How To Make Money On Upwork: The Complete Guide
If you work remotely and know how to make money on Fiverr, your earning potential is endless. With Fiverr, you can travel anywhere you want in the world, while putting your skills to use — and of course, get paid.
It already had a lot of problems on its own, and now that its fee has gone up from 10% to 20%, people are leaving the sinking ship. Freelance writers are pretty clueless – they don’t know where to look for assignments. I’m facing the same issues. After getting hundreds of clients through Elance, now I’m looking for alternate sources. The times are difficult, but all is not lost. Here are some places where you can still find freelance writing assignments.
What is Upwork?
Upwork, a marketplace for freelancers in fields like writing, graphic design and web development, can be a valuable tool to start your career. The site tries to make it easier for professionals to find projects, communicate with employers and get paid.
If you’re new to your field, you can rack up valuable experience without always having to pitch clients cold. You may not earn as much as you expect, since the site is full of new workers who are willing to take work for a little less pay. But with a clear idea of the logistics, you can make this marketplace work for you. Here’s how to make money with Upwork.
How to make money on Upwork
Set up a robust — and honest — profile
Your profile serves the same purpose as a general résumé for prospective employers. You can’t get work without one.
Fill out the job type you’d like to do, the specific areas in which you’re skilled and your level of expertise. This is all self-reported, so be honest. If you get hired for jobs you can’t deliver on, your account could be put on hold or closed.
You work hard for your money
So make the most of it. Earn cash back at thousands of shops and restaurants. After that, add a headshot and a detailed description of your background. You can include links to a portfolio or to specific work samples. You can also fill in your education, how many hours per week you can work, location and preferred rate. If you’re not sure what to charge, check out the rates of other freelancers on Upwork who have similar experience.
Assuming everything is verifiable and accurate, Upwork will approve your profile within 24 hours. Then you can get working.
Connect with (legitimate) employers
Submit proposals for jobs you qualify for with Connects, the platform’s internal tokens. Upwork provides a limited supply of these, so consider carefully which gigs you want to go for. You get 60 Connects per month with a free account. The proposals you submit include an introductory letter, your desired fee and answers to questions the client included in the posting. You can also send examples of any work you think would be relevant.
If someone reaches out to you, you don’t have to use any Connects. The more robust your profile looks, the more likely you are to receive job offers from potential clients. Displaying your best work or highlighting specific experience can help you stand out. If you’re new to your field, volunteer experience counts, too.
Before applying for a gig, get an idea of the potential employer’s reputation. The Better Business Bureau, Glassdoor and a search for news coverage of the employer on Google are good places to start your research.
Upwork’s ratings system helps you decide who you really want to work with and lets others see if they want to hire you.
Much like Uber or Lyft, both parties rate each other after the contract is complete. Employers are graded on a five-star scale, and their ratings are visible on their pages. Ratings from your clients make up your Job Success Score, which is a percentage displayed on your profile that represents how many gigs were completed to the client’s satisfaction. These ratings help you decide who you really want to work with and lets others see if they want to hire you.
Even if everything checks out, keep communication and payments within the site. Documenting behavior on both sides discourages scams, as clients will be held accountable for making shady payment or work requests or making claims about your work without in-site proof.
Set your price and start working
Upwork’s fee structure is based on how much money you make from each client over time. On the first $500 earned from an individual client, you incur a 20% service charge. Once you reach the $500.01 to $10,000 range, Upwork takes a 10% cut. After that, it’s 5%.
You can get paid in one of two ways: hourly or fixed price. Upwork’s fees are the same for both. Your hourly rate on Upwork is the price before the service deduction. So if you list a rate of $20 per hour for your first gig, you can expect to earn $16 per hour. When you negotiate a rate for a fixed-price job, the same idea applies; if you’re getting paid $400 for a job, you’ll be paid $320 after the cut.
If you’re approached for a job with a low rate of pay, don’t take it at face value. Negotiate with the customer to find a price that fits. If you’re approached for a job with a low rate of pay for much tougher work, you don’t have to take it at face value. Negotiate with the customer to find a price that fits.
All hourly projects get logged in your Work Diary, which is built into Upwork’s desktop app. With this function on, the app will keep a detailed record of your progress on a project. The app tracks your time in 10-minute billing cycles. It records keystrokes, scrolling, clicks and active windows. It also takes a screenshot periodically. You can delete these snaps before you submit the record of your time, but if you do, you forfeit the money you made in that 10-minute period.
