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Top 4 Fiverr Gig Ideas to Make Your First $1 Online Quickly (2018)

When people ask me "Chamal, what's the best way me to make a quick buck online?", I say there's not a "best way", but there are good ways a novice can start to make money online.

Obviously, Fiverr is one of my list of recommended networks to make money online as a microjob holder.

I have heard and seen many people started on Fiverr and make a a few hundreds of dollars in the first few weeks without premeditated traffic. In fact, some people like Joel Young have become millionaires selling their services on Fiverr!

Also, I have seen people have mixed it up and suddenly give it up because of some lazy reasons.

I want you to get most out of this guide and be a successful seller in Fiverr.

In today's guide, you will learn...

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    What’s Freelancing and Fiverr?
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    How others crush Fiverr Marketplace.
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    How you can enter to Fiverr for making money.
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    The step-by-step formula to establish your first freelancing service on Fiverr that works.
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    How to come up with creative money making ideas that work on Fiverr and any freelance website (and find how others do it)
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    How to promote your Fiverr gig.
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    How to dramatically multiply your earnings with a few simple tweaks.
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    How to strategically sell your service online.
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    Conversion rate optimization tips.
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    What reasons conduce to decrease sales and how to get rid of them.
    How to take your online business to the next level.
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    Advanced tips to retain your customers and build your own business by nondependent from Fiverr.

Without further ado, let's learn how to make money with Fiverr.

What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is a global marketplace where people can buy and/or sell services online. Services are starting from $5 (that's why Fiverr is called FIVErr). But, as you make more sales, you can earn a lot of money from home.

Fiverr service providers are freelancers. Freelancers or Freelance workers are the persons who are self-employed and do not necessarily commit to a particular employer in long-term.

That means once you completed your service, you are not moreover allocated to the buyer. (However as the terms of service, you may be required to revise your work. More about that later...)

Mainly as the flexibility, freedom and the ability to make more money from home at any time, many employers have started providing freelancing services.

According to the Freelance Industry Report 2012, nearly half of conducted freelancers do writing works (i.e., copywriting, blog post writing, proofreading, testimonials, translation, etc.)

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Not just content writing, other fields such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (Pay Per Click), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), SMM (Social Media Marketing), Video Marketing, Paid Advertising, Programming and web design have become more popular.

In fact, fields like data entry, virtual assistance and short and/or one-time part-time jobs like data scraping, reports, auditing, etc. have got a considerable boost in the last couple of years.

According to Freelancing in America 2017 annual report conducted by Freelancers Union & UpWork, the majority of workforce of U.S will be freelancers by 2027.

In the report, there's an intriguing statement:

"Nearly two-thirds (63%)
of freelancers told us that
having a diversified portfolio
of clients is more secure than
having a single employer"

Why is the Fiverr better option for you over others?

Sure enough, there are a few other freelancing networks out there like Freelancer.com. UpWork.com, Guru.com and Envato Network.

However, unless you are not a professional in your field, or know what you're precisely doing first of all, then you shouldn't tap into those networks at first?

why the hell should you not give those networks a try?

Sure, you can. But, unless you don't want to get frustrated and be faced with complicated situations, you shouldn't try them at first.

It's like fighting a small fish with big sharks in the ocean. (e.g., Professional vs. novice)

Once you got the necessary knowledge, experience, and a routine, you can tap into those big markets and get paid higher.

On the other hand, starting making money on Fiverr is not actually a bad idea too.

Here's why...

  • Fiverr is famous as a platform where quality workers can be found for the low price.
  • Thus above reason, there're always lots of BUYERS.
  • Those buyers usually purchase because they know they spend a little compared to other freelancer networks.
  • And most of those buyers are looking for quick results. They usually don't wait weeks or research intensively before purchasing the mythological "perfect" gig.
  • Therefore, those may be ending up buying your gig.
    Keeping buyers aside, Fiverr is a simple network where EVERYONE can start a gig today without spending hours.
  • You don't need prequalifications to start a gig on Fiverr.
  • You don't face exams or tests.
  • Lots of ways to increase your revenue besides offering different pricing tiers.
  • Lots of ways to make money on Fiverr (No an exact formula for gigs. You can advertise any sort of skill, capability and make money.)

