The spammy-sounding Fiverr began as a cheapskate marketplace for $5 services. Whether you wanted some quick and dirty SEO that would get you penalized or a 500-word blog post with a 10% keyword density- Fiverr was your go-to.
Though it’ll forever be dogged by its spammy domain name, Fiverr is home to many interesting and completely legitimate, productized freelancer services.
Does It Have An Affiliate Program?
I’m a Fiverr affiliate- you can see my Year To Date (1/2020-8/2020) performance below:
I have $90 lifetime earnings.
You can see that from 640 clicks, I’ve signed up 27 people, but I don’t get paid on people signing up for Fiverr.
I’ve only been paid when someone buys a service as a First Time Buyer (FTB). So, year to date, I have sold 2 services, a SEO service and a Video Marketing service:
- 6/3/2020 12:04:44 AM 15 CPA (SEO)
- 1/19/2020 6:11:10 AM 15 CPA (Video Marketing)
Fiverr is not my affiliate focus– but there is definitely solid income potential here, depending on the quantity and quality of traffic you can push to their various Gigs.
How Does It Work?
First, signup here on their affiliate page.
Then check out this highly detailed affiliate FAQ.
The commission plan is a bit complicated- this screenshot from their commission explainer page breaks it down pretty simply:
Basically, Fiverr lets you choose whether you want to create Fiverr CPA or Fiverr Hybrid affiliate links (read more here).
It breaks down like this:
It’s important to note, when it comes to the Fiverr CPA: Fiverr breaks down their affiliate payouts by category, as well. Basically, you’re getting $15 per purchase, unless it’s in one of the following categories:
- Pro Plan $150.00
- Whiteboard & Animated Explainers $50.00
- Book & eBook Writing $50.00
- Architecture & Interior Design $50.00
- Game Development $50.00
- Website Builders & CMS $40.00
- Mobile Apps $40.00
- Web & Mobile Design $40.00
- WordPress $40.00
- E-Commerce Development $40.00
- SEM $30.00
- Proofreading & Editing $30.00
- Web Programming $30.00
- Data Analysis & Reports $30.00
- Website Content $30.00
- Business Plans $30.00
- Short Video Ads $30.00
- 3D Models & Product Design $30.00
- Packaging Design $30.00
- Virtual Assistant $25.00
- Articles & Blog Posts $25.00
- Illustration $25.00
- Voice Over $25.00
- Translation $25.00
- E-Commerce Marketing $25.00
- Product Descriptions $25.00
There’s definitely a lot going on- but I’d use the comparison breakdown to figure out which affiliate program makes sense for your particular audience.
The Fiverr Referral Program
Fiverr also has a referral program. Once you’ve logged in, go to this Fiverr referral area and you can get your referral link.
Referral Program Specifics
- Invite a friend (or friends) to join Fiverr and you can earn up to $100 USD!
Any one of your Referrals will get a 20% discount for their first purchase on Fiverr (capped at $100 USD).
- In addition, for each eligible purchase made by your referrals, you, as the referrer, will get 20% of the qualifying purchase amount (capped at $100 USD credit per qualifying purchase) to your Fiverr shopping balance.
- In total, you can make up to $500 USD in shopping credit. Your earnings will only be available for use over a three-month period. (Source)
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How To Make Money With Fiverr
If I were to focus on making money with the Fiverr affiliate program, the first thing I would do would be to examine the different keywords that the site ranks for.
By doing that, you get an overview of the services that get the most search volume in Google.
That will help you to understand which services have the best traffic and affiliate revenue potential.
Below, I extracted 1,000 of Fiverr’s top-performing organic keywords, excluding Fiverr brand search terms.
The way I would approach it, I would examine this list of keywords and consider building an authority site in a related niche.
For example, if you’re in the business niche, you can easily promote business card design and logo services.
If you’re in the internet marketing niche, you can promote video editing, logo design and writing services.
While it would appear that the most popular services on the platform are things like graphic design and SEO services, Fiverr even has a relationship section:
You can see that they have expanded to cooking, fitness, styling, astrology, and even gaming lessons.
So you can find affiliate opportunities if you run a cooking or even a psychic blog.
