Fiverr is one of the most unique websites for making money online. What makes them different? Everything on this site sells for a “fiver” – $5 dollars.
This allows buyers to browse the site and pick out gigs with almost a snap decision kind of mindset. Instead of carefully considering whether or not they want to buy something, since it’s just $5 they’ll often just buy it and see how it goes.
Fiverr allows you to post your gigs in the typical text-based manner, as well as in video form. You can also link to an external portfolio.
What Kind of Jobs Are Posted?
Fiverr features just about every kind of gig that can be sold on the internet. That includes:
Video: There are people doing all kinds of different video gigs on Fiverr. For example, one provider offers to create a 30 second video intro for $5. Another provider offers to animate a logo for $5.
Graphic Design: Logo designs go for $5. Banner designs are the same price. Want someone to draw out a concept for you? $5. Want someone to turn a picture into a hand pencil drawing? Same price – $5.
Lessons: Want someone to practice your Spanish with? A 30 minute lesson costs just $5.
Voice Acting: Need someone with a great voice to read out your script for you? This also costs $5; though the length is usually limited. For example, you might only get 1 or 2 minutes for $5. To go longer, you need to buy multiple gigs.
Marketing: Want to build 1,000 backlinks? That’s $5. Want to get 3,000 Facebook likes? That also costs $5. Want a single medium PageRank backlink on a .edu domain? Also $5.
The list goes on and on and on. Literally any service you can think of that can be offered at scale online can be sold for $5 on Fiverr.
The Fiverr Infrastructure
Fiverr pays you by PayPal. You receive $4 for every $5 gig that you sell. PayPal takes a 2% fee out of your total transaction value, so a $4 withdrawal will cost you $0.08 cents. In other words, for every gig you do, you’ll take home $3.92.
Fiverr has a feedback system that allows users to give you a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as leave a short paragraph of feedback for you.
Here’s how to get started as a seller on Fiverr.
Step 1: Create a New Account
Start by going to: http://www.Fiverr.com
Click on “Join” at the top navigation bar.
Create a new username and password combination.
Step 2: Click Start Selling
Once you’re logged into your Fiverr account, click “Start Selling.”
Step 3: Click Create New Gig
You’ll be presented with a short introduction to selling on Fiverr. Once you’re ready, click “Create New Gig.”
Step 4: Create Title
Type in a compelling and descriptive title. The title needs to stand out from all the other providers providing the same service. Someone reading the title should instantly understand what you’re offering.
Step 5: Enter Your Description
Describe your Fiverr gig in as much detail as possible. Demonstrate credibility and explain why they should choose your gig rather than anyone else’s.
Step 6: Give Buyers Instructions
What do you need from the buyer after they’ve placed an order?
For example, if you’re providing a design service, you’ll probably need their website and a description of the kind of look they’re looking for.
If you’re doing a voice over, you’ll need a link to the script.
This is where you put any special directions you have to someone who’s bought your Fiverr gig.
Step 7: Tags
Enter as many tags as you can think of that describe your gig. This will help people find you.
Step 8: Completion Time
Tell buyers how long it’ll take you to complete the average gig. Naturally, the faster you can deliver the more buyers you’ll get.
Step 9: Add Image
Your image should catch attention and get people to click on your gig. You can use it to upload samples, or to add an attention catching image that’ll get people to click on your page.
Step 10: Gig Completed
Once you’re done, click “Save” and you’re finished! Your gig will then go into the review queue. This is the screen you’ll see once your gig is up and running:
Step 11: View Earnings & Withdrawals
To view how much you’ve made so far from a gig, click “Revenues.”
You’ll be presented with all your earnings data so far. You can also make a withdrawal from this screen.
4 Quick Tips for Success
Making money on Fiverr isn’t difficult, considering how everything is $5. Your biggest challenge will be standing out from the crowd. Here’s how to do it.
1) Demonstrate credibility. If you’re doing a gig on consulting for example, make sure you tell them why you’re qualified to give advice. If you don’t tell them what sets you apart, you’ll just blend in.
2) Consider doing a video. Videos take a lot more time and effort to make, but can help you really differentiate yourself from everyone else.
3) Have a portfolio. Put as many samples as you can in that portfolio. Your samples will speak louder than your words.
4) Always deliver on time. If you say you can complete your gigs within 3 days, never go over 3 days.
That’s how to sign up for and make money with Fiverr!