This post is a Fiver review, a detailed post that explains all you need to know about this website.
Fiverr is a good platform where skilled individuals (Sellers) and employers(Buyers) meet to exchange services for money.
This is going to be my Honest Fiverr review as a successful seller on the platform and I will share with you single detail on what you need to know about this freelancing platform called Fiverr.
Grab a cup of orange smoothie and have a fun read. 🍹
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a freelancing marketplace where you buy and sell services. This freelancing marketplace since its establishment in 2010 has proven to be the best alongside Upwork.com.
Currently, Fiverr has about 3millon gigs(services) on its database, this is to say that Fiverr is a very popular freelancing marketplace to boast such a number.
The name FIVERR is derived from the basic amount sellers charge for their service on Fiverr which is $5. This is to say that sellers cannot charge below $5 as their basic pay for a seller.
However, sellers can charge as high as $20,000+ for their services on Fiverr.
How Does Fiverr Work?
Fiverr works just like other freelancing websites. Sellers as they are called on Fiverr list their services(Gig) and interested Buyers initiate conversations or purchase the gigs of sellers that meet their demand.
Fiverr here serves as a middle man between the seller and the buyer. When the buyer places an order on a gig, Fiverr takes hold of the money. The seller goes to work and when done, submits the work.
The buyer takes over critiques the work and accepts if he/she is satisfied, marking the order complete.
As long as the order is marked complete Fiverr takes 20% from any amount the buyer paid and gives 80% to the seller which will be available for withdrawal after 2 weeks or 7 days f you are a top-rated seller on Fiverr.
Hold on let me break it down for you 😍
A buyer paid $100 for one of your services/gigs on Fiverr. You will get to take home $80 and Fiverr takes $20 as a service charge.
Kindly note that the 20% is static and the same for any money earned on Fiverr, Tips included.😇
yes, Fiverr takes 20% from tips given to you by buyers too. I guess a price we have to pay as sellers.
Want to signup on Fiverr? Start here.
What Is Fiverr Gigs?
Any time you hear GIg on Fiverr just replace it with service. Fiverr gigs simply mean services sellers offer on their profile.
These gigs vary and are classed into categories depending on the type of service.
On the Fiverr website, you will Graphic design category which houses so many gigs such as logo design, Game art, NFT art etc.
These gigs have a price ranging from $5 up to $10,000 depending on the type and nature of service.
Is Fiverr Legit?
Yes, Fiverr as a freelancing website is 100% legit. The website is highly secured and users’ data is well stored and payment details are well protected.
Fiverr over the years has been of security on their site. You can see this when sellers try to join, there is a long process to verify the identity and also the skill set of that individual so as to keep the marketplace as safe from scams as possible.
On the part of sellers, I for one have made money on Fiverr and still making money on Fiverr. However, I can’t say the same for the sellers and buyers.
There are legit and trusted sellers who deliver on any service also there are sellers who are not what they advertised on their gig page.
The same goes for the buyer on Fiverr, there are buyers who find opportunities to con sellers. Some buyers will manipulate the system and steal your work without paying for it.
They do this by initiating a chargeback on PayPal which Fiverr honours and cancels the order after the seller must have delivered on the job.
As a buyer or as a seller you just have to be careful and do due diligence when doing business on Fiverr.
Common Fiverr problems Fiverr sellers and Buyers should know
Fiverr charges buyers 10% on every purchase they make and 20% for sellers.
As a Fiverr seller, it takes 2 weeks before you can initiate withdrawal unless you are a top-rated seller, then you will just wait for 1 week.
Some sellers deliver an order but not to your specification, you can contact the seller to fix it or you can request for revision on the order page.
As a buyer, if a seller fails to deliver your job on time, the first thing to do will be to contact the seller to fix the issue, but if you got no response you can cancel the order when the time is due.
Just a bonus point, for Buyers, Fiverr has a chat system in place, you can always communicate with a seller, on video call as well just to make sure you get the best quality service from the seller.
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Fiverr Sign Up
The Fiverr signup process is very simple for sellers and buyers alike. Though it gets easier for buyers, for sellers you should take time to set up your profile as you will require more information than buyers.
If you want to join Fiverr click this link and start your Fiverr journey as a seller or a buyer.
Fiverr provides you with many signup options, you can signup using any of the following;
👉 A Facebook account
👉 A Gmail account
👉 An email account
👉 An Apple ID
The signup process will be a lot easier for buyers but a little complex for sellers.
But never worry, I have a video tutorial on how to signup on Fiverr 👇
Buying On Fiverr
Buying experience on Fiverr is very smooth but let me paint a picture of how it happens. As a buyer logged in on your Fiverr account, you can simply go to the search bar and type keywords related to the service you are looking for.
Fiverr will present you with a lot of gigs related to your search, you can simply go through each and every one of them and order.
Below are things you should look out for before you hire a seller on Fiverr
👉 Take a look at their reviews. Reviews tell a lot about the service a seller offers. If the positive reviews outnumber the negative ones, then that’s a good sign.
👉 Take notice of sellers that are online at the time of your search. You can tell by the green icon beside their profile.
👉 Do well to always have a chat with the seller before you place an order. This is to make sure that the seller understands your project and will be able to deliver.
👉 Always ask for the seller’s portfolio or past work he/she has done.
👉 Don’t let the Fiverr seller ranking get to you, the Fiverr ranking has little to do with the quality of service.
👉 You can get a great service from a level one seller than a Top-rated seller on Fiverr.
👉 Always communicate extra requests with the seller before you place your order to avoid cancellation.
Fiverr Review: Final Thoughts
Fiverr is a legit website for sellers and buyers alike. As a buyer, or a business owner Fiverr is a place you can find great talents that will help grow your business.
Likewise, the sellers who are service providers Fiverr offers you a great start, a great customer base and a platform to work remotely while you make money.
As I mentioned earlier you just have to be on your toes and careful to get the best out of the platform. As for intending sellers, I highly recommend Fiverr as a place to get started and build a successful online business.
You just have to offer quality service, be dedicated, resourceful, and patient and trust me with time all the hard work will pay off.
Want to signup on Fiverr? Start here.
💞 from Tony Obum