How to Make Money with Fiverr In Nigeria: [OLD & NEW Method]

In today’s post, you’ll discover how to make money with Fiverr in Nigeria with or without having any skills.

If you’re familiar with how Fiverr works, you’ll understand that it’s a buy and sell service website between clients and freelancers.

If you have any skills, you could easily monetize it on Fiverr and make money residually without having to run any adverts.

Your skills could be on:

  • Proofreading
  • Video Testimonial
  • Ghost Writing
  • Graphics Design
  • Video Animation
  • Programing
  • Music and Audio
  • Etc…

With skills like this, you can easily set up a Fiverr account and create gigs about your service and start selling them to clients.

But what if you don’t have any skills…

Or at least something that can be sold on Fiverr! Does that mean you can’t make money on Fiverr? Usually, most people will say YES!

But today, I’ll show you exactly how you can make money on Fiverr doing nothing and without any skills or service to render.

If you have a skill or gig you can sell, well… good for you, and if you don’t, even better!

Just keep reading this post, and I’ll show you exactly what you need to do with your Fiverr account to start cashing every blessed month.

But before I go on…

Let’s break it down a little for newbies to understand what I’m talking about, how it works and they can get started!

What Is Fiverr?

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Fiverr Account | How to Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria

Fiverr is an online digital marketing platform where buyers and sellers of services come to meet each other with a starting price of $5.

That is, the lowest price you can price your service or the lowest price you can buy any gigs on Fiverr is $5. However, your services could be in different packages at different prices.

So with packages, you can easily increase your price to whatever seems fair to you and the pricing competition in your chosen niche.

The market on Fiverr is very wide and hardly will you not see a service you can render online and get paid for it.

So regardless of anybody’s skills, I’m sure there’s still going to be a service they can fit in on Fiverr and get paid for doing it.

How Does Fiverr Works?

The concept behind the platform is actually simple; you just need to create an account as a seller of service or buyer if you just want to buy services (gigs).

Since the idea is about making money on Fiverr in Nigeria, then you’ll need to create an account as a seller of service.

Before this, however, you must have determined the kind of service you want to offer for sale on the Fiver platform.

In case you’re not sure of what to sell, browsing through Fiverr should give you an idea of what to do or simply go through the list below:

  • App Development
  • WordPress Development
  • Shopify Customization
  • Web programming
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Google ads
  • Social Media Marketing
  • LinkedIn Ads
  • Content marketing
  • Instagram Ads
  • Instagram Influencer
  • Video marketing
  • Ebook Design
  • Banner Ads
  • Photoshop
  • Copywriting
  • Ghostwriting
  • Proofreading
  • Video Editing
  • Visual Effects
  • Spokespersons Videos
  • Whiteboard Videos
  • Animated Explainer Videos
  • Voice Over
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Audio Production
  • Sound Effects

Mind you, these are VERY few of what you can actually do on Fiverr to make money.

Browsing through the platform should give you a better overview of the kind of service to you can sell to make money in Nigeria

Fiverr Terminologies

Perhaps you’ve been lost with words like “Gigs” and you don’t know what it means. Well, it’s just one of the common words that are being used on the platform.

Let’s explore them shall we?

  • Gig(s): this is referred to as the service you want to sell or buy on the platform. If you want to sell “Graphic Design” service on Fiverr, then you can refer to your Gig as graphic design.
  • Gig Extras: this simply means buying additional service with the initial Gig a buyer wants to buy from a Fiverr seller.
  • Freelancer: this equally refers to seller of the gig or service you want to buy on Fiverr. So as a seller yourself, you’re going to be referred to as freelancer.

How to Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria [The Old Method]

As discussed earlier, I’m going to be showing you ways at which you can make money on Fiverr in Nigeria. First, I’m going to be starting with the old method.

The old method is something you already know. It includes going through the niches and choosing a service you can render on Fiverr then establishing yourself as a professional freelancer.

Let’s go through the steps and process of what you need to do to portray yourself as a professional freelancer on Fiverr.

Step 1: Signup on Fiverr

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Fiverr SignUP | How to Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria

So here is the first thing you need to do to establish yourself as a seller on Fiverr, you need to sign-up for an account.

You can only buy and sell on Fiverr as a registered user only, and signing up is quite easy to do. You just need to head over to Fiverr and hit the Sign-Up Button.

After a successful sign-up, the next thing you’ll need to do is confirm your email address. An email with the confirmation link will be sent to you immediately after you sign-up.

Just click the link in the email and your account will be confirmed and activated. After this, the next thing to do is to create your seller profile.

Your profile will determine how you present yourself to the world; a good profile will portray you as a professional freelance. So you’ll need to take your time while doing that.

