How You Could be Making Extra Money One Fiverr at a Time

by A.D Paterson on 25/11/2010

Making extra money, especially during a downturn in the economy, can be the difference between you eating that night, or, in many cases, between you being able to stay in the home that you and your family have grown up in. However, getting that extra money isn’t always that simple to do, and, even if you can, you tend to end up doing something that you really hate – but all that has changed.

In this article we’re going to have a look at a website where you just might be able to start making extra money, and doing it in some of the oddest ways you could imagine.

What’s the name of this site where you could start making extra money?

The site in question is called fiverr.com and it really does give almost anyone an opportunity to make some money online. It’s a site that’s popular, but still relatively unknown by a lot of the people who could benefit the most from it.

What’s the difference between this and the majority of the work from home ‘jobs’ out there?

One of the first things you have to look out for when starting any work from home job is the company asking you for setup or start up packs. Some companies may have a genuine reason for asking for this initial fee, but, this is how a lot of the scammers operate, they get the fee and that’s the last time you ever hear from them – and sometimes never hearing from them again is a blessing.

With Fiverr it’s free to join. The ‘training’ is minimal and you can – in theory – be ready to start making extra money in a matter of minutes. Why is it free to join? Simple; they make more money by taking a commission each time you make money. The advantage to you is you don’t pay anything if you haven’t made anything; the disadvantage is that losing one dollar in every five can add up.

What’s involved in making extra money through them?

Unlike many of the work from home ideas (scams?) that you’ll have come across where you’re stuffing envelopes, making small toys, posting adverts to classified ads, and many others, you’re advertising what you’re willing to do for five dollars.

Each ad you put up is called a ‘gig’ and you can have as many gigs running as you like. Each will be checked to make sure they comply with the terms and conditions of the site and then they’ll be available for the general public to see.

Gigs are many, varied, and often slightly bizarre. The idea is to dream up a gig for something that you can quite quickly so that you don’t spend half of your day trying to do one things that will make you five dollars.

Some people are writing articles, sending postcards, singing, dressing up like a giant hotdog and dancing, doing voiceovers, if you can think of it you can probably create a gig for it. If you do, and you get no takers, it hasn’t cost you any time or money.

As a lot of the companies that outsource projects start to discover Fiverr there’s a good chance that more work will start to go to people on there. For that reason it makes sense to create a few gigs that would appeal to these outsourcers, but there’s still no reason why you can’t leave up some of the stranger things you’ll do for a fiver.

There we have it; how you too could be making extra money one Fiverr at a time.

You can get up and running in minutes and don’t pay a thing until you’ve been paid. On the downside you are paying one fifth of what you get paid each time. You can create a gig for pretty much anything you want, but if you go too wacky you may not get any takers.

The biggest plus side is not paying to join and list a gig, and the biggest downside is that people are starting to expect a lot for their five dollars. It’s best to come up with something that you can do quickly; otherwise it can be a very long job to make five dollars.

However, just remember that with this site, as with any other work from home job out there, there are no guarantees that you’ll start making extra money, but you could have a lot of fun trying, and you won’t be out of pocket for giving it a go.

As always, the search goes on when you’re looking to work from home, or just aiming at making extra money.

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