Here are 3 other reasons why I PERSONALLY think you should start on Fiverr.

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    It's Quick: You may not have the idea to make money through freelancing forever. You may be looking for a way to collect some money for your college fees, studies or even spend your weekend evening. Fiverr is the best solution for you. No commitments, no hassle and even not here or there anyone to bother you.
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    Raise fund for your future: Money is an issue, for sure. It's an issue everyone in the world suffers. With Fiverr, you can make an extra cash per month without moving from your home. That cash can be saved for your future projects or businesses.
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    Find money for new business: One universal instinct in every entrepreneur is, they'd like to move forward, not step down or be stabilized. I see most Fiverr freelancers start their Internet marketing journey and then move forward with their plans for bigger projects such as starting an own blog, own online school, build an email list to promote affiliate stuff and creating own products or even sell own services solely.

Now as you know Fiverr is the best place for you to start your internet marketing career as a novice, let's find out best Fiverr gig ideas to make money online fast.

4 Easy Fiverr Gig Ideas to Make Money

Video Creation Services

Even through text-based content still is largely used all over the Internet, Videos has got a massive bump in popularity as well as the usage in the last 4-5 of years.

According to statistics and recent studies, Videos is going to dominate all over the Internet sooner entirely. (By 2019, global consumer Internet video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer Internet traffic)

That's why you see less only text-and-image based sales pages and more video sales letters nowadays.

The actual fact you and me both know is that it takes time and needs specific skills to make good, high converting videos for each different niches and purposes and the situation in the customer circle.

That's why you hear high fees for a few seconds of marketing, promotional and sales videos.

Not only that, according to the type of video, you see the fluctuations in pricing.

Here are a few.

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    Whiteboard videos: Used mostly for sales videos
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    Animation videos: Used for promotional videos
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    Presentation videos: Used mostly for sales and explainer videos
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    Sporkperson videos: Used for sales videos
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    Buzzfeed-style videos: Used for promotional videos and news articles.

The best thing about video creation gigs in Fiverr is that there is a high flow of new and recurring customers.

As online marketplace expands, more entrepreneurs are outsourcing video creation process. Most small businesses with a tide budget lean to hire people in Fiverr. In fact, people who use Fiverr over other expensive marketplaces saves thousands of dollars in each month.

That's why people like him are famous not just because of their quality works, but also recurring buyers in Fiverr.

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Also, because of new integrations and features of social networks such as Instagram video ads, Facebook videos and YouTube video ads, short promotional videos clips have been born.

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If you are wondering if there's a shortcut to make high-quality promotional videos to sell on Fiverr, then I have great news for you.

I am using a tool for some time that is capable of creating those promotional videos literally in minutes!

How to Create Videos Without a Software in Minutes and Sell on Fiverr

The method I am showing here is just only one method out there. You might find tons of other tools that can do the exact same thing as the tool I am showing here do.

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    Visit Rocketium website and create your account.
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    After sign up, log into your Rocketium account and navigate to Dashboard >> Store. Then buy or add fonts and music to your account. (Don't worry. Most of those are free) For example, if you're willing to create buzzfeed style videos in your local language, you may have to add the relevant font to your Rocketium account first.
Rocketium Store
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    After purchasing relevant fonts and music, click on "Create a New Video" button to create your very first video.
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    Now you will see two options in the next page.
Rocketium Templates
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    Select a relevant template to create Buzzfeed style videos. For example, if you want to sell outros, then select "Outros" tab in templates categories and select one of available options.
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    Once you have got the experience and improved the video creating skill, you can start creating a video from scratch.
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    I recommend playing with Rocketium for a while. Understand how to create specific videos for each industries and based on topics, purposes etc.
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    Create your gig on Fiverr for your service. Make sure to select relevant category, sub-categories and add matching tags. These two settings will make or break your Fiverr gig.

