“Will u review my book for fiv doolers?”
– Actual email I once got.
This morning I got an email from a skeptic reader. Their message asked for some advice on making money online and ended with the question: “Does Fiverr pay well?”
I responded with a link to an article about a man who made enough off Fiverr to place a down payment on his new home.
If you’re willing to put in an effort and treat it like a job, Fiverr can actually be pretty lucrative.
Personally, my hobbies would never translate well into a normal career. Reading and writing aren’t exactly unique talents. There’s not a major demand for someone to go to an office and author an essay on how they interpreted something they read. Nobody is paying me $50,000 a year to write. According to Google a web content writer’s average salary is $39,000 a year. I’m going to venture a guess and say that $39,000 a year is a very generous estimate.
Assuming that I continued to make $100 a day everyday, I’d end up with almost the same amount. And that’s if I never expanded my other ventures or graduated to a more lucrative freelancing service.
Additionally, I can do whatever I want without any real repercussions. My clients are mostly foreign businessmen who want articles and reviews about smoking paraphernalia, medical disorders, porn, teen fashion, and eBooks. They aren’t interested in my personal viewpoints or non-work related activities.
While Fiverr is work and can be really boring at times, it still pays well. I’d rather stay in and make money off on my own hustle than “pay my dues” and spend half a decade sucking up and selling out for the chance at a middle manager position in some faceless office building.
P.S. Tomorrow I’m reviewing a Fiverr related eBook. While I’ve read dozens of books specifically about making money off Fiverr, this one is the most practical. I’ll also be running a contest, so stay tuned.