I am Giving up Selling on Fiverr

by youngsiteowner Banned
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I have recently decided to give up selling my services on Fiverr. Even after they redid their website and now let you sell your services for a lot more than $5, I am figuring out that it is not worth the time spent. I would rather spend my time making a business that will make me more money in the long run rather than a little money. What do you think of this decision?
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  • Profile picture of the author rapatterson
    Can understand. I only use it to pay for my expenses: link building, articles, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author makinitmine
    Yeah, I had done that as well, but that was a good while back. However, even with the up in prices allowed, I don't think I'll be wandering back
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  • Profile picture of the author madein
    Smart! There are a lot better ways than fiverr to make a little money!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
    Originally Posted by youngsiteowner View Post

    I have recently decided to give up selling my services on Fiverr. Even after they redid their website and now let you sell your services for a lot more than $5, I am figuring out that it is not worth the time spent. I would rather spend my time making a business that will make me more money in the long run rather than a little money. What do you think of this decision?
    What were your services? If it wasn't anything that enough people would want, then find something that sells. I know there are some crazy gigs happening, but I doubt most people are getting rich from them.

    There's a new WSO released by footbag_man just today that could very well solve your problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Fiverr is good for those who can deliver their gigs fast, without trouble. If your service is time consuming, you won't be paid for your time and your work.

    Perhaps it’s a good decision to build your business and also simplify your gigs. Offer something you can do without wasting time.






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  • Profile picture of the author Jenna619
    I really like fiverr as it pays for my over head...most of my gigs take me only a couple of minutest to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author blue101
      Originally Posted by Jenna619 View Post

      I really like fiverr as it pays for my over head...most of my gigs take me only a couple of minutest to do.
      what kind of gigs do you offer I need to make some money
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesanthony
    A $5 job! Even a beggar earns more in an hour.
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    • Profile picture of the author timothyxyz
      Originally Posted by charlesanthony View Post

      A $5 job! Even a beggar earns more in an hour.
      Exactly! Just think how many tasks I have to finish to cover the daily expenses!
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Just think if those tasks take 2 minutes....

        Seems like reasonable pay to me!
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by charlesanthony View Post

      A $5 job! Even a beggar earns more in an hour.
      Perhaps so, (technically $4) but does a Fiverr seller need to work for an hour?

      There are people on Fiverr scoring $4 for less than 5 mins work...
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    I am not a fiver star by any stretch of the matter. That said I am wondering if you are not missing something. Is there no chance to create a follow-up of any kind? Seems like a great foot in the door.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danielle Lynn
    It's a matter of time management. If you can figure out how to semi-automated services on there, or how to use it to leverage and upsell to existing business offerings you own, it's fantastic.

    But of course, It's not for everyone and doesn't come without its cons. But then again what doesn't have its cons in this crazy world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Romeo90
    You have to get past the whole $5 thing to see any return on there IMO.

    Once you get your wings and you can offer upsells, that is where the money can seriously pile up.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    I dont see the option to sell for more than $5
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    • Profile picture of the author FromBrokeToRich
      YES forget about small time $5 - $20 gigs there are so many better and more profitable ways to go about this. There are affiliate programs that pay big commissions when you sell their stuff and it's a lot less time consuming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Donowhy
    This is the way I see it...
    When you start out in IM, any money is good. If you're making $5 a day from fiverr, thats great! Thats almost 2 grand a year... that's a nice new computer, laptop, tv, tires for your car, etc.

    Then maybe you're up to $100 a day (hopefully from methods other than fiverr or you would be one busy person!). Congratz! You've made it further than probably 90% of people who attempt IM.
    But is what you're doing for that ~37k/year able to be scaled? Can you live off of ~37k? Well yeah you could... but not very comfortably.

    So you've got some plan to make a good 100k/year from IM... And you would be set right?