SEO Services

Believe it or not. Still, SEO services section in Fiverr boasts of having a large chunk of customers.

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Obviously, there are shady or blackhat SEO promotions in Fiverr. However, some SEO services yet to fill the marketing gap.

Or in other words, there are still opportunities to acquire SEO clients through Fiverr for whitehat SEO practices.

Here are some of the services you can start selling today.

  • Keyword research
  • Website Audit (Onsite and Offsite)
  • Backlink analysis
  • Technical SEO services
  • SEO Plugins and Tools integration
  • SEO Consultation services

Here are a few tools I recommend for SEO services.

  • SEMrush - An all-in-one SEO & SEM tool. Use this SEMrush coupon code to create a SEMrush free trial GURU account for 14 days.
  • Website Auditor - One of best or the best website audit software for Windows, Mac and Linux based computers. I have a Website Auditor Enterprise subscription which allows me to send white-label reports to my clients. 
  • SEO Powersuite - SEO Powersuite by Link Assistant consists different tools for SEO and social media marketing. Having a subscription allows you to sell reports to your clients on Fiverr.

One Fiverr Gig idea to make money with Fiverr using SEO tools

One issue most webmasters, SEOs are facing is not knowing how to improve SERP rankings.

On-page SEO is the fundamental step of improving keyword rankings in search engines. Bad links, poor usage of H tags, HTML errors, images without alt tags and mobile-friendlessness won't help it whatsoever.

That's where Website SEO Audit comes in...

You can offer website SEO audit services on Fiverr and make good amount of money just using a software alone.

I know many people do this. Here's how to make money on Fiverr offering website audit SEO services.

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    Download Website Auditor to your computer over here.
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    Install Website auditor.
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    Create a new project and Enter the website address you want to audit.
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    Select default options and let Website Auditor to audit your website.
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Site Audit Details - Website Auditor (Click on image to enlarge)

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    After audition, you can go to Reports >> Create a new report to make a new report from scratch or use an available template. Personally, I have make different SEO audit reports for each plans my clients are paying for me. 
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Create Custom Reports (Click on image to enlarge)

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    You can export the website audit report(s) in two different formats: PDF (Portable Document Format) and HTML (HyperText Markup Language). PDF export format is widely used. However, there are advantages of using HTML export format as well. You can also offer HTML export as an extra offer. 
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7 Tips to make more money with Website Audit services
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    Offer site Visualization graphic and export files and an extra offer.
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    Offer Keyword analysis in higher pricing plan. (If used tiered pricing plans in Fiverr)
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    Offer domain strength report as an extra gig.
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    Offer TF-IDF report in a higher plan or as an extra gig.
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    Charge a fee to offer white-label reports.
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    Offer discounts for recurring customers.
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    Offer other services such as fix HTML errors to make extra money  through Fiverr.

In fact, you can make more money with Website Audit services. The key to making a high recurring income is to have regular, loyal customers. Offer new customers discounts for next order to increase your revenue.

Impress customers by giving bonuses and adding more value. Always think in customer's perspective.

Social Media Management Services

Social media management services is an easy category for most people. You don't need technical and programming knowledge to manage Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and Pinterest boards.

While there are tons of social media management tools, you can start a gig on Fiverr to sell social media management services to make extra cash online as a part-time freelance worker.

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How to make money on Fiverr selling social media management services

To manage multiple social media accounts, you should have a good automation and management tool.

I personally use and recommend Content Studio for anybody who is looking for a high functional and powerful social media marketing tool.

Here's a way to use Content Studio to manage your client's social media accounts.

