The Best Guide to Freelancing on Fiverr

Learn how to make money on Fiverr and increase your chances of success with this Ultimate Training Guide. With this guide, you will learn the ins and outs of Fiverr. With lectures and content, you will be able to start making money with no problem. No matter what your background is, this guide will show you how to stand out and start making money with Fiverr.

Fiverr is one of the most popular options today to create an online income where you create and provide your services, also called gigs, which will allow you to start making some real money online. Let’s learn how to earn money on Fiverr with the Fiverr guide we wrote for you.

There are several well-known freelancing sites for writers and they each function a bit differently. After swimming in a sea of opportunities I could not get my fingers into on Upwork, I gave up. Let’s face it, as a disabled, home-bound, financially-strapped writer, I just needed a little bit of writing money coming in.

What Should You Sell on Fiverr?

Since you will begin with getting 4$ from each sale (and later you can go to more highly-priced gigs!), you should start with gigs that won’t require much hard work and time. This is true because the buyers on Fiverr want their service ASAP. And you will also not spend your whole day on just one gig. And if you do this, you will be out of time to complete other gigs.

It’s important to remember that there are mainly three types of buyers in the Fiverr ecosystem which are individual buyersfun buyers, and businesses, companies, and organizations.

Let’s talk about each of the Fiverr buyer types.

Individual Fiverr Buyers

These are the regular people who spend on some gigs that help in their home life, business, or work. You can target such people by creating gigs like:

“I will write a promotional article for your website”

“I will transcribe your YouTube video”

“I will design a logo for your business”

This kind of gig sells a lot on Fiverr but to get orders for such services is hard as there is a lot of competition in these gigs sector. Moreover, people prefer to buy the services of those people who got good reviews or ratings.

But that’s not the point of worry. Where there is a competition, it means that BIG money got interested in it, so it will be enough for everyone. Second, if are worried about the competition, then you will never succeed in life. Just give it a shot and check whether you are getting a response or not.

Gig Buyers for Fun

Funny buyers usually buy gigs for entertainment or fun. They don’t mind spending 5$ on a funny video gig for a friend or an astrology gig for a bachelor party.

Funny gigs categories for example:

“I will say anything dressed as Harry Potter”

“I will write your message in the sand on a beach”

“I will write your name in calligraphy”

“I will reveal spoon bending trick”

Well, these gigs have got a good market because there are many different things you can do and sell on Fiverr. Just search yourself for some fun and bizarre gigs and you will get many ideas of what you can do and earn.

There are many ways to make money with your writing, but for this article, we are taking a look at Fiverr as a monetary source of income, how it works, and a bit about how to set it up.

I joined Fiverr in July of 2019, have completed 30 jobs, and I’ve made exactly $1,212.

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I do a few orders a month, which is exactly what I need — not so much work that I can’t physically keep up, and just enough to keep a few clients going and earn some money. I have earned one client that I now work with independently on a month-to-month order basis, and have gained a small group of dedicated clients that bring their work to me.

How Fiverr works differently than Upwork

On Upwork, you set up your profile and then you shop for jobs. You are the one bidding for work and trying to find the jobs that work for you. On Fiverr, the reverse is true.

You set up “gigs” which are advertised services that you define. Clients shop for someone to do a job they need completed and choose to hire you via one of your gigs.

Setting up your profile

The first thing you need to do is set up a profile. Here is how to do that according to the Fiverr Seller Help Center:

From the Fiverr homepage, click Become a Seller.

Enter your email address and click Continue.

Note: You can also join with Facebook and Google Connect.

Choose a username.

Note:
– Your username cannot be changed once you’ve activated your account.
– Your username is your display name (within your Fiverr URL), so choose it wisely.
– Your username can be up to 15 characters max. and cannot contain special characters.

Choose a password and click Join.
You are now a registered user on Fiverr. An email will be sent for you to activate your account.

Note: This activation link in the email will be valid for 30 days. After 30 days, when logged in to Fiverr, you can click Resend and you will receive another email also active for 30 days.

