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How To Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria (3 Best Ways)

how to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria

I can’t wait to share my golden tips with you on how to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria. Keep reading to learn Fiverr tips and tricks you’d have otherwise had to pay for.

There are 3 unique ways to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria

  1. Start Freelancing

    This is the conventional way people make money on Fiverr in Nigeria. Freelancing on Fiverr is really profitable. Just think of any skill you are extremely good at then start freelancing on Fiverr.

  2. Join The Fiverr Affiliate Program

    Many people don’t know this but Fiverr has a free and robust affiliate program. Affiliates make money by promoting different services on the Fiverr Marketplace.

  3. Start a Dropservicing Agency

    If you want to take your Fiverr business to the next level and start earning passive income from Fiverr, drop servicing is the way to go.

Fiverr is one of the easiest ways to make money online in Nigeria and in this article, you’ll be learning 3 ways to get started.

When it comes to making money online, Fiverr has yielded the best results for me and I must confess, I do have a sweet spot for this side hustle.

What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is a freelance marketplace that allows skilled individuals to list their services and get paid by business owners and entrepreneurs.

Everyone certainly understands the power of freelancing when it comes to making money online, but Fiverr takes it all to a whole level.

Millions of people actively come onto Fiverr in search of professionals. If you show up even in front of 0.001% of those people, their pay is still enough to cover the bills.

How To Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria

There are 3 different ways I know to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria. I just can’t wait to share all of my strategies with you.

1. Start Freelancing on Fiverr

Freelancing is the most popular way to make money on Fiverr. There are so many services that you could offer as a freelancer on Fiverr.

Fiverr freelancing was one of the first ways I started making money online. Think of any Skill that you might have now, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll find it as a service Fiverr.

Although many Nigerians are making a killing on Fiverr, a large population of Fiverr Nigerian sellers still haven’t made a penny.

Making money on Fiverr is more than just creating an account, listing your Gigs, and getting paid. A lot of strategizing goes into making money with Fiverr. 

I have had two Fiverr accounts created and have reached a higher seller rank on both accounts. This is all because of my proven strategy.

It’s almost like I’ve cracked the code on Fiverr. Below is a step-by-step process for making money by freelancing on Fiverr.

a. Create An Account on Fiverr

Let’s start with the basics. To make money on Fiverr, you’re going to need an account on the platform. It’s really very easy and free to signup for a Fiverr account.

Head over to Fiverr.com

On the Fiverr Homepage, you’ll find the signup button to get started. When you create a new Fiverr account, you will buy signing up as a buyer by default.

So after you create your Fiverr account, on your dashboard, you are going to want to become a Fiverr seller.

Everyone can sell on Fiverr, so don’t worry about not being accepted on the platform. During your seller’s activation process, you’ll be asked a series of simple questions to get your account verified, and running.

The entire process usually costs about 15 minutes to get through.

b. Choose a Service to Offer

A huge determinant of your success on Fiverr is the skill you’ll be offering. 

Fiverr has millions of monthly buyers and if you want to be very successful on the platform you need to only choose skills that are in high demand.

If you don’t already have the skill you want to offer, focus on learning only skills that have high demand.

Some of these skills include digital marketing, coding, and web development. 

Still in the dark, read this guide to discover the best high-in-demand skills to learn in Nigeria.

Some skills don’t just do well on Fiverr, this is because there are only a few people searching for those kinds of services.

The major reason why some sellers barely get any sales per month isn’t that their gigs aren’t optimized, rather it is because in general no one is searching for those kinds of services.

In a nutshell, to do well on Fiverr, you need to focus more on high-demand skills that get a lot of searches.

This might mean you have to learn a new skill, but the reward is worth it.

Besides the demand, another criterion you should keep in mind when choosing a skill to offer on Fiverr is profitability.

While some skills have high demand, they might not be so profitable.

Here’s an example:

On my first Fiverr account, I make a total of $400 per month. The gigs I chose to offer were in the marketing niche and they included: keyword research, email marketing, lead magnet creation, and color Branding.

These skills were in high demand but not too many people were willing to pay premium prices for them.

Don’t get me wrong $400 per month is a lot of money and in fact, Watch this video to discover the exact gig title I used to make that much money.

If you have no idea of what skills to offer on Fiverr, you can simply replicate what has worked well for me.

