Fiverr is a popular global marketplace used by people to sell their services starting at £5 or less. Sellers can offer more than one service, which is called a gig and make extra money by adding ‘extras.’ According to Fiverr 950 services are sold every hour and 5,600 services are created every day with a gig being bought every 5 seconds.
How to Use Fiverr – The Basics
Fiverr offers over 100 categories, so you have plenty of choices if you’re looking around for a way to make money and you can offer a service that people want. Some of their categories include business, technology, programming, marketing and lifestyle.
Signing up to Fiverr is free and there are three levels you can work up to which have different benefits and these are:
Gig Extras – These are additional gigs you can add on to your original gig to enhance your service, for example, if your original gig is writing an article, you could also add on proofreading and editing.
Gig Multiples – The same gig multiplied. Instead of one 100 word description, for example, someone could order five.
Extra Fast – If you want to charge for a faster service, say 24 hours or the same day the buyer will pay extra.
Custom Offer – If a buyer contacts you and they want something that’s not advertised in your gig, like 5 articles of 500 words, when you advertise for 100 words with add-ons up to 400. Then you can customise the offer and come up with a new price.
Fiverr Anywhere – You are able to send custom offers outside Fiverr. This means you can also use your Facebook page, Twitter or your own website to advertise your services.
Priority/VIP support – Fiverr will prioritise your custom tickets and deal with them faster.
You can advertise 7 active gigs when you first start, so if you are able to offer more than one service, you can do so. You’re also allowed to add on 2 gig extras up to the amount of 20 dollars. (All orders are paid for in dollars, even in the UK). You can also have 5 gig multiples, advertise extra fast, customise orders and use Fiverr anywhere.
Once you have completed ten individual orders and you’ve been active on Fiverr for 30 days with a low cancellation rate and you have maintained a 4-star rating or more, you can move up to: At level one, you are able to create 15 active gigs and 4 gig extras up to 40 dollars. You can have 10 gig multiples and create custom orders up to 1,500 dollars, advertise extra fast and use Fiverr anywhere.
You will move up to level two once you have completed 50 individual orders in a timescale of two consecutive months. You must have a low cancellation rate and a star rating of 4.5 or above. Level two benefits include 20 active gigs, 5 gig extras up to 50 dollars and 15 gig multiples. As well as being able to use Fiverr anywhere, advertise extra fast and create custom orders you will also get priority customer support.
Level three is the highest level and you’ll reach this once you have maintained a star rating of 4.7- 5, you have a low cancellation rate, a high standard of customer service. You must also show that you have a high volume of sales and that you are involved in the Fiverr community in a leadership role.
Level three will give you access to 30 active gigs, 6 gig extras up to 100 dollars and 20 gig multiples. Like all the other levels you get Fiverr anywhere, you can advertise extra fast and create custom orders. You’ll also get priority customer support.
In order to start selling you need to click on the button that says ‘start selling’ this will take through to the page, you have to fill in to create an account.
In order to advertise your gigs, you need to create an account that will stand out from the crowd. Upload an image of your logo or a photograph of yourself and then describe the service you are offering. Use short paragraphs and/or bullet points to make it easier to read and try to create an attention-grabbing headline. Once you’ve done that you can add any additions and your timescale for extra fast. There are also other pieces to fill in which are presented as drop-down menus and include your category and pricing.
What can I sell on Fiverr?
Fiverr allows you to sell services that range from the relatively ordinary to the frankly bizarre. Some people make money through their design skills while other do gigs like ‘sending telepathic messages’ or ‘popping balloons’.
The categories on Fiverr are:
- Graphics & Design
- Digital Marketing
- Writing & Translation
- Video & Animation
- Music & Audio
- Programming & Tech
- Fun & Lifestyle
It’s Fun & Lifestyle where the weird stuff is. Right now, for example, someone is offering to sign birthday wishes to a person of my choosing accompanied by a fun jig.
How to make money on Fiverr
Decide on Your Strength
Are you a singer? A Designer? Or does your infectious enthusiasm mean that you can do anything on camera and people will laugh. Whatever your strength is, you will make more money by focussing on that rather than trying to do lots of different types of gigs.
In a creative marketplace it pays to innovate. If you can add new twists to common services you could carve out a niche for yourself and make more money.
Look for opportunities to Upsell
On top of the standard 5$ fee you can upsell by offering additional services. For example, if you are a writer offering to write a tagline for a new website, you could also offer to produce more promotional writing for the site for a higher fee.
Offer Social Media Services
If you can do anything to help clients drive traffic to their website through social media, you could be well rewarded. It will also help you build up a very visable body of work. If you have a large social media following, you may be able to use this to promote clients products.
If you are are a writer, write fast
If your words per minute rate is very high you may be able to complete a few writing gigs in an hour, leading to an increased hourly earn.
Can you sell an e-book or report?
If you have written an e-book or a useful report, Fivver may be a great way to generate income. Instead of having to do a unique gig for each client you can do one piece of work that you can sell multiple times. It would be best if your e-book or report relates in some way to the other services you offer on Fiverr.
Can you create custom graphics?
If you are a designer with creative flair then creating digital drawings could be a great way for you to make money on Fiverr. It also lends itslef easily to upselling.
Not everyone has time to do the research they would like. You can step in by offering your services. To increase the speed of your work, it may be best to create a template you can always use.
Are you a whizz with excel? Do you have any skills others find hard to master and could use quick video tutorials. If so, video lessons may be a great way to start earning on Fiverr.