Anyone use fiverr for a little earner

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I tested it out last week, made $60 from writing 300 word articles for people, all positive feedback and some repeat custom. Pretty cool also as when you reach level 1 you can then do add-ons which a person used for an extra 5 bucks.

I only did it to see if I could get a little extra beer money, as I spend mostly all day on the PC anyway, and a few hours not doing much but playing poker or chess, but at this rate its going to actually be better than I expected.

I feel when someone orders it is easy to do, more motivated for them than I am for myself, like a sort of pride thing, I want to make them happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joeyyip
    So, your service is MANUALLY write up a 300 words article for each order?

    Nice! For me, I've been outsourcing most of my clients' seo work to fiverr, haha!
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    • Profile picture of the author bacardi
      Yeah, they basically give me a subject and I write for them, one of the last ones I did was the importance of a bulletproof backpack for your child to go to school with :p

      I find it easy money though, I only had to refuse one offer of work as it was the most ridiculous thing ever, something to do with wanting me to write a cover letter he could then send to a lawyer regarding issues he had with something to do with TV advertising.

      I was like I am not even going to attempt this, 300 words for an article online, not any legal letters and stuff

      Good idea also sourcing things out

      Originally Posted by Joeyyip View Post

      So, your service is MANUALLY write up a 300 words article for each order?

      Nice! For me, I've been outsourcing most of my clients' seo work to fiverr, haha!
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      • Profile picture of the author bacardi
        And yeah manually is all I do, I never copy anything. I research a subject, get a firm grasp of the subject, and then its just my head and my fingers, 100% unique.
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      • Profile picture of the author MyNewMama
        Fiverr is a free way to add another stream of income for your business. It's only 5 bucks, but it adds up. It's sort of like the 99 cent store or dollar store. If you can keep up with it and properly rest to avoid burnout then Fiverr is a nice source drive in income.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jensha
      Originally Posted by Joeyyip View Post

      So, your service is MANUALLY write up a 300 words article for each order?

      Nice! For me, I've been outsourcing most of my clients' seo work to fiverr, haha!
      Cool! I was thinking of the same thing too. You know, resell fiverr gigs. I've seen some great gigs that I think someone would pay for more than $5. Have you been using your own site for clients?

      Anyway, as for bacardi, yep, been using fiverr as a little earner too. Got $200 already as I only spend an hour or two a day at it. Still good small income if you ask me.
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      • Profile picture of the author bacardi
        I wish sometimes I was a really sexy woman (am a man), so I could advertise advertisements on my sexy body, woman have it easy, I have no morales at all, if I was a sexy lady I would be a millionaire by now. I would be on adult webcam sites, doing phone sex chat, fiverr gigs, you name it lol

        Originally Posted by Jensha View Post

        Cool! I was thinking of the same thing too. You know, resell fiverr gigs. I've seen some great gigs that I think someone would pay for more than $5. Have you been using your own site for clients?

        Anyway, as for bacardi, yep, been using fiverr as a little earner too. Got $200 already as I only spend an hour or two a day at it. Still good small income if you ask me.
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      • Profile picture of the author bacardi
        Well done on the $200 Same as me, few hours a day, in saying that though I have no orders right now, wish they would make me featured so more get to see my gig.

        Originally Posted by Jensha View Post

        Cool! I was thinking of the same thing too. You know, resell fiverr gigs. I've seen some great gigs that I think someone would pay for more than $5. Have you been using your own site for clients?

        Anyway, as for bacardi, yep, been using fiverr as a little earner too. Got $200 already as I only spend an hour or two a day at it. Still good small income if you ask me.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joeyyip
        Originally Posted by Jensha View Post

        Cool! I was thinking of the same thing too. You know, resell fiverr gigs. I've seen some great gigs that I think someone would pay for more than $5. Have you been using your own site for clients?