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    Sign up to Content Studio over here.
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    Connect your client's social media page(s).
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    Set up "Queue" in Settings to set optimal times to publish social media postings. Content Studio will generate best times to post on your social media pages. However, you can alter timings.
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    Use "Content Discovery" tool in Content Studio to find popular content to post.
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    Publish viral content on your clients' social networks.
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Withal finding viral content and posting on social accounts, with Content Studio, you can set up automation campaigns to share others' content too. It's really helpful to grow social media engagement and make your social accounts are not spam looking.

Brand Mention Reports

It's actually unbelievable to see there are not a single gig related to brand mention tracking and reporting on Fiverr. (At the moment of writing this article)

It means there is an excellent opportunity for you start a brand mention tracking and reporting gig on Fiverr today and make money.

These days, it's really difficult to find a business that isn't using social media to increase brand awareness and grow business.

Brand mention tracking allows business to find out channels and sources where the business is mentioned and listen to the conversations.

You can create a Fiverr gig to provide brand mention reports on specific social networks, forums, and websites.

For example, you can provide services to offer reports for brand mention activity on Reddit social network.

How to make money on Fiverr offering brand mention reports.

Follow steps below to track brand mentions and specific keywords on web.

Awario
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    Create an alert to monitor specific keyword or domain's activity over Internet. Make sure to select relevant options under sources, countries, languages and date range.
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    Let Awario a few hours to track the brand name over the specified source.
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    Set White-label report settings and provide the link to your Fiverr customer.
Awario White Label Reports

Awario White Label Reports (Click on Image to enlarge)

As brand mention tracking is a tough job and most Internet monitoring tools are not capable of monitoring websites like Reddit and some forums except Awario, you can charge a high fee.


How to Promote Your Service on Fiverr

Now you've found 4 ways to make money on Fiverr freelancing platform. The beauty of Fiverr is that the minimum gig price is $5 and you add extra add-ons to your primary offer.

For example, if you're going to offer website audit reports, you can provide extra add-ons for custom reports, white-label reports, etc.

Fiverr takes 20% of the revenue you make through their platform. Customer/buyer have to pay the PayPal fee.

Here are a few tips to consider when listing your service on Fiverr:

  • Title: Write a short and appealing headline which is user and SEO friendly. Highlight special terms by using all Caps Lock keys. Ex: I will record 10 MINS explainer Video of your product for $5
  • Description: Make use of all characters as possible. Use bold, italic and highlight style formats to make your explanation more enticing. Make sure you include a few keywords in descriptions. More words you add, your gig will rank for more Long Tail Keywords in Fiverr and in other search engines too.
  • Images: Highlight your service by adding a few photos. Use a tool like ShortPixel if your graphics are large in file size.
  • Tags: Tags are a critical ranking factor in the Fiverr search algorithm. Using irrelevant tags for your Gigs will cause to get minor traffic and terrible conversion rate. So search on Fiverr a bit deeper to find out relevant services and their tags.
  • PDF: If you offer services like Website SEO Audit reports, social media reports, keywords research reports, etc., then showing some example of your works will help in increasing conversion rate.
  • Video: Fiverr has found that sellers who present their services on videos, sell 220% or more than Gigs without videos. Create an explainer video about your gig and upload it to Fiverr. You can hire a someone on Fiverr to create an explainer video.

Above tips are essential to rank your service in Fiverr and get more sales. Also, there are a few things you could do to get more cash-in-hand customers to your Fiverr landing page.

  • Promote Your Gig on Social Media repeatedly: Doesn’t social media drive sales? Who says it doesn’t? Social media could help you get more sales, directly and indirectly, in both ways. Use these Best Twitter marketing tools in today to promote your Gig on Twitter seamlessly. And you would use ContentStudio to promote your Gig on Facebook Groups, Google+, LinkedIn and other social networks automatically. So you needn’t log in to social accounts every time you want to drive social traffic.
  • Promote Your Gig on Websites and Blogs: You sell a service, right? So why you don’t mention about the service on your portfolio or blog? Chances are high, if you can spread more about your gig online, right? Then guest post on high-traffic blogs, share your gig on YouTube (VBlogging), SlideShare and Medium publication sites. There are lots of ways to promote your service online to get much exposure. You just need to come up with creative promotional ideas.
  • Get people reviewed your service: User-created content makes a significant difference in ranking your service on Fiverr. If you can get a few positive reviews about your Gig on Fiverr within the first few days, Fiverr will increase the rank of your service.
  • Drive some traffic to your Gig quickly: This is a Fiverr strategy which I learned from a post in Matthew Woodward’s blog shared by Eze John. If you can drive traffic to your gig quickly, then Fiverr will consider about your service and let it get more views on Fiverr too.

