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10 Fiverr Gig Ideas For Writers And How To Make Them Work

Updated on May 9, 2012

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Sometimes when you're treading in unfamiliar territory you just need someone to give you a gentle nudge to help you stay on the right path. And the terrain around Fiverr can be pretty rough.

I've put together 10 gigs that just about anyone can deliver with very little effort. In fact, most of them are so easy you'll wonder why you even needed my help!

If you can put together a Squidoo lens....

If you have your own blog about anything...

If you're a freelance article writer...

If you can string together 350 - 500 words that make sense...

Then YOU can use these gigs to make money on Fiverr...

And you could be doing it right now!

Before I start, let me make one thing perfectly clear....

I make no money from referring people to Fiverr. As far as I know they don't have an affiliate program. So feel free to click on any links you see. I make these Fiverr lenses because it warms up my writing Muse!

So easy, even a Monkey could do it!

10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work
10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work

I'm going to list out 10 different gigs. Feel free to use these to create your first gig on Fiverr. You're welcome to copy and paste if you need to but keep in mind - these Fiverr lenses are attracting a good bit of traffic. If somebody is already using a title or description then you'll have to change up your wording a bit because Fiverr doesn't allow duplicate content in the title or description.

That's not to say you can't use the same gig. Just look around Fiverr. There are lots of people who write articles or build Squidoo lenses. The key is to just get your gig created and start promoting it so you'll start to get some order.

Ready? Here we go!

10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work
10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work

WordPress Blog

Title: I Will Create A WordPress Blog for $5

Description: I will create a blog for you at WordPress.com. Includes min. 350 words of quality, unique content and 2 links to your own content. Great way to build authoritative, long-lasting backlinks!

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide one keyword, any images you'd like me to use and tell me the direction you'd like me to go with your blog post. Also include 2 links and the anchor text you'd like me to use. No adult content, please.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with setting up WordPress blogs. Nothing fancy. If they don't like the way it looks they can change the theme. Most of these buyers are only looking for links anyway.

Blogger Blog

Title: I Will Create A Blogger Blog for $5

Description: I will create a blog for you at Blogger.com. Includes min. 350 words of quality, unique content and 2 links to your own content. Great way to build authoritative, long-lasting backlinks!

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide one keyword, any images you'd like me to use and tell me the direction you'd like me to go with your blog post. Also include 2 links and the anchor text you'd like me to use. No adult content, please.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with setting up Blogger blogs. Nothing fancy. If they don't like the way it looks they can change the theme. Most of these buyers are only looking for links anyway.

10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work
10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work

Weebly Blog

Title: I Will Create A WordPress Blog for $5

Description: I will create a blog for you at Weebly.com. Includes min. 350 words of quality, unique content and 2 links to your own content. Great way to build authoritative, long-lasting backlinks!

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide one keyword, any images you'd like me to use and tell me the direction you'd like me to go with your blog post. Also include 2 links and the anchor text you'd like me to use. No adult content, please.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with setting up Weebly blogs. Nothing fancy. If they don't like the way it looks they can change the theme. Most of these buyers are only looking for links anyway.

Squidoo Lens

Title: I Will Create A Squidoo Lens for $5

Description: I will create a lens for you at Squidoo.com. Includes min. 500 words of quality, unique content and 2 links to your own content. Great way to build authoritative, long-lasting backlinks!

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide one keyword, any images you'd like me to use and tell me the direction you'd like me to go with your lens. Also include 2 links and the anchor text you'd like me to use. I'm happy to promote Amazon, Ebay, Etsy or Zazzle products, too. No adult content, please. Some topics restricted by Squidoo TOS.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with setting up Squidoo Lenses. You also need to be familiar with Squidoo TOS. I have a lens up specifically to show you how I make money with Squidoo lenses on Fiverr - How To Make Money With Squidoo And Fiverr. Read This First!

