Before you can start making money on Fiverr, you need to set up an account. This is super easy, and the guide below goes through every step.
The 7 steps to make a Fiverr account are:
- Go to Fiverr.com
- Click Become a Seller
- Click continue several times
- Add your personal information
- Add your professional information
- Link any relevant accounts
- Fill in your account security information
Below, I go through these steps in more detail, so that you can set up your Fiverr account instantly with ease. I’ll also provide tips and tricks to ensure you get the most out of the platform.
How To Create A Fiverr Account
1. Go To Fiverr.com
Head here and click ‘Join.’ It’s at the top right hand corner, but you might see the box below as a popup when you first arrive on the site anyway.
You’ll then be presented with a box like the one below. Just choose whichever method suits you best.
2. Click Become A Seller
You’ll find this by clicking the icon next to the Messages button at the top right. It should have your first initial in it, taken from your email address, like mine below as a C.
You should see a screen similar to the one below, and you can click on any of the boxes if you fit into one of the categories it suggests. However, you can just click the Become a Seller box at the bottom right to move to the next step as well.
3. Click Continue Several Times
You’ll see a video explaining the basics of the platform, which you don’t need to watch in order to move on. When you’re ready, click Continue. You’ll then get some more information about joining, and you can click Continue again.
Next, you’re given some information about what not to do on the platform. This information is important, but not extensive. So, just give it a quick read over and then hit Continue once more.
4. Add Your Personal Information
Next, you want to fill out a description of what you can offer, but you don’t need to be too specific. This will show up when people click on your profile, so you want to paint a good picture of yourself! And speaking of pictures of yourself, you need to add one of those too. Check out my guide on choosing your Fiverr profile picture for more detail on that.
You can add whatever you like, such as a logo or something similar, but a picture of yourself will make buyers feel like any exchange with you is a bit more personal. People like to know who they’re doing business with. So, I recommend adding a profile picture, rather than an arbitrary picture or logo, unless you’re planning to work primarily under a brand or business name.
5. Add Your Professional Information
The next step involves adding things like your job and education history, along with any relevant skills you have as well. Spend some time here adding as much as you can so that you really sell yourself on the platform. The more you tell people about yourself the better. Just make sure you tell the truth!
6. Link Any Relevant Accounts
The next stage is where you can link to other accounts. I didn’t connect anything other than my Google account and I still got plenty of business, so this is entirely optional. It’s really only useful if you already have a large network of potential customers, or a relevant profile to add that potential clients might want to check out (such as a Dribbble portfolio).
7. Fill In Your Account Security Information
The final stage is to add some security information. You’ll already have an email address here, but you’ll also need to add a phone number. This is for security reasons, as is the case with most websites that require it, and it’s to help prevent fraudulent accounts and bots from appearing on the platform.
They never contact you by phone at any time (at least in my experience) so don’t worry about spam. Once you do this, you have successfully set up your Fiverr account!
Is It Free To Make A Fiverr Account?
It is free to make a Fiverr account, and that’s true whether you want to make an account as a buyer, seller, or business. There used to be a $149 fee to make a business account, but even that has been scrapped.
Fiverr personal accounts are free to make, but you will need to pay 20% commission (automatically) on every order. You can learn more about this in my guide on how much Fiverr takes.
How To Make A Fiverr Buyer Account
The 4 steps to make a Fiverr account as a buyer are:
- Go to Fiverr.com and click Join
- Enter your email address or join with Facebook/Apple
- Choose your username and password
- Click the account activation link in your emails
Is Fiverr Good For Beginners?
Fiverr is good for beginners. It’s free to sign up, and it’s really easy to make a Fiverr account too. Fiverr is good for beginners because it is a good way to gain some exposure and start putting together a portfolio of your work.
Whether or not Fiverr is good for you will depend on the services you plan to offer. However, I believe it’s a good testing ground for any freelancer. It’s a great place to learn to market yourself, and earn some money in the process!
The platform does have a high level of competition though, and a lot of buyers are looking for cheap, relatively low-quality services. But as an absolute beginner freelancer, it’s worth considering setting up a Fiverr account.
More Guidance For Setting Up A Fiverr Account
You now know how to set up a Fiverr account and you’re ready to start making some money! For more information on getting the most out of the platform, check out our articles on writing good gig descriptions, coming up with gig titles, and what it takes to become a Top-Rated Seller.
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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