How I Found a Full-Time Work-At-Home Job

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Testimonial from Keelie:

I wanted to share a bit of a testimony about your blog. About 5 months ago, you posted an article about earning extra Christmas cash with Fiverr. I found the most valuable information in that post, and it has absolutely changed my life!

My husband is a pastor, and recently, he has been feeling lead to take a break from ministry so our family can re-focus. It was a very difficult decision — both to leave his passion, and also to replace that income. I’ve always wanted to stay home with my boys while they were growing up, so the thought of working outside the home was heart-wrenching to say the least.

However, when I read the post about Fiverr, I decided to create a writing gig. Immediately, I began taking in orders from websites and correspondence. Since that day, I have been blessed with order after order; and recently, I was offered a full-time at-home job with a website — all because of my efforts at Fiverr!

Thanks so much for sharing that post — it has truly changed my life! -Keelie

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  1. Marianne Hardy says

    Can you give more specific details of what you did for instance what was your first job and what have you mainly done.

    • says

      Hey there,

      this is my testimonial. Sure I can give you some more detailed info as to what I was doing on fiverr.

      I created a gig to write 400 words of a buyer/s choice of topic for $5. Fiverr takes $1 for every $5 someone spends. So, I made very very little for each article to start. That was my choice to do that to bring in more buyers. You can set your gig for whatever you like. You do not have to be a writer, you can create any job you like for the $5. I personally enjoy writing, so that is what I chose. Content writing is very valuable, so it is a hot commodity on Fiverr. Not all jobs on Fiverr will bring in a lot of orders. I have had a lot of success on the site because I have been willing to write a lot of well researched material for a very low price. Since I stuck it out there for so long, I was able to raise my prices, and people still hired me at the higher price. I am not currently on Fiverr right now, and that is because I’m working so much for Lifetricks.com and I blog for 5 people every week. I also have a few other clients that I write website content for every so often. You can go to my site, Kayleeree.com and see on my sample page some of the types of content I have been asked to write as a result of Fiverr.

      A few things I wish I had known before I created my first gig on Fiverr.

      -I wish I had set my gig for a longer period of time. I started it at 3 days, but eventually set my turn around time on a project for 7 days.
      -If I had known how valuable content writing is, I would have started the gig at 350 words for $5, since that would encourage a buyer to purchase the gig twice for a more lengthy article.
      -If I had known there would have been no shortage of orders, I wouldn’t have accepted every single article request asked of me. It took me three months to feel comfortable telling a buyer that I couldn’t do the article they were asking, for different reasons. It is ok to tell a buyer you don’t want to take on a project. There will be other buyers.
      -It is time consuming and you should expect to put in a lot more time then what you are being paid for at least for the first month or two. You’ll develop regular people who come to you all the time. After a month, you can add on a tip to your gig. If you are good at what you do, people will give you the tip. I received many tips. :)

      It is a learning process, and your experience may not be like mine. Not everyone has success on Fiverr but a lot of people do. I had the ability to hone in on my writing skills with little expectations. People do not expect to get good quality articles at $5, so I was given a lot of grace for writing that may not have been that well put together. Fiverr made a gateway for me to find opportunities to work for other websites, and also to realize that I can in fact blog on a regular basis.

      If I had any real wisdom to share it would be, stay patient and flexible. With internet businesses, you do not know which ones will be successful and which ones will fold. There is no guarantee in any of this. So, build up a good clientele with whatever your freelance work should happen to be, so that if one of their sites doesn’t work out, the you still have other projects to fall back on.

      I hope this helps anyone who is feeling hesitant about creating a gig on Fiverr. At the end of the day, what is the worse thing that can happen? You open a gig, it doesn’t bring in any money, and you do something instead. :)

  2. says

    Fiverr sounds like a great idea, but hopefully professional and amateur writers are only using this for introductions, getting established, and getting published clips. But even as practice, writers can make much much more elsewhere (try Ebyline or oDesk). Check out Carol Tice, who makes hundreds per post. If you’re a good writer, don’t sell yourself short! – Brenda, from SuperMoney.

    • says

      I have to agree with you Brenda. I was exploring a way to build up some writing clips specifically from websites and most of them pay a penny for word, which is not worth my time considering many of the sites expect you to spend time researching as well.