How to Increase Your Fiverr Earnings per Gig

Fiverr is one of the best money making opportunities you would get as a kid, teenager, student, employment, house-wife and a pensioner.

There are a lot of people who earn thousands of dollars in each month through Fiverr. If you are finding legitimate money making ideas that will make you a living, then Fiverr is one of those sources.

Here are a few tips to increase Fiverr earnings fast.

Offer Gig Extras

Remember the extra offers you see when checking out in Amazon?

Backend is where most sellers make most of money from Fiverr. Let's assume you're offering Website SEO Audit reports. You can provide these gig extras.

  • Provide report in HTML file format.
  • Provide Site Visualization graphic based on inLink rank and Traffic.
  • Provide Content Analysis services.
  • Offer Keyword ranking and optimization suggestions.
  • Provide TF-IDF report for keywords.
  • Provide Domain Strength report.

These Value added services will surely help you increase your earnings at least 100%. 

Extra Fast

People want to save their time. Therefore, they more prefer to get their services done as quickly as possible.

You can get customers paid you for getting their services done within one day. I have seen some graphic designers charge $20 just for the extra fast feature, but they charge only $5 for the basic service.

Maintain the response time in better rate

People check your past service record before hitting the Buy button.

If they see your average response rate is higher than expected, then I don't think most people would even consider purchasing the Fiverr gig.

Install the Fiverr app on your iOS phone and Android phone to make sure you can communicate with your potential customers even you're not near your computer.

Orders in Queue

This is another objection of people that conduces to lower down the conversion rate. If there are hundreds of orders in queue, so people might think about your Gig in two different ways.

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    This person should provide a high-quality service.
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    It seems like I won’t be able to get my service done quickly.

Therefore, to get more orders on Fiverr, you should complete more orders quickly. If you have a team spread out in different locations, you can use Slack to communicate and collaborate efficiently.

Days on Average

This is another factor that might affect for your Fiverr sales. As your gig becomes more popular, a lot more people will prefer to hire you. 

Hence you will get more orders, and Orders-in-queue will increase in every day. And you’ll find it's more challenging to complete all orders quickly. Therefore, you have THREE options:

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    Increase the fee: You will lose some sales
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    Increase delivery time: You will lose some sales
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    Hire people to improve service efficiency: More preferable

Even in many cases, very first two options in above help in making you more money, you shouldn’t play with your customers. Always try to maintain a good substantial delivery time while you charge a fair fee.

In fact, Fiverr has added an option to filter search results by average delivery time.

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Tips to Become Extraordinary on Fiverr and Beyond

Top Fiverr sellers have become famous and make lots of money for a reason...

...They think creatively (and mostly outside-of-the-box) and structure their Fiverr gigs before even thinking about the optimal title for the Fiverr gig.

Mindset is for everything; success and failure.

Here are a few golden tips to step up your Fiverr gig and stay a step ahead from other sellers.

