Perhaps you are looking to compliment your current income for some extra spending money. Or maybe you are ready to break free of the 9-5 and start earning money doing something you love.
Whatever your situation is, freelance work is a great way to get started earning some money doing something you enjoy from the comfort of your own home (or the trendy café down the street).
Getting Started With Freelancing
Many people believe that freelancing is an unattainable goal.
People think that they need to have years of experience or be professionally trained in whatever type of skillset it is that they want to offer. This, although inaccurate, is, unfortunately, what keeps many people from even trying to get involved with freelancing.
In reality, anyone can be a freelancer, and a successful one, as long as you are good at what you do and as long as what you do is something that consumers need and want.
And, luckily for you, getting started with freelancing is easier than many people would lead you to believe. One great way to do so is through freelancing websites like Fiverr – although we all know the real question here is not how easy it is to get started with freelancing.
The real question is can you actually make good money on freelance websites like Fiverr?
First Things First – What Is Fiverr?
Fiverr is an online marketplace for an array of digital freelance services. The website acts as a platform where freelancers can offer their services and consumers from across the globe can order and purchase these services.
In fact, it is one of the world’s largest digital marketplaces of its kind. Founded in 2010, the site was already home to over 3 million listed services by 2012. Additionally, transaction volume on the site has increased by an impressive 600% since 2011, undoubtedly aiding in the sites ranking amongst the top 100 most popular websites in the US, and the top 200 across the world.
Some of the many services offered in the Fiverr marketplace include: writing, web design, graphic design, translating, video editing, and computer programming.
How Does It Work?
As a freelancer, you would be the one offering a service through Fiverr.
You, then, are known as the “seller”, and your services are known as “gigs”.
With Fiverr, it is easy and free to register as a seller. Once registered, you first must ensure that your sellers profile is complete. After your profile is complete, you can begin posting your gigs, as well as samples of the type of service you are offering in your gigs.
Buyers can then see your gigs when browsing through the marketplace or when searching for keywords that are related to your gigs, and can order your services with a few easy clicks.
Making Money With Fiverr
As with any business venture – it takes skill, time, and effort to find success and begin seeing a worthwhile income.
Fiverr is not a “get rich quick” plan; sorry to burst your bubble if that is what you were looking for. If, however, you are looking for a good entry point for creating something sustainable, something you can build upon, and you are willing to put in the work, then Fiverr might just be what you are looking for.
A Few Tips
To answer the question on everyone’s mind once again – yes it is possible to make good money on Fiverr, and we have pooled together some tips and tricks to help you get started doing just that.
- Always meet your clients deadlines
Completing your orders on time will result in plenty of “fast/reliable/punctual” reviews that will, in turn, attract more clients.
- Encourage clients to add the extras
Without the extra add-ons, you will most likely be bringing in, for the most part, the $5 “one-time order” gigs. These gigs are all fine and dandy for building rapport through reviews and ratings, but you will need more than these if you wish to start seeing substantial cash flow.
- Minimize your work time
With any type of freelance work, you earn the same amount of money regardless of how long the project takes you – so why not take the least amount of time possible. By completing each order quicker, you have more time to take on additional orders. Based on other’s experiences, the best way to do this is to find ways to automate the processes involved with your services.
Get Started Today
You will never know if you never try – but if you follow these tips and tricks, you can start to earn money by offering your services on Fiverr.
It will take time and effort to begin to see a substantial cash flow, of course, but getting started with Fiverr is quick and easy, and is a great way to get your new freelance business up and running.