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Hi Guys,

I have seen so many stories about people making a lot of money on Fiverr to the point where skepticism has started to set in.

I am a web / graphics designer and am thinking of giving it a go but want to know the best way to approach it. Can anybody recommend a good Fiverr model to follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    LOL I can't stand micro job sites. I also can't stand hearing about Fiverr. Are people really getting so desperate that they'll do anything for 5 dollars?
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    • Profile picture of the author Subseven
      Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

      LOL I can't stand micro job sites. I also can't stand hearing about Fiverr. Are people really getting so desperate that they'll do anything for 5 dollars?
      That's pretty narrow minded. With all the extra's, it can be good for certain things. What I'd do is just check similar gigs and see how they are built up. Make a good video, promote the gig online and ask for reviews to gain credibility.
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      • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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        Originally Posted by Subseven View Post

        That's pretty narrow minded. With all the extra's, it can be good for certain things. What I'd do is just check similar gigs and see how they are built up. Make a good video, promote the gig online and ask for reviews to gain credibility.
        Not really, have you seen the gigs that are the most popular? "Fraudulent testimonials for $5" "Dance around half naked for $5" Jesus Christ, just become a damned street performer. You'll make more money, and get paid cash every day.
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        • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
          Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

          Not really, have you seen the gigs that are the most popular? "Fraudulent testimonials for $5" "Dance around half naked for $5" Jesus Christ, just become a damned street performer. You'll make more money, and get paid cash every day.
          You are focusing on the bad stuff and holding that out as the example. Have you seen what some of the voice-over guys and designers are making every day?
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          • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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            Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

            You are focusing on the bad stuff and holding that out as the example. Have you seen what some of the voice-over guys and designers are making every day?
            Yes, of course. Why don't they just start their own company and offer their services at a premium price? I mean this kind of activity is going to devalue the service based industry when it comes to communications and media production.

            Why? Because you'll have thousands of desperate people itching to do cheap labor for a job that used to require real skill and a premium price. It's like the Wal Mart of tech labor. "I'll edit your movie, just please please gimme the $10!"

            I just find it funny that people, and Warriors, are getting so desperate that they'll do anything to make $3.90 a gig. I've heard that Fiverr takes $1 and Paypal skims a bit off too. It's crazy.

            I really don't mean to be a dick, but it's like Wal Mart really. Cheap shit, and then that will set the new standard for everyone. Thus, widening the gap between the have's and have not's. What do you think? Am I reading too much into it?
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        • Profile picture of the author Subseven
          Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

          Not really, have you seen the gigs that are the most popular? "Fraudulent testimonials for $5" "Dance around half naked for $5" Jesus Christ, just become a damned street performer. You'll make more money, and get paid cash every day.
          Seems like you're pretty biased to be honest. I just checked the top ones, and it's a good mix of things people do for fun and a bit of extra money mixed with people offering services that won't take them a long time and are worth the money for them. I agree, for some services Fiverr really isn't the way to go, but I've been pretty satisfied with most of the services I bought and sold.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Hill SEO
      Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

      LOL I can't stand micro job sites. I also can't stand hearing about Fiverr. Are people really getting so desperate that they'll do anything for 5 dollars?
      Hi guys and thanks for the responses. First of all, I would just like to say that I kind of agree with TheRealDudeman. For a long time, I have deemed Fiverr as the last chance saloon for those with nowhere else to go.

      I will be honest, I value my time far greater than $5 per project. My day job pays out over $100K a year so why would I waste time chasing pennies. The truth is that I just want to design things and build up my portfolio so that I can leave the world of IT Security behind and Fiverr seems like a good avenue explore whilst building my main business elsewhere.

      Not really looking to discuss why people may want to participate on fiverr but instead, I am looking for a tried and tested method for getting more exposure to your gigs
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      • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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        Made a few thousand dollars on Fiverr but i'm eventually getting very sick of them...for mainly their Horrible support...don't even want to get started. They are literally not responding to my support questions now because the truth hurts
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      • Profile picture of the author UnclePeter
        Originally Posted by Paul Hill SEO View Post

        Hi guys and thanks for the responses. First of all, I would just like to say that I kind of agree with TheRealDudeman. For a long time, I have deemed Fiverr as the last chance saloon for those with nowhere else to go.

