Fiverr is one of the most interesting freelancing websites and among my favorites.
Currently, my main money site is Elance but you’ll be shocked to learn that when I compare the two, I charge almost twice the amount per article in Fiverr as I do in Elance. In short, I currently charge an average of $5 per 500 words on Elance but $5 per 300 words on Fiverr.
Click here to see that on my Fiverr profile.
You’ll also notice that I have gig extras, therefore I can earn up to $15 for a 600 word article compared to the $5-12 in Elance!
Guess where I got my eBook cover designed from. Yes, you guessed it. FIVERR! Below is a screenshot of the delivery post:
Here is the link to the gig I ordered.
Yes, the guy may not be very good in English but he has does some great eBook designs, right?
Everything about Fiverr is just different; from the language used, to the price setup to how services are ordered and delivered. In fact, at some point, I called it the inverse of iWriter.
I became a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr a couple of months ago and as usual, I decided to share my secrets on how to make money on this awesome, unique and fun site to work with. This is part of my reviews of freelancing websites.
Before we go to how exactly you can make money on Fiverr (my next post), let’s first learn what this site is all about.
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a unique freelancing website where sellers go to sell their services for $5, hence the name Fiverr. These micro-services are called gigs. Click here to check out one of my gigs as an example.
In this site, you can freelance literally anything, from singing birthday songs in your native language to writing articles and graphic design. It is quite famous with most internet marketers for graphic design work.
People outside the internet marketing field also love it for the interesting and even bizarre gigs that are offered there.
“Fun” is one of the main things that make this site unique. Check out some screenshots of some of the fun aspects of this site.
The login page:
The email titles:
Having fun already? Then welcome to Fiverr!
Starting out with Fiverr
Starting out with Fiverr is quite simple. You simply need to create a micro-job, called a gig in this site. This can be done as follows:
- Sign up
- Go to seller
- Click on “Create New Gig”
- Fill in the necessary details
Once you have this set up, you’re ready to start making money from the site.
What gigs should you create?
This brings me to what I said above, that this is the inverse of iWriter. In iWriter, buyers put up their articles then sellers (writers) choose the best, write and get paid. In Fiverr, sellers put up their gigs, buyers come, choose and buy.
You can therefore create a gig about anything that you can come up with. Simply go to the Fiverr homepage and see what people are selling and actually making serious money with.
Click on the different categories on the sidebar to see which one suits you best then you can learn from the best and create your own. If you get into my Freelance Writing Training, I will share with you some Ninja skills that you can use to get started right.
Yes, some of the high-end freelancers wonder – only $5 for a gig? That’s pocket change.
Well, think again.
Once you become a Level 1 seller, you can start adding Gig Extras; therefore you can charge more than $5 for a gig. Level 2 gives you a few more extras and Top Rated Seller will ensure you get more orders and of course more money! Personally I am a Level 2 Seller and make a small percentage of my income from the site. More on my next post
Advantages of Fiverr
- You can sell anything there, including physical goods
- It is fun to deal with
- When you craft your gig correctly, the rejection rate is quite low to nil
- You decide what you earn and can increase your charge at any time by adjusting your unit e.g. if you write a 1000-word article for $5, you can decide to increase your income by changing that to a 500-word article for $5. You can also earn extra with Gig extras
- Once you get to Level 2, you can link your Payoneer card with Fiverr and get paid straight via Payoneer
- Payments take two weeks to clear. This is both an advantage and disadvantage. The great bit here is the fact that it “forces” you to “save” the cash as you wait for it to clear. You can easily plan for the future with your Fiverr income.
Disadvantages of Fiverr
- Sales fluctuate: you may sell more this month and nothing next month. It therefore qualifies more as a sideshow than a main act.
- It takes long before you receive your payment. Once your payment for a sale is approved, it takes two weeks to clear. Payment for each sale will take two weeks so you cannot use Fiverr for fast money.
How to Make Money on Fiverr
Check out this other post on how to make money on Fiverr. Feel free to order my training so that I can teach you some insider tricks.
Let’s talk on the comments.
Yes, Fiverr is great! With extra Gigs, you can really make “something”. Walter I am now in Level 2 and I am really not complaining…..
