Fiverr is a site where you can spend five dollars on a variety of different services. Some of them are, in fact, a steal of a deal, whether you’re looking to promote your blog or get some video editing work done.
However, while you will likely find some useful offerings to take advantage of, it isn’t just a place where you can enlist the help of others. You can also become a service provider yourself and allow community members to place orders with you.
Granted, you would have to serve a lot of people to earn a decent amount of money. The good news is that service providers do have the opportunity to offer “gig extras” or value-added service components to earn more.
Naturally, it is also one way you could earn money from your own home apart from your job. Any income sources you can create outside of work are hugely beneficial to amassing your personal wealth.
The other great thing about Fiverr is that you can utilize whatever talents and assets you already have. If you have a really popular website, you can leverage it. If you’re good at drawing, you can leverage that. No doubt you can come up with some personal advantages that will assist you in marketing your services.
I have a little bit of experience with Fiverr, and I have noticed that their terms can be a little tricky to abide by. You can’t really self-promote, meaning you can’t include images of other brands or logos in your ad (including your own). Fortunately, they will let you know if there is anything wrong with your posting, and will also give you instructions on how to correct it.
As far as promoting your service goes, I’m not sure what you can do besides the typical social media and blog routes. I suppose you might be able to make up classified ads to draw attention to it, and as you become a known figure on the site, you would probably be featured more prominently in the individual category pages or on the homepage.
Ultimately, you’ll have to figure out a way to make it worth your while. Commit to giving your buyers value, but don’t over-commit. If there’s something you think you can do in 30 minutes (or even 60 minutes or less), and still have it add value to the world at large, you’ve probably hit upon a sweet spot.