15 Best skills to sell on fiverr as a Nigerian

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In this post I’ll be showing you the best skills you can sell on fiverr, these skills are guaranteed to make you at least $500 a month.

What is fiverr?

Fiverr is a freelance marketplace that connects buyers who want to purchase a service with sellers who can deliver that service. The name “fiverr” comes from the word five, this is because you can sell services for as low as $5 on fiverr.

To get started on fiverr, you need to sign up first on the website. Head over now to fiverr to create your free account.

There are various services that freelancers offer on the platform but in this post I’ll only be showing you the best services to offer.


Below are the 15 Best skills to sell on fiverr as a Nigerian.


  •  Web design
  •  Web development.
  •  App development
  •  Graphics design.
  •  UI/UX design.
  •  Copywriting
  •  Freelance writing
  •  Proof- reading
  •  YouTube video editor.
  •  YouTube thumbnail creator.
  •  SEO expert.
  •  Interior design.
  •  Ecommerce development.
  • Digital marketing
  • Social media manager.

Web design :

Web design is very lucrative and in demand, lots of businesses need website designs and hence they always head to fiverr to find the best people to help them design their sites.

You can do web design without any coding knowledge, all that’s needed is a very good understanding of WordPress. WordPress is a content management system that powers more than 70% of the web, it is also very easy to use.

If you have no knowledge of WordPress, you can head over to this YouTube channel and learn how to design beautiful websites. I also have a tutorial on how to set up a WordPress website with bluehost, do well to check it out.


Web development :

This is another in demand niche on fiverr, it’s quite similar to web design however some coding knowledge is required. There are various categories of web developers :

  • Front-end
  • Back-end
  • Fullstack web developer.


Front end web developers work mostly on the client side of the web application, this is the part that the users of the site interact with the most. The languages needed here are HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Back end developers work mostly on the server side, they are developers tasked with setting up the logic that makes the site functional. The languages required are PHP, C#, Python etc.

Full Stack web developers are developers who have knowledge of both front end technologies and back end technologies. They are highly sought after and well paid.


App development :

App development is an in demand skill on fiverr, this skill can earn you at least $500-$1000 a month. App developers typically develop mobile applications for ios and Google play store, the two most used languages are kotlin and swift.

You don’t necessarily need to know how to code in order to get started, I suggest you read my guide on how to develop mobile applications without any programming knowledge. If you’re interested in learning app development, then head over to this channel and get started.


Related: How to make money online as a Nigerian student without spending a dime.


Graphic design :

Graphic designers earn really well on fiverr, if you are skilled in designing logos or ebooks then head over to fiverr and sign up for an account.


UI/UX design :

This skill mostly relates to those in the tech niche, UI/UX designers mostly create mockup for apps and web applications. They earn very good money doing so, both online and offline.

One needs to be very good at graphic design in order to succeed in this niche, if you are good at designing mobile apps or websites head over to fiverr right now.


Copywriting. :

Copy writers earn big bucks on fiverr, these are people who have mastered the act of selling using words. Clients will have any amount of money so long they are guaranteed to make sales, this is a very good niche for beginners.

To succeed as a copywriter, you need to be very good at writing and communication. You may also need to create some samples as clients always ask to see previous work that you’ve done.


Freelance writing :

There is a huge demand for writers right now as more businesses are going online, many websites engaged in content marketing need writers. If you are a skilled writer, you should definitely be on fiverr advertising your services.

Blog post writers are in high demand, so it may be time to brush up on some seo writing.


Proofreading :

Many people require their work to be edited and corrected for misspellings and errors, this is where proof readers come in. These are people with a good command of the English language, they offer to go through written works to find errors and make corrections.


YouTube video editor:

This is a niche that’s really starting to take off recently, YouTube as we know is the biggest video streaming site in the world. You need a good knowledge of video editing to thrive in this field, if you believe it’s something you can handle head over to fiverr and list your services.


YouTube thumbnail creator:

YouTube thumbnail creator is a relatively new niche that beginners could get into, a thumbnail plays a huge role in determining whether or not a video gets clicked. Big YouTube channels are always interested in growing their channel, this is why they invest in freelancers that can help create catchy thumbnails.


SEO Expert :


SEO simply means search engine optimization, this is what determines whether or not a website ranks on the front page of Google. Sites invest thousands of dollars hiring experts to help them improve their SEO ranking. You as a beginner can acquire knowledge about SEO and then sell these services to a client.

Here is a free video from ahref covering everything you need to know about SEO :

Interior designer :

This is a rather unique niche on fiverr, Interior designers come up with beautiful designs for houses, apartments etc. The niche is very lucrative and highly in demand.

This niche is not very beginner friendly as you’ll need a lot of skill and expertise in order to land your first gig.


Ecommerce development :


Ecommerce is really exploding with new sites being launched every day, businesses need freelancers to help them set up their freelance site.

The Ecommerce site can be built with Shopify and WordPress. If you’re looking to get into this space, check this video on how to set up an Ecommerce website.


Digital marketing :

Digital marketing is a great skill to sell on fiverr, this because businesses are constantly trying to figure out how to make more sales online. You can watch free tutorials on YouTube and get started with this skill.

You’ll mostly be running ads on social media trying to generate leads for business, your rate will improve as you get better at this.


Social media manager:


If you’re a complete beginner on fiverr with no real skills to sell, you should really consider becoming a social media manager.

As your social media manager, your job would be to run the social media account of the business. You’ll be required to post regularly on the company’s social media accounts and also attend to any requests and questions that the customers would have.


How to land your first client on fiverr.


If you’re a complete newbie to fiverr, the first challenge you’ll face is landing your first client. Luckily for you, I have a great video that’ll explain to you exactly what you should do.


Here is the video :


Fiverr is a great way to earn money online as a Nigerian, imagine earning $500 a month as a Nigerian with the current dollar rate.


Do keep in mind that fiverr takes a cut of what you earn on the platform, however you still get to keep the lion share of the revenue.


If you have any questions drop them in the comment box, I respond to every single comment.



Ifechukwu David okekenwa is the founder of topwebincome, a renowned make money online blog. Ifechukwu is currently studying law at the university of Nigeria but he is managed to start and run several successful online businesses. Topwebincome was founded to share all the knowledge that he has gathered over the years. He is a programmer in training currently working towards becoming a full stack web developer. You can connect with him on social media.

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