When employers shut their doors at the start of the pandemic in March of last year, employees took to the web, creating freelance side hustles and finding online community, despite the foggy future of the job market.
For many freelancers starting out, platforms like Fiverr, an online marketplace that connects freelancers to businesses who may need digital services, are key to getting their side hustle off the ground. In the last year, over 8,600 part-time freelancers who offered remote-friendly services collectively made over $3.5 million in earnings on Fiverr, according to an analysis done on on behalf of Canva, a graphic design and publishing platform.
The analysis looks at the earning potential of part-time side hustles, or gigs. Online side hustles are categorized by their completion rate, their increased demand during the pandemic, and their location—in particular, where people are earning more on the platform.
For its analysis, Canva created a list of more than 50 popular side hustles and searched listings for those services available on Fiverr. It only considered active, “level one” sellers on Fiverr who began their side hustle by March of this year and had completed only 10 to 50 jobs, in an effort to capture a larger share of part-time and newer freelancers.
In the U.S., in terms of maximum price for a single job, side hustles like website design command the most money, but looking at average price per job, the report finds that presentation design is the…