Are you familiar with Fiverr and know how it works to help buyers and sellers alike?
Do you know what Fiverr gigs are best to avoid?
If not, keep reading and I’ll give you a quick breakdown of the micro-gig website called Fiverr.com.
I’ll show you what Fiverr is and how you can use it to make money and/or outsource your own work for a mere $5 dollars, it’s incredible.
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What is Fiverr?
When I first saw the name Fiverr, I was thinking it must be German or something.
But no, it’s just five plus er, or 5-er.
Maybe 5er.com would have been the better domain name for their website.
Anyways, a gig refers to an online micro-gig or micro-job.
It’s another great way to make money online from the comfort of your home, or from anywhere in the world.
Many travelers recommend Fiverr as a way to stay afloat, financially speaking, when you’re traveling the world.
We’re going to run through the basics of how to use this site to make cash.
Fiverr, What Is A Gig, refers to what people are looking for in order to make money online for 5 dollars per gig.
Most of the jobs involve technical skills such as:
- Graphic artistry
- or design
But skills on Fiverr.com can range from funny to goofy, depending on your natural charisma and personality?
Basically you can advertise a “Gig” for pretty much anything!
Like the guy above, who will sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow, with his Ukulele from a beach.
How Does Fiverr.com Work?
Fiverr.com is a digital service based website offering freelancers the opportunity to sell their specialty services in the form of gigs, also know as micro-jobs.
Every micro-job listed on Fiverr.com starts out at $5, but can go up in price based on the buyers specifications.
Update: The platform has recently updated their pricing structure, allowing members to charge more than $5 for services, as well as addons.
At the same time, Fiverr also allows buyers an affordable and easy way to purchase these micro-gigs at low prices to streamline their own work projects.
Fiverr’s freelancers offer a variety of digital services such as; content writing, website reviews, graphic designs, marketing campaigns, programming, etc.
But they also have some fun and particularly goofy micro gigs like this guys has listed below:
“I will make a short video of myself dancing in spandex with a custom birthday message for $5”.
Reminds me a bit of Will Ferrell don’t you think?
The guy is actually doing a pretty good job with over 840 gigs and a 4.9 star rating.
Fiverr.com offers the following categories for Freelance Sellers & Buyers…
- Graphics and Design
- Digital Marketing
- Writing and Translation
- Video and Animation
- Music and Audio
- Programming and Technology
- Fun & Lifestyle
Fiverr For Sellers
Fiverr offers digital freelancers a way to make consistent online income if they have good seller ratings, feedback, and an on demand service.
The provide these freelancers an opportunity to sell their skills by completing quick one time jobs for $5.
Depending on the service and the amount of time for a specific gig, they can turn out plenty of gigs in a day to make some decent cash.
At the same time, this can take a while for a seller to build up consistent gigs. It takes time to develop your reputation in order to land consistent paying jobs.
And one bad review could destroy your entire business!
Fiverr sellers can also use the service as a launching pad for their careers.
This can be a way to land a permanent job or build up your personal clientele.
The basic jobs can start at $5, but with upgrades and other services, you might be selling your services as high as $20-$40.
This is also a way to showcase your work skills, artistic abilities, and can be a great way to network your skills in whatever field of expertise you represent.
Fiverr For Buyers
Now for buyers, Fiverr.com can really provide some great services and benefits.
For example, say it’s your grandsons birthday and he loves Donald Duck.
You can easily find a Fiverr Seller here that does birthday greeting in the Donald Duck voice, and will call your Grandson to wish him a happy birthday.
This can be a priceless birthday gift that will bring laughter and joy to a young child for a mere $5 dollars.
It gets better:
At the same time, if you need to design a cool business card or a header for your website, and you don’t have technical skills or access to Photoshop, this can be a huge time and money saver for your business.
Marketers can find some great service providers on Fiverr, like logo designers, content writers, website builders, keyword researchers, and more.
But it can be a hit and miss.
Or if you have a website and you want someone to personally endorse your product or promote your website, you can find this too here on fiverr.com as well.
A lot of scammers use these gigs to add more social proof to their sales pages!
So you can see there are many advantages in using a service like fiverr.com for both buyers and sellers.
But are there any cons to this micro gig service?
Cons of Fiverr Micro-Gigs:
There is always the old adage, “You Get What You Pay For“.
As I was researching Fiverr for this article, I found people who felt they didn’t get exactly what they paid for or had some form of complaint.
But it really comes down to a little common sense and due diligence.
I mean, you shouldn’t expect so much for five dollars.