        I will be honest, I value my time far greater than $5 per project. My day job pays out over $100K a year so why would I waste time chasing pennies. The truth is that I just want to design things and build up my portfolio so that I can leave the world of IT Security behind and Fiverr seems like a good avenue explore whilst building my main business elsewhere.

        Not really looking to discuss why people may want to participate on fiverr but instead, I am looking for a tried and tested method for getting more exposure to your gigs
        It's your idea of the last chance saloon but some people see it as the first chance saloon.Get their foot on the first rung of the ladder so to speak.

        If you're not chasing pennies could you not build your portfolio by doing freebies for worthy causes, or any cause come to think of it, or is the truth that you would rather have the $3.90 per gig.
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Honestly, it won't bring you much! 5 bucks minus their cut minus whatever paypal takes ( don't even want to think of it...minus exchange rate....mmmmm! Trust your instinct... you know, when it's too good to be true, it probably is!

    Unless you get 100 orders a day lol, you're better off offering your services somewhere else!

    My 2 cents!

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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    There are some (even many?) tasks that take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. If you don't mind the repetitive work, you can do very well.

    The maths supports this:
    • 60 minutes / 5 minute gig = 12 gigs completed per hour. At $4 per gig, that works out to $48/hr.
    • 60 minutes / 10 minute gig = 6 gigs completed per hour. At $4 per gig, that works out to $24/hr.
    Plus, as someone mentioned above - extras bring in more income as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author focusedlife
      That math works great and its so true.

      Personally, if I may, i just want to let you all know that fiverr is perfect for extra money making if you leverage the platform properly.

      If you're looking at purely from a "how much can I make" per transaction kind of thing then I think that's a fairly limited approach, but if you think of it as a complimentary tool that helps you in your long term game plan then I think you've got a better handle on it.

      Personally I didn't think fiverr was very good for anything more than ordering cheap outsourced work.

      That was true only up until I met the top seller on fiverr who was making between $300 and $500 a day selling "I'll share your link with my xxx,xxx fans on x" for $5" type of gigs.

      I was utterly dumbfounded and then I realized that this thing can be used just as well as any listbuilding strategy and maybe even better if you did it right.

      Fiverr, if you think about it, is ALLL buyer traffic with inherent trust built in.

      If you think its hypey then maybe you're right but if you're thinking its a waste of time for money making, then I thank you for leaving more on the table for the rest of us who take the time to learn how to use it and incorporate its leverage into our business.

      Hope that was a valuable add to this thread.

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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    You are focusing on what they charge per gig. When you break things down per hour as I did above, they are hardly devaluing anything. Charging $60/hr (and keeping $48/hr after fees) for voice over work doesn't appear to be devaluing anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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      Then why use Fiverr at all? Why not charge the same $60, and keep $55 after Paypal's cut. I see Fiverr as unnecessary, I guess that's my beef. I know they help people get some exposure and such, but I think that if people adopted a more DIY attitude, then they'd have little need for middlemen like Fiverr.
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      • Profile picture of the author Subseven
        Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

        Then why use Fiverr at all? Why not charge the same $60, and keep $55 after Paypal's cut. I see Fiverr as unnecessary, I guess that's my beef. I know they help people get some exposure and such, but I think that if people adopted a more DIY attitude, then they'd have little need for middlemen like Fiverr.
        Because it's easy to reach people, and it's not actually $5 most of the time; people who make decent money usually benefit most from the extra's. That it's not for you is something I can't argue, but calling people who are actually using it with success desperate is in my opinion very ignorant.
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      • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
        Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

        Then why use Fiverr at all? Why not charge the same $60, and keep $55 after Paypal's cut.
        Fiverr everyday gets thousands of visitors or buyers...... Does a new website of a seller or say even a old website will get so many buyers a day?

        If making website and getting buyers is so easy then sites like odesk, freelancer, and others would have closed shop after a week of their launch

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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I'm not a big fan of fiverr but there are some decent gigs to be had. The problem I have with it is that talented people go there and box themselves in because they're willing to accept what, a little under $4 for their trouble? Once you train yourself to accept small money for your services it's hard to break free and charge what you're actually worth.

