Fiverr is an online marketplace where freelancers can connect with clients.
Five writers described how they got started on Fiverr with no experience.
They detailed their strategies for promoting their work and securing clients.
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Freelance writers can make money on Fiverr in numerous ways, such as writing short Amazon product descriptions or ghostwriting entire memoirs.
On their Fiverr profiles they showcase their “gigs” — the writing services they offer — and their rates. Prospective clients can book them for a job through the site.
Insider spoke with five freelance writers about how they use the platform to connect with clients. They described how they made up to $101,000 a month on the platform.
Rafael Meneses offered clients unlimited revisions and refunds Meneses researched ways to make his Fiverr profile stand out. Courtesy of Raphael Meneses
Meneses, 32, started freelance copywriting on Fiverr in 2019 to make some extra money alongside his university job. By April 2021 he found he was making more than his regular salary through Fiverr.
He looked at other copywriters’ profiles to figure out how to differentiate himself. He said that to land clients as a new freelancer, he offered unlimited revisions and a money-back guarantee. He also said his first gig was still his most popular.
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Alexa Nizam brought her personality to her Fiverr profile Nizam updated her profile to get customers for her freelance copywriting. Courtesy of Alexa Nizam
Nizam set up an account to try out freelance copywriting on weekends and in the evenings alongside her video-production job in 2020. But she struggled to book any clients for months.
After watching a TikTok from another Fiverr seller, Alexandra Fasulo, she decided to use her photos in her gig images and described herself and what she offered in her bio section. She also set her prices low and took any job she could.
Within two weeks she’d landed her first clients. In March 2021, she made $8,000 from freelancing. The following month she quit her job to pursue copywriting full time.
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Gaurav Shrishrimal showcased his portfolio on his Fiverr profile Shrishrimal said he spent about two hours a day working on his side hustle. Courtesy of Gaurav Shrishrimal
Shrishrimal wrote Amazon product descriptions as a side hustle while working on his e-commerce business. He said he made $20,000 in revenue on Fiverr last year working two hours a day.
The 37-year-old used Fiverr to showcase his work, such as copy he’d written, and described his approach so clients would know what to expect.
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Georgia Austin used keywords to improve her profile’s SEO Austin and her team made $101,300 in one month last year. Courtesy of Georgia Austin
Austin shared five strategies for building a profile on Fiverr and securing clients.
She decided to freelance on Fiverr after working full time as a copywriter for brands such as Sweaty Betty, a women’s activewear store, and Nike.
The 26-year-old made her profile stand out by using professional headshots. She researched keywords to tag in her Fiverr gigs and to include in her title and description so they’d appear more frequently in client searches.
Austin made up to $27,000 a month in revenue working on her own, but she hired freelancers to help her meet client demand in 2021. They made $101,300, including tips from clients, in revenue in May 2022.
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Billy McIntyre charged clients low rates for 3 years McIntyre initially charged $0.02 a word to get clients. Courtesy of Billy McIntyre
McIntyre joined Fiverr in 2015 while working at an e-commerce warehouse. He used it to write pitches for brands, then he started ghostwriting memoirs, articles, and novels the following year.
McIntyre landed customers by charging $0.02 a word for his first three years on the platform and saying yes to any gig he was offered.
By 2018 he’d made ghostwriting his main gig and charged $3,000 to write 10,000 words.