How To Make Money With Fiverr? (Best Side-Hustle)

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Can you really make money with Fiverr?

This question has been asked a lot for many years.

And the answer is yes. 

With Fiverr you can make hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars by selling digital services.

In fact, Fiverr dedicated a whole blog post to 15 Great Entrepreneur Success Stories and how some of them were able to quit their jobs and start earning 6 figures a year.

Fiverr was founded in 2010 and is one of the fastest growing online marketplaces to offer or buy services from people all around the world.

It’s an online platform that connects freelancers (sellers that want to advertise their digital services) to customers (buyers who are seeking their service or expertise) in exchange for money.

Every day, more and more business owners are using services from Fiverr to help them tackle tasks that they need for their business.

As we continue towards a digital world of aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs, the demand for talented freelancers steadily increases.

In this blog post, I am going to show you what Fiverr is all about – how does Fiverr work, best selling gigs to make the most money, how you can stand out to get more gigs, and how to sign up today!

How Does Fiverr Work?

If you are someone who has many skills or services, then you would be perfect to join the Fiverr market world as a seller.

Simply register as a seller, make a profile, offer any services you want and wait for the orders. 

Not sure what to sell as a service on Fiverr?

Here are some of the skills and areas of expertise that you can start with:

  • Graphic design
  • Writing blogs
  • Career advice
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Social media management
  • SEO content writing
  • Building Websites
  • Creating or editing videos
  • Music or video production
  • Shopify, Amazon FBA, or other e-commerce

If you possess any of these skills, then you have higher chances of making money on Fiverr. 

It doesn’t cost you anything to sign up for Fiverr.

But you should know that for every gig or project you complete, Fiverr will take a 20% commission from the total transaction. 

And once you complete a buyer’s order, the money will instantly be transferred to your account.

What are the Best Selling Gigs on Fiverr?

You might be wondering what are gigs, right?

Gigs are another word for a service that you are offering to a buyer.

Here is an example of how gigs look like on Fiverr:

As you can see, these people listed their gigs under social media management and are able to show the buyers their prices and the reviews buyers have left them about the quality of their service.

Now let’s take a look at the top highest money making gigs on Fiverr:

1) Social Media Shoutouts

Do you have a large following on Instagram or any other social media platform?

If you do, then great.

This is a service you can offer people on Fiverr who are seeking to grow their followers.

There’s a large number of people seeking to increase their followers or social network connections because an increase in engagement can increase their revenue.

Here’s an example of what all the seller’s package might have in their service gigs:

  • Basic Gig: $20 for a shoutout on an Instagram page with 21k followers 100k followers (1 story post for 24 hrs)
  • Standard Gig: $25 for a shoutout on an Instagram page with 69k followers (1 story post for 24 hrs & 1 regular post on page for 24 hrs)
  • Premium Gig: $40 for a shoutout on an Instagram page with 100k followers (1 story post for 24 hrs & 1 regular post on page permanently)
The image below is not the same example as the instagram one, but I just thought I would show you how it looks like when adding your gig/service packages.

You can give them the option to choose which package.

2) Graphic Designer

If you have a knack for graphic design, your opportunities to make money online as a freelancer are unlimited.

You can design book covers, Pinterest pins, T-shirts, ebooks, logos, websites, PDFs, brochures, and anything else design-related.

Some graphic designers are pricing their gigs between $10 to $100, depending on the type of service.

3) Proofreading and Editing

If you have a keen eye for spotting errors in grammar and punctuation, this can be a gig that you offer.

I would definitely recommend providing samples of articles you have edited to showcase your skills.

Professionals in the workplace are constantly needing proofreaders and editors to join their team.

Who knows, you might be asked to join a team that loves your work.

4) Social Media Assistant

With new entrepreneurs and businesses penetrating the market, established business owners are growing desperate to increase the amount of people coming to their website and using their products/services.

If you are good at growing accounts on Instagram and know how to drive more traffic to a website, then you should definitely consider being a social media assistant for those who lack those skills on Fiverr.

5) Blog Writing

Do you enjoy writing? Are you a fast typist?

