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Before starting my career as a full-time freelance blogger, I had been selling landing page designing gigs on Fiverr for part-time. In just a couple of months, I became the top gig seller in the ‘landing page design’ category.
From all the tiny services I offer on Fiverr, I used to make about $2000 every month consistently.
What is Fiverr
Fiverr.com is a marketplace where people buy and sell small services for a price starting from $5.
Though I no longer offer any services on Fiverr, so far I’ve made about $33640 from Fiverr.
I hate screenshots since they can be faked easily! So watch the video below.
In this article, I’ll show you behind the scenes of my Fiverr earnings and how I used to make about $2000+ by being a part time Fiverr seller.
30 days challenge
There is a big myth…
Most of the people believe it is almost impossible to earn money online if you are just getting started.
We’ve also been taught that earning a full-time income online is basically impossible if you don’t have a popular blog or massive social following.
Fortunately, that’s not true.
In just 30 days since I created my first Fiverr gig, I became one of the busiest landing page designers in Fiverr. No social media promotion, no hassle of finding and sending proposals like other freelance platforms. All I did is- created a unique gig and leveraged the potential of Fiverr platform to meet the clients.
Step 0: Identify your unique quality and sell on Fiverr.
One of the things I love about Fiverr platform is that you don’t need to spend significant amount of time for hunting down clients. All you need to do is creating a gig and buyers will find yours in the marketplace.
Moreover, if you’re not into starting a full-time earning by freelancing, you can still use Fiverr as it is one of the best places to make some quick bucks in your spare time. For example, this actor on Fiverr is making $30 every minute he spends in front of a camera.
Step 1: Make your gigs awesome and stand out
The success of your Fiverr gig hugely relies in the visibility of your gig especially in the early days. As a seller, it is very important for you that you make your gig stand out from the rest. So make sure your gig easily grabs the attention of Fiverr buyers.
To grab the eyeballs, make sure to use an attention grabbing graphics or video for your gig. The goal is to increase the click-through in the marketplace and increase the likeliness to purchase your gig.
If your gig is newly created, it will be listed on the top along with other high reputed gigs for a short period.
During this period, if your gig performed well by gaining some quick positive feedback, your gig will get more exposure, which increases the likelihood for getting more number of orders.
On the other hand, if your gig fails to perform well, automatically it will be buried.
Step 2: Start selling related gigs
Once you got busy by getting some orders for your gig, the next step is to offer some related gigs. If you’re selling related gigs along with your current gig, the positive side is you can even promote your latest gig from your existing successful gig.
For example, apart from offering landing page designing gig, I also offer various WordPress custom services like installing landing pages on WordPress and customizing admin panels, so users can easily make a tweak on their landing pages right from their admin panel without any hassle.
The best thing about creating a related gig is that you can encourage your existing customers to purchase the related gig, so finding early customers for your newly created gig will not be a hassle.
Step 3: Aim for positive feedback and higher levels
In Fiverr, money lies at higher levels. Higher the level, more number of extra gigs you can sell.
In fact, almost 50% of my Fiverr income was through selling extra gigs.
Each level opens new opportunities, benefits and tools that will help a seller generate higher income.
Let’s look at what each Fiverr level means below.
Level 0: You’re total newbie seller. You can sell gig only for $5.
Level 1: You’re active for a month and made at least 10 sales with awesome ratings. Now you can sell multiple gigs at a time (maximum of 4) and you can sell 3 extra gigs even for $20 each.
Level 2: You made 50 orders in past 2 months with excellent ratings. Now you can sell up to 8 multiple gigs at a time and sell 4 extra gigs even for $40 each.
Top Rated Seller: Unlike other levels on Fiverr, this level has been given to the seller by Fiverr editors manually. You could sell an extra gig even for $100 if you are a top rated seller.
Not every gig created will break the sales record. It is quite normal that some of your gigs may fail to get much exposure and doesn’t even close a single sale.
If you fail to make any sale in the first few weeks, remove that gig and list a new one. Be ruthless to non-performing gigs.
One of the main drawbacks of growing a Freelance profile in Fiverr is that they don’t allow you to grow an independent freelancing business. According to Fiverr Terms of Services, sellers should not communicate with the buyer independent of Fiverr by emailing or sending Skype ID. They even restrict you from promoting your other non-Fiverr related services; that is the service you offer from your website.
They are very strict with their rules so follow the rules, stay out of trouble and have fun!
Have you ever tried selling on Fiverr? What is your overall Fiverr experience? Let’s talk via comments.