Cons for the Buyers:
Buyers need to look at the job their are requesting for $5 dollars.
If it’s writing 500 words of content, then maybe you’ll get a good article, maybe not.
If it’s changing your websites host company to another host company, than this is a pretty easy job for an experienced web master.
So you should get exactly what you pay for.
It seems that most of the feedback from buyers has been positive, plus they always add, it only cost $5 dollars, so it was a pretty good deal.
I think the most important part for the buyer is to check the sellers rating, read through their profile, read the specifications of their services and see if they have the Top Rated Seller label on their profile.
Now if we look into his profile a little bit closer, we can see that he looks to be a pretty trustworthy seller.
One Special Warning: Website owners that are considering purchasing Back Links, Social Site Likes or Followers from the Fiverr Online Marketing Section….
I got one thing to say, DON’T DO IT!
Most everything that I have read and know about back linking is that back links need to come from natural sources.
For example, if you write a featured article on another persons website with a back link to your website, this will be a positive back link that will boost your Google rating.
Those are positive back links and Google rewards this. But if you buy fake back links, that can actually do more damage to your website in terms of decreasing your rankings and visibility.
Google will actually punish your site for buying fake back links.
As well, I have heard that many people who buy social likes or shares end up loosing these followers as soon as they start sharing their content or posting mass social messages.
Those can be developed easily enough as well so there’s no need for such frivolous purchases.
Cons for the Seller
And here are the downsides to selling on Fiverr…
- Although Fiverr is the largest platform for micro-gigs, they also charge the most in seller fees at 20%. So for every $5 dollar gig, the seller keeps $4 dollars.
- Payouts are in the form of PayPal, and that usually takes another 2.5% from the transaction. So again a little less money for the Seller.
- Once a job is submitted from a Buyer, the Fiverr system automatically accepts the job on the Sellers behalf, which limits the freedom and job selection for the Seller.
- There is a 14 day waiting period before funds are available in the sellers PayPal account.
I also have heard several complaints by sellers directed towards buyers that many times they do not read the full advertisement from the Seller, i.e. certain specifications of the gig, etc.
Then the Seller is forced to cancel the project due to the Buyer not reading all the details before making their purchase.
Final Thoughts on Fiverr:
Fiverr is the fastest growing online gig service and holds the most online gigs in the market, currently about 2,000,000.
They offer a rating service for the buyers to review the sellers and the gigs themselves are very low risk to try.
$5 dollars shouldn’t break the bank.
Fiverr.com provides sellers an opportunity to earn quick money for online micro-gigs with the potential for consistent work depending on their service and performance.
They also provide a great marketplace for buyers to get gigs at a very economical price.
Besides a few complaints from both buyers and sellers, Fiverr.com comes off to me as a Win-Win Solution.
If you have any experience as a buyer or seller on Fiverr.com, leave a comment below to let others know what you think of this unique freelance platform.
Another similar platform is Field Agent, which lets you take on outdoor jobs for some quick money.
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Selling on Fiverr is great and if you put enough time into it, it can turn into a profitable business.
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Thanks for taking the time or read this article on Fiverr Gigs, leave a comment below.
please suggest a video editor for fiverr gig.
thanks in advance.
Here’s Fiverr’s recommendations for video editing software.
Sounabh Ghosh says
this was an amazing explanation about Fiverr and gigs, all the aspects were covered beautifully.
I was wondering if I could start something similar to Fiverr, is it possible?
Anything is possible online. I would say creating a membership site may be more work and time commitment as well as money to invest in advertising and bring traffic for freelancers to find jobs on your site, but anything can be done online. Facebook took around 4 years to launch their empire.
For a beginner, I’d encourage you start off with a simple niche website.
This way you can get a idea if this kind of work is right for you as well as learn to build a website and create marketing content.
My favorite training center created a cool Niche Website Case Study that is 4 sessions that breaks down how to create a smaller site based on one single product.
It’s easier to get your content ranked, bring in traffic, and convert sales faster.
Great review on Fiverr and how their gigs work.
You bet Shaggy, if you want to trade gigs or hourly work for an sweet online business that makes money every day…
Click here to see what it takes, how long it takes, etc..
Thanks for the explanation. Quite helpful and informative.
Akansha Shukla says
Informative post on how Fiverr works, thanks to sharing.
You bet Akansha, thanks for your feedback as well.
Very well written article on Fiverr… Really enjoyed it a lot.. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about working with Fiverr.
You bet Kushal, thanks for your feedback.
Muhammad Hayat says
i have an issue in fiverr also contact with support but still not solve what shoul i do now ?
