The Ultimate Guide To Fiverr: What I Learned, How You Can Make Money
Would you like to round up your salary by doing some extra jobs from the comfort of your home? Do you need a logo for your website but do not have the skills to make one and the experts in the sector have too high a price? In this case, you can consider Fiverr, a platform that gathers users from all over the world and allows you to sell and buy all kinds of digital services starting from as low as $5. What do you say? Haven’t you heard of it before? Then today is your lucky day!
In this blog, I will explain what Fiverr is and how Fiverr works, and also by showing you how to take your first steps on this platform. First, I will tell you how to create your account, search for a service and publish your request, after which I will also tell you the steps to becoming a seller and how to publish a gig. If you can’t wait to find out more, don’t waste more time and get to know the topic right away.
Table Of Content:
What is and how does Fiverr work
Register on Fiverr
Purchase a service on Fiverr
Become a seller on Fiverr
What Is Fiverr And How Does It Work?
Fiverr is a large online marketplace that offers a remarkable variety of services for everyone. Fiverr International Limited was founded in 2010 by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger. It has headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. The site owes its name and popularity because, at the amount of merely $5, you can buy a service on Fiverr.
The services are offered by Sellers that are freelancers. These sellers come from different countries and with specific skills. They offer their services through their Fiverr Gig. We can define a gig as the service and its description provided by a seller. The gig is defined as the service and its description offered by a seller.
We can divide the services on Fiverr into various categories and sub-categories. Currently, the most popular categories are:
- Graphics & Design
- Digital Marketing
- Writing & Translation
- Video & Animation
- Music & Audio
- Programming & Tech
Each category includes a number of subcategories that represent Fiverr’s true strength. Below is an example of the sub-categories in Graphics and Design.
- Logo Design
- Graphics & Design
- Brand Style Guides
- Game Design
- Graphics for Streamers
- Business Cards & Stationery
- Brochure Design
- Poster design
- Flyer Design
- Book & Album Covers
- Podcast Cover Art
- Packaging Design
- Web & Mobile Design
- Social Media Design
- Postcard design
Register on Fiverr
Before going into detail in this article and explaining how Fiverr works, let me explain how to create an account to access the service of this platform. Registering on Fiverr is a procedure that you can perform on both computers, smartphones, or tablets by downloading the application for Android and iOS devices.
If you want to create your account on Fiverr from a computer then first open the official website of Fiverr, click on ‘Join’ which is present at the top right corner and choose whether to register using your Facebook account, your Google account, or via email. In the first two cases, click on the Continue as [name] or Continue with Google button or enter your email address in the “Enter your email” field and press the “Continue” button.
In the new screen that appears, enter your username and password (it must contain at least 8 characters, including a capital letter, a lowercase letter, and a number) to be associated with your account in the fields. Choose a username and a password and click on the “Join” button. Now log in to the email that you have provided and open the mail received from Fiverr. Then click on the “Activate your account” button present at the bottom of the mail to activate your account and complete the registration.
Register Using A Mobile Device
On the other hand, if you prefer to register with Fiverr using the mobile application then begin by tapping on its icon on the home screen of your device. Then press the Next and then Join. Then a new screen will appear and on that new screen, tap on the Connect with the Facebook button to create an account by connecting your Facebook profile or tap on Connect with Google button to register using your Google account or on the Sign-up button with email for the registration via email.
In the last case, enter your email address and then specify a username and password to access Fiverr.
After filling in the username and password, press the Sign up button, and after that, you will receive a mail from Fiverr. Then log in to your email and press the Activate your account button in that mail.
Purchase Services on Fiverr
If you want to purchase a service on Fiverr (called Gig) then all you have to do is to open the homepage of Fiverr and log in to your account then find the service that you are looking for and complete the purchase.
To proceed first go to the main page of Fiverr and click on the Sign-in button in the upper right corner to access your account. On the new page that will open, select the category of the service you need and then choose from one of the options available among Graphics & Design, Digital Marketing, Writing & Translation, Video & Animation, Music & Audio, Programming & Tech, Business, and Fun & Lifestyle and then choose a subcategory among those displayed on the screen and then find a Gig that best suits your needs, requirements, and budget. Alternatively, you can also enter the keywords relating to the service you are interested in in the Find a service (located at the top left) and press the Search button.
