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Hey guys! I'm not sure if you know (but you probably do) about this website called Fiverr. On there you can post something you can do for 5 dollars. I am just getting started in it and I am wondering if there is a lot of money to be made. I am starting in the graphic design part (Lots of people doing that). So is there a lot of money to be made? I just started, and was wondering how long it takes before people start to buy into your gigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I've made thousands off fiverr and I am still earning. The secret?

    1) Offer a reasonably FAST turnaround time

    2) Do a great job with ALL your orders so you can turn your initial sales into repeat customers

    3) Always ask your customers to refer your gig to their friends and associates. Try to get them to share your gig via social networks.

    4) NEVER EVER think that just because you are getting paid 'only' $5 to do a job that you can do the job half a##ed. Treat each gig as an OPPORTUNITY to show how much you VALUE quality.

    5) Increase your profits by increasing your productivity. However, volume MUST go hand in hand with QUALITY.

    6) When I started, I was only clocking 2000 words a day. Now, I can do 15000 words a day and still get lots of rave reviews. My point? If you CHALLENGE YOURSELF, you can get over seemingly tough production hurdles.

    7) Remember to work the BONUSES: you can easily get $20 to $100 dollar orders using the BONUS system.
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    • Profile picture of the author ae2080
      There is a lot of money to be made on fiverr! Many people are living off there fiverr incomes.

      Your are offering a great service and as long as you do all the things that writeaway said, you will make some money.

      I'm sure you know by now, but if you don't there is way more potential than just the $5 sale. You can offer upgrades to each fiverr after you get to level one. Now you have the potential to make way more per sale.

      One extra I like to add is a tip. You will be surprised at how many people add the tip in there. That's extra money for doing nothing else at all.

      Good luck and I wish you the best!
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    • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      I've made thousands off fiverr and I am still earning. The secret?

      1) Offer a reasonably FAST turnaround time

      2) Do a great job with ALL your orders so you can turn your initial sales into repeat customers

      3) Always ask your customers to refer your gig to their friends and associates. Try to get them to share your gig via social networks.

      4) NEVER EVER think that just because you are getting paid 'only' $5 to do a job that you can do the job half a##ed. Treat each gig as an OPPORTUNITY to show how much you VALUE quality.

      5) Increase your profits by increasing your productivity. However, volume MUST go hand in hand with QUALITY.

      6) When I started, I was only clocking 2000 words a day. Now, I can do 15000 words a day and still get lots of rave reviews. My point? If you CHALLENGE YOURSELF, you can get over seemingly tough production hurdles.

      7) Remember to work the BONUSES: you can easily get $20 to $100 dollar orders using the BONUS system.
      I agree with all of the above, BUT, this...
      "Offer a reasonably FAST turnaround time"

      Seems to be the key, people don't want to wait...So, even if the service your providing takes time, you should consider trying to list it as fast as possible, you can always pause the gig if you get swamped...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Abrugar
    Welcome to the Warrior Forum! What's Fiverr? Never heard of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    I don't offer services on fiverr but I frequently hire people from there. It is a very active marketplace and you can make plenty of money if your service is useful. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author xxgunsxx
    I use fiverr all the time. I use people who treat me well. Id assume some people make good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author flovin
    Yes. Fiverr is the place I use all the time for my outsource. But be careful and do some searching and testimonials for the good ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author vincele
    I have Fiverr account too. I don't think you can make a lot of money because the Ads only last for two days. Then you have to start all over.
    How long does it take to make a lot of money? I don't know. I am a Newbie to this website.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    What I get via pay pal is $3.92 per gig. That is less than minimum wage. Hope that you enjoy making very little money. However, it is great for buyers that are trying to trim expenses. For example, you can pay $5 instead of $500 for a new app icon. Sadly, most of the high school students offering these services will soon wise up. Yeah, or perhaps even grow up. They can make more money mowing grass.
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  • Profile picture of the author AvrilWriter
    I have had a good deal of success with Fiverr in the past but I gave up on it. Now I am back and finding it hard to find clients! I should have stayed on as the competition was much lower back then.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by Firelad View Post

    Hey guys! I'm not sure if you know (but you probably do) about this website called Fiverr. On there you can post something you can do for 5 dollars. I am just getting started in it and I am wondering if there is a lot of money to be made. I am starting in the graphic design part (Lots of people doing that). So is there a lot of money to be made? I just started, and was wondering how long it takes before people start to buy into your gigs.
    You only need to check out other gigs to see how many orders people get daily and you will know it's real.

    You can make $10,000+ off fiverr but you have to be ready to work out your ass.

