Fiverr Success Stories – Building A Profitable Business On Fiverr

Honestly, making money online can be hard work.

But today I am going to share one readers success with you.

Not long ago they read one of my tutorials and took action.

 Now they have built a highly profitable business on Fiverr.
Today they are going to show you exactly how they did it, so that you can achieve the same!

I am going to hand the writing reins over to Liudas from EasyM6 to share his strategy-

The Underutilized Freelancing Platform – Fiverr

Several months ago I found this post on MatthewWoodward.co.uk “how to make money on Fiverr“.

At that point, I was just learning about freelancing trying out sites like Odesk, Freelancer, Elance.

I was getting very frustrated because getting a job was extremely difficult.

A typical scenario went like this, you find a job listing, usually there are 10 skill requirements and the pay is less than what you could get at McDonalds.

You try to apply to that crappy job, but your chances of getting hired are slim because you don’t have reviews.

When I read the tutorial about Fiverr it immediately clicked with me.

I knew that it is crucial to get reviews if you want to get a chance of getting orders and it was all covered in there.

I have used the tutorial as my roadmap for my freelancing journey and so far it is responsible for making me a modest $1,128.00

Yes, it’s nothing much and I would probably have earned so much more, if not some of the roadblocks that I hit, which I will cover later in this post.


The potential is there and it didn’t take me long to start receiving more orders than I can handle, but let’s start from the beginning.

Once I read about how to make money on Fiverr I started implementing, here’s how it all went and here’s what I learned.

Picking A Service To Offer

The first thing for any freelancer, either you are looking for jobs on Fiverr or not, is to pick a service that you can offer.

The service has to have a huge demand and you need to have the skills/tools to deliver it.

Here’s a short list of in-demand services that you can start offering on Fiverr:

  • Writing content
  • Transcribing videos
  • Logo designing
  • Ebook cover creation
  • Video creation
  • Voice over recording
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • WordPress help
  • Coding help
  • Web traffic

And there’s many more.

fiverr services

A good rule of thumb, if there’s a category on Fiverr, then there’s likely to be a demand for that skill. From this list you should find at least one service that you could offer.

If you don’t have an in-demand skill then spend several months developing a skill that you are interested in.

These days there are so much free information on the web that makes learning a new skill extremely easy. You could learn your new skill within a few hours easily.

If you want a little extra help picking a method and learning how to do it then sign up for my ‘36 Ways To Make Money On Fiverr‘ email series…

36x ways to make money with Fiverr

I won’t tell you what skill to develop, that’s up to you. It’s important that you would at least mildly enjoy doing it because you will need to start doing it daily.

Even though I had no idea how to do it, I chose video creation, just like in this tutorial, to be more specific whiteboard animation.

I purchased VideoMakerFX, learned how to use it and got started.

Creating The Fiverr Gig

Once you have a skill that you are happy to offer as a service, you then need to create the Fiverr gig. It’s by far the easiest step.

creating your fiverr gig

Start out by searching for 5-7 top sellers, who are offering the services you want to offer.

You might be amazed, but even some top sellers have pretty mediocre gig descriptions and titles, but they are still doing very well so don’t overthink this.

You want to pick the parts that you like from each of your competitors gigs and craft your own Fiverr gig, but don’t copy it word for word.


The title doesn’t need to be fancy, just tell them what you offer as clearly as possible.

If you plan to deliver your service within 24 hours it’s a good idea to mention it and I highly recommend that you offer 24 hour delivery.


This is pretty straight forward, find the category that best fits your gig.


You need to upload an image that’s 550 pixels wide and 370 pixels height. I wouldn’t put too much effort into it because once you upload the gig video the image becomes irrelevant.

The video will be the main thing that people will pay attention to and it will also be your thumbnail.

Still, if you offer design services it’s a good place to showcase your work.


I have seen gigs that have a couple lines of text and do pretty well, but I believe it’s better to write an elaborate description.

State what are you offering, why should they order from you and write down your rates.

Looking at some other well performing gigs for inspirations is a good idea.

You might also integrate some of these SEO copywriting tips to help you stand out from the crowd.


You can have 5 tags in total. They are important for ranking your gigs in the search results.

Screenshot 2015-03-11 21.29.20

You want to look at the same top gigs in your niche, scroll down to the bottom and check what tags they are using.

