Woman quit her job, paid her debts, bought a house thanks to a side job that earns $9,000 a month.

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"That was like turning on a light switch," Horrocks said. That month, she made $3,500, and her side gig kept growing.

In September 2014, she realized she was making more through the site than she had been making at her full-time job, and she gave four months' notice.

Using the money from her side gig to cover her living expenses, Horrocks began diverting her paychecks into her savings and bought the house she and her fiancé had been renting for a $15,000 down payment two weeks before she left her job.
Woman makes over 9,000 a month on Fiverr - Business Insider


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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

    Thanks for this, Joe. I'm a bit of a Fiverr junkie - on both sides of the coin. I was talking elsewhere on WF today about videos on Fiverr pages.

    From the article:

    "In March of 2014, she revamped her page with a new video, one that she contracted out to another person on Fiverr. "That was like turning on a light switch," Horrocks said. That month, she made $3,500, and her side gig kept growing.

    I'll be rereading this article. Some good tips.

    This is neat: (one of her gigs)

    https://www.fiverr.com/reddhorrocks/...a-3a95b46df9c4

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author DRP
    LOL pretty soon the wannabe gurus will step in with their offers. I can see the headlines now...

    FIVERR CASH SYSTEM PROTOCOL EXTRAORDINAIRE!
    Make $10,952.56 every month on autopilot using this weird loophole on the most popular micro-job site!

    Then they'll cite the exceptional results like the OP did. This lady makes $9,000/month part time on autopilot! Must get! Act now!

    LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by DRP View Post

      LOL pretty soon the wannabe gurus will step in with their offers. I can see the headlines now...

      FIVERR CASH SYSTEM PROTOCOL EXTRAORDINAIRE!
      Make $10,952.56 every month on autopilot using this weird loophole on the most popular micro-job site!

      Then they'll cite the exceptional results like the OP did. This lady makes $9,000/month part time on autopilot! Must get! Act now!

      LOL
      I think the influx of Fiverr products happened 2-3 years ago. There were already probably 100 WSOs on fiverr lol.
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      Originally Posted by DRP View Post

      LOL pretty soon the wannabe gurus will step in with their offers. I can see the headlines now...

      FIVERR CASH SYSTEM PROTOCOL EXTRAORDINAIRE!
      Make $10,952.56 every month on autopilot using this weird loophole on the most popular micro-job site!

      Then they'll cite the exceptional results like the OP did. This lady makes $9,000/month part time on autopilot! Must get! Act now!

      LOL
      That income claim would be false because it doesn't end with the cliche, tired old number 7.
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  • Profile picture of the author yragcom1
    Talent-wise, she's pretty good. With the right demo, she would probably crack the pro market. But like anything, it takes time, dedication and patience. She could make what she makes in a month in a few days if she were pro.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Her secret?

    Charge $5 for something that takes MINUTES to complete.

    The key to Fiverr is RETURN ON EFFORT: Getting $5 out while putting in AS LITTLE TIME as possible WHILE meeting the client's quality goals.

    Voice overs are perfect for this but graphics and other gigs may not be.... Which brings up COUNTRY OF ORIGIN...

    Someone spending 2 hours coming up with an AWESOME header/banner will NOT make sense in California where the minimum wage is $9 USD currently (it's set to go up soon) per hour since your effective rate will be lower than the hourly minimum wage.... BUT...

    to someone in India/Pakistan/Bulgaria/Bangladesh/Philippines, 2 hours for $4 (after Fiverr takes its cut) is a BETTER deal. That's $2 per hour, $16 per day. It's still not the best even for developing countries but at least it is over the daily minimum wage. Example: India's Delhi region pays a minimum wage of 461R per day. That's 7.26 USD. With Fiverr, they make DOUBLE the minimum wage and then some.

    The good news is if you don't have skill sets that produce gigs which can be performed very quickly, you can use SOFTWARE (keyword research is the first gig that comes to mind) OR...