    I see some people even have staffs and create some kind of little company running different services on fiverr.

    Graphic design is a good niche but you got to be real good, deliver in 24hrs as a newbie, respond to reviews in due time, cancel order when clients ain't satisfied to avoid the scary negative rep.

    As a newbie, you have to promote your gig for traffic and sales in the forums, blogs and others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by Firelad View Post

    I just started, and was wondering how long it takes before people start to buy into your gigs.
    Put up a gig for an appealling service, make your gig shine (include a video if possible) and find out for yourself.

    That's the only way to know how fast people will buy.


    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author deannabalestra
    Don'e listen to the people saying you're making less than min wage - soon after you start you actually get to charge more than 5$ though add-ons. Plenty of people make good money there, I'm one of them :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author helen jones
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      Originally Posted by deannabalestra View Post

      Don'e listen to the people saying you're making less than min wage - soon after you start you actually get to charge more than 5$ though add-ons. Plenty of people make good money there, I'm one of them :-)
      Do you include copywriting in your jobs? That's the best thing I can provide to the potential clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    So is there a lot of money to be made? I just started,
    If you are gigs are good, then you will make money
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    Many people outsource article-writing and graphic design on fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author lattlay123
    Fiverr is awesome, for both buying and selling! I just got my Fiverr MasterCard yesterday =)
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  • Profile picture of the author mervp
    Fiverr works well as a place to easily get gigs done to make money while learning how to do freelance. You could literally finance your training in a host of IM techniques, by reviewing tutorials from YouTube, WSOs, ebooks, then offering to do those tasks in a gig you set up. So Fiverr could be a support system for building a rep for more substantial freelance work, or for providing pocket money while developing your proficiency in general IM skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    You can make a decent amount of good money using Fiverr if you know what it is that you're doing.

    Focus on offering services that are inside high demand, build a good solid reputation and positive feedback, and you can make good money on Fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      The question "is there lots of money to be made on fiverr" has nothing to do with whether YOU will make money on fiverr.

      Its 2 complete separate issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Based on my experiance you'll know within just a couple of days of creating your gig. Its monitizing fiverr's traffic source. They get a lot of traffic that is for sure.

    Try testing and tweaking for best conversions.
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  • I don't want to disappoint you, but honestly I think Fiverr is one of the hardest ways to try to make money online. Unless you can post a gig where you can offer something that's very quick for you to do, it's just not worth it even for someone that's just starting out. The payout is so low.
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    • Profile picture of the author RJS7
      I made money the first hour I used fiverr.
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  • Use it as ONE OF your streams of income.

    Find gigs that have high ratings, and offer the same services.

    Create enough gigs like that and you will begin to slowly build a momentum on your sales.

    Next thing you know you'll be getting sales daily
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  • Profile picture of the author Geoff101
    Great suggestions by others. Another tip; if you can automate gig work then you'll make more money FAST. E.g. Link Pyramid made with Se Nuke.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    So long as you are personally doing all the work from your Fiverr gigs, you will never earn more than bare minimum wage. The key to making Fiverr work is to subcontract the work out (resell gigs) that you list on Fiverr on other sites where you can earn a few dollars more.
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    • Originally Posted by Lokahi View Post

      So long as you are personally doing all the work from your Fiverr gigs, you will never earn more than bare minimum wage. The key to making Fiverr work is to subcontract the work out (resell gigs) that you list on Fiverr on other sites where you can earn a few dollars more.
      But if you use arbitrage, you've got to really search to find anyone that will provide work of any quality that will do it for that cheap.

      Or if you're talking about selling a service somewhere else other than fiverr.com and then buying a gig for less on fiverr, you have to get traffic on your own.
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      • Profile picture of the author byderman
        I use Fiverr all the time - mostly graphics and video editing. The really savvy providers have upsells based around in demand services that can push the price up to $50 a gig - there are plenty of people making money on Fiverr.
        Like any business you need to do your research....
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  • Profile picture of the author policy
    I use fiverr for some tasks that are priced highly at other sites such as video making, graphics, or even unique things like testimonials.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    Its very difficult for buyers to justify their purchases when they're not even sure what they're purchasing. You should work hard on you samples and of course, diplay them along with other works you completed (if there is) to other buyers. If you give samples about your gig, people are likely to buy from you.

    But note that no matter how you follow suggestions in this thread, the quality of your gig is the most important factor so your buyers won't hesistate to come back and reorder your gig. You must practice to perfect your gig. It could take a while to get decent money from fiverr but in the long run, you'll be featured on the list making it easier for you to sell.
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