At a Glance
Fiverr is an online marketplace where people can buy and sell services, known as “gigs.” Buyers peruse available gigs and choose the one they want, and once they do, they provide the seller with all necessary details and the seller gets to work. Once the seller completes the work, the buyer leaves a review and rating and pays the seller.
Sellers set their own prices for services, which can make completing gigs a very lucrative option depending on what you’re providing. And, while having more experience and expertise can help you sell gigs faster, you don’t always need to be an expert to make money.
Here’s a list of the top gigs on Fiverr, as well as tips for starting your profile and finding and landing the best gigs.
Top gigs on Fiverr
1. Content writer
From website pages to blog articles, video scripts, podcasts, and more, if you have an educational background or experience writing, there are a variety of content gigs on Fiverr. It seems like an easy job, but not everyone can do it well. Skills like writing, researching, copyediting, creativity, and SEO knowledge can help write content to generate traffic and engagement.
Anyone with a website or social media channel likely needs a writer who can deliver quality content, and the better you are and the more you take on, the more you can charge.
2. Writing CVs, cover letters, and resumes
According to Indeed, if you’re job hunting, you should apply to 10-15 different jobs each week, or two to three jobs per day to increase your odds of getting the attention of hiring managers. But they also recommend making sure you customize each job application for the specific company and position.
Thousands of people are submitting CVs, cover letters, and resumes each day, and many of them are looking for assistance (either because they don’t have the time, don’t want to take the time, or are looking for expert assistance to help make their application stand out). If you’re a freelance writer or editor, you can get paid to help people find new jobs. Prepare for success by familiarizing yourself with what makes a good resume, must-have keywords, and common red flags.
A proofreader is typically one of the last set of eyes on a piece, doing a final once-over to ensure there are no spelling or grammar errors, formatting is correct, and it’s ready for publishing. Copywriters are move involved throughout the process, not only ensuring grammar, spelling, and style are correct but also potentially re-writing or re-structuring.
High-quality proofreading and copyediting can add unique value for clients beyond what they can do themselves using services like Grammarly. No one wants to put out content that’s not perfect, so they will hire someone else to ensure their content is strong.
4. Logo design
Businesses small and large want a unique, memorable logo, and they are willing to pay for it. You’ll likely need some experience in design and have the flexibility to create concepts and make adjustments as you go to ensure the business is satisfied. Someone hiring for logo design will want their brand to be recognizable, so you’ll need an understanding of existing logos, laws around copyright, and how to create a feeling with an image. Ultimately, you’ll be turning words and a vision into a reality.
5. Graphic design
Infographics, book covers, article layouts, advertisements, pamphlets, flyers, business cards, and more – from corporations to bloggers, there are a variety of needs for graphic designers and many choose to hire freelancers to get the job done. Your primary goal may be to make difficult data more digestible in a visual way or create promotional materials that stand out and align with a brand, telling a story about a business and what it has to offer.
If you have photography skills, you can have a decent side hustle taking and/or selling photos on Fiverr. This art does require technical skills and knowledge with a camera and likely photo editing software, but with this ability, you can cater to the needs of a variety of clients such as brands and businesses, events, websites, and more. Especially with the importance of a presence on social media, having solid and stunning photos to accompany posts promoting businesses and individuals can be quite a gig.
7. Photo editing
Photoshop is one of the most popular image-editing tools, and those who are good at it are in high demand (even if you aren’t taking the photos yourself). Images play a critical role in marketing, branding, sales, and storytelling, and virtually every business and brand needs edited, strong images for things like blog articles and websites, social media, marketing and promotional materials, and more.
8. Social media marketing
Billions of people use social media, and according to recent research, it’s estimated that more than 30 million small businesses in the U.S. use social media to reach their target and existing audiences. However, many of these businesses struggle with their own social media marketing, both organic and paid, because they don’t know how to do it successfully or they don’t have the time. That’s where you can come in.