    I know the common rebuttal to this is that smart fiverr sellers clean up with upsells and all the rest but they are only a very small portion of the entire community. If you're talented and want to get paid what you're worth look for a better venue to hock your services. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      I'm not a big fan of fiverr but there are some decent gigs to be had. The problem I have with it is that talented people go there and box themselves in because they're willing to accept what, a little under $4 for their trouble? Once you train yourself to accept small money for your services it's hard to break free and charge what you're actually worth.

      I know the common rebuttal to this is that smart fiverr sellers clean up with upsells and all the rest but they are only a very small portion of the entire community. If you're talented and want to get paid what you're worth look for a better venue to hock your services. Good luck.
      Exactly! Thank you, Traveling Guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudstrife
    Fiverr can be a good source of income, especially with other add-ons. The basic service may cost only $5, but with the extras you could find yourself earning $50 on an order.

    Yes, both Fiverr and Paypal will take a cut. however, use that as a platform to establish yourself and then set up your own site, and move existing customers off Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Even AFTER I posted the equivalent hourly rate that good sellers are making, many of you are missing the point entirely as evidenced by the "why sell so cheap?" comments. Selling 5 or 10 minutes of your time for $4 is NOT cheap.

    When you stop looking at it one gig at a time and start considering the HOURLY rate that good sellers are making, it becomes very obvious why it can be such a great income generator. Sure, $4 per gig seems cheap but when you can complete 10 gigs and hour because you were smart about your offering, you are now making $40/hr which is FAR more than most people on this forum.

    Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

    What do you think? Am I reading too much into it?
    I think you just aren't seeing the big picture (hourly rate).
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    • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      Even AFTER I posted the equivalent hourly rate that good sellers are making, many of you are missing the point entirely as evidenced by the "why sell so cheap?" comments. Selling 5 or 10 minutes of your time for $4 is NOT cheap.
      I completely agree with you. My issue is that the vast majority of sellers there don't come anywhere near the potential you're describing. It's one of the most competitive marketplaces on the Internet.

      Sure, the hot sellers can clean up but for every one that is it's likely there are hundreds or even thousands that are earning less than they'd make emptying the trash at McDonalds.

      There are hundreds of posts here by talented people who ask how they can get out of the fiverr swamp and start making some real money. My answer has always been to stay out of the swamp in the first place and find a marketplace where your talents are appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    Originally Posted by Paul Hill SEO View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I have seen so many stories about people making a lot of money on Fiverr to the point where skepticism has started to set in.

    I am a web / graphics designer and am thinking of giving it a go but want to know the best way to approach it. Can anybody recommend a good Fiverr model to follow.
    Hi Paul

    I would offer your services on gumtree instead. You can get a VA to post to different cities and then charge say £50 per project. You can then mix this with offline flyers to small businesses.

    You would make a lot more in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author 6figure101
    I use Fiverr to sell $5 gigs but then collect the email address of customers and then sell them a higher ticket item on the back end.

    I also use other fiverr alternatives that let you sell gigs for higher than $5. Got to be creative
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  • Profile picture of the author kenetix
    There are gems in fiverr. But most of the gigs are usually crap. 99-1 rule at the end of the day. You need something of great value to earn lots. Ordinary or mediocre stuff usually gets flushed.
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  • The thing is, when you buy on Fiverr for instance, you get what you pay for. And when you sell you can sell like many jobs at once, get like 20 or 50 from one job if you add 'em up. But if I were you I'd go with ODesk. That's what I did for my web design freelancing that helped me get the money to put into hosting a failed niche site. I put my profile on ODesk and people would pay me to do web design for them. It was actually pretty hellish. Trying to work with people is exhausting and I was way under paid, easily pushed over. So my main point of advice for you is to: STAY STRONG. Don't budge on prices, be confident in your ability and don't let them underpay you. It's hard to know what you're actually worth BTW. With ODesk also, you're in a more mutual relationship. They have a thing that records you working so that both parties know you did the work and are ensured... in different ways though. You are ensured by ODesk for certain jobs (see the site for details) and they are ensured cause the programme takes pics every 10 mins to prove you're not like playing video game on your computer logging non-legit time.

    The problem with Fiverr, is they're small jobs. People coming to Fiverr to pay are usually only willing to may 5 for whatever work. So you're normally getting under paid and you're not working for people with very high expectations or needs. If your skills are actually only worth 5 bucks, than go for it. But if you're worth more, don't sell out.

