9 Tips to Buying Services on Fiverr

November 2, 2017 Posted by Tyler Cruz

I have made a number of recent posts about Fiverr lately, but they have all been about being a Seller on Fiverr.

I am also a Buyer on Fiverr, and actually highly recommend it.

When I first heard of Fiverr, I used to scoff at the idea of hiring somebody there. After all, what type of quality could you really get for only $5? At the time, I was used to hiring top-notch talent that cost a pretty penny, so I was also a bit biased.

But now I turn to Fiverr for a lot of work. First off, most services don’t actually cost $5. They may advertise as low as $5, but then that is just the base rate; depending on your needs you could be quoted $20 all the way up to $1,500+. Secondly, it’s amazing what you can get on Fiverr for $10-$20. I use it whenever I need help with server administration or broken code, and have used it for design work as well. In fact, I got one design done for $80 that would have easily cost me $1,000+ if I had got it done elsewhere, like from my old designer.

But you can also easily get screwed on Fiverr and have to tread carefully. So here are 9 tips to buying services on Fiverr:

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Posted: November 2nd, 2017 under Miscellaneous 133 Comments

What My Current Day Looks Like

October 30, 2017 Posted by Tyler Cruz

Now that I’ve shared what I’ve been up to the past 1.5 years, what does my average day look like now? After all, I’ve tried a lot of things to try to make money including dog-sitting, taking care of international students, running an Airbnb, and becoming a freelancer on Fiverr to name a few.

Well, my “average” day has changed a lot over the past 18 months, so it could easily change a lot even by the time this post gets published, but yesterday was an overall average day for me so let me share what happened yesterday.

Keep in mind that this post was written as #29 of my 30 blog post challenge, so it was written on August 9th, 2017, meaning that you will likely read this around the middle of November.

My Average Day (Yesterday)

7:15am

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Posted: October 30th, 2017 under Miscellaneous 205 Comments

10 Tips to Making Money on Fiverr

October 27, 2017 Posted by Tyler Cruz

A year and a half ago I decided to try becoming a seller on Fiverr out of monetary desperation. 18 months later, I am now a Level 2 seller with a flawless rating and have made $9,000 CAD from Fiverr as a seller, $1,800 of which was made just a couple of months ago for an average of $60/day.

I did this by creating a new gig account for a skill of which I am actually not very skilled. In fact, when I started, I was a complete newbie! I learned as I went along!

With my credentials set, here are my 10 tips to making money on Fiverr as a seller:

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Posted: October 27th, 2017 under Miscellaneous 14 Comments

My Failed Attempt of Learning Android

October 24, 2017 Posted by Tyler Cruz

Back when I was new on Fiverr as a freelancer, I was trying to think of ideas for other gigs.

I used to do very novice-level programming back in the day, with languages such as Visual Basic and Perl (we’re talking about 2 decades ago now), and while I never learned anything beyond a very basic level, I did enjoy the logical thought process behind programming.

And since being a freelancer on Fiverr does not exactly require the highest skill, I thought I may be able to learn the basics of Android development to where I could offer said services and make some extra cash.

The Courses

I ended up taking a free course on Udacity for Android development which was taught by Google employees themselves. I was able to dedicate 100% of my time and focus on studying and I had not a single distraction to disturb me during that time, so I had no excuse not to learn anything. In fact, I ended up studying Android development for about 2.5 weeks, studying and practicing everyday for 6-7 hours. Continue reading →

Posted: October 24th, 2017 under Miscellaneous 11 Comments