    You can do FIVERR FLIPPING

    One of the most common ways to flip your way to Fiverr profits is to buy CHEAP LOGOS and enter them into LOGO/DESIGN competition sites. Since some sites pay $250 per design win, you can stand to make a NICE profit. It takes some time researching the best designers though. Also, you have to pick providers that have a very QUICK delivery schedule.
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    What she accomplished was still pretty impressive and it was quite clever of her to add the tip gig. Might as well milk every single cent out of those who purchased from her.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      what services she offer?
      is actually quite hard on fiver to earn that amount.

      even your gig appear on high rating.

      now if not mistaken you earn 4.5 bucks not 5 bucks.
      and in order to get constant 9k

      gee that is a lot she selling?
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      • Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post

        what services she offer?
        Voice overs.

        is actually quite hard on fiver to earn that amount.
        Not really!

        now if not mistaken you earn 4.5 bucks not 5 bucks.
        and in order to get constant 9k gee that is a lot she selling?
        Which is the same mentality that $0.99 kindle eBook product peddlers complain about, (or those pushing $7 WSO's etc) when they try to make a living online. You have to sell a whole lot of those in a month to pay your rent.

        Selling a $997 or $1997, and up product or service, allows you to get there a little faster.

        Experienced Fiverr sellers don't leave it alone at $5, they upsell the customer with "gig extras", and offer custom services for bigger projects at $100, $1000, or up.

        Originally Posted by zdebx View Post

        It definitely sounds awesome earning $9k/month, but I personally think, it's still a "job"...
        And this is the drawback of a service based income. Fiverr is a mostly service based setup. (some do offer digital products, but still requires one to deliver it, etc.)

        Many in here in the WF offer service based offers, whereby you have to "be there" and "do things", daily, and yes, that does sound like "job".

        If your business is not that popular then it's manageable and you probably have more free time on your hands than you want.

        But this voice over artist probably works 7 days a week with a few hours sleep, so I hope she doesn't burn out. No amount of money is worth that.
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

          Not really!
          No, really! What percentage of Fiverr sellers do you believe have the ability to make anywhere near that sum per month? The correct answer is a very tiny fraction.

          Very happy for her, but if that article starts a stampede of people to Fiverr with the hope of making anywhere near that amount of money, they will be seriously disappointed.

          Yeah, yeah, I know. Anything is possible if you work hard enough and believe. You know the one thing that folks always leave out of that ridiculous saying? It's "and if you are extremely talented." Few on Fiverr actually are. I have only had one above average experience on Fiverr and that seller left, when he became a huge success there, as he couldn't deal with the buyers. He cultivated his Fiverr clients and struck out on his own with them as a base to get started. He has never looked back. He no longer charges Fiverr rates.

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          • Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

            What percentage of Fiverr sellers do you believe have the ability to make anywhere near that sum per month? The correct answer is a very tiny fraction.
            You are correct, a very tiny fraction have the ability to make anywhere near that sum per month, on fiverr, or even elsewhere.

            No buts, however's, or other arguments coming from me.

            My "not really" comment is because Fiverr has now made it possible, just like the rest of the "entire internet" has made it possible, for those with an actual solid business idea, product, etc, to make as much income as they set their mind to.

            You can now earn a few Grand per Gig on Fiverr if you know what you are doing. It takes work, smarts, time, energy, and or money, to do this, but the fact remains, one can.

            When I hear people sound discouraged (or negative) by making public statements such as: "It's very hard to do x,y,z", my knee jerk reaction is to counter them with "not really".

            Despite of the small amount that will be able to do x,y,z, sometimes it's not due to something "being very hard", but due to lack of using systems that are already in place.
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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

              my knee jerk reaction is to counter them with "not really".
              Well, at least you are honest enough to label it a knee-jerk reaction. I'm sure it comes from a good place and that you are well-intentioned.