Within the email you receive from Fiverr, click Activate Your Account.

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The above screenshot is of my profile. You can see I am a Level One seller now. Sellers are evaluated on a range of parameters and you can earn your way up the ladder as a seller. You can see that I have 22 reviews. (Not everyone leaves a review.)

This is what you will see when you preview public mode” which is what your potential clients will see in addition to the gigs you have posted:

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When you set up your profile you will set up how you’d like to be paid. I use Paypal but you can also connect your Stripe account. Transferring money (once it is cleared for withdrawal) is easy and my money posts to Paypal as soon as I transfer it.

Your profile should include a professional photo of you, as well as a summary of who you are and what kind of services you offer. Here is my profile blurb:

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You will also have the opportunity to take tests to show your proficiency in different areas. Here are the various tests available to you to show your skills and what areas you can show mastery:

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You also will want to add some skills and your educational background as well as any certifications you have to further show your credibility to any would-be clients:

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Setting up your gigs

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There are a great many services you can offer on Fiverr. As you can see by the above screenshot of my gigs, my focus is on poetry editing and blog writing. But you can offer web services, create book covers or advertising graphics, design websites, proofread, edit, and write, among other things. Consider the services you do best and offer these gigs first.

  • Keep your gigs simple, but offer very clear directives on what you require from the client, what the gig includes, and the pricing.
  • Clients can request a quote — refer to your own gig pricing for existing gigs and the scope of work the client needs to prepare a quote for them. You can then select to “create a special offer” in which you will sum up what was discussed with the client and what the order will entail.
  • Look at other gigs in the same category as the gigs you will offer to get an idea of how other professionals are handling and setting up their gigs. This is a very helpful way to get started.
  • Start CHEAP. I started editing and writing blog posts at $5.00 each until I had a few ratings under my belt and then began incrementally raising prices a little at a time.
  • Get a friend to order from you (even if you independently refund their money) just so you can get those first few order reviews posted. Many thanks to Bryan Havoc and Jessica Archuleta for helping me to get my Fiverr off the ground! Bryan got me started with Fiverr and he stays booked up there with many orders!
  • Use a professional graphic or photo for your gigs.

Fiver pros and cons

There are pros and cons for any platform and Fiverr is no different. Here are a few of the ups and downs as I see them.

Pros

  • You don’t have to shop for the work — it comes to you.
  • By setting up your own gigs, you have control over the kind of work that you do.
  • You decide your own pricing.
  • The website is easy to use and navigate.
  • The app is helpful and has a clean interface.
  • You can earn your way up the ladder of sellers via the tiered system.
  • Payment is quick after money is cleared for withdrawal.
  • You can request Word or Google Docs from clients, whichever you prefer. I use Google Docs to cut down on the number of documents I am receiving from people — but sometimes have to teach clients how to operate them or work with the comments I leave for them.
  • You can mark yourself “out of office” for a period of time — which I have done a few times. I still had an order placed while I was out of the office and had to complete it. Most clients respect the out of office status and will message you to contact them when you are available.

Cons

  • It can be hard to get started until you have some reviews under your belt.
  • Fiverr “dings” you for not answering messages in a timely fashion or for canceled orders.
  • You have to be available to do orders when they come in.
  • Not everyone will message you prior to placing an order and you may not like the order they place.
  • You have to wait for earned monies to clear before you can withdraw them. It gets quicker as you move up the tiered system.
  • Fiverr takes its cut. (For example, on a $20.00 order you get $16.00.)

Conclusion

The Ultimate Guide to Freelancing on Fiverr is a comprehensive training course for anyone interested in becoming successful on the world’s most popular freelancing platform. I hope you may have understood how to use Fiverr correctly and how to make money with it. Contact support if you have an issue. They have been very helpful. Be careful of scammers — there seemed to be a lot of them but Fiverr often catches them for you. You do not have to respond to spam messages.

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