How to Sell on Fiverr and Make Money (An In-depth Guide)

What is Fiverr, and how does it work?

What services can you sell on Fiverr?

  • Although there’s no rule to this, it’s advisable to pick no more than 3 services and focus solely on them
  • Sellers should only render services that they are very good at

What are the requirements to sell on Fiverr?

  • Phone number
  • An email address
  • A photo clearly showing your face
  • A bank account or online wallet (to receive payments)

How to set up a Fiverr seller account and start selling

Create a Fiverr seller account

  1. Go to a web browser (Chrome, Opera, Edge, etc). Paste or click into the URL address box
  2. Locate and press the Join button
  3. On the next page, provide your email address
  4. Create a unique username
  5. Create a password
  6. Tap on “Become a Seller”
  7. On the next page, glance through the content and press the “Continue” button

Setup your Fiverr seller account profile

  1. On the next page, input your full name
  2. Upload a picture that shows your face clearly. You should have taken this picture before starting your Fiverr seller registration and saved it on your device
  3. In a few words (600 characters max), describe your expertise and the services you want to render to clients
  4. On the next page, add your language skills and indicate your level of proficiency in each language
  5. On the next page, select an occupation from the menu. If your occupation is not on the list, click on “+ Add New” to manually input it
  6. Indicate the time (number of years and months) that you have been in that occupation
  7. On the next page, add between 2 to 5 skills you’re very good at
  8. Provide info about your university education and other academic details
  9. If you have certain certifications, add them on the next page. If you also have a website that contains your portfolio, you should add it as well
  10. On the next page, tap on “Continue”

Complete your Fiverr seller account registration

How to create and publish a gig on Fiverr

Create a gig on your new Fiverr seller account

  1. From the menu bar, click on gigs and then “Create A New Gig”
  2. Give your new gig a title (80 characters max)
  3. From the drop-down menu, select a category for your gig
  4. Most categories on Fiverr also have sub-categories. Select the one that best describes your services
  5. In the “Search Tags” box, input possible search terms and keywords that clients are most likely to search for whenever they want to hire a service like yours
  6. Indicate whether you want to offer a single package or 3 packages. If it’s 3 packages, they will be Basic, Standard and Premium
  7. Enter a name and delivery period for each package
  8. Set the number of revisions, upgrades and extras you want to offer for each package
  9. Enter a price for each package and click the “continue” button

Publish your Fiverr seller gig

  1. On the next page, provide a detailed description of your gig
  2. Input frequently asked questions that your clients may want to ask (optional)
  3. Type in information and the materials that you will require from your clients if you’re to embark on their project
  4. Select the type of answer you want the client to give. Clients can give a Text, Multiple Answers or an Attached File, depending on what you prefer
  5. Although it’s optional, you should add samples of your previous jobs (including jobs you did outside of Fiverr)
  6. Go through everything and cross-check. If it looks good, go ahead and hit the “Publish” button

Brief advice for new sellers on Fiverr that are yet to land their first client(s)

How to withdraw your earnings and receive payment on Fiverr — Available withdrawal methods

How much does it cost to sell on Fiverr? How much percentage does Fiverr charge?

Conclusion on how to sell on Fiverr and make money



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