              While it is true that people can achieve success utilizing hard work, proven business models, established systems, perseverance and dozens of other tools and personal attributes, it is important to remind everyone that even with all of that, there is still no guarantee of any success, whatsoever. Not in the real world, anyway.

              Cheers. - Frank
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            • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
              Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

              You are correct, a very tiny fraction have the ability to make anywhere near that sum per month, on fiverr, or even elsewhere.

              No buts, however's, or other arguments coming from me.

              My "not really" comment is because Fiverr has now made it possible, just like the rest of the "entire internet" has made it possible, for those with an actual solid business idea, product, etc, to make as much income as they set their mind to.

              You can now earn a few Grand per Gig on Fiverr if you know what you are doing. It takes work, smarts, time, energy, and or money, to do this, but the fact remains, one can.

              When I hear people sound discouraged (or negative) by making public statements such as: "It's very hard to do x,y,z", my knee jerk reaction is to counter them with "not really".

              Despite of the small amount that will be able to do x,y,z, sometimes it's not due to something "being very hard", but due to lack of using systems that are already in place.
              Yes,

              Find something that is working for someone else and do the same thing they are doing until you get the same result.

              Never re-invent the wheel.
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              • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
                By the way any WR on adsense?

                Suddenly why fiver ad all over the sites?

                I go others sites also got fiver ad
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              • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
                Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

                Find something that is working for someone else and do the same thing they are doing until you get the same result.
                When I started doing voice overs I wasn't making any money. I just didn't have the voice for it. I kept at it and over time my voice changed completely (my own family didn't even recognize my new, desirable voice over the phone!) and now I make a killing.
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                • Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

                  my own family didn't even recognize my new, desirable voice over the phone...

                  Uhm... what exactly do you do?






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        • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
          Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

          Voice overs.

          Not really!

          Which is the same mentality that $0.99 kindle eBook product peddlers complain about, (or those pushing $7 WSO's etc) when they try to make a living online. You have to sell a whole lot of those in a month to pay your rent.

          Selling a $997 or $1997, and up product or service, allows you to get there a little faster.

          Experienced Fiverr sellers don't leave it alone at $5, they upsell the customer with "gig extras", and offer custom services for bigger projects at $100, $1000, or up.



          And this is the drawback of a service based income. Fiverr is a mostly service based setup. (some do offer digital products, but still requires one to deliver it, etc.)

          Many in here in the WF offer service based offers, whereby you have to "be there" and "do things", daily, and yes, that does sound like "job".

          If your business is not that popular then it's manageable and you probably have more free time on your hands than you want.

          But this voice over artist probably works 7 days a week with a few hours sleep, so I hope she doesn't burn out. No amount of money is worth that.
          that is a unique service ! Voice over....
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    She is great, we used her for some of our video's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    It just shows you that if you are determined to make it and willing to take actions. Nothing can stop you. One more prove to show that online income is possible and very real.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      Some woman makes $9,000 a month and this is news?

      Not to detract from anything she's done, but that only comes out to about $108,000/year. Admittedly, for most people that's decent money, but I'd hardly call it newsworthy. And I'd also consider that the news by definition looks for outliers -- the unusual cases that defy the norm. So if making just over $100k/year is an outlier, how much are most people making on Fiverr? Probably not much at all.

      So with all due respect this article does not show that:

      Originally Posted by Jackson Tan View Post

      It just shows you that if you are determined to make it and willing to take actions. Nothing can stop you. One more prove to show that online income is possible and very real.
      What it does show is that one woman, who was determined and hard-working -- and probably very lucky -- was able to make a moderate income from Fiverr.

      It doesn't say anything about what anyone else can or will do.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

        It doesn't say anything about what anyone else can or will do.

        True. However it's good to see examples of people succeeding. (Nothing wrong with making 6 figures.) We all need a little bit of inspiration from time to time. If a person where to listen to all the "naysayers" they would never accomplish anything.


