Fiverr Tutorial | Make Money Freelancing With Fiverr In 2024

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Make your first $100 online by freelancing on Fiverr. Use this Fiverr tutorial to learn the exact steps to start getting clients from Fiverr.

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When I started out on Fiverr, I was a student at University. I came across it one day by accident when I was probably looking for another job. So I checked it out, signed up, created a gig to do with writing sales letters. Although I didn’t actually have experience at writing copy at the time.

However, I setup the gig knowing I loved doing selling and writing. I never thought in a million years someone would actually make an order. but lo and behold they actually did. It was from a realtor in the US, and they gave me a glowing review. From there, I was getting more and more orders.

Moral of the story is this.

Even if you you don’t think you’ve got anything to sell. Create a few gigs that fit your skills and niche down. From there you’ll start attracting people to your gigs. If you package your gig right, they’ll order from you without hesitation. All that’s left is that you deliver the best service for them to give you 5 star reviews.

Once you get 5 star reviews, the Fiverr algorithm will push you up the search results. Higher up the search results equals more clients.

If you want to start top sell on Fiverr easily and make your first $1000 this month, follow this tutorial.

Fiverr Tutorial | Make Money Freelancing With Fiverr In 2023

What Is Fiverr?

Fiverr is a leading online freelance marketplace where you can sell gigs.

On Fiverr, you can hire a freelancer as well as work as a freelancer. In just a few minutes after reading this tutorial, you can set up your Fiverr account and start posting gigs.

Fiverr is completely free to join and you can post any kind of gigs on Fiverr. You can work from whatever place is convenient for you. Freelancing has become a well-known career choice now. A lot of people prefer it because of the comforts that it promises.

As a freelancer on Fiverr, how much you earn is totally up to you, Change your rates anytime you want and charge whatever rate you want.

How Does Fiverr Work?

So now you must be wondering what are these gigs? Simply put, gigs are like offers.

For example, you can post a gig that says ‘I will write an essay for you for $5’ or something like “I can edit a video for you for $100”. What you’re doing when you post a gig is that you are making an offer. An offer to do something you’re good at for money. This is how you make money from Fiverr.

Sounds pretty simple, right? But it is a bit more difficult than that. There will be millions of gigs offering the same service as you on the website. Stand out and get orders after you have created a gig by promoting and driving traffic.

No matter what freelance website you choose, this will always be the case. It’s easy to create an account, but getting actual jobs can be difficult sometimes. That’s why I’ve created this free Fiverr tutorial to help you on your road to success freelancing on Fiverr.

Decide Your Niche

Choosing a niche for your online business is essential. Your niche is the service you will be providing and who to.

To choose which niche service you’ll be providing, you’ll look at a broad niche such as writing for your gig idea. From there, narrow it down so you’re super-specific.

Super specific what writing services you’ll be offering. Will you be offering

The list goes on and on.

How do I find my online business niche?

Find your niche by getting super specific in what areas you’ll be providing an online service, go onto Fiverr.

Fiverr shows you on the menu (when you’re using the buyer dashboard) the full range of services offered in each niche.

Fiverr tutorial choosing your niche

Choose your niche as to who you’ll be providing the service for. Who you’re going to be providing the service for needs to be a group of people you naturally talk to on social media. Not only naturally talk to, but have a need for your service.

The two things must naturally link together and make total sense. It’s no good offering services to help with a dropshipping store when you talk to life coaches on Instagram.

How Do I Find A Profitable Niche For My Business?

To have a profitable niche, offer services that your ideal customers are looking for. If you do speak to life coaches and want to provide writing services. Take a look at their businesses and work out where you might fit in. For example, life coaches could want

  • Transcription services for their YouTube videos and podcasts
  • Blog writing
  • Ghost writing for an eBook
  • Email copywriting
  • Facebook Ad copywriting

When you’ve created gigs on Fiverr (using this tutorial) offering these services, create a link, and drop it onto your social media bios. A link so people can go straight to these offers. Learn here how you can turn your social media account into a lead generating machine.

This is your profitable niche and now you need to create a brand that attracts your ideal customers.

Create Fiverr Gigs

Fiverr gigs is where freelancers who are new to Fiverr should focus first. This is truly where to begin in understanding how Fiverr works.