        Anyway, as for bacardi, yep, been using fiverr as a little earner too. Got $200 already as I only spend an hour or two a day at it. Still good small income if you ask me.
        Just trying to be a smart middle man. Haha! Yeah some gigs on fiverr are really good and worth more than 5$! Those top-rated ones.

        So, what do you offer for your gig? I might outsource them to you :p
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by Joeyyip View Post

      So, your service is MANUALLY write up a 300 words article for each order?

      Nice! For me, I've been outsourcing most of my clients' seo work to fiverr, haha!
      Oh my... If I was your client I would be pissed... You get what you pay for.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldoyle1
    Excellent work, i have used fiverr a couple of times and so far so good. I will be looking for people to drive decent traffic to my website for a high ticket product end of next month. Any tips? I would reward the person who promoted the product 50% of each sale on completion.
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  • Profile picture of the author vick2011
    I use to make a killing with fiverr when it first started then it got raided, and now theres too much competition, and worst part is back when I was killing $200+ a week there was no "levels" otherwise I'd be a pretty high rated seller and still making a killing, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
    Yea, its cool place for little extra income .I am in design category and completed more than 500 orders so far - all with 100% feedback.nexstair's profile page on Fiverr.com
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    Fiverr is still working good, Most of the time, clients will test with little money and then they can place big orders. So, fiverr is useful one.
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    • Fiverr is a good opportunity for making money.
      If you work on ideas, you can also find things able to bring in more than $1,000 a month with just a few minutes per gig.

      And it is good for selling but also for buying, as I found many valid SEO gigs to use, and curious things too!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kukelka
    Fiverr is very good place for little income.Everyone knows what in nowadays it is hard to jump in fiverr and make goood money as it was in the past,but for $5-$10 daily it is perfect site. In the past I created logos with simple program(not photoshop) and was making not bad money,but as a time was running there was more and more sellers so It became harder to earn and I quit it. Overall for someone who wants to earn $5 per day I with confidence saying try it
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    • Profile picture of the author networkersmagnet
      Originally Posted by Kukelka View Post

      Fiverr is very good place for little income.Everyone knows what in nowadays it is hard to jump in fiverr and make goood money as it was in the past,but for $5-$10 daily it is perfect site. In the past I created logos with simple program(not photoshop) and was making not bad money,but as a time was running there was more and more sellers so It became harder to earn and I quit it. Overall for someone who wants to earn $5 per day I with confidence saying try it
      Somehow i tried fiverr, but since the payment method there is paypal only and being in a country not supported by PayPal, i had to look for alternative...

      Good to say that there a lot of website today (offering services like fiverr.com called by most people "the fiverr alternative") ... well

      That was a good shot for me, for i was able to offer a service ( just one for a start) that gave me quick income in a time record.

      That was a savior. as i was almost giving up on the make money online dream.

      Now i not only do freelancing but own a community forum and a dozen of website that make me money...

      What i have to say here is that +++ $5 /day was my booster.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevL
    I think fiverr is a great place to gain clients if you're prepared to work your ass off & go the extra mile, which it seems you are. I think you need to focus hard on building the relationships though and gaining future work from the client for more than $5. I don't see fiverr as a sustainable business method for most people unless they use it purely as a tool to gain new clients. Only problem is, once you've done something for someone for a fiverr, you're going to have to really build a great relationship with them for them to be happy to pay you more than this in the future.

    I use fiverr, and I pay a number of people much more than a fiver for what they started off doing for me on fiverr, but these people proved themselves to be worth their weight in gold & worth way more than $5 per gig.
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  • Profile picture of the author evilsaigon
    I understand that pride and satisfaction Fiverr's been a good place for me to earn some humble dollars every now and then.
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  • Profile picture of the author cititoru
    Am using Fiverr quite successfully doing graphic design work. People are happy, most of them come back to order again. Got an average of $30 every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author GetMoreCustomers
    I use Fiverr quite a lot. I netted $1K+ in the last month with just a few minutes of my time. Definitely worthwhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author bighostchennai
    I am not saying I did earn 'one million dollar' from it, what ever I did, could pay some of my bills, some rule needs to be followed to get clients consistently

    1. Keep updating the fiverr gig with new images to portfolio or any changes, which could be taken as fresh gig might come above the list..
    2. Gig needs to be delivered promptly and with utmost quality so that client would be pleased to come back..
    3. Pleasing communication - no rough attitude, needs to followed to get and maintain clients, that doesn't mean compromise in the our terms..

