Trying to earn money online can be daunting if you’re not sure how to go about it. It used to be the case that you’d need to be skilled at building websites or be willing to take part in monotonous tasks for a few quid each month.
Thankfully, those days are behind us, but we’re now faced with another problem insomuch that there are perhaps too many work-from-home opportunities. It can be easy to be drawn towards any job that will reward you with cash, but you might find yourself spread too thin or earning less than you’d like.
That’s why it’s a great idea to focus on things you’re already good at. Earning money online is all about making the most of your time and Fiverr provides a platform for pretty much anyone to get involved in this regard.
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is an online marketplace that connects customers with freelancers offering services.
The website acts as a one-stop hub for digital services such as graphics and design, marketing, writing, video and animation, music, programming, and so on. In fact, there are now over 300 categories of services to choose from under one roof.
How does Fiverr work?
Whether you’re a freelancer or a customer, you’ll need to sign up for a free account to take part at Fiverr. Once you’re signed up, you’re able to offer your services to people by creating what is known as a Gig.
For example, if you’re a graphic designer then you could create a Gig along the lines of ‘I will design a logo for you’. You’ll set the starting price for your work, how long the customer will need to wait for the order to be completed, a description of your service, examples of previous works, and can even add optional bolt-ons for extra cash such as faster turnaround, extra revisions, and so on.
If a customer decides to hire you, they’ll use their account to pay for the service and Fiverr will hold your cut until the work is completed. Fiverr will also take a service fee of $2 on all orders up to $40, and 5% on orders above $40.
It’s worth noting that almost everyone will have skills that others are willing to pay for on Fiverr. If you’re not a specialist designer or coder, you could still offer services such as proofreading, content creation, language translation, voice-overs etc.
How much can you earn with Fiverr?
How much you earn on Fiverr will depend heavily on the kind of services you’re offering. Some of the top-rated logo creators, for example, are earning anywhere between £12 and £85 for a standard order. On the contrary, voice-over Gigs are priced from £5 all the way up to £500.
It’s important to consider that you’ll earn a lot less starting out because the most successful Gigs on Fiverr have a lot of previous orders with great reviews from happy customers. The best course of action is to do some research into what others are charging in your field and to then reasonably price your services while creating an engaging advert that will convince people to hire you.
However, you should also avoid falling into the trap of undervaluing yourself in the hope of attracting orders. Fiverr is only worth your time if it’s paying you enough to warrant completing orders. Advertising yourself to friends and family when starting out can be a good way to earn some positive reviews as well as letting people know via your website and social media channels about your Gigs.
Fiverr can be a goldmine if you get it right so aim to wow people with your advert, market yourself properly, and set your prices fairly. The only factor to consider then is time – this isn’t a venture that will make you rich overnight, but it can certainly provide a good chunk of cash if you’re patient.
How to make money on Fiverr – Tips & Tricks
As we’ve stated above, Fiverr is literally for anyone, there are 300 categories that you can offer services in so chances are you’ll find something to be able to market. In case you need a bit more convincing though, my good friend Charlotte has actually got an eBook titled ‘Creating Your Fiverr Success Story‘ that teaches you how to make money on Fiverr even if you think you’ve got nothing to sell! Some of the best tips
My thoughts on Fiverr
I only started out on Fiverr this month after some encouragement from a friend who scored their first gig, I wasn’t sure if I’d have much to offer other than just writing skills but I soon realised that I actually have a ton of transferable skills from previous job roles that would sell well on there. I got my first bit of work through within 3 days of joining!
I’ve now bought myself Charlotte’s eBook and have it printed off (I know that kinda defeats the object of an eBook but I find it much easier to work through when it’s printed out) and in July I’m going to spend some time listing some of my non-writing skills, things like being a website tester – I was the resident stress tester in my previous role as an ISP/IT Tech support agent, Etsy product listing SEO – I have access to paid tools for Etsy SEO that I use with my freelance work that a lot of Etsy sellers wouldn’t be using. It’s definitely worth browsing through and seeing what people are offering on Fiverr to get some ideas of gigs you’d be able to do too.