HubPage

Title: I Will Create An Original HubPage for $5

Description: I will create a unique, original HubPage. Includes min. 500 words of quality, unique content and 2 links to your own content. Great way to build authoritative, long-lasting backlinks!

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide one keyword, any images you'd like me to use and tell me the direction you'd like me to go with your lens. Also include 2 links and the anchor text you'd like me to use. No adult content, please. Topic must meet HubPages TOS approval.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with setting up HubPages. You also need to be familiar with HubPages TOS.

10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work
10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work

Article

Title: I Will Create An Original 500 Word SEO Article for $5

Description: I will create a unique, original SEO article. Includes min. 500 words of quality, unique content.

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide one keyword and the direction you'd like me to go with your article. No adult content, please.

What you need to know: You just need to know how to string together 500 words coherently and strategically work in their keyword. These days keyword placement isn't even a major concern. So as long as you can use their keyword 2 or 3 times within 500 words - you're in like Flynn!

10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work
10 Fiverr Gig ideas for writers and how to make them work

Blog Posts

Title: I Will Write Two 300 Word Blog Posts for $5

Description: I will write two blog posts, each 300 words. Unique, original SEO content. No adult topics, please.

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide one keyword, any images you'd like me to use and tell me the direction you'd like me to go with your lens. Also include 2 links and the anchor text you'd like me to use. No adult content, please. Topic must meet HubPages TOS approval. Be prepared on this one. You'll have buyers asking for one 600 word article. That's entirely up to you. Whichever you prefer.

What you need to know: You just need to be able to string together 300 words in a unique, informative and engaging manner, with a little bit of keyword love thrown in.

Product Review

Title: I Will Write One Original Product Review for $5

Description: I will write a unique, original product review for you to use on your blog or website. Includes min. 500 words of quality, unique content including features and benefits of the product.

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide a link to your product or sales page along with any keyword you'd like me to use. No adult content, please.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with writing product reviews. Typically, I write 5 paragraphs: An intro that tells a little about the product, a paragraph that describes one or two of the special features, a paragraph that lists the features, and two paragraphs that talk about the user experience - how the features were beneficial. But you may have your own review article template!

Book Review

Title: I Will Write One Original Book Review for $5

Description: I will write a unique, original book review for you to use on your blog or website. Includes min. 500 words of quality, unique content. No adult topics, please.

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide a link the book so I can make sure we're talking about the same book.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with writing book reviews. Again, I just try to stick with a 5-paragraph template. You do NOT have to read the book. Check Amazon or look online. Most books have at least one review before they even go to press.

Recipes

Title: I Will Create A Recipe For Your Foodie Blog for $5

Description: I will write a recipe for you to use on your blog or website. Includes min. 300 words of quality, unique content. No adult topics, please.

Instructions to Buyer: Please provide a category - like 'soup'. And then tell me if there are any specific ingredients you want me to use. No adult topics, please.

What you need to know: You need to be familiar with writing recipes, and how hard is that?! Recipes themselves are not covered by copyright. So you can use any chocolate chip cookie recipe you find anywhere on the web. But you will need to be able to get creative when writing out descriptions and directions. You'll want those sections to be original content.

Things You Should Know

  1. These gigs are all real and all will attract buyers. I've used every single one of them at one time or another on Fiverr. So don't worry. I'm not giving you some old, tired, outdated information. Feel free to copy these gigs - just make sure you tweak them where necessary so you're not promising something you can't deliver.
  2. For most of these gigs you're going to need an email address so you can confirm the accounts. You can't use your own because then the buyer won't be able to access his new account unless you give him YOUR log in information. And you definitely don't want to do that!

    I use Hotmail and set up a new email address for each buyer. I keep these on file and use that same email address for every gig that particular buyer orders. You can also use Yahoo and Google. Don't use Google unless you have to. You have to use phone verification now and they'll only let you set up so many accounts. So save Google for emergenies.