    Don't aim low. Making money on the internet has extreme potential. There are millionaires out there who do absolutely zero work now, and the money still trickles in. Outsourcing is probably the most efficient when utilized in an IM business, so take advantage of that. You may not have the funds to do it right now, but plan for it in the future.

    The biggest mistake people can make in IM (in my opinion) is setting their goal to low, and not predicting what will happen in the future. If you aren't anticipating, you're reacting. Reacting to a situation yields much less results than acting out of anticipation.


    tl;dr... aim for the skys bro =]
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    • Profile picture of the author Stu Eaves
      Originally Posted by Donowhy View Post

      This is the way I see it...
      When you start out in IM, any money is good. If you're making $5 a day from fiverr, thats great! Thats almost 2 grand a year... that's a nice new computer, laptop, tv, tires for your car, etc.

      Then maybe you're up to $100 a day (hopefully from methods other than fiverr or you would be one busy person!). Congratz! You've made it further than probably 90% of people who attempt IM.
      But is what you're doing for that ~37k/year able to be scaled? Can you live off of ~37k? Well yeah you could... but not very comfortably.

      So you've got some plan to make a good 100k/year from IM... And you would be set right?

      Don't aim low. Making money on the internet has extreme potential. There are millionaires out there who do absolutely zero work now, and the money still trickles in. Outsourcing is probably the most efficient when utilized in an IM business, so take advantage of that. You may not have the funds to do it right now, but plan for it in the future.

      The biggest mistake people can make in IM (in my opinion) is setting their goal to low, and not predicting what will happen in the future. If you aren't anticipating, you're reacting. Reacting to a situation yields much less results than acting out of anticipation.


      tl;dr... aim for the skys bro =]
      Completely agree. I would say fiverr could be an excellent source of LEADS for your business. It shouldn't be a main income source or your full time job - you'll be working extremely hard all the time!

      If you can sell something you can deliver in seconds/minutes (like an ebook or video showing how to do something) then you could not only make some easy money, but build a BUYERS LIST at the same time - then upsell to them later or launch something to them later on.
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  • Profile picture of the author misteeque
    I'll say a GOOD DECISION !

    Even I used to earn a lot on Fiverr, I made small webpages, created landing tabs on Facebook Pages, designed the cover pages, etc. I was even promoted to level 2 seller, but working this much just for $4 seemed unreasonable.

    After that 60% of the buyers don't even leave a review after the order is completed.

    And even then people need revisions and they are not willing to pay more for that! And you ultimately need to revise it, because if you don't, you get a negative review and your fiverr carrier (atleast for that username) is over !

    Fiverr, according to me, is only for those sellers who sell pre-made things/products or where they don't require any work done.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I just started using fiverr again.

    If you don't have a lot of work coming in and you need some additional income, fiverr is great. I just use fiverr as a back up source of income. I only have one gig on there anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    Yup, I can understand how you feel. You're essentially trading time for money by providing a service. It's a great way to make money, especially fast money, but there are other methods that can bring you passive income for a long time.

    My question is, do you have enough saved up to spend on those passive income projects? For example, you might have to buy a domain, hosting, maybe even an autoresponder, depending on what you'll be working on. So, do you have the money to purchase those things?

