If you have been around long enough on the internet, then you will have heard of Fiverr. This is an online freelance marketplace where you can list your services in multiples of $5 (fiver – that’s where the name Fiverr was coined). Clients buy your services through the gigs you post on Fiverr – and most often than not, the gigs start with “I will…” and then you advertise the service you want to sell.
For instance, you post your gigs by posting something like “I will write your blog posts for $5” or “I will set up your website for $10” or even “I will create your marketing videos for $15.” Once this is done correctly, clients will begin to browse your posted gigs and then reach out to you to buy your services. Unlike other freelance marketplaces like Upwork and Freelancer where you bid or pitch on every fancy job, clients are the ones that pitch to you after seeing your gigs.
How To Make Money On Fiverr As A Beginner
To summarize how to make money as a first-timer on Fiverr, you have to take the following steps:
- Register on Fiverr as a seller
- Set up the services you want to sell as gigs
- Create a profile that clients would like to interact with
- Get someone to review your gigs to be certain it’s fine
- Implement feedback to make your gigs compelling with good images, great titles, keyword-rich descriptions, helpful tags, and even FAQ
- Work on incoming orders and respond to queries in a timely fashion
- Use client feedback to modify your gig to make it perfect
- Launch separate gigs for various services you provide
- Presell and over-deliver on your clients’ orders
- Rinse and repeat
How To Hit High Stakes On Fiverr
While it is possible to make $1,000 every month on Fiverr, you can increase your earnings to $3,000 or more monthly if you become a “Top Rated Seller” and get inducted into the Pro Marketplace. You do not become a top-rated seller or join the pro marketplace by hitting certain milestones, but by the discretion of the Fiverr team after you have been consistent on the platform for many years.
By joining the rated category and the Pro market, you get more visibility and clients trust your services more because the Fiverr team has obviously vetted you thoroughly before promoting you to these levels. All things being equal, you will have multiple clients reaching out to purchase your gigs on daily basis and even referring you to their friends. So instead of chasing after potential clients, they are the ones chasing you with money in their hands.
Get Inspiration From Fiverr’s Services Categories
If you are joining Fiverr without a clear idea of what services to provide, you can check out the category pages for some inspiration. Although it is possible to offer services that do not yet exist on Fiverr, it is best to start with existing services for which there are healthy competition; existing services indicate healthy demands for what sellers can provide.
Once you determine what services to offer on Fiverr based on your proficiency, the next is setting up your gig with all the elements of visual images and videos, service description, gig packages, and extras, as well as FAQs among others.
Must You Start Out On $5 Pricing?
While Fiverr means $5 and most services were priced at $5 and multiples of $5 when the platform first started, you are not limited to how much you can charge on the website. Some sellers charge as much as $750 and even $1,000 per service on the platform, but you can start with something lower if you’re new to Fiverr.
But to help you decide on a pricing structure if you’re new to the platform, you may consider how much the service is worth offline to arrive at the online pricing for your offering. You must also determine how many hours it will require to complete the job and how much you desire to earn per hour. You may also want to review the prices other sellers within your category of service charge for their gigs vis-à-vis how much the service costs offline in town.
With the above guidance in place, you stand to earn a steady income on Fiverr if you provide topnotch services that fetch you positive reviews from clients. With good reviews and timely project delivery, the ranking algorithm on Fiverr will showcase your gigs more to potential clients and help your metrics to rank higher to clients.