How To Make Money on Fiverr In Nigeria

Get access to the ebook bundle as mentioned in the Mini-course/tutorial you just watched.

On my second Fiverr account, I’m making almost $1,200 per month doing even less work.

This was because I chose a high-ticket service that solves a huge problem. Some of my clients were willing to pay $400 or more for a single project.

This is the perfect Illustration of how important the profitability of the Fiverr skill you choose is.

c. Do your Fiverr Keyword Research

Once you must have decided on a skill to offer on Fiverr, it’s time to do your Keyword research. Keywords are extremely important on Fiverr because Fiverr is a search engine.

Customers go over to the Fiverr platform and type in the job they might want to outsource.

When it comes time to make your service listing on the Fiverr marketplace, you’ll need to make sure that your Title, description, and tags contain the keywords that potential clients might be searching for.

This way you stand a greater chance of showing up on the search results for that keyword.

How To Do Fiverr Keyword Research

  • Step 1: Type in your main service into the Fiverr search bar and look at the Fiverr suggestions.

These suggestions are simply Fiverr showing you other related keywords your customers are using to find services like yours.

N.B If you are offering a popular skill like Graphics design, it is worth noting that there are thousands if not millions of people already offering this service.

You, therefore, need to niche down and choose a more specific keyword in order to rank on Fiverr search results.

So instead of trying to optimize for “graphics design”, choose a sub-service in graphics design e.g “Logo design”.

You’ll have higher chances at sales on Fiverr if your competition is a lot less.

For more keyword suggestions, Use this formula, “Niche service + alphabet”.

Inputting this in the Fiverr search bar will prompt Fiverr to provide you with even more keyword suggestions

Feel free to apply this formula in any niche of your choice.

  • Step 2: Write down all the keyword suggestions and choose only viable ones.

Viable keywords are keywords that you can potentially rank for.

In the previous step, you will be able to get a huge list of potential keywords to create gigs on but you need to understand that some of those keywords won’t get your sales.

My Criteria for a Google keyword are these:

A. It should have less than a thousand search results.

B. 50% of existing sellers should have reviews (Proof that clients are buying in that niche)

Color branding was a gig I used to offer on Fiverr, I chose this service because it met two of my gig criteria.

d. Set up your Gig listing

When you’re just starting out on Fiverr, You’ll only be able to set up (7) Gigs.

So you want to make sure you’re maximizing these gigs’ allowance with gig ideas that could make you the most money.

Meanwhile, setting up your gig on Fiverr is not quite hard, Fiverr makes the whole process really so easy.

A few gig elements you’d need to set up include:

  • Your Title, Description, and Tags. (Make sure they are catchy and contain the keywords found in your keyword research process)
  • Your Gig price: Keep your price balanced. If too high, you won’t get any sales, since you don’t have any reviews yet. Too Low and your Gig might run the risk of looking cheap.
  • Setting Your Gig Media (Image or video): This has to be attractive enough to get clicks when customers come across it.

2. Start Fiverr Affiliate Marketing

Many people don’t know this, but Fiverr has an affiliate program. As much as I love freelancing on Fiverr, nothing beats making passive income with affiliate marketing.

Thankfully Fiverr offers you the opportunity to join the affiliate marketing program for completely free and start promoting their different products and services.

As opposed to freelancing on Fiverr, you don’t have to trade your time for money with affiliate marketing. 

You simply promote the different products or services on Fiverr and get paid whenever you make a sale.

Just like affiliate marketing on any other program, the Basics still remain the same.

You find a product or service you want to promote on Fiverr, get your unique tracking link, and start promoting.

If this Fiverr income stream interests you, here’s a step-by-step process to follow to get started with Fiverr affiliate marketing.

How To Start Affiliate Marketing on Fiverr

a. First, head over to affiliates.fiverr.com to sign up for the Fiverr Affiliate Program
b. Explore your Options

There are so many products and services to promote on the Fiverr affiliate program.

You can choose to promote services on the Fiverr freelance marketplace, courses on the Fiverr Learn Platforms, or Fiverr as a whole.

