The Six-Figure Fiverr Entrepreneur

If They Can Do It, Why Can’t You?

David Feldman: financial analysis to brainstorming to writing

Feldman found his way to profitable gigs on Fiverr after making a minuscule amount offering financial analysis gigs on Fiverr. He did it by doing his own analysis on the gigs being offered on Fiverr—by looking at Fiverr professionals with multiple jobs in their queue combined with those who had a lot of good reviews. This led him to offer quick brainstorming services for $5 a pop, then he moved on to small writing gigs, which allowed him to learn a bit about copywriting while he was earning money.¹

Ryan Heenan: preschool music teacher to jingle and video producer

As a music teacher, Heenan made $30,000 a year. But now on Fiverr, he reports that he earns over $30,000 a month producing jingles and videos for a variety of clients.²

Charmaine Pocek: corporate recruiter to resume writer

Pocek started out small in the beginning by revamping resumes for $5. Back in the beginning, she didn’t make a lot of money. “On average, I was making . . . maybe $10–$15 an hour.”³ Then, a year and a half later, Fiverr had upgraded her seller status, so she increased her prices to $30–$50. By that point, she had hit the six-figure mark and was making at least $15,000 per month. She even created a premium offer for executives at $500 to $800 per gig. Within two more years, Pocek had built her Fiverr business, and she was making over $300,000 per year. Not bad for someone who started out by offering $5 gigs!

Levi Newman: Army veteran to copywriter

Newman originally meant for it to be something small to earn extra money, but it built to something much more. Within a year of offering his services on Fiverr, he was making over $10,000 per month.³ “My first couple months I made $800-$1,200, and then it just snowballed. Within six months, I realized I could do this full-time. Since Christmas 2015, I’ve made $10,000-$15,000 a month.”

Red Horrocks: stage manager to voice actress

“At my previous full-time job, I earned $52,000 anually.”³ But with Fiverr, she makes at least $15,000 per month, easily landing her in the six-figure income range. Her business really started to grow after she made her Fiverr profile look more professional.

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

Key Take-Aways:

  • Every new Fiverr entrepreneur starts out at the bottom—you have to do $5 gigs for a while before you can hit your sweet spot.
  • Respond quickly to your potential clients and use excellent customer service skills to foster that relationship.
  • Some days you will have to work long hours, and others, you might only need to work a few hours.
  • Make your Fiverr profile look as professional as possible.
  • Building a six-figure Fiverr business takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. Don’t give up!
  • Start with what you know and build offerings from there.
  • Do your research to discover what makes other Fiverr entrepreneurs so successful. Don’t copy—use what they’re doing as a foundation to drive your unique business.
  • Go above and beyond what each client expects. You never know how much work you could get from that one client you gave amazing service to.

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