5 Tips from Top Sellers to Make More Money on Fiverr

Fiverr is honestly one of my favorite websites in the whole world. It provides a level and, dare I say it, friendly playing field for budding entrepreneurs of all levels to compete for customers.

The best part is that, by operating your Fiverr account in the same way you would any other kind of business, you can dramatically increase how much money you make on Fiverr.
What I want to discuss today pertains to doing that. I want to discuss a few tips that will help you run your Fiverr business like you would a real business, which will help you make significantly more money with Fiverr and to find even more success.

Fiverr Seller Success for Beginners

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1. Choose a Username that Sells

The name of something is the first and last thing potential customers will always remember. Think of any business, and you’ll see that this is true.

Your username on Fiverr is much like “Walmart” or “McDonalds”. It represents what people will expect to purchase from you, which means that a suitable username will help people recognize what you provide them.

Choosing a Fiverr Username

You can pick a username that mirrors something more like a company name, such as Frankly Making Money would be, or you can choose something more personal like FranklySamSEO.

While this step is technically optional if you already have an established customer base, it may be worth pursuing if you find that you’re not getting quite as many customers as you’d want.


2. Make Specialized Gigs

Imagine that you were to start your own business tomorrow. Say that you wanted to develop a company that primarily sold cookies. How would you double, triple or even multiply your sales by a hundred?

Easy, – you release different flavors of cookies. Chocolate chip, raisin, crème sandwiches, and so on. The idea is that, if one customer likes one flavor of cookie, they’ll try another because it’s got your brand on it.

Fiverr works in much the same way. Your Gigs are much like the cookies in my example.

Take a seller that sells social bookmarks for a Gig. How would they ensure more buys from customers interested in SEO services? He could create Gigs that offer:

  • SEO-Optimized Article Creation
  • SEO Audits
  • Manual Blog Commenting
  • On-Site Optimization
  • Keyword Analysis
  • Penalty Removal

… and so on, and so forth.

The idea is that related Gigs will multiply your sales, which adds up when you begin to attract more and more customers who like your services because of the quality you provide.


3. Make Efficient Use of Your Time

Making Efficient USe of Your Time with Fiverr GigsMany people start out with Gigs that take them 20 or 30 minutes to complete. While this isn’t a bad thing by itself, it’s certainly not the best way to earn $4 per Gig in the long run.

The idea is that you should offer Gigs that you can quickly complete, or you should work on accumulating Seller levels until Fiverr says that you can offer numerous Gigs or higher-priced Gigs. This will allow you to get paid more for the same amount of time.

If you choose to work more efficiently, then ensure that the quality of the product you deliver to your Buyer is still superb. Quick and dirty sales are one thing, but ensuring that you can develop lasting relationships with your satisfied customers is something that will benefit you much more in the long run just like it would with a real business.


4. Make an Exquisite Gig

Making a Gig and making a Gig that sells well are two different things.

What can you do to ensure your Gig sells better? Below are a few things to pay attention to when creating your next Gig or tweaking an older one:

  1. Make the name of your Gig sell itself. You want to use the right keyword and craft your title in such a way that potential customers click your Gig. One glance should tell them everything that your Gig is about.
  2. Sell why your service is the best in your Gig’s description. Here’s where you really sell yourself. You want to explain who you are, what you provide, and why what your customer is buying will be better than anything they could purchase from another seller on Fiverr.
  3. Make your Gig’s picture rock. It doesn’t matter if you use an example of your work or a picture that highlights briefly the advantages of your Gig over others. You just need a picture that excites your potential customers.
  4. Videos are awesome. Interactive media forces your customers to stop and look at your Gigs for the duration of your media. This greatly improves the chances that your customers will buy your product while ensuring that your Gig looks even more professional.
  5. Employ the proper tags. While your Gig’s category should be pretty easy to find, it’s the tags that will make it even easier for Buyers to find. Make sure your tags are accurate to ensure the right people find and buy your Gigs.


5. Promotions on New Gigs Boost Sales

The hardest part of creating a brand new Gig is ensuring that you have those first few Buyers to make your Gig popular. You then need to impress them enough so that they leave reviews and top ratings on your Fiverr Gig.

That’s one of the biggest keys to making money on Fiverr, and it applies even in the world of real business.

Providing Your Fiverr Gigs with Boosts by Providing a Bonus.

Providing Your Fiverr Gigs with Boosts by Providing a Bonus.

To accomplish this, add a bonus incentive in for the first few buyers. This incentive can be anything, so long as it makes Buyers want to choose your Gig over other Gigs on Fiverr, even established ones. Extra favors, free Gigs for the first ten customers, and so on are all ideas that will help seed your Gig with positive reviews.


Making Even More Money with Fiverr

I hope the tips I’ve shared on this post will help you in your Fiverr endeavors. They’re listed here so that you can understand that Fiverr can be your first step into the world of real business.

When you understand that, you’ll see that your Fiverr Gigs begin to become increasingly profitable.