Copy the most relevant ones.


You want to set the delivery time to 24 hours, it’s very important because that’s a huge factor for attracting clients.

If you aren’t able to deliver the gig in exactly 24 hours there’s a little bit of flexibility, a buyer can only cancel an order after 3 days once it’s late.

So, in a sense you have 4 days to deliver an order.

Sure, the faster the better, but if you see that you won’t be able to make it just let the buyer know. The worst thing you can do is ignore him.

Communication is key, it can help avoid negative reviews and many clients will come back with repeat orders if you treat them with respect.

Instructions For Buyer

Set up the details for the delivery. It’s nothing special just let the buyer know what you need from him to deliver your service.

For example, to create a video I need a whole script or at least a general idea from the buyer.

If you’re selling articles you need a topic, if you are designing logos you need some guidelines etc.


According to Fiverr, gigs with a video preview get 220% more orders.

So it would be silly not to have one, especially if you are choosing to sell videos.

Screenshot 2015-03-11 21.37.37

I recommend taking your phone and shooting the video yourself, or create a short presentation and do a screen capture video.

What to remember when recording the video:

  • Your video can’t be longer than 60 seconds
  • Show off your expertise
  • List out all your benefits
  • Mention that this is available exclusively on Fiverr

If you cringe just thinking about the idea of shooting a video, then by all means hire someone on Fiverr to do it for you.

It’s a small investment but it will have a big return.

Setting up the whole Gig shouldn’t take you more than an hour.

As I already said this is the easiest step, it sure is important to have a good gig page, but it’s not enough to start getting orders.

Without reviews, you can promise people the sky and they still won’t buy from you.

Get started now

How To Find Fiverr Success

There’s a huge paradox on Fiverr. You can’t get sales without reviews and you can’t get reviews without sales. Just like with jobs and experience.

So as I’m sure you have now guessed, the way to find Fiverr success is to get great reviews! But how can you do this without any customers?

In this how to make money on Fiverr tutorial by Eze John, it is advised to create dummy Fiverr accounts to buy your own gigs and send some traffic to promote your gig.

To me, that sounds pretty extreme and very black hat.

To get the ball rolling, I thought of a different strategy. I contacted some friends and asked them to buy my Fiverr gig and I was giving them their money back.

Getting Fiverr reviews

This is a great way to get the ball rolling and you can start getting positive reviews instantly.

But I got tired of explaining to my friends what I’m up to, so I looked for a different way.

I searched for people who already know about Fiverr and have the same problem as I do.

I found a topic on the Black Hat Forum, where people are exchanging reviews.

Or you can use Facebook groups like this one to exchange reviews with other sellers.

How do the exchanges work? Well, there are two types of them. The direct exchange is when you find one person and you buy his gig and he buys yours.

A three-way exchange is when you find two people and person A buys from person B, person B from person C and person C from person A.

The direct exchange is considered risky though I didn’t have any problems using it. Still, the three-way exchange is becoming the standard.

Buyer Requests

Another legit way to spread the word about your gig and get those first crucial reviews that increase your gig rankings are Buyer Requests.

Buyers who don’t find a gig that would suit their needs or are just too lazy to search sometimes create a buyers request, where they say what they want to be done.

If your gig fits the description and you think you can do the task, then you send in your gig.

For extra chances of getting the job, I would also recommend writing a private message telling them that you would be willing to do it at a discounted price.

It’s up to you what road do you want to take.

  • Do you feel comfortable creating Fiverr accounts and buying your own gigs?
  • Maybe you better do review exchanges
  • Or you can do it the white hat long and boring way by finding real clients

Whatever you choose as long as you’re getting reviews you are golden.

After getting my 8 reviews, I started seeing some action. Slowly I started getting a sale once a week.

Depending on the competition in your area, it might take more reviews than that but keep on grinding until you start getting organic sales.

That one sale a week turned into two sales a week, then three and at one point I got seven sales in a day.

I reached a breakthrough, all I needed was to continue working, but then I made a mistake that set me back to square one…

How To Raise Your Prices Without Losing Your Clients

I made a number of mistakes when I decided to raise my prices that resulted in losing clients.

Here’s how that happened…

I was overbooked, I was getting an average of 3 orders per day, tons of messages asking me about my services.

