How to Make Money on Fiverr?

6 months ago   •   11 min read

By Zekeriya Mulbay

Fiverr is one of the most popular places to start a freelance business. But how do you actually make money on Fiverr? It's not as easy as some think.

Many are trying, but very few succeed in making money on Fiverr. Why? Because the number one skill for success on Fiverr is hustle. If you have not yet mastered the art of hustling, then you too are sure to fail on Fiverr.

Read this guide carefully and apply what it says to increase your chances of success on Fiverr dramatically.


Chapter 1

What to sell on Fiverr?

There are over 500 categories on Fiverr, and you can opt for any. You can sell any service on Fiverr.

You should now understand the basics and benefits of Fiverr, but it is critical that you select the most profitable Gigs on Fiverr. Here are some of the Fiverr gigs you may apply for.

Here are ten great ways to make money. How to sell on Fiverr? Such questions might pop up in your mind. Don't worry; we've got you covered.

Let's check out popular niches on which you can work.

  • Translation and Writing.
  • Graphic and Design.
  • Programming and Tech.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Data.
  • Digital marketing.
  • Video and Animation.
  • Business.

These niches have subcategories. The most profitable subcategories are Web Design, WordPress, NFT Art, Logo designing, 2D and 3D animation, Mobile App Development, and Programming.

Moreover, the competition of Fiverr is rising, and most of the new freelancers get demotivated after not getting any orders for months. It's better to find those niches which have less competition.

Let's check out the 10-greatest way to make money on Fiverr.

  1. Set up your profile professionally. Make your buyer believe that you can help them.
  2. The next step is to set up your Gig. Write an attractive description of your Gig.
  3. Make sure you add tags in your Gig; they play a vital role. You can check other top gigs about what sort of tags they are using. You can also apply them in your Gig.
  4. Attach engaging images in your Gig, and the primary image should be eye-catching.
  5. There is a "Buyer request" option on the Fiverr dashboard. You can send your offer to random buyers on active requests.
  6. Try to be online as much as you can and check out other gigs. The more you stay online, will help you get closer to your first order. Most buyers look for quick work done, so they always try to order from online sellers.
  7. Advertise your Gig on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  8. Communicate well with your buyers and gain their trust. Don't act suspiciously at all.
  9. Maintain a good response time and order of delivery.
  10. Don't offer low-price on a high ticket. It means you won't be designing a website for just $5, so demand according to the project. It would make you sound more reliable and trustworthy Seller.

High-Demand Fiverr Gigs with Low competition

We mentioned above about low competition gigs. Let's check out three low-competition gigs on which you can start working and make a handsome amount.

  1. LinkedIn Profiles: - There are only 1,000 gigs available in this niche, so it is worth a shot.
  2. Character Design: - It is the subcategory of the Graphic and design niche. There are only 3,900 gigs available in this niche.
  3. Icon Designing: - It is another subcategory of the Graphic and design niche. New companies or websites require icons for their business. There are only 4,000 gigs available in this niche.

Chapter 2

How to create a Fiverr account?

It is quite simple to sign up with Fiverr. You may join up using your Google Account, Facebook Account, Apple ID, or just your email address. The username and password are then selected. However, you may simply use your email address instead of your username. After you've created the account, go to your inbox and activate it.

Getting yourself registered on Fiverr is not digging a hole but rudimentary. We'll guide you step-by-step on how to register and start selling on Fiverr.

  1. The first step is to go to link www.Fiverr.com. (Add a picture of Fiverr page)
  2. There will be two options Join or Sign in on the top right corner.
  3. Tap on the Join option, and Fiverr will display three ways to register. Continue with Facebook, Google, and Apple. Or You can just enter your email.
  4. Click on your profile>become a seller on the drop-down menu to activate your Fiverr seller profile.
  5. It will direct you to the next page informing you about the successful freelancers working on Fiverr and other details. To start the boarding, click on "Become a seller" again.
  6. After that, Fiverr will break down three things in a nutshell (What makes a successful seller, create your seller profile, and publish your Gig). Click on "Continue."
  7. Add all the required information about yourself in your profile and professional info. Be open about your working experience etc. The detailed profile will make you sound more trustworthy and professional.
  8. You can also link your Facebook, Google, and Twitter account. The information will not be to the public.
  9. The final step is to add an email and phone number for security purposes. Click on "Continue and create your first gig."

You have successfully created your Fiverr account. In the next phase of your blog, we'll guide you on creating a Fiverr gig.


Chapter 3

How to set up a Fiverr Gig?

Simply put, a gig is a service that you sell. Fiverr, for example, permits a new seller to create seven Gigs, which means you may provide seven different services in the same account or tied to one another, depending on your preferences.