With how huge the Fiverr Academy and freelance marketplace are, you can never run out of products to promote.

c. Generate your affiliate link

On your affiliate dashboard, go over to the “Marketing Tools” tab. Here you’ll be able to generate your affiliate link on the “Default and Deep link” tab.

d. Start promoting your Fiverr Affiliate link

There are endless ways to start promoting your affiliate links to start getting clicks and making sales on Fiverr but only a few of these strategies move the needle powerfully.

Some of the best ways to promote your Fiverr affiliate include:

  • Answer popular questions on Quora and recommend courses on Fiverr Academy
  • Write blog posts and recommend freelance services to business owners
  • Use Nairaland to promote your Fiverr affiliate link
  • Create a case study using Services on Fiverr and promote your link in your content.

There’s more to affiliate marketing than just spamming your links all around.

I compiled my best knowledge into a guide for Nigerians looking to get serious with Affiliate Marketing.

Many of my readers have found this guide extremely helpful.

So if you’ve been struggling with making money using Affiliate Marketing, I specially made this guide for you.

The Affiliate Handbook costs only N2500, so stop overthinking and grab your copy now to get started as a complete beginner.

3. Start Dropservicing on Fiverr

The third way you can start making money with Fiverr is by starting a drop Servicing agency.

Drop servicing is fast becoming popular in Nigeria. The business model is quite similar to drop shipping. Your role in this business model is to play the middleman. 

You are going to want to create a drop servicing agency based on a certain skill that is in high demand. 

  • Find clients who might need this service,
  • Get them to pay you and then
  • Outsource the job to a freelancer on Fiverr.

This Business model is so profitable and anyone can get started with $0 since you get paid before outsourcing the project to a Fiverr freelancer.

Given that there are several ways to find clients online, this Fiverr business idea has so much potential.

You are simply getting paid for marketing services. You won’t need to lift a finger to fulfill the service as this will be taken care of by the Fiverr freelancer.

This means you will no longer be trading your time to make money on Fiverr. Rather you are simply going out to find clients while you have someone do the delivery work for you.

If you like this Fiverr business model, here’s a step-by-step process below to get started.

a. Pick a service

You can pick any service of your choice since you won’t have to fulfill it yourself rather you’d be able to outsource it to a professional freelancer.

Notwithstanding you need to make sure you stick with just one service to avoid looking fake to your potential clients.

b. Start Marketing

This is what makes drop servicing so easy, as you don’t have to learn any skill or list any gig on Fiverr. You simply choose a skill of your choice and start marketing.

There are so many ways to find clients for your drop servicing agency: Some of these ways include

  • Starting a blog and getting clients with SEO
  • Finding phone numbers or emails on Google maps or websites and reaching out
  • Sending DMs and building relationships.

Starting a drop servicing agency with Fiverr means running a real business.

The whole process of marketing is in your hands and you have to do it professionally and in the right way in order to make any profit from this business model.

Thankfully I’ve made a separate guide on how to start a freelance business in Nigeria. The steps outlined in that guide are applicable to starting a drop servicing agency.

So read this freelancing guide to learn how to start a freelance business in Nigeria.

How To Receive Payments From Fiverr in Nigeria

Fiverr offers several payment options but two of these are most applicable to Nigerians. You can choose to receive your Fiverr earnings using Paypal or Payoneer.

Fiverr makes it so easy to integrate either of these two payment gateways on your dashboard.

Once your payment method is set, you can request a withdrawal when you meet the payment threshold.

Payoneer is my preferred payment method and it is very free to create an account. Watch this video to hear my opinion about these two payment gateways.

Watch this video to learn how to create a Payoneer account to receive your earnings from Fiverr.

When you’re ready to sign up for your Payoneer, use this link to get started on Payoneer. When you click on my link to sign up, you’ll be awarded a $25 welcome bonus from Payoneer.

Create a Payoneer account in Nigeria

And if you decide to sign up directly on Payoneer.com, you won’t have access to this welcome bonus. So here’s the link to get started today.

Commonly Asked Questions On How To Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria

Are Nigerians allowed on Fiverr?

Fiverr is a global marketplace and Nigerians have equal chances of success as sellers in other parts of the world.
Fiverr allows Nigerians and there are several top Fiverr sellers that are Nigerians.

How To earn on Fiverr in Nigeria

There are three different ways to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria. Some of these ways include 1. Dropservicing
2. Freelancing
3. Affiliate Marketing
Fiverr has millions of monthly buyers and there’s a lot of money to be made on the platform.

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