  3. Visit these different sites and set up a few of your own blogs to see how they work so you know what you can and can NOT do. Trust me - buyers are going to be asking for all kinds of weird stuff and you don't want to promise something you can't deliver.
  4. Don't use the words "I won't copy and paste" on Fiverr. When you see those words on Fiverr ... it usually means that's exactly what they're going to do!
  5. It helps to include stuff like - "I'm a Platinum author at Ezine" or "I've been writing SEO content for umpteen years." When buyers see that in your description it just helps you stand out from the crowd a little.
  6. I have a template file set up so I just have to fill in the blanks, but you'll want to deliver a file to each buyer that includes the information for the email account you set up and the information for the blog or other account you set up for them. I don't keep copies of all the actual content but if you'd like to then go right ahead.
  7. I do keep a copy of all the articles and blog posts I've written but even that's not a necessity. You can always go back to the page where you delivered the gig and download the file you delivered to the buyer.
  8. Tweak these gigs and make sure you're not offering something you can't deliver. If you don't want to set up emails for everybody then tell them they have to send you the keyword and a new email address that you can use to create their accounts.

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Now that you see how easy it is, you can probably come up with a zillion ideas of your own. If you're an online writer think about the places you like to submit content. Chances are, someone will be willing to pay you to do it for them, too!

Are you ready to get started on Fiverr?

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      Shaloo Walia 21 months ago

      Great ideas!

      I had posted a few gigs on fiverr for tarot readings but no takers :(

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      stenila-simon 4 years ago

      Loved the ideas! I hope you don't mind if I post a few gigs that I offer:

      "I'll write a 700 word article":

      http://fiverr.com/stesim/write-a-700-word-article-...

      "I'll create a personalized resume for any job application"

      http://fiverr.com/stesim/create-a-personalized-res...

      "I'll write great website reviews for you"

      http://fiverr.com/stesim/write-great-website-revie...

      "I'll set up a wordpress blog for you with some initial content as well"

      http://fiverr.com/stesim/set-up-a-wordpress-blog-f...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I will read your Life and give a Life Reading Report for $5

      fiverr.com/asanga19/read-your-life-and-give-a-life-prediction-report

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      sharadkgupta lm 4 years ago

      Good guideline for a new one to start with Fiverr. Great work done by SheWritesaLot .

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      prajwalrai88 4 years ago

      Very good ideas for beginners in fiverr...thanks a lot

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      prajwalrai88 4 years ago

      @GetApp LM: you will recieve most of the gig s posted above in the ideas but you need to choose which one s you can do. You need to cancel some if you feel you can't do it than writing wrong one and losing the buyer who might come back for other gigs

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      prajwalrai88 4 years ago

      @oooMARSooo LM: totally agree with you . I just started off and the buyer straight away sent me a erquest for 500 words for $5. I wrote the best I can and felt simply adding words will spoil the blog so informed him i used just 320 words to keep it interesting and good.But he started demanding to do 500 words and on that do a blog for him and upload videos.

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      AdamzPg 4 years ago

      These are some simple but useful gigs to promote on Fiverr. Thank you

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      Katyusha 4 years ago

      I am interested: how can I accept the order from the right side of fiverr, from buyers requests? Can I just make what buyer needs and send or is there some other way?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Social Media Marketing with Facebook Fan Pages

      Today facebook is most popular social networking website on internet. It have 800 billion users and growing everyday. Facebook does not only allows to users to join it, but allows brands, corporate, companies, food chains, movies to join it via fan pages. People visit these fan pages and get information posted on them by administrator of fan pages. These fan pages have features of likes and talking about count. People who likes the page can click on like button , it adds to total number of likes of facebook page. Fan pages also have pictures tab and video tab where pictures and videos are uploaded by page administrators. Page have wall where updates are posted. Some pages allows users to post on their wall and some does not allows. The pages can be of any categories like music, athlete, movie, brand, person, company etc.

      www.mycoolfb.com is unique website which allows you to add your pages on this website.

