Fiverr? Two R’s?
Yes. I imagine they coined that name when fiver[dot]com was already taken!
What is Fiver?
Simply put, Fiverr allows buyers and sellers to exchange goods and services for a cost of anywhere between $5 (a fiver) and $10,000 US.
Fiverr’s mission is to change how the world works together. Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 250+ categories.
Buyers are businesses and individuals who are seeking a certain service and they don’t want to go the professional route to find that service. They prefer instead the perhaps fresh point of view or the lower price point of a possibly less qualified (or not formally qualified) person.
Sellers are people like you and me who want to make some money doing the things at which we are really good or that we really enjoy. Some sellers are indeed professionals, and are simply working outside of their usual businesses. While some sellers lack the formal training that would allow them the career that goes along with their talents.
How does it work?
Each job is called a gig. Sellers choose a gig and advertise themselves as selling that service. Buyers can also advertise that they are seeking someone to perform a certain a service. Fiverr brings the two groups together and helps to make mutually beneficial connections.
What kinds of gigs can I do?
Think about the things you like to do, the things you do particularly well, or the things that you can do that a lot of others cannot.
Or, think about the job at which you make your living. Can you add to that during your spare time? What about the career you wished you’d had. Do you have some knowledge or talent for which you never got a diploma?
As you’ll see from the image below, gigs vary greatly and the prices vary depending on experience, qualifications, and score.
You might be reading this and thinking that you have nothing to offer, but if you scroll through the Fiverr website, you’ll see that a lot of people are being paid to do basic things, like reading, writing, proof-reading, editing, doing surveys, and so much more.
Here are a few examples:
- Reading – editing, proof-reading
- Writing – blog posts, articles, books, reviews, recipes
- Graphic design – create logo, design websites, business cards, digitally alter photos
- Crafts – write crochet or knit patterns, craft tutorials
- Social media services – use social media to drive traffic to buyer’s website
- Virtual Assistant
- Video testimonials
- and so much more!
How do I get paid?
Fiverr payments are held for 14 days and then paid out by your choice of PayPal, Fiverr Revenue Card, Bank Transfer, and Direct Deposit.
Final Thoughts & Tips
It is important to know your audience and to be realistic. For your first gigs, start at $5 and go slowly.
Look around at the other people’s gigs and take notes. Can you do that too? Is the price reasonable?
Take some photos and advertise yourself like a professional.
Don’t advertise yourself as a proof-reader or editor and then have spelling mistakes in your ad!
Fiverr has great potential if you’re willing to put in the time. And with the world in its current state, I think a lot more of us have all the time in the world.
As always, let us know what you think and how it goes. And reach out if you have any questions.