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How to Make Money Online Through Fiverr

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Over the last couple of months, I’ve enjoyed making money online through Fiverr.

What achievements do I have so far in Fiverr?

I have 100% gig ratings as at now, meaning all reviews there are positive and none of my work has ever been rejected or given a bad review. I am also a Level 2 seller which gives me access to some cool stuff such as more gig extras and I can use Payoneer to withdraw my earnings.

To understand more about these terms, check out my Fiverr review.

So, how can you also make money through Fiverr? Below are some great tips:

1. Familiarize yourself with the site

When starting out, you may not really know what to do in the site. Everything seems confusing, the language seems funny and even the selling method may turn you off.

With Fiverr, I always recommend that you start by getting familiar with the site. For example, if you want to write for clients, take your time and check out some of the best selling gigs on article writing. From these, you’ll be able to get ideas on how exactly you’ll sell yourself.

2. Create your first gig

Yes, you may not know much about Fiverr right now but still go ahead and create a gig. Use the ideas that you got from other sellers in your gig. Don’t copy everything, just borrow some good points and use them on your own gig.

3. Sell something unique

They say normal is boring. If you’re selling something that everyone is selling, there are high chances that you may not sell much. Therefore, go for something unique or simply just add a unique twist to a common gig.

4. Create multiple gigs

Marketing is simply getting in front of people’s eyes. If you have only one gig, you can get only as much exposure. Instead, create multiple gigs selling different things.

Personally, I have a gigs on writing, transcribing and proofreading. When starting out, my writing gig seemed to get the most hits. Later on, my proofreading gig took over and got all the traffic. I’m no longer very active in Fiverr though. I learnt how to get direct clients and I also love Upwork. I recommend you focus on direct clients as well.

In Fiverr, you can sell just about anything. Therefore, think of a couple of things you can do and turn them into gigs.

5. Do some SEO

You can write some posts about Fiverr on your blog or do it as a guest post somewhere. In your posts, put at least one link to one of your gigs. In case you put two links to the same gig, vary the anchor text a bit for SEO purposes. When searching for blogs to write for, make sure they rank well in search engines so that they can drive the most traffic to your gig.

6. Forum marketing

Are you a member of any forum? Put a link to your gig on the signature or on some of your threads.

Some of the famous international forums include Warrior Forum, Affilorama Forum and ABestWeb. I am a member of all these and sometimes I put a link to one of my Fiverr gigs as my forum signature and this helps me to make some sales. I avoid putting the link in any forum post unless it is very relevant.

7. Social promotions

Social media has been huge over the last decade in almost everything. Fiverr is not an exception in this wave. Simply look for international groups, pages, boards etc. that talk about Fiverr or that are relevant to your gig. Deliver useful content and once in a while, include a link to your Fiverr gig.

According to Fiverr, the sites that bring in the most traffic include:

  • Facebook
  • Quora
  • Reddit

8. Join the Fiverr LinkedIn Group

The Official Fiverr Group for Sellers in LinkedIn is a must-have for all sellers in Fiverr. This is sort of a forum where  people talk about different issues pertaining to selling in Fiverr. Keep checking out their posts and you’ll learn lots of tips and tricks on how to make money online through Fiverr.

9. Join relevant mailing lists

There is a lot of noise about Fiverr all over the internet. People are literally becoming millionaires out of this site.

Back when I got started, I learnt so much from mailing lists by Fiverr experts.

10. Add a video

I know, I’ve not added a video to any of my gigs but according to Fiverr itself, a video will help you increase your sales by a huge percentage. Therefore, if you’re comfortable with it, add a video of you describing your gig and start making more Fiverr sales.

11. Check out the Fiverr blog

Where else can you learn how to make money in Fiverr more than from Fiverr itself? Frequently check out the Fiverr blog to get pro tips from the very best of Fiverr.

12. Tweet Tweet

I have already mentioned some social media profiles but if you’re a fan of Twitter, this alone can drive tonnes of traffic to your gig. Simply create a great bio in Twitter, follow the people relevant to your gig and use harsh tags such as #videoMaking, #LogoDesign etc. to get the most visibility from your target market. Remember Twitter allows multiple accounts so you can have a new account that is specifically targeted to Fiverr.

13. Make the best use of Fiverr features

Fiverr introduces new features every now and then. Keep tabs of the current features and take advantage of them. For example, if you’re doing a graphic gig, then remember to use the live portfolio to showcase your work. You can now submit offers to buyer requests. Let’s not forget the amazing gig package feature that’s being talked about in the video below:

14. Perfect your sales pitch

In your gig, you have a few characters to sell to buyers. Make your sales pitch as professional as possible so that it can attract the best buyers. Mention it if you have an award, certification from a reputable institution, a degree in graphics or whatever it is that will market you.

Check out AnarchoFighter’s gig to see how he best describes his stuff. Just so you know, he was once named a Fiverr superseller!

15. Deliver superior quality

This point only will get you some good sales. Without this point, no matter what you do, you’ll never make money in Fiverr. Therefore, whether you draw cartoons, write articles, do graphics or whatever else it is, make sure you deliver great quality.

16. Communicate professionally

Communication is very important in all professions. The same is true in Fiverr. Make sure you communicate professionally at all times. Whether you’re late in delivering or do not understand instructions, make sure you communicate to the buyer in good time and you’ll be able to work out almost anything.