You can also turn the Work Diary on and off at any time and log work manually instead, but using the tool helps you qualify for an Upwork service called Hourly Protection. This service ensures that you’re paid for work you can prove you completed, even if a client refuses.
Payment for fixed-price projects is more straightforward. The person or company contracting you has to set aside a certain amount of money when you make the agreement. The employer must also set milestones, which are concrete deliverables on the way to the finished job. You’re paid with some or all of the deposit once you hit these checkpoints, and the remainder is paid once everything is complete.
Tips How to Make Money on Upwork
Now you are probably wondering what EXACTLY I did to get those clients. Here are my strategies and my tips on how you can score well-paying long-term clients on Upwork or any other freelancing platform for that matter.
1. Focus on One Skill
I know, I know. I applied for different kinds of jobs and was successful with it. But all of my jobs, translation, content writing, proofreading and virtual assistance, had one thing in common: They required English and German language skills.
If I could do it again, I would probably focus even more on the content niche and skip the other jobs. It is so much easier to find well-paying online jobs when you are an expert in something and have reviews to prove that. Yes, there might be fewer job offerings but on the long-run, you will profit from being specialized.
2. Set up a Professional Profile
Your profile has to be on point. Make sure you use a common yet specific job title that can easily be found when a client is searching for freelancers. In your description write about your education and skills. Mention all experiences that are important for the job offerings you will apply for. You could also write about your standard job approach.
Upwork also lets you upload a video where you can talk about your skills or show work samples. If you think you can put together a professional and convincing video, go ahead! It can be a great benefit.
However, not everyone is a natural in front of the camera. If you don’t think you can come up with a clip that makes everyone want to work with you straight away, you should refrain from it. I never uploaded a video of me simply because Upwork didn’t have the option when I first started out and I didn’t need it later on to get clients.
Also make sure to show your employment history outside of Upwork, your education and certifications. And yes, you can surely pimp your resume a little bit. But do yourself a favor and don’t lie when it comes to your experience and skills. It is a pain for every client and it can cause you lots of trouble when it comes out.
3. Start small
We all want to get big jobs and can’t afford to work for peanuts. However, on freelance platforms like Upwork, it is absolutely essential that you get good reviews first. Nobody is going to assign you a huge deal if you can’t prove you’re legit.
Before you can scale your business, you need to start small. Go for short and low-paying jobs where you are sure you can do a great job and get a good review. Just suck it up and do it. It will definitely help you in the long run.
4. Individual proposals
This is the most important thing you have to do: Write individual proposals! Yes, you will send out a whole lot of applications. But never ever use copy/pasted standard texts! Speaking from a client point of view, this is an absolute nightmare. I delete those proposals straight away. If you don’t take the time to sit down and write a personalized message, then I’m convinced you are not interested enough in the job.
Instead, do this:
1. If the client gives his name in the job offer, use it! “Dear Tim”, “Hello Anna” – something like that will do.
2. Start by repeating what kind of job the client needs to be done. That shows that you have read and understood the task. You wouldn’t believe how many people simply apply to anything without even knowing what the job is about.
3. Go straight into how you can help with completing the tasks. What former experience do you have that matches the job? What skills can you use to make the result great? Make sure that the proposal is about how you can help that client, not about your skills and experience in general. It should revolve around the job, not around you!
4. If you have, you can attach files or links that show your portfolio. If you attach examples, make sure they are similar to what the client is asking for – not something random.
5. If you have done similar jobs like this one on Upwork before, ask the client to check out your profile to see the good review you got for that job.
6. If you have any questions about the task, ask! That shows that you are truly interested and have spent a bit of time thinking about the job. If possible, don’t ask about the payment straight away.
7. Depending on the job you could also mention how you would approach the task.
I know this sounds like a lot to include but keep it short. No client wants to spend 20 minutes reading through your proposal.
Your goal of this proposal is to get the client to contact you. That’s the biggest step. Things like payment and deadlines can be discussed later when the client is convinced that you are worth the money and wait.
5. Be Quick
There are thousands of (desperate) freelancers on Upwork who only wait for a new job offering to pop up so that they can apply immediately. When I post a job, I usually have around 20 new proposals within the first 2-3 hours.
That means you should be fairly quick when it comes to sending out proposals. Since you only have a limited number of proposals you can send out per month, you shouldn’t waste your time with jobs that have been posted weeks ago.
It’s always a great idea to check out how many proposals a job got, how many people are interviewing and how many are hired.
But don’t be discouraged if you see that someone else is already hired. You never know. Maybe the client is not happy with the result or your proposal is that great that the client might consider you for another job. If you think this could work for you, you should go for it anyway.
