How to sell on Fiverr?

While talking to your best friend, you discovered Fiverr, a platform where you can showcase your digital skills and supplement your salary. Intrigued by the subject and, above all, by the possibility of earning a little extra money, you rushed to the computer to create your account on Fiverr and post your first sales ads. But unfortunately, not all of your attempts were as successful as you hoped.

If that’s the case, don’t worry. This guide can help you and tell you how to sell on Fiverr. In addition, it can tell you the type of services you can offer on Fiverr and the costs applied by the service. You will discover the detailed procedure for creating a seller account and publishing your first ad on your computer and on your smartphone and tablet.

What can you sell on Fiverr?

Before getting to the heart of the matter and explaining how to sell on Fiverr, it may be helpful to know the types of services offered on this platform and the commissions applied by the service for each successful order.

If, therefore, you are wondering “what can I sell on Fiverr,” know that you can create ads for the sale of digital services, such as creating a logo, optimizing a website, translation of a text or the sale of an online course. Currently, there are 7 main selling categories and over 200 sub-categories available on Fiverr including:

– Digital Marketing: this is the section in which it is possible to offer services related to web marketing, such as the creation of social campaigns, SEO optimization of websites and much more.

– Business: for everything related to the business world, from financial advice to creating job presentations.

– Lifestyle: this is the ideal category for those who want to offer online courses and food, spirituality, and much more.

As well as graphics, writing, video, music, programming…

Posting a for-sale ad on Fiverr is entirely free when it comes to costs. However, the service receives a 20% commission for each successful order. Also, you should be aware that payment by the buyer is immediate but charges are not credited until the work is completed, within 14 days of delivery of the order.

Selling on Fiverr by Computer

Selling on Fiver by computer is a quick and easy process. First, you need to create an account and enter as much information about your work experience and skills to increase your sales opportunities. Then create a Gig, that is to say, the sale ad for the digital service to be offered on Fiverr, and wait for the first orders.

To continue, go to the main page of Fiverr, click on the “Become a seller” button at the top right and, in the new screen displayed, press the “Become a seller” button. Now, if you already have an account on Fiverr as a buyer, choose the Register option and log in with your credentials, otherwise, select one of the available entries in Continue with Facebook or Continue with Google to register for Fiverr using your Facebook or Google account.

You can also enter your e-mail address in the “Enter your e-mail address” field and click on the “Continue” button for the traditional registration by e-mail. In the latter case, also enter your username and password to be used on the service in the “Choose a username” and “Choose a password” fields, press the “Join” button, and click the “Continue” button four times in a row.

In the Personal Information section, then enter your first and last name (in the First and Last name fields), click on the camera icon visible next to the Profile photo option, to upload a photo of yourself to use as your profile picture, and enter a description of your job, work experience, and anything else you think is needed to get more sales opportunities in the Description field (at least 150 characters).

In the Languages section, indicate the languages you speak and your skill level in the Language and Skill fields, and press the Add button to add the language in question to your profile. Next, press the Add New button to add new languages; otherwise, press the Continue button to enter the Business Info section.

Now, specify your professional experience (Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, etc.). To add new professional experiences, click on the Add unique experience option and repeat the above procedure. Next, specify your Skills and skill level: Beginner to indicate that you are a beginner; Intermediate if you have a good level of knowledge and Expert if you are an expert. For example, if you previously indicated that you work in digital marketing, you can enter SEO as a skill and indicate your level of knowledge in this field.

In the Education and Certification sections, if you wish, indicate your background and the courses you have taken. Although this information is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended to enter as much information as possible to create a professional profile that will allow you, later, to have more sales opportunities.

After clicking on the Continue button, choose to link your Fiverr profile to your social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google) by clicking on the corresponding Connect button and continue by clicking on the Continue button.

In the Account security section, press the Add phone number button to add your phone number: it will not be visible to the rest of the users, but it will help you verify your identity and inspire more confidence in potential buyers. Then enter your phone number in the “Enter your phone number” field and choose to verify your identity by phone call (Verify by call) or by SMS (Verify by SMS).

Once your phone number is verified, go to your inbox, locate the email previously sent to you by Fiverr, and click Activate your account to confirm your email address.

