There are several well-known freelancing sites for writers and they each function a bit differently. After swimming in a sea of opportunities I could not get my fingers into on Upwork, I gave up. Let’s face it, as a disabled, home-bound, financially-strapped writer, I just needed a little bit of writing money coming in.
There are many ways to make money with your writing, but for the purposes of this article, we are taking a look at Fiverr as a monetary source of income, how it works, and a bit about how to set it up.
How Fiverr works differently than Upwork
On Upwork, you set up your profile and then you shop for jobs. You are the one bidding for work and trying to find the jobs that work for you. On Fiverr, the reverse is true.
You set up “gigs” which are advertised services that you define. Clients shop for someone to do a job they need completed and choose to hire you via one of your gigs.
Creating an Account
You will need to create an account to buy or sell on Fiverr.
To create an account:
- From the Fiverr homepage, click Become a Seller.
- Click Become a Seller.
- Enter your email address and click Continue.
- Note: You can also join with Facebook and Google Connect.
- Choose a username.