All Of Fiverr’s Services
Here’s a list of all of Fiverr’s different services:
|Graphics & Design||Business||Music & Audio||Programming & Tech||Digital Marketing||Writing & Translation||Lifestyle||Video & Animation|
|Logo Design||Virtual Assistant||Voice Over||Website Development||Social Media Advertising||Articles & Blog Posts||Gaming||Whiteboard & Animated Explainers|
|Brand Style Guides||- Call Center & Calling||Mixing & Mastering||- Event Website||- Strategy & Planning||Resume Writing||- Game Coaching||Video Editing|
|Game Design||- Skip Tracing||Producers & Composers||- Portfolio Website||- Ads Setup & Management||Proofreading & Editing||- Game Sessions||Short Video Ads|
|- Character Design||- Customer Support||Singers & Vocalists||- Blog||- Analytics & Tracking||Brand Voice & Tone||Online Lessons||Animated GIFs|
|- Props & Objects||- Research||Session Musicians||- Online Store||Social Media Marketing||Technical Writing||Astrology & Readings||Logo Animation|
|- Backgrounds & Environments||- File Conversion||Songwriters||- Business Website||- Consultation & Audience Research||Translation||Spiritual & Healing||Intros & Outros|
|- UI & UX||- Administration||Online Music Lessons||WordPress||- Profile Setup & Integration||Online Language Lessons||Fitness Lessons||Character Animation|
|Graphics for Streamers||Data Entry||Podcast Editing||- Full Website Creation||- Social Content||White Papers||Personal Stylists||3D Product Animation|
|Business Cards & Stationery||Market Research||Audiobook Production||- Customization||- Social Media Management||UX Writing||Cooking Lessons||Lyric & Music Videos|
|Resume Design||Business Plans||Audio Ads Production||- Bug Fixes||- Analytics & Tracking||Podcast Writing||Craft Lessons||- Lyric Videos|
|Illustration||Project Management||Sound Design||- Landing Page||SEO||- Podcast Content||Arts & Crafts||- Music Visualization|
|Pattern Design||- Graphics & Design Projects||- Sound Effects||- WP Installation & Setup||- Keyword Research||- Podcast Show Notes||Relationship Advice||- Dance Videos|
|Brochure Design||- Digital Marketing Projects||- Foley||- Performance & SEO||- Page Optimization||Case Studies||Health, Nutrition & Fitness||- Narrative-Based Videos|
|Poster Design||- Writing & Translation Projects||Dialogue Editing||- Backup, Cloning & Migration||- Voice Search SEO||Grant Writing||Family & Genealogy||- Performance Videos|
|Flyer Design||- Video & Animation Projects||- Videos & Films||- Security||- Technical SEO||- Grant Research||Greeting Cards & Videos||- Conceptual Videos|
|Book Design||- Music & Audio Projects||- Video Games||- Help/Consultation||- Off-Page SEO||- Grant Proposals||Your Message On...||- Anime Music Videos|
|- Book Layout Design & Typesetting||- Programming & Tech Projects||- Phone Systems & IVR||Website Builders & CMS||- Competitor Analysis||Cover Letters||Viral Videos||Animation for Kids|
|- Book Cover Design||- General Project Services||- Radio Ads||- Full Website Creation||Public Relations||LinkedIn Profiles||Celebrity Impersonators||Animation for Streamers|
|Album Cover Design||HR Consulting||Music Transcription||- Customization||- Consultation||Social Media Copy||Collectibles||Live Action Explainers|
|Podcast Cover Art||- Organizational Development||Vocal Tuning||- Bug Fixes||- Events, Conferences & Awards||Sales Copy||Traveling||Spokespersons Videos|
|Packaging Design||- Talent Acquisition & Recruitment||DJ Drops & Tags||- Landing Page||- Press Release Pitching||Press Releases||- Postcards From||Subtitles & Captions|
|AR Filters & Lenses||- Performance Management||Jingles & Intros||- Theme/Plugin Installation||- Strategy & Planning||Transcripts||- Local Advisors||Visual Effects|
|Storyboards||- Employee Learning & Development||- Jingles||- Performance & Security||Content Marketing||Legal Writing||- Shipping Services||- Rotoscoping & Keying|
|Web & Mobile Design||- Compensation & Benefits||- Intros & Outros||- Backup, Cloning & Migration||- Content Strategy & Research||Product Descriptions||- Trip Plans||- Color Grading|
