Fiverr is a very unique site with a lot of earning potential! There are loads of opportunities for individuals and small businesses alike. Here’s everything you need to know about how Fiverr works, so you can get started earning right away!
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a leading marketplace for buying and selling services online. Anyone can pop into Fiverr, sign up and sell their expertise. It’s pretty much that simple.
Services offered on Fiverr now range from common tasks such as writing articles, marketing, and social media followings, to much more unique offerings like Facebook flirting, singing telegrams, and celebrity impressions.
You can choose to sell what you’re best at, or advertise any other tricks you might have up your sleeve. Here’s what you’ll need to know to start working with Fiverr.
How does Fiverr work?
As a seller, you get to create your own Fiverr webpage showcasing your service being offered, which is called a Gig. To list your Gig, you click on your username in the top right corner, and choose Start Selling. You’ll be walked through the process, which is pretty easy.
Fiverr reviews all Gigs to make sure they’re within the guidelines of their terms of service. This is a quick process, and if it’s decided that it’s not up to Fiverr’s standards, you’ll be notified of its cancellation.
The customer orders your Gig from you. You complete the order, deliver the finished product to your buyer, and mark it as complete and delivered.
The customer is encouraged to leave feedback on you and your work. Upon a positive feedback, they are asked if they’d like to leave you a tip. You’d be surprised by how many will actually pay an extra “fiverr” as a tip for a job well done.
At this point, your payment (from the customer) goes into a 14-day waiting period to make sure the customer is satisfied and allows their payment to clear successfully. After the 14 days, you are paid.
If the customer is not happy with the work you provided, you should offer to fix it. You can also choose to refund his payment, as long as it’s within that 14-day window.
How much can you charge for a Gig?
Each main Gig is a default $5 sale, hence the name: Fiverr. So you must make sure the services you offer are within the “worth-about-$5” range, so you’re not wasting your valuable time. But at first you should consider offering the customer something extra for their $5. This makes you stand out, and will likely leave the customer feeling like he got more than his money’s worth.
What are Fiverr “Gig Extras”?
You can offer Gig Extras on your Fiverr webpage. Gig Extras are extra services you add onto your main service for extra money. This is where most top-sellers make the most money. They offer such quality results for their main service thatpeople jump on the chance to get more quality work out of that person.
An example of this would be a seller offering to write a 200 word paper for $5, and one of his Gig Extras offered would be to write your “About Me” page for $10, write you a press release for $15, or write you an e-book for $50.
What are “Order Multiples”?
A seller can also offer Order Multiples, which is basically doubling the basic $5 Gig.
An example of an Order Multiple would be if that same seller from above offered to double the number of words for double the money.. 400 words for $10, or 600 words for $15, and so on.
But it’s not just writing content on Fiverr, there are 300 different categories you can plug your services into.
The Fiverr Revenue Card
You can withdraw your earnings to your Paypal account, or to your Fiverr revenue card. The Fiverr revenue card is like a Visa or Mastercard that you can use in stores and at an ATM just as you would a debit card.
The revenue card is powered by Payoneer, which is similar to Paypal. There are many businesses starting to offer Payoneer as a payment option, which means that you can also add earnings from other sites onto the same card.
Payoneer acts very quickly after you withdraw your funds. They’re usually available on your revenue card within the day. There is a $2 fee for transferring a Fiverr payment to the card, and a $3 fee for withdrawing any funds from an ATM, plus any regular ATM fees. But again, you don’t have to withdraw the cash, you can use it for spending in stores and online as you wish.
Fiverr Levels 1, 2, and Top-rated Seller
Sellers who consistently deliver quality work are rewarded by leveling up. Every new member starts without a level. The more Gigs you complete satisfactory, and on time, the higher up the levels you go.
Here’s a detailed explanation of the different Fiverr levels and what it takes to level-up, as explained by fiverr guy:
- Level 1
- Be active on fiverr for 30 days & make 10 sales to automatically be promoted to this level
- 4X Multiples: Buyers can now purchase up to 4 multiple orders from you (versus one at a time)
- 2X Gig Extras: You can now offer up to 2 upgrades to buyers
- Level 2
- make 50 sales over a 2-month period to automatically be promoted to this level
- 3X Gig Extras: Offer up to 3 extras to buyers
- 8X Multiples: Buyers can now purchase up to 8 multiple orders from you (versus one at a time)
- Priority Support
- Top-Rated Seller
- Manually chosen by fiverr moderators based on these factors:
- Volume of sales
- Extremely high rating
- Exceptional customer care
- Community leadership
- Receive insider access for fiverr sellers
- Access to beta features
- VIP support
- Manually chosen by fiverr moderators based on these factors:
What if you can’t complete a Fiverr order?
If, as a seller, you get overloaded on Gig orders and can’t keep up, you can either discuss a time frame rearrangement with your buyer, or you can give your Gig over to someone else who’s requesting it.
Your Fiverr feedback is your reputation
While you should be aiming to make all your customers happy, you can’t please everyone. By displeasing a customer, you’re risking your feedback, which is what customers use to pre-judge you and your work. To protect your feedback rating, your top priority should be the customer and keeping him happy. If the problem can’t be fixed to his satisfaction, offer a refund.
Keep in mind that once you request a “mutual refund”, any feedback given is removed. So if you get a buyer who says he hates the work you’ve done, refuses to pay for it, and leaves you a negative feedback, you can return his payment and not have to worry about the long-lasting effects of a bad review.
Cover Photos and Video Auditions
Choosing a cover photo can be one of the most important parts of setting up your seller’s account. People judge other people by the photo they choose to showcase. You want to grab their attention, while also appearing professional.
Using a video is a great way to allow them to “interview” you. But keep in mind that most people know within a couple of seconds of watching a video if they like that person or not. And unfortunately, it’s that hasty judgment that makes the decision of whether or not they want to hire you.
So make them like you. If you’re selling a particular skill that you can show with a photo image or video portfolio, do that. That’s what they want to see–what you can do!
Also, videos and cover photos must be approved by Fiverr before they’re allowed to be posted.
Getting “Featured” on Fiverr homepage and category pages
Again this comes down to quality work. Fiverr top-sellers who stand out from the rest, with exceptional work and positive feedback have a good chance of having their Gigs featured on Fiverr’s homepage or category sections. This leads to automatic sales and a huge boost in income. This should be the ultimate goal on any Fiverr seller.
Promote your Fiverr Gigs
Tell the world about your Gigs! Tell all your social media friends and family and ask them to share it; blog about it; visit relevant forums and talk about it.
Fiverr conveniently has “Share” buttons on your Gig page, so you can spread the link directly.
And remember, the best way to get your next customer is by doing awesome work for all the ones before him! Quality work is the secret behind making good money on Fiverr.