6. Follow up
If you send your proposal, have contact with a client but suddenly don’t hear back anymore, you could write a follow-up, asking if there is anything unclear or if you could help with anything else. If you don’t come across too pushy, it will show that you are truly interested in the job.
You could also send follow-ups to clients that you have already worked with. Maybe they have a new job that needs to be done. But don’t send out more than one follow up. Again, keep it friendly and professional.
7. Go beyond Your Tasks
You have scored a job? Congrats! Now give 100% to deliver a fantastic result. A happy client might give you more work in the future and, almost as important, leave a great review. And that’s what you need.
If you get a few bad reviews, you might as well close down your account. No client would want to work with someone who has a bad reputation.
Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely some clients out there that will never be happy. No matter what you do they will always find something they don’t like. Try to spot those moaners before you accept the deal and if you have a bad gut feeling, decline the offer. It’s not worth risking your reviews.
To avoid the just mentioned disputes between you and your client, talk about everything. Make sure you got the task entirely. Repeat what you understood you need to do and get confirmation.
If anything is unclear, either at the beginning or during your job, ask! No client will be mad at you for asking important questions during the process. But they will be annoyed when you are finished and it’s not what they have expected.
If something is too complicated to explain via text, call them. Upwork lets you make voice calls and video calls, too. Sometimes all it takes is a 5-minute phone call and it will save you hours of unnecessary work.
9. Go for Bigger Projects
I’m pretty sure you don’t want to do the 10 Dollar job forever. As soon as you have a few good reviews, you can start raising your rates and go for bigger jobs.
If you want, you can filter explicitly for jobs that require a higher level of experience and that are ongoing. You always have to keep the fees in mind. The more short-term jobs you do, the more fees you have to pay. As soon as you have earned 500 USD for one client, fees go down. That’s your aim!
So don’t waste your time applying and doing tiny one-time projects if you are at a stage where you can get the bigger ones.
Things to Avoid on Upwork
There are also a few things that you should avoid when working on freelance platforms.
1. Work for Free
I have had so many clients asking me for free trial work on Upwork. Unfortunately, they are part of the game. Please don’t go there!
I know the payments of your first jobs will probably be super low, too. But working for free is a whole different story.
First of all, it’s against Upwork’s rules, so you should report those clients. Second, clients who are asking for free work will most likely not hire you, even if you did a great job. Take translation jobs as an example. The client will ask 10 freelancers to translate 200 words each as a trial, saying that he will give the job to the best one. Do you know what happens? He simply gives everyone a different part of a text to translate and – what a surprise – has now a complete 2,000-word text translated – for free! Don’t fall for that.
2. Bad Clients
And that brings us to the next thing you need to avoid on Upwork: Bad clients.
I always get suspicious when a client is new to Upwork, has no history and no verified payment method. I wouldn’t even waste my time applying. Another thing to look at is reviews. Freelancers can rate clients, too, and you should always check that rating before you accept an offer. If he or she has a bad review, that could mean this client is very hard to satisfy and other freelancers had a hard time with him.
Especially when you are looking for higher-paid jobs, look at what the client has spent before. If the average hourly rate he paid so far was something like 3.40 USD, chances are he might not be willing to pay you 40 USD an hour. You can save your time and don’t apply for jobs with him.
3. Wait too Long to Scale
That is one of the mistakes that I did during my Upwork time as a freelancer. I worked for my clients for more than one year without raising my rates even once. Looking back, I’m pretty sure they would’ve paid more without a doubt. But well, I was too shy to ask. My bad.
Don’t be like me! Start looking for bigger projects as soon as you have a few good reviews. Set your hourly rates or fixed prices higher after a while. After all, you have gained more experiences and maybe even skills. That means you can deliver better quality and that should be rewarded. If you want to be seen as an expert in your area, don’t charge beginner rates.
How To Make Money On Fiverr: The Complete Guide
If you work remotely and know how to make money on Fiverr, your earning potential is endless. With Fiverr, you can travel anywhere you want in the world, while putting your skills to use — and of course, get paid.
Despite what you think, you can earn way more than five dollars a job with Fiverr. Some freelancers are paid hundreds and even thousands of dollars. So as you can see, Fiverr’s infamous five dollar reputation is thankfully long gone.