    I felt Fiverr become more competitive then ever before but lot of traffic available...
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    I am going to try it for lead gen.
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  • Profile picture of the author OriginalPhil
    I love hearing Fiverr success stories. It's nice to know that it's actually possible and to see others getting rewarded for their hard work. My question is though... what can you reasonably do for $5?

    As a way to make some side income, I started a music gig for people looking to polish their demo songs, write business jingles, etc.

    I only completed 3 gigs, but spent an average of about 8 hours on each one ($3.92 for a full work day). These were supposed to be under 30 minutes each, but each buyer wanted to hear multiple versions of their project.

    Also, I was trying to over-deliver for those much needed first "thumbs up" ratings. Unfortunately, I didn't get a single rating, which made the effort even less valuable.

    For someone working in a country where $3.92 goes a lot further, this might not seem too bad, but in the U.S. (where I'm working from) that's only enough to cover the cost of keeping my computer running while I work on the gig.

    I know there are a lot of people from the U.S. (and other places with an even higher cost of living) who do quite well on Fiverr. That's because they know how much of a service to provide for $5.

    Personally, how do you know what to offer that will make each gig competitive but still worth your time? It seems almost impossible when there's someone else who can afford to offer 3X as much work in a single gig.

    Content writing is the only area that seems to work (unless you're a hot girl, like Bacardi mentioned), because native English writers are in high demand. To do that though, you have to be a lightning-fast researcher, typist and idea conjurer. Especially when a buyer wants you to add exact phrases for SEO like "quarter inch PVC pipe resale in Fort Lauderdale FL" without sounding spammy.

    Sorry, OP, don't mean to hi-jack your thread. Before I digress further... /post
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficTrader
    Congratulations! That is a great result.

    I have used Fiverr for numerous jobs but have never done a job on it.

    Good luck and I wish you further success with it.

    I would imagine that you could get some ongoing clients from what you are doing as well
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    I'm offering services that take me 5 minutes to do. So that's like $60 per hour, less administrative costs.
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    • Personally, how do you know what to offer that will make each gig competitive but still worth your time?

      Aye, there's the rub.

      I don't have a useful answer to your question. I doubt anyone does. Some will tell you to offer an ebook, but the fact is that ebooks don't sell well on Fiverr.

      I had a small amount of success on Fiverr with offering pages from my money diary (which detailed the 5 ways I make money on the Internet) but it was never a steady stream of income.

      When you're looking at how much time you spend completing a gig, you also have to consider how much time you'll need to spend promoting it. There are people on Fiverr who do 80% promotion, 20% actual gig work. They're making much less money than they think they are.

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      • Profile picture of the author OriginalPhil
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        Personally, how do you know what to offer that will make each gig competitive but still worth your time?

        There are people on Fiverr who do 80% promotion, 20% actual gig work. They're making much less money than they think they are.
        Thanks for the reply. I know that experience firsthand lol. Just the dialogue alone with each buyer (while trying to articulate workflow on their projects) was lengthier and more time consuming than if I decided to write 500 word articles with edits, a much more sought after gig than music production.

