Whether you’re a buyer or a freelancer on Fiverr, you may have heard of source files. Fiverr source files are the files used to create the final product. From logos to animations and more, Fiverr source files give you the ability to edit a design project yourself or have someone else do it for you.
In this article, I’ll discuss Fiverr source files in detail. I’ll explain what Fiverr source files are, how they can be used, and why you should be aware of them for your next Fiverr project.
What Is A Source File On Fiverr?
A Fiverr source file is an editable or expandable version of the creative product you purchased from Fiverr. It is typically provided in its native format, which allows you to make changes and updates yourself as needed without having to start from scratch.
While your chosen freelancer may provide a variety of finished products such as images, videos, audio files, and more, a Fiverr source file gives you the ability to have full access and control over your creative project, using the files they used to provide the end result.
A Fiverr source file is especially useful if you need to make changes or updates to something that you had previously purchased from Fiverr. It can save you the headache of having to start from the beginning and it can be a great way to quickly make updates or adjustments.
Fiverr source files are also useful for those who would like to learn how certain creative projects were created by viewing the source code behind them. This can show you whether the freelancer used someone else’s template for example, or if they are truly doing all the work themselves.
How Do You Provide A Source File On Fiverr?
There are several ways to provide a Fiverr source file. You can include it with your initial purchase or offer it as a gig extra for an additional fee. You can also provide the Fiverr source file after delivery by sending the buyer a download link or attaching it directly to the order/messaging page.
No matter how you provide the Fiverr source file, it’s important to make sure that the buyer understands what they are getting and how they can use it. Be sure to include a detailed description of the Fiverr source file so that your buyers know exactly what they are getting before they make their purchase.
Examples Of Fiverr Source Files & Formats
Fiverr source files can come in a variety of formats. Some examples include Adobe Photoshop PSD, Adobe Illustrator AI, and HTML & CSS for web designs. Depending on the Fiverr source file you have purchased, there may be other files included with it too. For example, FCPX Fiverr source files may include MOV or MP4 video files as well as FCPXML files.
When you buy Fiverr source files, make sure to check what type of file you’re getting, as not all Fiverr source files will work with every program/software/operating system. If you know you need access to the source file, confirm what type of Fiverr source file the seller is offering in their gig description before you make a purchase. If they don’t tell you there, contact them to find out.
What Formats Does Fiverr Accept For Source Files?
Source file formats accepted by Fiverr include:
- Adobe Photoshop PSD
- Adobe Illustrator AI
- HTML & CSS for web designs
- Adobe After Effects AEP
- FCPX Fiverr source files (MOV, MP4 and FCPXML)
- FCP7 Fiverr source files (FCP7 FCPXML)
- JPEG Fiverr source files
- GIF Fiverr source files
- PNG Fiverr source files
- TIFF Fiverr source files
- AI Fiverr Source Files
- PDF Fiverr Source Files
Should You Charge Extra For Fiverr Source Files?
Whether or not you should charge extra for Fiverr source files is entirely up to you. If you feel that Fiverr source files are something that your buyers will benefit from, then it may be worth including them in the initial price of your Fiverr gig or offering them as a gig extra.
However, if Fiverr source files are not something that your buyers need or would use, then it may be best to leave them out altogether. If you’re a writer and you provide your work as .docx files, that’s probably also your source file. If you’re uploading voiceover files without editing them, you may also not have any source files other than the file you send over of your recording.
Do You Need The Source File As A Fiverr Buyer?
Whether you need Fiverr source files as a buyer depends on what kind of Fiverr services you’ve purchased, and what type of modifications or updates you plan to make. For example, if you purchased an Adobe Photoshop PSD Fiverr gig and you want to make changes or adjustments to it, having the Fiverr source file available will make the process much easier.
However, if you’re just looking to use Fiverr services without making modifications or updates to them, then Fiverr source files may not be necessary. But it can always be helpful to have on hand for future changes even if you don’t think you’ll need to make any soon.
For example, you might think a logo you bought is perfect and doesn’t need any changes, but you might tweak your brand’s color scheme later down the line. Having the source file to work with in this situation could save you a lot of headache! It’s going to be up to you whether it’s worth paying extra for if the seller doesn’t offer it by default.
Source files can also indicate whether the buyer actually created the logo or design (or whatever else you order), and so they can be useful to Fiverr buyers if you want to know the authenticity of your Fiverr order. If a Fiverr seller is offering Fiverr source files, this could indicate that they created the project from scratch, and that may be something worth considering (although it won’t be important for all buyers).
Fiverr source files are simply the original files used to create the end result that you pay for as a buyer on the platform. How important they are varies by project, but if you’re a seller, it can be a useful thing to include in your gigs (you can learn more about optimizing these in our article on creating good Fiverr gigs). If you’re a buyer, it can allow you to more easily make changes to what the buyer provides, should you feel the need.
Chris is the creator of Freelance Ready. He originally started freelancing (on Fiverr) while at university, writing and editing website content. He created this website to share his freelancing experience and help others on their own self-employed journeys. He is now a freelance SEO consultant and content editor. You can learn more about Chris here.
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