There’s no need to re-invent the wheel here, simply browse through the Fiverr platform and take a look at the profiles of the top-performing freelancers.

Once you find then, use that as an inspiration to create your own profile.

Step 2: Create Your Fiverr Gig

This is where you create a service you want to sell. Without a gig is simply means no product to sell. So you need to create one to keep your account active.

Remember, choose a service within the niche you’ll be comfortable doing. That is, you don’t want to start selling service you can’t provide yourself.

Go through the list above if you’re still unsure of what to do and choose one to create a gig about it. You could make your gig in packages to increase your chance of making more money.

For example, take a look at the image below…

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Fiverr GIGS | How to Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria

Again, just look at other people’s gigs around your service niche and use that as an inspiration to create your gig.

Step 3: Offer Service & Get Paid

Now that you’ve created your gig, the next thing to do is to wait for your first order. But in the meantime, make sure your gig is perfectly created.

Check your gig description and compare it with the top sellers of your niche. Please don’t copy their description word for word, else you might be blocked.

fiverr description

You just need it as an idea to create something better.

Also, put your service delivery duration as 1 day. This will increase your order rate as most buyers want their service quick.

How to Optimize Your Fiverr Gig for Quick Order

Being a new account and with the rate of competition on the platform, you might not see much of order immediately.

This is why you need to optimize your gig to start receiving orders as soon as possible. For proper optimization of your account, you’ll be going to need a couple of things.

This includes:

  • A dummy Account
  • Fake Visitor/Traffics

You’ll need the dummy account to buy your service 2 or 3times then give yourself an awesome review. After that, you need to drive traffic to your gig.

Around 300 visitors should do.

In case you don’t know how to get the traffics, you can also buy them on Fiverr. Once everything is done properly, you’ll be on the first page of Fiverr for the search term of your service.

The more visible you are, the more money you’re going to make.

How to Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria [The New Method]

Now that we understood how to make money on Fiverr in Nigeria using the old method, let’s explore the new method.

Remember the old method is about selling service on the platform to make money this new method is about buying services on Fiverr and re-selling it at a much higher price to your clients.

As a matter of fact you can do both. You just need to find clients that want a service to be done and provide the service for them.

However, this time around you won’t be the person providing the service.

All you simply need to do is outsource it to a different freelancer and deliver the job to your client as though it was created by you.

Your profit is going to be the difference between how much you charge your client and how much you outsource it to the third party freelancer.

It includes a few steps to get started, let’s go through them, shall we?

Step 1: Choose a Service to Out-source

Just like the seller method, you’ll need to choose a service that you’ll be drop servicing. The reason for this is that, you need to have an idea of what you’re selling.

If you don’t, you won’t be able to check the service done by the freelance for quality review. That is, if the work is ok or not before you send it to your client.

So make you sure you choose a niche you understand how it works and drop service it to make money.

Step 2: Find a Freelancer on Fiverr

Once you’ve discovered the niche you want to outsource, you’ll need to find a freelancer that can get the job done perfectly.

Try and look for 2 to 3 freelancers of the same service, so when one is busy, the other can have the job done quickly without having to delay your client.

Before choosing however, you’ll need to check the reviews and look at what their previous clients have said about them.

This will help you know if they are good at what they do or not.

Steps 3: Look For Clients

Once everything is in place, the next thing you want to do is start looking for clients. To do this you’ll need to create an account as a seller on other freelancer sites.

And once you start receiving orders you can then outsourced it to another freelancer on Fiverr for a cheaper price and keep your profits on all transactions.

For freelancer websites, you can simply Google search “freelancer website” and create an account on a few that you like.

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Freelance Website | How to Make Money on Fiverr in Nigeria

And once you start receiving orders you can then outsource it to another freelancer and keep your profits.

Getting Paid [Payoneer & PayPal]

Most of these sites pay via PayPal and Payoneer. Luckily for you, Payoneer is free to open.  PayPal however, limits Nigeria from receiving payments.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t still use PayPal legally, we have a report on how to create PayPal in Nigeria and receive funds with it.

Not only can you receive funds with it, you can also withdraw the funds directly to your Nigerian bank account.


Fiverr has enough potential to make you money both inside and outside of the platform. If you prefer to sell your gigs you just need to create an account and sell your skills as a gig.

Otherwise, outsource other people gig for clients that need it and get paid as though it was made by you.

You’ll, however, need to focus on the freelancer you choose for outsourcing your services. How good they are will determine how great your client will feel about your work.

So what do you think?

Would you prefer selling your skills on Fiverr as a gig or drop service other people gigs to clients and keep your profit as the middle man?

Let me hear your thought on this!

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