But what if you want to make even more money with Fiverr? The answer is that you should subscribe to my blog and to take a look at my Comprehensive guide on How to Make Money on Fiverr for Beginners. You’ll learn new tips, tricks and other helpful pieces of advice that will help your Gigs achieve success.

Do you have other tips for making money on Fiverr? Do you have questions about anything I’ve listed here? Feel free to comment in the comments section below! Frankly, I love hearing from my readers!


The Comprehensive Guide on How to Make Money on Fiverr for Beginners and the Experienced

I feel like there’s so many methods, books and online courses that want to impress on you that you have to earn large dollar amounts with your online business efforts or you’re not earning.

This is counterproductive to everything I’ve ever learned through experience, because every single penny that you earn matters when you’re just starting out.

Think of it like your first summer job, if you had one. You’re only earning $20 per lawn you mow or $5 for watering someone’s lawn, but it’s worth it. You grasp tightly onto that hard-earned money that you earned through your own efforts while saving up to purchase something.

Those first few dollars work to teach you that you can be successful. You get physical proof that what you’re doing works, which is why I feel that so many people underestimate them.

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Fiverr’s one of those useful sites where anyone can actually make money without being forced to buy in to expensive products or unreliable services. That’s why I love it.

Today, I’m going to discuss Fiverr and sites like Fiverr in an attempt to give you an understanding of how you can begin earning money online right now. These sites make earning an online living accessible to everyone whom has something worth sharing.

While it’s unlikely that you’ll earn enough money to fill Scrooge McDuck’s vault, you will learn the skills you need to be successful in making money online. You’ll also learn what it takes to start, establish and run your own business while gaining first-hand experience in customer relations.

I’m going to run you through the following things in this MVP-style guide:

  1. What is Fiverr? – Learn what Fiverr is, how it works and how you can make it work for you.
  2. How do you make money on Fiverr? – How does Fiverr make you money, and why should you use it?
  3. How can you optimize your Fiverr Gigs to make more? – Learn how to maximize the conversions of your Gigs while increasing how many buyers you have.
  4. How much money can you make on Fiverr? – Is the sky really the limit when it comes to Fiverr, or is it just for small-time entrepreneurs?

So if you’re just starting out online, if you want a taste of Internet business, or you’re just looking for a sure-fire way to turn hard work into revenue without buying into some over-inflated e-marketing course, then read on with this post. I wrote it with you in mind.


What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is sort of like a Craigslist in terms of the products and services you can sell, but it’s a place where everything can be paid for in multiples of $5 amounts. This makes it a place where frugal people can browse for services that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford, and a place where people are more liable to spend their money for certain services.

When answering “What is Fiverr?”, think of it like this: You’d have to go through the trouble of finding a professional speaker to record himself for a fifteen-second advertisement or greeting on your website. This could cost a pretty penny.

Or you could go to Fiverr, where you can get that done by a high-rated seller for $5.


But How Do You Make Money on Fiverr?

The idea behind how to make money on Fiverr is fairly simple: You offer unique or services with a better value than most other people with the $5 price tag.

As your Gig, which is what jobs are referred to on Fiverr, begins to pick up in popularity and to receive positive reviews, the amount of work that you’ll see will begin to increase. Over time, you’ll become a higher level seller, which enables features like multiple gig orders and extra gig features that you can charge anywhere from an additional $5 to $50 for.

The reason I like bringing up Fiverr to people who may not have found success online is that the sky is the limit with this website, even if you really do have to start small. You can also create multiple Gigs, which allows someone who may not be sure of their own talents to try different things until they find something they like.

That means when you learn how to make money on Fiverr and that money actually begins to start to flow in to your Paypal account, you’ll have material proof that you can make money online. The best part is that the turnaround rate for Fiverr is 1-2 days after you’ve completed your Gig for someone.


So, How Do You Get Started Making Money on Fiverr?

The first step of the process is creating your Fiverr account. Luckily, this process is easy as can be due to Fiverr’s new-style interface.

You just need to click on the following button or “Join” in the top-right corner to get started.

Begin Creating Your Fiverr Account By Clicking on This



The next pop-up will prompt you to join with your Facebook account, your Google+ account or just your email.

Three Ways to Join With Fiverr

You can join Fiverr with your Facebook account, your Google+ account or just an email.



I recommend that you join with whichever account works the best for you. Fiverr offers some basic integration with Facebook and Google+, which can make it easier for you to get word out about your services if you already have developed accounts or you want intertwine social media marketing with your Gigs.

When you sign up, you’ll be able to choice a user name You should pick one that reflects that type of services you plan to offer or a professional name or synonym.

While “PinkPrincess417”may be okay for voice over work, you’ll likely lose potential Gigs, especially early on when they’re the most crucial, if you opt for a professional topic like online marketing or writing.


Getting Personal with Fiverr

One of the best ways to inspire confidence in your customers is to add a personal touch to your work. This lets them know that you’re a real person who cares about the problems that they’re hiring you to solve.

The best way to do this is by customizing your Fiverr Public Profile.

An example of a quick profile I set up for Fiverr.

An example of a quick profile I set up for Fiverr.

