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

Read also: The Right Way to Start a Blog and make money in Nigeria.

So, in this short tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use Fiverr to make money in Nigeria.

If you’re already on Fiverr but don’t know how to make money on it, this guide can as well help you to optimize your account.

All you have to do is to go through the steps and review your account.

In Evolution, Trends and Prospects of Online Business in Nigeria, you will find out that no small business would thrive by 2020 without having an online presence.

So, if you have a business idea or skill, then you can use Fiverr to monetize the idea and start making money working from home.


You don’t need a certificate from w3School before you can make money on Fiverr!

You don’t need a coding skill, either, to learn how to use Fiverr to make money online in Nigeria.

All you have to do is to create an account on Fiverr and start selling your services to others.

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There are billions of people coming to Fiverr to crowd source for services that matter to their business or life and need someone like you to help.

This won’t go for free, of course!

What the Heck is Fiverr?

Knowing how to use Fiverr to make money begins from having a clue on how Fiverr works.

It was found out that:


Based on the psychology of users, 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 offer the services, Fiverr is a place to make money selling their services and help people or businesses solve their problems.

Fiverr, however, is a place where those who need a service and those who offer the service connect to achieve their objectives – money and gigs!

I guess I got a wink from you!

Since your decision is to be a service provider, irrespective of what service you intend to offer online, you can find an opportunity on Fiverr as a freelancer.

So, let’s see what opportunities await you on Fiverr.

How to Use Fiverr to Make Money 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


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.

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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 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.

And finally, don’t forget to get a PayPal account to receive payments after working for someone.

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.


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.

Lawal Rahman

I'm a business administrator, entrepreneur, author, online branding strategist, content marketer, digital consultant, and digital marketing skills coach. I specialize in web and app development, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and social media marketing.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Chinonyerem Emmanuel

    Sir kudoos to you, may i ask how easy it is to open a PayPal account here in Nigeria

    1. Lawal Rahman

      Not difficult at all. It is just that they don’t support Nigerian users receiving money in Nigeria.

  2. Y. S. Rasheed

    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. Lawal Rahman

      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.

  3. gracie

    Thank you for the write up. Very useful tips. Pls is there any whatsapp group for fiverr sellers in Nigeria?

    1. Lawal Rahman

      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.

    1. Lawal Rahman

      Thank you for reading and dropping your comment.

  4. Adenike Adedeji

    Thanks you Sir, the write up was spot on. I will put it to work right away. Thanks

    1. starroyalcity

      That’s a very good decision. I’m sure it would help you succeed on Fiverr. Thanks for your read.

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