However, as you pointed out, it’s got low seasons……
Good to see you climbing up the ladder Sammy.
Hi, Need some training on writing. Anyone interested …. Lwanduga at gmail dot com, na bei yake.. na period itachukua
Hi Leo. I have a writing training that goes for Sh. 997.
I conduct the training online. I will be sending you daily training emails. You will then read, implement then feel free to ask questions via email or phone. There are 14 lessons spread over 2 weeks apart from Sundays.
Many people get jobs after the first week of training.
To enroll simply send Sh. 997 to my number 0720754933.
Thanks and let me know if you have any more questions.
You are doing a great job Walter. Your posts are very enlightening. I am just starting out and I must admit You’ve just given me a shot in the arm to get me started.Thumbs up and give up the good work.
Thanks a lot Wesley. I am glad you have started out in this noble profession. Keep learning and implementing. All the best.
Great post, Walter, I’ve got some fun ideas I’m going to create gigs about. Will later share my experience…
No problem Ambrose. Looking forward to knowing about your experience.
Great article there. Thanks for the tips.
Thanks a lot Tabitha for the heads up 🙂
This article was great! I love when I see real world examples in a post about Fiverr and not some generic article. Keep up the good work and good luck!
why am i unable to add a photo to describe my gig, on the gig gallery part when creating my gig?
I think you’re using the wrong format. Use JPEG.
I thank you for simplifying fiverr to us freelancers. I will think of an idea then post on fiverr.
You’re welcome Wilfred the superstar!
Do that and let us know how it goes.
That’s an interesting review you have written about Fiverr.com. I have 9 reviews so far and one gig. I am expecting things to get better. Fiverr is also very similar to SEOClerks but i still prefer the former. Thanks
I am glad you love the review. Things will sure get better if you’re consistent.
It’s the other way round, SEOClerks is similar to Fiverr. There are over 100 Fiverr clones or copycats but you won’t get much work there. In most cases, you won’t even get a single order from the clone sites.
Fiverr was the original then the others copied all its details.
All the best!
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This is a very good post.It just reminded me that i signed to Fiverr after my training but i guess i wasn’t patient enough and i haven’t checked it for a while but after reading this post am gonna put up some gigs there and see how it goes.
Thanks for keeping us updated.
I am glad you loved the post. Yes, put up the gigs and use the tips I sent to optimize them. I hope you start receiving your Fiverr cash soon.
With only 3 gigs on Fiverr, i’ve already made $9000, the best rated gig being recording voice-overs. My voice pays me! Reason why i set up a simple recording studio at home exclusively for Fiverr gigs. Be creative guys and you’ll surely reap big.
That’s amazing! Great to hear your voice has taken you that far and truly Fiverr is an awesome site 🙂
Great post Walter. I’m in the transcription business. Elance is my favourite but I might look around Fiverr and see what its got to offer too. I just might be pleasantly surprised….
Thanks a lot Sheeroh,
Elance is my favorite also but I also use Fiverr for some extra income. Try it out and let us know how it goes.
How lucrative are transcription jobs in Elance?
Way lucrative than the ones in Odesk! Elance pays much better than Odesk based on my experience. Odesk clients may pay a transcriber $10 for a job that Elance will pay $25-50.
I am glad to hear that. I think I’ll try them out also and see how it goes.
Thanks for the tip.
Very Interesting, I am giving it a shot now!
Try it out patiently and it may just be the one for you.
That’s true, you have to be patient there…but so are the other great sites such as Elance. Eventually you’ll get a good flow of work and more money in the bank.
Hello, Fivver is a great site by all standards. However, you need to exercise patience especially when starting out. 🙂
Thanks for your great post, looking forward to the next one. How long did it take you to get your first job in Fiverr?
You are most welcome.
It took me almost a month before I got my first job. My second job was what got me to the Fogs contest where I became number 2. I get low sales from the site but the income margin is good.
As always a great read Walter, and what is most amazing about you is that you give clear guidance and support. Thank you, now i know my way around fiverr and am looking forward to the next article.
Thanks a lot for your comment. I am glad to hear it was clear. Next article should be out hopefully in a week.
Otherwise, stay blessed.