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    How I Turned My Side Job Into A Six Figure Career

    1. Holly@ClubThrifty

      May 4th, 2015 at 8:59 am

      We have purchased all kinds of things from Fiverr – logos, etc. The quality has been good and you can’t beat the price!

    2. Brian @DebtDiscipline

      May 4th, 2015 at 9:28 am

      I’ve used Fiverr too. Great prices and quick turn around. Continued success Stefanie!

    3. Chonce

      May 4th, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. I went with Fiverr for my logo as well and I’ve been investing in coaching to help get me on the right track. I’m off to a solid start, but I still have a long way to go.

    4. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

      May 4th, 2015 at 11:04 am

      I have a love/hate relationship with fiverr. On one hand it drives down the value of my particular industry: video post production, on the other hand I have used them myself for motion graphics. But it’s an ever-changing world and I need to learn to embrace it. 🙂 Congrats on all your success Stefanie! You’ve worked very hard for it!

    5. LeisureFreak Tommy

      May 4th, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Congrats on your success. I haven’t used Fiverr but I am sure I will at some point.
      Here’s to your continued career growth.
      Prost!!

    6. Chela @SmashOdyssey

      May 4th, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      I had heard of Fiverr but have never used it. Great to see so many people recommend it highly. Congrats on all your success! I´ve loved following your journey over the last several months.

    7. Will

      May 5th, 2015 at 11:28 am

      It’s cool to hear more about your story. You definitely should feel good about it!

      I’ve learned to handle rejection as well. This quote is kind of over used but there’s a good reason why:

      I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

    8. Abigail @ipickuppennies

      May 5th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      What’s the old quote? It’s 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration? That’s pretty much it (plus talent) when it comes to getting a small business going.

      Congrats!

    9. Sam @ Frugaling.org

      May 5th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      You’ve really hustled, Stefanie. From the incredible launch of your book, to writing as frequently as you do, to freelancing, to Fiverr side hustles, and much much more. I’ve been blown away by your enthusiasm and energy. Keep up the great work! -Sam

    10. Michelle

      May 6th, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Good job on all of your hard work Stefanie. And I love the not so secret ingredient to your special sauce “Persistence !”

    11. Don Hesh

      May 6th, 2015 at 10:18 am

      I’m also selling on Fiverr and just make my first $1,000. Hard work and good communication is the key to Success.

    12. Aliyyah

      May 6th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      I agree with the concept of knowing what’s worth outsourcing. I designed my website 100% by myself and it HOURS upon HOURS to get it to look the way I want. I still have a little tweaks to do, but those can wait.

      I considered using Fiverr to design my logo. However, I found that what I wanted would cost way more than $5, more like $30. (The designers charge to give you the editable file along with the final image – which was essential for me. They also charge more depending on when you want the logo sent to you.) So I decided to design mine myself since I am comfortable with Adobe Illustrator. I am very happy with my logo.

      After recent launch, my site http://www.givecoolgifts.com is looking good. It’s still in the growing stage and I’ll continue to optimize the site based on feedback.

    13. mobilehomegurl

      May 7th, 2015 at 4:50 am

      Great story!

      It’s nice to see a fellow artist turned writer. In school, I really enjoyed drama class. I took it up again in college. Had to take a regular job after graduation but missed it. Performing and entertaining has always been something I like doing. Been trying to incorporate it with video, it’s been fun!

      Yes, Fiverr is a lifesaver! I found out about it through another blogger friend.

      Thanks for sharing your story. I enjoyed the read! 🙂

    14. Zina at Debt Free After Three

      May 9th, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Outsourcing is key! It’s so hard to know when you need to step back and just pay someone to do something. Now I try to think about if it’s worth my time and energy to try something. If I’ll spend an hour working on something I could pay someone $50 to do, isn’t that time better spent trying to find new gigs or working on articles that are due? Congrats on realizing that early on!

    15. Mariana

      May 21st, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Great story, I love the transparency. Sometimes (especially when I first started trying to make money online) I feel like I’m missing some secret ingredient to finding clients and keeping work consistent…then I remember it’s really just persistence at the end of the day.

      Thanks for sharing!

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    17. pippa

      May 26th, 2015 at 10:48 am

      You are definitely my idol!

    18. Stefanie

      June 11th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Please… YOUR success is totally inspiring. Front page of Yahoo!?

    19. Dee @ Color Me Frugal

      May 26th, 2015 at 11:42 am

      This is excellent, Stefanie! Does this mean you’ll be done acting, or will you still be doing some of that as well? Congrats to you on your success!

    20. Stefanie

      June 11th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      I’m not sure where I’m at on the acting front as of now. I haven’t auditioned since January, but I’m open to the idea of doing a show.

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      June 13th, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Job well done, Stef. It’s good to know how it all turned out to your advantage. Nice story by the way.

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    24. diane @smartmoneysimplelife

      July 9th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you for sharing your story Steph. Knowing how others got started is invaluable for those of us at the beginning of this journey.

      It’s interesting that you got the coaching up front. I figured I needed to know a little more to know what I don’t know – if that makes sense – so I could get the most of any program I purchased. Maybe that’s backward thinking? Time to shift that up the schedule, I think.

      Thanks again and your achievements are awesome. Congrats!

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    28. Alexandra Queen

      October 26th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you for writing this post! I also believe in the power of blogging, consistence & persistence!

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