I am sure that most writers are familiar with the nightmares that can come from Fiverr - where you work for 2 hours writing an article to earn $3.92 after Fiverr and Paypal fees. But, for those who are fast writers, or have thought of other things to sell on Fiverr, then the extra money can be alright.
Because HubPages writers are interested in making money online, I thought that many of us may be (or have tried) selling things on Fiverr. What gigs have you offered for sale?
Haven't done any gigs myself, but a great idea I saw was to go and take a nice photo of iconic landmarks in your country, with you standing with a blank sign in front of it. Then for a fiverr, a company could have their logo photoshopped on the blank sign.
I thought about trying it out, but now I have too much going on to do so. I am interested to hear about other hubbers though.
I did sell some article writing gigs for some few months on Fiverr. Cumulatively, the money was okay.
Fiverr pays only a small amount per article. I've suggested it to a few people on Helium, since they seem to think getting paid $1 for an article is good going - but most Hubbers would know better.
I've been selling on Fiverr for the last three years. I've found it's not too bad but I am a really quick and fairly accurate writer before proofing. For most of the things that people want on the site, it takes about 10-15 minutes to write something, proofread and send it off to them.
You can set the limit for the amount of words that you offer, which is great.
At the moment I offer 400 word articles/blogs and 100 words sales copy. The sales copy gig has really taken off recently (not sure why), and that is really quick to do. Most people want more than 100 words too, so multiple orders in one makes it much easier to build a cumulative amount.
Wow! It sounds like you are making a decent amount of money here. If you can make $15-20/hr then it's not that bad of a gig.
I know that many small businesses are getting on the bandwagon of building an email list through landing pages. This may be a reason that sales copy is picking up.
Good to hear you are doing well on Fiverr!
I don't complain about my hourly rate. I've made it to Top Rated Seller, so I get a lot of multiples and really utilize the gig extras. I've had a lot of people purchase my extra fast option to drop the delivery time from 8 days to 1 day. That's an extra $50, so that one article then costs them $55 in total. There are other extras for searching for creative commons pics etc.
It was slow to start off with, but it's definitely worked out over the last six months or so.
Maybe you're right about the sales copy. It has been squeeze pages and email marketing requests that I've had a lot of lately.
"An hour with Paradigmsearch in the middle of the night. $4.95."
For $3.92 profit per assignment and that is before personal income tax, I would only consider it worth bothering with that site if I found something to offer that would take me no longer than 5 minutes to produce. That would more or less produce the hourly rate I obtain from my work elsewhere.
You are smart - you want to make sure that it is worth your time. I have a twitter account about sweepstakes and I have been able to make a bit just tweeting people's messages. It's fast and the tweets are related to what my followers want to read.
I don't tend to offer any services of Fiverr, but it definitely has a lot of interesting gigs to use. I never realized how many things one would do for a mere $5 (less after fees)
I have used it once to get a guy on there to do a cover version of a song of mine. He did a great job.
I have offered to make 5 greeting cards on fiverr. I stayed a member, but I do not like them. I have also offered to do resumes for people. I only got one offer, and the problem was that after I sent him the file of his resume, he wanted to cancel, and pay me a different way. I immediately filed a complaint, because after all, you do not spend a hour trying to decipher chicken scratch to make it a coherent resume and not get paid properly. He paid me at that time. people think that just because they go on a gig site like Fiverr think that our work is cheap, think again. it is not. I got all $4 of my dollars.
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