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Is there money to be made on Fiverr when I can automate the process?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by password01, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. password01

    password01 Regular Member

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    Hey Folks,

    So i've been wondering right.. My background is software development but i'm new to all this IM stuff but finding it really interesting and learning loads!!

    There's a bunch of stuff that can be automated with programming.. I was kind of thinking that if I write some tools to automate some IM tasks I can make some handy money selling the services on Fiverr.

    Right off the bat i'm thinking that I can offer the following:


    • Batch watermark videos with whatever people want (for porn upload methods).
    • I can generate reports on hot selling products for a particular category on eBay along with the associated Amazon ASIN (for dropshipping).
    • If I think about what needs to doing I can probably write something that processes text to do things like rewriting content/articles/copy and cleaning up of data and converting into excel etc.

    Some quick math says that (once the tools are developed) I can do one gig in 5 minutes, or 12 per hour. If I do 5 hours per week at 60$ per hour I can make 1300 per week. Subtract Fiverr 20% commission and that's a $1000 per month.

    That is for basic $5 gigs, but I could upsell to higher quantities per gig which takes me no extra time, this would mean i'd earn more.

    What do people think? Is there much of a demand for this kind of thing. Fiverr seems fairly popular so i'm assuming that there is plenty of traffic there and lots of opportunity if you are professional about your business?

    Thanks guys,
    I think this is the first time looking for real advice here and I feel my first journey thread coming :)

    P.S. Is this the most appropriate thread for this post.. I wasn't sure.
     
  2. tophi

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    Fiverr.. come on.
    1. Its hard to make buyers happy. Still some people will complain about your product -> low reputation
    2. There are great products on fiverr but a few people really need them
    3. I think your skills are not unique, no offence, but for example watermark videos is free from years and almost every crapy software support this.
    you have to tray, you have nothing to loose, right now I started a very stupid service but I got 2 orders so .... there are enough stupid people :)
     
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    TBH, these types of questions can only be answered if you give it a go.
    Carry out research on popular Fiverr gigs here http://fiverrgig.info/
    Create accounts on all the Fiverr type sites, SEOclerks, Fourer etc (+other freelancing sites)
    Set up a few test gigs to determine demand.
    It can be hard getting your first few sales so read peoples Fiverr journeys and fiverr tips threads
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site:blackhatworld.com+fiverr
     
  4. password01

    password01 Regular Member

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    1. Yea I guess that's true. People always expect the world for free.
    2. True, but I doubt it's few people who need all of them. There must be some stuff in demand.
    3. I don't they are unique either, at all in fact. The think is about watermarking videos, I know the software can do it but I could make a script in 30 minutes that does this. I admit it's probably one of the more lame ideas but it's worth having up there as it would probably be the easiest money.

    I must look around and see what others are doing on Fiverr and see if I can automate that stuff. I'd say there is already a lot of automation going on but still, it's probably easy enough money..
     
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    The good thing about this idea is you don't have to research that hard for gigs that sell. Just search for apps or bots that can complete the gig work in minutes, or generate useful lists or accounts that can be downloaded immediately. Then create the gigs, and keep track of them daily (if done across several gig sites, check the common email address you created for monitoring them).

    Keep the hot gigs up, close the gigs that aren't selling, swap in a new gig that can be completed via software quickly. Soon you'll have a lot of gig orders coming in almost every day.
     
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    Yea I guess your pretty much on the money. I gotta just get off my ass and start it up.. I didn't know about the others, thanks for the links.

    Thanks, some decent tips in there. I'll be sure to update this post with any progress I make. If it takes off then I will start a journey thread.