As a social media marketer, you can help businesses create a content strategy, organic posts, or paid ads, or monitor their brand online. It’s helpful to be fluent in Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook, and Twitter, knowing what’s trending, how to get people to engage with and click on your content and ads, and generate conversions for your client.
9. Email marketing
In terms of return on investment, email marketing is still king – the average ROI through email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent. Whether you’re working on email ads or newsletters, lead generation or customer nurturing, physically creating and coding emails, or general email strategy, you’ll find a variety of opportunities to help businesses with this valuable marketing tactic.
10. Marketing/digital marketing strategy and development
If you’re a marketing professional with education or experience to back it up, some companies or brands may pay you to help them develop and/or execute a marketing or digital marketing strategy. They may have some ideas for you to execute, or look to you to pitch ideas and provide breakdowns of strategies that can help them boost their online presence, generate leads, close sales, and retain existing customers.
If you’re versed in Google Adwords, social media ad campaigns, programmatic ads, traditional advertising (such as buying print ad space or out-of-home), or similar tactics, you can not only help with strategy, but also with designing or buying space to help generate traffic, leads, and sales.
11. SEO management
Search engine marketing, or SEO, is the process of improving a website to increase its visibility on search engines (like Google). This includes technical configuration, content, and links. If you’re doing any kind of content production you should be familiar with SEO, but you can also offer expertise in incorporating high-ranking keywords, creating meta descriptions and URLs, and implementing both on-page and off-page SEO tactics to help a website be more visible online.
12. Video editing
Similar to Photoshop image editing, the desire and need for skilled video editors in today’s content-driven, digital landscape is high. From TikTok and other social media videos to video ads to films, you’ll have tons of options to choose from. However, it’s also a competitive area because you can also command some of the highest rates on Fiverr. Choose a niche that aligns with your particular skills and that is also in demand.
13. Web development and design
There’s no shortage of people needing help developing and designing websites on Fiverr. Knowledge of SEO, graphic design, and even programming and coding can be helpful. You may be asked to help make a website look great through images, content, and design, maximizing user experience. Or, perhaps you can help build a website with a WordPress (or similar) template or even from scratch. You’ll find jobs to fix up, maintain, or renovate existing web work.
It can also be helpful if you can troubleshoot, answer questions, or even provide training.
14. Voiceover work
If you have a good voice and talent for narration, you could take on voiceover gigs on Fiverr. Each gig will have different requirements and your voice may not work for all of them, but recording your voice and finding a niche can open doors for voicing training videos, advertisements, and even books. If you can speak multiple languages that’s even better and can open you to even more opportunities.
15. Virtual assistant
Virtual assistant tasks depend on the client, but you’re largely responsible for making your client’s life easier by doing things like scheduling, travel arrangements, responding to emails, taking phone calls, and more. Doing this virtually allows business owners and clients to digitally outsource their tasks, giving you both more flexibility.
Leetcode, python (and other coding languages), and iOS app development are all examples of coding gigs you may be able to find on Fiverr. Put your skills toward training, app development, web automation, python scripting, and more. These skills are rather specialized but in high demand, so you can charge higher rates if you’re good at what you do.
17. Product descriptions/reviews
Whenever you buy something online, you’re likely reading the description of the product to learn more about it and what makes it better than other options. While these descriptions seem simple, clean, strong descriptive copy can make the difference between someone buying the product or not. Almost every product displayed online needs a product description, and businesses post gigs on Fiverr to hire people to write those descriptions. If you have knowledge of search engine optimization and keywords, you’ll help the product stand out even more online.
Writing reviews is a little easier. In this case, you’d provide your opinion on a specific topic, product, or service, and get paid for it. This can include books, products, mobile applications, and more. Pretty simple and straightforward, this doesn’t necessarily require expertise or experience, and you can write a review in just a couple of minutes.
Audio files from presentations, meetings, interviews, etc. won’t do much good as an audio file, which is why companies will hire transcribers to convert them to text. This job doesn’t really take experience or skill, though being a fast typer and good listener can be helpful, and you can easily do it from anywhere, any time. The faster you can accurately transcribe the audio, the more valuable you’ll be and the more you can charge.
