Hello! This is Ana from The She Approach and I’m going to be sharing with you how I made almost $150 on Fiverr in my first month.
For those of you who are not familiar with the platform, Fiverr is a marketplace where you can sell your online services and get just about anything done for only 5 dollars. Of course, there are services that offer upgrades, so you might end up paying more but that also means that you can sell your own services and decide on your own rates that will make your time worth it. Until a month ago, I had an account on fiverr only to purchase gigs when I needed some extra help with my blog such as logo design, content writing and SEO optimisation.
Until I came across someone on youtube that mentioned the amount of money you can make out of selling your services and skills on Fiverr, and I decided to try it out for myself. After only a month, with no external promotion for my gigs, I made 140 dollars and only spend a total of 10 hours doing the work in my free time.
This might not be much, but I believe this is a great way to not only get some extra cash but also gain confidence in your skills. Once reviews start rolling in, your sales should go up in no time. If you want to start selling your services on Fiverr, these are 5 steps you need to take to get your gigs selling:
Figure out what talents you have
Whether is logo design that you are good at or you can write some really good articles, record a great video testimonial or give out advice, chances are there is someone out there willing to pay at least 5 dollars for your services. So the first thing you need to do is to decide what you are good at. For inspiration you can browse my Fiverr profile or check out the other thousands of gigs that are out there.
Create 7 gigs
Now that you know what you can do, it’s time to put it out there and decide a price for it. Until you reach a certain number of sales, Fiverr will only let you create 7 gigs. My advice is to take advantage of all of them. You never know what people might buy. Add a good description to showcase that you know what you are talking about and that you are confident in your abilities.
Decide your worth
You can create packages for your gigs where you offer extra value for a higher price. For example if you were a freelance writer, you can offer extra 500 words for another 5 dollars. Or a quicker delivery. And so on. The price you put on a gig can go up to 325 dollars. The rule of thumb is that you should consider how much your time is worth it. If you want to earn 10 dollars per hour, do not list anything takes more than half an hour to do for the price of 5 dollars. The good thing is that not all your gigs have to start at 5 dollars, but since your account is new, you should try and do it so in the beginning.
Hunt down potential buyers
The main reason why I earned so much is because, besides the fact that people found my gigs organically, I spent 5 minutes daily looking for new clients. Fiverr has this new sections called “Buyers requests” where people post an announcement on the type of service they are looking for. All you have to do is to make an offer and explain what you can do for them and what will cost you. You have to have existing gigs to place any offers, but once you do you can create a custom order for your buyer so it will fit his or her needs. This technique has landed me the clients that paid the most.
Do a good job
Last but not least, put some effort into delivering good work. If you do, it’s very likely they will hire you again. I’ve been hired for 10 dollars to do create some content for a website and because I went the extra mile and impressed the buyer, I was hired again and was paid $50 this time. Follow these five steps and become a successful fiverr seller in less than a month ! All you need is a laptop, some free time and a bit of creativity.
About the author:
Ana, the writer behind The She Approach is a lifestyle blogger from the UK whose purpose is to inspire young women in their ventures and empower them to take action. Find more blogging tips, lifestyle posts and inspiration on her blog!