How to Make Money on Fiverr in Kenya
- June 24, 2021
So, you’ve heard of Fiverr and are wondering how you can start making money from there? You’re in the right place.
In this post we’re going to share with you everything you need to know so you can also start earning from Fiverr. We’ll give you insights on how you can make a living through Fiverr. Before that, you need to first understand what Fiverr is and how it operates. So, let’s get into it.
What is Fiverr and how does it work?
Fiverr is an online platform founded in 2010, that allows freelancers to market their digital services and earn from their different skills. It is among the most reputable sites for connecting clients to freelancers. So, you don’t have to worry, Fiverr is a legit site where you can earn as a freelancer.
Another thing about Fiverr is that it has a unique way of operating. But before we get into any more detail, let me first familiarize you with some of the terms you’re likely to come across on the platform. To starts with, you will come across the term Gigs. Fiverr Gigs are specific sets of skills and services you package and sell to clients at varying prices as a freelancer. The gigs can range from basic packages offering the bare minimum at a rate of $5 to premium packages that offer all the works at a higher rate. They describe the deliverables you will offer in exchange for the stated price and normally start with the statement, “I will…” You can also add gig extras which are simply extra services related to the package that allows clients to customize the package to suit their need. Another thing to note is that on this platform, you, the freelancer, are referred to as the seller. The clients are referred to as the buyers who purchase your services.
With this understanding, we’re sure you’re starting to see how Fiverr operates differently from platforms like Upwork. Unlike Upwork, which operates on a bidding system that requires you to approach a client with a proposal for a job, on Fiverr the clients approach you instead with an offer. The gigs are set up in a way that the clients/buyers can purchase them without having to speak to you first. So, you need to ensure that your gigs are clear, well thought out, and properly marketed.
Some things to keep in mind, however, is first, as you start on Fiverr, you may be limited on the number of gigs you can list. You may also be restricted on the number of gig extras and deliverables you can add to the package. As you progress from one seller level to another, these restrictions will also be minimized. Additionally, like with any other platform, Fiverr charges a fee for every payment you receive. That fee is normally 20% of your earnings, which is almost a standard across all platforms.
So, what services can you sell on Fiverr?
You now understand what the site entails and how it operates. So, you must be asking yourself, what types of services can you include as your gigs? Once you go through the easy process of signing up for Fiverr, you can proceed to create your first gigs based on any of the categories available on the platform. The beauty of Fiverr is that it is very versatile when it comes to the services offered. All these services are grouped under nine major categories. Among the nine there is:
Writing and Translation
This category is very broad and entails very many forms of writing. It also entails other services like editing and proofreading content that’s been written. A great example of services you can offer under this category is article writing. This service mainly entails coming up with the content you mainly read on blogs, newsletters, or websites. Many different types of content fall under here, like product reviews, press releases, product descriptions, and landing pages among others. You can also offer the services of a ghostwriter, or niche writer, or even a copywriter.
This is another broad category with a variety of services that can be offered under it. Most of the services mainly entail collecting and handling different formats of information. A good example is Data Entry. This service involves inputting raw data into a computer and formatting it to produce useful information. As a data entry expert, your gigs could reflect services like file conversions where you convert data from one format into another. For example, you may offer to convert image files into text documents for your clients. Other services you could include are conducting online research, collecting and formatting data, or performing administrative tasks like filling surveys or office forms.
Video and Animation
If you have watched whiteboard animated videos, or 3D product videos then you have an idea of the kinds of services provided in this category. Other services that fall here include, creating visual effects, short advert videos, and captioning. Captioning for example involves converting the audio file of a video into text format and then displaying the texts in segments by aligning them with the words spoken in the audio. This is not to be confused with subtitles which also fall in this category. Unlike subtitles, a caption is done in the original language and not translated into different languages.
This category involves marketing services conducted online using electronic devices. The services can vary from social media marketing to influencer marketing and public relations among others. But the best examples of services offered under this category are affiliate marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Affiliate marketing involves starting a blog or website on something you’re passionate about and using the content from it to promote products by including links to where the products can be bought. If one of your readers uses your link and buys a product through it, you’re entitled to earn a commission from it. Amazon associates, for example, pay affiliate marketers a commission of 3% for every product bought through their links that have tracking IDs to identify each marketer. Search Engine Optimization on the other hand is simply the knowledge of how to grow organic traffic for your site on google. It’s ensuring your site ranks first, each time someone searches keywords that relates to the content in your site.
The other major categories include Graphic design with services like a logo or poster design. There are also business, lifestyle, music, and audio, as well as programming and technology categories. In total, Fiverr offer a variety of up to 200 hundred services combined from the categories.
Now that you’re aware of what services you can package as gigs, the next major question must be…
How do you get paid on Fiverr?
After all the hard work, you need to be sure you’re at least paid your dues, right? With Fiverr, you can rest assured that you will receive your payments on time. How much you earn will of course depend on how much you work. It also depends on how you rate your gigs, normally, the price ranges from $5-$995. Aside from the 20% standard fee Fiverr charges on each earning, there are no hidden fees for you to worry about. The minute you complete a buyer’s order to their satisfaction, you can be sure that the payments will be transferred to your account.
How do you access the funds? Well, Fiverr offers four withdrawal options for you to access your money. One popular option across most platforms is PayPal. Kenyan freelancers prefer this option especially because you can link the PayPal account with Mpesa for more convenience in accessing your money. Another popular option is Payoneer. This option uses a Payoneer prepaid Mastercard that Fiverr terms as a Fiverr revenue card. Other payment options include bank transfers or direct deposits which apply only if you reside in the US.
What skills are required to offer services on Fiverr?
