Fiverr: put your talents at the service of thousands of people.

You’ve probably heard of Fiverr, one of the biggest platforms for connecting sellers and buyers of micro-services. This marketplace, created in 2010, has since experienced significant growth, offering more than 3 million services (called “gigs” on the platform). Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the platform is ranked 291st most visited site globally by Alexa Internet, and a “gig” is purchased every 6 seconds. In this article, you will learn how to use Fiverr and thus build your online business.

How does Fiverr work?

The platform includes a plethora of services, ranging from drawing to creating a business plan via E-commerce. Thus, everyone will find their account, and if you can’t find the service you want on the site, it’s time to offer it as a seller! The types of service on Fiverr are primarily geared towards entrepreneurship, but you can provide anything and everything as long as it adheres to the “Terms of Service.” Above all, it is a very effective way of outsourcing specific tasks to qualified people at relatively low prices. Warning to non-English speakers: the site and all the services offered are English, although many users are natives of other countries.

How to become a seller?

Fiverr allows anyone to become a seller on the platform, as long as they are at least 13 years old. Once an account is created, you must configure it and put as much information as possible to increase your credibility with potential buyers. After that, it’s time to think about the services you want to offer, and there’s something for everyone: Graphics/Design, Digital Marketing, Translation, Music, Development, Business, and so on.

Once your services are created and defined (price, description, illustrations, etc.), it is time to promote them. And that’s where it gets tricky: Fiverr has hundreds of thousands of users, and even the smallest service market is very competitive. Therefore, you must manage to stand out by the quality, the price, or the speed of delivery of your “gigs” to find customers. Information such as your average response time or the percentage of tasks you completed within the times imposed by the client is made public. It is, therefore, necessary to be rigorous and demonstrate professionalism.

Above is an example of a service where the seller offers to write an article of 500 words with an optimized SEO (we did not call on him to report the one you are currently reading).

How much can we earn?

Here is the most exciting part! The minimum price for a service is $5, and the maximum price is $995. The idea is to have an excellent quality/price ratio to stand out from other sellers, and you have to put prices relatively low while maintaining a high-end service. Thus, you will earn a few euros per hour when you start, and little by little, by gaining prestige and multiplying your sales, you will be able to increase your rates and hope to earn an actual salary (you must then work at full time as a freelancer ).

Above is an example of a seller’s payoff chart.

How to become a buyer?

Nothing’s easier! You have to create an account and search for the service your project requires. The platform is conducive to new entrepreneurs who cannot afford the services of other companies: they can delegate tasks for which they do not have the skills, such as logo creation. No matter what service you are looking for, you will always find professional and qualified salespeople who will be able to meet your request.

Advantages disadvantages

Fiverr is for you if:

· your budget is low

· you prioritize quality and speed

· you wish to outsource less complex tasks

· you want to supplement your end of the month (the more free time you have to devote to it, the more you will earn, the “top” sellers of the platform thus earn significant monthly salaries, often offering their services at several hundred euros)

· you work in a hurry (delivery time can be very fast for some sellers)

Fiverr is not for you if:

· you don’t speak English

· you want to delegate complex tasks (some salespeople can do complicated tasks, but for most, it will take them too long, and they won’t be interested)

· you are not able to have good communication and stand out as a seller

· you do not have any particular experience and skills

· you are too demanding (in this case, it is better to call on a specialized agency)

Conclusion

Fiverr is a complete site (and I could not speak in detail about the extent of what it offers) due to its ease of use and the range of possibilities it offers. He is a critical player in today’s entrepreneurial world, both from the point of view of a freelancer and a buyer. Everyone can hope to find a way to use their skills for pay or unearth qualified workers at low prices. For a French equivalent, we have the 5euros site, which specializes in selling micro-services.

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