What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is an online service-based marketplace that is iconic for its $5 price tag for basic services that range from data-entry to even creative logos. The cool thing about the marketplace is that people get really, really creative when it comes to generating that $5 profit. You can literally name any service you would like to offer. As long as there is someone out there looking to purchase your service, almost everything goes. For example, a quick search for “testmonial” will show profitable Fiverr gigs offering to hold up a paper sign for $5. Now you may be asking, do people actually purchase this stuff? The answer is surprisingly, yes. Let’s explore the marketplace of Fiverr a bit more.
How much does it cost to use Fiverr?
Listing gigs and services is free and costs nothing from the seller. The only cost to use Fiverr is the fee associated with a sale. Fiverr takes a 20% cut of the final sale amount, including tips. The marketplace also charges a 10% fee to buyers. For example, a $5 basic service will cost the buyer $5.50. Fiverr will get $1.50, while the seller will pocket $4.
Fiverr gigs anyone can do to make money online
1. Article writing
There is always a need for great writers in the era where “content is king” in the eyes of search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. A quick and easy gig is to offer creative, technical, or resource content in exchange for moola. Article writing is a great way to build a portfolio and to showcase on your resume as well if it hits a major publication.
2. Offer a testimonial or review holding a paper sign
Product owners are always looking for user generated reviews or testimonials that seem “authentic.” The fact of the matter is that small business owners do artificially plant product reviews or testimonials themselves to help boost aided awareness of their brand. This is mostly the case for small businesses just starting out so there is a need for this type of service.
3. Sketch or water paint over a logo on paper
Time and time again I would see very creative Fiverr gigs that involve coloring or water painting over a logo on paper in a small video. Usually the end product is a really quick reel of the process, which takes no longer than 5-10 minutes for the person water painting over the logo.
4. Become a language translator
Are you bilingual or even multilingual? Start your own gig in transcribing and translating content. There is always a great need for translations as industries are constantly looking to expand their international presences.
5. Offer resume consulting advice
Are you already a working professional but want to have an extra side hustle for extra income? Consider resume consulting on Fiverr, which could be a rewarding experience to test the waters.
6. Voice over videos
Have a natural way of speech that more often times than not absorbs the attention of the room wherever you go? Voice overs may be an option you can consider if you have the creative juices flowing in you!
7. Offer relationship advice
Believe it or not, there is a section for offering relationship advice on Fiverr. Again, almost everything goes as long as there is a need for the service and someone is willing to purchase. You just got to get creative with Fiverr!