Fiverr is a freelancer marketplace in which sellers of all kinds post gigs for $5 (or more), or bid on gigs posted by buyers. The diversity of gigs posted here is enormous – you can find everything from graphic design, to professional voice overs, to translators, to dancing groups of people singing happy birthday with your friend’s name written on their bellies.
There’s no charge for posting gigs on Fiverr or bidding on projects. A 20% commission is charged on your earnings by Fiverr, and a 2% processing fee is charged by PayPal, so net earnings from a $5 gig are actually $3.96. However, there are strategies for maximizing earnings and making the most of the platform.
Skilled and/ or clever freelancers who are persistent in marketing themselves and building their profiles. This platform is particularly suited for creative sellers with unique or in-demand services. Generally Fiverr work is recommended as additional income or work on the side, though there are sellers who make their living from it.
How To Use It
Strictly speaking, you can create a free profile in minutes and post as many gigs that you’re willing to do for $5 as you want. However, to get results you’ll need to bid on projects, hustle to collect ratings in the beginning. Be patient when building your profile.
It’s worth getting to know the Fiverr system to make it work to your advantage. The two key strategies to earning with Fiverr involve selling specific, easily repeatable gigs for $5 that can be completed in a short amount of time, and upselling. Gigs start at $5, but you can upsell gigs to be $10, $15, or much higher. You can also encourage clients to contact you for custom orders.
- Once you have a number of highly starred reviews clients will come to you. Fiverr does the advertising for you.
- Creativity is rewarded.
- There are several ways to be strategic with your offerings, including rapidly adjusting the services you offer to follow trends, and creating many gigs which are very similar.
- Processes like upselling are upfront and straightforward.
- 20% out of your profits is pretty steep.
- Slow dispute resolution support.
- Lots of competition.
Things To Know
- Getting good ratings is essential.
- Make use of the buyer and seller rating systems to make sure you’re working with quality clients.
- Being on top of the details is important. Respond quickly to buyer requests and deliver orders on time.
- Be exceptionally kind to your customers. It will go a long way – not all sellers here are professional.
- Take a look at top sellers in your category before creating your own gigs. What’s their formula? How can you differentiate?
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