Is fiverr a good place for newbies?


#1

Hello everyone,

I came to fiverr with high hopes after a friend of mine told me how much she was earning monthly. It has not been a smooth journey after nearly 1 month as the sales I had were only through direct referrals.

I was wondering if fiverr is a place to start a career at all or I need to cut my expectations? Maybe I need to tweak some things around my gig?

Emily


#2

Hi ya @transpro_usa and welcome!

You can make a living on Fiverr, my partner does. What about adding some more gigs so you have more chances of being found.

I read your gig and I think you need to take out everything that says you are new because it doesn’t shout expert. I also think you need to proofread your gig because there are a few words missing that would flow better.

And as someone who doesn’t know your industry, what does hq mean?

Good luck!


#3

No, fiverr is just a hobby, you won’t make a living out of this.


#4

Fiverr is Shop Street
Gigs r Shops.

Deppends on your goods & prices :slight_smile:

and so on …

PS. With ur native English u can do good money - I see a lot of …


#5

Like any business, building a business on Fiverr takes time. I’ve been here around 18 months and I currently make a reasonable full-time wage just from Fiverr. I believe it is important to explore other ways to earn as a freelancer too though as Fiverr income can be very inconsistent for various reasons.
Look through the Tips For Sellers category and you will find a HUGE amount of tips and advice to get you started.


#6

Hi @transpro_usa

Yes fiverr is a good place for newbies too. i’m a newbie. i’ve started my journey on 01 May, 2017 and till now i’ve earned 31.2 dollars. I don’t have any specific skill. but i have patience and good planning ability. I think you will get fiverr very useful soon. best wishes for you.


#7

Actually I make a living JUST from working here. :slight_smile: :heart: Haha I travel year round and work really (I mean REALLY hard) for three weeks and then take a week or so off for vacation and travel. I love this platform, without it I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. Haha

In response to @transpro_usa I started here as a semi-beginner. I had taken several college courses and extra classes to learn how to write, edit, and format. However, I now feel I am much more experienced and that is solely through working here and practice. So as long as you can provide quality material and service, Fiverr is an amazing opportunity!


#8

You have less than 300 reviews, multiply that by 5, been here for over a year, how is that a living


#9

Many people spend considerably more than $5 per order.
I think I have had 4 or 5 $5 orders in the past 2 months.


#12

Hi @transpro_usa, and welcome to Fiverr! :slight_smile:

In answer to your question, yes, Fiverr is a great place for newbies, and you’ve made an excellent start. I had a look at your gig, and your description etc. are spot on. When you’ve got a few more reviews, you can add packages and gig extras to increase your average sale.

Are there any more skills you could make use of? You can have up to 7 gigs as a newcomer, and it’s a really good idea to make the most of them.

Good luck! :slight_smile:


#13

Well, in a short answer, no
:slight_smile:
People saying yes have barely made over 2k in years, how is that a living? I on the other hand earn 3k + every month in a real job.
Well thats my opinion. :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#15

BTW @transpro_usa - it’s impossible to tell how much money anybody makes from Fiverr by looking at their reviews etc. many variables are at play - the % of buyers who left feedback, the average amount of each order, which as you’ve read can be way beyond the basic $5, custom orders etc.

Don’t expect any Fiverr seller to tell you how much they make, that’s private between them and their accountant! :wink:


#16

Spot on.

I haven’t sold a $5 service in months.


#17

First, just because there are 300 reviews doesn’t be mean I’ve only done 300. Many don’t leave them.

Also, please dont be mean. All I was trying to do was help share my own experiences and support/reassure a new member.

My orders are rarely $5. I have repeat clients and good work ethic that help make sure my income is enough. I definitely make a living here. Enough to pay rent, travel, and pay off student loans.

I only work total around 7 months a year, and I’ve only been here for one year. So it makes sense I don’t have many reviews. We all have different ways of working, so please don’t think just a few reviews means less income.

Edit: Typing on the app… haha


#18

A great pity you felt you had to explain yourself @madyr9228, but I’m sure the OP will have appreciated your original post as fantastic encouragement, as indeed I do!
:heart:


#19

Hi! I did not see your gigs but for Buyer Request has work for me! try on! good luck!


#20

Hi! I did not see your gigs but for Buyer Request has work for me! try on! good luck!
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#21

It works for people who do not live on USA. For I do not know how is for people who lives on USA or others countries!


#22

Sigh, you might want to read these articels :wink:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2016/05/31/how-these-3-people-make-6-figures-a-year-on-fiverr/#719787021df2


#23

Hi @madyr9228

I truly appreciate your contribution in this particular post. And I apologize on behalf of the ignorance of @oscar_98

I can’t disclose what I make monthly, but it is more than @oscar_98 makes in his “real job” and I don’t even have up to 300 reviews.

Not all clients leave reviews and 70 percent of my orders are via custom orders.

To answer @transpro_usa , you can make a living on fiverr alone, but there is a lot involved. Good luck Emily!!!