I decided to do a little post on my experience using Fiverr as my side hustle for money.
I was paid to post legit comments on reputable blogs and articles, and made quite a bit of money writing up promotional material for authors.
Many of you who write are probably interested in making a little extra cash and to put something on your resume, but I am telling you now, be careful with many of these sites.
Writing online can be fun and rewarding, but being careful and trying to build your own platform and brand is key here.
Okay, so let’s talk about it…
Why Did I Start Using Fiverr?
I began using Fiverr because people were talking about it.
I also wanted to make money. Simple as that.
What did I do on Fiverr?
I started out just helping people get traction for their blogs by posting well thought out comments that were keyword dense. Eventually I realized that my love of reading could be marketable too, so I would promote author’s books on my social media after reviewing it in full or in part.
Do you have to be an expert?
It is preferable.
If you are passionate and relatively good and what you do. Go for it. In my opinion we should always look into perfecting our craft and professionalism should always be high.
What can a person do on Fiverr or what makes the most money?
You can offer ANY gig on Fiverr(within legal limits of course!). From my research, the most popular gig offers are for making promotional videos. If an individual or company wants you to try their product and review it in a video, that is what seems to be selling like hot cakes on Fiverr.
And it is super easy to do and make tons of money too.
Another popular gig is writing and designing. You will have to figure out your niche.
Is the pay good?
I will say this. I charged only five dollars for my gigs and once Fiverr took their cut and then Paypal took their cut, I was left with earnings of $3.92. No lie! But it added up quickly. I made probably $50 bucks or so off of my gigs when I was serious about it.
Why did I leave?
Here is the straw that is breaking the camel’s back. Poor camel!
I left because one bad review can take your popularity down a notch. I had just made top seller and one- just ONE of my customers was upset because she/he did not read my gig right.
Also, Fiverr took down one my writing gigs because it failed Terms of Service…? They did not give me details of how that happened and it was very shady how they did it too.
This does not mean Fiverr is a scam, but it made me rethink my business model.
My Journey to Freelance Writing Freedom
I don’t have all the knowledge yet on my new writing venture, but I do know this. I am tired of writing for companies that twist your money and work any kind of way just so you could earn pennies.
It is disgusting.
I now spend my days studying and honing my craft even more, submitting to literary journals and other places and getting my name out there.
If you are serious about becoming a writer-preneur then the first step is perfecting your craft and hosting it on your OWN website. I don’t have a domain yet but I will soon.
I am interested in how many of you are living your life free to write. Comment below or give this post a like!