For the Profile Photo, use something that’s a professional photo of your face or something that represents the kind of business you plan to conduct. For example, you may want to go with an illustration of a globe if you choose something SEO-oriented.

The next thing you’ll want to address is the “Something About You” field. You’ll have 300 characters to essentially sell yourself to your customers and to reassure to them that you know what you’re doing.

The last thing you’ll need to change is to add any additional languages you can communicate in. This can be a big boost, as around one-third of Fiverr’s clients prefer to communicate in languages other than English.


Setting Up Your First Fiverr Gig

At the top right corner of Fiverr.com, you’ll see a button that says “Start Selling”.

You can click on that to be introduced to a new screen designed to promote the creation of your Fiverr gig.

Once there, you just click on “Create a Gig” and you’re off.

Create a Gig with Fiverr

A quick Gig I created to help you understand what yours should look like.



While what you add to your Gig will depend heavily upon what you plan to sell and whom you plan to sell you, you should embellish it as much as you can. You’ll want to ensure that your Gig title stands out, that your description is compact but comprehensive, and that you include detailed instructions for the buyer that won’t lead to a single drop of confusion.

You’ll also want to put up an attention-getting picture and ensure that your tags are accurate for anyone trying to find the service or product you’re providing.

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How to Make Money on Fiverr by Improving Your Gigs’ Performance

While I think that Fiverr is one of the best ways for you to start out with your own Internet business, that doesn’t meant hat you’ll always be working for pennies. You can raise the price on your Fiverr gigs to appropriately reward yourself with the kind of money that you deserve for them, but only if you provide excellent services that your customers love.

To that end, I’ve put together a list of 6 tips that will increase the effectiveness of your Fiverr Gigs.


1. Work With Your Customers

Because Fiverr is viewed as a site for ‘value’ services by many, you’ll find that the type of customers you get tend to vary widely in their communication skills. Some might use plain, easy-to-understand English while others might take a few messages back-and-forth to understand.

Don’t be afraid to ask your buyers questions about what they want. After all, the customer is (usually) right.


2. Make Extensive Use of Buyer Instructions

Addressing the problem of communication should be your chief concern when it comes to Fiverr. By using clear buyer instructions broke down into a detailed list, you can reduce how many conflicts you have with your customers.

A quick way to ensure that your instructions do this is by asking things like:

    1. What type of service do you want?
    2. What color/subject/field do you want it to be in?
    3. Do you have any other special requests?

3. Add a Personal Touch

Fiverr is yet another place where treating people like people will win you favors. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself or to ask your customers their names in the buying instructions.

A simple greeting can be enough to motivate your buyer to do favorable things like leaving you a positive review.


4. Be Patient

You’ll likely run into many bumpy patches and confusing customers when you first start out, simply because your Gig won’t have the highest rating to start with. If you continue to work through it, you should find that you begin to obtain customers whom are easier to work with and generally less demanding.

Whatever you do, don’t give up when it comes to Fiverr.


5. Over Deliver (Just a Tiny Bit)

Although this is hard to do if you’re delivering with physical products, you should always try to add in a little extra.

For example, say that you’re offering 300-word articles. You can make them 325+ words in length to ensure that your customers get a little more bang for their buck. The positive relationship building you’ll receive from those few words will add up down the road.


6. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Feedback

One of the most important aspects of your Fiverr Gig is how much positive feedback you have. Most people will be reluctant to order from people whom only have a small bit of feedback, which is why you need to encourage your customers to leave a review after every Gig.

If you follow the above tips, they’ll be that much more likely to do so.

Feel like you want to make your Fiverr success a sure thing? Take a look at this Fiverr Guide to learn how to make your Gigs sell like hotcakes.


Can You Really Make Serious Money in Fiverr?

The last thing to address is just how much money you can earn on Fiverr. Although the minimum amount is $5 per Gig, you can eventually start to add features that cost $5 or more to each of those Gigs in addition to offering multiple Gigs per order.

This means that you can make more than $5 per order, which means that you have a lot of wiggle room for increased profits when it comes to Fiverr.

How much money can you make on Fiverr? That’s a tough one. You can browse through the site to see sellers with 2,000+ Gigs completed with each gig costing just $5. This means that they’ve earned $10,000 or more through their Gigs. There’s even stories of sellers earning enough through Fiverr alone to fund their own start-ups and to buy rather large, comfortable and fully-furnished homes for their families.

The ultimate answer is that how much you earn on Fiverr is up to you. You can run your business here, develop a relationship with your customers and then use that as a take-off point for your online business later. This is just one of the few ways that you can make money online right now while having tangible proof in your hand (in other words, dollar bills) that shows you can be successful.


If you feel that you want to earn big bucks with Fiverr or you’re confused about making your first Fiverr Gigs, then my advice is to take a look at this limited-release Fiverr Guide.

It shows you how to make Gigs, how to draw in traffic, and how to optimize your Gigs for conversions.

That means money in the bank for you.

What do you think of Fiverr? Have you tried it before? Do you agree or disagree that it’s a good place to start your online business? Leave a comment below!