Top 15 Easy Ways You Can Make Money on Fiverr

by Hank Coleman

How You Can Make Money on FiverrIf you’ve been looking for fun ways to make money online, then Fiverr could be a great place to start. Launched in 2010, Fiverr has become a huge marketplace for freelance contractors offering a massive menu of services – from basic writing and research to more eccentric things like celebrity impersonations, demon exorcisms, and aura cleansing – starting at $5.

Fiverr is a legitimate way to make money from home, and you’re not limited to the $5 amount, either. You can charge more for “gig extras” like additional time for projects and customization, so don’t be fooled by the low ball $5 figure. The average project on Fiverr ranges from $5 to $500, so freelancers have more control over their earnings than you might think.

There are tons of different categories available on Fiverr, including graphics and design, digital marketing, writing and translation, video and animation, music and audio, programming and tech, advertising, business, and fun and lifestyle. Nearly anyone can make money on Fiverr, from retirees who want to turn their hobbies into a side income to financially strapped college students with a knack for entrepreneurship.

There are success stories abound, such as this 22 year-old who built her own marketing agency after starting out as a small-time video producer on Fiverr. And, these three people who make six figures per year thanks to Fiverr.

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15 Easy Ways to Make Money on Fiverr

Make Money on FiverrIf you’re tired of trying to make money with online surveys, then here are some ways you can make money on Fiverr instead:

Graphic Design 

If you’re a Photoshop pro or you simply love coming up with new web designs, then consider offering graphic design services on Fiverr. The market is pretty dense for graphic designers, but if your logo or website designs really stand out and your customers leave good reviews, then you can rise in the ranks and get noticed!

Custom Greeting Cards

There is always demand for cards, whether it’s for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, sad events, or the birth of a new baby in the family. If you’re creative with your design and message, you can sell customized cards on Fiverr and possibly turn this gig into a passive income stream by charging customers for downloading rights to your current selection of greeting cards.

Revising Resumes

Did you work in an HR department previously? Or perhaps you’re a business owner yourself? If so, then you likely know what employers look for in a resume and you can offer both resume writing and revising services for job hunters on Fiverr.

Web Research

Most people know how to find things on Google, but if you’re a web researching master then offering this service on Fiverr could help you earn money by doing something you’re already good at. Many Fiverr researchers offer 30-60 minutes of research for $5, which includes a report (usually a Word document or Excel spreadsheet). The pay isn’t phenomenal, but it’s more than what you’d be making by viewing videos or filling out surveys in the same time frame.

Creative Writing

Creative writing is a hobby for most people, but if you’re really good at coming up with unique stories – bedtime stories for kids are particularly popular – then you can try making some money by offering your stories (or writing new stories based on the customer’s request) on Fiverr.

Translating

Language lovers rejoice! Fiverr has an entire section dedicated to translation services, and folks who are fluent in more than one language – especially if it’s one that many people don’t speak or struggle with – can offer both written and audio translation services.

Tutoring

Online tutoring is already pretty popular, but many companies force you to jump through hoop after hoop just to get hired with them. To avoid that logistical nightmare and have more control over your schedule and service offerings, you can post tutoring gigs on Fiverr for nearly any subject imaginable: languages, math, coding, literature, poker, magic tricks, and many more!

Giving Advice

Tutoring isn’t your only option on Fiverr. If you’re more of a “life coach” type than an academic or vocational teacher, then you can offer advice on anything from relationships and childrearing to personal finance and even legal matters (if you’re qualified).

Social Media Advertising

If you already spend a ton of time on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, then why not make some money off of your passion for social media?

Although it’s not required, you should have some knowledge of successful advertising strategies to before posting this gig on Fiverr. There are millions of informative resources available online that you can read for free to ramp up your social media advertising knowledge and become a freelance advertiser or social media expert on Fiverr.

Photography

Quality photos will always be in demand, and anyone with a good camera, an eye for great shots, and self-promotional skills can start building a customer base with Fiverr. You can either sell your current selection of photos or offer to take photos of things that your customers request (e.g., dogs, farms, beaches, city lights, etc.).

Cartooning

Is drawing your favorite hobby? Habitual doodlers and creative cartoonists can make money from their humorous masterpieces on Fiverr, like these people who turn real life photos into cartoons. There’s no limit to how creative you can be, and you can add to your portfolio as you build a customer base on Fiverr.

Video Production

Businesses and individuals alike often struggle with video creation and editing. If you have the skill set to help these folks, then Fiverr is an ideal site to start up a side business in video production and editing before branching out on your own.

Voiceovers

Have you ever dreamed of acting in an animated show or video? If you have a unique voice or solid voiceover skills with a range of vocal variety, then Fiverr has a section on its site where freelance voice actors and actresses can lend their voices to audio and video projects. All you need is a quality microphone and basic recording system to get started!

Singing

If voiceovers aren’t your thing but you love singing, then Fiverr has a place for you as well. People seek out freelance singers for any number of reasons – songwriters looking for someone to perform their song or singers looking for backup singers for their new song – so don’t miss out on the opportunity to use your voice to bring in extra spending money for your other hobbies.

Genealogy Research

Web research might be dull if you’re not already interested in a massive variety of topics, but you can find other specializations, such as genealogy research for folks trying to map out their family trees

These are just fifteen different ways you can make money on Fiverr, and there are thousands of other opportunities available for anyone who can think outside of the box. You just need to sign up for a (free) account, and your self-promotion and customer satisfaction will do the rest!

Have you ever bought or sold something on Fiverr? How do you like to make money on Fiverr? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comment section below.

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About Hank Coleman

Hank Coleman is the founder of Money Q&A, an Iraq combat veteran, a Dr. Pepper addict, and a self-proclaimed investing junkie. He has written extensively for many nationally known financial websites and publications. Hank holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning. Email him directly at Hank[at]MoneyQandA.com.


Hank Coleman has written 582 articles on Money Q&A. Learn more about Money Q&A on Twitter @MoneyQandA and @HankColeman.


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