    But yeah I mean Fiverr is an okay resource. I've used it a couple times to have someone fix some PHP in a site I was working on. You can freelance on Fiverr, make more than 5 per job in a lot of cases, establish yourself but only use it as a jumping off point. That's my suggestion at least. A few people claim to make a living on there, but really I think it's just a good transitioning place.

    Good luck mate!
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    • Profile picture of the author mekdroid
      I guess it depends on where you live!

      For someone in a low-wage country (think India) five bucks for a task that takes an hour or two to complete makes sense. For someone in a high-wage country (US, UK etc) it makes sense only if it is something that can be done in 5-10 minutes, or else something that can be automated.

      Notice where the gigs come from ... I see a lot of people from low-wage countries advertising for manual tasks. I also see that the gigs from high-wage countries are mostly stuff that can be automated easily.

      Finally, I think that some of these guys are actually doing arbitrage ... they live in a high-wage country (or else they can read and write English) so they act as the front guy, but then they have a bunch of non-English speaking coolies doing the actual work. The workers cannot do the Fiverr gigs themselves because of the English ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Edman15
        Originally Posted by mekdroid View Post

        I guess it depends on where you live!

        For someone in a low-wage country (think India) five bucks for a task that takes an hour or two to complete makes sense. For someone in a high-wage country (US, UK etc) it makes sense only if it is something that can be done in 5-10 minutes, or else something that can be automated.
        This is actually what happen with Fiverr. Fiverr is great for the gigs which can be done within a short time.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwilyndarose
    I haven't read all the the replies - but i have used fiverr as a client. For an ebook cover. and was so impressed with the job which would have been simple and easy for someone who knows what they are doing and a headache for me.
    I would have gladly paid more though and would go back to the same guys for more work.
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  • Profile picture of the author BurtL
    The key to making a lot of money on fiverr is having a gig that doesn't take a lot of time to do. Then the big profits come from the add ons.
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    • Profile picture of the author Guardina11
      Originally Posted by Screen Text View Post

      The key to making a lot of money on fiverr is having a gig that doesn't take a lot of time to do. Then the big profits come from the add ons.
      I've used Fiverr a as client a couple of times and both times used the add-ons offered to increase speed or value, succesfully I might ad.

      I've lived in third world countries and US5 for a 3 hour job is a great salary. Even for a university graduate.
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    • Profile picture of the author realdealseo
      Originally Posted by BurtL View Post

      The key to making a lot of money on fiverr is having a gig that doesn't take a lot of time to do. Then the big profits come from the add ons.

      This is good advice, the issue is that the majority of the people there are from a pure psychological perspective mentally wanting to spend 5 bucks.

      Not that they wont, just that its harder than say a different website that does the same thing that isnt called "fiverr".

      Seoclerk, etc,



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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Sommers
    I have had some good work done on Fiverr. You have to be specific in your instructions but if you choose correctly you get good work. I would not however offer my services on Fiverr for such a low amount. For people living in countries with low wages and who have the necessary skills this is a great way to increase their income
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  • Profile picture of the author GReason
    Originally Posted by Paul Hill SEO View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I have seen so many stories about people making a lot of money on Fiverr to the point where skepticism has started to set in.

    I am a web / graphics designer and am thinking of giving it a go but want to know the best way to approach it. Can anybody recommend a good Fiverr model to follow.
    Dude, if you want fiverr gigs, then you must build your reputation first by offering a better service than your competitor. And must consider the amount of time that you would spend for every gig. If you think it is competitive enough, then go on. But consider offering your service in other place other than fiverr too.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahAttkinson
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    I see there are a lot of pros and cons here about Fiverr...
    My opinion? I never tried it, although I was tempted to. But i Think it is a good start for those who have little or no idea at all about what they can do to earn some money online.
    Not job for a life time, that is for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author jchengery
    Hello everyone,

    I've used it for a Kindle book cover, and I'm considering using it for SEO purposes/backlinks. I think it has its uses as an online marketer.

    As for making money on it, especially in countries like the US, the trick is to do tasks quickly, but effectively (i.e. done well). This is where software and tools can help you to do them quickly (i.e. mastering the software so that it can get done quickly). If it takes you a long time to do one gig, certainly, it won't make you much, but if you can do gigs quickly, can get upsells (i.e. gigs that pay more), and can gain those customers for long-term work via contact information, that's the real key to making money from Fiverr, and from other sites similar to Fiverr, some of which that do pay more per gig than Fiverr.

