How To Make Money on Fiverr In Nigeria Selling Gigs [2021]

There are many easy ways to make money online and using Fiverr is one of them.

If it’s your wish to know how to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria, this is where you will learn the business.

You will find the best answer to the following questions in this guide:

  • What is Fiverr?
  • How does Fiverr work in Nigeria?
  • How to get started with Fiverr in Nigeria?
  • How to find jobs on Fiverr?
  • How much can a beginner earn on Fiverr?
  • How to receive payment from Fiverr in Nigeria?

The good news is this guide won’t only show you how to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria but as well help you to optimize your account and get Fiverr jobs.

So many Nigerians are already making their ends meet off Fiverr as the platform helps people to get online jobs.

For this reason, Fiverr is one of the most popular freelance platforms used by thousands of Nigerians to make money online.

In all, over 3 million people use Fiverr, which means more than 3 million users buy and sell services on Fiverr daily.

With your laptop or smartphone, you can work from home or any convenient place and earn money on Fiverr.

All you have to do is to go through the steps I would be discussing here and create or review your Fiverr account.

In Evolution, Trends and Prospects of Online Business in Nigeria, it was found out that no small business would thrive by 2020 without an online presence.

As this implies, many brands would turn online and need the services of those who can work for them online.

If you have a skill and would like to work online as a freelancer, Fiverr can make that dream a reality.

All the information you need to walk you through the best steps to create your Fiverr account and make money with it will be discussed.

What the heck is Fiverr?

Learning how to make money on Fiverr begins from having a clue on what Fiverr really is and how it works.

It was found out that:

FIVERR IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST MARKETPLACE FOR DIGITAL SERVICES. IT ENABLES BUYERS TO BROWSE THE SELECTION OF FREELANCERS OFFERING SERVICES, AND PLACE ORDERS IN JUST A CLICK.

Based on the user psychology, the platform means two things:

  • To those who need a help – product or service online, Fiverr is a place they can buy great services.
  • And to those who can offer the help, Fiverr is a place to make money selling their services and helping people or businesses solve their problems.

For the purpose of this guide, you will be under the second category of people who use Fiverr.

And that makes it very important for you to know how to make money on Fiverr selling your gigs.

“Gigs” are the kinds of services people buy and sell on Fiverr and these include:

  1. Copywriting
  2. Guest posting
  3. SEO services
  4. Proofreading
  5. Translation
  6. Data entry
  7. Graphic designing
  8. Web and app solutions
  9. Voice over
  10. Marketing

There are more categories of services you can opt for on Fiverr.

The platform was created to make services affordable for users and let them be at everyone’s fingertips.

In view of this, Fiverr, is a place where you and those who need your service can connect to achieve your objectives.

And all you have to do to get started with Fiverr is to create your Fiverr account and begin showcasing your skill.

You will need some little tweak to make your Fiverr account attract clients that can pay your worth.

Since Fiverr will help you monetize your skill, irrespective of what service you intend to sell, you can make a lot of money on Fiverr.

How does Fiverr work in Nigeria?

As a freelancer, you can use Fiverr to monetize your skill and make a minimum of $5 per work.

The price depends on the kind of gig you offer and how you package your profile.

How?

Among the millions of people who use Fiverr are brands and individuals who crowd source for services that matter to their business or life.

They need someone to help them and you’re not going to be helping anyone for free.

Fiverr was designed in a way to connect you with clients and engage in a discussion using the instant messaging feature on the platform.

During your discussion, you will get to know more about the project and bargain on the price.

There is no fixed price for Fiverr jobs.

The price you have on your profile isn’t mean to be fixed. You can change it when you get a job.

You must be good at bargaining while charging your clients in order to earn big on your gigs.

When a client awards you a project, you can charge for the service per task or hour.

Both of you can monitor the progress of the project from both ends without hassles.

When the client releases the payment from his dashboard, you will receive the payment instantly.

If your Fiverr account was created the right way, it should attract the right clients to you.

Fiverr will give you an online presence and with it you can get prospects from any part of the world.

No professional certificate is needed to make this work for you.

How to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria

To make money on Fiverr in Nigeria, below is a list of necessary things you need to know. Take the following steps if you want to work efficiently and make cool money on Fiverr.

