How Africans Can Start Earning Money from Home

by Syl Tamanda

Stop looking for a job as though your life and entire existence depended on it, and start selling your skills to those who need them, from the comfort of your home or wherever you find yourself. It’s called self-employment, and it can easily be transformed into a business that employs others.

How to start earning money from home.

You can sell your services to anyone around the world using an online platform called Fiverr. I am not going to sit here and lie that I have always known about the different freelancing platforms. I personally had no clue about Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Udemy and Skillshare.

What is Fiverr?

Fiverr was created in Israel, and it allows users around the world to connect. Fiverr‘s goal is to change how the world works together by connecting businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 500+ categories.

An example of a good fiverr profile

Recently, I have found myself in need of professional services in different areas of my businesses. Since finding out about, and using fiverr, I’ve been very excited to share my opinion with you all.

I believe it is an amazing platform for all young people to be on, and it is an easier option to a work life balance than a 9am-5pm job.

Anthony is a top rated fiverr seller from Kenya who acts as a ghostwriter for people who need help with writing their books. He charges between $15 to $300 for a gig without any extras. His visibility is enhanced by the quality of the job he does for buyers, who eventually boost his profile with 5 star ratings. He has delivered more than 1000 jobs on fiverr, and you can only imagine how much money he has made huh. For readers in Africa, this is a Kenya, making money on Fiverr, by serving people in Canada, America, the UK, Pakistan, Dubai, and you name it. I encourage you to create your profile today. it is free.

How to create an account on Fiverr

Creating an account on Fiverr is super easy. All you need to do is follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Click on to join the millions of users

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STEP 2: Join the Fiverr selling community

Getting started as a seller on Fiverr won’t land you jobs immediately, which is why you have to ensure that you build an outstanding seller’s profile in order to stand out.

My personal recommendation is to browse through what others are offering, spy at the profile details of the best sellers in the different categories in which you find yourself, and try to imitate their style, with a price that is slightly lower for a start.

Moreover, having an idea of the most requested services on the platform will provide you with an edge. If you fall short of expertise or experience in any category, consider learning through courses on skillshare and Udemy. That’s if you would like to take Fiverr seriously and make it a good source of passive income. If others are making serious money on fiverr, so can you!

STEP 3: Explore the different categories of services that you can offer.

STEP 4: Position yourself in the best selling Fiverr Niches

  1. Graphic Designing for others
    You’re a great graphic designer. If so, Fiverr is the best place to advertise. The market is crowded with artists. Also, many people seek graphic design services for personal and business purposes. There’s no limit to what you can sell. As a graphic designer, you can earn a minimum of $5 to over $1,800 per task on Fiverr.
  2. Copywriting for others

High buyer demand makes copywriting a popular category on Fiverr. You can ghostwrite for personal blogs, corporate blogs, and more. Fiverr also has a high demand for YouTube scriptwriters.

One copywriting gig can pay up to $1500. The best part is that adding extras to the service page increases revenue.

3. Social Media Marketing

Now, digital marketing is blooming. That’s why the demand for advertising managers is rising. Also, there are a lot of buyers looking for social media marketing services on Fiverr.

As a Fiverr seller, you can help promote various brands and increase sales. For example, you can run ads for your client on multiple networks. Selling this service usually earns $5-$2,500 per gig.

4. Web Designing

One of Fiverr’s most popular services is website development. On this market, people mostly ask for online stores. To earn money from this service, you need to know how to make them.

Web developers on Fiverr can earn $5 to over $2000, depending on the complexity of the job. I recently hired a webdesigner and it cost me $300

STEP 5: Join the Fiver Affiliate program and earn for spreading the word

It is super easy to join the fiverr affiliate program. To be fair, this is the easiest affiliate program I have joined thus far. The process is super simplified and the commissions are very generous. If you would like to join, click on join now on the image below and start earning via the fiverr affiliate program.

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Anyone can earn from fiverr depending on the value they bring to the buyers on the platform. It doesn’t matter in what part of the world you’re at, fiverr is a global market place where everyone can experience a win. All you need to do is follow the steps mentioned above, and you will be on your way to earning your first dollar.

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