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How to Make Money on Fiverr

Updated on August 8, 2012

Fiverr.com is a fantastic new crowdsourcing site that allows entrepreneurs, creatives and other gigmasters to jump online and create some extra cash doing things they already love doing. If you enjoy putting on costumes and singing happy birthday, or writing company names on your lips for quick advertising, or even getting on a pair of roller blades and creating a kick ass commercial for a new skate company, the opportunities are endless on Fiverr and sites like it.

The only catch is, when you're new to the scene, you'll need to understand a few basics if you want to earn that green!

So here are 3 easy steps to getting yourself on Fiverr and making some money doing what you love.

Step 1. Sign Up & Add Details

Clearly, if you haven't signed up yet, go ahead and do so now. Once you are signed up and ready, check out my own fiverr profile here, and notice how I have added some colorful information about myself and added a picture with the authentic me in it. This is important, as the people who find your gigs, will want to know more about you (the person they are purchasing a gig from), and the best way to make money, is to be open, authentic and transparent. Let the fiverr community know who you are, why you are there and how you can help them.

Step 2. Add Gigs

When it comes to adding gigs, there are some important rules you need to keep note of - the first being that you cannot ask for emails, phone numbers, skype names or any form of contact outside of the fiverr system. They want you to keep your transaction on fiverr, for very good reasons, as it keeps you and the buyer/seller safe.

You also need to be mindful to set an appropriate "finish date", as there are many fiverr sellers who put a quick finish date down (like 3 days), when the task really takes over a week. This is bad for business, and something you should avoid, as it will bring you bad ratings.

To give you a strong example, take a look at my gig about Designing an Ebook Cover. It would only truthfully take me 3 or 4 days to complete the project with all the needed details from the buyer, however, things come up in our personal lives and sometimes you'll be working with a buyer who isn't sure what they want exactly, and by giving the project 7 days, that allows time for delayed communications and other unpredictable factors.

Also take note of the information I left in the description of the gig - when you describe your own gig, you'll want similar elements involved. Let your customers know why they need your service and how they can benefit from purchasing from you over another fiver gigmaster.

Finally, make sure that you leave instructions for your buyers, which are clear and easy to follow. For my gigs, I generally ask my buyers to tell me all about their needs, and from that information I can get the job done. Though if you are supplying services that require extensive details, you can save yourself and your buyer time, by listing everything you need to know.

Step 3. Promote! Promote! Promote!

Seriously, when you first start out on fiverr, you're going to notice it's a slow go unless you have something truly powerful and authentic to offer to gig buyers. What all that means, is that if you want to capitalize on your time on fiverr, then you'll want to find creative ways to get out and tell the world about your kids. Post on craigslist, share on facebook and tell people you know in real life. Don't be ashamed, be proud! By using the fiverr platform, you're empowering yourself and others, and there is no reason the world shouldn't know about it! =)

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    drspaniel 

    6 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

    One thing to note about Fiverr.com is that you will NOT actually be earning $5 per "gig" you complete. In fact you pay $1 for the hosting of the Gig on Fiverr, and then you only get paid $3.92 when you go to withdraw your desired amount.

    Still, I recommend using Fiverr for doing easy 5-10 minute services, which are useful to other people on the Internet. Great content :)

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