It was three in
the morning and my mind was exhausted. Not
from being awake at such an ungodly hour of the
“night”…no, it was far more than the act of
simple sleep deprivation.
You see, the root
of all evils, or so it’s called, was missing
from my pockets. In fact, I had so little
money that night that I was beginning to
consider any and all desperate imaginative means
available to reverse my broke polar hold that
seemed to be continuously chained about me.
powerful search engine…save me from my broken
ways!” I prayed as my finger tips tapped out
every form of I’M BROKE…SCREAMING FOR HELP that
I could think of.
Could it be
some amazing heroic answer was there among the
website lists…surely there was some kind of
savior to pull me from my “find some nickles to
buy a dollar burger” days.
Weird…what a truly odd name! What the heck is
it? "Real winner." I chuckled, like a jackass
behind my screen. My eyes traced over the vague
description once, twice, three times before
making my plunging click of doubt.
'Fiverr - a
global online marketplace offering tasks and
services, referred to as 'gigs' beginning at a
cost of $5 per job performed.'
desperateness to feel a crisp $5 bill of my own
within my hand was haunting me and so I read on,
clicking link after link until I decided to take
the eventful plunge for myself.
Here is what I
Fiverr is an
amazing hook up for buyers and sellers alike.
selling your own body and soul (or the bodies
and souls of your fellow countrymen), Fiverr is
pretty much a massive, world-wide market place,
housing all shapes, sizes and forms of talents
and services being offered up for sale.
writing and video making to personalized poems
mailed in small glass bottles…the list goes on
and on and on.
It’s a magical
realm where all kinds of human beings can show
off their cleverly marketed gifts; and unlike
other “art selling” type sites where traffic to
trap buyers seems nearly non-existent, Fiverr is
Buyers will find
you on Fiverr…and the most beautiful part?
It’s FREE of upfront costs. Each $5 sale
you make, Fiverr takes one dollar for their
Some people feel
this is highway robbery, but from the
perspective of an avid Fiverr seller, NAH…it’s
really not. It’s actually pretty epic, you
just have to use your smarts for how many of
these “Fiverr’s” you will charge for your
particular gig offerings.
creative writing gig, for instance, is based on
personalized quotes. The interested buyer
contacts me with their needs, I scout it out,
and then I quote them the cost before they
This saves both
parties hassle and ensures you deserved money
for your sweet time.
Every Money Kitty
Has it's Bad Sides... me-OW!
Fiverr can take a
while to pay ya; sometimes up to three weeks
depending on their processing speeds at the
time. Silver lining here – they pay you
directly to your Paypal account…and once they
credit you for withdrawal and you request your
moula…it is instant baby. I’m talking
within a minute, you’re going to see that money
in your hungry Paypal account.
Another thing to
be ready for – annoying buyers with patience and
communication skills similar to the level of
I’m trying to
make you laugh but, yes, as in every customer
service field of the great big world, you will
have those occasional buyers that are just
little dried up sour lemons that sadly fell on
your happy green patch of Fiverr.
All the sweet
sugar and smiles in the world will not change
their discontented countenance to anything but
disgruntled, so don’t feel bad when they come
out of no-where and rain on your fun Fiverr
My Sticky Sweet
I made over $500
dollars in my first couple of weeks on Fiverr.
There is money to be had on this site all my
fellow money hoper’s.
You don’t have to
have the most incredible talent of all time…you
don’t’ have to work your knuckles raw. All
you have to do is think of something you enjoy
doing and offer it forward.
There are countless writing gigs on Fiverr,
and yet I make quite a FAIR bit among them.
You can too.
If you are an
introvert like me, or you just want that freedom
of your own hours, sipping your coffee in your
PJ’s as you “work”…yeah, give Fiverr a try.
You can post up
to 20 gigs worth of stuff…it’s 100% free to use
and enjoy. You get paid directly to your
Paypal account or into a money card…and the sky
is truly the limit of what you can offer and do!
Have fun out
there, and feel free to contact me, Steph, with
any questions or guidance along the way.
Believe me, I’ve been there, searching for great
money maker ideas from home. This is a