Note from The Thrifty Couple, this is a review by a guest poster from her experience with the site Fiverr.com to earn extra income!
A while back, my 14 year old daughter and I signed up for Fiverr.com to see if we could make a few bucks.
If you haven’t heard of Fiverr before, here’s the scoop: it’s a thriving web marketplace where you can find just about any service you could think of (and more than a few that I bet you wouldn’t) available for $5. You can find translation, editing, songwriting, puppeteering, online marketing…you name it. You can even pay somebody to crack an egg over their head for you. If you are so inclined.
I’ve been marketing myself as a proofreader and writer, but so far I have had no bites – probably because I don’t spend much time trying to get myself seen. I also am working on a parenting advice gig, but I’m such an awful photographer than Fiverr won’t let my gig go live ’till I get a better photo to put with it.
My daughter Erin has had better success. She’s written several articles for a pet review website, and earned $12. We have not put hardly any effort into this venture; it is not uncommon to make quite a bit more. Fiverr keeps $1 for each $5 gig you sell, so you will net $4 per sale.
Here’s how it works. After you sign up on the website (free and pretty painless), you can get started creating a “gig.” You choose your category, and write up a little ad. You need to have a good photo to go with it, one that you own the rights to. Once you get it put together, you submit it to Fiverr, and once they approve it, you’re live!
Example of “gigs” people are willing to do for $5.
To be successful, you will need to market your gigs a bit. The most successful Fiverr users get good reviews, and get themselves promoted to a point where Fiverr with allow them to up-sell to more involved gigs to generate more revenue. Using these methods can lead to a very successful venture – but it will take time. If you are looking for a way to start a longer term business that uses your skills, I can see Fiverr being a reasonable site to consider. In fact, I think I will head over there and dust off my neglected gigs, and see what happens!
Head to Fiverr.com here to get started marketing $5 gigs/tasks!
Another note from The Thrifty Couple, the author of this review, Desiree’, markets herself on Fiverr.com to write short articles for $5. So we paid her $5.01 to write up this review and to beat Fiverr 🙂 If you are interested in writing short or medium quick posts or providing pictures or how-to for an idea, we too pay our own inside group of people performing gigs for us (pay varies based on type of post). Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “guest article” in the subject so we can find your email.
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