Each day, thousands of people are doing it as a means of making their lives easier and to have more cash that they can use at their leisure. In times when the economy gets tough, more people look to the internet as a way to make extra money.
They know that jobs aren’t stable, their expenses are increasing, and nobody enjoys living from paycheck to paycheck.
Whether you’ve found yourself in a similar situation, or if you were just curious about this money-making opportunity, I think you will enjoy taking a look at Fiverr.
Fiverr is a website where people who are skilled in a specific manner can generate income. This means that anyone…yes, even you can also be a part of the ever growing number of individuals who are making money with Fiverr.
Fiverr is a global marketplace offering tasks and services online starting at $5. Currently, Fiverr lists more than 750,000 services on the site that range between $5 and $150. Entrepreneurs and freelancers alike can use Fiverr to monetize their skills, talents and resources. Customers in need of services can find and commission that service directly through the site.
Simply stated, you sell your services at Fiverr and people who are interested in your services (services being offered are termed as “gigs”) will eventually hire you and you will be paid $5 for each gig that you provide.
As mentioned above, some services or gigs can be more than the $5 value but the main point of the system is to provide reasonable services which customers can easily afford.
WHAT is this opportunity?
The opportunity is two-sided:
1) Making money by doing freelance work for others.
2) Utilizing low-cost freelancers to make money.
If you are interested in the second, listen to a short video of Fiverr in action. As you will see, Astrid is actually getting paid for the voice over!
Most people start with the first opportunity, because it’s fundamentally simpler. Much like a regular job, you provide a service and get paid for it.
Some people aren’t interested in building a business, so they actually prefer opportunity number one. They would prefer just do something and get paid, and do it over and over.
Being this type of freelancer will probably not make you rich, but it is one of the easiest ways to make some “extra” money on the Internet. If that’s you, that’s great! If you happen to be interested in building a business you can find details at the Cash5er Blueprint. It’s a 60 page discussion on both methods of earning an income with Fiverr and you guessed it…it cost Five Bucks!
The good thing about Fiverr is that you can join anytime and it is free. It takes about five minutes. If you want to become a Fiverr service provider you have to set up an account. This involves offering your personal information including your name, address, and phone number. Since personal information is never shared on the site you will have to create a user name and a password.
You don’t have to pay for the websites services; however, you will only gain a profit of $4 in each gig you “sell”. The remaining $1 will be for the service payment method you will use (PayPal) and for the maintenance of the website.
You can create a variety of different gigs. You should not worry too much about the kind of gig you can sell …you can sell just about anything. You can sell gigs such as:
- Social Marketing
- Music and Audio
- Fun and Bizarre
- Tips and Advice
- And more
As you can see, there are many gig categories which you can use to create your own gigs. From the outrageous to the most romantic and from funny ideas to the most interesting gig, you can surely create your own and sell it for $5.
The most important thing to remember in creating your gig is to make it appealing and it should also benefit the buyer of the gig.
The testimonials provided by the customer are also an important factor. If your gigs are done with excellence, customers will eventually post their positive feedback on Fiverr and you gain “reputation points”.
On the other hand, you will get negative feedback if your services are not completed within the allotted time provided.
As with any business, you have to apply yourself in creating and selling your gigs. Remember that competition is always there so perform your best in order to earn more money and establish a good reputation.
It is also an important that you abide by the terms and conditions provided by Fiverr. Be honest and perform your tasks within the guidelines they provide. If you fail to follow the rules and regulations, they have the right to disable or suspend your Fiverr account.
You want to be able to enjoy the work you do and the benefits you get in exchange for it. Fiverr does offer you the opportunity to be your own boss, to make lots of money if you want to, and to have flexibility in your day.
The potential for being able to make money with Fiverr is self-evident. Every single day there are more and more opportunities posted. It’s a phenomenon that continues to grow.
Initially, some folks felt that it was just another trend that everyone would try and then move on. The stability and the number of people that do work daily from Fiverr, or post gigs frequently have helped it to grow and to give the impression that Fiverr is here to stay.
Part of that involves the fact that the company is always listening to feedback. They offer social media networking that allows them to post information and to get information from other people. They use that information to learn what people love about their site and where they need to make some improvements.
We received a number of inquiries about Fiverr….I hope that helps and let us know if you enjoy the site and grab any five dollar bills!
Jerry Duling is a Marketing and Business Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Social Media advisor. Jerry shows businesses how to use Social Media to build their brand, generate leads and close sales. Jerry also provides individual resources for the Internet Entrepreneur. Connect with Jerry on Google+.