    Certainly, if you aren't making much money or even if you are, it can provide additional income streams, and especially if you have tools/resources/skills that you can provide to others cheaply. Over time, those income streams can grow more, especially if you do jobs well and quickly.

    Just my 2 cents. Hope this helps- good luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author warrenfus
    I think Fiverr (among several freelance sites online) may be a good starting point whoever want to expose their specialties or talent skills. Showcase of they have got and build their reputation. By this, credibility stands off! I preferably tried it, but not really spending much time on seeking and establishing my portfolio.

    Fiverr triggers any service providers who'd like to grow online. I mean, with much talent you have, $5 per gig is just a pre-entry pay-off for more gigs you'll gonna have. And even higher as you go on. Of course, gigs that could be done for a couple of minutes have more chances to have $30-$60 per hour.

    Anyways, all depends on one's choice.
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    I don't think it's any good for the seller. I have bought numerous gigs from there with good results because the the sellers are ready to do anything for a couple bucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author awesome786
    If you want to get quick services for cheap price then fiverr is definitely a good place.Give it a try.Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    As a designer it is already too late to enter fiverr. Perhaps not impossible, but nearly close I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    For talented people that are good at what they do, it's all about the upsells.

    I use a cover designer on Fiverr and she is always busy. First, I think she finds the work easy and loves what she does.

    Second, she offers several upsells related to this gig. Upsells can be $10, $20 or $50 or more depending on what type of convenience extras people will pay for. Anyone with technical expertise should be following that type of model.

    I don't sell on Fiverr so I don't know about how to set up and get noticed and all that. Search around this forum and you'll probably find some good information from those actually making steady money this way.
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    One Fiverr seller bought a house from his earnings:

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  • Can Fiverr be good?

    Yes.

    Is Fiverr good for your business?

    I don't think so. You mentioned you are a web/graphics designer, then I would highly recommend to sell your service using some other platform because that would be way more profitable than the $3 you get from Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author fenomeno
    I trade with domains as my main business, but am also on Fiverr for fun. Without any effort I make sales there, but not often. I just became level 1 seller
    I like it, but to have respectable income there you have to put some effort and use marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Larry Leggett
    Fiverr have got a lot of good things for it's buyers and sellers. Buyers can get a lot of services which may cost them more than $5 in somewhere else. Like, a person is going to make an intro video for your company for $5. It will cost you no less than $100 in any other marketplace.
    Sellers can use their weird, unique ideas to make money. If you have a look at fiverr's fun and bizarre section, you will become sure how people are using their unique ideas to make money.
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    • Profile picture of the author iwowwe4you
      Fiverr may be good for those who just starting and need some experience, also may be good for making people know you name. Especially if you have a blog or website where you ask every one who buys from you on Fiverr to live a feedback for the services provided. This may actually help you to get out of a dead spot. However if you are earning elsewhere I would not recommend go for fiverr as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
    I didn't know websites could be considered good or bad. If it works for you and you make money with it then it is going to be good for you. If not it will be bad. Regardless take action, do something!
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    • Profile picture of the author asiriusthoth
      That's a good point. Fiverr can also be a great resource in finding customers that you can "take to the next level." I can't count how many customers who purchase a gig and we turned into monthly customers that we sold more expensive packages to.

      Fiverr is going through a huge marketing push, and they are just dropping customers to your gigs. Might as well make it work for you.

      Originally Posted by KuhNoodle View Post

      I didn't know websites could be considered good or bad. If it works for you and you make money with it then it is going to be good for you. If not it will be bad. Regardless take action, do something!
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      • Profile picture of the author fredlynx
        I would say that the initial 5 bucks is off course not what people are making good money from. It's the optional extras. I guess it's all about delivering quality and making a name for yourself and getting repeat costumers that trust you and these will then start spending money on your gigs extras. Reputation takes time so start building. Over deliver and gain trust and repeat the process and this way you can scale your Fiverr gig.
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    • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
      Originally Posted by KuhNoodle View Post

      I didn't know websites could be considered good or bad. If it works for you and you make money with it then it is going to be good for you. If not it will be bad. Regardless take action, do something!
      If someone tries it and doesn't harness the site to its full power, they label it "bad"

      Smart people see opportunity and utilize powerful tools like Fiverr and the clones
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    • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
      Fiver is good if you can do the job in 10-15 minutes. You will be getting paid less than 4$ per job. In my opinion, not worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author livo
      Depends what you mean by any good?

