What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services with low-cost providers from all over the world.

Regardless of your skill level and experience, there is something you can offer the global market for outsourced services on Fiverr. The available services range from business promotion, social networking and advertisement to funny videos, graphic design and translations to mention just a few. These offered services are called “GIGS” on Fiverr.

The idea behind their brand is to streamline the process of hiring or getting hired as a freelancer.

The online marketplace cuts out the middleman of hiring, firing and HR departments. Smaller businesses can get things done on a more case by case basis and freelancers have the freedom of selling their services at any time to any company.

We Should You Use Fiverr?

1_ No barriers to entry (anyone can join)

2_ You progress and your pay increases as you gain experience and reviews

3_ Has millions of sellers and millions of buyers

4_ Pays you in time (14days approximately)

5_ Has good customer service that genuinely wants to help you

6_ Has built in courses for you to learn more

7_ Easy to use interface for buyers and sellers

8_ Sellers potentially can win buyers through the “Buyers’s Requests” section

Fiverr vs Upwork? Who wins the clash?

There are a bunch of freelancing platforms in the market offering you jobs in various technologies. You can find the articles about 50 best freelancing platforms out there but they really don’t talk much in detail. Where to start? Which platform is best suited to your skill set? Here is a quick overview of the battle between Fiverr and Upwork.

1_ Fiverr started in 2010 as a marketplace where a freelancer can start work starting from $5 only, while Upwork was founded in 2015 after Elance and ODesk merged.

2_ If you are a beginner Fiverr is the best choice. Fiverr offers work with very few skills even at $5. Upwork requires some advanced skills before you can start working. If you have already been doing freelancing for a while you may know that Upwork is more professional. Upwork can be more difficult for newbies too. So Fiverr wins the race in this case.

3_ According to a report in September 2018, 35.95 million users visited Fiverr. A survey in the same month states that 34.7 million visitors landed on Upwork. There are 12 million freelancers and 5 million clients on Upwork. Although, Fiverr has 1 million more visitors but the number of visitors on Fiverr is not constant. So, In the case of the number of visitors, we can say both are the same.

4_ Fiverr has a different working model than Upwork. On Fiverr, you have to offer your services at first by placing a Gig. On Upwork you have to apply for the job after reading complete details about the job. So no comparison can be done in this case.

5_ When it comes to earning, Fiverr starts from $5 to as much as you can earn. You can do a task for a client at any price. On the other hand, you will hardly find a project worth $5 on Upwork. You will find jobs for more amount on Upwork. Upwork wins the battle here.

6_ Finding a Job on Fiverr is slightly difficult than Upwork. On Fiverr, you have to mention each and everything in the Gig and wait for the client to contact you. On the other hand, Upwork makes it clear that you are applying for a certain job with some skill set. So you can get a job if you have enough skills for the project. Upwork definitely wins in this case.

7_ When it comes to quality services Upwork is preferred over Fiverr due to its no-compromise policy for low performers and spammers. They can suspend your account any time if you ignore their rules. Fiverr also have the same policy. Due to its low competency and working model, it is difficult to identify someone with quality services on Fiverr. So, again Upwork is preferred.

Note: This is just a comparison. You can work on any of these platforms.

How much you can make on Fiverr?

Fiverr has 200 categories. Here are just a few of the most lucrative types of jobs on Fiverr.

  1. Graphic Design

If you’re a graphic designer, Fiverr is the right place to sell your services. If you design logos, clothes or cards, consider creating a gig on Fiverr. Starting prices for logo designer gigs range from $5 to over $1,400.

  1. Website Development

Website development is another lucrative job you can land on Fiverr. One of the highly sought-after web development services on Fiverr is in the e-commerce niche. Top sellers charge from $10 for a simple task to $3,000 for a more comprehensive one.

  1. Translation

If you are multilingual, you can use that to your advantage by translating documents and other projects on Fiverr. You can also offer to tutor people in the language and even market their products in that language. Top-selling translators charge up to $370 for a translating job.

  1. Copywriting

Wordsmiths are in high demand on Fiverr, which is what makes copywriting a lucrative gig. As a copywriter, you can review products, write blog posts and website landing pages or author books. A top-selling copywriter commands as much as $795 to create a brand story.

  1. HR Consulting

Human resources consultants perform a wide range of tasks, such as creating employee policies, hiring and job coaching. A single month-long consulting gig can earn you $1,000.

  1. Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is among the fastest-growing ventures on Fiverr. Some of the tasks you’ll perform as a social media marketer include audience research, monitoring social media platforms and posting content to them, and campaign creation. As a social media marketer, you can earn anywhere from $100 to $2,500 per gig, depending on the tasks the buyer wants you to perform.

  1. Influencer Marketing

If you have many followers on social media, you can earn a good amount of cash on Fiverr. Several businesses and individuals are willing to pay you to advertise their brand on your social media channels. The price for this service depends on the number of followers you have or the conversions the buyer gets, but an Instagram account with 200,000 followers can make $150 promoting a product, business page, brand or another asset.

  1. NFT Artist

You can make great money creating art and then selling the digital rights, in the form of non-fungible tokens, to collectors. Top sellers are getting as much as $1,300 to create NFT art collections.