Listen up digital nomads, travellers, and job seekers. Fiverr is a great way to utilize your skills while earning a bit of extra cash on the side. So, let’s dive a bit deeper and learn how to make money on Fiverr. In this post, I’ll show you what the platform is all about, how to get started, and what sort of jobs are available on Fiverr — including the top 10 most lucrative, and popular gigs.
What is Fiverr?
To put it simply, Fiverr is an online marketplace that offers a wide variety of services, tasks, and mini-jobs.
Founded in 2010, Fiverr aims to provide an online platform where freelancers can advertise and list their available digital services. On the site, you’ll find millions of gigs for every type of skill. Whether you’re a designer, web developer, lawyer, or even a musician, Fiverr has something up your alley.
On Fiverr, the offered services are referred to as “gigs,” and many of them start at just $5 USD each, hence the name of the company. However, this is just the base pay. You’ll find plenty of gigs that pay in the same comparable range as other job service sites. By connecting sellers directly with freelancers, Fiverr has grown to become one of the largest websites to offer an online service exchange. Its popularity in the industry makes it a desirable way to earn money while travelling, as a side gig, and even professionally.
How Does Fiverr Work?
Do you have a special talent or skill that others would find useful? Maybe you’re good at designing logos, websites, or wedding invitations. Or perhaps you can help business with their social media or HR strategy.
Whatever your talent is, Fiverr gives you the opportunity to share those skills with the rest of the online world. And best of all, you can make money while doing what you love. The process to find a gig through Fiverr is fairly straightforward. But first, it’s important to understand the two different parties involved in the transaction.
Sellers: If you are a freelancer looking for work, then you are what Fiverr considers a “seller”. A seller can list any type of service they want, along with how much they would like to be paid. Your chances of being hired depend on your experience in your industry, and your experience on Fiverr.
Buyers: If you are looking to purchase a service, you are the “buyer”. A buyer has something they need to be completed, whether it’s a specific task, job, or project. They can be businesses, companies, or even individual people. On Fiverr, buyers hire sellers in order to help them accomplish this work.
Fiverr is a two-way communication platform, which means both buyers and sellers have the opportunity to find each other. A buyer can browse through the profiles for sellers that meet their requirements. Or, a seller can look through buyer requests for tasks that match their skills.
Once a buyer and seller find each other, they’ll agree on a set goal, time frame, and price. Then it’s up to the freelancer to do what they do best — work, work, work! Now that you understand how Fiverr works, it’s time to learn how to showcase your abilities.
How to Get Started on Fiverr
Making money as a Fiverr seller is easier than ever. By completing the following steps, you can be up and running (and hopefully making money) with Fiverr in no time.
Register for a New Account
In order to make money on Fiverr, you must be a registered user. So, your first step is to sign up for a new account. Once you enter your contact information and details, you’ll receive an email confirmation link. After you confirm your new account, it’s time to start browsing for work.
Create a Seller Profile
Your profile is perhaps the most important way to get a job on Fiverr. It’s your opportunity to showcase your experience, skills, and history to buyers. Essentially, you need to sell yourself with your profile! This is the first thing buyers see when deciding who to hire, so make your first impression a good one.
Create a Gig
Now that you have a descriptive profile, you’ll want to create a gig to share with potential buyers. You’ll need to provide information on your services, requirements, and what you will charge. Think of the Fiverr gig as your job description. After reading your profile, a buyer will look through your gig to see if you are a good fit for their project.
Send Offers to Buyers
Although you can sit back and relax while buyers look through your profile, you’ll get more gigs if you work proactively. Some buyers will post a request for a service, which explains what they need to be done, when they need it, and how much they are willing to pay. As a seller, you can browse these requests and send offers directly to the buyer.
How Much Does Fiverr Cost?
Creating an account with Fiverr is completely free. This is one of the best features of the website. It won’t cost you a penny to browse or see what gigs are available.
As a buyer, you pay Fiverr upfront for the cost of the gig, as well as administration fees. And the fee will depend on how much you’re paying for the gig. The fee for gigs under $40 is $2, or 5% on gigs above $40. For example, if you are willing to pay $10 for a blog article, you will pay $2 to Fiverr before hiring a seller.
As a seller, you will be paid after the gig has been successfully completed. It’s important to note that you will only be paid 80% of the total order value. Fiverr keeps the other 20% as a commission fee. For example, a buyer offers $10 for a blog article. Once completed, you will be paid a final amount of $8.
How To Make Money On Fiverr: Top 10 Job Categories
As we’ve discussed, Fiverr has a job for almost every kind of skill and talent. In fact, there are over 200 different job categories on the site! Here are just of few of the best ways to make money on Fiverr.