|- Wireframe UX||- HR Information Systems||Other||- Help/Consultation||- Content Creation||Website Content||Other||- Match Moving|
|- Graphic UI||E-Commerce Management||Game Development||- Guest Posting||Business Names & Slogans||- Compositing|
|- Icons & Buttons||- Product Upload||- Consultation||Book & eBook Marketing||Scriptwriting||- Cleanups|
|Social Media Design||- Supplier & Vendor Sourcing||- Backup & Migration||Podcast Marketing||- Webinars||- Beauty Retouching|
|- Headers & Covers||- Store Management||- Customization||- Podcast Promotion||- Cold Calls||eLearning Video Production|
|- Social Posts & Banners||- Product Research||- Prototyping||- Advertising within Podcasts||- Audio Ads||Article to Video|
|- Thumbnails Design||Branding Services||- Full Game Creation||Video Marketing||- Script Coverage||Unboxing Videos|
|Postcard Design||Legal Consulting||- Bug Fixes||- Consultation & Audience Research||- Film & TV Screenplays||Screencasting Videos|
|Catalog Design||Financial Consulting||Development for Streamers||- Video SEO||- Promotional Videos||Slideshow Videos|
|Menu Design||- Analysis, Valuation & Optimization||- Addons & Customization||- Video Promotion & Distribution||Book & eBook Writing||App & Website Previews|
|Invitation Design||- Accounting & Bookkeeping||- Setup & Installation||- Video Ad Campaigns||- Kindle Niche Research||Book Trailers|
|Portraits & Caricatures||- Tax Consulting||Web Programming||Email Marketing||- Short Stories||Real Estate Promos|
|Cartoons & Comics||- Personal Finance & Wealth Management||- Custom Website||- Copywriting||- Book Proposals||Game Trailers|
|Tattoo Design||- Financial Forecasting & Modeling||- Web Application||- Email Templates||- Book Blurbs||Product Photography|
|Signage Design||- Online Trading Lessons||- Bug Fixes||- Email Platform Support||- Ghostwriting||Local Photography|
|Web Banners||Business Consulting||- Browser Extensions||- Audience Development||Book Editing||Other|
|Photoshop Editing||Presentations||- Email Template||Crowdfunding||Email Copy|
|Architecture & Interior Design||Career Counseling||- Convert PSD||- Campaign Marketing||Speechwriting|
|- Diagrams & Mapping||- Interview Prep||- Scripting||- Campaign Creation||Creative Writing|
|- Virtual Staging||- Coaching||- Landing Page||SEM||- Game Writing|
|- Planning & Design||- Search & Apply||- Help/Consultation||- Setup & Strategy Consultation||- Poetry|
|- 3D Modeling & Rendering||Flyer Distribution||E-Commerce Development||- Search Engine Marketing Management||- Song Lyrics|
|- 2D Drawings & Floor Plans||Lead Generation||- Full Website Creation||- Display Marketing Campaigns||- Letters|
|Landscape Design||Other||- Customization||- Product Ad Campaigns||Beta Reading|
|- Planning & Design||- Bug Fixes||- Remarketing||Research & Summaries|
|- 3D Modeling & Rendering||- Theme/Plugin Installation||- Ad Review & Optimization||Other|
|- 2D Drawings & Site Plans||- Performance & Security||Marketing Strategy|
|Building Information Modeling||- Backup, Cloning & Migration||Surveys|
|- BIM 4D Construction Simulation||- Help/Consultation||- Survey Creation|
|- BIM Online Training & Implementation||Mobile Apps||- Analysis|
|- BIM Family Creation||- Custom App||Web Analytics|
|- BIM Coordination & Clash Detection||- Convert Site to App||- Setup|
|- BIM 3D Modeling||- App Improvements||- Tracking & Reporting|
|Character Modeling||- Bug Fix||- Optimization|
|Industrial & Product Design||- Help/Consultation||- Bug Fixes|
|- Concept Development||Desktop Applications||Influencer Marketing|
|- 2D Drawing||- Custom Application||- Strategy & Research|
|- 3D Modeling & Rendering||- Application Improvements||- Shoutouts & Promotion|
|- Prototyping & 3D Printing||- Bug Fixes||Local SEO|
|- Product Manufacturing||- Help/Consultation||- Google My Business|
|Trade Booth Design||Cybersecurity & Data Protection||- Local Citations and Directories|
|T-Shirts & Merchandise||- Consultation||Domain Research|
|Presentation Design||- Compliance Services||E-Commerce Marketing|
|Infographic Design||- Assessment & Penetration Test||- Product Listings|
|Car Wraps||- Cybersecurity Management||- Product & Storefront SEO|