      To many Fiverr is a waste of time.

      But last year i put a plr ebook product on for sale and have made over two hundred dollars.

      Which is two hundred dollars more than if i had not put the book on
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  • Profile picture of the author abbe77
    Fiverr is good to earn money for simple tasks or autopilot type jobs like FB likes, Twitter followers or such stuff where you only have to post the link which takes less than 1 minute. Or if you are living in Asian countries where $5 will exchange into a handsome amount in local currency

    But if you have to provide gigs regarding any repeated work then its not worth of your time. Like I provide wordpress related gig and sometimes it takes 2 days to solve that issue and I just got $4. But its a fun if you have extra time and you can grab many contacts too.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefanvanray
    Very interesting comments from all parties.

    Fiverr is first and foremost a marketing tool. We as IMers have to make everything work for us. Considering your response to the feedback on your thread, I would say it isn't for you. As several people have said already, the key to making money is selling a service that is easily replicated. Pure volume is the real key to making money--upsells don't hurt either. But the point is, if you aren't interested in performing repetitive simple tasks then don't do it.
    Can real money be made? Yes. Does every seller make good money? No. But I certainly don't think anyone needs to worry about fiverr causing some massive devaluing of tech services. Who is sad about the WalMart model? Not the corporate honchos at WalMart that's for sure. Just find a way to get your piece.
    If you want a great bottle of wine, do you go to WalMart? I sure hope not, because you are going to get what you pay for. Great bottles of wine come from sellers of fine wine, pure and simple. In other words, if you want an easy job done cheap that would cost you more time than it's worth, you go to fiverr. But if you need something done professionally, you go to a professional.
    The point is, just do whatever you have to do to stay ahead of the curve, think outside of the box and make as much money as possible as easily as possible. Anything else is a waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author codingku
    if someone on fivver can buy a house... so are we...
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  • Profile picture of the author mayagh
    Actually I myself has used services in it and I think its a very good way to promote your business and create clients. I would for example be willing to pay extra if the person did a good job and I have some work to be done that is more than $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajsmith
    I think the people who really make out well on Fiverr are those whose gig will realistically go beyond one $5 gig. For example, one guy on Fiverr will deliver your entire presentation for five dollars for every 75 words. So a whole presentation is going to be a lot more than $5. He has a very high rating too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Hey Buddy,

    Fiverr is a great place where you can purchase a gig for a very small amount of money.
    I wouldn't suggest you to sell your service and earned a small amount of income but if you just want to have some experience well you can start it with Fiverr.

    Since you a member of this community why don't you promote your services in the Warrior for Hire section? I'm sure you'll have a great experience working with our fellow Warrior and you can improve your online reputation.

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  • Profile picture of the author Cyber Star
    It is still good. At least for me, it is still good. There are many unique gig that you can only find on fiverr. I got my very specific and unique gig that I need for my tumblr update blog post. I can only find 3 gig on fiverr that match with my need, and there is no other place I can outsource at this time except Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author jibran123456
    Fiverr is good but not really
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  • Profile picture of the author huester
    lol. A team of people. I am solo and love it. Work hard and enjoy the cash.

    I know cause I am living proof you can earn a lot from fiverr.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrlan
    I have experience with Fiver only as a buyer. If you have the patience to search trough all offers you can find some real gems in there for 5$.

    As a provider I think you could do well on fiver if you focus on just 2 or 3 things that you well(and that you can replicate quite easily).
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  • Profile picture of the author andyjbenson
    Originally Posted by Paul Hill SEO View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I have seen so many stories about people making a lot of money on Fiverr to the point where skepticism has started to set in.

    I am a web / graphics designer and am thinking of giving it a go but want to know the best way to approach it. Can anybody recommend a good Fiverr model to follow.
    Hey Paul,

    Varied opinions here, but for what it's worth, I use fiverr a LOT for graphic design. Sure there are plenty of dumbass gig's on there, but that doesn't stop 1000's of marketers like me using the serious ones time after time.

    It's all down to you structuring your gig's so as not to be too time consuming. If you can bang out a gig in 10mins then great, but don't offer a service that's gonna take you much longer.