Finally, return to the Account Security screen, click the Continue button. In the new screenshot shown, enter your gig title in the “Gig Title” field, select a category (Music.

To better understand, let’s take a practical example: if you are an expert in SEO (so you know about content optimization for search engines) and your intention is to make your knowledge available to improve the positioning of the websites of interested users, select the Digital Marketing category, then the SEO subcategory, specify the type of service offered from the available options (Competitor Analysis, Off-Page SEO, On-Page Optimization and Technical SEO).

Then enter a maximum of 5 keywords in the “Search Tags” field and click on the “Save” button.

Once you have made your choice, create the purchase packages by entering their name, description and specifying the delivery time and price, then press the “Save and continue” button and enter a description of the service offered (maximum 1,200 characters) in the “Description” field. If you wish, in the Frequently Asked Questions section, you can add FAQs (possible frequently asked questions) that may be useful to the buyer and click on the Save and Continue button.

In the Tell your buyer what you need to get started screenshot, enter the information you need to do your job in the best possible way (maximum 450 characters) that the buyer will need to provide to you after you buy your service, while in the “Build Your Gig Gallery” section, upload at least one video, image or PDF file that best sponsors your offer or shows your previous works.

Finally, click on the save button and proceed and press Publish Gig to publish your ad. To see the list of Gigs published, click on the Gig item in the main menu of your account and in the Active Gigs section you will see the list of active ads and their statistics (views, clicks, orders placed, orders canceled, etc.)

To apply the changes to a single Gig, click on the down arrow icon corresponding to the order you are interested in and choose the Modify option. You can also choose one of the available items from the menu that appears on the screen: Pause to pause the announcement and not receive new commands; Share to share your ads (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, etc.) and get more visibility; Delete to delete the announcement and Add video to add new files to the Gig in question.

If, on the contrary, you want to consult the orders received, select the Orders item from the top menu, choose the order you are interested in and click on the button to accept it. Automatically, a countdown will appear according to the delivery time you indicated when creating the ad. Once you have completed your work, return to the Orders section, choose the completed order, and click the Deliver Your Order, Upload Job, and Deliver Job buttons to send the job to the buyer.

Sell on Fiverr from smartphones and tablets

If you’re wondering if you can sell on Fiverr from smartphones and tablets, know that through the Android and iOS app, you can create your own account, view your listings, and manage your orders, but you can’t create new gigs or change your profile information.

After downloading Fiverr from your device’s store, launch the app in question by tapping on its icon (white Fiverr on a green background) and choose the Become a Seller option. On the new screen that appears, press the Continue button and tap Sign In to access your account.

If you are not already registered on Fiverr, choose the option “Connect with Facebook” to register using your Facebook account, the option “Connect with Google” to create an account on Fiverr using your Google account or press on the “Sign up with Email” button to register using your email address.

In the latter case, enter the required data in the Email, Public username and Password fields and press the Register and Got it buttons. To complete the registration and activate your account, go to your inbox, locate the email sent by Fiverr and click on the Activate your account button inside it.

Now start the browser installed on your device (e.g., Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS), link to Fiverr’s official website and check I’m not a robot option, to prove that you are a user “human “. Next, press the ☰ button at the top left and choose the Login option, to access Fiverr with the data created previously.

After logging into your account, tap the ☰ button again, tap the My Dashboard item and choose the Start Selling option on the new screen. Now press the “Become a Seller” button to enter your personal data, information about your education, skills, work experience and complete your seller profile.

As the procedure to complete your seller profile and to post an ad on Fiverr from a smartphone and a tablet is identical to the one already described in the previous paragraphs, you can follow the instructions for the procedure of selling on Fiverr from a computer.

Once your first sale ad has been posted, you can manage orders through the Fiverr app. To do this, launch the latter, click on the More visible item in the menu below and tap on the View as seller option, then go to the Home section to check your profile statistics and get an overview of your income.

To manage your orders, click on More again, locate the Sale section and click on Manage sales to see the list of orders received. By tapping on “Buyer requests” you can read buyer requests. By accessing the “Promote your Gig” section, you can share your announcement on Facebook and Twitter or send it to your friends and acquaintances by e-mail, SMS or WhatsApp.

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