    Also, would losing the money you make from your services affect your lifestyle in any way? Don't expect to make fast cash from any of the passive income streams, that doesn't happen most of the time. So, think it over, and make a decision. If you can afford to wait 6 months (just an assumption) to start making money from IM (because an average blog takes that much time to start earning substantial cash, unless you are using paid promotion methods), then you're ready to quit your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Start promoting your gig via YouTube. I know some guys who are doing well with this method of traffic generation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ntech25
    I been trying to find something to sell on fiverr but just can't find anything worth my time for $5 when I have million other things going on but would be nice to get some extra cash from gigs that I can do quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemeth
    Its not easy if you have not started from start, you have to put a lot of effort in promotion of your gigs elsewhere
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    The really clever folks use Fiverr for lead generation, capturing "leads" that they can move into higher paying services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannonn
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    Fiverr is something that you can do while doing something else Whenever you have some spare time, deliver a fast and easy to do gig. You will add extra money to your normal income. It fast and not hard at all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Geri Richmond
    Hi,
    Instead of quitting, why don't you try doing something that is less time consuming? You can have more than one gig, too.
    In case you didn't know there is also Fourerr.com. They charge $4 for their gigs.
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author KittyPoo
    Fiverr is all about time management. But one thing I liked about Fiverr is that we can meet people without talking about the prices as the price is already been fixed at $5 whether it is buyer or seller. In Fiverr if you go for self-marketing, you can anticipate it to get you prohibited completely. I think internet has given us wide options to make money online. Every site has their pros and cons I think it’s a good decision that you thought of building your own business. It’s a good step that you took and thought of investing in your own business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
      I can understand why.

      The recent layout change is really not doing them justice and I can imagine alot of vendors suffering because of this. As a buyer it's confusing, hard to navigate and most things are necessary.

      Build a real business in the real world and maybe think about selling on Fiverr on the side.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonP
    Fiverr is a great place to earn some money to pay for your business expenses, as long as it doesn't take too much time away from your main business. You won't get rich there, unless you are using it as a way to gain leads for more expensive upsells like others have said, but you can make the money you need to pay for your paid marketing methods.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sandycmy
    I don't think giving up a revenue channel is a wise decision.

    In entirely depends on your services and how fast you can complete. Fiverr pays my online WSO purchase expenses.

    If you invest more than 1 hour to get $ 5 , then give it up ONLY after you realize you can't tweak and improve it ... All the best.

    Any Money is Good Money.
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  • Profile picture of the author rafsco
    Once I bought a gig for an hour training on marketing. It was a webinar and we were in 80 attending it. 80 x $5, you see you can make a decent income with a bit of creativity.
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author wfjason
    If you are going to 100% depend on Fiverr for the income, then I doubt that you will be able to earn much. But the real smart marketers will be using it as a lead generation tool and they will try to upsell them more expensive packages.

    Even if you are doing affiliate marketing or selling your own products, the real profits does not come from the front product because that is used to compensate for the time and money that you have invested into the marketing campaign. The real profits come from the backend products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    Fiverr is a good way to get your foot in the door for a potential bigger job which happened to me often when I was active in the community.

    Good luck with any future endeavors,

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      You really need to find something you can process quickly for Fiverr to be worthwhile.

      You then need to hone your skills to ensure that you are processing gigs even faster each time you do them until it reaches a point where you can do it blindfolded whilst drinking a coffee.

      Your gigs need to be processed with an ingrained reflex reponse. The job to acquire the $4 revenue should be seen as a breeze and not a burden.


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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You have to always focus on ROI. If you can find an activity that has a positive ROI based on Fiverr's pricing, go for it. Otherwise, skip it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DrammaQuin
    I agree. the payout in fiver is too cheap. If you selling something there, it must be something that requires from you minimum time to complete the task otherwise it doesn't worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfa_375
    The best part of fiverr is the order will come automatically, without doing anything. Specially for myself, where I am always struggling to marketing my websites or products.

    On fiverr as soon as I enable my gig, wola. Messages and orders coming automatically.

    I mean there is no need for any marketing effort. But that is right, I cannot make more than 100 bucks after satisfying the customers, with my php/mysql programming gig, which really required lot of efforts some time.

    That is why I always took some pause and try something and again come back with fiverr to make myself motivated for the online business.