To better understand, let’s take a practical example: if you have a Hindi text and you need to translate it into English then first click on the Writing & Translation category and choose the Translation subcategory in the left sidebar. On the newly opened page select the Hindi option in the Translate from the field and the English option in the Translate to field to view the available gigs.
Filter Your Search Results
You can further filter the search results through the Delivery Time and Price range options also which filter the results based on delivery time and price. Once you find the Gig you are interested in, click on it to view the description, reviews of other users, other related Gigs, and the available purchase package options. Among all the options which are available, there is also an option for revision that allows the buyer to ask the seller to make changes if the service received does not meet their expectations. In this case, if you have any questions then you also have the option to contact the seller by clicking on the Contact me button and typing your message in the appropriate field.
Once you have identified the Gig that best suits your needs and the package of your interest, press the continue and order now button and then choose the payment method of your preference between credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover) and PayPal, enter the details and click on the Confirm and Pay button.
It will be useful for you to know that your payment will not be immediately credited to the seller’s account. It will only be credited if the seller accepts the order and completes it within the given time. Once the seller has done the job, you will see a notification on the Messages option and you can see the final delivery by your seller if you are not satisfied with the delivery then you can ask for a revision.
Publish your request
If you are not able to find a Gig that meets your requirements or you do not want to waste time searching for gigs then you can publish a request for the service you are looking for yourself. For this first, go to the main page of Fiverr after logging in and click on Post a request option.
In the newly opened page, enter the request that you are looking for and then specify the category of your request through the drop-down menu under the Choose a category option and specify the time you are willing to give for the delivery of the order by selecting an option available between 24 Hours, 3 Days, 7 Days and Other.
If you wish to specify the budget then you can fill in the option: “What is your budget for this service?” field and publish your request. As soon as a seller who is interested in doing your job will receive a notification and they will contact you.
As mentioned above, if the delivery received does not meet your expectations then you can ask the seller to revise it and also suggest the changes to be made by clicking on the Request revision option. Otherwise press the Accept & review order button to check the delivered work, download any files and leave the review to the seller.
What Happens If There is a Problem With the Order?
Finally, if you are wondering what happens in case of problems with the order. In this case, you will be relieved to know that there is an option of opening a dispute. Here Fiverr will take the role of intermediator and try to solve the problem.
Become a Seller on Fiverr
Would you like to earn some extra money by doing jobs such as a translator, graphic designer, or programmer? In this case, you can become a seller on Fiverr. You can offer your services here and earn money by working from home. You should know that it is not possible to become a seller through a mobile device using a mobile application.
Therefore to become a seller first go to the Fiver website from your computer and click on the Sign-in option. Go to the top right and log in to your account by entering your username and password. Click on the Become a seller option and on the new page that will appear. Then enter your first name and last name fields. Then you have to click on the camera icon next to it. Here you have to put a profile Picture which is mandatory to register as a seller.
Then enter your description in at least 150 characters in the Description field. You should specify your hobbies, your skills, and everything you consider relevant to convince any buyers to work with you. Finally in the Languages section, indicate the languages that you speak and click on the Continue button.
In the Professional info, specify the field of your knowledge through the drop-down menu next to ‘Your Occupation’. Select one of the available options (Graphic & Design, Video & Animation, Writing & Translation, Digital marketing, etc). You can also add more than one occupation category. For this click on the Add new item and choose one of the options just mentioned. You can also specify your skills via the drop-down menu Level experience. In this, you have to enter the level of your skill.
Add Additional Information
If you wish, you can add further information related to your training and certificates in the Education and Certification fields. After that enter your previous work in the ‘Personal Website’ field and press the Continue button to go ahead.
In the Linked Accounts option, you may connect your social accounts by pressing the Connect button. You can link to various social media such as LinkedIn, Google, and Facebook.
Then press the Continue & Create Your First Gig buttons to complete the registration as a seller.
By visiting the site you can view all the subcategories present there. You can also get an idea of the scope of this platform for online work.
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Written by Abhinav
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