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Fiverr Affiliate Program

Fiverr is the largest online marketplace for freelancers with services starting at five dollars. Freelance services fall into various categories including business, marketing, programming, design, writing, translation, video, music, and more. Additionally, there are over 150 service subcategories such as logo design, illustration, sales copy, product photography, voiceover, WordPress, and celebrity impersonators.

Fiverr Affiliate Program

Through the years, I’ve hired freelancers on Fiverr for many tasks like book cover design and explainer video creation.


Fiverr Pro is Fiverr’s batch of top quality, verified, and hand-picked professionals who are “trusted by the world’s biggest brands.” Pro freelancers undergo extensive application processes, and only 1 percent of applicants get accepted.

Fiverr is more than a freelancer market. Fiverr Learn features online courses starting at $19. Fiverr Elevate offers short classes and exclusive discounts for businesses at every stage. AND CO provides business software for creating proposals, contracting, invoicing, expense and time tracking, and reporting. ClearVoice helps companies create great content by bringing the process of content production together with a talented pool of creators.

Company Profile

  • Founded by Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman in 2010
  • Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Stock ticker: FVRR
  • Fiverr is active in more than 190 countries
  • “Gigs” start at five dollars, but freelancers can charge thousands for services
  • Many freelancers on Fiverr report making five- and six-figures

Fiverr Affiliate Program

Fiverr has two affiliate programs, which anyone can join. One uses affiliate tracking software from Cellxpert, and the other is hosted on the CJ Affiliate network. I previously promoted Fiverr using CJ Affiliate links. However, I now promote using Cellxpert, since first-party links are more advantageous and efficient. Let’s review the benefits, drawbacks, commission rate, cookie duration, and program details. Here’s a snapshot.

  • Category: Online services
  • Cost per action (CPA): Cost per sale
  • Commission rate: Up to $150
  • Commission type: Nonrecurring and recurring options
  • Cookie duration: 30 days
  • Payout threshold: $100
  • Payment options: PayPal
  • Affiliate software/network: Cellxpert and CJ Affiliate
Program Benefits

The affiliate landing page is excellent. An affiliate landing page is supposed to be informative, and Fiverr hits the mark. Furthermore, they offer a how to get started guide, video tutorials, and FAQ on the signup page.

The commission rates are excellent. Fiverr offers two commission plans, i.e., a $15 to $50 CPA for first-time buyers and a $10 CPA plus 10 percent revenue share for purchases made within the first 12 months. For the $15 to $50 CPA plan, your earnings will depend on the service subcategory, for example:

  • Whiteboard and explainer videos – $50
  • WordPress – $40
  • Business copywriting – $30
  • Articles and blog posts – $25
  • All other subcategories – $15

Commissions are available for other Fiverr products. You’ll make $150 for Fiverr Pro, 30% for Fiverr Learn, and 30% for AND CO transactions.

You’ll earn 10 percent of revenues from the sales of your sub-affiliates. Publishers who signup to Fiverr’s affiliate program through your unique sub-affiliate link become a part of your potential earnings.

Affiliates get a 30-day cookie. One of my biggest complaints with some programs is that their cookie/conversion windows are too short. Fiverr provides a standard referral period to get credit for sales.

Deep linking is available.

Deep linking isn’t available. Deep linking is how an affiliate creates a link to a specific page on the merchant’s site. For example, instead of using a generic homepage affiliate link, I can link to an article related to my post. Deep linking is very beneficial given the amount and uniqueness of services available on Fiverr. You can learn how to deep-link in the FAQ.

There are thousands of marketing materials to use. Fiverr provides a plethora of creatives and banners in various file formats, sizes, and languages. It’s one of the most comprehensive offerings of any affiliate program.

There’s a full-time affiliate marketing team, which you can reach on the contact page. When a merchant has the staff to support publishers, it quickens processes and shows commitment.

Affiliates get different payment options. You can choose from USD, EUR, and GBP currencies. You can receive money via PayPal, Payoneer, and your bank account (wire and ACH transfer).

Fiverr is a market leader. Given its dominance, unique value propositions, and expanding services; it’s a fantastic company to promote. It doesn’t have any robust competitors (Upwork, a freelancer marketplace, targets a different user group and doesn’t have an affiliate program).

Customers can find every service imaginable. Most services on Fiverr belong to conventional categories, including design, business, marketing, and so on. However, the “fun & lifestyle” category is where you’ll find interesting and unique services from impersonators, pranksters, gamers, and relationship experts. For instance, there are Jesus impersonators and someone who will “save your marriage with a potent psychic love spell.” Secondly, there are many gag services that would make excellent gifts.

