How to Make Money Writing Articles on Fiverr
Aside from writing my blog, I always wanted to use my writing skills and maybe even make some money with them. I'm writing a book right now but it will take a while to finish it, not to mention publish it.
I'm the type of person who likes to look into the opportunities, especially if they are online based jobs. I always double-check these "work from home" type of jobs on Google. I found out about Fiverr.com somewhere in a forum post. What is Fiverr exactly? It's a smart idea: people offer their services (let it be anything from writing, doing video testimonials, creating websites to giving business advice) for $5. Because $5 is not an amount that's incredibly high, it's the perfect amount for most quick gigs. And the sellers can collect a nice sum with some hard work.
Tips if you are thinking of starting to sell your services on Fiverr as a writer:
- Create only express gigs (promise to deliver within 1 day). This way you'll get lots of orders and start building up a good rating.
- Create at least 5 different gigs within the writing category. I found that writing video scripts is one of the gigs that you can make quick money with. Writing a 1:30 video script should not take long so you can get a lot done. I think it's one of the best gigs out there - it's actually a lot of fun, because you might see your writing become a video at some point. If you have good grammar skills, you can offer proofreading. Some people might need documents to be typed up so if you are a good typer, you can add that to your gigs, as well.
- Make sure that the writing you send to the buyer is not only error-free but visually pleasing to the eye. They will feel like they were served by a professional and will definitely order more.
- Do your homework. Do a little research about the topic you are writing about. Maintaining a high overall rating is very important to stand out of the crowd.
- After you reach Level 1 (which takes 30 days and 20 sales), you will be able to add gig extras to your services. This means that you can charge more money for a lenghtier article for example. Have a look around Fiverr to see what others are offering.
- Beware of writing product reviews. I don't usually feel comfortable writing a review of a product I have never used. But it's up to you, as I see, it is also a category in demand.
You would be surprised to see how many people are in need of someone to write-up a blog post, an article or even an email for them. And so far, I found Fiverr legit. Of course, there are always people there who are less reliable than others but reliable accounts are the ones that will make it big. I wouldn't say I have made it big but it's nice to make some extra money on the side. Now, I make about $100 a week but it's growing, since I became a Level 1 seller. If you are a quick writer, you can earn even more than that, I believe.
I genuinely recommend Fiverr to those people who know that success won't come overnight. If you just give it a chance and start it now, in the future, you will be glad to have signed up for it.
PS: One thing I forgot to mention: Fiverr's website takes $1 off of every payment of yours, so you'll get $4 in the end. But don't let this turn you away! Look at it the way I did: I would be practicing my writing anyways so even if they pay a couple of dollars for it, it's better than earning nothing! You can build up a nice portfolio, as well as gain returning customers.