Friday, July 7, 2023

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

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, which means that if I had extra time to work, I could put my gig on a 1-day delivery time to get more orders. If I was full up with parenting and homeschooling, I could change it to a 29-day delivery time to discourage new customers who were in a hurry. 

Check out my information below to see if it might be for you and then 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, 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 to some proofreaders I met online, which was a total mess (checking their work, keeping track of payments, etc.).

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 and watching too much Baby Einstein and Caillou all summer.

I've tried doing 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 on Fiverr who does 24-hour delivery basically works full-time all day long doing small jobs. 

What's the catch? 
The client is charged $5 and you receive $4. That's the catch, which I will always tell you because I'm an honest person. That they take 20% off the top of the payment, as well as any tips you receive and also rush fees. 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 500 words. When I started out, I got more orders when my gig was for 2,000 words but it was taking too long to proofread that for $4.

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.

Check out my post on how to get started! It's a fluid post, always changing a bit!

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