    Love fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author edwardmmp
    That's the very smartest decision you have for changing your plans to make a long term business rather than quick and short term income. you must spread your horizon and discover other opportunities that make you more stable financially. Goodluck!
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    Good for you! There's no point underselling yourself, especially if you aren't earning enough profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Although I do not get a lot of money. Fiverr pays me $3.92 via pay pal per gig. I do get a lot of exposure. This can factor into more work later on. Please remember that a lot of people who created businesses using Ebay back in the 90's later on used the knowledge that they did gain. Maybe you should maintain on Fiverr a smaller presence.
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  • Profile picture of the author mervp
    The genius behind the $5 gig concept is that it makes the risk involved in buying a gig minimal, and the reward large depending on the gig. So a very large river of buyers becomes possible due to the low price point. Increasing the gig price will in most cases reduce the pool of willing buyers.The other value in Fiverr is that it can supply easy pocket money now, while building a more stable and substantial earnings for the long term. The two business models do not have to be thought of as being in competition with one another.

    The answer to the low price problem, on the seller side, is either to create higher priced gigs, or only do ones that are quick/easy to complete (increasing the reward by lowering the time/labor). Candidate quick completion gigs would be using software that generates lists or products within minutes (let the PC do the work), selling ebooks or PLR, etc. For an item in demand, this leads to multiple orders coming in that can be completed within an hour, instead of one.
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    • Profile picture of the author inyourway
      Fiverr is a great place to earn fast cash but I would never use it as my full-time income... Or would I?

      $4 per service.. +Extras. = $$$$
      If you can create something unique and in demand you'll earn money fast as lightning. 1.7 million users.. That's an insane amount of potential customers.

      If I gave you $4 per hour.. Would you do the necessary work? Probably not..
      But what if I gave you $4 per 5-10 minutes instead? ($24-$48/hour)

      That would be more or less impossible.. But if that was the "Average" earnings? Would you be interested? I know I am.

      For every sale you make you'll get a client..
      How do you make sure you'll keep that client?
      Why should that person continue to purchase your services?

      Answers these questions and you'll be able to figure out a way to increase your income too.

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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    I'm selling on Fiverr for almost a year now and I absolutely love it! Each month it pays for my auto responder, other fiverr gigs I'm buying, some of the cheaper IM products etc. The gigs I'm offering take between 2-10 min to complete. It is true that sometimes I'm wasting time that could be invested to grow my business but on the other hand I'm not using my credit card for the things I've mentioned above each and every month... It works for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author evas
    Fiverr is best place to sell software or anything related to products and not service. U waste time to give service to people just for $5, example : creating website, getting traffic, design, and many other services. But Fiverr can be a source of money if u sell software, cause it can run automatically and u dont have to touch anything.
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  • Fiverr can be a great loss leader to gain new clients or leads, so it may be worthwhile continuing with it.

    Giving it up will depend on your own personal finances, it may not be making you a lot of cash, but can you afford to lose that income?
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  • Profile picture of the author imeasysales
    Fiverr it's OK when the task takes to complete a few minutes...
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisMoore
    Hey!

    The key in fiverr is to only sell services you can complete easily (less than 10 minutes of work), so you could handle an high amount of orders in a short period of time.

    If you find a service that can be easily completed and got a solid demand, you have a goldmine no matter how big the competition might be! That's the way people make full income directly from fiverr, and set-up a real business model.
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    • Profile picture of the author AndreAyton
      I gave up on fiverr

      I made one sale the first day .. then NADA after that
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      • Profile picture of the author majesticman
        There are ways you can make money. But fiverr is quick fire way to make money online; once you crack the formula.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
        I think there are some strategies you are not getting it right.You probably need to work on your strategies.Get a mentor or a coach or an adviser who can teach the how to earn good $$$ from Fiverr gigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author amwarner
    Fiverr seems really complicated to make money unless you're providing something really unique. I only use it for voice overs currently, but somehow, the person I use always has 50+ people in the que.

    Give up on Fiverr and focus on building your own business. Why can't you do what you did on Fiverr and create your own business from that?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
      I could never come up with something that worked for me as a service to offer, yet. But I´m sure it can be done.

      Like with anything else in the business, you throw a lot of stuff out there, and then trim to keep only what works for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I did fiverr a while ago, but had to stop cause it was only making me about $50 - $60 a day. I had much better luck building niche sites and putting them on clickbank and they do very well.