        Sure, it's important to be "realistic" however (IMO) most people can accomplish much more than they think they can.
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        • Profile picture of the author kilgore
          Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

          True. However it's good to see examples of people succeeding. (Nothing wrong with making 6 figures.) We all need a little bit of inspiration from time to time. If a person where to listen to all the "naysayers" they would never accomplish anything.
          When I was studying during my Master's program, we often used case studies in my management classes. These were extremely helpful -- so I very much agree that it can be helpful to see success (just as it can be helpful to see -- and learn from -- failure). But I think it's important that we draw the right lessons from it. After all, you can always cherry pick anecdotes to support whatever opinion you have. Politicians of all ideological stripes do this all the time.

          Thus, the lessons you learn from a case study aren't that if someone else was successful anybody can be successful. They aren't lessons about what you should naively copy either as if you just get one or two "secrets" right, you'll find success too.

          So what are these lessons? Well, they vary, but here are a few from this woman's story:
          1. Look at the page Tom referenced above (Post #2 under "This is neat"). It's all about tipping. So what does that tell you? Should rush out and create an online tip jar like she does? Maybe... But I think there's something much deeper there. And this is what I think it is: There are 97 reviews for that product. This means that at least 97 people tipped her -- and probably a lot more! But why? They didn't have to. Did she go above and beyond for her customers? Does she do something special to inspire customer loyalty? And what does this say about her prospects for getting repeat customers? Honestly, I haven't studied her case enough to know all the answers but I do think those are lessons worth learning.

          2. Click on the order button for her basic voiceover gig. What do you see? What I see are a bunch of upsells. Not surprising. But what kind of upsells do you see? I see two kinds. One kind is for extra work. More words, multiple accents, correct grammar. The other kind is really paying more for the same service -- the difference is you get the service done faster. It's not exactly -- but pretty close -- to what economists call price discrimination in which "identical or largely similar goods or services are transacted at different prices by the same provider in different markets." (Thanks for the definition Wikipedia!) Essentially she knows that there are some people who are only willing to pay $5 for her service, while others are willing to pay much more. So she's devised a pricing strategy to try to capture as much of her customers' willingness to pay as she can. Good stuff there.

          And I'm sure there's much, much more that could be learned from her story. But you gotta take the time to actually study it. And you gotta go beyond the so-called lessons about "if she can do it, anyone can" because that's just not true. This is a seasoned voice actress with over 10 years experience and who's lived for significant stretches on both sides of the Atlantic. It's not a model that's very conducive to immitation. But that doesn't mean you can't learn from her.

          Just make sure you're learning the right lessons.
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            Thanks for the advice kilgore. Much appreciated. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author zdebx
    It definitely sounds awesome earning $9k/month, but I personally think, it's still a "job"...

    Yes, she doesn't have a boss, she doesn't travel to an office 5 days a week, working 9-5, and yes she makes A LOT more than she used to at her regular job, but...

    She exchanges her time for money. If she stops working for a particular day, she won't make anything that day. How different is that from a day job?

    It's not a secret that freelancers who do quality work can make decent money, but there's nothing WOW about it, because you are dependant on yourself working every day and obviously you dedicate a lot of time to whatever you do, like you would in a day job.

    On the other hand, when you have a service that you outsource to someone else, while you just get the clients, or possibly a product that affiliates promote for you, it's a totally different story right?

    You make money without the matter whether you are there or not...

    1. Find a client
    2. Outsource the work
    3. Deduct the money from revenue for the freelancer
    4. Profit

    Anyway, that's just me...
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Agree with zdebx, it works like a offline job. I prefer my passive businesses (few hours per week)
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    What I want to know is where she lives that she can put only $15K down to buy a home.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cornygun
    I've always wondered how many people use Fiverr as a full time "job". I know they can offer add-on's however I could imagine most people going for the standard $5 fee. Unless they are the most productive and efficient person in the world, surely they don't have enough time in the day to make serious $$. - That might just be my lack of knowledge of the area though.