        I didn't even scratch the surface of promoting with Twitter, FB, here on Warrior Forum, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author george b
    I make a few dollars here and there, as a rule anything I have ever made on Fiverr ($450ish) I throw it back into my business's.
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  • Profile picture of the author timgreen
    The idea of fiverr is for people to compete on quality not price, therefor no one can be the cheapest just he best quality, which is what everyone wants. Because of this people are offering amazingly good deals for really cheap prices and it has come to a point where it's really not worth the time spent any more, just my opinion anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author angshuy2k
    I do still use fiverr as well as offer services on fiverr as a tester gig and then move my clients to my upsell products.

    Originally Posted by bacardi View Post

    I tested it out last week, made $60 from writing 300 word articles for people, all positive feedback and some repeat custom. Pretty cool also as when you reach level 1 you can then do add-ons which a person used for an extra 5 bucks.

    I only did it to see if I could get a little extra beer money, as I spend mostly all day on the PC anyway, and a few hours not doing much but playing poker or chess, but at this rate its going to actually be better than I expected.

    I feel when someone orders it is easy to do, more motivated for them than I am for myself, like a sort of pride thing, I want to make them happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    No, never. I listed a few gigs on fiver a long time ago, completed 1 gig, then lost my interest immediately.

    I also left my gigs up like an asshole, and started getting more orders as time went by, but I was never on the site and when I came back had a lot of angry "customers".

    For the last 6 months though, I've been using fiver to outsource a lot of important tasks, like citation building, wordpress fixer uppers, professional voice overs, youtube views, video testimonies, setting up web 2.0s, (no backlinking) etc etc, and the $400-500 I have invested, has paid me back in the 5 figure range.

    Don't get me wrong, I only outsource like 25% of my work. But if you use fiver properly, you can make a lot of money with it. When I think of fiver, in the way I use it, its like:

    Finding people who are highly skilled in highly specific areas,
    Who definitely don't get paid enough for their work,
    Combining all their unique skills with your own,
    To create a high quality result that is achieved for 1/10th what you would pay anywhere else.

    Its like a flea market where you have to sift through lots of crap on the tables, burn your money on some useless garbage, but when you find the really good tables, you can make a lot of money with a calculated approach. I would never want to be the person standing behind the table wearing the torn shirt and filthy jeans. But the guy who goes to the flea market in a suit & sunglasses, with the right connections, ready to capitalize on peoples inability to demand what they're really worth. Sounds evil I know, but thats capitalism to a t. And it sure as hell beats slavery... which is how I really view fiver.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    I used to use fiverr but I have not been on it for a while. I liked it but just found others way to make some money from the talent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mack
    Made $200 my first month doing logo intros and promo videos. Just got promoted to level 1 so I'm sure I'll be making more with the "gig extras" option.
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  • Profile picture of the author misconstrued
    I have a friend who makes money on Fiverr by having other people on Fiverr, unknowingly, do his gigs. He has scripts that automate most of it and makes ~$1k to $2k a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    When I was first starting out and began making money online, I made money using Fiverr.

    All I did was write articles and do simple SEO tasks for people and the money really does start to add up.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreshAndThemes
    I started with some design related gigs but they wore me out only after a day. made about $500 doing silly jobs lol

    I look at it now a lil differently. If the gig takes no more than 5-10mins i'm all game if not i'll spend my time wisely on something else. Sometimes we forget our time is a currency and we need to invest in worthwhile things.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezekielseo
    One thing i wished is that fiverr should integrate with autoresponders, or vice versa.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I do custom design web gigs at Fiverr and build up my business there in the last 7 months reached 1000 sales a month ago. I think Fiverr has a lot of potential and it has become very popular recently. For anyone starting out - I would say, try to find an original idea or choose the top selling gig and make it better.
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  • Profile picture of the author cititoru
    Definitely there's a lot of potential on Fiverr! And if you end up spending more time doing the gig than you should I would ask the buyer to purchase another gig or two. A lot of buyers I met there were quite resonable and know that $5 is not enough to cover for your time if you are to do more complex stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author focusedlife
    Hi All,

    I just found this thread and knew i had to ad my two cents.

