Fiverr is an online marketplace where people buy and sell their services for five dollars. The jobs can range from proofing a 1,000 word document to designing a graphic.  Fiverr is perfect for people who are jack of all trades or people who have one or more areas of expertise. The site is mostly used by freelancers but anyone can buy or sell services here. It’s a place where people go to outsource work.

If you want to sell a service, simply create an account and edit your profile settings. You can sign up for free and receive daily emails on services.

How can I make money with Fiverr?

One of the most important things to do is to decide what type of service you will offer and how much time you are willing to spend on a service for $5.00. This is where research is very important. Scroll through the gigs being offered to get an idea of what people are offering for $5.00. This information can be used to create a gig for yourself later on. A “gig” is basically a service you are offering.

Considering your time is very important. If you are willing to proof a 100-page document for $5.00, consider how long that will take you. If that takes you four hours to complete, perhaps selling that gig for a fiver isn’t good business sense for you. Afterall, by the time you get paid, it will be more like $3.00 and some change. (See note below on payment information.) I get it, though. You have to start somewhere, right?

But if you can whip out a small graphic or logo in half an hour to an hour, then that’s not a bad gig for a fiver.

Once you complete a few jobs on time to the client’s specifications, you may gain their trust and they may ask you to do more work for them. Some of the project work may be more lengthy which means that the client may be willing to pay more for your services. It’s all about building trust with clients.

Where do I start?

First, you need to create an account. You can do this with your Facebook credentials and connect the accounts together or simply set up a new account with new information.

Choose a username that describes the type of services you will be offering. If you have a name that you use across Twitter, Facebook and other social media, try to use it to create your Fiverr account.  Your name should be a professional type name. This will also be a way for you to brand yourself.  By using the same name, people will get to know you across many different social media. This will also help to develop your reputation.

Upload a picture of yourself that allows potential clients to view you as friendly and capable. Be sure to use a face picture.

Before filling in your profile description, have a look at what others in your category have written about themselves. This will give you ideas on how to structure your profile description. Do not copy text from someone’s profile!

Once you have an account set up you can then go on to setting up a gig for yourself. This is where you will describe what you can do for a fiver and how long it will take you. You can also add a picture.

If you are interested in this type of work, you may also want to check out Amazon Turk.

Is Fiverr a Scam?

No. Fiverr is not a scam. Fiverr is a reputable site for people who want to make extra money online. The way to make money with Fiverr is to work your way up to Level 1. That will mean putting in some work. After that, work your way to Level 2. In order to get to Level 1 and Level 2 is to get positive feedback for the work you complete.

One Final Note About Payment

Jobs with Fiverr are offered at $5.00 per job or gig. However, you won’t get paid the full $5.00. Fiverr takes $1.00 out of every $5.00. If you are paid via Paypal, they also take a processing fee.

How Can You Make Money With Fiverr?

If you have more specialized skills and a good reputation on Fiverr, you can ask for more money for your gigs. Your reputation is built over time by having your clients leave a review for the work you did. Hopefully, they leave a good review. The more good reviews you get the more valuable you become which allows you to ask for more money for tasks. And if you are really lucky, you will get repeat gigs with clients you’ve already worked for.

I’ve never been a fan of what I call “slave labor.” Sites where you sign up to do work for next to nothing. I get it but I think it’s quite exploitative. If you are interested in creating your own online business where you get to call the shots, check this out.