    I think you are better off doing that, and building a real business with leads, and lists and pages you can test and tweak to increase conversions.

    Fiverr is not a real business it is a money spinner, if the fiverr site went down tomorrow, and Im not saying it will, but if it did, you would not have a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vector Graphics
    If you are offering some digital download like a wordpress plugin or graphics pack then Fiverr can definitely be worth your time. If you are doing something time consuming like logo design then I would stay away from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkgorilla
    Fiverr is good for outsourcing work, but for sellers it's near impossible to make a full time living from it. It is good however for funding some side projects and getting some extra financial support and side money. Some people do really well on it designing eBook covers and get 20+ orders per day but this is rare.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    Depends on the gigs you were offering and how long they took. If you have something going that others don't necessarily offer and you can add genuine quality at the $5 price point, then it's a no brainer to have it as a stream of income imho.
    I had wandered away from it till the new look made me see it in a new light.. I am enjoying being on it much more now than when I didn't understand how to use it properly and wasted hours on trying to get things right for unappreciative buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author teresarothaar
    I took my gigs down because I felt I was devaluing my personal brand. I need to look at long-term effects on my business, not at the opportunity to make a quick buck. (And a buck is really about it, literally.)
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    • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
      Originally Posted by teresarothaar View Post

      I took my gigs down because I felt I was devaluing my personal brand. I need to look at long-term effects on my business, not at the opportunity to make a quick buck. (And a buck is really about it, literally.)
      I sorta agree with you there - but really, if you have your gigs set up right, who's gonna know the difference? EG.. I do SEO article writing - and i am a Kindle author and publisher. But do my Fiverr buyers know I have those businesses going? No, not really - unless I want them to. So how does that devalue my "real" businesses?
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    • Profile picture of the author Vector Graphics
      Originally Posted by teresarothaar View Post

      I took my gigs down because I felt I was devaluing my personal brand. I need to look at long-term effects on my business, not at the opportunity to make a quick buck. (And a buck is really about it, literally.)
      If you offer services like web design, illustrations, logo design etc then you couldn't be more right. None of these customers will ever pay you more than $5 for your services so having them as repeat buyers isn't going to help you.

      If you are good at the services you offer people will be more than happy to spend more money to get something they know they will be happy with.
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  • Profile picture of the author dids
    there's lots of ways to upsell of fiverr. Heck if you don't have any larger products try teaming up with a product/service guy of here.
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  • Profile picture of the author jetwest
    I personally make quite a few gigs on fiverr. Though it s true, the site has grown a lot and your job is just one of many others. I have placed my ads on other sites such as gigbucks.com or fivebigones.com. There you can even chose a higher amount than 5, and fbo is priced in Euros (and takes less commission, if I recall well,than the others)
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Originally Posted by Bill Hugall View Post

      I am not a fiver star by any stretch of the matter. That said I am wondering if you are not missing something. Is there no chance to create a follow-up of any kind? Seems like a great foot in the door.
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      The really clever folks use Fiverr for lead generation, capturing "leads" that they can move into higher paying services.
      Originally Posted by lorrainesmithills View Post

      Fiverr can be a great loss leader to gain new clients or leads, so it may be worthwhile continuing with it.

      Giving it up will depend on your own personal finances, it may not be making you a lot of cash, but can you afford to lose that income?
      Bill, tpw, and Lorraine have a great point, but looking at how Fiverr cracks down on people who try to include email addresses and try to establish contact with their buyers outside of Fiverr, I'm wondering if this still works. Or are you all talking about follow-up gigs and bigger gigs?


