Fiverr is super popular right now — so much so that it has spawned countless clone sites, a few of which I have talked about here. But I’ve never actually reviewed Fiverr itself, so here is a quick rundown:
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is something that many people refer to as a a “micro job” site. Basically, you just post a service you are willing to offer for $5. This could be almost anything — graphic design, writing, editing, or something really off the wall. The bizarre ones are always kind of fun to read over. As long as it’s legal and doesn’t violate the Fiverr terms of service, you can really use your imagination here and get creative with what you sell.
How does Fiverr pay?
After you’ve posted your services and someone has purchased them, you have to deliver your completed work through the “Deliver Completed Work” tab on their site. After your work has been submitted, there is a 14-day clearing period. After that amount of time, you can withdraw the money to your Paypal account. Keep in mind that Fiverr takes a $1 commission off your final earnings, so what you offer for $5 you’ll actually be doing for $4. Some people say that a fee is also deducted from your Paypal account when you are paid by Fiverr, so depending on how much this fee is, you might be doing work for not quite $4
You need to try to get good feedback from your customers. If your feedback rating is consistently low, Fiverr has the right to remove your posts.
Some people are annoyed that after the fees and Fiverr commission, you are not *really* getting $5 for your work. So if you are thinking of posting your writing services on Fiverr and doing some quickie articles for $5, you might want to reconsider or possibly reduce the word count you advertise so that what you earn will be consistent with what you’re willing to do for not quite $4. People also don’t like having to wait the 14 days before they can withdraw their funds.
Some Good Points
In spite of any negatives, the simplicity of Fiverr (and other sites like it) is really appealing. Sure, you can get paid for your freelancing services on sites like oDesk, Guru, and Elance, but the process is a little more involved and complicated. Fiverr makes it quick and easy to post a job, get a buyer, and start making money.
Trying to think of something to sell on Fiverr? Check out my list of 40 ideas.
E-Books About Fiverr
If you need a little extra assistance making Fiverr work for you, check out some of the e-books below. There are many people who have making money on Fiverr down to an art and do quite well. These books will give you some additional strategies:
- Make Money Online: Use Fiverr to Make $1,000 a Month
- How I Made An Extra $1,200 Per Month Using One Free Website
- Freaking Idiots Guide to Selling on Fiverr – How People are Making $1000 a Month Offering Simple Services
- Make Money Online: Make A Killing Online With Fiverr.Com (Make $1000+ Per Month on Fiverr)
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