A Dummy’s Guide to Making Money Online: Gigs You Can Sell on Fiverr without any Talent or Knowledge
We all know that it’s possible for talented people to make money online. If you’re a phenomenal writer, graphic designer, or videographer, the internet is a treasure trove of money-making opportunities. Even if all you have are good looks, there are many ways you can earn extra cash online.
However, what if life hasn’t blessed you with good looks, an artistic eye, or the ability to write the next Kindle best-seller? Can an Average Joe still make a decent amount of money online?
Lucky for you and me both, the answer is YES!
Thanks to this wonderful website, Fiverr.com, you and I can earn some extra cash without having any real talent. In fact, we can be dumb, ugly, and slightly behind on technology, and STILL end up with some extra spending money.
While most jobs require you to work on their schedule, selling gigs on Fiverr can be a great way to earn some extra money on your own time.
Gigs You Can Sell on Fiverr Without Having Any Real Talent or Skill
For those of you already familiar with Fiverr, you now how ridiculous some of the gigs are – and yet they sell hundreds! Amazingly, with a bit of creativity, you can make a lot of money online – even without providing any “real” value.
Although your best bet for making money online is to slowly develop a marketable skill (and there are many), these ideas should help you get started. Setup an account on Fiverr and try posting one of these gigs (or something similar). You may not sell anything, but you have nothing to lose – and you could make a small fortune!
1. Write a Message Creatively and Take a Photo of It
Write a message on your dog, in the sand, on rocks, on your hand, or on a sign that you hold next to the Eiffel Tower – and take a picture of it. You get the idea. People like having pictures of creative messages to send to their friends and place on their websites.
In fact, even though it’s in crappy taste, one woman has made several hundred dollars selling pictures of messages written on toilet paper – talk about flush with cash!
Although there are many “take a photo holding your sign” gigs on Fiverr, if you add a unique twist – or even offer the same gig that someone else is making a fortune from – you can do quite well. Some of these photo gigs have sold thousands of times.
2. Back a Kickstarter Project and Leave a Comment
People who have launched a crowd funding project are desperate for support. Because they only have a month or two to receive all of the financial support they need, they are often willing to invest a bit in order to get the project running.
Therefore, people are willing to pay $5 to have someone support their project for $1 and leave a comment. Although this means that you only walk away with $3 (after the Fiverr fees), you can enjoy discovering new projects and being a part of some great ideas. It’s a pretty easy and entertaining way to make a few bucks.
3. Leave Comments on People’s Blogs
Bloggers LONG FOR comments to be left on their blogs (so please, leave a comment on mine). Even if they receive quite a few views, it is the commenting that reveals how beneficial their content is to the world.
Because few people like to be the first person to leave a comment on someone’s blog post, some bloggers are willing to pay someone to comment on their blog posts.
Setup a gig that offers to leave 5-20 comments on a blog for $5, and you may discover quite a few buyers interested in your service. Just make sure that you add some thought into each comment to motivate the buyer to come back to you again for more in the future.
4. Sell PLR Books, Videos, and Articles That You Have Bought From Others Online
PLR articles are articles that have been written and sold in bulk for bloggers to add to their websites (usually after editing a bit themselves). The beauty of PLR articles is that, once you buy them, you can use and sell them yourself. Therefore, if you take a few minutes to search Fiverr, you may discover a few collections worth purchasing yourself. Then, break them apart, compile them together, or just reword the add, and sell them yourself.
The same can work with videos and books as well. Just make sure that the content you are selling is legal.
5. Sell Access to Specific Information or Contact Lists
Compile a list of celebrity contact information, websites that pay for blog post submissions, or any other bit of information that people may find useful, and sell it on Fiverr. Information may be free on the web, but it can often be a hassle to search for something yourself. Therefore, if someone else has already compiled a list, there are many people who would be willing to pay a few bucks to save themselves the time. But remember, you never want to sell confidential information that could get you into trouble.
Further ideas could include putting together a week-long healthy menu or compiling workout routines. People will happily pay for information that they believe is valuable.
6. Be a Personal Assistant for 1 Hour
Most of the time, $4/hr isn’t worth our time. However, if you’re in a tight place, you may be willing to settle. Therefore, as long as you have acces to the internet, you can make a few bucks an hour by being someone’s personal assistant online. This may involve doing research, inputting data, or some other menial task, but people are definitely willing to pay – and you don’t need much experience. Furthermore, if you do a good job, you can very easily get more work.
7. Make Cheesy Videos with a Message
Just like with pictures, you can sell a lot of gigs promoting people’s messages in a video. There are people selling gigs of themselves in the jungle, on mountains, in the pool, and failing at parkour.
Offer to do something bizarre to promote someone’s product and you will be amazed at how many people may actually buy it – and you might even get free products in the process!
This is Just the Beginning. What Will You Sell?
These seven ideas were just to get your creative juices flowing. If you are willing to invest a few minutes and some of your creativity, you can make money online without having any serious skills are abilities – and that’s a beautiful thing!
What are your thoughts? Would you buy or sell anything bizarre on Fiverr? If you do end up posting a gig on Fiverr, share it in the comments section below and I’ll take a look!
About Author Rob
Rob blogs at Money Nomad - where he shares strategies and tips for becoming a remote entrepreneur. When not working on his own projects, Rob writes articles for businesses and thought leaders. You can find him on Twitter @rlerich.