When I was 27 weeks pregnant with my eldest daughter, I was put on bedrest for pre-term labor. That little misadventure started a brand new adventure that hasn’t stopped yet, one that has allowed me to find myself and tend to my children, outside the normal 9-5 hustle. I never went back to a typical job, and though I dearly miss the hospital environment, working from home works for me, and for my family.
How I make an extra $500 a month on Fiverr
In order to pull in a little side cash, I have expanded my horizons, from blogging to writing ebooks. I also run a smart little side business on Fiverr, where I offer editing, proofreading and creative writing services – mainly to authors and other bloggers.
When I first started, I hustled hard on their forum and ‘Buyer Requests’ section, offering my services to any and everyone I thought I could help. It was slow going, but it eventually gained steam and my gigs started pulling in cash. I set everything up to be transferred to my PayPal account, though there are options for a payment card or direct transfer to a bank account.
Buying Services on Fiverr
Dubbed a Micro-gig economy, Fiverr has grown into a huge platform that offers services in numerous categories – all starting at just $5! No matter what you are looking for, you will probably find a seller on Fiverr that specializes in it.
If you are a blogger that is looking for a new logo or web design, Fiverr has you covered. If you need a post written or something formatted, there is someone for that. If you need a VA or Social Media Manager, there are categories for that too.
Hand made crafts also make their own appearance as well as music creation, advertising, production and even models to help display your product.
Make Money on Fiverr
As for selling on Fiverr, it couldn’t be easier. All you really need is a valid email address and an idea – the system will walk you through all the steps needed, both to set up your account and to make your first gig.
No matter your skill set, you can craft a gig that will compliment it. Do you read a lot? Do you have a keen eye on what makes a story readable? You can make a gig that specializes in beta reading or critiques.
Please note – offering reviews is against Third Party TOS and can land you in hot water with Amazon and other book sellers, so please do not offer paid reviews, even if you see other sellers doing so. It WILL eventually come back to bite you!
Can you draw? You can offer a gig for art work. Do you craft? There is a section for hand made goods. Are you a teacher? You can offer a tutoring gig. If you are bilingual, then translation services might be up your alley.
There are countless ways you can create gigs, covering almost every aspect and skill set. Search around the home page, look through the tabs – you will find inspiration for your gig.
How I make money on Fiverr
Currently, I have made over $13,000 on Fiverr, which roughly translates to $500 a month over the course of my tenure. Some months I make more, some less – it varies on season and how much advertising I want to put into it (which you don’t really need to do if you so choose – customers can still find you when searching for your gig type).
I stick to the creative writing genre, composing blurbs and blog posts for others. I also reformat documents, though this gig falls in a highly competitive subset and has brought me few customers.
It’s not a massive amount of cash, but it pays some bills and lets me stash a bit away in savings – and it has taught me that you really can make money on Fiverr! If you want to look into selling, or buying on Fiverr, this affiliate link will take you to their home page!
How about you?
Have you ever used Fiverr for services? What for? Were you happy with the results?