Personal story here.
I used to work as a freelancer prior to running this blog full-time.
When I first started my online journey, Fiverr helped me garner my first few clients and make enough money to fund my blogging endeavors.
Fiverr is one of the most popular freelance platforms in the world with over 4.9 million active customers. Almost anyone can sign up for a Fiverr account and start selling their services.
The platform is amazing to connect you with job prospects from all around the world.
I got to experience a lot of wonderful things working on Fiverr and it was these experiences that helped me mature into the person that I am today.
But personal development stories aside, there was a certain thing about the platform that caught my eye and left me completely flabbergasted.
And this was the plethora of completely no-skill gigs that were making people thousands of dollars on a monthly basis.
When I first came across this phenomenon, I was completely dumbfounded, “How can a WordPress designer earn more money than a junior web developer?” or “How can a Canva designer earn more money than a qualified graphic designer?”
This might sound unbelievable but it’s true, you can make a ton of money on Fiverr without any discernable skills whatsoever. More money than you could make doing a 9-5 job.
That’s why today I have brought about 16 no-skill or low-skill gigs that you can start selling on Fiverr and possibly make a ton of money.
Let’s get started
16 ways to make money on Fiverr without any skills
If you have a knack for spotting grammatical mistakes then Proofreading is the job for you. As a proofreader, you need to have a strong command over whatever language that you proofread in.
You must be capable of editing out the mistakes (grammar, spellings, punctuations, etc) to make sure that the written piece is free from errors and is ready for presenting publishing, or any other submission types.
In order to make it as a freelance proofreader, one must have an eye for grammatical mishaps and must have attention to detail.
Proofreaders are in extreme demand as more and more written content is published.
You don’t need any specialized skills to be a proofreader. An English degree is always a plus but no requirement by any means. If you are a native English speaker then it increases your chances of being hired.
You can check out this free workshop by Caitlin who makes more than 55,000$ per year proofreading! In this workshop, she will teach you how to effectively proofread client work samples and how to negotiate to earn higher.
2.) Shopify web design
Web design, does that word scare you?
It shouldn’t because Shopify web design is one of the easiest jobs you would ever come across.
It only takes 2 days to learn Shopify design yet you can make over 2,000$ per month doing it.
There’s an enormous amount of demand for Shopify-related services on Fiverr. Every day thousands of orders are placed for them.
You can add products to Shopify stores, provide consultancy, design product pages, develop Shopify themes or create custom Shopify stores from scratch.
Learning how to use Shopify gives you a highly monetizable skillset to add to your portfolio.
3.) Logo design
Logo design services on Fiverr have been in enormous demand for the past few years.
Logo design used to be extremely difficult but the advent of online graphic design tools (like Canva) has put an end to this. Now almost anyone who has access to the internet can create a beautiful-looking logo design.
When you log in to Canva you use their thousands of high-quality elements and fonts to create a beautiful logo design.
You can fetch an average of 5-50 dollars per logo design as a beginner but the price can go up to 2000 dollars per design.
4.) Closed Captioning
When watching a movie, have you ever wondered how it is possible to display the exact same words spoken by a person on TV so accurately?
Well, that’s what captioning jobs are all about.
Closed captioning basically refers to the creation of captions for audio and video content. With the help of closed captioning, hearing impaired humans can understand and follow what’s going on.
The job is closely related to transcription. The only difference is that, unlike transcription where the final product is a typed document, captioning divides the text into different frames for visual display.
So how much can I make typing captions?
On Fiverr, you can make anywhere from 5-50$ for captioning a 30-minute clip.
If you want more job opportunities as a captioner check out this article about the 15 best captioning jobs for beginners.
5.) Wix web design
Yet another popular web design tool– Wix is known for being extremely user-friendly and intuitive.
You can use Wix to create beautiful and responsive website designs. I’ve personally seen some Professional Wix design gigs fetch up to 5,000 dollars. So there’s huge money to be made doing this.
Estimated time to learn: It only takes 2 to 3 weeks to fully learn
6.) Content writing
You can earn a decent amount of money writing content on Fiverr.
You don’t need any qualifications to get started. Though having an English degree could increase your chances of getting hired.
An average content writer can make anywhere from 30-200 $ for a 500-word article on Fiverr.
It has to be noted that content can be of different types and each variation would fetch you different fees.
For example: Writing a 200-word poem could fetch you more money than writing a 500-word article.
7.) Resume creation
You can create job resumes for people and earn 5-40 dollars per.
All details will be provided by the clients and you simply need to copy and paste them into a suitable Resume template.
Pro tip: Canva has a ton of beautiful resume templates that you can use to create Resumes for people quickly.
Translation services have been in enormous demand for the past decade.
As the world globalizes and the gaps between countries cease to exist, translating content into multiple languages is a sure-fire way to increase your customer base.
On Fiverr, you can bag anywhere from 50-500 dollars translating a 500-word article.
The money that you earn largely depends on the language that you have expertise in.
