That being said, there are some things you need to understand when you use Fiverr.
1) Fiverr Isn't A Primary Source of Income
Fiverr will not replace a primary source of income, and you shouldn't expect it to. I've not see one single gig that has made enough of a splash to support a person full-time and even people doing multiple gigs would be hard pressed to make enough to live off.
2) Fiverr Is An Excellent Source of Extra Income
Fiverr pays my hosting, outsourcing, and domain bills. I'm using the income I make there to invest in other IM ventures. Do you realize how much expert outsourcing you can get done here on WF from the money you make from a few gigs?
3) Gig Design Matters
If your gig is ugly, and the summary doesn't make any sense then you won't get any clients. If you promise the moon, and then can only deliver a drawing of the moon in crayon, your gig is not specific enough.
Taking a few minutes to properly design your gig is well worth it.
4) Your Gig Won't Be Unique
You're an article writer, or perhaps you can install wordpress. There are plenty of other people who do this to. It's becoming really hard to come up with creative ideas for gigs that appeal to a large group of people. This isn't a good reason not to try, it's just something you should be aware of.
5) You Have Better Luck When You Reach Out
There is a little bar on the side of the main fiverr page that is filled with people requesting specific stuff. If you have a gig for this, then please for all that is holy send them a message. I get the majority of my work simply by sending a polite message, with a sample attached.
6) Treat Fiverr With Respect
I don't care if your just writing an article, or editing a pdf. You should always treat the people who buy your gigs with a courtesy. If your courtesy is not returned, then walk away from the gig. I used to be worried about this, but nowadays I refuse to get into a protracted battle over $4.
I always remain polite, but firm. If you've delivered what they asked for, and they still have an issue, it's time to move on.
Fiverr is a great source of income, and outsourcing for me. I hope this post will help make it one for you. Any questions I will answer to the best of my ability.