|Vector Tracing||Support & IT||Mobile Marketing & Advertising|
|Other||Online Coding Lessons||- App Store Optimization|
|Chatbots||- Mobile Ad Campaigns|
|Data Analysis & Reports||Music Promotion|
|- Machine Learning||- Organic Promotion|
|- Modeling||- Paid Advertising|
|- Visualization||- Music Streaming Services|
|- Data Entry/Cleaning||- Playlists and Placements|
|- VBA/Macros||Web Traffic|
|- Data Mining/Scraping||Other|
|- Convert to a Fillable Form|
|- Convert to an E-Book|
|- Convert to an Editable File|
|- Convert to Another File|
|- Optimization & Design|
|How to build a website?|
I dug up some real-life examples of Fiverr affiliate links by looking at the backlinks to Fiverr’s tracking URL (track.fiverr.com) and then sorting them by Traffic. These are the highest-trafficked pages that contain Fiverr affiliate links:
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What I Like
- Tons of different Gigs to promote
- You can promote Fiverr anywhere. According to their FAQ, social media is fine and I’m assuming email is as well (Source)
- Conversion focused design- lots of attention given to optimized landing pages with social proof, reviews, transparent pricing, upsells, etc.
- Dynamic commission structure- you can choose your own adventure, so to speak. Flat or recurring payouts are options
What I Don’t Like
- There isn’t much to dislike- aside from its shady past, Fiverr does have good services on the platform. That said- make sure you’ve vetted the services you’re recommending!
Creating Deep Links
If you’re going to promote Fiverr and hope for any type of decent conversion rate, you’re going to want to create deep links to individual Fiverr Gigs, choosing between Hybrid and regular CPA link type options.
The good news is that Fiverr does let you create deep links. Until I started writing this affiliate program review, I didn’t even know that this was possible. It might have been a recent addition because I haven’t been deep linking this entire time. Anyway, this is how it works:
- Login to your account
- Go to “Marketing Tools ” and select “Default and Deep Links”
- Click on the “LP URL” button. A pop-up box will appear
- Visit any page on Fiverr you’d like to promote and copy the URL
- Paste the relevant Fiverr link to the pop-up box and click out
- Copy the link by clicking on the “Copy to clipboard” icon
- Place the link on your site
The Fiverr affiliate program offers a pretty unique opportunity because there are so many different services that you can promote.
It does bear more than a passing resemblance to the Udemy affiliate program. Instead of services, like Fiverr, Udemy hosts an infinite array of digital courses you can promote.
Whether you want to earn money referring people to psychic consultations or for business card design, it’s easy to find affiliate opportunities in the Fiverr affiliate program.
In addition, they have a pretty unique affiliate commission structure, allowing you to choose two different ways to earn money.
I’ve never seen this in an affiliate program before and it definitely allows for some unique flexibility regarding how you earn money. They also allow you to create deep-links, as I’ve discussed a bit. This is crucially important.
A while ago they weren’t offering this marketing functionality, as far as I can tell. This meant that when I created a Fiverr affiliate link, I couldn’t link directly to the product or the product category page. For example, this page (YouTube description templates), which generates most of my Fiverr clicks, is now updated to link to the most popular, relevant product, instead of just the homepage.
Deep links enable you to directly link to specific products, which increases the conversion potential.
Another good thing about the program, unlike Amazon Associates, where there’s always a looming perma-ban for some technical infraction, Fiverr enables and even recommends that you promote them anywhere across the internet.
Overall, it’s an intriguing affiliate option because of its strong conversion potential, infinite product range, and promotional flexibility.