Your Fiverr gig is how you’re going to show your expertise, keywords that you want to get known for, and attract buyers.

To create a gig on Fiverr, you need to go through these 5 stages

  • Overview
  • Pricing
  • Description and FAQ
  • Requirements
  • Gallery

Create Fiverr gig

In the overview and description, you need to consider you need to really consider keyword research on Fiverr. These keywords are the keywords used on Fiverr search that buyers are using now to discover gigs.

For the FAQ’s, your thinking about the buyer and what questions they would have about your gig. To do this take a fresh look at your gig and think like a buyer.

What questions would you have. Make a list and write clear answers to them.

When you’re creating your pricing, think about the 20% service fee that Fiverr charge you. Yes, you’ll be paying $1 out of every $5.

Requirements are essential in every gig you create and you can’t publish your gig without them. To create requirements think about what you need to fulfil the order. What information do you need from the buyer.

Gallery is simply adding an image or video to your gig. This image or video will be added as a thumbnail for your gig. So you need to make it attractive.

A clever (but) free tool to create attractive images and videos is Canva. Make sure that you check out the sizes of the image and video on Fiverr first before using Canva.

Now you’ve gone through all the stages of creating your first Fiverr gig, it’s time to publish it.

What to do next

Before you start creating Fiverr gigs make sue that it’s something that is in demand right now. Grab the workbook that’ll help you create a gig that’s attractive to buyers and convert.

Although if you’re thinking that you’ve got nothing to offer you should check out these 5 Fiverr gig ideas.

Branding

Branding your Fiverr gigs is an essential part of this Fiverr tutorial.

We’re not talking just about fancy graphics (although that is part of it). It’s also about the brand message and writing descriptions that get your brand message across to the right people.

So let’s start with the gig images as part of your branding.

How do I create a brand on Fiverr?

To create aesthetically pleasing Fiverr gigs, create cover images that are aligned with each other.

Fiverr tutorial gig images

Canva is the tool I use to create gig images.

Choose a template such as the social media templates to make sure that you fit the required size.

For Fiverr gigs, the required size for the images is 550 pixels by 370 pixels.

With the pro version of Canva, you’re able to create a whole brand.

Choose specific colors and fonts to create a seamless brand for your Fiverr gigs and marketing. Use this brand to promote the gigs on social media, Pinterest, and blogs.

Developing your brand gig images, consider that it’s the first thing that buyers see. See of you whilst skimming through all of the rest.Create a seamless less brand that’s eye-catching and tells the buyer that you’re exactly who they’re after.

Publish Your First Gig

Publishing your first gig there are many steps that you need to go through first.

  1. Overview
  2. Pricing
  3. Description & FAQ
  4. Requirements
  5. Gallery & Publish

Overview

This is the very first step that you have to go through and set out the basics of your Fiverr gig and why it’s so important to talk about in this tutorial.

Complete this step,

  • Come up with a catchy title
  • Choose your category and subcategory
  • Write 5 tags.

These tags help Fiverr to understand precisely what your gig is about and letting buyers find your gig easily.

When creating the tags consider the mindset of your buyer.

How they would describe the service they’re seeking. This will help you to choose the best tags to write.

Scope & Pricing

Second step to creating a Fiverr gig, you create a bit more detail about what your gig entails.

Here you need a bit of copywriting skills as it’s the first thing buyers will read about your gig when they click on the image.

You can create either 1 or 3 packages for each gig.

These are generally represented as basic, standard, or premium. For each package you can choose a specific scope, deliver time and price.

Delivery time you can choose from are 1 day – 90 days. Obviously depending on what is being required from the buyer as to how long you need to create a quality piece of work that’s not rushed.

Pricing, contrary to popular belief, it’s not just $5 that’s being charged but that’s the minimum. You can charge anywhere up to $10,000 if the package is truly worth it.

You just need to create a service that’s high in demand but has not too much competition for people you want to serve.

More importantly, to charge a higher price, you really do need to be able to deliver a product or service that goes beyond the client’s expectations.

Surpass the client’s expectations and they’ll rave about you on their review. You’ll get more clients this way.

