A few years ago, for an article on how to make money on Fiverr, I opened a seller account and made $200 in a week. Back then, I invested a lot of time in promoting that gig.
Since we write a lot about side hustles on this blog, and often recommend freelancing among them, I decided to try Fiverr once again to see if it’s still a viable option for making money on the side.
I don’t have as much spare time as I used to, so this time around, I opted for a different approach. I listed a gig without additional promotion to test the waters of the current, more competitive Fiverr market.
I posted two gigs, aiming to increase my visibility and potential for sales. The results were modest but telling. I averaged around 10 impressions a day for my gigs and made a single sale. The gig sold for $50, but with Fiverr’s cut, I earned $40.
You might be surprised by these earnings, as all the articles you see online are like, “How I made $10,000 working only two hours a week,” or “I make $5,000 a month working nothing at all.”
Well, I have news for you. While there are people making thousands on the side, most don’t, and probably you won’t either. At least, not in the first week, month, or even during the first year.
Yes, my earnings might not seem like much, but they’re a clear indicator that there’s money to be made online, and relatively quickly at that.
In contrast, other online side hustles like starting a blog or a YouTube channel usually don’t bring in money quickly. That doesn’t mean you should stay away from these options, as they are more scalable and can even be a source of residual income in the long run.
Not so long ago, I wrote an article about how I have one website that brings me $500 a month in passive income. You could replicate that, but you’d have to invest a significant amount of money and time to make it work.
If you’re looking for other quick cash injection gigs, then you have temp agencies and food delivery jobs available, but you’ll have to work in the rain, snow, drive your car through rush hour, and probably be exhausted in the evening. With freelancing, you’re sitting in front of your PC in a warm room during the winter and in an air-conditioned room during summer heat.
Can you make money on Fiverr? Yes, definetly. Getting started on Fiverr might take time and effort, but with the right approach, it can become a nice part-time job you can do in teh evenings.
Success involves knowing the platform’s algorithm, creating attractive gig listings with good thumbnails, descriptions, and strong work samples. Begin with lower prices and provide excellent quality and service to gain positive reviews. Over time, as you build your client base, you can gradually raise your prices.