5: How One Fiverr Seller Earned Enough Cash to Buy a House

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This podcast interview wraps up Fiverr Week here on Side Hustle Nation.

From earlier:

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In this episode of The Side Hustle Show I’m joined by AnarchoFighter, a Top-Rated Fiverr seller who earned enough money in his first year on Fiverr to buy a house in cash. His inspiring story holds some valuable tips and actionable strategies for aspiring side hustlers looking to make something happen on this exciting new platform.

You’ll learn:

  • Why Fiverr is the perfect place to start a side hustle.
  • How to “level up” and open up new earning opportunities.
  • How to earn far more than $5 per sale
  • The best time to make an upsell “recommendation.”
  • The actual feedback request script used to generate tons of positive ratings.
  • Why the fortune is in the follow-up.
  • The best way to structure your gigs to maximize your hourly rate.
  • How to create a winning “Top Seller” application.
  • Why Fiverr might be a path to world peace.

“The fastest and surest way to change the world is to find a way to make a profit doing it.” –AnarchoFighter

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And a special thanks to madmoo for the introduction!

If you have any questions about Fiverr or any of the points made during this episode, please leave a comment below.

What do you think? Is Fiverr a worthwhile platform on which to set up shop? What kind of experience have you had on the site?

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Nick Loper

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Nick Loper is a side hustle expert who loves helping people earn more money and start businesses they care about. He hosts the award-winning Side Hustle Show, where he's interviewed over 500 successful entrepreneurs, and is the bestselling author of Buy Buttons, The Side Hustle, and $1,000 100 Ways.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, Business Insider, MSN, Yahoo Finance, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Bankrate, Hubspot, Ahrefs, Shopify, Investopedia, VICE, Vox, Mashable, ChooseFI, Bigger Pockets, The Penny Hoarder, GoBankingRates, and more.

21 thoughts on “5: How One Fiverr Seller Earned Enough Cash to Buy a House”

  1. Anarchofighter knows what he’s talking about! I introduced him here as a person that can tell you the way it is, and even though I’m also a top rated seller on fiverr, I’ve learnt a lot from this.
    This is essential listening for all buyers and sellers!
    Excellent podcast – thank you!

  2. Excellent interview, Nick! I posted my first Fiverr gig about two weeks before I heard this podcast. AnarchoFighter provided some great tips for things to try in the future.

  3. I thought this was one of the best podcast interviews I have ever heard and trust me I have heard a lot (over 1700 in 2013)

    Not because I want to get on fivver, but because of the information. I think a lot of people that want to learn about marketing could get a lot from this interview.
    I certainly did and I am still thinking about what I could offer.

    Love all the shows and it’s great to have different people on that are not the big shots just doing the rounds.

  4. Ahhh I just recently found you in my Stitcher recommended shows, Nick, and what a joy it’s been! And I just wanted to say this episode was great for the tips, the style, and the motivation to get out there and kick some tail. Fiverr really can’t be beat for testing out ideas – gotta give it a shot, folks!

    On a side note, I’m ordering stuff on Fiverr all the time and as I just got a gig delivery back, I realized it was from Anarcho… completely by accident as I was looking for copy-reviews. What a surprise and the man does know his stuff!

    Thanks again for this episode, Nick, and for introducing us to Anarcho and the path to Fiverr goodness!

    • Hey Richard, thanks for the kind words! This was a fun one :)

      Great place to validate ideas and test out new things. I’ve actually got a pretty detailed case study about my side hustle experiments with Fiverr coming out tomorrow, including how I unexpectedly landed on the homepage and got flooded with orders. Fun stuff!

      Thanks again for stopping by and happy you found the show!

  5. What I have always found curious and a little mystifying to me about Fiverr is how to actually get people looking at your particular/specific gigs. I mean, yes, I can sell the gigs to my friends, but beyond that, I have posted a bunch of gigs and only made a few sales…so it would be helpful to hear ways to get your gigs “noticed.”

    • This is the challenge on Fiverr and Amazon and other marketplaces as well. The first thing to do is to make sure you’re getting all the impressions you can by optimizing your gig title, description, and tags to match what people might be searching for. Once that’s done, an attention-getting cover image can help stand out in the search results — I haven’t tried this myself but I’ve actually heard that attractive women tend to generate more clicks … so if your fiverr account isn’t personally branded to “Joseph”, might be something worth testing out.

  6. I am listening to all your podcasts backward from present to past and finally got to this one. OMG! What an amazing story. I had no idea fiverr was a legitimate place to start learning to market your stuff. But now it makes total sense. The kindness and clarity of your guest was just awesome and your questions were very helpful.

    • Hey Zoe, thanks for stopping by! Yes, a year later this is still my most popular episode and really opened my mind to some overlooked platforms. I’ve been on Fiverr about a year now and it’s been a really fun new side hustle!

  7. I have been listening to SHS form the beginning and am currently on 52 plan being caught soon. This was one of the most detailed podcasts to the point of being a manual. Two of the best points was that fiverr starts a 5 dollars and the use of requesting feedback which could be adapted to other activities. I have a couple ideas for fiverr and will have to re-listen.

    • Oh wow that’s a serious podcast binge! Hopefully the interviews and delivery are improving as you go along … when I listen back to some of the early ones I get kind of embarrassed :)

      Just published a new episode on my first year on Fiverr (which I know you’ll get to soon), but it details how I got started, how to brainstorm what you can sell, and my plans to double the Fiverr side hustle:


      Thanks so much for listening!


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