Fiverr is one of the most popular job boards in the world because of how easy it is to sell your services or pay someone for a task. However, many successful entrepreneurs do not recommend it because of the high competition which forces people to ridiculously lower their rates. Now with Fiverr Pro, things may be different for entrepreneurs.
The name Fiverr is derived from the possibility of getting a service for only five dollars. But, it doesn’t mean that entrepreneurs can’t raise their rates. It just means that they may not get clients if they do so because of others who are willing to do the same tasks at a much lower rate. Many people from countries where the living cost is low go on Fiverr to make a living. This forces those in countries with a higher living cost to also lower theirs.
What makes Fiverr Pro different
Fiverr has introduced Fiverr Pro. It is on the same job board but on a different section, even though, entrepreneurs on there can still be found on the main board.
What makes Fiverr Pro special is the fact that rates for services are much higher there, so the competition isn’t nearly as fierce as the one on the main job board.
It attracts buyers looking for serious and professional talents. They aren’t afraid to pay more because they believe that you get what you pay for.
Skills on Fiverr Pro
Although you can pretty much offer any service on Fiverr, it is a little different on Fiverr Pro.
As of now, the available categories are:
- Graphic and Design
- Digital marketing
- Writing and Translation
- Video and Animation
- And probably two more, but double check with them.
However, Fiverr encourages people to apply regardless of the services they offer because of the plan to add more categories in the future.
How much entrepreneurs charge for services
It would depend on your skill and what you want to charge for it. You can easily find people charging $200, $400, or even $600 for a task like graphic design.
You do not pay a fee to join
Despite all its benefits, you won’t have to pay any special fee to join Fiverr Pro.
How to Apply
Applying for Fiverr Pro is completely different from the regular Fiverr, even for those with a current account. It is also not possible to convert an existing Fiverr account to a Pro one. Each person must go through a completely different application process. You can always reapply if you fail on your first application.
Fiverr Pro may be a good option for freelancers who don’t want to sell themselves short. If you apply and start working there, please share your experience with us.