I'm sorry to say that based on my personal experiences with them the Fiverr.com company are hideous to deal with.
After around 14 years of being a seller on their platform, with over 1,000 five star ranking, and often getting a nice Tip $ for my products, they closed down my account without any notice or warning.
So, over a decade of paying them 20% of my gross earnings on Fiverr, and having an exemplary track record with them, having thousands of happy customers in that ten years, they just shut me down with no way possible to reactivate my account.
They are positively evil.
But, if you insist on buying or selling on this platform, you can learn all about it below. Just bear in mind that I have absolutely no intention personally of positively promoting them, it is just information to the public.
What makes them different?
Everything on this site sells for a “fiver” - $5 dollars.
This allows buyers to browse the site and pick out gigs with almost a snap decision kind of mindset.
Instead of carefully considering whether or not they want to
buy something, since it’s just $5 they’ll often just buy it and see how it
Update: Fiverr now charges whatever it wants, and is not limited to $5 gigs any more, which makes their name and domain a bit of a joke really. I was one of the rare freaks that stuck to only charging $5 for my Gigs.
In fact, they insist on not only taking $1 out of every $5 the seller charges, they also nowadays charge the buyer an additional $2.50 or more, depending on the size of the gig... so the MINIMUM charge for a gig is actually well over seven dollars - NOT FIVE DOLLARS.
Makes still calling themselves Fiverr very misleading to buyers, yeah?
Website owners are busy people who can use your help creating website content or doing marketing tasks to drive traffic to their blogs.
create gigs to offer your services in a wide range of tasks. Some of these will be suggested for you below.
Fiverr allows you to post your gigs in the typical text-based manner, as well as in video form, so you can be as creative and visual as you want in marketing your gig service to your readers.
Fiverr has huge
opportunity for performing social media tasks, link building, making blog
comments and more.
Update: be aware that they change their policy on what products and services you can sell without telling the sellers about it, so if you sell something like PLR content, be aware that they no longer allow this.
They just didn't bother telling any of their own PLR sellers about this change in policy!!
Fiverr features just about every kind of gig that can be sold on the internet. That includes:
Video: There are people doing all kinds of different video gigs on Fiverr.
For example, one provider offers to create a 30 second video intro for $5. Another provider offers to animate a logo for $5.
Graphic Design: Logo designs go for $5. Banner designs are the same price.
Want someone to draw out a concept for you? $5. Want someone to turn a picture into a hand pencil drawing? Same price - $5.
Lessons: Want someone to practice your Spanish with? A 30 minute lesson costs just $5.
Voice Acting: Need someone with a great voice to read out your script for you? This also costs $5; though the length is usually limited.
For example, you might only get 1 or 2 minutes for $5. To go longer, you need to buy multiple gigs.
Marketing: Want to build 1,000 backlinks? That’s $5. Want to get 3,000 Facebook likes? That also costs $5.
Want a single medium PageRank backlink on a .edu domain? Also $5.
list goes on and on and on.
Literally any service you can think of that can be offered at scale online can be sold for $5 on Fiverr.
Fiverr pays you by PayPal.
You receive $4 for every $5 gig that you sell.
PayPal takes a 2% fee out of your total transaction value, so a $4 withdrawal will cost you $0.08 cents.
In other words, for every gig you do, you’ll take home $3.92.
Fiverr has a feedback system that allows users to give you a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as leave a short paragraph of feedback for you.
Here’s how to get started as a seller on Fiverr.
Making money on Fiverr isn’t difficult, considering how everything is $5.
Your biggest challenge will be standing out from the crowd.
Here’s how to do it.
1) Demonstrate credibility.
If you’re doing a gig on consulting for example, make sure you tell them why you’re qualified to give advice. If you don’t tell them what sets you apart, you’ll just blend in.
2) Consider doing a video.
Videos take a lot more time and effort to make, but can help you really differentiate yourself from everyone else.
3) Have a portfolio.
Put as many samples as you can in that portfolio. Your samples will speak louder than your words.
4) Always deliver on time.
If you say you can complete your gigs within 3 days, never go over 3 days.
5) Register from either the USA or the UK.
Since address isn’t checked, you can simply register for a USA account by using a USA proxy. This helps add credibility.
That’s how to sign up for and make money with Fiverr!
be afraid to ask for recommendations and testimonials.
Update: you are not allowed to ASK for that any more.
Many people will not think about it otherwise.
When they complete the transaction at
Fiverr the customer is provided with a Thumbs up or Thumbs down button,
and a specific space where they can provide their comments and testimonials.
Update: you have a one to five star rating... and you have to rate the customer first, before you can see what they rated you at.
They may have loved your product and service very much but it might never occur to them to give you a testimonial if you don't ask.
The worse thing they can do is say no, or ignore your request.
But, most of the time they'll give you a nice "Thumbs Up" Rating as a recommendation or testimonial you can be proud to share.
It's a good idea to make it a habit to ask for a testimonial and a recommendation at the end of every sale as well.
For instance, if you've created an information product and you want testimonials for that, send your buyers a request for their comments or review of the product.
Here are a few example questions:
- Are you happy with your purchase?
- Did your transaction go smoothly?
- Did you receive the results you desired from your purchase?
It is also a good idea to include a little enticement along with your request.
You could offer a a free gift as a bonus. You could package some PLR articles in the Gig niche subject, into a nicely presented .pdf report for instance.
Update: you are not allowed to sell or give PLR content on Fiverr any more. They will close your account and ban you.
Simply say that as a thank you for them leaving a positive review or comment about your service or product you would like to offer them a free copy of xyz report (or an ebook that you have bought the rights to give/sell to others).
Update; not allowed to do this any more, cannot offer incentives for reviews.
Then when you see that they have posted the Thumbs up rating on your gig sales page (and hopefully a nice review comment as well) then you email them the file with their gift in reply.
There are many good training guides for sale to show you how to set up your business selling Fiverr gigs, and I'll feature some of them below here as and when I get the published and packaged for you.
In the meantime, this online guide shows you how to make money with Fiverr gigs that are simple to do.
Continue your research and practice the tips on here, and you will soon be on your way to earning a good income from your Fiverr gigs.
If you prefer video training to learn subjects like how to open your social networking accounts, or to post videos on YouTube to promote your gigs you may get what you need from this huge set of Internet marketing training videos.
Below here I'm featuring more pages with helpful how-to-do-it tips on how to make money with Fiverr gigs.
Feel free to submit your own story or article about it, and I will create your own page here with your contribution for the community to read.
As I stated at the top of the page, I want to be absolutely clear that I DO NOT RECOMMEND FIVERR as a platform for sellers or buyers.
Based on my personal experience of offering services and products on #Fiverr for over ten years, I would actively discourage any internet marketer or product seller or service provider from wasting their time and effort trying to build an online business income via Fiverr.
They can shut you down without a word of warning, and keep the money that was pending for payout to you, and basically waste your time and effort.
DON'T BOTHER WITH FIVERR as a Seller ... they are simply not worth the effort, and as a Buyer they are too expensive nowadays for what you get.
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