Is Fiverr still alive?

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I get sales every once in a while. I make money from it but hasn't been that much. At some point, it stopped tend really slowed down, is it just me or is it disappearing now that it has way too many sellers
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    People are still making lot of money over there. The market is alive and kicking, don't think the competition is too overwhelming but a particular service might have lot of sellers.
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    • Profile picture of the author jacobsnyder
      Originally Posted by anwar001 View Post

      People are still making lot of money over there. The market is alive and kicking, don't think the competition is too overwhelming but a particular service might have lot of sellers.
      Yeah i need to remember this. I need to start looking for new types of things to sell. Any tips or ideas? What selling well right now?
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Originally Posted by jacobsnyder View Post

    I get sales every once in a while. I make money from it but hasn't been that much. At some point, it stopped tend really slowed down, is it just me or is it disappearing now that it has way too many sellers
    Because now, instead of hundreds selling the same crap, thousands are selling the same crap. People just need to make their crap smell better than everyone elses

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    • Profile picture of the author jacobsnyder
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      Because now, instead of hundreds selling the same crap, thousands are selling the same crap. People just need to make their crap smell better than everyone elses

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      . I just need to stand out. It's tough now that there are so many people on Fiverr. There are even tv ads for it so there's many people on the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author thescribe
    Fiverr is great platform for things that can be automated and done in a few minutes. In its early days, it used to be pretty easy getting work there. Now, there are SO many people selling the same stuff, it's difficult to be seen unless you have a highly rated gig. You have to actually market your gigs.

    Which brings me to my next point... Why spend the energy promoting someone else's platform? Wouldn't that energy be better spent promoting and marketing your own website/business? Especially since for the most part, unless you are using some black/grey hat tactics, it's very difficult to get noticed as a new user.

    This is not to say you cannot get noticed with a new gig. However, your gig has to be DIFFERENT/UNIQUE from the crowd. That way, you have a better chance of being seen/featured.
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    • Profile picture of the author jacobsnyder
      Originally Posted by thescribe View Post

      Fiverr is great platform for things that can be automated and done in a few minutes. In its early days, it used to be pretty easy getting work there. Now, there are SO many people selling the same stuff, it's difficult to be seen unless you have a highly rated gig. You have to actually market your gigs.

      Which brings me to my next point... Why spend the energy promoting someone else's platform? Wouldn't that energy be better spent promoting and marketing your own website/business? Especially since for the most part, unless you are using some black/grey hat tactics, it's very difficult to get noticed as a new user.

      This is not to say you cannot get noticed with a new gig. However, your gig has to be DIFFERENT/UNIQUE from the crowd. That way, you have a better chance of being seen/featured.
      Yeah, I mean there's just such a great platform on Fiverr already that there is no need to try and reinvent the wheel with a new thing to promote.

      Thanks for the advice,
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  • Profile picture of the author floydarthur
    Just be different and have keyword friendly title and description of your gig.

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    • Profile picture of the author jacobsnyder
      Originally Posted by floydarthur View Post

      Just be different and have keyword friendly title and description of your gig.

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      Agreed, it's just about being different,
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Fiverr is definitely still alive and poppin. My only beef with Fiverr is that you can make money quickly, but the automation factor isn't there, plus.... it's almost like a "home job". We already know that one of the fastest ways to make money online is by selling services. But with each service you provide - no matter the price.... you sacrifice time. But to answer your question... YES, Fiverr is good and alive. Be versatile and diversify your skills. And make sure your services are top notch. If you can offer a money back guarantee on your services, do it. This will boost sales also.
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  • Definitely is touch than how it was 2 years back but you can apply your own twist to get your sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    The best way to make money with Fiverr is not to sell your services there

    The best way is ARBITRAGE and VALUE-ADDED REPACKAGING

    Buy services, add value to the collection of services, repackage and sell to a niche market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    *Goes to Fiverr.com*

    Yep, the website is still up.
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  • Profile picture of the author RosanneS
    One thing that really annoys me with the latest Fiverr member's area update, is that they no longer allow you to see your gigs that you manually added a "star" rating to.

    What I use to be able to do was order a bunch of articles, and click the "star' button beside each article. When I would receive the finished gig and posted that particular article, I use to be able to remove its "star" status, easily letting me know that I have indeed utilized that particular gig.