Program Drawbacks

Commissions only apply to first-time buyers. Most programs reward publishers for every sale regardless of buyer status, which is why affiliate marketing is an attractive way to make money online. Fiverr’s restrictive first-time buyer clause is very unappealing and creates somewhat of a win-lose proposition. Conversely, it does offset this a bit with its $10 CPA plus revenue share commission plan.

The payout threshold is high. Fiverr issues payments when commissions exceed 100 USD or currency equivalent. A $50 threshold is commonplace and would be more favorable.

Affiliate tracking software should be more efficient. Affiliates must request their payments because the app doesn’t automatically process commissions. For instance, I had requested a payment of $133.15. A few days later, it went into “pending” status then changed to “declined.” Also, all my commissions vanished. I sent an email to Fiverr’s affiliate team, and they said it was a “human error,” not software. The matter was resolved quickly, but I was left scratching my head. Although I prefer self-hosted software and first-party links, Fiverr should consider moving away from Cellxpert.

Fiverr Pro commissions are capped. Some Fiverr Pro services cost as much as $8,500. However, the most you can earn is $150 per sale. A variable commission rate on Fiverr Pro sales would be more beneficial, for example, 10 percent.



Making Money

Can you make four figures a month as a Fiverr affiliate? You can and more. Fiverr is a market leader with an excellent and rewarding affiliate program. There are thousands of unique services to promote, which yields many promotional opportunities. It pays excellent commission rates, and the self-hosted software is efficient. Furthermore, there’s the potential for higher payouts for high-volume affiliates. The only drawback is the first-time buyer stipulation, which can constrain earnings.

Where should Fiverr rank in your marketing activities? It should be a mid priority. If your niche is freelancing, SMB, or the gig economy, you could make it a high priority. Fiverr’s strong brand and various freelancer tools make it a promising merchant.

I recommend joining Fiverr’s affiliate program because it has excellent potential, and I’ve made money with it.

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CPAlead Minimum Payment 50 $ Payment Type CPA, CPL Payment FrequencyNet-15, Net-30, Weekly Payment Method Wire, Paypal, Payoneer, Check

We apologize for not posting an update sooner, our team has been heads down rewriting a lot of our code that dates back as far as 2008.

For the last 10 years, we have been adding new features on top of existing features which has allowed us to be agile in this very competitive environment, but unfortunately over time this can have negative consequences. The main issue is that we had to continue to increase the hardware on our servers to keep up with the traffic demand and the inefficiencies of our dated code.

Instead of continuing to increase our hardware, we decided in 2018 to make writing our infrastructure our core focus. We realized that in doing so, we would have to delay a lot of projects and new features we are excited to develop, but we would be much better off in the long term.

The good news is, our team is now finished and our code is 33%+ more efficient than it was before! This means our lockers and PPV, CPC, CPI, and CPA ads will load quicker than ever before, and on top of that, we did manage to add some new features!

As many of you have noticed already, we have a new dashboard design which was long overdue. Our dashboard is also now mobile responsive so you can manage your PPV, CPC, CPA and CPI offers and lockers while being home or away.

CPAlead Dashboard 2019

We also redesigned our locker landing page creator and added many new templates to stay current with recent trends. For our more advanced content locking publishers, you now also have the option to use your own domain name with 1 simple command!

CPAlead Page Locker Creator

In 2019, look out for even more features including an Android SDK that will allow Android app owners to insert our PPV, CPC, CPI, and CPA ads in their app using a locker, banners, or offerwall. This project is nearly finished and we hope to release it in Q1 of 2019.

We also have other exciting features that are currently in development that are too early in the development cycle to mention, so look out for future blog and Facebook posts announcing those.

Here is quick recap of changes:

All New Dashboard – Complete overhaul of old dashboard, features new Bootstrap 4 template. Every single dashboard page was gone through and updated to new template.

Internal Mail System – Send mail directly to publishers dashboard without needing to fire off an email blast.

Avatar/Rank – Publisher now has an avatar to their account, and a new rank system.

All Documentation pages rewritten to new Bootstrap 4 styling.

Feedback System – Direct feedback system, includes voting system for publishers to vote on features they like.

Lottery System – Lottery scratches are back.

Landing Pages – New landing pages tool for publishers, includes 9 high quality responsive templates for publishers to choose from, each with various form options to customize landing page. A Custom HTML landing page option allows publishers to implement their own landing pages, or even import our base templates and customize them.

Landing Page Cloud Hosting – All landing page assets are hosted on Google Cloud for speed and availability (assets won’t get adblocked)

Landing Page Promotion – Similar to the niche system, publishers can submit their landing page to our landing page gallery, where publishers can promote other publishers landing pages.

Landing Page Deployer App – We now have custom software that publishers can upload to their own server and host landing pages locally rather than link to our domains and host. With DigitalOcean, publishers can install our deployer app with 1 simple command.

Large portion of code base refactored and optimized. Over 280,000 lines of code removed and replaced.