For those who aren’t aware of this platform’s existence, Fiverr is basically a marketplace where services can be sold for prices that start at $5. Also, it is free to set up an account, and anyone can earn money, provided that they have skills to sell.
These services can be anything from photo editing to logo design, article writing, social signals, etc. The only limit to what these services can provide is set by the user’s imagination. Go to Fiverr and look around. You will quickly understand just how varied the services are; and this is a good thing because it means that literally, anyone can find a way to make money on this platform.
There have even been cases in which people managed to earn over $1,500 over the course of a month, so this can become a great way to make some money on the side.
What this guide offers:
- The basics of how you can start to earn money on Fiverr;
- The steps that will help you earn over $1,500 per month, by selling your services on the platform;
- You will also learn how to choose the services that you should offer on Fiverr;
- Information regarding how to promote your services;
- Tips & tricks that you can use to have your gigs rank higher on Fiverr;
Selling services on Fiver is pretty much the simplest way of making money online. Anyone can do it, and it’s perfect for those who don’t have the time to fully dedicate themselves to establishing a large-scale web business.
But before looking at how you can monetize your skills using Fiverr, let’s first take a look at what this platform really is and how it works.
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is the largest online marketplace of its kind, basically enabling people to buy and sell services and products starting at $5.
These services are spread across a wide range of domains and niches, from marketing services and social media planning to media editing and content creation. You will even find people who are willing to hold a piece of cardboard with your name on it while skydiving. To an extent, if you can imagine a service, then you will probably find it on Fiverr.
The platform calls these services “Gigs”, and anyone from all over the world can buy and sell them. Furthermore, becoming a seller isn’t difficult at all. You just have to fill in some information, think of what you want to offer, and you’re good to go.
How much can you earn on Fiverr?
Making $1500 just during the first month of using the platform is perfectly achievable, however, there is nothing stopping you from earning a lot more, as long as you are willing to put in the extra work, and are comfortable with expanding your offer. In time, you can end up earning enough to rival what you make from your full-time job.
However, the amount of money that you can make depends on what you sell. The ones that earn the most on Fiverr have made a habit out of constantly looking at what works for others, and then emulating them.
If you find something that works for others, then you may be able to earn even more money by bringing something new to the table. For example, if you find someone who makes a lot of money from creating animated videos, you can try your hand at doing the same thing, but if you want to earn more, then look for a way to create and sell a better product. To do this, you can either buy a better editing/creation suite or come up with a new aesthetic for the videos.
Either way, you should always keep in mind that you must build a reputation on the platform, in order for more people to pay for your services. Fiverr is practically a freelancing platform, and this means that you will have to do whatever you can in order to make sure that all your clients are satisfied with your work.
Also, when selling a product or service, most users provide samples of their work, so remember to always save your best work in order to show it off in a portfolio.
For this guide, we will look at how to make money according to the example above. You will learn how to make animated videos, and how to sell them on Fiverr.
If you have never done this sort of thing before, don’t worry. These videos are quite easy to create, and the process is a lot of fun. You will be able to explore your creativity and make money without too much effort.
The best part is that you can start making money by creating and selling this kind of videos today. In other words, read this guide and then start earning.
How you can make money on Fiverr by creating and selling videos:
This having been said, let’s get to the actual guide, and see how you can start creating videos that you can sell on Fiverr.
In order to create videos that you can sell, you will need a professional tool. Now, nobody is saying that you should spend hundreds of dollars on Adobe software, just so that you can make animation videos for Fiverr. However, you will have to buy a premium piece of software.
One of the best products that you can use, as a beginner, is Video Maker FX. This piece of software is simple to use, relatively cheap (somewhere around $70) and is a favorite tool of animators all over the world.
If you’re a bit worried about paying this amount of money for software that you don’t know how to use yet, don’t worry. Think about the fact that you will only have to buy it once, and you will use it for the rest of your life.
A step-by-step guide to earning money on Fiverr
Follow these steps, and you will be able to easily earn $1,500 per month, by selling videos on Fiverr:
- Purchase the software and then practice:
Once you buy Video Maker FX, you will have to spend a bit of time learning how to use it. Fortunately, the software is intuitive, and there are many guides on the web, that will show you how to do pretty much anything that you can think of.