A good-looking Gig is indispensable to becoming a successful seller and making Fiverr income.

Let's see how you can do it:

  • Click on Gigs on the top bar and tap on Create a new gig on the Seller Dashboard.
  • There will be five steps, which you must pass: the Gig overview, pricing, Gallery, Description, and FAQS.

Gig Overview

  • Write a concise title of your Gig, don't make it sound tedious. Also, don't forget to add your keyword to it. It always starts with "I will," you can't change it.
  • Select the category of your Gig. Example: - For article writing, you would choose the category Translation and Writing.
  • Fill up the meta description and use five common tags.

The pictures and the video you use in your Gig should not advertise any other links such as your portfolio or any other website. The video should not be more than 50 MB. Also, use your voice in the video, or Fiverr will reject it.

Moreover, the Seller is allowed to use three images. The primary image should be the attractive one.

Gig Description and FAQ

Write your gig description briefly, up to 1200 characters. Clearly define every nitty-gritty detail about your Gig and how you would help your buyers achieve their goals. Please, don't copy other gigs' descriptions.

The next section is about FAQs. Add random questions which you think the buyer can ask and answer frequently.

Gig Extras

It is part of the pricing category. You as a seller can demand extra charges for revisions, additional fast delivery, stock images, etc.

How to price your Fiverr Gigs?

The crucial part is the pricing of your gigs. The severe buyer won't even come near if you offer a low price on a high-ticket skill.

So, it is better to price according to the work and skillset. You won't be demanding $5 on mobile app development.

It is recommended to start with low and then increase your service prices. Make sure you get good reviews on your order to build a good reputation.

Gig Packages

There are three packages of a gig.

  • Basic.
  • Standard.
  • Premium.

You can set the prices according to the packages. The premium package is a VIP service, which you offer to your buyers. The gig pricing starts from $5 to any amount.

The price of the basic package shouldn't be higher than the standard package.

Chapter 4

Fiverr Tips for Beginners

It's difficult to compete as a new seller against experienced vendors with hundreds of positive reviews and existing consumers. Even the most successful sellers had to begin somewhere. This section might help you come up with some of the best ideas..

As a beginner, it's a hard nut to crack to become a successful freelancer on Fiverr and get your gig rank. Here are some key tips for you.

  • Add attractive-looking gig images.
  • You can add a video showing your buyers how you would resolve their problems.
  • Communicate and clear every doubt of your client.
  • Be responsive to your buyers.
  • Don't delude yourself by seeing other top-rated freelancers. You check out their gigs and make your notes.
  • Publish your gig link on the social media platform, as we have also mentioned that above.
  • Don't exploit any Fiverr policy or rules.
  • Be active most of the time. It will help boost your gig ranking.

How to promote your Fiverr Gig?

Did you know more than 4.4 billion people use social media actively?

With that said, social media has a vast amount of volume. You can advertise your gigs on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Potential clients will approach your Gig if they find it suitable enough for their business.

Moreover, you can send customer offers when a buyer sends a request. You can create a recommendation from your gigs. Sending an offer doesn't mean promoting your Gig; you must help the buyer achieve their goals.

How does the Fiverr search algorithm work?

Fiverr hasn't demystified their gig ranking system. Although, good reviews, orders, conversion rate, gig description, and tags work fine.

You can look for those keywords which have low competition. Moreover, implement that keyword in your description and tags. It might help in your gig ranking.

We have some valuable tips which can help your gig ranking.

  • Be online most of the time. If you are from Asia or any golf country, it will be helpful if you stay online during the nighttime.
  • Do proper keyword research. Add keywords in your title and description.
  • Build a solid reputation with your buyers and increase the conversion rate.
  • Complete orders on time and get good reviews.
  • Maintain good response time and conversion rate.

In addition, you can check out other gigs and take an idea.


Chapter 5

Fiver Levels

There are four seller levels on Fiverr. We'll guide you about the benefits and requirements of these levels. So, you can thrive along the journey.

There are four seller levels on Fiverr. We'll guide you about the benefits and requirements of these levels. So, you can thrive along the journey.

New Sellers

Requirements

  • Maintain a 90% response rate for 60 days.
  • Maintain 90% delivery time for 60 days.
  • Maintain a 90% conversion rate for 60 days.
  • Don't receive any warnings from Fiverr for 30 days. If you exploit any term of services of Fiverr, you'll receive a warning.

Benefits

  • The new Seller can create up to 7 gigs and propose two gig extras.
  • Send up to a $5,000 custom offer.
  • Get paid in 14-days.

