That is a pertinent question! I've heard a lot of conflicting answers about whether you can earn income online with Fiverr or not. So I joined to find out. And now I'll say, “It is possible.” But… you do have to spend some time to study the site and do some reading – there is a learning curve. If you are creative and put in the effort, you can get results.
So the more relevant question is then, will a stay-at-home-mom who doesn't have a lot of free time, be able to make money on Fiverr? The answer is still yes. And your next question… but how?
First let’s take a look at Fiverr:
What is Fiverr anyway?
Simply put, Fiverr is an online platform where people buy and sell services (and some products) called gigs starting at $5. The price can go up by increasing the complexity or speed of delivery of the gig, but the base gig is always $5.
The gigs can be nearly any service you can think of – if it is something people need or want, they will go for it. The obvious categories range from writing or proofing to designing apps or webpages, from doing voiceovers or making short commercials to moving your website to another domain for you. But then there are also gigs like the one which offers to write a short message in the froth of a cup of cappuccino coffee. (That particular one had 1291 buyers at the time of writing this.) Talk about creative! The possibilities are endless.
Fiverr is free to join. It has an active forum containing a wealth of information to help anyone get started. Though most of the tools to help you build your gig(s) and manage your business are self-explanatory, there is plenty of support in the form of information on the site and even more from other members.
How does it work?
You create and publish a gig, you promote it, get clients whom you respond to in a timely fashion, deliver the gig to them and get paid. It is as simple as that. Well, simple means: you do have to create a gig people want, and promote it so that people find out about it so they can order it. But that is all part of the learning curve I mentioned earlier.
Can you succeed?
- Interested in the idea?
- Ready to learn?
- Ready to ask questions and get help?
- Ready to organise the free moments you have to work towards a goal?
- Patient enough to get through the learning pains?
- Aware that it is not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme?
- Aware that it takes real effort?
- Aware that if you don’t have a lot of time, you can still reach your goal, it just may take longer?