If you have background or skill working with financial data, bookkeeping can be a very well paying job. These tasks can include managing payrolls, budgeting, tax returns, invoicing, and managing bookkeeping software. These gigs are especially fruitful for online businesses or entrepreneurs, helping them to manage their finances so they can grow their business.
How to join Fiverr
Before you create a Fiverr account, you need to know the difference between types of accounts (though by default, all accounts created are buyer accounts).
- Buyer accounts have the ability to purchase orders (gigs) from sellers on the platform.
- Seller accounts have the ability to offer their services through gigs to buyers on the platform.
- A business account allows you to get your freelance work organized in one central place with enhanced capabilities, but can only be used for buying and cannot be converted to a seller account.
If you are wanting to create and deliver the gig, offering your own services, you are a seller. A buyer is the person who purchases or orders those services.
To create a Fiverr account:
- Go to Fiverr’s homepage and click Join.
- Enter your email address and click Continue (or, you can join with Facebook, Google Connect, and Apple Connect).
- Choose your username. (Note that this is your display name and is within your Fiverr URL, so choose this wisely. You cannot change your username once it’s been created).
- Choose your password and click Join.
You are now registered, and you’ll receive an email to activate your account. Within the email, click Activate Your Account.
To activate your seller account:
- Log into your Fiverr account.
- Click on your profile picture.
- Select Become a Seller in the dropdown menu.
- On the page you’re redirected to, click Become a Seller again. You must watch three videos on how to use Fiverr as a seller.
- Once the videos are complete, you’ll be directed to tips on what makes a successful profile and what to steer clear of. Click Continue.
- Complete the mandatory fields.
- Link your account to other social media channels (if desired).
- Phone verify your account.
Then, you can create your first gig to offer your services.
How to find and land the best Fiverr gigs
Competition on Fiverr can be fierce but certain skills are in high demand, so it’s important that you follow through and land the best gigs to make the most money. A few tips to help you land those gigs include:
- Optimize your gig title and description. Think search engine optimization – what would someone search to find your services? What keywords will help you stand out? Use those terms strategically when writing up your gig. Make sure everything is free of typos or grammar errors. You should also add an image to help your gig stand out.
- Find a niche. The more specific your gig is, the more likely you are to get hired. Details can help set you apart and help the clients who will truly benefit from your service find you. It can also allow you to charge more.
- Always respond quickly. If a buyer reaches out to you, don’t make them wait for a response. Plus, Fiverr tracks your response rate and can rank your gigs accordingly. Try to communicate with interested buyers within 24 hours or less every time.
- Start small. Charge what you’re worth, but Fiverr is based on a competitive pricing system. Unfortunately, in order to win gigs in the beginning, you may need to start with lower pricing and gradually increase them as you get reviews and complete gigs.
- Ask for reviews. The Fiverr platform essentially requires reviews in order to progress. Make sure you’re not only doing great work to earn those high ratings, but you also ask clients to leave you a review if they are satisfied with your work. The more and higher reviews you have, the more likely it is that buyers will want your services.
- Create a variety of gig listings. To get the best chance of having some of the best Fiverr gigs, create a greater variety of listings. Try things to stand out, especially as you’re starting out.
This depends on the client, the gig, and your expertise. The most important thing is to focus on what you’re good at and more likely to sell. Focusing on your strengths (vs. the market) will likely get you higher rates.
There are a few Fiverr gigs that don’t necessarily require experience or expertise. Some of the tops include proofreading, virtual assistant, transcribing, and writing product descriptions and reviews.
Fiverr’s website is relatively easy to use, getting paid is guaranteed, and you can offer multiple gigs in the same place while setting your own rates. However, Fiverr takes 20% of your earnings, and it could take a while to find work when you first get started. To make it worth it, start with a lower rate, watch out for scammers, respond to buyers quickly, and ask for reviews.