It was clear that it’s time to raise my prices because I couldn’t keep up anymore.

This all happened before Christmas, I thought I will take two weeks off and after that I will raise my prices.

Those two weeks, turned into three, because I had some health issues. After I went back I ramped up my rates and increased delivery time to five days.

The result, I stopped getting orders. Only my previous clients were ordering, I hoped that it will help me to slowly get back on track.

At that point I was very close to reaching Level 2 Seller rank on Fiverr. I have heard stories that once you reach Level 2 the revenue increases.

So I waited until I finally got it, but sadly I didn’t start getting more orders.

I started looking for some answers and lucky enough I got in contact with Eze John, the author of this tutorial.

He pointed out that my problem is that I increased my delivery time. That’s all.

I should have left it to 24 hours instead of 5 days. So, right now because of that mistake I’m not getting many orders, I’m waiting for my gig to get picked up again.

What To Do When You Have Too Many Orders

So what is the right way to act when you are getting too many orders?

If you are already a level 1 seller, I recommend starting out by adding some extras.

For example, in the beginning, I synchronized videos with voice overs for free. Now, it’s a $5 extra.

fiverr gig extras

I would go about introducing these gig extras one by one and see what effect it has on the amount of orders you are getting.

Once you have the gig extras and still too many orders, then you start raising your prices.

For example I was charging $5 for a 3-minute video.

Now I charge $5 for a 1-minute video.

If you write content, then you go from 1000 words for $5 to 800 words for $5.

Obviously, for every service the process will be a bit different, but don’t make the mistake like I did to immediately jump to the rates you would like to be getting.

Increase your prices very gradually and soon you will reach the level where you start getting paid the big bucks.

Remember to not increase the delivery time!

Building Your Long Term Business

Fiverr is quite unpredictable with how much work it’s going to send you.

As a freelancer you don’t want that, you want a stable stream of new clients and a predictable income.

So, focusing on long-term clients is a good idea.

Honestly, I would recommend looking for ways to get in touch with your clients off Fiverr, even though Fiverr is highly against it.

 Think of Fiverr as a lead generation machine for your freelancing business.
Funnelling customers from Fiverr to your personal email will help you to build a much more stable and reliable freelancing career, where a single negative review or ranking fluctuation won’t leave you without any income.

The funnelling can be done by adding social media profiles to your Fiverr account or adding a link to your website (you can create this using about.me) in the portfolio section and asking people to go there to find your contact details.

With time you will build up a client base that will provide you with more work than Fiverr does.

Wrapping It Up

Fiverr is a powerful system, even though the name can sound like there’s a limited earning potential, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

There are more and more serious freelancers choosing to start their career on Fiverr.

If you are looking for methods of how you can make money on Fiverr then just follow the link below.

36x ways to make money with Fiverr

If you subscribe to the Fiverr newsletter, you will find that a ton of people start out with Fiverr success stories and end up opening businesses later on.

So the potential is there, you just need to take advantage of the platform.

As with anything, it takes time to get started but it’s completely worth it.

If you have any questions about getting started with Fiverr, please ask in the comments below!

121 Responses

  1. Dami

    I was a seller just some months ago but my account got disabled with my fund in it. In less than a month I had made some cool cash.

    My advice is to be aware of the terms and conditions well enough so you don’t to get hit

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 23rd, 2019 at 8:15 am

      Great advice Dami

  2. Vladimir

    Wow, how enlightening! I’m not a Fiverr seller yet, but I’m seriously thinking to become one, especially after reading your article, Liudas, and the other ones related to Fiverr as well.

    I tried to do all kind of IM related things to get some extra income but with marginal results. So why not give it a try?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 28th, 2018 at 9:10 am

      Hey Vladimir. There are an absolute ton of great ways you can make money with Fiverr, once you find the right one for you, you won’t look back.

  3. Trysocio

    We as an SEO agency have listed for SEO gigs in fiverr and up work. It’s pretty good for making a descent money.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      What kind of gigs do you offer?

  4. Alex

    This has been enlightening. I see a lot of value in your post and the services provided on Fiverr. I will definitely give a try. Thank you!

