The key to being happy as a freelancer with a Fiverr home business is to “job craft.”
It’s really great to be a freelancer… sometimes.
People all over the world work from home on their own. If they don’t plan well, they won’t all be happier in the end. Do you want the chance to change your life by making “job-free money” from anywhere? If so, take the time at the start to make your job more likely to make you happy. This is called “job crafting.” That’s when you change your work to fit you, instead of trying (or pretending) to change yourself to fit a job.
Fiverr.com is one of the big names when it comes to freelance work. Most ways to get ready to work on Fiverr only focus on making money, which is important and the point of freelancing. But, and this is a big but, money is never the only reason to do something.
Evolution needs you to be smarter than the last generation.
We humans are complicated creatures with many hopes and needs at the same time. We have social needs, psychological needs, issues with who we are, and a desire to go beyond what we can do and try for something better. After all, we are moving toward something new and different, and we are at the cutting edge. If you only do freelance work to make more money, you have to put all of your other needs, goals, and values ”on ice” while you work. From the beginning, plan your freelance work to bring you more than just money.
As a psychologist, I want to show you how to make money in a way that makes your life better. We do things mostly because we think they will make us feel better or make us happier. Money does make us happy a lot of the time, but it’s never enough on its own. If we only care about money, it can leave us feeling empty inside. After basic needs are met, people need to learn and grow, show what they are capable of, and connect with other people. We humans can be complicated and hard to understand, so it’s not always easy to get along with them. However, we are very social animals, and we need each other.
Money is nice, whether you are rich or poor.
My grandfather always said that. Now I see that coming up with new ways to make money will make your life even better than just having money. Determine what aspects of your life are most vital to you first. Then, make sure your work helps you feel better and makes you happier while you’re doing it. Even if it’s on the side, you can do work you love. Sometimes, you can make money off of the things you like to do. You can always learn new skills and practice them on Fiverr until you’re good enough to compete elsewhere. I did just that. Now, I use my voice-over skills to record my own online classes, which helps me reach bigger goals.
You can even try out ideas for a small business as a Fiverr gig to see how they work. This lets you get more fans, get better at what you do, and improve your business model without any risk or cost to you. No matter what your financial goals are, you should meet your higher needs while paying your bills. Enjoy your job, how it makes you feel, and the money you make from it.
You’ll be a “Fiverr Thriverr” if you do these three things:
1. Learn how they do things and master it.
2. Find work that fits your skills and interests.
3. Keep getting better at what you do and how you do it.
Make your freelance work show how you feel about a dream.
When you’re in a crisis, it’s enough to stay alive, but I encourage you to build a steady freelance income based on work that you love and care deeply about. This is the kind of work that makes your life better on its own.
Most people who start an online home business won’t get rich (unless you consider doing work that you love to be a treasure all by yourself). In fact, there are many well-documented stories of freelancers who used the money from their side jobs on Fiverr to buy homes, cars, boats, and other things. So, don’t count on getting rich, but don’t count it out either.
Most people can make a decent amount of extra money on Fiverr. After building up their “gig” (or service for sale), the average part-time worker might hope to make $200 to $500 a month. If you work hard, you can make a lot more money.
I made a lot of money on Fiverr without doing any advertising at all. At the same time, I took advantage of the chance to learn how to do voice-over work, something I’ve always been interested in. What an exciting way to learn: I did over 400 voice jobs of every kind. Fiverr is a huge marketplace with a lot of buyers waving their credit cards. When I search Google for many skills, Fiverr has listings on the first page for all of their sellers with that skill, which could be you.
Since Fiverr sellers make their own gigs from scratch, freelancing gives you the rare chance to do exactly what you want to do in life. You might have skills or talents that have never been seen before. Maybe you could learn and show off new skills that would help you get into new places.
No matter what path you choose, doing work that you love makes your life better in ways that work that doesn’t fit you will never do. I want you to figure out what your heart really wants and make your jobs fit with that. (And pay some bills as well.)