I’ve even heard of people whose bad reviews were removed because they asked Fiverr support to refund money to their sellers. I’ve noted that the Fiverr support team is very supportive so use them as much as you need them.

I’m not yet a Fiverr guru but I’ve made quite some coins in Fiverr. That does not mean that you should not make more than me. Consider this a seed that you can use to multiply your freelancing income. In fact, many of my trainees have ended up being better than me in some areas!

Do you sell in Fiverr? Are there some other tips that you’d like to share with us? Feel free to drop a comment below. Additionally, share this post with all your friends so that they don’t get left out.

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Lucas Sanga
Lucas Sanga

Hello Mr Walter, I recently opened Fiverr account but unfortunately am stuck I don’t know how to proceed. Kindly advice me accodingly .


Hi Walter,

I just created my first gig on Fiverr. Still learning how Fiverr works, and hopeful to get a gig there. Before I forget could you kindly send me the ebook?

Thank you!

Dennis Muturi

Thanks Walter for the insightful post. Kindly send me the Mukuria Fiverr E-book. I know it’s abit old but I believe it will come in handy. Stay blessed.


hello Walter.
I realise I may be a little bit late in requesting for the Fiverr e-book, but can you please send me a copy. I am just beginning my journey on Fiverr and I’m trying to gather as much knowledge as I possibly can. Your tips have been a tremendous help to me as I find my footing on fiver.
Shawn Otiato

Winnie Amollo
Winnie Amollo

Thanks Walter for the insight, I’m requesting if you can send me a copy of the ebook by Mundia that I see people talking about here.


hello Walter. quite an informative post. thank you for giving hope to people who are starting up. would you be kind enough to kindly email me the fiverr e-book? thanks.


Great post. Thanks a lot. Quite helpful


Hi Walter, kindly email me the ebook on fiverr that mukuria forwaded to you


great advice there Walter..God bless you..need the eBook that mukurua sent you for interested parties please

William Aruga

Hi. Walter,Can you kindly send me the e-book


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Joseph Karanja
Joseph Karanja

I appreciate every piece of advice on this post. As I write this, I have four sales already with 93% Gig rating, all within 7 days. Surely, there’s much I’m to do but the future looks bright.
Thanks Walter for your in-depth insights.

Reply to  Joseph Karanja

Hi Joseph, i an a beginner at Fiverr and would like some help there..would you mind giving a hand.


Hi Walter. Lots of info about Fiverr and am interested to be part of it. Kindly send me the ebook. I definately see online is the way to go for jobs. Thank You.


I think Kenyan’s should give a try to online opportunities to earn a living without depending to much on white collar jobs that are hard to come by these days.

Walter you are a good example.


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I really like your synopsis of Fiverr. I have also tried it and I love using it although I have suspended my gigs due to working on other projects. As mentioned your guide is really informative. I only wish they had better options such as being able to make gigs for higher prices. There are many more gigs I would make if I knew I could earn more for the effort put into it on my behalf.


Hi Walter,
I just signed up in fiverr and I dont know where to start. Could you please email .me the ebook about fiverr so that I can get the informattion well.

Thank you for this wonderful blog.



Excellent article written with proficiency and warmth of heart.


I came late to read this post because I was busy in Fiverr. The only online freelance site I got 100% rating from day one in all sales and even the one I have just delivered I know will be rated nothing less like others. Ok now I should say nothing but the truth about this post. Although I am doing fine there, honestly, when I read this post, it seems like I haven’t started selling there yet. I will now read each sentence in this post and do exactly what it says. Who doesn’t want money?


This is really good Walter. Thanks for these awesome tips! I believe if we can implement even half of what you’ve stated here, the results will follow. Baraka tele.


Great read Walter. You’re really helping Kenyans to make it online and that is truly admirable.


Mukuria, please post. I am renewing my Fiverr efforts immediately. My account has been idle since I opened it


I have only managed to sell 3 gigs on Fiverr. Thank for the tips Walter. Mukuria, we are waiting on the blog post. It will come in handy for those of us who are struggling to make it on Fiverr.


Hi, thanks for the tips. I created a gig on fiverr, but have never had anybody buy it. Appreciate the tips. will put more effort into it. Can you write more about directory submissions in your next blog post?

Samuel Maina

Thanks for the article. You have been a spring of knowledge on how to make money online, and may the Lord bless you mightily for sharing your knowledge with us. I will dust off my Fiverr account and put these tips into practice.


Hi Walter,

I am a fiverr seller averaging around 10 orders per day. Within 2 months only, I have raised more than 80,000kes through fiverr alone. The future looks bright.

I offer writing services for up to 20$ per 600 word article and the buyers are willing to buy even more. Call it God’s favour, or whatever but I am enjoying my ride.

Sure, fiverr is a good place to earn easy money.


Reply to  mukuria

Hi Mukuria….i need tips n how to get around in feverr since i just signed up and need pointers.

Isaac Mutwiri
Isaac Mutwiri
Reply to  Walter Akolo

Hi, Walter. If you don’t mind, forward me the ebook by Mukuria. I created three gigs on Fiverr but I have never sold any. I need to know where I am going wrong.

Reply to  Walter Akolo

Hi walter? forward me the ebook pliz.good work your doing.

Reply to  Walter Akolo

I have lots of tips; will contact you for a guest blog on this.


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