6 Confident Tips To Help You Make Money on Fiverr

Devyn Sharel
7 min readAug 11, 2021

How I earned an impressive $6000+ on the platform

A person sitting and counting several 100 dollar bills in their hands.
Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

In July 2019, after spending a month on Fiverr promoting gigs for photography editing (and no luck on anyone purchasing it), I realized that I had a gig I created a while ago for ghostwriting services. So I decided to reactivate it because what did I have to lose?

About less than a week after reactivating my gig post, something life-changing happened. Okay, maybe not life-changing per se, but it significantly impacted the beginnings of my life as a freelancer. I got a message from someone inquiring about writing a partial chapter for their novel. Needless to say, I scored my first customer.

Since then, I have had over 50 customers (some recurring), maintained a 5-star rating, and earned over $6000 in revenue. I’m not stating this to brag on how great I am with all the positive views and praise, but rather to focus on how I could do it in the first place. You might be wondering how to score your first gig with a client on Fiverr or another platform. And most importantly, how to earn money while doing it. Well, here are a few tips to help you if you’re struggling.

Make a great first impression.

  1. Make a Great First Impression. When you set up your profile, remember that you are a seller. Most importantly, you are a business — one of many sellers on the platform. Thus, part of that job is to market yourself in a way that makes you stand out. But I’m sure you’ve heard that before. But how do you do it? You’ll want to have:
  • A great profile picture. Preferably, not one of you taking a selfie in your bathroom, although if you take a selfie pic, make sure it’s in a place that isn’t too noticeable or distracting. But overall, selfies aren’t a deal-breaker. My current profile picture is a selfie. Fiverr (or other platforms) will tell you to have a professional image, but I feel that advice may be relative. As a rule of thumb, have a picture that shows the best version of yourself (like you’re going out in public) instead of the bedhead or ‘running to the grocery store’ version. Also, do not use a picture of anyone else besides yourself. Fiverr will verify this.
  • A standout bio/description. I’d say this is probably the most important…
Devyn Sharel

Fiction writer & poet. Film enthusiast. I write topics on TV, film, poetry, and entrepreneurship. Instagram: @devynsharel