Hi Muhammad, I don’t work for Fiverr so I’m afraid I can’t help you with their customer support. I’d contact them again and make sure you are contacting the right department for your issue.
Great Share ,
I was doing works on fiverr since 4 years now ,the have banned my account for no reason and took my money. Fiverr alternatives that are also a good solution to make money such as seoclerks.com onedollarr.com twodollarr.com and many more.
Thanks for your feedback on your experience with working with Fiverr as well as providing our viewers with some other Online Gig Site references.
I’ve never heard anything bad about Fiverr not paying their people. Here’s an article written by a writer from Fiverr and his personal experience with working with them.
Thanks again for your feedback Mitaka and have a great day,
JoAnn Bass says
Thanks for the rundown on how Fiverr works, Todd. I was aware of the site, but didn’t know how the setup worked, thanks to you I will probably check them out for some graphics I’m looking for. I’ll look forward to more of your reviews on some of these micro-gig websites.
You bet JoAnn, thanks for your comment on my Fiverr review. Take care, Todd
John Newman says
Great post Todd!
I have used fiverr a couple of times for great results!
When trying to build an online business sometimes it is better to outsource certain tasks to give you the time to work on more important things.
You have to decide where your time is better spent!
Hi John, very well stated. You have to prioritize your time because it’s such a limited resource. Thanks for your comment on my Fiverr review.
You explained fiverr really well. And it is a good site to make money online (if you are a seller).
But I still prefer to work in affiliate marketing. much better money when you invest the time. thanks
Thanks Sylvester for your feedback on my Fiverr review. I agree with you that affiliate marketing has way more potential than gigs on Fiverr. But I love their site, you can get some great work done there for $5 – $10 dollars.
Ah, finally someone with a concise description on what Fiverr is all about. I know there are many talented people out there and I wonder if some task really do cost just $5? Considering the time and effort, some may deserve more that just that. And also there’s the part about quality to think about. If someone is only going to pay me $5, what benefit will I get if I produce something that’s worth much more? Really got me thinking there.
Very true point. I felt the same way when looking into a few projects as a Buyer. I think it’s the projects that are automated or easy for one professional to complete that isn’t so easy for another. Take myself for example, I’m not educated in using Photoshop or working with graphics, but for someone who is, this can take no time at all. Ask me to edit your photos, and I can do this in a couple of minutes. So I can see it working out for some services, but not all. Either way, Fiverr is a fun site and has potential. Thanks for your comment and take care.
Yeap, Fiverr has its pros and cons indeed. Though I wish I read this earlier lolol
But anyhow, it was a good learning experience for me.
And thanks for the reminder for this great resource! Cheers! 🙂
You’re welcome McKing, Fiverr certainly has some great benefits, especially for buyers who need little micro-jobs completed to help them in their own business or job. Thanks for you comment.
I have surfed Fiverr before to see what the crack is and it seemed great from what I saw. As my online business builds, I might use some peoples services and I don’t see why not from such small prices to pay. I suppose many of the services would cost large amounts of money outside of Fiverr, so Fiverr for many people sounds like an ideal opportunity to save some money in the long term.
Absolutely Neil, you can get some great deals on graphic designs. I’m trying out some content writers to see the quality of work they perform. There’s always elance.com or freelancer.com. But if I can find a good writer for $5 dollars for 500 words, that can really help streamline my business. But for sure, Fiverr is a good source to have.
Thanks for your comment,
Thank you so much for the Fiveer review. I have some graphic design work and I want someone to do that for me. For I don’t even know where to start.
I will go and check out Fiveer.
Your welcome MisterWailor, I’m glad the article could help out. I think you should be able to get your graphic work done for a pretty decent price at Fiverr.
I would probably use fiverr to hire someone to make a custom logo or something of that nature. I would NOT buy backlinks or Facebook likes. I’m not sure if I would offer a service out there. I don’t know how people can make any money offering some of the services they offer for $4 (what you get after giving fiverr their cut) Although I haven’t used them for anything yet, I’m not opposed to the idea. I think there is some real value out there.
I think the value for certain sellers that know how to do graphics or website work quickly, they can crank out 5 o 6 of the gigs in an half hour. And there are plenty of folks offering back links and social site numbers/likes/etc. on Fivver. That’s why I mentioned this to keep people from getting suckered into a monthly payment thing for fake likes. But I feel the real advantage is for the buyer. I paid 300 USD for a logo for yoga pants I was developing. I’m sure I could have got it done for 5 dollars if I would have know about this site back then. For sure, graphics are super cheap here. Thanks for the comment and have a nice evening.