Languages most in demand for English translation;
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9.) Virtual assistant
As a virtual assistant, your primary task is to create graphic content for people’s social media account. This can be anything, from Pinterest pins to LinkedIn Covers to Instagram Posts.
You can make almost 10-20 dollars per hour with this job and the only discernible skills you need is some creativity and the ability to follow basic instructions.
There are several other websites that hire Virtual assistants and almost all of them pay an average of 20$ per hour.
You only need a computer and a stable internet connection to get started.
10.) Video editing
You can edit videos on Fiverr and earn a significant amount of money.
As a video editor, it is advised to specialize in a specific video editing software like Aftereffects or Premiere pro.
You can get paid up to 100 dollars for editing a 30-minute clip.
11.) Data Entry
As a data entry clerk, you will be responsible for entering raw data into a more organized format.
Clerks need to be acquainted with Microsoft products like Excel, Powerpoint, and Word. Additional requirements include basic literacy, a working Computer or Laptop, and a stable internet connection.
Data entry gigs can fetch you 5-50$ per hour.
12.) Add products
Did you know that it’s possible to earn money on Fiverr by adding products to client websites?
Often online retail business owners will come to freelance platforms like Fiverr to outsource small but strenuous tasks such as product addition.
You can expect to be paid around 5-10 per 50 products you add.
All the product images and details are provided by the clients.
You can integrate chatbots into social media accounts and earn money. There is an enormous demand on Fiverr for chatbot gigs.
There are several websites that help you create chatbots and integrate them with social media.
Tidio is one such website that lets you add a premium and automation-friendly chatbot to your WordPress, Shopify, Prestashop, or Drupal website.
Freelancers on Fiverr get paid 5$ per chatbot they integrate which is quite decent considering it only takes 5 minutes to integrate a chatbot.
14.) On-page SEO
No matter how hard it sounds, doing SEO isn’t very difficult.
You can watch a couple of youtube videos on the topic, you’ll be sure to understand pretty much everything that’s going on.
SEO or search engine optimization is extremely important for ranking your content on search.
As an on-page SEO, you’ll primarily be working with a lot of SEO tools namely Keyword Research tools like Moz, Ahrefs, and Semrush.
You need to research to find out low competition keywords that you can target and
15.) SEO writer
As an SEO writer, your main job will be to analyze and implement target keywords within blog content. So most of your work involves editing premade copy(articles, blog posts) to encapsulate target keywords. You need to be acquainted with SEO research tools like Ahrefs, Moz and Semrush
SEO writing is one of the most efficient no-skills gigs on the Fiverr marketplace because you can twice as much money as a content writer, without putting in half as much the work.
16.) Fiverr affiliates
Last but not least.
The affiliate program for Fiverr is a great way to make money without having to put in the work directly.
As an affiliate on Fiverr, you refer Fiverr services to people and if they purchase through your link you end up making a commission.
You can use your default Fiverr account to sign up for Fiverr affiliates.
There are no qualifications or requirements to become a Fiverr affiliate. Anyone with a Fiverr account can sign up and start promoting Fiverr services.
Fiverr questions you might have
Is it possible to be successful on Fiverr in 2021?
The heavy competition might make you feel discouraged — but don’t worry. Achieving success on Fiverr is still a doable task.
If there is a singular piece of advice that I would give to anyone interested in trying selling on Fiverr — or any freelance platform for that matter is to actually start. One can never succeed if one never begins! Once you take those few first steps, everything will fall into place. So don’t sweat the specifics and simply start, you will thank yourself in the coming days.
Can non-US citizens use Fiverr?
Yes, Fiverr is available in almost 230 different countries across the world. I personally use Fiverr as an Indian citizen and haven’t had to face any severe issues.
The only problem you are ever going to face is if a specific payment provider does not work for your country, but if that’s the case then you can come into contact with the Fiverr support team and they would definitely provide you an optimum solution.
How to get your first order on Fiverr?
Fiverr is an extremely competitive website and the probability that your un-reviewed gig is going to get an order is highly unlikely. So I suggest you get your first review from a friend or do it yourself. This practice is not allowed under Fiverr guidelines but let’s be honest “They don’t mind you doing it” just don’t be too vocal about it.
In order to leave a review, you first need to purchase the gig.
People need to understand that it’s indeed possible to earn money without skills.
The success of service-based websites like Fiverr and Upwork is a testament to this fact.
You might be skeptical at the beginning (Which is a good trait to have because you are less likely to fall prey to scams)
But if you are willing to commit to the process and understand the details involved I assure you that you’ll be grateful.
So with this post, I believe I have highlighted all the skills that you can start selling to earn some extra money.
Keep in mind that since Fiverr is a competition-based website it might be hard to get consistent orders at first, but effort and determination will help you get success eventually.
When you are a beginner with little to no reviews it’s best to keep your prices slightly lower than your competition. you can eventually work your way up and increase your prices once you have enough reviews (25-50)
With this, I will conclude my article. Wish you all the very best!
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