SELLING ON FIVERR REVIEW 2020

Fiverr Review 2020

WHAT IS FIVERR?

Fiverr is a huge marketplace where people can buy or sell services online. There are a million and one things you can sell on Fiverr, and indeed you can buy virtually anything on Fiverr. From having your company’s logo designed to getting a customised bedtime storybook for your 3-year old, myriad of services can be bought on the Fiverr marketplace. On the platform you can access and hire freelancers offering various virtual services in different fields. Fiverr has close to 1 million sellers on its platform, offering different services, in different categories and in diverse capacities.

Fiver is arguably the world’s largest marketplace for digital services. Founded by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger and launched in February 2010, Fiverr has since then grown to be one of the largest Freelance platforms. The founders came up with the concept of a marketplace that would provide a two-sided platform for people to buy and sell a variety of digital services typically offered by freelance contractors.

Therefore, Fiverr provides a double-sided platform; to buy and to sell. The sellers are freelancers offering different services to clients while the buyers are the clients for whom these services are offered. A service offered on Fiverr is known as a gig. There are thousands of these gigs offered on Fiverr by sellers to the buyers, with prices beginning from $5 USD (hence the name Fiverr) to thousands of dollars; and from gigs as simple as designing a business card to complex gigs such as helping with JavaScript, HTML, etc.

How Fiverr Works

Fiverr is a diverse marketplace, an assembly of talented individuals who offer their services in exchange for money, and charge according to their personal skills and experience.

On Fiverr, you offer your services in form of gigs. Gig is the term used to refer to a specific deliverable you’ll provide in exchange for a particular amount of money. Each Gig on Fiverr usually starts with the phrase, “I will…”

With each gig you offer, you’re to clearly state the specific details of what your prospective clients should expect, the scope of work, duration, cost, etc. This is to make things clear between the seller and the buyer, and so reduce conflicts and ensure frictionless transactions.

Also, you can offer Gig extras which allow buyers to customize your service and add related services they feel will be beneficial to them.

With the sellers gigs all set up, buyers can easily access, assess and purchase whatever service they need without having to talk or bargain with the seller. Although, it’s a good idea to reach out to the seller to confirm their availability before making a purchase.

On Fiverr category pages you’ll find different categories and subcategories of freelancers, with most of them featuring multiple gigs.

HOW MUCH DO FIVERR GIGS COST?

Most services offered on Fiverr are very affordable, and the platform is particularly popular for this. The pricing for most services usually start from $5.

Initially, all services on Fiverr were as cheap as potatoes and all were sold at the rate of 5 dollars. This, however, was changed as selling some services at that amount was quite ridiculous and counterproductive. The prospect of having a website designed and set up for $5 is kind of scary to the average buyer, and also puts a question mark on the credibility of the service. The freelancer finds it absurd too, as they are left with no option than to sell themselves short.

Thankfully, things have changed and freelancers get to quote whatever price they feel is commensurate with the services they offer.

One salient fact to note is that on Fiverr price is not always an indication of the quality of the service. You can get a really good work done for as low as $10, and you might pay a higher amount of money and end up with a really low quality of work. It’s a marketplace after all, and all depends on the freelancer you are working with.

Comparatively, the Fiverr system is less rigid than other writing platforms and doesn’t subject the sellers to vigorous review processes. This makes it appear a little less professional, but this is not entirely bad in itself. It creates room for freelancers with varying degrees of expertise and also makes it easier for new sellers to enter the system and make money quickly.

For professional sellers who know their onions and place great value on their work, this somewhat lack of professionalism makes it challenging to find high-quality clients who are willing to pay for the value of work they received and aren’t looking for cheap labour.

SERVICES YOU CAN OFFER ON FIVERR

There are numerous services, tasks, and mini-jobs you can offer on Fiverr as a freelancer, for prices ranging from 5 dollars to thousands of dollars. Services such as Web designing, Article writing, Logo designing, Video production and editing, Translation and Graphic designing are usually in high demand.

Other services you can offer as a seller on Fiverr include doing voice overs, proofreading documents, writing short stories and Ebooks, data entry, virtual assistant , video editing, amongst others. You can start earning on Fiverr today with virtually any skill you have.

HOW TO REGISTER ON FIVERR

To purchase or sell a service on Fiverr, you will need to create an account. Any internet user anywhere in the world can create a Fiverr account and buy or sell services, and it is absolutely free!  

There are two types of account you can create on Fiverr; if you are a buyer purchasing services, then you have to create a Buyer account, this is quite easy. Here we are going to discuss steps on how to create a Seller account for freelancers offering services to buyers.

Step 1: Open the Fiverr website

Step 2: Click on “ become a seller

Step 3: Enter a valid email address and click “continue

Note: You can also register using Facebook or Google Connect.

Step 4:  Choose a username; Note that once you activate your account, you cannot change your username again.

Your username can be up to 15 characters, this is the maximum. The username cannot contain special characters. Note that your username is your display name as such, you would want to choose the name wisely.