Create a Fiverr account

Of course, you have to go to the website and click the Join button and create an account with which you will work on Fiverr.

You can join by either using your Facebook or Gmail account.

But in this tutorial, let us use our Gmail account.

Type your valid Gmail address in the highlighted box and press continue.

Next to that, choose a username and password, then click the green Join tab.

Choose a username that is attractive and make sure your password is strong and it is the type you can easily remember.

Then click the green tab to join.

By now, your Fiverr account is ready but won’t work without activation.

Go to the inbox of the email address you used for the registration and activate your Fiverr account immediately.

After activation, you will receive a message at the top of your Fiverr profile page telling you that your account has been activated.

At this stage, you need to specify your objective.

Since you’re here to work and make money, click Become a Seller.

NB. If you mistakenly register as a buyer, you won’t be able to create your gigs except you switch your account. So, it’s better not to make a wrong choice.

After clicking on Become a Seller, you will be taken to the page below where you are going to see the breakdown of what to do next.

Click continue and read carefully the dos and don’ts of being a seller on Fiverr.

Create an attractive profile

You need to create an attractive profile by entering your personal and professional information.

You will also be required to link your social media accounts to your Fiverr account.

Meanwhile, the following information will be needed:

  1. Full names
  2. A profile picture
  3. Description
  4. Language
  5. Occupation
  6. Skills
  7. Educational background
  8. Certification
  9. Personal website (if you have)
  10. LinkedIn
  11. Twitter
  12. Facebook.

After all these, you would be asked to provide your phone number in order to verify your account.

You have the option of receiving your verification code via an SMS or Call. Use the code immediately you receive it to verify your account.

After verifying your account, a message will popup on your screen to confirm you’ve successfully verified your Fiverr account.

If you think there is a mistake in the information you have submitted, you can click Edit Profile.

Otherwise, click Finish to proceed.

NB. Numerous people are using Fiverr all over the world. Hence you’re not the only one showcasing a particular skill. For this reason, let the information you provide on your profile account speak volume about you.

Create your selling gigs

Overview:

Your selling gigs are sets of services you like to offer. So, here you have to describe your gigs so that clients who need same can check you out.

In the above image, I used:

“I will write great content for your business blog”.

Stating a perfect gig title, category and tags will help you organize your services and make you visible for buyers searching for related services on Fiverr.

Scope and pricing:

This will help you organize your skills in a given price range.

There is Basic Price, Standard Price and Premium Price.

Under each category, name your package, give details of what you want to offer and state your delivery time and so on.

It is advisable to create more than one gig because you can’t predict which would get to the face of the buyer.

Compile these gigs in order to convince the buyer.

You are to make it seem you’re the only one person that can do the job and no one else.

Promote your gigs on social media

Social media has remained a resourceful tool for advertisement since billions of people use it every second.

For social media networks like Twitter and Instagram, make do with hashtags or promote your gigs through the advertisement button.

There’s a particular post on how to use social media hashtags for marketing.

Read the post for further study.

You can equally join different Facebook groups, especially freelancing groups to attract buyers. So, share the links of your gigs on those groups and on your Facebook wall.

Do not forget that a Facebook page is required to keep your work more official.

RECOMMENDED: How To Create and Optimize A Facebook Business Page.

Use your Facebook business page to package your gigs in such a way to attract more buyers.

Get people to purchase your work

This will greatly earn you reviews.

You must have made some services to people before you opened a Fiverr account. Get those people to visit your Fiverr account and persuade them to review your work.

Whenever you work for someone, ensure the client review your services before he leaves. Soon after another prospect finds you, those comments and reviews will attract him.

The more of reviews you get, the more trust you earn. Your diligence, however, will fetch you more job grants.

Be active

Only the people who are online can get jobs regularly. If you’re not online when your attention is needed, you might miss out the next offer.

Some clients use Fiverr when urgency is required. Most of them have the ability to do the work but need assistance due to the urgency of the task.

For this reason, they might give the job to someone else if you’re not online at the moment they need you.

So, set out a comfortable schedule and work towards it.

Be diligent and reliable

Inasmuch as you want to use Fiverr as a source of backup job, learn to work with time.

Whenever a job is required to be submitted, make sure not to disappoint as this will add to your reviews and make other clients find you reliable.

