By now you’ve no doubt heard of Fiverr and possibly even used it. But are you making money on Fiverr? Crazy as it sounds, plenty of people are making full time income with these micro-gigs, sometime doing things that would otherwise seem odd. For example, have you seen the guy in a chicken suit who dances and clucks while holding your sign?
If you can imagine it, there is probably someone out there ready to pay $5 for it. And once you gain experience, you can begin charging more than just five dollars for your work.
Here are a few of the many ways to make money with Fiverr gigs…
Offer work you’ve already done
Most of the services on Fiverr require your time to get the job done, because the client is asking for custom work. The client sends you specifications and you produce fresh materials just for that client. But one of the best ways to make money on Fiverr turns that business model on its head. Instead of having to create something new for every $5 order that comes your way, you can instead do work once and sell it over and over again. For example, you might write a book or report once and sell it again and again to different customers. Be sure to clearly state you’re not selling resale rights to your work and that you retain all copyright.
Offer social media services
A large chunk of services offered on Fiverr involves posting to social media. For example, website owners need traffic, and they’re willing to pay you to make Twitter posts or Facebook promotions to drive that traffic. If you have a large following on any social media platform, this can work for you.
Write quickly and get paid
Here’s how to make $25 an hour if you’re a very fast writer and you know your topic. You’ll need to write about 400 words in 12 minutes, so that you can do 5 jobs in one hour. This racks up $25 an hour, not including any time you take to proof read or edit. And you’ve got to write fairly high quality stuff to keep people coming back for more. If you’re not used to writing, fast, try setting a timer and seeing how many words you can write in 12 minutes. You might surprise yourself.
Use marketing software to get paid
I love this one:) Invest in traffic generation software that you can use for a few minutes to promote clients’ sites. Assuming the software doesn’t take much work to set up for each client, you can make $5 for as little as a minute. That leads to a gross rate of $300 an hour. Okay, probably won’t get that much done in an hour, but you get the idea. This one can be highly lucrative.
Create digital drawings
Can you create custom graphics? If so then there is a high demand for your skill. You should know how to use automated photo-based drawing tools, to create digital drawings in no time flat to make this pay well.
Are you good at searching for information? Then you can get paid to use Google for research projects. Keep your research tightly focused to minimize time and maximize earnings.
Become a virtual assistant
Whether or not you want to do this one may depend on what country you live in. If yours is a country of lower expenses allowing you to live on lower wages, you can probably make a decent living selling your time as a virtual assistant for clients you find on Fiverr.
If you have Photoshop skills, this one is easy. People need pictures altered all the time – backgrounds removed, an object or person removed, lines removed, teeth whitened, wrinkles gone and so forth. You might think people wouldn’t pay for something so simple, but most people don’t have access to Photoshop, or if they do, they don’t know how to use it. Get paid to take pictures and find a photography job online here.
Design business cards
Businesses and business people need great looking business cards, and they want a professional to do the work for them. This is a really fun job, and if you can design cards that stand out and don’t look like every other card out there, you should do great.
When people write reports and white-papers, they want a nice looking cover to go with it. You’re basically designing a book cover, except that it will only be used online. And yes, sometimes you’ll get orders for actual book covers, too.
Take pictures with signs
One of the easiest ways to make money off Fiverr is to take a picture of you holding up a sign standing next to a landmark in your area. Do you have well-known landmarks within driving distance? It could be a natural landmark such as a waterfall, or a well-known building, a hokey giant animal in front of a business, a street sign and so forth. Take a look around and see what you’ve got to offer.
Take pictures or do videos of you in costume
If you have a silly costume, such as a giant chicken, people will pay to have you do something for a few second on video or hold up a sign while wearing your costume. Yes, it’s weird, but it’s easy work.
Even in this online world, businesses still need flyers. If you’re fast, you’ll have plenty of business doing this one.
Write a review
If you are a fast writer and can knock out a 400 word review quickly, this can be a great gig to offer. People are always in need of reviews to help promote not just their own products, but also affiliate products.
Make a video testimonial
If you look presentable and can speak professionally in front of a camera, you should offer video testimonials. This type of gig is continuously one of Fiverr’s top sellers.
Use software to produce SEO diagnostic results
There are all kinds of software programs that diagnose how healthy a site is in terms of SEO. You can buy one or more of this type of software and offer to do custom diagnoses for clients. You should be able to do several an hour if you want.
Use software to find SEO keywords
The same analysis for SEO diagnosis above applies to SEO keywords. The big difference is you’re producing a report composed of keywords. There’s a huge demand for this service.
More Ideas from Actual Fiverr Gigs:
- Paint your message on your body and do funny dances (seriously)
- Do celebrity impersonations on the phone
- Send telepathic messages or pray for someone
- Write their message on your chest while playing a kazoo
- Prank call anyone
- Balloon popping
- Draw someone as a cartoon character
- Make a photo into an avatar
- Translate one language into another
- Do a voiceover recording
- Teach people how to do something
- Set up WordPress on someone’s site
- Install plugins on someone’s site
- Designing logos
Fiverr Freelancing Tips:
Look for the easy.
Find a product or service that costs almost nothing to provide and takes only a few minutes of your time to create and deliver.
Rise through the ranks.
After you’ve made some sales, work to become a “Level One,” “Pro League” and “Rockstar” seller. At each new level you get more selling tools and the ability to offer additional options and add-on services. Be sure to deliver on time, respond quickly and politely to customer questions, and follow the rules to climb levels. It’s is possible to get to level one status after only a month and 10 sales if you do well.
Make more with add-ons.
Add-on services are a great way to make more money. If your $5 gig is to write a short review, your $40 add on might be to write an indepth review and do a short video review, too. The maximum change for an extra is $100, but you might be able to get customers to buy from you multiple times, depending on your gig.
Promote gigs within gigs.
For example, let’s say you’re selling a book on Fiverr. You can promote additional books inside the book you’re selling, as long as the additional books are also for sale on Fiverr.
Regardless of your skill level, there something you can offer the global market for outsourced services.
Get started on Fiverr today and start turning your spare time into spare cash.
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