Level 1

Requirements

  • Meet all mentioned above standard requirements.
  • Stay as an active seller for a minimum of 60-days. (2-months)
  • Earn up to $400 and complete ten orders.

Benefits

  • The level 1 seller can create up to 10-gigs and propose 4-gig extras.
  • Send up to $5,000 custom offers.
  • Get paid in 14-days.
  • Eligible for promotional listing (Fiverr marketing campaigns).

Level 2

Requirements

  • Meet all mentioned above standard requirements.
  • Stay as an active seller for a minimum of 120-days. (4-months)
  • Earn up to $2000 and complete 50 orders.

Benefits

  • The level 2 seller can create up to 20-gigs and propose 5-gig extras.
  • Send up to $10,000 custom offers.
  • Get paid in 14-days.
  • Eligible for promotional listing (Fiverr marketing campaigns).
  • Qualified for Customer Success Program.
  • Muckamuck customer support.

Top-rated

Requirements

  • Meet all mentioned above standard requirements.
  • Stay as an active seller for a minimum of 180-days. (6-months)
  • Earn up to $20,000 and complete 100 orders.

Benefits

  • The top-rated Seller can create up to 30-gigs and propose up to 6-gig extras.
  • Send up to $10,000 custom offers.
  • Get paid in 7-days.
  • Eligible for promotional listing (Fiverr marketing campaigns).
  • Qualified for Customer Success Program.
  • Muckamuck customer support.

Chapter 6

How do I get paid on Fiverr?

Fiverr has a 20% fee on every order you win. So, make sure you keep that in mind. Moreover, the funds are transacted into your account after 14-days of the clearing process. It is for buyer satisfaction. (The Top-rated Seller, Pro, and Seller plus sellers have seven days for payment clearance)

You have earned enough bucks, and now, you want to withdraw it.

Some countries like Pakistan, Turkey don't have PayPal available so these freelancers can choose Payoneer instead.

Follow our footsteps:

  1. Login to your Fiverr seller account.
  2. Select Selling menu>> Earnings.
  3. Select Available for Withdrawal balance.
  4. There will be distinct options available for transfer, i.e., PayPal, Direct Bank Account, Fiverr Revenue Transfer, or Payoneer.

You can withdraw your funds in local currency. Moreover, there will be additional charges made by your bank or payment provider.


Chapter 7

Questions to Answer

There are over 500 categories on Fiverr, and you can opt for any. You can sell any service on Fiverr.

You should now understand the basics and benefits of Fiverr, but it is critical that you select the most profitable Gigs on Fiverr. Here are some of the Fiverr gigs you may apply for.

What can I sell?

We have already mentioned above about 500 categories. You can choose any niche, learn it, practice it, and start selling it on Fiverr. Make sure your profile is up to your skillset.

How to keep Fiverr clients happy?

Client management is one of the critical roles to being a successful freelancer on Fiverr. One of the best ways to keep your client satisfied is complete their orders on time and give your 102%. Moreover, sometimes, buyers also give extra tips for excellent delivery.

Furthermore, if any buyer approaches you, communicate well with them and show professionalism.

How much money can I make?

An average freelancer working on Fiverr can earn up to $500 or more. It depends on how much time you spend on it and your skillset. Web Designers can make up to $700 per project.

How much does it cost?

There is no registration fee on Fiverr. You can register yourself with just an email and create your first Gig. Fiverr charges 20% of your every order and $2 for the buyer on every purchase from $5 to 40$. If the buyers order higher than that, it will be 5% on every purchase.

How do I price my service?

You have to set the packages according to your skillset. For example: - You can set a basic package for $5 for 1000 words blog. That is acceptable. Don't set low on a high-ticket project.

What is a Custom offer?

The buyers propose a custom offer. Whenever they can't get a suitable freelancer for their service, they can request. The Seller sends their offers, and after that, the buyer reviews them. If they find the offer good enough, they approve it.

How much can you make on Fiverr?

There are freelancers like Alex Fasulo, who makes up to $378,000 a year as a freelance writer. So, you can be one of her.

Can you make money without a skill?

Of course, you can't. Although, most freelancers do outsource their work. Moreover, the buyer often looks at reviews, gig reputation, and ratings. So, there is no specific experience required for a seller to be a freelancer of Fiverr.

How much does Fiverr makes money?

As we said above, Fiverr cuts 20% fee your order. Moreover, Fiverr's total revenue for 2021 was approximately $297.7 million, which was increased by 57% from the last year. In 2020, it was $189.5 million. Fiverr is one of the biggest freelance industries, where millions of buyers and sellers work every day.

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