    Now I have to click on the order to see if it is "starred" or not. I can no longer easily see it from the member's area.

    I submitted a support ticket about this and received this response...

    Jason (Fiverr Customer Support)
    Oct 27, 2:18 PM

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your feedback. Your comments have been noted with our Product Developers.



    Hopefully they fix this soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    i rarely get orders anymore when there used to be a steady stream. Plus some things about fiverr aren't so great. my top gig, with tons of great ratings, got paused because they didn't like the picture. Changed it about 5x and they still won't approve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    You'll make a lot more money taking your gigs off of Fiverr and learning how to market them yourself. I had some gigs on Fiverr a few years ago that made only a few hundred dollars a month. When I marketed them myself off of Fiverr, they made over $2,000 a month, plus with the added benefit of building a list that I made even more money from.

    When your income depends on the traffic to a platform you don't own, you are at the mercy of the owners of that platform. A modern-day serfdom. Not the best approach for creating an online business, but not a bad way to start doing something and making that initial income and gaining some experience.

    You should have a goal to transition away from Fiverr eventually. Dependency on Fiverr sucks ass.
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  • Profile picture of the author zuberr
    I'm going to repeat what a few have already said now.

    Learn to market your services yourself, you'll reap much bigger rewards if you do. People selling
    services on Fiverr are not willing to market their services themselves and therefore have no choice
    but to sell low. If you go out there and find clients yourself, you will see that they can pay you much
    more than a Fiverr gig is priced, plus you get the added benefit of building a one-on-one relationship
    with your client, improving your chances of getting repeat orders.

    Another profitable tip is to do Fiverr Arbitrage. Market your services to clients at a higher price, but
    instead of doing the work yourself, you just pay someone from Fiverr to do it and you end up with
    a nice profit. You can thus broaden the range of services that you offer.
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    • Originally Posted by zuberr View Post

      I'm going to repeat what a few have already said now.

      Learn to market your services yourself, you'll reap much bigger rewards if you do. People selling services on Fiverr are not willing to market their services themselves and therefore have no choice but to sell low. If you go out there and find clients yourself, you will see that they can pay you much more than a Fiverr gig is priced, plus you get the added benefit of building a one-on-one relationship with your client, improving your chances of getting repeat orders.
      That advice is spot on. Sounds like you're letting Fiverr do your "advertising" for you. Try creating your own page, instead, and driving your own traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author TB Ann
    Fiverr is all time favorite
    No doubt
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    • Profile picture of the author nzchick
      Good luck with your endeavours on Fiverr. My recommendation would be to look at people in your field and see what they are doing and ask yourself how you can do better and how you can over deliver to people.
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  • Profile picture of the author SBR
    I have to ask myself is the website name really appropriate? Because after they grab their percentage from your sale aswell as Paypal your left with little less than their namesake. This site has become degraded by sellers making irresponsible claims such as getting you tons of followers or fans on different types of social media - for $5....... really!!?? This has contributed to damaging buyer trust and Fiverr's rep. in my opinion.

    Also, many non-genuine sellers purchase from their own accounts to make themselves look good by leaving themselves good feedback making it harder for genuine ones to be found in the search results. That is probably why you are finding it difficult.

    If I was you I would consider other methods of making money if you can, as you acquiring gigs very much depends on the feedback that you get, which is very hard to get on there, especially with so many non-genuine sellers.

    If you still want to stick with them, my advice would be to open and explain clearly what your offering to customers (some people seem to expect miracles for the price on that site). You definitely don't want a gig that's too long winded for the price.
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  • Profile picture of the author akd545
    I outsource some of my small projects through clients on Fiverr. Getting noticed to get a gig is a task in itself!
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  • Profile picture of the author krys0003
    Yeah it still exist. Though I have recently not receiving orders at all. Maybe I need to review my keywords and update my gig description.
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  • Profile picture of the author supereek
    its fine for many things except seo
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    Fiverr is Top Market place to solve my each query in small costs.
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  • Profile picture of the author onehalf
    Originally Posted by jacobsnyder View Post

    I get sales every once in a while. I make money from it but hasn't been that much. At some point, it stopped tend really slowed down, is it just me or is it disappearing now that it has way too many sellers
    Fiverr is still alive. Maybe, the other service provider just offer better services. Or you need to work on your professional profile.
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