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Good luck Alex

  5. Sourabh

    I am also working in fiverr from quite some time as a website Tester. I want to increase my earning and looking for some ways to get more orders. This post is awesome and help everyone to get started. I suggest everyone to use their skills to make some extra cash. Key to success in fiverr is communication, delivery time and quality of the deliverable.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 7th, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Great tips thanks :)

  6. Tahir Miah

    I think freelancing sites in general are great way to make money and get your first few clients and customers.

    However, i think now it is becoming more and more difficult to find clients and customers as the freelancers who have the best reviews and ratings are often chosen first, meaning your left at the bottom of the barrel.

    The only thing you can do is either be patients which will not work or almost work for free just to get a few good reviews.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 7th, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      You just have to price yourself accordingly until you build up a profile

  7. Emenike Emmanuel

    Hi Luidas,

    This is awesome. Fiverr is an amazing write for we content creators. Of all the bidding sites there is in the world, I still raise my support for Fiverr. I think they have more unique ways to help a writer like me showcase all my skills with tags accompanying them.

    As for the getting reviews, I love the black hat method you said Eze mentioned but that’s simply spending extra dollar for someone who’s starting out. What if it doesn’t click? Therefore I would rather go with the reviews exchange if I can get 10 of my friends to buy my gig while I pay them back in some other ways.

    Thanks for this timely post. I so much needed it for my next move. My blog is already running and getting so many engagements – so getting clients will likely be easier now when I include that in my about.me.

  8. Shahzaib Ul Hassan

    I have 2 years of experience on Fiverr, after experimenting lot of things finally I am earning Good amount with my skills, but to be honest, it’s not all about Skills, you also need to be smart to earn through Fiverr, I would love to share some skills here as a guest post if you allow sir it would be great. Thanks for your post i love it

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 26th, 2017 at 7:59 am

      How much are you earning?

      • Shahzaib Ul Hassan
        February 27th, 2017 at 11:59 am

        500$ to 1K$ per month

        • Matthew Woodward
          March 7th, 2017 at 12:24 pm

          Great work!

  9. Onehalf AU

    The biggest advantage to Fiverr, of course, is making extra money doing something you love. Success in Fiverr is possible if you are dedicated to make money from this platform.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 27th, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Yeah and theres a ton of ways you can make money with it!

  10. Zach Vang

    Great article, I will implement all the information shared here. Just started fiverr campaign few weeks ago and already having 2/3 orders daily. Can you tell me how to rank my gigs on first page of my category ? (category – article writing)

  11. irfan

    hi , eze and matthew
    ask :
    can we use same paypal for all accounts ( seller account and fake account ) – to make review ? or more good if we buy reviews from US buyers ?
    are problem if i’m not from US ?

  12. SEOviser

    I am already earning 2k+ per month from Fiverr. And we are also earning by reselling Fiverr gigs to others.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 27th, 2017 at 10:37 am

      That’s a great extra strategy!

      Would you like to add your story to this post?

  13. randy rogue

    Have been using Fiverr for many years. Personally, l think it’s overrated. Nevertheless, l’ve also purchased some great gigs by very professional people. Easily worth fifty times what l paid for it! I am a writer, a two finger keyboard pecker with ADHD and OCD! Writing used to take me about 2-3 hours to research, write, edit, and rewrite a 400-500 word article. I couldn’t make any money. When l first started, people were only willing to pay me a penny a word, almost seven years later, and l get a min of 15 cents per word, up to a buck for advertorial writing. These days, l use voice dictation, and can dictate a well.written 400 word article and edit it, all in under 30 minutes flat; including, doing the research! I will let you do the math as to the change in my personal income. I also have the freedom to work when.and with whom l want. Fiverr isn’t for everyone. To make money on Fiverr you need to be good and fast at whatever you’re offering.

  14. Sreejith

    I am doing business with Fiverr by selling SEO services, and I am making descent money.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:28 am

      That is great to hear!

  15. Mehul Boricha

    Yeah Fiverr is a great platform to earn money using your skills. I started a while ago, the major problem I faced was the lack of trust. Since I was new, not many buyers agree to buy the services.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:35 am

      How did you get over that?

  16. Tom

    One of the nicest thing I saw in a while is the “Share” in order to download the PDF!


    Got my inspiration.