    Well done to her, it's an inspiring story.

    I'll be interesting to see how many people join Fiverr in the hope of getting the same success. (I thought about it )
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    • Profile picture of the author Cool Hand Luke
      I used her for a VSL intro a few months ago; she's fantastic and very accommodating. It's so nice to hear of her success
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  • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
    Why would anyone use a service like fiverr to generate a full-time income.

    Waste of energy...
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    • Profile picture of the author Cool Hand Luke
      Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

      Why would anyone use a service like fiverr to generate a full-time income.

      Waste of energy...
      She makes six figures working 30 hours per week, which is better than the vast majority of Americans...how is that a "waste of energy"?
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    • Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

      Why would anyone use a service like fiverr to generate a full-time income. Waste of energy...
      Why would anyone use a service like WF to try and generate income using affiliate links as a Sig file, obviously breaking rules, and ending up with big ugly red warning letters under each post.

      Waste of energy... <-----
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      • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
        Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

        Why would anyone use a service like WF to try and generate income using affiliate links as a Sig file, obviously breaking rules, and ending up with big ugly red warning letters under each post.

        Waste of energy... <-----
        If you want to spend all day doing $5 videos be my guess.

        i prefer to do other things with my life though.
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        • Profile picture of the author More Than Tips
          I Seriously thought this was an example of one of those Flogs....the fake news sites where all the clicable links point to clickbank!

          Good for her...I guess not many people can reverse engineer your own unique voice....yet.
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        Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

        Why would anyone use a service like WF to try and generate income using affiliate links as a Sig file, obviously breaking rules, and ending up with big ugly red warning letters under each post.

        Waste of energy... <-----
        Ha ! nice catch Arnold.

        Damn I wish I was here to catch that before you

        Damn lol
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    • Profile picture of the author jeanadc
      If you use it properly and efficiently, you can make a living out of it.
      Also, if you do what you love doing rather than expect immediate results....comparative advantages from the get go on 90% of the people getting into any e-business.
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    • Profile picture of the author jeanadc
      Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

      Why would anyone use a service like fiverr to generate a full-time income.

      Waste of energy...
      If you use it properly and efficiently, you can make a living out of it.
      Also, if you do what you love doing rather than expect immediate results....comparative advantages from the get go on 90% of the people getting into any e-business.
      Hard work does pay off and never quit!
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperAlpha
    This is a great example that you can make money easily. Don't confuse easily with effortlessly though.
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  • Profile picture of the author darkreth
    Fiverr has plenty such stories..
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  • Profile picture of the author Suraj Bhoir
    Yes I completely agree...
    Fiverr is really a good source of income.I would say its a goldmine. Just should know how to use it smartly.I am using it lot for my business and have been making very good income from it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by Suraj Bhoir View Post

      Yes I completely agree...
      Fiverr is really a good source of income.I would say its a goldmine. Just should know how to use it smartly.I am using it lot for my business and have been making very good income from it.
      think now a bit hard perhaps?

      I search around what the fiver seller are providing...in fact almost all been cover..even those non related IM stuff ( aka like doing stupid thing , misc service )
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfern76
    as a lazy person, fiver is a nightmare. on the other side, I will need fiver to outsource. it depends on who you are then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Excellent success story. Find a service you can provide, focus on becoming really good at it, then the money will follow.
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    • Awesome story.

      Makes me wish I stuck with Fiverr. I had an SEO gig that was doing ok but neglected it to focus on other marketing methods.
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  • Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

    Yes, Find something that is working for someone else and do the same thing they are doing until you get the same result. Never re-invent the wheel.
    When I stated that: "sometimes it's not due to something "being very hard", but due to lack of using systems that are already in place."...

    I was referring to current basic online systems that are already in existence.
    This could be doing things such as setting up a website for eCommerce purposes,
    building a list of subscribers, creating a product, having a source of targeted traffic, etc.