      Originally Posted by rafsco View Post

      Once I bought a gig for an hour training on marketing. It was a webinar and we were in 80 attending it. 80 x $5, you see you can make a decent income with a bit of creativity.
      Good luck
      Now THAT strikes me as a smart way to work Fiverr... Hope that they consider that legit.
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  • Profile picture of the author autoglass
    I use to sell trafficgeyser blasts there, but became too much of a headache, and I did not want to soil my profiles with others videos
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    If that is what you want. If its because you can't hang though then congrats cause I like quitters, makes my job easier in the long run.

    Joking. I wouldn't quit though, do you now most people on fiverr use it to get them to there regular site and upsell them.
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices2000
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    I do not know about others, my income has been constant and now it has doubled with fiverr. I make average $2000+ with fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author JessZ07
    I haven't had great luck with Fiverr over the last little while ..
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Sounds good! Yeah, what I like about fiverr is its a great place to step in front visitors. I mean the traffic converts very high. I'm talking the traffic that buys our gigs they convert into my main opportuntity very high.

    Its a great place to get going and earn some cash you can throw back into your main business! I average an additonal $600 to $1200 per month just from fiverr traffic alone!
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  • Profile picture of the author HzCy
    Totally true, a friend of mine made about 100$ a month on fiverr.

    Now he has his own business built with the same effort and makes with EXACTLY the same time about 800$ a month.

    Fiverr is also not the best possiblity, because they take 20%.
    If it looks like 1$ it seems not much, but if you imagine you make 1000$ and 200$ is just taken from you it is.

    So, good choice!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Yeah I agree you can't rely on fiverr alone, try selling on gigbucks, it gives more options higher than $5. On gigbucks you can sell upto $100.
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    • Profile picture of the author imeasysales
      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      Yeah I agree you can't rely on fiverr alone, try selling on gigbucks, it gives more options higher than $5. On gigbucks you can sell upto $100.
      Fiverr gives you the options to sell higher than $5 now too. You can charge up to $100 per order with Fiverr's system too. The problem with Gigbucks is that it doesn't generate anywhere near as much traffic as Fiverr, therefore it's much harder to get orders. Fiverr's new layout also rocks
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  • Profile picture of the author rodvdobson
    Those of you on Fiverr what services did you offer and where do you plan to offer your services going forward ?
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  • Profile picture of the author seocrab
    The worst thing about fiverr for me is the high percentage fee they charge (20%, come on!). $5 is not bad for some small assignments, but $4 is a whole lot worse. I still think it's a good place to generate quick start-up cash, especially if you can offer a service that will take you 20-30 minutes to deliver.
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  • Profile picture of the author summerdayz
    The thing I discover from Fiverr is that genuine Gigs always ends up having very little sales and they will quit Fiverr within a very short time frame. It is always those who do very minimum, with softwares templates and fake reviews and likes that will go a long way.
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  • Profile picture of the author carol951
    I think fiverr is a great starting point... But ultimately, it's awesome to create a business of your own! More time and money freedom... Not to mention the coolness of being your own boss and giving yourself a raise whenever you like
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnyborga
    Three years ago, I was fortunate enough to find a great service to offer on Fiverr. Today I am a level 2 seller and have an excellent reputation. I keep selling to old and new clients all the time. Fiver has been one of my main income stream and I am trying to find ways to scale it up and multiply my earnings
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheguestpost
    I have started Fiverr just before an week.I m selling links from my own sites..in fiverr.
    i think its not so bad place to earn.
    If you guys have other options to earn more then please share here..
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  • Profile picture of the author ParkerArrow
    Fiverr's got a good idea by letting people post gigs for free and making it really easy to facilitate trade. They have a slick interface, the ability to upload images and videos, and let people concentrate on their gigs. They do this right. Brokers should enhance trade, not impede it, and a lot of them get it wrong.

    Fiverr doesn't compete with their own sellers, which is good; although it definitely is a buyer-biased arrangement. Things have improved somewhat since they allowed sellers to rate buyers too and make a comment in their own defense.