    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Haha glad you like it :)

  17. David

    Hats off to people who find success with Fiverr. I followed the tutorial as well. I bought a subscription to PowToon for a super low holiday price then went about trying to see if Fiverr could actually be profitable.

    I ended up making about $220, or about $13 an hour. I made back the money I spent. I have 13, 5 star reviews then the sales just dried up.

    So that’s my experience with the platform. But it’s good to find people who can make it work for them.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Do you know where those 13 sales came from?

  18. Kashif Raza

    Hi Brad,

    I think missed the part of promoting GIG on other platforms like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn etc. These platforms can give you a little edge in Promoting yourself too.

    Nice Article BTW,

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Thanks for the extra tips Kashif!

  19. James

    Great post. I have been working on Fiverr from last 4 years and I found it interesting to deal with new clients everytime.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:45 am

      What kind of work are you doing on Fiverr?

  20. InternetMarketer

    Thanks for the post. I think Fiverr is great for extra income for freelancers.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:45 am

      It sure is :)

  21. Jenn @ Love My Blog

    Really great read. I started doing Fiverr Gigs again a few weeks ago. I get a couple sales a week. Looking to increase that hopefully in the coming weeks.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:50 am

      I hope you reach bigger success with it!

  22. Brad Jones

    Great article Matt! I’ve been a Fiverr seller for almost 4 months.

    I was seeing great levels of orders for my first month or so, and became a Level One seller.

    I was on vacation mode for one week and order numbers seemed to drop. In addition to this, I gave my gigs a refresh (including and stupidly, changing my delivery time from 24 hours!) and order levels literally stopped. I’ve slowly creeped up the rankings, with the help of some existing clients and I now get around 2 orders per week (not enough for me!).

    Next Step:

    1) Add 5 tags from the top gigs in my niche
    2) Set delivery time to 24 hours again (and FOREVER!)
    3) Get a video created for my services

    Will post back on here with an update. See you in a month!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 9th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Hey Brad,

      Glad to hear you are having success – it seems like the 24 hour delivery thing has strong weight in gig rankings!

  23. ilayaraja

    this article gives idea to win on fiverr.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 12th, 2016 at 11:28 am

      I hope you win :)

  24. Tyronne Ratcliff

    I have a Fiverr gig where I offer to install a wordpress website for my client. I have 3 good reviews. My question is this. What else should I do so my Fiverr gig gets more visibility on their search engine? Thanks.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      I would be looking to get more good reviews and improve metrics like response times/delivery times etc

      • Tyronne Ratcliff
        June 19th, 2016 at 4:09 pm


        I’ll get a few of my family members to buy my gig and leave me some good reviews.

        Have a good one!


  25. Esteban


    I’ve created my fiverr account a while ago etc. but unlike oDesk, I can’t find where to look for people posting jobs.

    I’ve just been waiting for someone to hire me. Any suggestions where I can find these?

    Might be overlooking things.



  26. tomi

    Hello, I joined fiverr about a month ago, ive offered 3 different gigs but no client yet, im quite fustrated, im into graphics. Any advices on how to attraft people? The views and clicks are quite low. Why?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2015 at 11:15 am

      I would start by looking at the quality of your listing versus others

  27. Anaet Hossain Rezve
    • Matthew Woodward
      September 4th, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Good luck =D

  28. Dave

    Thank you for the post Luidas. Very informative.
    I started my fiverr account a couple of months ago and I have been able to achieve my milestone of $100+ in successfully completed orders in the month.
    The first lesson I learned was that it wasn’t as easy as setting up your gig, sit back and watch the orders come in (although if anyone has had success like this, please share :))

    After getting 2 orders on the first day and then it being quiet for the next 2 weeks, I decided to change my strategy.

    I reworked my gig listings (which tend to get decent impressions and clicks. The conversions could be much better). And I focused on delivering a strong service to get reviews organically, which has worked fairly well.

    I have found that it isn’t possible to sustain a long term business on fiverr by selling single $5 projects. I’ve adapted my strategy to focusing on bulk buys, which is working ok in it’s early stages so far. I also decided to put up my prices to allow myself more time to deliver better quality work. There are some people who decided not to go ahead, but the majority of people I have worked with are still happy with paying extra for the same service.

    I find Fiverr to be an interesting lead generation tool. I focus quite a bit on developing repeat orders, asking for referrals and seeking out new business. So far, it is a working business model. Not gonna make millions, but it is encouraging to have as a part of the business portfolio.