It may take you a week or two in order to learn all the in’s and out’s of the tools, but once you do, you will be able to create some truly amazing videos.
- Create the Fiverr Gig
After you’ve learned to use Video Maker FX, you will have to create your Fiverr Gig.
Try to keep the title short. For example, you can write something along the lines of: ”I will create professional whiteboard animation videos in under 24 hours for only $5.”
If you will want to add a bit of variety to the titles of your gigs, then consider using words like “Amazing”, “Professional”, “Breathtaking”, in order to catch the eye of potential buyers.
Keep in mind that these are just a few examples. You should experiment until you find one that works great for you.
- How to create your gig image
You won’t be the only one on Fiverr who is offering this gig, and you will need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Do a search, and look at similar gigs. You will find that the gigs that are successful also have great images which help them stand out.
Look at your competitors and take a note of what works for them. Once you have enough ideas to design your own Fiver gig image, head on to PicFont.com, or a similar website. Alternatively, you can always hire someone from Fiverr to create a professional image for your gig. Either way, will work just as well.
- How to write the description of your gig
Your gig’s description is an extremely important element, and you must get it right if you want people to notice you.
The best way to approach this is by doing the same thing as in the case of the image. Search for similar gigs and look at their descriptions. Focus only on those that are successful.
Keep in mind that you should never attempt to copy parts of other people’s descriptions, or you will be banned. However, there is nothing stopping you from using them as a source of inspiration. Just make sure that yours will actually be written by yourself.
- Using tags and keywords
In order to rank well on the internal search engine provided by the platform, you will have to do a bit of search engine optimization. Don’t worry, it’s nothing complicated.
You will simply have to use the correct tags and keywords for your gigs, in order to ensure that it is properly recognized by the search algorithm. Again, look at what others are doing and try to emulate to the best of your ability.
While you’re here, also remember to set your gig delivery duration to 1 day.
- Adding a video to your gig
Another powerful way of making your gig stand out is to add a video. This will not only help boost your rankings, but it will also increase sales, so don’t ignore this step, thinking that it is optional.
In order to create a video for your gig, you can use the Video Maker FX software that you already bought. Remember to make it as catchy as possible, as it will be used to show off the service that you are offering.
The secret to being successful on this platform – Ranking your Fiverr gigs
Once you’ve gone through all of the steps presented above and your gig is ready, you will have to do a few things in order to ensure that it will start ranking, which will increase your sales. This is a secret recipe that only a few Fiverr users use, and this means that it will enable you to get ahead of the competition.
Let’s take a look at what you have to do:
Again, keep in mind that you must complete the previous steps before doing this.
- Create a dummy account
You will have to create a dummy account for Fiverr, and then use it in order to buy your gig twice. This will enable you to give your gig a review. Make it sound natural and positive. The review will do wonders, and buying your own gig will only cost you a couple of dollars;
- Get some fake visitors for your gig
You have your first, positive review. Now it’s time to get some visitors. You will basically have to give your gig about 250-300 hits. This can be done by actually buying those visitors on the platform. You can also ask friends that have Fiverr accounts to take a look at your gig, every once in a while.
Get up to 300 visitors, and then let things move forward on your own. If you get too many hits in a very short period of time, it may look strange, and the website’s administrators may penalize you.
- Use accurate tags
The third step to increase the rank of your Fiverr Gig is using accurate tags. You will also have to include the keywords that you want to rank for in the gig’s title and description.
If you have decided to follow this guide to the letter, and start selling animation videos, then here are tags that you should use in order to rank well.
- Video animation;
- 3D animation;
- Whiteboard animation;
Now that this step is complete, the only thing that is left to do, is to promote your Fiverr gig. You can do this in a variety of ways, but keep in mind that you will be able to earn at least $1,500 without this promotional work.
However, if you want to take things to the next level, then you will have to try to attract more of the 1 million buyers that use Fiverr. Use social media to let others know what service you offer. You can also ask your friends and family to share a link to your gig, using their accounts.
If you have a website or a blog, mention your gig and insert a link back to it in either a post, your personal description, or both.
That’s it! This is all that you need to know in order to make at least $1,500 per month using Fiverr.