Welcome to the latest post in my side hustle series, looking at tried and tested methods to earn extra income. There are so many ways to make extra cash when you need to. This week Lauren Turner from Brit On A Budget tells us how to make money selling your services on Fiverr.
Make Money Selling your Services on Fiverr
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is the world’s largest online marketplace for freelance services. Lots of people buy and sell services every day through Fiverr. These services can range from logo design, backlinks and video creation to transcripts and celebrity impersonations. Fiverr refers to these services as ‘Gigs’.
This is the perfect side hustle for anyone a little creative wanting to make money online. Once you create a bestselling gig, word will spread and your customers will begin to grow.
How much can I get paid?
When Fiverr first began, you were only allowed to charge $5, which works out at around £4. However, now you can charge anywhere between $5 to $995. Once you complete an order, Fiverr pays you 80%.
When you are setting up your gig you can create different packages of your service – Basic, Standard and Premium packages – and you can charge different prices for each one. You can also add gig extras and charge additional fees for each package. A common extra is extra fast delivery, where the buyer pays more money to have the seller deliver the service quicker.
When you cash out, you can either receive your money as a bank transfer or via PayPal.
Here’s how you can easily set up a free account on Fiverr and start selling your services today!
The most popular Gigs on the platform include:
- Graphic Design – Logo Design, Website Design, Social Media Design, etc.
- Writing – Articles and Blog Post Writing, eBook Writing, Proofreading, etc.
- Video Creation and Video Editing
- Social Media Management
These are just some examples of the wide variety of ways to make money selling your services on Fiverr, so don’t worry if you are reading this thinking ‘I don’t have a clue how to do any of these’! There are plenty more services you can offer.
Create your seller profile
Firstly, you need to create your seller profile. This is what the Fiverr community and your potential customers will see, so you need to present yourself in a professional manner.
Create your Fiverr Gig
Make a list of skills and ideas that you could use. Have a look on Fiverr to see if there is anything you could offer and run some searches to see who is selling something similar and how much they charge. This will give you an idea if there is a potential market for your service.
When it is time to create your Gig, keep your title short and punchy and make sure to include keywords in it that people would be most likely to search.
Create your Gig image
You can use Canva to create your Gig image, but make sure you create it to stand out from the crowd and the hundreds of other people that are offering your service.
Write your Gig description
The Gig’s description is an important part of your marketing, so you don’t want to rush or scrimp on this part. This will help someone to decide if they want to spend their money on your service or go with one of your competitors.
Next, complete your tags to ensure your Gig will appear in the Fiverr results when someone searches for one of those keywords.
Then, set your delivery duration. This is the time you will deliver your service in. Many Fiverr gigs will offer a turnaround of a few hours although it depends on the service you are offering. Once you set the duration, stick to it!
Promoting your Fiverr Gig
You can increase the awareness of your Gig by promoting it on social media, or you can use Buyer Request. This is a tool that helps you to find buyers who are looking for the service you are offering, and you can send them an offer.
It is possible to make money selling your services on Fiverr if you ensure you deliver your Gigs to a high standard and in good time. The more feedback you get from customers, the more your Gig will stand out and keep customers returning!
Lauren is a blogger and owner of Brit On A Budget, a UK money blog dedicated to sharing tried and tested ways to make money from home, new ways to save money and how to properly manage your budget. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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