Filling in the freelance gap with Fiverr.
When you’re between freelance gigs and you want to keep the funds coming in, try listing some gigs with Fiverr.com. There are quite a few ways to make money on Fiverr.com if you are a writer. While some people actually make a living as a micro-entrepreneur, many writers use websites like Fiverr to bring in extra income between other writing projects. I did some research and an experiment of my own with Fiverr.com to see which gigs were the best for writers on Fiverr.
The Top Four Writing Gigs On Fiverr.com.
1. 500 word (or less) articles
Experienced content writers WILL find work on Fiverr. And the good writers stand out, even in their ads. If you are a native English speaker you definitely have an advantage here. If not, and your location puts you outside an English speaking country you will have to rely on your reviews to garner you more Fiverr work. As an experiment I put up a new Fiverr ad stating I was a freelance writer and would write articles on any subject. I had 4 orders in less than an hour. That was with a gig and an ID that had absolutely no ratings. Here is an example of one of the more popular Fiverr content writing gigs.
2. Press Release
This is a great gig if you are an experienced press release writer. If you’re not, you’ll probably be too slow to make this Fiverr gig worth your while. Remember, you only get paid $4 per gig. Fiverr keeps that extra buck. Publicity Insider has a great tutorial on how to write press releases if you need a refresher course.
All freelance writers are well versed on how to research. Some people don’t want to take the time to do research and will pay you via Fiverr to do it. Keep in mind that the range of research could be simple subject research to extremely difficult research work. Most of the people who offer this gig on Fiverr state they will do research for a certain amount of time thus limiting the research no matter the subject.
4. Scriptwriting And Testimonials
This is another great Fiverr gig if you have experience writing short scripts or testimonials. Many businesses use YouTube for video testimonials. You can get paid on Fiverr to write the script for those videos. They’re usually short and should only take a few minutes to write. Other website owners are looking for product testimonials for their site. These product testimonials are usually written in the first person and conform to the 500 words or less rule.
Microjobs like the ones on Fiverr are just that, small, short jobs. They should take you 15-20 minutes to accomplish. So assess your own skills before you put up a writing gig. Take a few minutes to check out the competition before you place your gig on Fiverr. See which writing gigs are selling well and why. Is their ad copy compelling? Are their qualifications stated? Do they have continued, positive feed back? Mimic their style and you’ll be off to a great start.