  • Over deliver your new customers and recurring customers.
  • Offer discounts for recurring customers.
  • Build relationships with your clients. It's better off if you start building an email list of your buyers. 
  • Ask loyal customers to review your service.
  • Display Fiverr seller's badge on your website. Here's a guide to start a blog on WordPress, if you don't have a blog.
  • Use Live chat widget prompts to promote your Fiverr services on your website. Read this guide to set up ConvertFox on your site.
  • Use Awario to find potential customers who are looking for exact service you're offering on Fiverr. Track specific buyer keyword terms such as "Looking for SEO consultant", "How to improve my website SEO" etc., if you want to sell your SEO services.
  • Move your business from Fiverr to your own platform. Fiverr is good because it has ready-to-purchase customers. However, for reasons, you should consider moving your business from Fiverr. I recommend ThriveCart to create stunning and high converting checkout pages.
  • Use Omnify for build your own service store. Once you have direct clients, you should consider using a service like Omnify to sell your services.

Wrapping Words...

Making money online isn't hard...

...If you followed a proven and/or right strategy.

Internet Marketing space has evolved a lot since the last half-decade.

Nowadays, there are new social dominators like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and Pinterest.

Similarly, if you're looking a part-time job or a micro job to make money online without a high investment at your end, then, my first (and might be only) suggestion would be Fiverr.

Fiverr is where a lot of freelancers, bloggers, and internet marketers put their first foot to this beautiful Online Marketing space.

If you don't follow a strategy to make money on Fiverr, you may be going to fail.

Fiverr is the baby step of freelancing... But, there is a high potential to make money too.

Just like Joel Young, the 34-year old dad became a millionaire just providing voice-over services on Fiverr, you too can become a _______. (Fill the blank)

"Success is not depended on knowledge or your intelligence. It's depended on how strong your mindset is..."

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One crazy money making idea could make you a richer person than 95% of people in the world.

Your persistent and consistent workflow can make you even richer and a powerful man.

I strongly feel that you can make your first $1 on Fiverr if you followed the strategies I have shown in above.

If you enjoyed reading this article and find it's helpful for your colleagues and friends, do consider to share this post with them.

Always remember, "the more you give, the more you receive..."

Your comments on Fiverr and strategies are welcome! 🙂

Chamal Rathnayaka
 

As the founder of Pitiya Internet Marketing blog, I make sure every content I share on this site is helpful and you get something out of them. To stay connected with me and receive latest blog posts, exclusive content, and offers, sign up for Pitiya newsletter.

  • The possible way for starters to generate money from Fever is by offering Discounted services to clients and building reputation by satisfying them and offering below market price Products or Services. Plus always look to deliver extra than expectations of person buying the Service at Fever that will make them come back as customer for future projects. Another thing to note here is developing expertise in your Niche like in the start it may take you 2 hours to complete the job while as the expertise develops less amount of time will be required to complete same project.

    • Yes, one great way to get more customers and retain existing customers on Fiverr is that giving them more than they expected. These are very helpful insights. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • jack jessi says:

    Thanks

    • Jack, hope you like these Fiverr money making tips. Let me know if you have any other idea to make money with Fiverr. Thanks for your comment!

  • Dave says:

    In the summer of 2014 I traveled to the UK and I had the chance to attend a working shop held by Sarah Staar and I learned almost everything about Fiverr.
    I can confirm that Fiverr is a good source of income for anyone who has a useful skill.
    I made money there by simply installing WP for others on their servers.

    • Yes, Dave, I agree with you. Everyone who has a skill can start building their online business with Fiverr. No cost at all. As every business, starting off the first few steps is the most difficult part. Still wonder how much those top level sellers make per month. Your gig is awesome, because you can even promote other hosting companies and make a few sales from Fiverr. It is a creative idea! Keep it up Dave.

      Thanks for sharing your experience with Fiverr. It is a motivation for others to come up with creative money making ideas.

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    • I checked it today and it works perfectly. You can right click on Download Action button and click on "Save Link as" option.

      Let me know how it works out for you.

  • But i think there is too much competition in these type of gigs ?

    • Yes, there is the competition. But isn’t it a good sign of that works? Be creative and make a gig that has the demand and attractiveness.

  • Please can I get a good SEO expect on Fiverr?

    • Michael, it depends on various factors and which services you’re going to use. If you could explain your question specifically, I could guide you.

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