Last updated on September 14th, 2016 at 02:38 am
With over 3 million registered users and over 3 million gigs as (at the time of this writing), Fiverr is no doubt one of the world’s largest freelance marketplaces. And the numbers keep increasing by the day.
While the rapid increase in number of users and services means more profits to Fiverr’s owners, it’s not something you should be glad about if you’re selling your services on Fiverr or are planning to join the platform for that purpose.
Why? Because the more the number of users — especially freelancers — the stiffer the competition.
If you want to have a better understanding of what I mean, try searching Fiverr for services like article writing, SEO, graphic design, or logo design. You’ll see thousands of freelancers offering these services. And many of these freelancers are old users who have garnered hundreds to thousands of positive reviews.
So, if you’re planning to sell such services, you might have a hard time landing your first client or even making headway afterwards.
Now, how can you make money on Fiverr despite the stiff competition? The answer is simple:
Avoid the highly competitive gigs!
Truth is, there are many other services that you can render on Fiverr, which are offered by only few other freelancers. In fact, those gigs are far easier to handle and deliver than the highly competitive ones.
Here are ten in-demand 10 Fiverr gigs that are easy to deliver:
1. Blog commenting gig
Many bloggers and webmasters are still getting great SEO results from blog commenting. But rather than spend their time on that, they’d rather hire someone else to do it for them. So, consider creating a gig like, “I will leave 20 comments linked to your blog on other people’s blogs”.
Similarly, bloggers people don’t just want to see “No comments” on their blogs, and they’re ready to hire you to leave relevant comments on their posts. You’ll make money from such bloggers by creating a Fiverr gig like, “I will leave 3 comments on your blog daily for 5 days”.
2. Blog comment moderation gig
Comment spam is one of the biggest headaches of bloggers. Moderating comments with the aim of cutting out spam comments left by bots could take a lot of time, and many bloggers are willing to pay someone else to handle this for them.
So, consider creating a gig like, “I will moderate comments on your WordPress or Blogger blog for 7 days.” If you render your services well, most of your buyers will keep renewing their payment for your gig after every 7 days. To me, that’s cool.
3. Video testimonial gig
With consumers attaching more credibility to video testimonials, there is booming demand for video testimonials by sellers. And Fiverr is one of the places these sellers turn to, to get cheap video testimonial done for them.
So consider creating a gig like, “I will make a 2 minute video testimonial for $5”. All you have to do for each buyer is to read and speak out the script you’re been provided with. It’s that simple. And you don’t even need a digital camera if your smartphone has a good camera.
A smart way to make extra cash with this gig is to write the script yourself or promise full HD video quality, which might require using a camcorder.
4. E-book or video delivery gig
If you have created — or have purchased full rights to sell — an information-packed e-book or video on any subject that many people are yearning to learn, you can sell it as a gig on Fiverr. All you have to do is create a gig that promises to teach the buyer what the e-book or video contains.
For example, if you’ve created or have resell rights to en e-book or video that teaches how to lose 10 pounds of extra weight in one week, simply create a gig like, “I will teach you how to lose 10 pounds in one week.”
This type of gig is very easy and quick to deliver, since all you have to do is forward the download link to the buyer.
However, note that it is unethical and illegal to sell an e-book that you have no rights to sell.
5. Audio/video transcription gig
If your ears are keen enough to pick every detail from audio and video recordings, then this might just be the perfect gig for you. All you have to do is create a gig like, “I will transcribe your audio or video recording.”
This gig is easy to deliver, since it only entails listening to the recording provided and typing the words out in written text. However, you will have to specify in your gigs description, the maximum length of the recording you’re willing to transcribe for $5. Then you can charge extra for anything longer than that.
Bear in mind, too, that running this type of gig will consume lots of data, since you will have to download audio and video recordings, which are usually large files.
6. WordPress blog installation and setup gig
As easy as the whole process might seem, many bloggers are just too busy or lazy to set up their new WordPress blogs themselves. They’d rather hire someone to handle that for them. And that opens a huge door of opportunities for those who have mastered how to install a new WordPress blog and get it ready for blogging.
Even if you don’t know how to install and set up a WordPress blog, you can learn it in just one or two days. And you can start making money by doing that for other people on Fiverr.
7. Website landing page design gig
Truth is, most webmasters suck at landing page design. And rather than waste their time on something they will never get right, they prefer to hire an expert on Fiverr who would give them something aesthetically appealing and technically amazing.
If you have a solid background in landing page design, you can make decent monthly income by rendering your services to clients on Fiverr. Most clients understand the importance of landing pages, and how designing them badly can hurt their business; so they’d rather hire you.
8. Proofreading or editing gig
If you’re a stickler for perfect grammar and have zero tolerance for grammatical, punctuation, spelling, style, and consistency errors in any piece of writing, then you’ll make a great proofreader or editor. And one of the best ways to make money from this skill is to create a gig like, “I will proofread or edit your document.”
Be sure to specify the maximum word length of the document you’re willing to proofread or edit for $5. Anything longer than that can attract an extra charge.
Please note that you must have a good grasp of English grammar to create a gig like this. If you don’t have keen eye for errors or are not sure, don’t bother creating a proofreading/editing gig — or else, your clients will “kill” you with terrible reviews.
9. Social media promotion gig
If you have a massive social media following, such a Facebook page or Twitter handle with 100,000+ followers, then you have a money spinner! There are many clients who come on Fiverr, looking to pay people like you to just promote their products or services on your social media account.
To get noticed by prospective clients, all you have to do is create a gig like, “I will promote your business to my 120k+ Twitter followers.” It goes without saying that a gig like this is very easy to deliver.
Even if you don’t have a massive social media following, why not buy a Facebook account with 100k+ fans or a Twitter account with at least 50,000 real followers?
10. Product review gig
When it comes to winning the hearts of customers, product reviews are far more effective than short testimonials. This explains why business owners visit Fiverr in search of product review gigs. If you’re a very good writer, then you can make money consistently by creating a gig like, “I will write a 500-word product review.”
So, if you really want to start making a decent income from Fiverr as soon as possible, consider creating any of these 10 gigs. Except for the landing page design gig, all the gigs require no technical knowledge. And where you have to learn them, you won’t have to go through a steep learning curve.
What gigs are you presently offering on Fiverr? Do you know of any gig that should have made this link? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends. 🙂
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