Saturday, June 3, 2017

All About Making Money on #Fiverr as a #Proofreader, #Writer and More! #WAHM

I stumbled on in April of 2013 when I was looking for a way to make money from home online to pay off some mounting dental bills and other things and my husband had FINALLY given in and suggested we get Internet at home.

I was not disappointed. I immediately had a full queue of jobs and found that I could customize my gigs ... if I was not busy I could put my gig on a 1-day delivery time. If I was full up, I could change it to a 29-day delivery time to discourage new orders. Give it a shot. It's a versatile way to make money online. It's free to sign up, and I'd love it if you'd use my referral code.

Starting Out
I don't know if I just got lucky or what but people gave a newbie a try and soon I had good reviews coming in and more jobs. I was so busy at one point in 2013 that I was outsourcing, which was a total mess.

I shut down my outsourcing situation and tried to keep up with the work on my own but soon had no life and my kids were eating too much fast food all summer. I got a bad review because I was hurrying through my work and it all went to hell for a while. It picked back up and then I overused Vacation Mode.

Just in the last few months I have gotten back on and made a decent income again. I've done many different gigs on Fiverr besides proofreading so poke around to see what else you can offer. I put my delivery on at least 3 days so that keeps my orders low enough to manage. The main guy who does 24-hour delivery basically works full-time all day long doing small jobs. The client is charged $5 and you receive $4. At first I thought that was robbery but now I realize THEY are finding the clients for me pretty much so I will happily take my $4 for proofreading 1,500 words. I got more orders when my gig was for 2,000 words but it was taking too long to proofread that for $4 with so many non-native English speakers sending projects my way. Those projects just take longer because they require more time and reworking.

June 2018 update: I now charge $5 for 1,000 words (remember I get $5 of that). If I get a tip, they also take 20% of that. If the rush fee is ordered, Fiverr also takes 20% of that. I enjoy the clients I meet and the flexibility to turn the gig on and off if I take on a huge job or just need a break. If I had my own business, I feel like I would be working nonstop and wouldn't be able to tell anyone no. Yes, I would make more money doing that, but there would be a lot of pressure as well.

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