Is Fiverr a good site for freelancers who are financially dependent on it?

No. Not if you depend on it for bread and butter.

I am only speaking from a writer’s perspective, and I will only give my opinion about writing gigs.

In the last three years I have been with Fiverr, I never had a client who had a project that was financially enough to sustain a living. Most clients you find in Fiverr are employed individuals trying to take their shot at making money online.

What this means is that they will order, at most, five articles a week. A majority of the clients, since they are self-employed, also have limited budgets.

From time to time, I track where my articles are published. Many times, I see my articles on websites that are later shut down. This tells me that my client’s business did not fly, or he probably gave up.

As I browse through job posts, I also never saw any job that has a sustainable monthly recurrence. The ongoing projects that many clients commit are usually capped at $100 per month. And these job posts are rare.

In the last decade of writing, I learned that Freelancing sites are a hub for getting exposure and building a portfolio of positive feedback. It is also a great avenue to hone your skills.

Today, a huge chunk of my projects come from companies, ones that have actual offices, that need regular content for their businesses.

It is like being employed by these companies but not employed at all.

I found these clients through other platforms. Specifically, job boards.

Again, this is only for writing gigs. For virtual assistant gigs, the max I have seen is $500 a month, which requires eight hours of work per day. Not worth it, in my opinion.

I hope I was able to help.

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