online platform. For example, you will spend hours reading articles like learn how to make money on Fiverr or I made $10 in 3 minutes from my bed! Holy Crap!!!

Read about successful Fiverr sellers

After you have read enough about successful Fiverr sellers like Alex Fasulo  (How this 25-year-old freelancer made $150,000 in 6 months off Fiverr) or David Feldman (How this 38 year old is making 6 figures freelancing on Fiverr), then you will realize the true potential to be successful as well. For me it was very similar except these aren’t the exact articles I read because I started some years ago. But I do provide these stories so you can see they are real and they are from people of any age.

Make Mistakes and Learn

Making mistakes and reflecting on them is how we truly learn and grow. Simply just making mistakes means you make a lot of mistakes. But again, when you reflect it adds a deeper layer that is necessary to successfully make money on Fiverr and online for that matter. For example, one of my reflections came from looking at my monthly income report on Fiverr approaching the end of the month. I was at $2,500 and I wanted to get over $3,000 so focusing on not losing a client, I priced them at $500, instead of $600 to proofread and edit their dissertation. Then to make matters worse, they didn’t manually accept the order. This means it takes longer for the order to clear and I was not going to hit the $3,000 mark I aimed for, because that gig wouldn’t even count in that month.

How to make money on Fiverr request board

Learn how to make money on Fiverr using the request board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also reflect on mistakes around who you chose to work with. For example, as a newcomer years ago, I read of a successful Top Rated Seller. His advice was do not spend time responding to the request board. The advice had merit; the request board is typically saturated with people who are so concerned about their budget. See the request board screenshot above.

How to handle Fiverr Requests

In the example above, you can see a buyer looking for a proofreader for a 36,000 word book. Starts off great. They want 2 documents upon completion, a clean and a track changes version. Still great, this is what I deliver standard as a freelance editor on Fiverr. Here is where it gets bad, “My budget is $50-60.” My question to the buyer becomes what is it worth for your book to be proofread and edited with a high standard of quality? Shoes cost more than $50-60.  

Now some of you may wonder why I didn’t just look at the tab next to duration, that says BUDGET $64. I don’t look there because some people have never used Fiverr before so that usually is a place holder. In addition, see the Fiverr Request immediately underneath, BUDGET $1000. Are they really paying $1000? For that job, editing and finishing a business plan, most likely!

Some Fiverr Requests are Legit

I will share, my first few months on Fiverr there was a lawyer who I would eventually partner with who posted a request with a $1000 budget. I had no clue it was legit. So I said I’d do the job with same day delivery for $100. To my surprise, he tipped me $400. The next job was more reasonably priced, I believe it was a $400 to proofread a confidential legal document.

One way to be successful

One way to be successful on Fiverr is to really promote your brand. I go by Dr. L on Fiverr, and every time I send or respond to a message, I write Dr. L at the bottom. I want people to always know who they are dealing with; I want people to make referrals and tell friends and family about Dr. L. Sometimes people go to the request board and write messages like the following. “My sister referred me here and I want Dr. L to proofread my dissertation. Please reply Dr. L. I hope we can work together.” 

Another big indicator, that helps me know I am building my brand is buyers can make request directly to sellers. For example, instead of going to the  Fiverr BUYER REQUEST area, I will often receive a message from a prospective buyer requesting a quote. 

 

Fiverr Buyer Request

How to respond to Fiverr Buyer Request

All request to sellers don’t look like this. Some requests from buyers on Fiverr will actually include their budget. And this leads me to the next section.

Know your worth as a Freelance Seller on Fiverr

Price your service accordingly with what you believe it’s worth. For me this took a while because my prices were low and I thought I could manipulate my earnings on Fiverr simply by lower or increasing my prices. You know the whole supply and demand thing. Yeah that was not for me. What ended up happening is I’d go on a dry spell with no orders for like 7+ days. I’d lower my prices and get flooded with orders I couldn’t keep up with. Then I’d raise my prices again, only to go on another dry spell. 

The solution came from further reading. I read an article from a Top Rated Seller, it was like “How to be a Top Rated Seller on Fiverr” or something like that. The author wrote about pricing your services based on what their worth. This was contrary to other authors who write about pricing based on competition. So I created my own approach based on what the services were worth and also, what I intended to make. For example, I do resume writing and cover letters as well. Ultimately, I want to make $100 from both, so I charge $125 to account for Fiverr’s 20% fee on everything. It reminds of Ketchup or Hot Sauce “I put that on everything”. 

Also, I think about the entirety of the job and ask myself an important question. What price would I feel comfortable doing this work? This question takes into account squeezing the job in amongst other jobs, balancing my family time, and doing any fact checking that may be required. After I get all that information, I create a quote and I fully commit myself to the work because it was at my rate.

Don’t be afraid to say no to buyers

I often turn buyers away immediately when they talk about their budget because this is red flag! This took me some years to master because I’d read about businesses and leaders who never let a sale get away. But truth be told, to each their own. Also, buyers can be very rude especially on Fiverr. You may sacrifice everything to do the gig and they give you a bad review, don’t mark the order complete, or request revisions that are outside of the original agreement. I’ve said no and/or cancelled jobs I completed at rates of over $300. Sometimes its not worth the headache and the earlier you get this sense the better.

In closing, at this point you should be better equipped to not only understand but also tap into how to make money on Fiverr. Remember find your motivation, whether it is the need to make more money, side hustle, part-time, full-time income, etc. Once you have the motivation keep that at the forefront of your approach. When you don’t want to read another How to Make Money on Fiverr related article, then go back to your motivation which is your “why” and keep on pushing.

