If you’re interested in earning money online, the idea of providing a valuable service to others might have surfaced. With sites like Fiverr, most people can make money online easily by offering up their services and talents to help other people.
Fiverr is the go-to place for affordable services starting at $5. But, don’t be fooled. You can actually earn money as a Fiverr seller as well.
How Fiverr Works
Fiverr is an online marketplace where you can buy services, commonly referred to as ‘gigs’, to meet various different needs.
Whether you need technical help, an article writer or editor, a graphic designer or editor, video editing, marketing help, social media exposure, greeting cards, relationship advice, or someone to make you a funny video with their cat, you can find what you’re looking for on Fiverr.
People from all over the world set up seller accounts on Fiverr to making extra money. Basic gigs start at $5 but that is often the most simplistic service without any added extras.
If people want add ons or an expedited service, they’ll need to pay extra. Thus, sellers can increase their gig rates to $20 or $40 for example. As you can see on this example below, the seller is advertising in-depth SEO keyword research by listing service offerings in a tiered pricing structure based on the customer’s needs.
Here, another seller is advertising services to create professional Amazon product listings and descriptions. Extra services and perks like revisions are included as this seller raises the price along with the possibility to receive the finished product sooner.
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.
Considering Which Services to Offer
If you’re trying to earn more than peanuts on Fiverr, you’re probably wondering which services would be the most profitable to offer.
My best advice is to consider what you’re good at and how you can turn it into a Fiverr service. If you try to offer something that you don’t really like to do because you think it will allow you to earn more money, this idea could backfire.
The most popular selling categories are tech-related like graphic design and programming and while there may be lots of competition, there are also a ton of people searching for those services.
Some of the top sellers on Fiverr are often fully booked with gigs and may not be able to take on extra work which will allow you to build your profile up.
If your service offering is too rare or specialized, you may not have much competition but you might not get many sales either if people aren’t searching for it.
Some of the best and most popular gigs to offer on Fiverr include:
- Graphic Design
- Computer Programming
- Writing and Editing
- Social Media Marketing
- Video Creation and Editing
- Audio Editing
- Voice Over Acting
- Market Research
- Social Media Marketing
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How to Stand Out and Increase Your Earnings
Standing out on Fiverr is a great way to increase the amount of business you receive which will raise your earnings. While selling on Fiverr can be competitive, there are a few things you can do to stand out from the crowd. They include:
Producing High-Quality Work
This should be a no-brainer, but you want to blow customers away when they receive the finished product and offer them a great experience. Some people have been burned in the past or are new to Fiverr so your level of service could mean a big deal to them. If customers are really happy with your work, they can provide you with a tip on Fiverr.
Get More 5-Star Reviews
By providing an excellent service, you can get more 5-star reviews. Reviews are everything on Fiverr and your seller’s page will be ranked in your niche based on the amount of 5-star reviews you have. This is why it’s always best to respond quickly to customers and offer to provide a revision after completing the project in case they are not 100% satisfied with it.
Optimize Your Description
First impressions are everything and on Fiverr, there are only a few seconds to sell your services to someone. The process goes very quick and odds are, there are other people on Fiverr offering a similar service.
Be sure to use specific keywords that describe your work and briefly explain what sets you apart from other sellers. Maybe you have some background experience that you’d like to highlight or you can complete the work in half the time that the competition promises without compromising quality.
Using high-quality visuals and examples of your work can also set you apart and help you earn trust.
Don’t forget to highlight all the extra services and perks you can provide in order to upsell customers.
So, Is Fiverr Worth a Shot?
Now that you know exactly how to earn money as a Fiverr seller, I’d say it’s definitely worth a shot especially if you have a service in mind that you’d like to offer and a limited client base.
Fiverr can allow you to market your services to a wider audience and you always have the potential to earn more by optimizing your gig description and offering add-ons to up-sell your customers.
If you choose to sign up, focus on getting good reviews to boost your rating so you can earn money as a Fiverr seller.
Have you ever tried to earn money as a Fiverr seller? What type of service would you be interested in marketing?