Before you can start making money on Fiverr, you need to set up an account. This is super easy, and the guide below goes through every step. Most of the steps just involve clicking some buttons, but there are a few bits of information along the way that’ll help you get familiar with the platform. So, let’s get into how to set up a Fiverr account!
How to create a Fiverr account
1. Go to Fiverr.com
You should land on a page similar to the one above, but the actual content and advertised gigs will vary as Fiverr changes them all the time.
2. Click the Join button
It’s at the top right hand corner, but you might see the box below as a popup when you first arrive on the site anyway.
3. Choose your preferred way to join
You’ll then be presented with a box like the one below. I recommend joining with Google if you already have a Google account, but this isn’t necessary. Just do whatever suits you best!
4. Click Become a Seller
You’ll find this by clicking the icon next to the Messages button at the top right. It should have your first initial in it, taken from your email address, like mine below as a “C”.
5. Click Become a Seller again
You should see a screen similar to the one below, and you can click on any of the boxes if you fit into one of the categories it suggests. However, you can just click the Become a Seller box at the bottom right to move to the next step as well.
6. Click Continue
You’ll see a video explaining the basics of the platform, which you don’t need to watch in order to move on. When you’re ready, click Continue.
7. Click Continue again
You’ll then see some more information about what’s expected of you on the platform, along with some guidance for getting started. You can click Continue again when you’re ready.
8. Click Continue one more time
Next, you’re given some information about what not to do on the platform. This information is important, but not extensive. So, just give it a quick read over and then hit Continue once more.
9. Add some personal information
You want to fill out a description of what you can offer here, but you don’t need to be too specific. This will show up when people click on your profile, so you want to paint a good picture of yourself! And speaking of pictures of yourself, you need to add one of those too. Strictly speaking you can add whatever you like, such as a logo or something similar, but a picture of yourself will make buyers feel like any exchange with you is a bit more personal. People like to know who they’re doing business with. So, I recommend adding a profile picture, rather than an arbitrary picture or logo, unless you’re planning to work primarily under a brand or business name.
10. Add your professional information
This involves things like your job and education history, along with any relevant skills you have as well. Spend some time here adding as much as you can so that you really sell yourself on the platform. The more you tell people about yourself the better. Just make sure you tell the truth!
11. Link any relevant accounts
I didn’t connect anything other than my Google account and I still got plenty of business, so this is entirely optional. It’s really only useful if you already have a large network of potential customers.
12. Fill in your account security information
You’ll already have an email address here, but you’ll also need to add a phone number. This is for security reasons, as is the case with most websites that require it, and it’s to help prevent fraudulent accounts and bots from appearing on the platform. They never contact you by phone at any time (at least in my experience) so don’t worry about spam.
That’s how to set up a Fiverr account
That’s it! You now know how to set up a Fiverr account and you’re ready to start making some money! If you want to learn more about making money on Fiverr, check out my other articles here.