Description & FAQ

In your description you have 1200 characters. Make every one of those characters count!

In your description, treat it as your pitch to your ideal client. Tell them exactly what you do, why they should care, your past clients, and why they need to buy your gig above anyone else’s.

Here’s the line that’ll really help you

If you have any questions or want to see my portfolio, send a message today and I will get back to you promptly (or in a specific timeframe).

Ending the description with a call to action that doesn’t include buy right now, you’re allowing the buyer to ask you questions and learn more about you.

Use the private messages to get to know the buyer and really position yourself as the freelancer to buy a gig from.

Custom orders and negotiation in the DM

In the private messages, you can show them your portfolio and create a custom order.

Custom orders are fantastic when the client wants something a bit different from the package you offer them to buy from but still want the same thing.

For example, if you’re an email copywriter and the client wants a different amount of emails written than what you’re offering. This allows you to start negotiating the rate and time for this task.

Keep in mind the pricing and time has to be aligned with the other packages.

Requirements

Take great care with this step. Here you can ask questions to the buyer when they’re making an order of your gig. Questions so that you completely understand exactly what they’re wanting from you.

Consider exactly what questions you need to ask your buyer. Think carefully about this as you don’t want to waste your time afterwards asking your new client loads of questions about their order.

After all, you should just be getting on with the task at hand, not getting further details.

Only get these further details with follow-up questions if something is unclear in the order they made. This will make you look more professional.

Giving the clients confidence that you’re going to give them precisely what they need.

Finally, after you’ve done these 3 important steps in creating a Fiverr gig you can add files to the gallery and publish the gig.

Files to add to the gallery are the gig image, video, audio, or PDF. In Fiverr’s rules, you cannot add portfolio samples. Only add files that further clarify to the buyer what your service is.

Show the buyer your portfolio, get them in the private messages and upload samples.

Get Your First Orders

Understanding The Fiverr Algorithm

Not getting any orders or you got orders but then they’re not coming in as fast?

Then you might have a problem with the Fiverr algorithm.

Before you start feeding the algorithm, you need to understand how the Fiverr algorithm works.

The Fiverr algorithm works depending on

  • Amount of orders
  • Ratings/Reviews
  • Conversions from impressions to sales

As a new freelancer on Fiverr, you’ve not got much orders or reviews. For example, you can’t compete with a freelancer who’s got 500 orders done and a 4 star rating.

You’ve got no chance, forget about it.

So what you need to focus on is conversions from impressions to sales.

Impressions are people who are looking at your gig and deciding there and then if they want to work with you. To start feeding the Fiverr algorithm, you need your impression to become a sale.

Do this by making your gig attractive. Attractive copy that speaks to the client’s pain points and desires.

Do your keyword research using the Fiverr search bar. Optimize your gig with the keyword and also your profile bio. The clients want to be sure that you’re the go-to freelancer to solve their problems. A real expert in your niche and not a jack of all trades.

Getting Your First Orders

You’re a new seller on Fiverr hence why you’re reading this tutorial, so it’s instantly harder for you to get clients. You’re at the bottom of the search results and no rankings or reviews to show you can be trusted.

This is why you need to set up a social media platform that will attract buyers.

Fiverr does allow you to share your link straight from your profile to your social media account.

But just posting a link that’s basically saying hey, buy from me because I can do this service. It just doesn’t work out.

What does work is creating a dedicated social media account that provides valuable content. Then another to drive traffic to that valuable content.

Ever heard of the saying ‘content is king’. Well this is so true. When you give valuable content you get sales.

So using the keyword research, take a look at the keywords being searched for right now in your topic and create a piece of content around it. Content that gives valuable information such as how to solve a surface level problem. Then end with a call to action which is to buy your done for you services.Doing this just builds the know, like, and trust factor. When you’ve got this then you’ll grow your social media following. Leading to more sales on Fiverr when you pitch your leads on social media.

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Conclusion

Summarize Fiverr tutorial and make money on Fiverr

Anybody can make money with Fiverr as this Fiverr tutorial has shown you. All you need is to know your niche. Choose a niche of who you’re going to provide a service to and what they need. Then design services you can offer to them. Once you’ve done this you’re ready to publish your first gig. 

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