Today I reached 1000 total sales on Fiverr, after being active here for just under 2 years. I joined Fiverr as soon as I left school, and didn’t expect to earn anything at first. The idea that someone would pay me for doing something I enjoyed was immensely appealing to me, and it still is to this day – even more so given the success I’ve experienced here.
I work in the graphic design category making album and podcast covers. I have two main gigs, both with around 400 reviews. I initially started out doing only album covers but quickly saw an opportunity making podcast covers too, and this is now my best selling service. I went through some other gigs but quickly found these two categories to be the most rewarding.
I love what I do and am grateful to Fiverr as a platform and company for giving me the opportunity to work in the way I do. Something I see too little of on the forums is this appreciation – many sellers are quick to take the platform for granted and slate Fiverr for a whole host of reasons, without realising that it’s their site that they are operating on, and without it they likely wouldn’t even have a voice to complain with.
As for my successes, they have been numerable. More than I could have ever imagined when I first signed up and chose this indecipherable name. I reached level two in my first two months, and have seen steady and increasing revenues ever since then. Fiverr has allowed me to travel the world, work doing what I love, and now it has made it possible for me to move out into a new home and office.
With all that said, then: here’s to another 2 years of success, passionate work, and happy clients. Thanks Fiverr!
Analytics breakdown after 1000 sales
- Out of 1000 sales, 843 buyers left a review. That’s 84% of all buyers.
- More than 70% of my sales were from buyers in the United States. Australia next with 10%. My “world domination” is at 22%.
- The largest number of orders I had in my queue at once was 40+
- I haven’t had a featured gig or reached TRS yet (still waiting on it!)
- My earnings after 2 years are more than 6x what they were after 6 months.
- The craziest request I’ve received was from someone who wanted to see “a guitar impale a half-peeled banana, with champagne blasting out from it”. Needless to say I had to turn that one down!
- My biggest achievement was getting my first order that wasn’t $5. It was a simple $20 order for a logo.
Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them. Hopefully, my story inspires you to keep working, and never stop trying to improve both your life and your professional service.