      This website has listing of facebook pages and people can also submit their facebook page. It also shows related videos for some pages.

      Fan pages also allow users to add custom tabs to facebook pages. These tabs normally have promotional campaigns and products store.

      Over 845 million users log into Facebook every month, and 483 million users log in daily. Mobile users now make up half of Facebookâs user base, with 425 million monthly actives. Facebook also announced that by the end of 2011 there had been 100 billion friend connections, and in recent months users had been registering 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day. Facebook is one of the popular in the US, and its international growth has been impressive. Additionally, Facebook is the top photo sharing site with 250 million photos uploaded per day.

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      SeanMurphy01 5 years ago

      These are great ideas! Just what I needed to create some more gigs! Thank you!

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      CuppaJo 5 years ago

      I think it's awesome what you do--I am thinking about using 5er but I'm just too slow at writing!

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      oooMARSooo LM 5 years ago

      I find writing gigs on Fiverr to be interesting exercises, but I experience a real sense of fatigue when my writing is valued so low as $5. Anyone else feel this way? My most-recent writing gig is for 150 words for $5, 500 words for $15. Even that isn't super fun, but at least I feel like I get a little more worth. I just hate that I feel like some sort of Fiverr snob or something. :(

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      Mayapearl 5 years ago

      I will have to give it a go, thanks for the tips.

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      Branman42 5 years ago

      I love your lenses on fiverr. I posted my first gig on their and got a order within 24 hours. I really appreciate this lens with ideas, I will certainly be using them in the future.

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      BruceJackson1 5 years ago

      looks good, got 1 more article to read first then it is on.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Very interesting. I was not aware of Fiverr. Thanks for exposing me to new platforms and opportunities. I like to know what's out there. Appreciated!

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Amazing.

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      Timothy Arends 5 years ago from Chicago area

      There are a lot of easier ways you can make money on Fiverr than writing. But if you like writing so much you would do it for free, then you might as well do it on Fiverr and make something with it. Personally, I do other things on Fiverr, and I think SheWritesaLot is offering some great bargains.

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Great ideas. I've shied away from anything requiring clients and deadlines for the last few years - but you make it sound so simple.

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      GetApp LM 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, I totally agree!! What kind of post are you going to receive if it only cost you 5$?

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      @laughingapple: Hi NYC,

      In my gig description I tell them that they own the lens when I'm done. But if you wanted you could also set up your gig so you keep control. You can offer anything you want - that's the beauty of Fiverr.

      Setting up an email and new Squidoo account takes about 3 minutes total and since a lot of these guys are repeat buyers you don't have to do it for every single lens order.

      Gmail does limit accounts. I have another gig where I offer to build a Blogger blog, which specifically requires a Gmail address. For that gig I tell the buyers in the instructions that they have to provide the email address because I reached my limit a long time ago LOL

      Yahoo has daily limits and Hotmail, so far, has no limits. Plus a lot of buyers already have a Squidoo account and they just give me their Squidoo email so I can transfer the lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi Donna, This is very helpful information for those who want to get started on Fiverr. It seems like a lot of work for $5, which may be why so many people copy and paste articles to collect the money.

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      laughingapple 5 years ago

      This was a great lens. I had heard of fiver but never looked too much into it.

      When you set up these lenses or pages does the client always want control back? Setting up a new email every time seems like a headache. Does Yahoo mail not limit email accounts?

      Are these jobs usually repeat or are they usually one offs?

      Thanks

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Carolyn,

      It is a lot of work. But if you get a system down all of these gigs are pretty easy. And writing 350 - 500 words doesn't take much time either. It's just like anything else in life - the more you do it the faster and more proficient you become.

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      I am already there, waiting for a good start, thanks for your tips..

    • Ahdilarum profile image

      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      I am already there, waiting for a good start, thanks for your tips..