    People tend to over complicate things, or look for free ways to get around the systems,
    or yes, try to re invent the wheel right out of the gate.

    I am all for creating new original things, but you have to know how the old wheel spins first, and how it wears and tears, before you can improve on its design, or decide to create something completely different.

    Originally Posted by Zodiax View Post

    If you want to spend all day doing $5 videos be my guess.
    I'll ignore that as I trust you are not referring to me.
    If so, please add two, three or four "0"s just behind the $5, depending on the project.

    i prefer to do other things with my life though.
    When you see people selling something on Fiverr, they may have larger ventures going elsewhere,
    and it doesn't mean their work day consists of delivering $5 services.

    That used to be the case, but Fiverr did change allot of things in order to accommodate people who live in parts of the world where their rent is more than $5 a month.

    When you see people hang out in this forum once in a while or for the larger part of their day, it either means that they have other sources of passive income which allows them to do it,

    or, they are you,

    trying to learn, but making mistakes, and hopefully adjusting your strategies as you go.


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    • Profile picture of the author John Moore
      Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

      When I stated that: "sometimes it's not due to something "being very hard", but due to lack of using systems that are already in place."...

      I was referring to current basic online systems that are already in existence.
      This could be doing things such as setting up a website for eCommerce purposes,
      building a list of subscribers, creating a product, having a source of targeted traffic, etc.

      People tend to over complicate things, or look for free ways to get around the systems,
      or yes, try to re invent the wheel right out of the gate.

      I am all for creating new original things, but you have to know how the old wheel spins first, and how it wears and tears, before you can improve on its design, or decide to create something completely different.



      I'll ignore that as I trust you are not referring to me.
      If so, please add two, three or four "0"s just behind the $5, depending on the project.

      When you see people selling something on Fiverr, they may have larger ventures going elsewhere,
      and it doesn't mean their work day consists of delivering $5 services.

      That used to be the case, but Fiverr did change allot of things in order to accommodate people who live in parts of the world where their rent is more than $5 a month.

      When you see people hang out in this forum once in a while or for the larger part of their day, it either means that they have other sources of passive income which allows them to do it,

      or, they are you,

      trying to learn, but making mistakes, and hopefully adjusting your strategies as you go.

      Awesome! Thank you, great advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Some of the negative feedback (i.e. fiverr vs ecommerce site) is like telling an NFL football quarterback he would make much more money as a MLB baseball pitcher because they get paid more money for less work.

    One key to her success is the gig is in her existing skill set. She had already done voice over work. It's something she can easily knock out in a few minutes.

    I am intrigued by this article because my sister is an actor who does occasional voice over.

    Pointing my sister to fiverr and showing she can make $5/minute for voice over work would be much more valuable to her than telling her (for example) to learn all the ins and outs of list building and affiliate marketing in order to "make money online".
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    • Profile picture of the author zdebx
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      Some of the negative feedback (i.e. fiverr vs ecommerce site) is like telling an NFL football quarterback he would make much more money as a MLB baseball pitcher because they get paid more money for less work.

      One key to her success is the gig is in her existing skill set. She had already done voice over work. It's something she can easily knock out in a few minutes.

      I am intrigued by this article because my sister is an actor who does occasional voice over.

      Pointing my sister to fiverr and showing she can make $5/minute for voice over work would be much more valuable to her than telling her (for example) to learn all the ins and outs of list building and affiliate marketing in order to "make money online".
      She could do the same thing on Elance or Upwork, probably for better money too.

      However, I think the reason Fiverr works quite well for most people, is simply because of the value you get for a fiverr. And also, if the work is decent, then getting some addons done for extra 10-20 bucks sounds reasonable, so in the end, you spend something close to $40-50 on one gig.

      While in other places, you normally spend higher amounts outright, because obviously no one is going to do anything for you for a fiverr....
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