For those of you who haven’t heard, Fiverr is a great place to get a lot of neat things for cheap. You can get custom items made for you, have someone sing a dedicated song to you and all sorts of intersting stuff. Each items you can purchase is referred to as a “gig”. The name Fiverr refers to the general cost of every item on the site: $5. The shere amount of products and services available on Fiverr make it a goldmine not only for fun odds and ends, but also for income. After all, the money has to go somewhere right? In this post I am going to outline how to make money on Fiverr, even if you’re short on time. While this post is geared towards the college student, with a little thinking outside the box, anyone can apply these ideas to suit their skillset.
Make Money on Fiverr By Selling Your Major
I think the best way for a college student to make money on Fiverr is by selling their major. No, I’m not saying do other people’s homework for them. However you can offer insights into the topics you are learning in school as gigs and help others who are struggling with them.
Remember, $5 is just the minimum – you can raise your prices and offer a legitimate tutoring service if you wanted to. However if you wanted to just sell a quick overview of a complicated topic you could record a video of yourself explaining it, maybe have a write up to supplement and sell that.
Once the work has been done it’s all profit from there on out.
Have a Special Talent? Sell it!
Are you really good at playing an instrument or singing? Maybe you have a knack for making jewelry. Are you really good at giving personal advice? All of these would be considered “special talents” and would fall under Fiverr’s “Fun & Lifestyle” category.
All it takes is a little bit of creativity and you can think of something to offer. The trick is to pick something that doesn’t take you a ton of time to do so that you get your money’s worth.
Remember, you can charge more than $5 for your service. So if your special talent takes a little bit more time, you can charge accordingly.
Write About Something You Love
Fiverr has a whole section on writing and translation. If you could talk about a certain topic for days then you can offer that as a service. From research to blog posts to translations, there’s a market for it on Fiverr.
Are you amazing at touch typing and semi decent at dictation? You could make a killing offering transcription services on Fiverr.
Maybe you’re great at writing a killer resume or cover letter (if so, let me know! Cover letters are the bane of my existence). All of these areas of writing are categories and thriving business models on Fiverr. Think you could crank out 5 cover letters in a night? That could be $50+ per night depending on how fast you work.
Writing Topics on Fiverr:
- Articles & Blog Posts
- Business Copywriting
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- Research & Summaries
- Creative Writing
- Proofreadiong & Editing
- Press Releases
- Legal Writing
Sell PLR eBooks
Selling PLR eBooks on Fiverr is actually how I got my start in the “make money online” space. The idea is simple, you buy eBooks that come with master resale rights and then resell them on Fiverr. The trick is to word is creatively. For example, if you had 3 guitar lesson eBooks you could say something like:
I will teach you barre chords, improvisation techniques and more for $5!
Simply take the titles of your ebooks and turn them into creative sales pitches.
Some websites to find these ebooks with resale rights are:
Sometimes (most times) these eBooks come with great graphics to accompany them. It is also important to note which specific rights the ebook comes with. Some also come with giveaway rights, which is a great tool for list building should you decide to make money online by building your own website.
Fiverr Best Practices
There are a few simple rules for success on Fiverr:
- Be realistic with your turnaround time promise. If you think you can do something in under a day, put that. If you think it will take a couple days, say so. Fiverr gives you the option to put a time frame on your gigs. It is better to set realistic expectation and over deliver than to set unrealistic expectations and deliver late gigs.
- Ask for reviews! When you send your product to the buyer, ask them if they are happy with the service/product. If so, let them know how much you’d appreciate a 5 star review.
- Add a video to your gig. A personal video goes a long way to legitimizing your gig
- Add a little SEO to your gig description
- Install the app on your phone. This makes keeping up with new orders much easier
- Package your gigs. If you offer a gig and say “buy this gig and get my other gig FREE” you will likely see a good increase in your sales. This method works particularly well for PLR ebooks.
- Visit the Fiverr Help & Education Center often to keep up with what Fiverr suggests as their own best practices.
I hope you found this quick guide helpful. Truthfully it only scratches the surface of the possibilities Fiverr presents for a college student looking to make some extra cash. Have you had success making money on Fiverr? What were you experiences? What worked or didn’t work for you? Drop it in the comments section below and, as always, thanks for reading!
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