    I agree with the points you made and with developing a skill that is in demand on Fiverr. There is good potential to make an interesting small business from the platform. :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 27th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Congratulations Dave :)

      • Dave
        May 27th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

        Thank you Matt. That means a lot :)
        BTW, I just wanted to say that I’m a fan of you and your site, and I love what you do and I hope I can see you and the guys do your incredible stuff in person one day. Thanks again Matt :)

        • Matthew Woodward
          June 6th, 2015 at 11:04 am

          Thanks Dave :)

  29. Bamdad Sky

    Hey Liudas and Matthew

    I enjoyed reading this article since I’m an experienced Fiverr seller as well and that’s how I started making money online. I’m also the creator of “Easiest 5rr cash ever” course which is based on my real life experience on Fiverr. My course was released on April 8th and sold over 1500 copies. I strongly believe if people learn how to deliver a good service as a freelancer, they can expand this culture to any other online business they start. I learned from Fiverr a lot and this experience helped me to start my other online business more easily as already I’d been familiar with costumer service stuff and delivering quality work. Now I have a blog where I mostly do reviews about IM courses but I have deeper plans for my blog to increase my audience and get more free and generic traffic. I’m learning from your blog a lot. Thank you for making all of this super valuable information available. Keep it up

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 27th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Nothing beats hands on experience :)

  30. Sarvesh

    I just came across your site today and my god what a gold mine you have created.. Hats off :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 25th, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Thanks :)

    • arvind singh
      August 6th, 2016 at 9:46 am

      plz suggest me personally how to make money from fiverr..

  31. Kavish Kansal

    Hi Matthew
    I never loved to read long articles. I just hated reading theory. But when I started reading your blog posts, I bookmarked more than 15 posts in a week.

    I really love your tips. Thanks.

    Thanks Luidas for sharing your experience and tips. I too am facing a problem in getting orders.

    But now, I will try your strategy.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 18th, 2015 at 6:41 am

      Thanks :) I try to make sure very post is backed up with data where possible!

  32. Kenneth

    Awesome, a post from someone else about making money online. Still waiting for yours Matt.

  33. Paul Manwaring

    I’ve been a fiverr seller for about 3 years now, I’m the highest rated provider in my category and also featured on the homepage pretty often, I am also a top rated seller.

    Don’t be put off from people saying you can make money from fiverr, or that you should concentrate on bigger sites which allow you to set bigger prices.

    My hourly wage from working on fiverr is $50 per hour. I work an hour or 2 each day and clear my orders, the time investment and return I get certainly beat most other things I do online.

    If you don’t have something amazing to offer then you won’t get sales it’s as simple as that, you need to either undercut everyone else, overdeliver, or offer something unique and high quality that sets you out from the rest.

    If you can’t do any of those 3 then move on to something else. The first 2 are not sustainable as you’ll probably be working your butt off just for $4 (fiverr takes 20% of everything).

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 13th, 2015 at 4:36 am

      Great insight thank you :)

    • Kim Willis
      August 19th, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      thanks for the helpful perspective

  34. Darius Gaynor

    Great post! Fiverr is great for extra income. I don’t mind the 20% fee since they do all the advertising. Getting reviews is easy with multiple accounts and you can have two accounts for selling with two different paypal emails so you have up to 40 gigs. You can also upsell premium services in a attachment with your website or affiliate products. Be creative!

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 13th, 2015 at 4:38 am

      Thats where the real kickers come in :)

    • Mary
      April 28th, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Darius how do you add an attachment to your website please? Thank you

  35. Frankling

    Hi, Is there any particular reason what my comment got deleted? Did I do something wrong?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 1:54 am

      You didn’t wait long enough for me to catch up with comments :)

      • Franklin
        May 8th, 2015 at 2:16 am

        Oh I see sorry for the confusion :)

  36. Eze John

    Wow I am speechless :)
    I really don’t know what to say.

    BTW Matt what are this red lines?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:04 am

      Ooo not seen that before, doesn’t seem to do that here =/

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 7:04 am

      Thanks John for the initial post, it was extremely helpful :)

  37. Abel

    Thanks for these tips ;) I’m a new seller on fiverr and I found some people on BHW to make reviews exchange.