    Apart from it not being worth your while when it comes to your hourly rate after Fiverr's $1 cut etc, you could very well become a victim of your own success and be swamped with gig's that you physically DON'T have the time to complete!

    Once you start down that road your credibility and subsequent placement of gig's will also plummit.

    So be careful on what you offer. Strike a balance based on the competition, and offer a similar if not marginally better service to get you going.

    Once you have a good stream of reviews, THEY will be the main factor in you winning gig's and not out-pitching the competition.

    Have a look at people like "rroxx" to give you an idea of a designer who is smashing it on Fiverr.

    Hope that helps buddy and best of luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    Hey Paul,

    Having experience in web and graphics is fantastic for fiverr!

    My experience with fiverr was as a logo designer and I sold to about 100 clients before I stopped doing it.

    Here are a few steps that could help you to see some success:

    1.) Set up your fiverr gig and make sure you have your best quality samples on display. Video seems to work very well so if you can do a screen capture of you create whatever it is you are selling (just record the screen while you do your thing and then speed the video up and put some music to it). Unfortunately I never had the resources to use video so this is just an idea.

    2.) Get your first client (send traffic to your fiverr gig the same way you would send traffic to your website. Don't treat it any differently).

    3.) Treat your first client like absolute royalty. Make sure he or she is as happy as they can possibly be and put your absolute best effort into the project. This is a bit hard to do being that you are only being paid $5 but this is what needs to be done in order to get the ratings and become a best seller.

    4.) Get more clients.

    5.) Treat every single one of them like the world just ended and they are the key to saving the human race. Treat them like they are the most important thing in existence :p

    6.) Make money.


    The thing with fiverr is that most of the sellers do not take it seriously due to how much they are being paid. As a result of this a lot of people have tried buying gigs and had horrible experiences. You need to be the guy that can change their minds about fiverr. This will keep them coming back in the future.

    Hope this helps and feel free to message me if you have any questions

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Yes. It is awesome. I'm a service provider as well as a service consumer there.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Fiverr is a joke. It's geared towards dreamers who wish upon wish that this time 5 whole dollars will turn into a million

    Now these crap vendors are trying to 'upsell.' If people wanted to spend real money, why would they be on that site in the first place?
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post


      Now these crap vendors are trying to 'upsell.' If people wanted to spend real money, why would they be on that site in the first place?
      The same can be said for this forum...or for a $5 blueprint.

      You do realize there are guys doing actual REAL work on fiverr and earning an enormous hourly rate right?
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      • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
        Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

        The same can be said for this forum...or for a $5 blueprint.

        You do realize there are guys doing actual REAL work on fiverr and earning an enormous hourly rate right?
        So what? 99.9% of the vendors earn very little.

        Almost all of the 'projects' are low level spam creation and nothing more.

        After all these years of being $5 they're pulling the old switcheroo and trying to turn into a respectable marketplace complete with bunches of 'upsells.'

        Choosing to focus on the 'few and extraordinary' examples to prove some imaginary point that a few people earn a decent income on there is great - but it overlooks the obvious attempt at exploitation of the common Fiverr vendor and customer.

        If they're not careful Onesies.com is going to kick their butts.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Great for outsourcing stuff, if you are able to find the nuggets. But needless to say, 99% will never get RICH with Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hill SEO
    Some really great tips here, Thanks...

    Having looked at all of the comments, I am going to give fiverr a go for simple graphics and logo design. At the same time, I am going to promote my web design services on places like Odesk as I build up my own personal site

    The way I see it, fiverr is a great place to build up your reputation and create a following. Odesk is better for more in depth and ultimately more expensive services like full website design. I might even check out the warrior for hire section.

    Thanks guys, this has been a lot of help
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    Fiverr is a joke, i bought a gig yesterday to have a radio advert made for my website. The seller asked me for my url so he could make the gig. Fiverr seen this and banned me, i cannot get my account back and i cannot get my money back either.

    Its a good scam to have going, allow your users to make gigs that require your url, you then buy the gig and post your url then you are banned.

    I think ill pay the extra and go to freelance sites from now on.
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices
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    I make more than $3000 per month from fiverr, i can help
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    • Profile picture of the author Cassiopeia
      I write articles on Fiverr (English and Swedish). Monetary-wise it isn't really worth it for me as I live in a place where the cost of living is high, and I don't plan on doing it for long.

