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It’s no secret that gig images significantly impact the amount of clicks your gig receives. This means that putting considerable thought and effort into ensuring your gig image creates a positive first impression and contains professional and captivating imagery is crucial to finding success on the platform.

Based on your experience, what are some things you’ve found most effective for creating a powerful gig image that attracts business? 

Did you outsource the work or did you create it yourself?  Which software or tools did you use? What design tricks, if any, did you employ? Do you prefer to have a template or do you try something different for each gig? 

Share your tips below! 


 

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I prefer to go for as barebones minimalistic as I can when it comes to my gig images. I may use layering extensively, but not a lot of elements in the content area.

Technique-wise, I like to adjust the design to fit both the horizontal aspect ratio of the website and the almost square aspect ratio of the mobile app to ensure nothing important gets cropped of in either format.

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If I had to pick the top three errors I see in people's gig images, I'd say that they're probably be: overcrowding, margin, and color choice.

Fiverr talks about the first in the Help Center page: 
https://help.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/4410883326481-Gig-image-guidelines-Making-the-most-of-your-Gig-image

Creative_howl actually make a thread on the margin topic.
https://community.fiverr.com/forums/topic/319558-is-your-gig-image-optimized-for-fiverr-mobile-app-ultimate-size-guide/ 

And color theory, though there isn't a good (recent) topic on it: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_theory 
(There is an older topic on color psychology, though.)

21 hours ago, Kesha said:

Which software or tools did you use?

I used MS Paint ^_^ (and photos I took myself, and drawings I made myself).(Yes, I'm very aware that I'm very overdue to update my images, but I'll probably still use Paint.)

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8 hours ago, Kesha said:

It’s no secret that gig images significantly impact the amount of clicks your gig receives. This means that putting considerable thought and effort into ensuring your gig image creates a positive first impression and contains professional and captivating imagery is crucial to finding success on the platform.

Based on your experience, what are some things you’ve found most effective for creating a powerful gig image that attracts business? 

Did you outsource the work or did you create it yourself?  Which software or tools did you use? What design tricks, if any, did you employ? Do you prefer to have a template or do you try something different for each gig? 

Share your tips below! 


 

I believe the text on the image should clearly convery what service are you providing.

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I also feel the same. But to be honest, other than coding, I am not that good at graphics, so I am facing a problem generating a nice gig thumbnail. I took some help from AI tools but they are not worthy—anyone who shares how they make their gig thumbnail will be appreciated.

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On 7/3/2024 at 5:10 PM, creative_howl said:

I prefer to go for as barebones minimalistic as I can when it comes to my gig images. I may use layering extensively, but not a lot of elements in the content area.

Technique-wise, I like to adjust the design to fit both the horizontal aspect ratio of the website and the almost square aspect ratio of the mobile app to ensure nothing important gets cropped of in either format.

Can never go wrong with the less is more approach! 👏

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On 7/3/2024 at 8:57 PM, imagination7413 said:

If I had to pick the top three errors I see in people's gig images, I'd say that they're probably be: overcrowding, margin, and color choice.

Fiverr talks about the first in the Help Center page: 
https://help.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/4410883326481-Gig-image-guidelines-Making-the-most-of-your-Gig-image

Creative_howl actually make a thread on the margin topic.
https://community.fiverr.com/forums/topic/319558-is-your-gig-image-optimized-for-fiverr-mobile-app-ultimate-size-guide/ 

And color theory, though there isn't a good (recent) topic on it: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_theory 
(There is an older topic on color psychology, though.)

I used MS Paint ^_^ (and photos I took myself, and drawings I made myself).(Yes, I'm very aware that I'm very overdue to update my images, but I'll probably still use Paint.)

This is some great advice! Thanks for sharing those incredible resources. 

Being that you are in a visual category, I think its incredibly smart that you chose to use the gig images as a chance to showcase your own drawings. 

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I like to do my own because my perspective ideas should be reflected in my gig image which will be missing if I have done by outsourcing. I work on my gig image very concentratedly and patiently. So many thoughts and experiments were done on it with research. I consider some points like the quality of the image, Content, and my perception and soft color combination under the guidelines and rules. This will help to give a client proper information about my service and skills with a smooth view.

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On 7/12/2024 at 3:09 PM, shamima_ca said:

I like to do my own because my perspective ideas should be reflected in my gig image which will be missing if I have done by outsourcing. I work on my gig image very concentratedly and patiently. So many thoughts and experiments were done on it with research. I consider some points like the quality of the image, Content, and my perception and soft color combination under the guidelines and rules. This will help to give a client proper information about my service and skills with a smooth view.

These are some great pointers! Thanks for sharing. 💚

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On 7/5/2024 at 1:52 AM, imtiaznoim said:

anyone who shares how they make their gig thumbnail will be appreciated

A lot of sellers use Canva, although you need to have the premium version to get the proper dimensions. There is a free trail, although I'm forgetting how long it lasts. You can select from YouTube thumbnail templates then adjust the length/width. It even has a background removal tool for photos of yourself, should you need it.

I've been using Affinity Photo, which was meant to be an Adobe-like product but without a monthly subscription attached or worry about a greedy company using anything you store on their cloud to train their AI. There's definitely a learning curve, though.

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