    I've been extensively testing out fiverr for lead gen and list building profit.

    I am happy to report that I was successfully able to make a little bit more than $2000 in about 22 days while maintaining a 100% positive rating, adding 120 people to my list (paid buyers list) and usually getting more than one order per customer for deliverables that took me no more than about 1 minute to deliver.

    I've bottled this stuff up and will be launching a course on it super shortly (just finished the sales page on it today).

    Most of what i learned came from different parts of the inter webs and this one awesome dude that is making about $700 a day from fiverr and get this... he's never heard of the warrior forum.

    Long and short this compilation of information I am sure will be received well after looking at all of the feedback folks on this awesome forum have given.

    I am curious to find out what you all might think this data might be worth as a fair price point?

    Love to hear feedback and will be sharing more with everyone soon.

    Thanks for the positive reinforcement in helping me decide whether or not to bring this to market.

    Regards

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  • Profile picture of the author asiriusthoth
    We just completed our 7,000th gig on fiverr a few days ago. It's been a great ride; a tad slow recently... but a great ride nonetheless. The great thing about fiverr is you can create solid relationships on there, and if marketed correctly, they can be turned into long term clients.

    Some people use fiverr to "test the waters". Quite a lot of people can be up sold into more expensive packages and services.
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    • Profile picture of the author cititoru
      Originally Posted by asiriusthoth View Post

      We just completed our 7,000th gig on fiverr a few days ago. It's been a great ride; a tad slow recently... but a great ride nonetheless. The great thing about fiverr is you can create solid relationships on there, and if marketed correctly, they can be turned into long term clients.

      Some people use fiverr to "test the waters". Quite a lot of people can be up sold into more expensive packages and services.
      WOW, 7000 orders!? That's unreal! What do you do to get so many customers?
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I have free tips in my sig.

    Fiverr is the king of this outsourcing traffic, so best off to stick with fiverr.

    Most people these days, look for lots of reviews, so make your work good, and ask people to review.

    and make sure you do the work professionally, quick and higher quality than your competitors on fiverr.

    Do this, and you will be working to 3am in the morning fullfilling orders, and you will not be able to keep up with the buyers and orders coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benny L
    Haha... thanks for turning me on to fiverr... you jerks! Now I have some dude in sweden recording a bass line for a song I wrote a few years ago, but never got around to doing a bass line for. You guys suck!!!

    j/k. It's an interesting concept... now I just need to think about what I can sell... heh
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  • Profile picture of the author m00d
    I just started a few days ago selling links on my free hosting services, making about 20 bucks a day right now, not much but helps pay the server bills and it's kinda fun, a break form the norm.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay27
    I'm doing alright with my Fiverr gig. It's for keyword research.

    I developed my own method of researching keywords, automated it as much as I could, and then put it up on Fiverr.

    Out of about 70 gigs, I got 2 cancellations and well over 50 positive reviews!

    I have the capacity for dozens of gigs per day. It's too bad I'm not getting anywhere near that many orders.

    But the seed has been planted, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author kelvintoro
    You write only one 300-word article for $5? You're lucky you get orders. There are other writers there who order more or longer articles for $5. Or maybe you really are a very good writer that's why you get clients. Congrats! Hope you'll earn more.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedrizzle
    I make my full-time income with Fiverr. I love what I do - proofreading various articles and working with lots of people is fantastic for me. Find something you love, and if you so desire, turn it into a business - you might be surprised at the income you generate by providing a quality service!
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  • Profile picture of the author nightfury
    Fiverr is a great place to earn. I see people are cursing fiverr for the little amount of payment. But believe you just need to know how to capture the market. Once you do that No way near you will be earning little from it. Literally every month I am earning more than $1200 from fiverr. I don't think it's bad or little ! ! ! I am social media expert promoting musician or music on soundcloud and many other platform like fb twitter e.t.c . More over I am level two seller on fiverr.

    So from my view fiverr is a great market place
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