      BUT one of the main reasons I am doing it is because I want the practice. My goal is to be able to write an engaging, well-written article in 10-15 minutes. I think it's possible, and Fiverr is one way to push myself towards that goal. Currently I am able to write an article in 20-30 minutes, including research, if I am somewhat familiar with the subject.

      And if I was able to write an article for Fiverr in 15 mins max, it would be worth it, not as a main income, but as a little pocket money for doing something I enjoy.

      Unfortunately it takes me a little longer to write in Swedish than it does in English, and that is the gig I am getting most orders from. There's a lot of competition!
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  • Profile picture of the author christiangrey
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    If your wanting a relatively simple job done for cheap then its a good site. It's rare to find people willing to do very large complex jobs on there, but you do get some really good graphic designers and article writers on there. A good alternative to oDesk, Freelancer etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Originally Posted by Paul Hill SEO View Post

    Can anybody recommend a good Fiverr model to follow.
    Just go to fiverr.com and take a look at the most popular gigs in your niche. There are a bunch of web designers that make a decent living from fiverr gigs alone.

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  • Profile picture of the author Stripe
    I use FIVERR all the time. There are some very cool gigs that can save you tons of time and don't cost very much. I always look for gigs that are established and have a lot of good comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author mervp
    Fiverr works on so many levels. It's great for buyers who want a reliable, simple, cleanly designed portal for outsourcing services cheaply. It's a good morale booster for newbies wanting to get their feet wet in making their initial real money online (as opposed to setting up sites and waiting months for a commission to come in). It provides a significant commission for those living in countries like India and similar places.

    It's fabulous for resellers, who know how to select valuable gigs and charge higher for them in the right places. It's also useful as a high-profile platform for those selling at a premium rate, who link to their Fiverr gig (from their own site, which otherwise lists their regular rates) offering it a loss leader live sample.

    Fiverr is also grand for those who know how to deftly combine income centers---e.g., setting up a gig providing a large download, but putting the file offsite on a PPD site, then giving the buyers the PPD link (Fiverr permits this for files over 50-60 mg, to prevent their servers from being overloaded). Software used by the seller to generate data sold as a gig (lists, urls, etc), can also serve double duty by using the same info for the marketer's own projects.

    Finally, Fiverr provides a great branding funnel if one plans out their campaign for beyond the gig platform (an extremely unique user name can be trademarked, made its own domain, and thus easy to find even if the seller doesn't mention it to the buyers on the gig site).

    So enough with the naysaying about the gig site. If many are not using the site intelligently or to its full potential, that doesn't prove the potential isn't there. Optimize the use of Fiverr, and the income will be optimized, as night follows day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adams7722
    I was using fiverr for along time and i started to hate them!

    1. you need to wait 14 days to withdraw your money
    2. they can block you any time

    and i found some really good website called Niwork.com

    Niwork.com is great for sellers and buyers as you can get you money straight after delivery and you don't need to wait 14 days. And one of the most aims of niwork that they have 24/7 costumer support


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  • Profile picture of the author aja akira
    If you want to use the Fiverr, you need to make cool gigs on fiverr. The fiverr will give ad randomly. If your gigs is okay & you can take a place on public mind, you will be able to reach to your destination. Carry on.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluesteele
    100s and 100s of orders later, I still use Fiverr regularly. There is always some creative way to use Fiverr to get stuff done. There are a lot of really talented people on there if you spend a little time poking around. I have no idea what it is like from a sellers perspective, but as a buyer, I love it. For jobs I can't get Fiverr folks to do, I default to Microworkers and Mturk, but it is rare I can't find what I am looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    Fiverr to me is a hit or miss.

    It depends on what you are looking for as the quality
    of the gigs being done can vary a lot.

    Just don't go there looking to buy traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimbrown123
    I myself joined Fiverr few months back and I use it to order gigs rather than making money from it. but now i want to give it a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author aja akira
    Nowadays there are so many freelancing market place.If you are good to web / graphics designer you can do many works. Of course you can earn a handsome money from here. There is no doubt about it. Per gigs is $5 in Fiverr, on the other hand other site support Fixed price & hourly contact. it may be form 0.01 to any amount. I am sure you will be earned a handsome amount from here.
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