Every service offered on Fiverr requires a specific set of skills. For you to offer these services, you must acquire these skills. This is because the buyers on this platform expect that you can proficiently perform the tasks you offer as services. Many people underestimate the amount of skill required for these services. Take affiliate marketing for example. Such a service doesn’t just require marketing skills. You also need to know how to build a website from scratch along with experience with the different types of SEO. In the same way, data entry isn’t such a simple copy and paste job. It isn’t enough knowing how to type. You also need to have research skills and knowledge of the different tools you need for the job.
Gaining such skills cannot be done overnight. It takes time and effort to acquire along with constant practice to improve. You need to undergo proper training, and that is where online training courses come in handy. I know how difficult it can be to find the appropriate course that will equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge. So, allow me two introduce you to some of the best online courses you’re likely to find in Kenya that will help you make money on Fiverr.
About Wingu Digital Training Courses
Here at Wingudigitaltraining.com we offer four amazing courses on data entry, affiliate marketing, article writing, and transcription and captioning. Trust us you won’t find better quality that’s more value for your money, anywhere. Each of the four courses is tailored to suit the Kenyan market and Africa as a whole, and they include:
Professional online article writing training
In the course, we go into painstaking detail about what article writing entails, the skills to write different types of article writing, and how to generate money from it. We also train you on how to become a better writer, the common mistakes to avoid. We also offer mentorship and help you build a better mindset. What’s more, you will have a detailed assessment after every module to test whether you have mastered the skill, as well as, helpful feedback on where to improve.
What do you gain from it?
- Detailed training on how to write 10+ types of articles like blog posts, product reviews, and landing pages among others.
- A step-by-step blueprint on how to land clients and jobs on multiple platforms like Upwork or job boards like ProBlogger.
- Tips on how to write relevant quality content that clients love.
Professional data entry training
In this course, we first begin by explaining what data entry is and then take time to clear out the misconception you or others may have about Data entry. In addition, we familiarize you with the ethics code involved in data entry. We also teach you different services involved in data entry, such as file conversion and web research services among others. You’ll learn the required skills and tools you need to get the work done. We’ll then walk you through how to respond to job posts on different platforms and get paid to do data entry jobs. At the end of the course, you will also receive detailed practical tests to evaluate your knowledge and skill, along with useful feedback on areas you can improve on.
What do you gain from it?
- Detailed training on the different data entry jobs like file conversion, web research, and transcription among others.
- Insights on how to offer quality data entry services that clients appreciate.
- A plan of action on how to land clients and jobs on multiple platforms like Upwork.
Professional transcription and captioning training
Expect to get detailed information about what transcription and captioning are and the different types that exist. Not only do we equip you with the necessary skills you’ll need we also point out the mistakes most transcribers and captions make and why you should avoid them. We go into detail about the various platforms where you can get clients, how you can set up the online accounts, create a portfolio and approach clients. We give you tips on how to set yourself up for success as well as the right mindset and mentorship to have. At the end of the course, you will be assessed to gauge your level of mastery and receive useful feedback and insight on where you can improve, as well as, a plan of action.
What do you gain from it?
- Detailed training on the different types of transcription like Real-time transcription and General transcription among others.
- Detailed training on the different types of captions like closed and open captions among others.
- Knowledge on how to produce quality transcripts and captions that clients love.
Professional Affiliate marketing and SEO training
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make a passive income online. Basically, we teach you how to build a site that will be earning you money each month Passively as you can monetize it with Ads and linking to affiliate offers. We break down affiliate marketing into its elements and go in-depth into what each entail. We will also teach you how to build a website from scratch without any coding experience. We will also teach you keyword research and how to use it to grow your site. Additionally, through SEO training, you’ll learn how to get organic traffic to your website from Google. We’ll walk you through how to get paid through affiliate marketing, as well as, familiarize you with the different affiliate programs. But the cherry on top is that you get a free student domain to practice on, on top of the practical assessments you receive at the end of the course to help you understand all the concepts.
What do you walk away with?
- Proper skills and adequate knowledge to start and build a career as an affiliate marketer.
- You’ll be able to create a blog from scratch without any coding knowledge.
- Access to our Wingu student website where you can practice how to publish and format content in WordPress before venturing on your own.
- A detailed plan of action, to grow your blog. So, it can generate a full-time income for you.
Overall, why are our courses the best online training courses for online jobs?
- They contain in-depth and comprehensive content that is simple to understand. We use as many relatable examples to help you understand by applying them to your life. All the while, covering all the necessary bases.
- You get both comprehensive text and video lessons that make it easier to consume the content from anywhere be it your laptop or mobile phone, in the house, or on the road.
- Each course has a practical assessment with detailed feedback from our team to ensure you master the skills taught in each course.
- At the end of each course, you’ll get a detailed plan of action that’s a step-by-step blueprint of how to get started and progress after training.
- We teach you how to build professional portfolios using the assessments you complete.
- We also teach you how to use the portfolio to land jobs.
- We are also constantly updating our courses to keep up with the evolving market, so our students always remain ahead of the curve.
- After the training, you will continue to receive expert mentorship and support through our Wingu Master Minds community on Facebook as well as by reaching out to us by email or call. Our team will be available for you, 24/7.
We don’t expect you to just take our word for it, reach out to us for more information, and we can get you set up for a course that will be worth your money and time.
Fiverr is one of the most popular and reputable freelancing platforms in Kenya. It has a wide variety of choices to pick when it comes to jobs. They also have money withdrawal options that accommodate Kenyan freelancers on the platform. But the best thing about Fiverr is that you get more control over the type of jobs you get, since the clients approach you and not the other way around. Keep in mind however, that you need to have the necessary skills for any service you offer on this platform. Wingu is here to offer you those skills through our four amazing courses. So, join us so we can equip you with the right skills to start making money on Fiverr.