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Freelance Tips | Fiverr – The Ultimate Micro-Jobs Platform On The Internet

There are jobs for almost every kind of skill and talent on Fiver thanks to the high number of different projects, which themselves vary in size and scope.

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The highest-paying gigs on Fiverr, according to the platform are Video MarketingWebsite Development Jobs, Mobile app Development JobsSearch and Display MarketingChatbot Development Jobs, Graphic Design Jobs3D and 2D models and Business copy-writing.

1. Factsheet

Company typeFor profit
HQ locationTel Aviv, Israel
Founded date2010


Founded in 2010 by two Israeli entrepreneurs, Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger, Fiverr has pioneered a model to create an on-demand, e-commerce-like experience that makes working with freelancers as easy as buying something on Amazon.
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Business model

Fiverr started with a simple idea:

Make it possible to purchase any digital service or goods, just like we do for physical stuff.

As a two-sided digital marketplace business model Fiverr has two key players:

-> Buyers: businesses of all sizes that need to outsource digital activities.

-> And Sellers: mostly freelancers looking for the opportunity to gain revenues from the jobs performed.

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Benefits for Buyers:

-> Value for money: Through a frictionless platform with a wide array of digital services catalog with filtering functions, which reduces the time needed to find the right freelancer for the job; 

-> An extensive inventory of digital services;

-> A diverse pool of freelancers;

-> A clear price, scope of work and quality of service;

-> A trusted brand.

While, as a Freelancer, you can expect from Fiverr to:

-> Maximize your project pipeline: The platform will directly match you with buyers who are looking for the service you provide;

-> Get flexibility and control:  Offer your services when and from where you want;

-> Rely on the payment processing;

-> Custom your seller page:  Where you can showcase your services;

-> Get business support and success management: Fiverr provides support on managing your services.

Top competitors

Besides Fiverr, there are competitors in this field. The most popular are FreeUp, Freelancer, SEOClercks, FiverUp, Fourerr, Gigbucks and Microworkers among others.

2. How to make cash

How does Fiverr make cash

Fiverr generates revenue primarily through transaction and services based fees.

When an order for a service is placed, buyers pay Fiverr the Gig price plus a 5% service fee with a minimum service fee of $2.

Upon successful completion of an order, Fiverr makes 80% of the Gig price available to you, the seller of the Gig.

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As a marketplace, Fiverr succeeds when its buyers and you (as a seller / freelancer)  succeed.

As more buyers join the marketplace, they bring in more jobs which in turn drives more demand for the sellers.

This attracts more sellers to join the platform, who will list more service offerings which in turn gives to the buyers more selection, better quality, and more value for their money.

How do YOU make cash

As a seller on Fiverr, you can provide a large variety of services and get paid in return.

At a minimum, you’ll be paid $5 per gig, but you can earn more.

These are the highest-paying gigs on Fiverr, according to the platform.

  • Video Marketing (Pay:  $300 – $18,000 per gig)
  • Website Development Jobs (Pay: $100 – $3,000 per gig)
  • Mobile app Development Jobs (Pay: $300 – $3,000 per gig)
  • Search and Display Marketing (Pay: $100 – $2,000 per gig)
  • Chatbot Development Jobs (Pay: $10 – $2,000 per gig)
  • Graphic Design Jobs (Pay: $100 – $3,000 per gig)
  • 3D and 2D models (Pay: $100 – $2,000 per gig)
  • Business copy-writing (Pay: $100 – $2,000 per gig)

But you can also find:

  • Translation Services Jobs (Pay: $100 – $1,000 per gig)
  • Voice Overs (Pay: $10 – $500 per gig)
  • Illustration (Pay: $10 – $300 per gig)
  • Virtual Assistant (Pay: $5 – $100 per gig)
  • And so on.
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Some buyers will post a request for a service, detailing what they need to be done, when they need it, and how much they are willing to pay for it.

Although you can sit back and relax while buyers look through your profile, it is recommended to work proactively to get more gigs.

3. Admission process

By completing the following steps, you can be up and running with Fiverr in no time.

1 -> Register for a New Account:

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.

2 -> Create a Seller Profile:

Your profile is perhaps the most important way to get a job on Fiverr.

You need to look sexy – I mean, it’s your opportunity to showcase your experience, skills, and history to buyers.

This is the first thing buyers see when deciding who to hire, so make your first impression a good one.

3 -> 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.

4 -> Send Offers to Buyers:

Be proative and contact buyers who have posted requests that are right for you.

4. Expected income

There are jobs for almost every kind of skill and talent with over 3 million listed gigs, in more than 200 different catergories and cross 196 countries.

As we saw, price ranges vary widely thanks to the high number of different projects, which themselves vary in size and scope, offered by freelancers.

5. Feedback

Although you have a world of freelance jobs at your fingertips, Fiverr has its pros and cons.

But Fiverr remains an excellent opportunity to start earning extra cash.

With the right skills, dedication, and a positive work ethic, you can easily find online gigs that fit your talents and lifestyle.

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.

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Mat is the founder of cashtipsandtricks and has been working in the financial sector in Luxembourg for the past 10 years and brings his insights as an investor and entrepreneur.

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