Today I like to extend an article I wrote a few weeks about, what is fiverr.com about? is the question I’m trying to answer this time.
The first article I wrote and if you want to check is What is Fiverr?, this is a little bit more inside the platform, but I’m writing this one from the seller point of view only, after all, this site is for learning how to sell.
What Is Fiverr.com About?
Fiverr is a marketplace when you can sell or buy your services or digital products. It starts with a US$5 Gig, but you can increase that amount depending on the service you are providing. I encourage you to open a Fiverr account, it’s free and you can sell anything. Let’s follow this guide. Click here to OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT. Or click the next banner:
Remember, join Fiver is free and you can earn some money.
As soon as you logged in, Fiverr doesn’t distinguish at first if you are a seller or a buyer, you can explore what other people are doing, for example, this is the first screen as soon as you log in.
As you can see, there are some offers from other people and a search bar on the main screen. But also, you can access your Dashboard which should be your most important site and where you can control all your sales, your Gigs, and some other configuration thing. Let’s go to the Dashboard icon on top of it.
If you are new, you’ll get a little different screenshot because they are asking you to start selling, from that green button you can create your Gig, but, let’s take a few tour, imagining you already have a Gig.
Your user dashboard should look like this:
Let’s go to Selling -> Manage Sales
You can see there your Gigs. In this particular case, I completed 18 Gigs, some of the were US$5 sales, but some others were US$50. This can vary depending on your Gigs and your work. The important thing here is you can make money.
I started four months ago, just before I wrote the first article and decided to try it just to see if this is Scam, but it is not, it is a legit business and a good way to make some money on the Internet.
Let’s try Selling -> Revenues
In this page, you can see how much money you earned. How much you withdraw and how many funds you have available.
From this screen, you can also withdraw to your Paypal account, to a Fiverr Revenue Card (so you can buy Gigs from other people) and to a Bank Transfer (this only works in the USA). I tried the Paypal withdraw method as soon as I reach the $108 earned. They charged me $1 as a commission but I got my money in less than 5 minutes.
I forgot to tell you, remember Fiverr charges you 20% of your Gig as a commission to be in that marketplace. It may seem a lot, and it is, but, you’ll have the opportunity to sell to people from around the globe as I’ll show you. Keep reading!
Let’s see Selling -> Analytics
Here are some images you can see in the Analytics part:
I think the most important part here is the Review section. In my case, 14 people rate my with 5 stars 🙂 and that gives me points so I can climb in the seller stair at Fiverr.
For example, look at the next image, also in the Analytics section:
Now, I realize I can make really good money for little time and easy work, so I decided to publish some more Gigs. As soon as you will be a better seller, the platform will give you more possibilities to sell more, i.e. more Gigs, Gigs up to $1,500 (this is my case that I am Level 1 Seller), more exposure, etc.
You can see your Gigs at Selling -> My Gigs
Next, you can see a few examples of easy ones:
Let’s see how a Gig looks like. The next images will show you how one of my Gigs looks like when people are looking for a particular service.
This is where you build you offer.
There is an important different from other platforms like Freelancer, you don’t have to publish an offer in a particular project, people look for you. You can do it but you don’t need to in order to get some sales.
You have an Inbox where you can communicate with possible buyers. As you can see in the next image.
Please note that I have 60% response rate… it is pretty bad, but it happened when I didn’t answer a message, I didn’t notice I haven’t answered it and it’s been very difficult to improve that rate since then. It is important you try to answer all your messaged within 24 hours to keep a 100% response rate.
Also, you can see and track your sales from the next window.
You can make custom orders and you’ll always can cancel one of the if you have second thoughts.
Let’s check all the process.
If people order you a Gig, you’ll communicate with your customer, then, the timer start and when you finished, you send the order. The customer checks it and marks it as complete and you’ll get the money in three days (another con of this).
This is an image of how a completed order looks like:
In that case, you can see there was an order for $30. You see a Tip, this is something this particular customer gave me for doing a very good job 🙂 This tip is a $6 tip.
This customer also provided me with a 5 Star Review, and you can see the Tip at the end.
This platform also has a “promotion” feature where you can promote your business in social networks:
And they provide you with HTML code so you can add it to your website.
They also provide you with some resources like a Blog, or an Academy and a Forum where you can learn how to be a successful seller. I have to admit I haven’t checked them but, If I can sell, you can do it too.
I hope this “What Is Fiverr.com About?” article helps you to understand better this platform. I’m definitely trying it more and make some money. Love to hear your experience here, please comment on how it went for you.