    I’m near to be “level 1” seller (in one week) with a few 5 star reviews and above all low average response time!

    Here are a screenshot of my fiverr analytics: http://prntscr.com/72mveg

    Cheers! ;)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:21 am

      Nice job abel :)

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Keep going :)

  38. jake

    Its funny Mat. I had a sit down with a potential client and high balled him somewhat on the fees, and he declined. Im ok with that though, I know that those typical people dont go looking for gigs on fiverr usuLley other seos go on fiverr. I still think I can make more money knocking on doors or cold calling business owners offering services at hundreds of percent higher than i could on fiverr. my conversion rate might suck but when I do convert its less time and more money consistantly than fiverr. But I tip my hat off and thank the guys in fiverr who make that possible for guys like me :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:22 am

      I’m aware of a number of people that do this – while you might make a quick profit, your many steps away from building a real business.

    • Alex
      January 26th, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Hey what are you selling via cold calling? cold calling is one of the best ways to make big$$ and scale up…probably even better than any online selling! cheers bud

  39. Mag

    Fiver is a tech terrorist organization built by people responsible for killing 300 child and 1000 women and every dollar spent there could be used to abuse or kill children and women and innocent men and destroy schools and hospitals and infrastructure.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:22 am

      Can you back that up?

      • Mag
        May 8th, 2015 at 9:53 am

        It’s an israeli company based in tel aviv founded by two israeli terrorists who probably served in the israeli terrorist army.

        It is founded on a stolen Palestinian land after they forced millions of citizens out of their homes and countries.

        Rachel Corrie was killed by israeli bulldozer when she tried to stop them from demolishing more Palestinians homes.

        In 2014 that war criminals Netanyahu ordered a terrorist attack on Gaza, where over a million person are locked, and killed over 200 child and hundreds of women and destroyed Un schools and hospitals.

        In 2006 they did the same in Lebanon, in 2009 they did the same in Gaza.

        In 1996, they committed the Kana Massacre, Al mansoury massacre among others.

        Some people might prefer to save some money or make some money on this terrorist blood tech platform because they don’t give a damn about human life or dignity. They are like the nazi or isis enablers, these israeli companies enable the apartheid regime in tel aviv to commit more atrocities and more massacres. This worst than blood diamonds.

        There are other more ethical alternatives online.

        • Matthew Woodward
          May 13th, 2015 at 4:39 am


          • Alex
            January 26th, 2017 at 11:51 am


  40. Michael Kirchhubel

    This has been enlightening. I see a lot of value in your post and the services provided on Fiverr. I’m gonna try that out. I didn’t know they sold gifts too. Interesting. My site will be running the later part of this year so it might be worth a shot. Even for backlinks? What do you think Matthew?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:23 am

      I think you get what you pay for :)

  41. Roshan

    I haven’t thought of working with Fiver until I saw this article. But now I see how powerful this Fiver is.

    This article alone enough for me to jump start.

    Thanks you Liudas, and Matt for sharing this.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:24 am

      No problem :)

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 6:58 am

      Good luck implementing :)

  42. Dan

    Fair enough to Liudas, but this is a distraction for people who want to earn a living doing something they enjoy online.

    More so, it’s a bad way for people to get started freelancing, whose time would be much better spent getting a few good reviews on a handful of serious freelancing sites like ODesk or PeoplePerHour.

    You would actually earn more by getting a job at McDonalds.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:25 am

      I know a bunch of people that make an absolute killing on Fiverr. Even if you are just starting out and have never conducted any kind of business yourself, it provides a great stepping stone to learn and grow before moving onto bigger things.

      For example, my career didn’t start by building 6 figure sites.

      • Kim Willis
        August 19th, 2015 at 11:54 pm

        agree totally

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 6:57 am

      You can earn a living on Fiverr… It’s not like you are always charging just $5 no matter how big your job is. You can make up to $4500 per order.

      • Beaver
        May 24th, 2015 at 9:45 am

        “You can make up to $4500 per order”

        That’s like saying you can sell a tshirt on ebay for a million dollars. Sure, you can list it at that price, but no one is going to buy it. It’s no different with Fiverr. No one going to Fiverr is going to spend $4,500 on an order.