Keep me posted. I’d love to hear your story. Please comment below!

Best of Luck,
Dr. Lewis

Fiverr Reviews

Fiverr reviews from a freelancer on Fiverr

You are here for the truth, unbiased Fiverr reviews. Well, I’ve got that covered and my goal is to provide you with information to see 3 things:

  • Fiverr is a legit way to make money online
  • It offers a simple to use platform for freelancers to sell
  • People can easily purchase or outsource their work to freelancers on Fiverr
  • There is a way to avoid Fiverr Fees. 

Fiverr How to Sell

Learning how to sell on Fiverr is pretty straight forward. First, you need to create a professional profile that will attract buyers. As a freelancer on Fiverr, I have done consultations on peoples Fiverr jobs. One thing I would find is some people wouldn’t smile in their profile picture. I’d tell them something like: think about this, if you were giving me investment advice with that frown on your face do you think I’d continue to use you or make referrals?

Ok, so now you’re smiling. After setting up your profile you need to create your Fiverr jobs. Now that you’re on Fiverr what is a gig? What is a gig you ask? That’s right, Fiverr uses gigs in place of the word “jobs”. So essentially gigs are the same things as jobs. On Fiverr you either purchase or sell gigs. So, you can offer a gig at a price as low as $5. Hence, where Fiverr got their name from. My advice is don’t sell yourself short, offer the price your services are worth. I just got paid $500 for proofreading and editing a 31,000 word dissertation in Microsoft Word. Currently, I’m working on a 83,000 word book for $1,000.

How to make money with Fiverr the easy way

First, to make money with Fiverr quick and easy, you must use the Fiverr app. The Fiverr app is a free download that takes 1 minute. Link it to your profile, turn on notifications, and you are all set. You want to be accessible. This is where the app comes in because you show buyers you are always online. The key with this is buyers will search for sellers using the filter they often want a level 2 or higher seller. In addition, they have a sense of urgency and so they want someone who is online. This is where a level 1 seller can be out a level 2 or Top Rated Seller simply by being online.

How Fiverr works

You have 2 options once you are on Fiverr, become a seller or buyer. This depends on your needs. For example, if you are a blogger and you are looking for resources or help you may want to be a buyer. This allows you to outsource which means paying someone else to write your blog posts. Outsourcing one Fiverr is beneficial because you make a small investment to a freelance writer who can write your posts with SEO strategies and you can monetize those posts. You may also want to be a buyer to get your site or blog designed by someone on Fiverr experienced with WordPress or web design.

Making and Responding to Requests on Fiverr

Fiverr has a section where buyers can make a request and sellers can bid on the request. This is a great place to start for beginners on Fiverr. However, you don’t want to spend your freelance career responding to request. You want to get to a position where people seek you out, search for you and find you. Oh yes, people do use Google search and plenty of Fiverr seller’s profiles rank high in the search engines for certain terms or keywords. This is great because it puts your Fiverr income on autopilot. 

 Fiverr how to sell

Fiverr how to sell and become a Top Rated Seller

Become a Top Rated Seller on Fiverr

Currently, I am and have been a Top Rated Seller for over a year. This is where my income started consistently being over several thousand each month on Fiverr. I’m at the point where I can literally work less on Fiverr and make more. My prices are priced appropriately in proportion to my services and quality of work as evidenced by hundreds of 5 star reviews and over 1000 gigs completed. 

Fiverr Fees

The last thing I want to mention to close out my Fiverr review is the fees are a little obsessive. This may be what people refer to when they talk about why Fiverr is bad. Fiverr fees aren’t necessarily a bad thing but more or one of the cons of using their services. Fiverr charges the seller 20% of everything. If you sell a gig on Fiverr at $100, minus their 20% fee ($100 -$20 = $80). If you get a $10 tip on top of that $100 gig, it looks like this: $100 -$20 = $80 and $10 – 20% = $8 so you would net $88 on a $100 sale with a $10 tip.

Sometimes your buyer may or may not know about your tip being charged 20%. Sometimes buyers give tips to help you offset your Fiverr fees.

A smart work around for Fiverr Fees

This is a good place to share this tip that you won’t find in other Fiverr Reviews. I have to let you know there is a way to offset this right off the bat; it’s the same thing hairdressers, home sellers, and other professionals do, roll the tip or Fiverr fees into your cost. You can even do both. Here is an example, let’s say you create resumes at $100 and you anticipate a $10 tip, and you know Fiverr is taking a total of 22 dollars from you. You can add that $22 right into your resume gig, so now it becomes a $125 gig with Fiverr fees and the tip included. Once you do that math you now net or walk about with $100. Problem solved and no need to speak on why Fiverr is bad anymore.

Get Good Fiverr Reviews

Aim for 5 star Fiverr Reviews 

 

Reviews on Fiverr

Fiverr operates using a review system with 1-5 stars, and 5 being the highest rating. Sometimes as a seller you will get accidental reviews where someone says they clicked 2 stars by accident. Be persistent and get them to agree to contact customer support. If they don’t, get a screenshot of your conversation with them saying that, and Fiverr customer service will change your rating. Ratings are important to an extent because they determine your search engine rankings on Fiverr. So you want good 5 star Fiverr reviews. 

In closing, I hope the Fiverr reviews you have come across combined with this information provide you with guidance on whether Fiverr is for you. In addition, I hope you are reading Fiverr reviews from previous users or freelancers instead of people with no knowledge of the platform or how Fiverr works. Please note that what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. With that being said, I’d love to hear your experience; so, please leave a comment below. 

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