Website Development Jobs
• Pay: $100 – $2,000 per gig
Designing and building a website is arguably one of the highest paid jobs on Fiverr. Although you’ll find different offers for website concept, design, and coding, you’ll make more money if you are able to do all three.
Particularly, e-commerce web design is in high demand. Buyers are specifically looking for sellers who can build on platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, and Shopify.
Graphic Design Jobs
• Pay: $10 – $1,000 per gig
On Fiverr, there is no shortage of graphic design offers available. It remains one of the most popular categories on the site, with over 11,000 available gigs.
Whether you specialize in T-shirt, logo, or business card design, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a graphic design gig on Fiverr.
• Pay: $50 – $2,000 per gig
You don’t have to be a tech wiz to make money on Fiverr! If you’re a wordsmith, you too can earn extra money by offering your copywriting services to buyers. There are plenty of writing gigs available, especially when it comes to copywriting. For example, we found listings that paid product review writers, bloggers, and even e-book authors.
• Pay: $100 – $10,000 per gig
Calling all aspiring directors! Video marketing is one of the highest paying channels across all types of Fiverr gig. In fact, the demand for these types of services grew more than 100% over the last few years, which makes it a lucrative option for those with video experience. Options include training videos, short animations, and advertisements. There’s also a big market for businesses trying to grow their social media efforts. You’ll find gigs looking for YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook video services.
• Pay: $100 – $1,000 per gig
If you can speak more than one language, you can easily make extra cash by translating documents for others. Businesses are eagerly looking for multi-lingual sellers who can translate different documents and articles.
Along the same lines, you can also find buyers looking to learn a new language on Fiverr. If you have the patience for teaching, you can put those language skills to good use. There are a lot of eager students willing to pay for a private language tutor.
Social Media Marketing
• Pay: $50 – $2,000 per gig
The demand for strategic social media marketing is on the rise. Depending on your experience, you can make quite a bit of money by sharing your knowledge with growing businesses. Buyers are looking for everything from ad campaign creation and optimization to strategy and audience research. And sometimes, they might need someone to manage their social media profiles on their behalf.
• Pay: $10 – $1,000 per gig
If you have a hefty social media following yourself, you can make a large amount of cash with little effort. There are many businesses and individuals who are willing to pay you to promote their brand through your social media channels. The price will depend on the number of followers you have, as well as how many times you post or “shout out” to the brand.
• Pay: $10 – $500 per gig
Voice over work is a popular gig, even for those without a lot of experience. All you need is a clear speaking voice in order to find a variety of different gigs. And believe us, there are tons of gigs on Fiverr for every type of voice. American accent, British accent, male, female, you name it.
• Pay: $10 – $300 per gig
Whether you’re a pro at drawing comics or just like dabbling with caricatures as a hobby, Fiverr is a great way to find different illustration gigs. Most of the gigs will need to be customized, as businesses are usually looking for unique characters, cartoons, or portraits.
• Pay: $5 – $100 per gig
Becoming a virtual assistant allows you to work from anywhere you want in the world! If you’re good at staying organized and managing multiple schedules, working as a virtual assistant is a good option. Fiverr has a seemingly endless supply of virtual assistant jobs. Tasks include data entry, appointment setting, and cold calling.
How To Get More Sales On Fiverr
Fiverr is one of the most popular sites for finding online jobs and services. Because of this, it’s easy to see why there are thousands of freelancers looking for work — which could make finding a gig quite competitive. When figuring out how to make money on Fiverr, you’ll want to follow a few basic steps to make yourself stand out from the crowd, and increase your chances of being hired.
Have a Good Profile
This should go without saying, but having a detailed and descriptive profile will take you a long way. Your profile is usually the first thing a buyer notices, so a good first impression could make or break your offer.
To make your profile even more appealing, think about uploading a personal video. Not only does this show your effort and dedication, but buyers will get to know you a little more personally. In fact, Fiverr studies show that adding a video increases your orders by over 200%!
With thousands of gigs floating around the web, you’ll need to tweak yours in order for it to be noticed. One of the biggest tricks to improving the quality of your gig is to use Search Engine Optimization — or SEO.
Your gig title should be reader and user-friendly. Instead of just listing your skills, write something more attractive to the buyer. “I will write three travel articles for your company” sounds a lot better (and is much more descriptive) than “Blogger, writer, travel websites.”
Another tip is to use repetitive keywords in your profile. If you are a travel writer, then say this throughout the description as well as in your title. By using the same keyword, you’ll show up in the search results for people who look for your phrase.