If you answered YES, then this is a great side-hustle that will pay you extremely well.

I recently hired 2 blog writers to write a few curated blog posts for me, and one thing that stood out to me is how dedicated and conversational their writing was.

It felt as if they were sitting right next to me reading a book.

If you decide to write blogs for people, I recommend that you put your heart and passion into it because your first blog will determine whether they hire you again or not.

I honestly only liked 2 out of the 12 people I contacted… You can easily earn $25 per hour depending on your writing skills and how fast you type.

6) Create Targeted Ads

Have you ever seen the same add on all your social media platforms that just won’t go away?

That is called a targeted ad.

It appears on your social pages as a result of what you have recently searched for (whether that’s on the platform or on Google).

Facebook and Instagram Ads are among the most sought out services because they are an effective way to drive traffic towards a website or product.

Advertising is the bridge that connects traffic (customers) to a business or product that business owners need for their organization to thrive.

Anyone can start a business, but without customers you have no business.

Seriously, if you become an expert at creating ads and understand the fundamentals of targeted ads and how to get people to click them, you will be able to make hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per month through gigs on Fiverr.

We are headed towards a digital world – any business that doesn’t have a social media presence is going to be left in the dust. 

8) Mobile App Building

Developing mobile apps is quite difficult.

I’ve been working on creating one by myself, and I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to throw my laptop across the room.

But if you enjoy mobile app development and find it easy, then this a good way to literally make $20,000 or more per month. 

You simply list your services in a packaged gig and price them based on the type of app customers might want you to develop.

How Do I Stand Out on Fiverr?

Fiver Tip #1: Focus on Quality Work and Getting Excellent Reviews

One of the main things I look at before ordering someone’s service gig are the reviews from previous buyers.

If I see a common theme in the reviews (like if the person doesn’t deliver on time), I am less likely to hire that person.

Whenever you take on any projects, focus on providing your customers with the best service so they can leave great reviews on your profile.

People do read reviews and that’s how a lot of them usually decide if they are willing to hire you for a project or not.

Fiver Tip #2: Maintain Excellent Communication and Be Open to Feedback

Complete your orders as soon as you can and respond ASAP to your customers in case they have any questions regarding the project.

If someone is paying you money for your service and you are not implementing their feedback or suggestions into your project, you will most likely get a bad review and lose out on customers.

Fiver Tip #3: Focus on Your Profile

The key to attracting customers on Fiverr is your profile. You have to stand out from other competitors and catch a customer’s attention.

Your profile needs a professional photo (in some cases a logo) to show customers you are legit and not some bot or shady person.

Your profile should let the buyer know how many skills and years of experience you have to offer.

So be sure to offer or add something different to set you apart from your competitors.

I would also suggest starting off your prices low to start getting more people to buy your services since many people are always looking for good deals.

This is just to start building your reputation by having lots of positive 5 star ratings for buyers to feel confident in purchasing your gig instead of someone else.

Once you have had at least 5-6 5 star rating reviews then you can start raising the prices.

Fiver Tip #4: Focus on SEO

Whenever you look something up on Google, do you ever go to the 2nd page?

Of course not. No one does.

Focusing on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will help you rank on the first page of the service you are offering on Fiverr. 

This is where most buyers contact the sellers anyway. 

So you want to do your best to use keywords that help your gig get boosted to the first page.

How Do I Sign Up for Fiverr?

  1. Start by signing up here – on the Fiverr home page.
  2. Click Become a Seller to start
  3. Then enter your email address and click Continue to proceed
  4. Create a username that customers will see and start beefing up your profile with your credentials, details of your experience, why you are the best in the game, and why they should choose your service out of all your competitors.


Fiverr is a great online platform where you can put your skills to work and sell your services to customers. 

It all depends on your hustle and how much of a great service you can offer for buyers.

Remember, if you feel that you do not have any services to offer, you can surely learn ANY skill by watching YouTube videos or taking a course on it.

We hope you enjoyed learning about Fiverr, one of the best ways to make money online.

What services are you planning on offering for your side-hustle? Is there any you would like to learn to offer as a side-hustle?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Your Truly,


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