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To get started on this site, you register, set up your profile and do a few tests. After you have done this then you find a suitable job in your area of expertise. You can then send a proposal to the job that you’re interested in.
In a future post, we’ll delve deeper into getting jobs in this site.
This freelance site is not as popular as
The idea with Fiverr is to offer services for $5. You can actually do quite well on Fiverr, so don’t be mislead by the $5.
To get started on Fiverr, you register, set up your profile and pick the area of work that you’re interested in. Like other freelancing sites, the idea is to start small and work your way up after you have some experience on the site.
If someone is looking for a bookkeeper, they’ll see “I will do your bookkeeping for $5”. There are ways to set it up to make maximum income but we’ll look further into this site in another article.
Here are several ways both platforms differ.
Upworks is more suited to freelancing on the side
If you’re not freelancing full-time, then I believe
I can set my time on Upworks, where the client can see the amount of hours that I’m available for. I can also choose jobs that will fit my availability.
On Fiverr, especially if you’re popular, you can set the number of clients that can queue for the job. However, as far as they’re concerned, you are always available unless you’ve set your gig to Vacation. From the job is started, there is a timer does a count down, based on a set time (which you have on your gig).
If you have several clients in your queue, it can be quite difficult to juggle this with a full-time job. If you fail to deliver the job before the clock counts down, you will be penalized. The buyer has the option to cancel the gig after that. It will also reflect badly on your rating. In the online freelancing world, rating is everything.
2) You pick the job on Upworks.
If you see a job that doesn’t fit your requirements, you don’t have to send a proposal to that job.
Although, in the end, the client is the one who does the selection, you do have some option in the process.
3) The Client selects you on Fiverr
On Fiverr, you’re given little knowledge about the client. On this freelance site you’re basically a sitting duck. If they like your gig, they will discuss it with you beforehand to see if you’re a suitable fit. Some clients, especially returning clients will just join the queue without warning though. Once they’ve bought the gig, the countdown starts. Things can get hairy after that. You will have to give yourself enough room to handle many clients.
You are protected on Fiverr, by the fact that they have to buy the gig before work starts. Although
I hope I’ve been able to help you make a selection. You can also juggle both of these freelance sites if time allows. I may be biased towards