Use the Fiverr App
If you’re on the road, you might not have constant access to your laptop. But if you use the Fiverr App, you’ll be able to apply to gigs and respond to clients in a timely manner. This is crucial for staying on top of your buyers. Customer service is one of the best ways to increase your ratings and success score on Fiverr.
Upsell, upsell, upsell!
Even if you’re listing a gig for just $5, the potential to earn more on that one transaction is high. By upselling different services, your buyers will not only be able to customize their order, but you’ll also earn a few extra bucks on the way.
For example, if you get hired to design a logo, you can customize additional features for the buyer to purchase. Perhaps they are willing to pay extra for multiple versions or colors. Or maybe they want to add business card design to their order. Either way, upselling different product options will provide your buyer with endless possibilities — while earning you more money on Fiverr.
Work for a 5-Star Rating
Feedback and reviews are vital to maintaining an excellent reputation within the Fiverr community. Not only will a high rating make you more appealing to buyers, but it will also increase your visibility in the search engine.
There are plenty of ways to earn a good rating with your clients. Coupled with a successful project, providing top-notch service will surely win you the rating you deserve. Be available, communicative, and friendly during all your gigs on Fiverr.
Level Up As A Seller
Within the Fiverr platform, sellers have the opportunity to work up to different levels. Each level comes with various exclusive benefits to help you increase your sales on Fiverr.
When you first sign up, you’ll be labelled as a “New Seller.” However, you should always strive to earn the highest ranking “Top Rated Seller” level, which earns you a special badge, VIP support, and the opportunity to be listed in Fiverr promotions.
In order to increase your level with Fiverr, you’ll want to complete as many jobs as possible while maintaining a high star rating, a positive response rate, and a consistent delivery time.
Pros & Cons of Fiverr
Although you have a world of freelance jobs at your fingertips, Fiverr has its advantages and disadvantages. So let’s take a more in-depth look to see if learning how to make money on Fiverr is worth your time and effort.
• Freedom: Most freelance jobs come with a certain degree of freedom, but Fiverr takes that to a whole new level. Unlike many jobs, you have the opportunity to take on the gigs that fit your needs and your schedule. And in most cases, the buyer is not monitoring or setting your hours. Therefore, you can complete the job at your pace.
• Confirmation of Payment: Because all buyers must pay up beforehand, you’re 100% guaranteed to be paid for your work. You don’t have to worry about working with dodgy individuals or unverified businesses.
• Potential to Earn Tips: Fiverr allows, and even promotes, their buyers to leave a tip for their sellers. We’ve heard that over 50% of clients tip with an average amount of around 20%.
• Good for Beginners: Since most jobs are quick, easy, and priced low, you shouldn’t have a problem snagging a couple in the beginning. You might not earn what you want or be doing the type of gigs you excel at, but it’s easy to make a little extra cash while building up your Fiverr reputation.
• Working with Different Clients: One of the best things about working with Fiverr is working with a variety of clients and projects. You really get to experience different types and styles of work, which is great for someone who is more entry-level. And you’ll meet a ton of new people, which only helps your networking skills in the future!
• Fiverr Commission: Although it’s not uncommon for a job service to take a cut from your fee, Fiverr’s 20% commission is high in our opinion. It’s important to note that this 20% also applies to tips you earn from your buyers.
• High Competition: Compared to other freelance sites, Fiverr is known (and named) for offering gigs at a very low price. If a buyer is purely looking for a good deal, they’ll find plenty of sellers who are willing to do a particular job for just $5, regardless of the quality. You’ll have to prove your worth in order to earn a higher amount.
Ready To Start Making Money On Fiverr?
As you now know, Fiverr is an excellent opportunity to start earning extra cash. With the right skills, some dedication, and a positive work ethic, you can easily find online gigs that fit your talents and lifestyle.
Once you build your reputation, you’ll see that Fiverr services pay the same as other freelance job websites. And while some of the gigs are $5, that’ll afford you 11 beers in China, 2 bottles of wine in Greece, a one-hour foot massage in Thailand, a bowl of Pho in Vietnam, or a taxi ride from the airport in Guatemala.
But, with some dedication, it’s entirely possible to make good money and fund your world travels using your Fiverr skills. You have the potential to earn as much as you can while having the freedom to work wherever you want.
By choosing what gigs you want, you can dictate the hours you work to fit around your schedule, making it the perfect option for that side hustle or digital nomad lifestyle. And trust us, you can’t say that about too many other jobs on the market right now.