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How to Earn Money Online with Fiverr Gigs

I thought it was about time to get back to earning money online this week. Have you ever heard of fiverr.com? It’s a great site (and app) where you can perform tasks (gigs, as fiverr calls them) for $5 each.

You can also search for a task you need performed for $5. It’s unbelievable how many original ideas people come up with, like “I will make your face appear on a cool glass of beer”. There are a lot of professional gigs available that can help you with social media, research, marketing your products, making a product for you, etc. The list goes on and on.

The gigs all start at $5 but then there are add-ons that can be done if you require a little more work than what’s being offered in the seller’s basic package. For instance, I just started a gig where I will research any subject online and provide 4 research links and 500 words for $5. If more extensive research is required, a buyer can choose an add-on of 2-4 more links and 500 more words for an extra $5.

So how do you get started with fiverr?

Set up your fiverr profile and, if you want to be a seller, add your abilities and education info. They don’t ask for a lot, just if you have a degree and from where and if your abilities are beginner, intermediate, or expert.

Fiverr takes you through each step. To sell, click on create gig and fill out the overview by choosing a title, category, description, and three tags. Tags are keywords that buyers may use to search on fiverr. As an example, I used research online, summary, and research paper. These tags will help your gig to be found.

On to pricing. I’ve included a video explaining how to set up different packages. I just stuck with a standard package, but you can charge up to $400 with different add-on services. This section is where you will include how many days for delivery, s&h fees, and charges for additional services such as quicker delivery. You can also indicate how many orders you want in your queue at one time so you don’t get behind.

The next section is Requirements. If you are selling a product, such as a crocheted dish cloth, you will need to say something like, “Tell me what color you would like”.

The last step is to add at least one gallery photo and any videos you may want to include. From here you will click save and preview to make sure everything looks good. Once you save everything your gig will be pending until approved, which usually only takes a few minutes.

Keeping track of your fiverr sales, purchases, and other stats

The Dashboard section keeps you informed of sales and purchase stats. There are also analytics for how many page views and clicks you’ve had on your gigs. This can be helpful if you’re not getting many views as it lets you decide if maybe you need to change your wording or tags in order to get more hits.

On the dashboard as well are sections for your inbox and names of those who have bought from or sold to you. I would think that this could be used for additional offers you have that may interest these folks.

What are the fees and how do you get paid with fiverr?

Posting a gig on fiverr is absolutely free; however, there are fees involved if your gig sells. Fiverr will keep 20% of your gig revenue, which seems like a lot, but if you offer add-ons of value to the buyer as well as to yourself, you have the ability to make decent money per gig.

The best payment method is probably PayPal. When you request your balance to be transferred to PayPal there is a 2% fee up to $1. There are other ways to get paid but the fees are higher.

So basically, if you sell a gig for $5 you will receive $3.90. If you offer an extra $5 add-on that sells you will receive $7.80.

Keep in mind, though, that if you have a talent for something special you can charge up to $400 using different packages with lots of different add-ons.

Special offer

If you are interested in buying on fiverr, here is a link for a special offer. You will receive 1 free gig service with this link. And if you join, refer a friend. If your friend spends $10 or more you will receive $5! So you may as well give it a shot. It’s easy to set up an account search for services, and create gigs.

Let me know how you do. I would love to know if you’ve tried fiverr and what your experience has been.


Earn money online! More links

There are so many ways to earn money online. Through research and talking with others I’ve compiled a list of a few more websites that help you do just that. Soooo, are you

Ready to learn more about earning money at home?

  • I originally said I didn’t earn a lot of money online with a data entry site that I use. Well, things have changed somewhat, possibly because it’s tax season. I’ve been doing pretty well with The Smart Crowd here lately. Today I worked for two hours with quick breaks in-between to do my other online things, and earned $3.19. Yesterday I worked a lot more on it and earned almost $8. As long as your balance is at least $30 they pay out on the 1st and 15th each month. They transfer your earnings to Dwolla, which is just like PayPal.
  • A friend of mine recommended Mturk. It’s a crowd sourcing website from Amazon. I’ve been trying it out for about a month and so far I like it pretty well. I’ve got $42 in my account right now and I haven’t spent a terrible amount of time on it. After you sign up through Amazon Payments you can choose tasks, or “hits”, as they call them. These hits are available pretty earn money onlinemuch 24/7. Some hits will have you doing data entry, some will have you watch a video and click when a specific action occurs. There are also shopping receipts to copy information from and just about anything else you can imagine. The more hits you complete, the more hits become available to you. The only problem I really have with mturk is that there’s not a lot of instructions as to how you qualify for a hit. I know there are online forums where you can talk with other mturkers, but I haven’t found the time to really investigate everything. It’s a good way to earn money online and it helps with the monotony of some of the other websites. When you request payment they transfer the money to your PayPal account.
  • I have been doing Inbox Dollars for years. There is a potential to earn money online with this site, but I haven’t made a whole lot with it, mainly because when I first started working on these sites it seemed too time-consuming and then I found Swagbucks and I like it better. Inbox dollars is very much like Swagbucks in that there are videos, surveys, and other offers that pay. What I like about Inbox Dollars is that they send you a few emails a day and all you have to do is click on the link to check out their advertisement and voilá you’ve automatically earned 2 cents without even having to go to the website. I hadn’t clicked my emails in a while, so the other day I went to the site and clicked on emails from the last month. I earned over $1 in 5 minutes. Your balance must be $30 before you can request a payment, but the payment can be in gift cards or a check.
  • My sister uses Survey Downline and she really likes it. She makes decent money on each survey she completes, but she has better demographics than me. The researchers doing the surveys want a specific demographic and I don’t qualify for a lot of surveys because I live in a rural area, have no kids at home, and I work from home (at least for now). I’m not sure all the ways you can be paid out with them, but I do know one way is PayPal.
  • My niece does Receipt Hog. You take photos of shopping receipts with your phone and turn them in to earn coins. You can also win at Hog Slots and by doing surveys. The coins can be cashed in for Amazon gift cards or PayPal transfers. I started doing it also, but I’m so disorganized I always forgot to snap photos of my receipts.

You can check out my other posts about earning money online with Fiverrr and Info Barrel. I also have a post on finding your talents to help earn extra money.

Check out The Shoe Money Network. Jeremy will teach you about another way to earn money online.

Until next time,