What is Fiverr?
Fiverr.com is a micro jobs website that allows you to sell your talent or talents for an income. For instance, are you a creative writer, SEO guru, design artist, website creator, or do you have talent as a voice-over artist? Then you can make money as a seller on Fiverr by providing your unique and talent-driven services to people and businesses whoever needs them.
How to Get Started on Fiverr?
For an easier start on Fiverr, we offer you the following step by step guide on how to make money on Fiverr:
Step #1: Decide what you want to sell
What products or services can you offer others relatively quickly and for a low starting amount (think $5 per gig)? Ideally, you want to come up with something unique so that you have less competition, but any skill that you have can easily be sold on Fiverr as there are lots of buyers available.
Step #2: Sign up for an account at Fiverr.com
You can create a Fiverr account using your email address, Google+ account, or Facebook to sign in. You just have to confirm it and then you are good to go.
Step #3: Verify your idea
But before you start creating your first gig, make sure that your idea is worthwhile. Go on Fiverr and search for similar gigs. Make sure that there is a demand for similar services like yours. Type your keywords and see if you can find at least 3 gigs that have more than 500 reviews and more than 10 orders in queue. If you find them, then good, this means that your idea is in high demand and you can make real money with it. Now let’s proceed with creating your profile and gig.
Step #4: Set up your profile
Once you create your account, you want to set up your profile, which means uploading a picture and telling Fiverr a little bit about who you are. The consistent theme across this platform seems to be that less is better. So, you’re going to want to be as clear and concise as you can in order to fit all of your content in. Be straight and to the point or you’re going to be cut
short. Also, make sure that you use a professional-looking photo for your profile picture (or your logo). You don’t want to scare away potential buyers.
Step #5: Create a gig
Click on “Start Selling” under your profile and create a gig, which is another name for the service or product you want to sell. We will break this step into smaller steps that need to be taken in order to build a bestselling gig.
You only have 80 characters for your gig title, so use them wisely. Fiverr even tells you that short titles sell more, so heed their advice, also it is very important that your title clearly describes what you offer. Don’t use confusing titles, because this will bring you a lot of angry buyers.
Next thing, you want to have a very appealing and competitive gig samples. Again make sure to take a look around Fiverr in order to see how people represent their gigs. Use this for inspiration and also for a reference to how good your gig should look. If you can make it look better and more appealing than the other gigs that are already available, then great. If you are not a graphic designer consider hiring one from Fiverr who can create you cool images to represent your gig.
After you are done with your samples you should continue with the gig description. Make sure that you use the formatting options that Fiverr offers. In this way, it can be easy to read and highlight all the key points. Explain your service in detail, what you offer for 5$, and what you offer as an extra. Look at your description as a contract with the client that defines your service.
Upload a Video
Next, it is recommended that you upload a video. Gigs that have a video tend to gain popularity more easily because they get better placement in the search results when they are published. You can simply record yourself explaining your service, also don’t forget to mention the phrase “this gig is exclusively on fiverr.com”, and make sure that your video looks professional
and you don’t have your bed in the background or something embarrassing.
Step #6: Promote your gig
Fiverr makes this step super easy as well as once you have all of the information they are requesting, you can publish your gig via social media buttons without even leaving the page. They have one for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email. All you have to do is click the one you want and they will tell the rest of the world (or your followers anyway) about your brand new service offering! Also, make sure to optimize the keywords for your gig. It is better that they match the title of your gig because this way they will have a greater impact. I recommended using the keywords section in Google Ads to determine the best keywords for your gig.
Step #7: Provide great customer service.
Because Fiverr allows the buyers to rate you, you’re going to want to be a true professional to them so that you get a higher score. Of course, you can’t always please everyone, but the happier your clients are overall, the more work you’ll get and the more money you’ll make. There is a golden rule to Fiverr long-term success “Just over-deliver”. Make sure that you surpass your buyer’s expectations. You can do so by applying a simple trick. For example, if you are a writer and you want to offer to write articles, the usual word count for 5$ is between 300-400 words. If you are ok writing 400 words for 5$, you can offer in your gig 300 words for 5$, but always deliver around 400. This way the clients will be very pleased with your service and will come back.
Sometimes you will meet some bad buyers of course. Then you have to put your long term interests over and above your short term losses. They will be more demanding and pays less. Let a bad client go professionally and respectfully and focus on your good clients instead. Also never try to please a bad client, because you don’t want a bad returning client.
Step #8: Learn from other Fiverr sellers
One of the best ways to learn is to mirror what others are doing on Fiverr that seems to be working for them.
Earning Potential on Fiverr
You must start out at $5 per gig, be on the site at least 30 days, and complete a minimum of ten orders in order to start making real money on Fiverr. But if you are fast at what you do, you can earn a decent amount of spending cash off this particular site as long as you’re comfortable working on a number of different projects.
Some Fiverr members have reported earning hundreds of dollars a day, which is possible as long as you get a lot of gigs as a top seller or are able to sell add-ons. This requires quite a time commitment to achieve, but it is possible if you’re good at whatever it is you are selling and can get a lot of buyers to want your services.