Want to make money online with your skills but don’t know where to start? Starting an online freelancing business and securing clients can seem intimidating but when you use Fiverr, it simplifies this process.
Fiverr is a website that allows people to advertise their services and obtain $5 gigs. There is a wide variety of services you can offer on Fiverr including editing and proofreading, article writing, graphic design and logo creation, advertising, video and podcast editing, animation, image editing, voice overs, sound effects and more.
Some tasks require less skills than others and I’ve seen simple gigs such as holding a company sign, singing a song, posting product listings on Amazon, or drawing a picture so there is literally something for everyone regardless of what your skill level is.
Now you may be thinking: How can I earn a profitable income by trading my time and services for only $5?
How to Earn More Money with Fiverr
While customers flock to the popular website in search of budget services, as a Fiverr seller, there are also opportunities for you to raise your rates and use the platform to your financial benefit as well. Many Fiverr sellers start advertising their basic service for a low rate of $5. That $5 service is often delivered in the most basic quality without many extras.
If you want extra services or accommodations, sellers list those add-ons by increasing their prices to $20-40+. That’s when you start making the real money. As you can see in this screenshot below, a seller who’s advertising Amazon product description listing services offers tiered pricing based on the customer’s needs.
If they want a basic listing with standard features, they will only be expected to pay $5 for the service. But if they prefer better sales copy, industry research, and an SEO keyword strategy they will have to pay more.
By offering additional features to your range of services you can upsell your customers and earn more.
Best-Selling Gigs on Fiverr
If you want to attract new customers by getting more gigs on Fiverr, you need to offer a service that is in demand. While it’s possible to earn money doing a wide variety of things on Fiverr, here are the top five services offered:
Graphic Design – If you are creative and know how to use Photoshop or Adobe Indesign to create custom graphics, you’ll always be in luck on Fiverr. Graphic design is in high demand these days as many companies and individuals are in need of a new website, a new logo or other graphics and branding materials. Plus, custom graphics can be quite expensive which is why this genre of work is among one of the top services on Fiverr.
Freelance Writing – If you are trying to jumpstart a freelance writing side hustle, consider starting on Fiverr. Press releases, copywriting and articles and blog posts are most sought after from Fiverr customers. Consider offering a rush fee to increase your rates for customers who need the work completed quickly.
Video Creation – Fiverr can be a goldmine for those offering video creation services. Customers are looking for video editing, funny videos, custom intros and more so you can really have fun with these gigs.
Voice Over Acting – Has anyone ever told you that you have the perfect radio or announcer voice? It’s time to cash those characteristics in. Companies and entrepreneurs who want to advertise a product or service but don’t want to use their own voice will look to a professional voice over actor to deliver the best results. Voice over acting is easy, fun and quite profitable. You can upsell customers by offering more lengthy advertisements for an additional charge.
Proofreading and Editing – Everyone doesn’t have a knack for writing and grammar which is why proofreaders and editors are so valued. No one wants to release copy and newsletters with typos and other errors, so if you are good at editing, you can market your services on Fiverr to help customers release more professional content.
Bonus Idea: Social Media Shares – Remember, Fiverr is not all about having tons of impressive skills. There’s a more laid back side to the platform that allows just about anyone to earn money. Another service that is in popular demand is social media sharing and marketing. If you have a ton of social media followers, you can offer to advertise on your platforms for others on Fiverr. This won’t take much time or effort on your end, and you can earn some extra money in the process.
How to Be Successful on Fiverr
Once thing I should mention about Fiverr is that it is very competitive, meaning there are probably hundreds of other sellers offering the same services as you. Therefore, you need to set yourself apart so you can rise to the top of the search results and gain some new customers. You can achieve this by doing a few things.
Produce High Quality Work – This is no secret, but if you want more customers to come to you and view you as a professional, you need to deliver flawless work. Even if you have to start off earning just $5 per gig, achieving customer satisfaction is key.
Get Lots of Reviews – When you search for a service on Fiverr, the first few people who pop up in the search results are the ones with the most reviews. Having lots of positive reviews on Fiverr is the key to success because it helps you gain other’s trust. Ask each of your customers to give you a review after you’ve delivered the work to them and let them start piling up.
Sell Your Differentiating Assets in the Description – First impressions are everything, and on Fiverr, you only have a few seconds to make a lasting impact on a potential customer. In your profile description, sell yourself and your services by telling others what makes working with you unique and anything you can offer that your competitors can’t. (See example below of a unique description that will reel in customers) Proofread all your writing to make sure there are no errors.
Don’t forget about advertising extra services with your gig description and using high quality visuals to attract new customers. Fiverr is worth a shot for anyone looking to earn extra money with a limited client base.
Have you ever used Fiverr as a seller or customer?