        • Ricky
          May 28th, 2015 at 8:45 am

          Maybe not a $4,500 order but I have had a $1,200 order before – you can make a living on Fiverr you just need to offer something that works, and know how to please customers – if you do that they’ll be coming back.

          Forget about trying to game the system, and upselling too hard, just give them something that’s good and it will upsell itself.

          Half of my customers have been buying from me weekly for years.

  43. Ashish Singla

    Following the same strategy but I am purchasing my own gig again and again with new accounts.. haha

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:25 am

      haha cheeky :)

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 6:55 am

      I heard people do that, but to me it sounds very risky because it’s so easy to track…

  44. Ricky Dawn

    Stopped reading after the ‘Duration’ section – a buyer can cancel just 24 hours after you are late, not 3 days after. And delivering on time is actually a ranking factor in the Fiverr results so it’s bad advice.

    Fiverr seller for 4 years.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:26 am

      I agree you must deliver on time, regardless of ‘ranking factors’ it is just basic customer service

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 6:54 am

      Yeah, I think it did change recently to one day…

      Anyways, I mentioned it because a lot of people aren’t confident with their delivery times and if you set your delivery times too high you won’t get any orders.

      • Ricky
        May 14th, 2015 at 5:56 am

        It’s been one day for about 2 years

    • Rodolfo Barros
      July 24th, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      what you buy?

  45. Roxana

    I started as a freelancer 7 years ago. This is really good advice for the beginning.
    The key is, even if you are in a competitive market, to continue no matter what, to strive even if you’re fighting with people who are more cost-effective than you are.

    Freelancing is just the beginning that leads to building a team, getting more business and eventually creating your own company.

    It’s a lesson every entrepreneur should go through, my two cents is that you get insights and the glimpse of how an entrepreneur’s life actually looks like.

    For me, it’s been 7 years already, I started and closed a couple of businesses, but somehow, in between them, freelancing always helped me keep the mindset. Even now, I still like to maintain my profiles by taking every now and then small jobs of $500-$1000. :)

    I believe the best value you get is not in finances, but in the fact that you interact with other international businesses.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:27 am

      I certainly agree with that :) You’ve got to go through those lessons :)

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Not so small $500 – $1000 jobs :D.

      Still, I agree with you. On fiverr, you get a lot of very cheap clients, but with experience you find clients that are willing to pay more for your services and thus you can start building a bigger business and expand :)

    • Kim Willis
      August 19th, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      Very smart observation Roxana.

  46. Harshajyoti Das

    Hi Matthew, thanks for inviting Liudas to write such an informative guest article.

    I sold a couple of marketing services on Fiverr. Made around 1k within 2 months until I stopped. It was a lot of manual work and I am working towards creating passive income. I still have the funds to buy new fiverr gigs. Didn’t withdraw..

    I have found that for any new gigs on fiverr, if you want a boost, ask a couple of your friends to order some gigs. What you can do is take out $50 from your savings and invest it as a start-up money on Fiverr.

    Call out 50 of your friends or email subscribers and ask them to order via Fiverr within the first week. Provide them with the service but refund them the money via Paypal. For 50 orders, you will hardly end up spending $50 from your own pocket on refunds..

    Think of the upside.. Fiverr will start ranking your gigs and eventually they will get more visibility.

    I also tried to deliver all orders within 1 day because I was new and TAT is a very strong USP.

    I hope my little info helps your readers as well.

    btw.. Working on my guest article. Wanna give it my best Matt.


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 7th, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Great extra tips :)

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 6:47 am

      Honestly, I don’t like bothering my friends with my business ventures. So, I show you a method to get reviews from people who already know why you need those reviews.

      • John
        January 26th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        Are you talking about fake reviews? i.e review exchange

  47. Malik Mati

    I am already trying to follow instructions given by Eze John on your blog. Thanks for sharing :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2015 at 3:27 am

      No problem :)

      • Malik Mati
        May 8th, 2015 at 3:40 am

        Actually I have a question about Ranking Gigs, Eze John talked about Fake visitors and this post Liudas Butkus didn’t mention anything to rank gigs ?

        PS : My comments on Eze John post is still waiting for your approval :)

    • Liudas
      May 8th, 2015 at 6:45 am

      This tutorial will supplement the info by Eze John :)

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