    Where Fiverr falls short, in my opinion, is inconsistency of enforcement. I've had gigs canceled due to "3rd party mentions" because a report happened to contain a link to an affiliate product, and some nice fellow screamed "bait and switch" without even bothering to read the other 30 pages. That gig is gone, but I'm still sporting his negative rating - and he even wrote back later saying to remove it!

    Then later I buy a gig that is doing gangbusters, and the guy keeps hitting me with OTO's and 3rd party squeeze pages and just going to town on his own platforms. I sincerely don't get it!

    There are many Fiverr clones. What Fiverr brings to the table is traffic and ease of use. A smart loss leader if you know how to use it. I've signed up for about 10 clones and only ever sold one thing on them collectively. If you're going to use a gig site, I'd advise to find a way to make Fiverr work. I'd also advise to be prepared to lose your gigs.

    One last thing: I sell more units on Fiverr than I can give away for free. Perceived value is real, my friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    I will recommend people per hour for professional service sellers. Its much better than fiverr and can earn more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Roberts
    There are now many other micro outsourcing sites just like Fiverr that are structured differently, for one thing some allow you to charge more for your services. The only difference is that they may not get as much traffic as Fiverr. You can make some decent extra monthly income from Fiverr but as IMs we should be able to take advantage of the opportunities that these micro outsourcing sites provide and use it to our advantage. You don't necessarily have to post gigs to make money from these sites there are countless other ways to benefit from the services offered.
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  • Profile picture of the author HunterWoods
    How much do you actually get paid of those 5 bucks? I assume fiverr takes a cut of the cake? Paypal prolly wants their cut too?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
      Originally Posted by HunterWoods View Post

      How much do you actually get paid of those 5 bucks? I assume fiverr takes a cut of the cake? Paypal prolly wants their cut too?
      You end up with $4.
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  • Profile picture of the author createyouwealth
    Fiverr is a great way to outsource tedious tasks. If you are offering a service that takes more time to do than its worth, there are other ways to make money offering your service. If you are not using a software that could automate your gig, then you should more than likely leave fiverr alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author micoe
    You can still sell at fiverr ,but do not spend all your time at fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyt
    I think you can use it as a lead for more business later. Not sell and forget. Sell and build a relationship and then offer other services or products.

    What's good to sell on fiverr? Maybe I could start and then build a list of buyers whom I can then target for other IM stuffs
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  • Profile picture of the author RedWhale
    Fiverr is interesting. I started there just to see if it was possible. I offer writing gigs. Sometimes I take a long time to complete my gigs and sometimes I whip them out without too much thought. I like it because it brought me to WF. It's offered me opportunities while sitting on my couch watching Family Guy and I don't have to sit in traffic or pay for gas so it's a win. Because of fiverr I've learned about getting into a whole world of IM that I'd never considered so I'm still excited about the possibilities because of the potential to lead to new places otherwise unknown or unfamiliar. The other bonus is I get to keep my writing in a constant flow while I work on personal projects that have an opportunity to payoff but as of yet are more output. Everyone has their needs and right now I enjoy completing projects, I like deadlines, and I like spreading my work into areas of the globe I would otherwise have a difficult time reaching through direct targeting. Long story short, it's given me options and for that I'm thankful. I wish you all success in your endeavors in whatever form they may arise.

    All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    I would not suggest giving up on Fiverr. Through Fiverr, I have landed two long-term clients, one for $2K+, and one for $250+.

    It's all about the way you approach it and how much time you spend doing each gig. If you're able to do one $5 gig in 15-20 minutes, that's a decent hourly rate of $12. It's above minimum wage and it's a great way to build seed capital for bigger things.

    But, yeah. If you're a freelancer, I recommend having your own website to deal directly with clients. It works out for more revenue both ways. See this article (NON-aff, but I did write it)
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  • Profile picture of the author EasySt
    I do some gigs that depend upon software that I already own.

    It's easy and quick. If it were more than that I'd probably not put much into it...

    It's cool for some pocket change, but for me that's about it...
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