Most of you probably won’t know this but my first taste of online income came from being a freelancer on Fiverr.com.
It was only after I had a basic idea of how the internet economy works that I put all my efforts into blogging and affiliate marketing (I will tell you why later).
I know a lot of you out there are looking for some ways to make money online (not necessarily through blogging) and this post is going to show you just that; How to make money online outside blogging using Fiverr.com.
What Is Fiverr?
Fiverr is an online marketplace that sells services for $5. Yep… on Fiverr you can find people selling their services for just $5.
If you have a look on Fiverr.com, you will see some crazy, and I do mean crazy services people are willing to do for $5.
However, if you do not want to be so crazy (which in some cases will help), there are many other things you can do.
Here are some of the things I used to do when I was making a lot of money on Fiverr:
- Article Writing
- Video Marketing
- Graphic Design
These combined used to give me and my then business partner a full time income of $3000 per month.
Yes we worked hard, but it was well worth it and I got the first taste of online income through this amazing experience.
So, How To Make Money On Fiverr: Time For You To Cash In!
Makign money on Fiverr is not hard at all and it is probably the easiest way to make money online (apart from affiliate marketing that is).
Below, I explain in a step-by-step manner what you need to do to get started with Fiverr.
Step 1: Create An Account
It is very easy (and free) to set up an account with Fiverr. Al you have to do is:
- Go to Fiverr.com
- Click “Join”
- Fill out your details
Step 2: Decide What You’re Going To Offer
Now is the time where you need to pick at least 1 (the more, the better) of services you want to offer.
Now don’t panic; I am sure you have something to offer for $5. There is nothing too silly or too crazy for Fiverr.
If you want to do something, feel comfortable doing it and you’re somewhat good at it (you don’t have to be an expert, it’s $5), go for it.
Just take a look at the Fiverr.com marketplace and you will see what kind of services people offer on there.
I suggest you take a look at something that you can do:
- Maybe article writing? Here’s a guide for that.
- Graphic design? Canva is amazing to do this type of work.
- Know 2 languages? Start offering translations.
- How about transcribing? That’s the process of turning audio into text (easy).
Whatever you know how to do, do that. You can become an “expert” at it while doing it and you can then add “extras”.
“Extras” by the way, are additional items and services you can offer that compliments your original $5 offer.
Here is a perfect example of ‘extras” this seller on Fiverr has:
Step 3: Start Selling
Now you have to create your gig.
Just decide what you want to do, and go ahead and fill out the gig description.
Fiverr encourages you to add a video to your gigs but if you’re too shy to do that, you can hire somebody on Fiverr to do an animated version of you or something.
All this is a simple process, don’t stress it too much.
Check the “Buyer’s Request” page to see what customers are wanting to buy. This will give you a great opportunity to offer your services right there and then. This is useful to get the ball rolling and customer reviews coming in.
*Please note that you would need to have created a gig to access the “Buyer’s Request” page.
Step 4: Deliver A Great Service
This goes without saying but if you want to make money on Fiverr, you have to take care of your customers.
This not only provides great reviews for you but also keeps customers buying from you again and again.
A $5 sale can easily lead to a business relationship that will generate $100s in the future.
If you make delivering top quality service your focus, I am sure that you will be able to a significant amount of money on Fiverr, maybe enough to quit your job too.
Step 5: See What Works, Do More Of That
Once you get the hang of Fiverr and how the site and community works, feel free to add more and more gigs (offering more services).
You would be surprised as to how sometimes one gig fails and the other succeeds. You just have to keep trying and testing ideas till something hits and works.
Step 6: Cash In
$5 may not seem like a much but once you start getting into using “extras”, a gig can easily average $10-$20 each and if you sell 10 of those a day, you’re looking at $200 per day profit.
Don’t let the $5 limit put you off, if you do things right and you become the go-to-person on Fiverr, you are going to be making much, much more money.
One thing I would suggest you do is to treat it as a business. Meaning; don’t withdraw every $5 you make. Save it up in there and withdraw on a certain day of the month, it will be like a salary for you.
This is great to help you keep track of how your “business” is going.
Any Alternatives To Fiverr?
Yes, there are many.
However, one platform I really enjoy working on (and sometimes I still do) is People Per Hour.
One thing that I like about PeoplePerHour is that you can buy advertising so your gig (which on PPH they call it an “Hourlie”) is shown on the front page of a keyword which is awesome for getting new business.
For that reason alone, I sometimes use PeoplePerHour but I have to say, Fiverr will always be in heart because that is where I first tasted online income.
And also I still use Fiverr, but mostly as a customer now. Sometimes I get ebook covers designed, proofreading etc..
How To Make Money Online Outside Of Fiverr
While Fiverr was great for me with regards to income, it’s not the “dotcom lifestyle” I was always dreaming of.
Me and my partner were slaving away for 10 hours a day and it took a lot out of us. That is when I realized I want to do something else online.
This is when I discovered how to make money blogging.
I wanted to have my own blog, work at my own time and make money while I sleep.
I know it sounds a bit naive but I knew it was possible.
I saved up most of my Fiverr income and started investing it in my new business; which was blogging and affiliate marketing.
I’ve found the best training I could find, I started blogging and slowly but surely it turned into a full time income now with me running 3 fully monetised blogs, which is great!
So if you want to make money online, Fiverr is definitely a good source of income and a great place to start, but I urge you to try other forms of income online.
I hate the idea of building a great business on Fiverr and then one fine morning FIverr decides to shut down.
Then you’re out of work.
That is why I wanted to go ahead and create my own business (outside of Fiverr) and I suggest you do too.
Fiverr is great to make some quick cash but I don’t recommend you making it your only source of income.
If I were you, I’d invest a portion of my Fiverr money into learning how to become a successful, independent online businessman/woman. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made and I am sure it will be beneficial to you too.
All the best and thank you for reading. Feel free to ask me questions down below if you have any. I would love to help you get started with Fiverr.