If you’re reading this, I assume you’re already familiar with Fiverr’s works. You make “gigs” or small tasks that you complete or sell for $5 each. You ask, is there anyone in this world who can sell their work for $5 or something else for a decent income without working around the clock? The secret is to make performances in small chunks. For example, I have a job doing a book review of up to 150 words. If buyers want reviews longer than 150 words, they must purchase multiple gigs at $5 per gig.
But the real key to starting a successful freelance writing business with Fiverr is that it’s a start. It’s the first step in building your writing portfolio, collecting client testimonials, and understanding what types of writing you want to write and which you don’t. Of course, if your income needs are on the low side (good for you!), Fiverr can provide you with a steady stream of income, which is an end in itself. But I found that Fiverr has some side benefits:
Completing many small orders has increased my writing speed
My composition has improved
Writing is getting ideas for my own work
With all these extra thoughts coming my way, I developed the discipline to pay myself first. That said, I wrote my own articles, blogs, and books the day before turning around and writing a letter to complete the order. For example, the article you are reading now. Yes, I have orders on Fiverr and other freelance sites, six at the moment, but this one is my own and needs to be written down to clear my mind and focus on the client’s needs.
As a freelance writer, there are a few things I don’t do on Fiverr.
Ghost Writer. I thought that if I bleed and cry while writing, I would self-publish and reap the rewards of continued passive income. Why get paid only once, when you publish it under your own name you can earn book rights as well as use it on your own blog or website.
fake reviews. I hate this one, you too! ? I do write honest reviews of books and products I’ve actually read or used (I know what a concept that is!), but I vehemently refuse those who ask me to put 15 reviews they’ve written themselves in their own books. How do you have multiple Amazon accounts? I’ve had it twice when I was selling books from two different places. I got disabled and almost lost my Amazon account – can’t live without my Amazon account! I think the Amazon police force is huge and active!
Overall, Fiverr is a great place to start if you’re starting from scratch as a freelance writer. Soon you will find yourself having to turn down work as the orders roll by.