I’ll never forget the thrill of signing up for Fiverr and watching my first few sales trickle in. I’m a slightly stir crazy writer who likes to mix things up, so working with so many different people was instantly addicting.
As a travel addict, I also loved the freedom of location independent tasks popping up in my inbox, along with some extra cash lighting up on my phone as I sipped margaritas on the beach between writing sessions.
Kind of awesome, right?
On top of that, the simple content-oriented tasks I was whipping up for pocket change were a breeze… so it felt like a fun game.
After a couple of weeks, as earnings and orders started racking up, I knew the rapid-fire stream of new gigs was keeping me sharp and helping me upgrade my on-the-fly problem solving skills.
For a while, everything was peachy.
I woke up to a fresh batch of Fiverr orders each morning, plowed through them, exchanged glowing feedback, and saw the number on my revenue page tick up another few bucks.
Fast forward a few months, however, not long after earning over 1k from small gigs and up-sells, Krystal and I both decided to deactivate our accounts for good.