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Fiverr is a freelancing site where people(buyers) can pay in advance  for services  such as social media marketing ,web design,copywriting etc.This is done in the form of ‘gigs’ completed by freelancers .The money paid is split between fiverr and the freelancer at an agreed percentage  . Fiverr is home to thousands of freelancers who make a kill from it .Here is how to get around fiverr for a beginner and what to expect when you sign up .


On fiverr you basically  set up “gigs” which are advertised services that you define. Clients shop for someone to do a job they need completed and choose to hire you via one of your gigs.This means that you need to work on your profile making sure it represents your abilities as much as possible .


1.Setting up your profile

In order to set up your profile, you need to create an account. This is how it’s done according to fiverr seller help centre .

2.Creating an Account

You will need to create an account to buy or sell on Fiverr.

To create an account:

  1. From the Fiverr homepage, click Become a Seller.
  2. Click Become a Seller.
  3. Enter your email address and click Continue.
  4. Note: You can also join with Facebook and Google Connect.
  5. Choose a username.
  6. Note:
    – Your username cannot be changed once you’ve activated your account.
    – Your username is your display name (within your Fiverr URL), so choose it wisely.
    – Your username can be up to 15 characters max. and cannot contain special characters.
  7. Choose a password and click Join.
    You are now a registered user on Fiverr. An email will be sent for you to activate your account.
  8. Note: This activation link in the email will be valid for 30 days. After 30 days, when logged in to Fiverr, you can click Resend and you will receive another email also active for 30 days.
  9. Within the email you receive from Fiverr, click Activate Your Account.

When you set up your profile you will set up how you’d like to be paid. I use Paypal but you can also connect your Stripe account. Transferring money (once it is cleared for withdrawal) is easy and my money posts to Paypal as soon as I transfer it.

Your profile should include a professional photo of you, as well as a summary of who you are and what kind of services you offer.

You will also have the opportunity to take tests to show your proficiency in different areas. Here are the various tests available to you to show your skills and what areas you can show mastery:

You also will want to add some skills and your education background as well as any certifications you have to further show your credibility to any would-be clients:


3.Setting up your gigs

There are a great many services you can offer on Fiverr.  You can offer web services, create book covers or advertising graphics, design websites, proofread, edit, and write, among other things. Consider the services you do best and offer these gigs first.

Fiver pros and cons

There are pros and cons for any platform and Fiverr is no different. Here are a few of the ups and downs as I see them.




Be professional at all times. Be courteous and friendly at all times. Be firm because many clients will ask for extra work beyond what was agreed to — this is a good time to offer an additional “special order” for them even if only for 5 or 10 bucks, at least you get a little for the extra time.

Answer your messages as soon as possible.

Turn in your orders before completion time. You are able to request more time for an order but the client will have to approve the request.

Offer add-on services. Keep the order within the scope of what has been ordered, but also be helpful with follow up. Offer add-ons that can help to boost your profits and provide more value to the client.

Don’t sell yourself short for too long. There is a balance between being inundated with low-paying orders and being priced higher but getting fewer orders. As your reviews increase, so should your fees until you are charging enough to make it worth your time.

Watch out for scammers — there are scammers on fiverr .Do not respond to spam messages.

Contact support if you have an issue. 

How Fiverr works differently than Upwork

On Upwork, you set up your profile and then you shop for jobs. You are the one bidding for work and trying to find the jobs that work for you. On Fiverr, the reverse is true.