How to Make Money and Use Fiverr for Your Business 

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Looking to earn a few extra dollars quickly? Look no further than the growing industry of micro job sites. Micro job sites are marketplaces where you can buy and sell small services, from $4 to $25 worth of tasks.


The leading micro job site today is Fiverr http://www.fiverr.com, which is a thriving marketplace for people to share things they’re willing to do for $5. Prices of everything at Fiverr for various types of gigs are fixed at $5.

The kinds of services on Fiverr go from serious business tasks to inane to funny to downright weird. Some examples include these recent postings:

  • “I will do a video while speed drawing a funny character with your personal MESSAGE on the bubble for $5”
  • “I will tear Up a Blank Piece of Paper and Restore it with Your Message Appearing On it Magically for $5.”

Fiverr is free to join, where you post a job listing of what service you can provide. All gigs are listed starting with the phrase “I will …”, and when you sell a gig, the fee is $1 (so basically you earn only $4). Categories of services being offered include business, programming, marketing, graphics, writing, technology, among others. Of course, if you want “out of the box” creative tasks, there are categories such as the Silly Stuff, as well as Funny and Bizarre.

With Fiverr, you don’t have to be especially skilled or talented to make money. You don’t have to be an expert in the field with a long list of credentials and an impressive portfolio. After all, what can people really expect with $5?

You can provide a serious business gig such as website analysis for $5, or you can offer an inane service such as fake tarot reading, and still make money on Fiverr. You can think of something silly, entertaining and funny, and do these tasks on Fiverr for people willing to pay for it.

If you’re looking to use Fiverr for your business, some recent business-related postings include:

  • “I will design a Professional Website Banner, Header, eBook Cover, Magazine Cover or DVD Cover… for $5”
  • “I will create this animated intro video for promoting your website or business for $5”
  • “I will convert your basic psd file in html/css for $5”

As an entrepreneur, Fiverr can be used an alternative marketplace for your business. You can use it to get additional clientele, as well as a means to fill some of the down time that you have in your business.

You can also use Fiverr to earn money from little components of your whole business. If you are a social media consultant, for example, whose package of services include setting up social media profiles of clients to providing tips on increasing the number of fans/followers, you can break it down on Fiverr into different tasks and earn money from each component. You can sell an ebook of tips on how to do social media marketing, set up social media profiles for people, create a background for clients on Twitter, and increasing Facebook or Twitter followers.


Fiverr as an Inexpensive Outsourcing Platform

For home-based entrepreneurs, freelancers and solo business owners, Fiverr can also be used to outsource small tasks. With the $5-a-job system, you can outsource a number of tedious and small tasks for very low price to help you focus on the the more important aspects of your business.

You can post the tasks you want done and Fiverr users can take on your little projects.

However, it is important to understand that these are $5 jobs. While some Fiverr users perform really great jobs, in general, don’t expect high quality output. You get what you pay for: you don’t pay $5 and expect a $25,000 job! If the gig falls through or isn’t done well, the $5 fee is not too much of a loss.

When choosing Fiverr providers, be sure to check their feedback scores before hiring the person. Fiverr’s feedback system allows buyers to post feedback on people who perform tasks. Choose providers with positive ratings and stellar feedback.

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Isabel Isidro is the co-founder of PowerHomeBiz.com. A mom of three boys, avid vintage postcard collector, frustrated scrapbooker, she also manages Women Home Business, Starting Up Tips and Learning from Big Boys.

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  1. Fiv err says:

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  2. Alisa Mendis says:

    Hey Isanel,online money making isn’t easy at all. You guys have to do lot of works, a lot of practice to make a handsome money. You may follow some steps to be sufficient experts on your works. You explain some pretty good tips, i think its really works.
    You wrote a brilliant article. I think this will help many of us. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. owen says:

    Right away I am going to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming over again to read further news.

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  4. Herbert Day says:

    Thanks for this article Isabel. I just had the chance to purchase a fiverr gig for a client and I am now contemplating on launching a service based on “services” provided by fiverr. I agree that that you need not expect a quality output from say a provider who does jobs at $11 dollars per hour, but what I noticed is that some fiverr giggers really do amazing work.Thanks again Isabel!

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  5. Micro-Job Marketplace Fan says:

    Great article Isabel, would love to see more people commenting & sharing their experience with fiverr. Being a kiwi living in New Zealand I have found one and only micro job market place website http://bevy.co.nz , I would suggest you to also add fiverr types websites available around the world as this is might be very useful for seller to list their gigs around all the websites to increase their exposure.When micro jobs sites are new there is more chance of success as their will be few gigs on their. Looking at fiverr its really hard for newbie to make money as there is so many gigs to filter.

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  6. Joe Cole says:

    The fiverr concept is great. You should also consider some of the alternate fiverr like websites, as most, in order to compete, will offer features beyond fiverr. Some examples are higher value gigs, smaller commissions, faster payouts etc.

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  7. nokiamobile says:

    Keep up the good work. Best of luck.

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  8. Money Mobile Machines says:

    Now a days, there are lots of things to do at home and earn extra money that you can use. Thanks to the internet that made many things possible. Online jobs are now the most popular part time jobs for students, employees, and retirees while it is also the primary source of income generating system that is providing lots of opportunities which have greatly benefit people in our societies. People making money online are now capable of venturing to extra jobs largely to cope up with the hardest of times although previously we use the internet for communication purpose only.
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  9. MyOggy says:

    I have not spent much time exploring Fiverr, but this is the second article I’ve seen in the last week, suggesting its use for business and exposure. I really think I will have to browse on over there for a closer look :)

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  10. Tomm says:

    I think fiverr is a great site. Having said that, there are plenty of other sites out there which cater to the microworker community which are better!

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  11. Terry says:

    Hey,nice article!
    Fiverr can indeed be a great place to get things done for cheap,as long as you are able to spot the really good gigs and honest sellers.
    It is also good from a seller pov as long as you can offer something valuable and (even more so) original.
    I’ve had good luck with fiverr both as a buyer and seller!Click on my name if you want to see what gigs i offer there :)

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  13. Bruce says:

    This was extremely informative. I will be using this material. Thank you.

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