Step 5: Enter your password and click “Join”

An email will be sent to you for account activation. You are now a registered user and can now go on to create your Seller Profile and Creating a Gig.

How to Sell On Fiverr

Selling on Fiverr is easy, and one of the best things about Fiverr is that you don’t have to pay a dime to join, neither do you need to go through any review process.

Anyone can buy and sell on Fiverr, and there are no restrictions to anybody who wants to offer or purchase a service. Although, English is the predominant language, you can earn good income even if you don’t understand the English language well.

At no time will you need to talk verbally with your customers or be interviewed over the phone, and so not knowing how to speak English shouldn’t stop you from using the platform.

Simply, decide on what you would like to sell, register and create a profile for yourself. Once you have done this, you can create your gig and start selling.

How Much Can I Earn On Fiverr?

When it comes to the question of how much you can earn on Fiverr, the answer depends on a couple of things. The type of service you offer, the amount of time you are willing to put in, and how good your services are, and many other factors determine how much you can earn.

As a newbie your first few weeks as a seller will be the most challenging, as it may take a while for you to break into the market. Just maintain a positive attitude and keep striving because it gets better with time, and as soon as buyers begin to order for your gig the sky becomes your limit. Continue offering excellent services that will fetch you positive reviews and feedback, and you’ll keep on rising and rising.

To be realistic, with positive attitude, excellent service and dedication to work, you should expect to be making between $100 – $300 in the first few months. After which the income multiplies more and more with each passing month.

Some higher level sellers consistently earn an income of $2,000 –  $6,000 within the platform, while those who are at the highest level of Fiverr gross in more than $10, 000 monthly.  

Basically, the way Fiverr works is that for each $5  you earn, the Fiverr system owns $1. The system charges you a 20% commission on every income you receive. For instance, assuming you charged a buyer 10 USD, 2 USD goes to Fiverr while you are paid 8 USD.

Is Fiverr A Scam?

For the past 7+ years Fiverr has been on the market, consistently connecting professional freelancers with credible buyers. There are more than 25 million services sold on the platform on a frequent basis, with a service being purchased every 4 seconds.

No one can truthfully say that Fiverr is in any way a scam. The system protects you, whether you’re a buyer or seller, from getting scammed at any time.

If you made an order for a gig and the seller doesn’t follow through, you can reach out to the seller and sort out the issue with them, cancel the order from the resolution center on the order page or contact the Fiverr customer support team.

Moreover, after you’ve received your order from a seller, you’ll be given 3 days to cross-check the order and verify that it is exactly what you ordered for. You can request for a revision if the delivery failed short of your expectation.

The seller can only get paid when a buyer marks an order as complete. In cases where the buyer didn’t take any action within the 3 days, Fiverr automatically marks the order as completed and releases payment to the seller.

Also, A seller has to wait 14 days from the date of order completion, for the money they earned to be cleared.

In view of all these measures, scamming someone on Fiverr is as hard as passing a camel through the eye of a needle. So be rest assured that the Fiverr system has got your back, whether you’re selling or buying.

In conclusion, Fiverr has grown to become one of the largest websites to offer an online service exchange, daily connecting buyers directly with freelancers. The popularity of the Fiverr market is unprecedented and cannot be contested by any other freelance platform. This popularity makes it the choice freelance platform for people who want to earn money either on a part-time or full-time basis.

On Fiverr you’ll find millions of gigs for every type of skill and under numerous categories. There is something for everyone, whether you’re an architect,  writer, web developer, teacher, designer, lawyer, or a musician.

Fiverr Pros:

  • Excellent customer support: Fiverr support for both buyers and sellers is commendable. Any issue you might have with your account is quickly sorted out in a couple of minutes, once you contact the Fiverr Customer Service.
  • It’s Free of Charge: To buy or sell on the platform you don’t need to make any subscription payment or purchase monthly connects/units, as commonly seen with other freelance platforms.
  • Bidding Is Free: You don’t need any units to bid for any project on the buyers request page. Sending an offer for any job advertised on buyers request page is free.
  • Flexible: you can offer any gig of your choice, as long as it is legit.
  • Guaranteed Payment: Even before you commence work on a buyer’s order, the payment is already made and your money waiting for you.
  • Permits Tipping: You can earn extra cash from tips left by satisfied customers.
  • Wide range of services: Fiverr features a wide variety of services cutting across various categories.
  • Mobile App available: You can get work conveniently done from anywhere with the Fiverr Mobile App

Fiverr Cons:

  • Fiverr Commission: Fiverr’s 20% commission, which is also applied on tips earned by sellers, is considered a bit pricey by some sellers.
  • Stiff Competition: Fiverr is filled with freelancers with different levels of expertise, and some are more than willing to offer their services at a ridiculously low price. This puts other freelancers offering same services in a tight spot.
  • Bias Conflict Resolution: On Fiverr the customer is always right and resolutions between sellers and buyer’s usually tend to be in the favor of the buyer.
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