As someone with 40+ years of experience in media and marketing, I built my freelance business partly from Fiverr.
When I first came here I offered $5 Gigs to “get my feet wet” and once I had a stable of regular clients, I started raising my prices.
I have continued to raise my prices at least annually as my costs continue to climb (internet, printing costs, software updates, my time).
Although I usually advise against creating $5 Gigs, it is what got me started on this platform.
I currently have two non-Fiverr contracts in place that pay me a great deal more than I would ever make here, so I’m fine with Fiverr providing me with “filler” jobs.
That being said, I am lucky to have created some great relationships on Fiverr with professional Buyers I am always happy to work with in addition to my many non-Fiverr clients I had before I came to this platform.
EDIT: I should add that I provide web content (blogs, articles) so a different sort of product to video editing or video production.