Also, let the job look unique and appealing to the eyes of your clients so that more jobs from them can be guaranteed.

How to withdraw your earnings on Fiverr in Nigeria

Fiverr doesn’t allow clients to pay you directly. So when an order is placed, Fiverr receives the money and holds on to it for 14 days.

The reason for this delay is to ensure the client is satisfied with the job you did before you can clear the money.

On completion of the order, Fiverr will take 20% of the payment and put the 80% balance which is yours in a “Pending” status until the clearing period ends and the client is satisfied.

After clearing the money and the status changes to “Cleared”, the fund will be available for you to withdraw.

Fiverr provides different options for users to withdraw their earnings. And these include:

  1. PayPal
  2. Fiverr Revenue Card
  3. Bank Transfer and
  4. Direct Deposit

All you have to do to withdraw your Fiverr earnings is to:

  1. Login to your Fiverr seller account and go to Earnings from the Selling menu.
  2. Check for the payment option that suits you under your Available for Withdrawal balance and press the button.

PayPal won’t be the best payment option for Fiverr users in Nigeria because the service is not fully available in the country.

For this reason, the best PayPal alternative for receiving payments on Fiverr in Nigeria is Payoneer.

This is possible when you choose Bank Deposit as your payment option. 

And to do that, you first need to set up a Payoneer account as a Nigerian and do the following:

  1. Link your Nigerian local bank account to Payooner.
  2. Link your Payoneer account to Fiverr by withdrawing your Fiverr earnings using Bank Deposit method.
  3. Initiate a withdrawal on your Payoneer account when the money lands there.

That way, you will receive the fund in your local bank account. 

Note that it takes 3 to 5 Working days for Payoneer to process and transfer the fund to your bank account.

For the first time you’re transferring funds to your local bank account via Payoneer, the minimum you can transfer is $200 and $50 subsequently.

How much money can you earn on Fiverr

The least you can be paid for on any service on Fiverr is $5. If you convert this to the Nigerian currency, the least pay amounts to N1,825.

An article or post of 300-500 words can be written at that price.

Selling on Fiverr has helped me in supporting my daily spending and getting rid of debts.

Calculate the total money you want to earn per week, per month and per year and work towards your goal.

How can you earn more money on Fiverr

The rating system as discussed earlier is very good because it helps a buyer to have more confidence in you.

The more ratings or reviews you have, the more your profile scales as a top seller. This will enable you to have more customers and more cash.

Use your skills to boost your income

Fiver has a section for literally every niche you can imagine on the internet.

Try to go through different top profiles of various niches in order to realize the skills you have so that you can put them up for sale.

Conclusion

You don’t have to be an expert in any field before you can start making money on Fiverr.

The medium is just a place to practise and monetize your skill. Constant practice won’t only make you perfect, but more versatile.

If you want to know how to use Fiverr to make money in Nigeria, study the steps contained in this guide one after the other.

You can equally use this guide to optimize your Fiverr account for optimum performance.

10 thoughts on “How To Make Money on Fiverr In Nigeria Selling Gigs [2021]”

  1. the question i want to ask is when opening my US Fiverr account, i used my real name please does this affect my account.

    1. Hello Abdur Rasheed, That is a very good question. Please permit me to ask you a simple question. What is your objective for opening a Fiverr account? If I may help, I guess, your object is to start a business and make money. Isn’t it? In view of this, Fiverr is a business platform. For that reason, it’s unprofessional if you have a business and expect people to trust you when your true identity is not known to them. You can take advantage of your personal branding to gain trust on Fiverr and any other platform. We all know the owners of Facebook, Google and Twitter by their names. So, in one word, opening a business profile online with your real name is a strategic way to gain trust. Because of the kind of bad experiences people have had online, now everyone wants to be sure they can trust people they meet online before engaging with them. So, the effect of using your real name is to gain trust. Thank you for asking me this question.

    1. You’re highly welcome.
      I’m happy you found the post useful.
      But regarding your question, I will try and find out and possible there is a particular WhatsApp group for that purpose, I will let you know in my next update or post.
      But, in the main time, why don’t you search for such groups on Twitter and Facebook using this hashtag: #FiverrSeller? And if you find anything, please let us know.
      Thank you.

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