I’ve been on Fiverr since 2011. I’ve earned a grand total of $48 there. However, I’ve always been interested to earn more. Every month I receive emails from the Fiverr blog about “super sellers” and people who are doing amazing things with Fiverr…just $5 at a time, and $4 if you want to get technical. So, I’m giving it my best try yet.
What Is Fiverr?
I’ve written about it before, but never really discussed what it is. <<= In fact, that Fiverr article is like the third most popular one on this website. Anyway, Fiverr is a website where users can buy and sell micro-jobs called “Gigs”. Sellers create gig listings stating what they’ll do for $5 and buyers can shop the following categories:
- Graphics & Design
- Online Marketing
- Writing & Translation
- Video & Animation
- Music & Audio
- Programming & Tech
- Fun & Bizarre
- and More!
You would be surprised at the value your can get for a measly five bucks! There are so many little things that can really dress up your business. It’s a huge resource and asset to the business community. Of course, it’s not without its controversy. The fact that you buy a 500 word article for $5 makes it difficult for professionals to find high-paying work…or does it?
I think it was just a couple years after I joined when Fiverr released Gig Extras which allowed Sellers who leveled up to add extras to their existing gigs as a chance to earn more money. Let’s face it, it’s a long journey to real money four bucks at a time. Yeah, Fiverr keeps 20% which ends up being $1 out of every five you earn for a gig or gig extra. A way to multiply revenue was much-needed.
Since then, Fiverr has really given Sellers multiple avenues to earn through Gig Multiples which allows them to sell the same gig in the same transaction multiple times. For example, if a Seller has a gig that offers 5 stock images, the Gig Multiple would allow the buyer to order 10, 15, 20, etc. They also have something called Custom Offers now which allows Sellers to offer custom services outside of Fiverr. I’m just learning about that one! Check it out!
When Fiverr first began, it was all about that $5 bill, but as time went on, they developed four Seller levels. This basically catapulted the Fiverr community forward and has spawned hundreds of clones. Fiverr is the secret weapon behind a ton of webmasters. It’s driving a lion’s share of online business five bucks at a time.
If you plan to give Fiverr a go, you need to understand the different levels you can achieve as a Seller: New Seller, Level 1, Level 2, Top Rated Seller.
|# of Active Gigs|
|# of Gig Extras|
|Gig Extra Prices|
|Extra Fast Option|
|Priority Customer Support|
|VIP Customer Support|
|Requirements||Hand-picked by the Fiverr editorial team based on a number of criteria.|
Earning with Fiverr
I honestly haven’t done anything with Fiverr since early 2014. As I said before, I get occasional emails from the blog, so it has stayed fresh in the back of my mind. I recently picked up a cheap book about doubling your Fiverr income written for established Sellers. Since I did manage to level up to Level 1, this book applied to me and I found it’s contents well-written and intriguing. I read it over the weekend and got up this morning and started off my week with 6 shiny new Fiverr gigs. More on that later…
If I’m not mistaken, a book spurred my previous post on Fiverr regarding using it for arbitrage. Let me see if I can find that title…*hunts through Amazon Library*
I think this is the one:
<<= Click the image to check it out. Only $1200 a month, eh? That dude is small-time compared to this new book. If you didn’t read the other article I linked above, the general idea is to find people needing services on other platforms like Craigslist at a mark-up, and then finding Sellers on Fiverr to complete the work. As with all buy low/sell high, arbitrage-type deals, the idea is to buy the work at a low price from a Fiverr Seller and sell it high to the buyer from the other platform.
I never tried it, but it seems legit. I don’t foresee too many headaches if you give yourself plenty of time to find someone to complete the task. Basically, you’re just the middle man handling the customer service. It sounds fine until you realize the customer service is about more work than the actual task itself. haha
If you tried Fiverr Arbitrage and it worked for you, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
The more-recent book:
Click the image to view it on Amazon. =>> As I said above, this book is geared toward the established Seller on Fiverr; however, since Fiverr has given more privileges to new sellers, I think anyone can benefit from the information therein.
There is a TON of tools and tips inside and you can tell the author (Patrick Dawson) has been in the trenches selling on Fiverr himself. He also has a blog you can follow called The Digital Sharecropper. Check out Patrick and his book. It will only set you back 99 cents for the digital edition.
Here’s To Giving It a Solid Try
Always before when I’ve worked on Fiverr, I was just kind of dabbling and testing the waters. At 5 bucks a pop, it can be difficult to see past that or find the potential in the platform. Not to mention, creating gig listings is stinking time-consuming. No lie, I spent about 4 hours on the 6 gigs I managed to get up this morning, and Patrick recommends that you get all 20 up and running!
I’ve easily got a day’s work left to do, and that’s not counting the time I put in to brainstorm a list of gig ideas. I probably spent 2 hours going over my skill set in my head and then combing through every category and sub-category on Fiverr to generate more ideas. I think I ended up with a pool of about 40 ideas to pull from. Check me out if you have time. I’m for hire!!
My life-long dream is to own my own business.
That way, when I evaluate the performance of my gigs in a couple weeks or so, I have some replacements for the ones that aren’t performing well. I watched a video from a guy last night who is making 4 grand a month on Fiverr and only working about 8 hours a week!!! I would LOVE to get to that point. I will find that video again, and link it below.
Listen, if you’re a Fiverr Seller or you’re giving it a go, I would love, love, love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below! Good luck, y’all!!!
[VIDEO BONUS] If Y’all Only Knew…
So I watched this video that I was telling y’all about last night as I was falling asleep on my tablet, so I didn’t realize it was a sales video to drive leads to this guy’s ebook that costs SIXTY-SEVEN DOLLARS! o_O He is either providing some massive value or he’s bumped his head.
Since I found last years version of the book available free on a CPA forum, I decided to go ahead and share it in the event that it can help you. The guy has since updated the book for 2016 and bundled it with some other resources at the $67 price tag. I will include that link below as well…scroll under the video.
Get last years version by creating and account and unlocking the content. Take a look around this forum, you might find something you’re interested in.
Here’s the new and expanded version. After scrolling all the way down the sales page, you can get JUST the Fiverr Success book for $17. There are actually a few options for you down there, so scroll down and take a look.