Jeffery, is from Rivers, Port Harcourt and has been a freelance graphic designer for six years. Now he works full-time on NIJIRI ®. He’s also married, has a lovely two-year-old daughter, and just recently bought a house – thanks to NIJIRI! Here is Bobby’s story.
My NIJIRI Journey
I heard about NIJIRI from my brother, and at first I was amazed at how sellers were offering such amazing services starting at ₦5,000. I joined, but only as a buyer to outsource some of the work I needed for my web, graphics and animation projects. Then I read a NIJIRI ® success story about Anarchofighter, who bought a house with his NIJIRI income. This was a turning point for me, and I became serious about selling on NIJIRI ® – with a goal of purchasing my own home!
Signing up on NIJIRI and creating my first service was super easy. I used a good description of the service and included samples of my work. I made a sale the first week and made more than 70 sales in the first month. After that, I got regular sales as buyers were recommending me to their social networks. Later, my best-selling service got featured on the NIJIRI website, and shortly after that, I became a Top Rated Seller.
Today, whenever I have the time, I visit the NIJIRI Forum and help out new sellers with my knowledge, and I recently hosted a #NIJIRIvers Community Event in Rivers, Port Harcourt, which was a great success. Many Port Harcourt Top Rated Sellers and Super Sellers participated. It is always great to connect with the NIJIRI community because it gives me the opportunity to learn new things.
I am also still buying on NIJIRI, and I have purchased many products.
Tips for New Sellers
Always deliver original and professional work, and always focus on quick and effective communication. Proper communication with buyers can do wonders and can turn an unhappy buyer into your highest paying repeat buyer. I always like to share the following experience with my fellow sellers. A buyer once purchased one of my product, but after the delivery, he was not happy at all and wanted to cancel the order. I remained calm, offered to revise the project, and worked with him to understand his requirements. In the end, that angry buyer was happy with my final work. He not only gave me a five-star review, but also paid me the highest tip I have ever received — ₦10,000 on a ₦7,200 order! Since then, he has become my best repeat buyer.
I also advise new sellers to stand out from the crowd and offer only those services you can really do well. Put all your effort into each and every order, whether it’s a ₦5,000 order or ₦500,000 order, and always deliver quality and on-time.
The Impact of NIJIRI
One of the biggest impacts of NIJIRI is that I don’t have to worry about finding projects. I was sick of making bids on a project on other freelancing sites in the past. On NIJIRI, I just have to present my service well and Fiverr does the rest. The flow of work gives me the freedom to think more about the work I do – and do it well – rather than worry about bidding on projects. I also have the freedom to work from anywhere and anytime without worrying about losing a job.
Today, 100 percent of my income comes from NIJIRI, and I have been able to do many things with the help of my NIJIRI income. In the beginning, I paid off all my small debts. Then I paid for my wedding and the expenses of our daughter’s birth. And finally, after three and a half years of selling on NIJIRI, I recently purchased a house, which is the biggest financial achievement of my life.
Overall, NIJIRI has changed my life and way of working. It has helped me achieve my dream and given me more freedom. The “Features” feature is awesome as well, and makes my life as a seller easier. It has given me the opportunity to spend more time with my wife and daughter, while actually doubling my revenue!
I cannot express how happy I am about achieving my goals, and thanks to NIJIRI. I also want to thank NIJIRI for letting me host the community event and CEO Opeyemi Olaleye for taking his time to send a recorded video message for the Port Harcourt NIJIRI community!
- Itunu is an entrepreneir, marketer and writer. She authors in-depth guides that teach business owners ways to manage, grow and scale their business. In her formal life, Itunu co-founded Naija Chic Talks, an online Gossip & Gists platform, which generates decent annual revenue through its services in Lagos, Nigeria.