In just a short time I was able to go from nothing to earning more than $600 each month. Maybe this doesn’t sound like a lot, but it proved to me that it was actually possible to make a living online.
I have since branched out into areas like AdSense and Amazon affiliates, but Fiverr is still an excellent place to start generating an income from the internet.
If you want a hustle that can make you some good money doing things people are too lazy to learn or don’t have the skills to do you have come to the right place.
The goal of this post is to introduce you to the basics of Fiverr, show you how to become a seller on fiverr and share with you how you can start making money right away.
But before I jump into the juicy parts, I would like to go over some basics.
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What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is essentially a virtual marketplace where people can post and buy a wide range of goods or services for prices starting at $5.
Currently there isn’t an entry limit on the cost of a service, so people can sell things for as much as they want as soon as they sign up.
The idea behind the site is for people looking to make money to sign in and offer a certain services, which Fiverr calls a gig.
Clients in need of these services visit the website and are looking for specific gigs to buy.
If someone is interested in the gig you post, they can buy it and Fiverr will take a 20% commission off a sale. A few of the popular gig categories include:
- Photo editing
- Web design
- Virtual Assistant
- SEO services
- Blog content
- Press releases
This is just a small sample of the different types of gigs that you will find on Fiverr.
There are hundreds of different categories which means you can find almost anything on the site. Using the search engine, you can browse through all of the current offers along with reviews and prices.
Also, users can also contact other members and sellers directly in order to ask for more information or create custom price quotes.
How To Become A Seller On Fiverr
Step 1: Do Your Research
During the process of setting up your account, you will probably have a few ideas about what type of gig you’re going to create and what kind of service you’ll be providing.
The first thing you should do after completing your account is some research into the types of gigs that are out there on Fiverr.
Think like a potential client and search for jobs related to your idea and see if there is a market out there for it.
This will be a life saver in the future and will help prevent you from picking a niche where you won’t be able to make money.
Here are some things to consider when performing your initial research.
Start by Listing Your Current Skills and Areas of Expertise
First, write out a list of any skills and areas of expertise that you have. This could include hobbies or skills such as photo editing, video creation, internet marketing, or content writing.
Once you have your list made, try to eliminate any categories that you think would be difficult to make money from.
Now you can take the items you have left and continue to see if they will be good options to pursue.
Check Current Fiverr Gigs
Take your list and start searching for each of your skills on the open gigs.
When you’re searching, try to get an idea of what the popular gigs are and what your competition looks like.
Ask these questions:
- Do the gigs have several orders in the queue?
- How many top gigs have over 100 reviews?
- How often are top gigs receiving reviews?
- Can you provide similar services as the top gigs?
- How much do top gigs typically charge?
- What “extras” are they charging for or giving away for free?
If you are finding gigs with hundreds or thousands of reviews, you know you’ve found a good category to start making money.
If there aren’t many reviews, keep looking at your other skills until you find one that’s popular.
Step 2: Getting Your Gig Running
If you are a new seller you will need to click the become a seller button to start your seller’s profile and your first gig. The instructions are the same after this.
To start a new gig, go to your dashboard and find the “Selling” button from the menu at the top of the page. Then look to the top right and click “Add a New Gig.”
The first screen is the Overview page where you will need to make a Gig Title, add your search tags, and choose a category. Make sure to create a good, descriptive title so that customers will find your gig and know exactly what it is for.
You can also edit the title later if you decide you’d like to change it. The Category and Search Tags that you select are also important so people will be able to find your gig.
Make sure they are as accurate as possible to the service you are providing.
A nice feature of Fiverr is that you can set up three different pricing packages for your gig. This allows you to have different price levels that include increasing levels of service as you go up in cost.
Make sure you clearly define each level so your customers will know exactly what is included at each price.
You can also add “Gig Extras” which are basically add-on’s your clients can pay for.
A successful extra I’ve done is a rush delivery add on where people can pay more to have a faster turn around on the job. Once you have finished this portion, click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of the page.
Fiverr Gig Description and FAQ
You will now be taken to the Description and FAQ section of your gig. This is where you will want to write up an in depth description of what you are offering in your gig.
You are allowed to write up to 1200 characters here, and I recommend filling out this entire space if you can. It’s helpful to look at competitors’ descriptions to get an idea of how they are selling their product.
Make sure you add a personal touch in your description to help you stand out and make a connection with your clients.
You should also include at least three specific questions and answers in your FAQ to give potential clients clarity on what you will be providing and what they can expect.
This is a pretty straightforward section where you list any additional requirements that you will have for your customers.
Any information that you might need in order to perform your gig will be included here.
Examples could be anything from ideas they have for a logo, information about their business, or links to their website.
Once someone accepts your gig you will be communicating with them directly, but it is a good idea to have your requirements listed here so that they can already be prepared to provide you with the information that you need.
The last step in setting up your gig is the gallery. This is where you will choose an image that will be displayed as the thumbnail for your gig.
I suggest looking at your competitors’ gigs and see what types of images they are using. Then, work to make your own unique image that will stand out and give a good idea of what your service is about.
It is also a good idea to add a video on your gig page. This will help in converting visitors to customers and makes you seem a lot more personable.
It is always a good idea to include at least one image with your face, as this will help clients relate to you and feel more comfortable hiring you.
Start Making Money ON Fiverr!
That’s all there is to it as far as setting up your gig on Fiverr. For beginners I recommend filling your account with as many different gigs as you can.
This helps cast a wide net to connect with as many potential clients as possible. You will be more likely to make money with several different types of gigs instead of just relying on one or two and hoping for the best.
When you are just starting out, keep in mind that it can take a bit of time before you start making money.
Your gigs will need time to be normalized in the search engines on Fiverr. So be patient and know that the dollars will start flowing in. Once you receive a few orders and start getting positive reviews your business will pick up.
As long as you continue to provide a high quality service, you will keep getting orders.
Thousands of users are making money on Fiverr every day, so there’s no reason for you to hesitate trying this platform as a great way to make money online.
If you are curious about some successful services that people make money with on Fiverr, here are a few examples:
- Logo Design
- Content Writing
- Search Engine Optimization
- WordPress Support
- Photoshop Help
- Video Editing
- Testimonials and Voice-overs
- Social Media Management
My hope is that this article has been helpful for you getting started with Fiverr, and that it answered any questions you may have had about making money online. I’m not trying to convey that Fiverr is effortless; you will need to put in the work to be successful on the platform. However, with the tips in this guide, you will be well on your way to finding your niche online.
if you have any questions or suggestions, I would love to hear them in the comments below. I would also love to hear about any success or hardships you may have experienced on Fiverr, so feel free to post that as well if you are comfortable with it.