Creating your Fiverr intro video

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Disclaimer: This feature is currently available to eligible sellers only.
Videos must be in English—unless English subtitles are included.
Important: Your Fiverr intro video must contain footage of yourself, since this is an intro video for buyers to get to know you personally.

73% of people say they prefer to watch a short video when learning about a new service.
So remember that this feature is all about you and your services!
Utilize the Fiverr intro video to Introduce yourself in a short video to build credibility and gain buyers’ trust.

How it works

Note: This feature is only available to eligible sellers.

Buyers will see your video on your seller page and Gig page.

To upload your Fiverr intro video:

  1. Log in > Switch to Selling > click your Profile image > Profile.
  2. Scroll down until you see the intro video section (on the left side).
  3. Review the video, make sure it looks perfect (for you), and that it complies with the guidelines and requirements below.
  4. Transfer the file to your computer and upload it through the Intro video form.
  5. Once uploaded, your video will be moderated and published when approved.
  6. You can re-upload via your Profile page.

Guidelines and requirements

  • Present and show yourself and only yourself
    Don’t show someone else in the video, since this will also violate our policy.
    Learn more with our Privacy Policy.

  • Mention all important and relevant information
    Don’t forget to include your name, work experience, education, top clients, awards, and services you offer on Fiverr.

  • Include English subtitles
    We highly recommend including English subtitles, to make sure you are understood, no matter who is watching.
    Check out our Subtitles & Captions Category for sellers who can help.

  • Your video should be between 20-60 seconds long
    Remember to keep it simple and short.

  • Videos must have clean audio
    Poor-quality audio will make your video sound unprofessional.
    To help with good-quality audio, look for a quiet place, make sure there are no ambient noises, and put your phone in flight mode.

  • Write a script or prepare ahead
    It’s important to present yourself and speak naturally and freely—even if you’ve prepared a script in advance.

Helpful tips

Here are some helpful tips including:

Recommended equipment and location

Here are our recommendations for equipment, background, and how to light up your shot.

  • Camera
    You can use the back camera of your smartphone or any digital camera that can shoot HD video.

  • Microphone
    Audio quality is just as important as video quality.
    Try to use an external microphone—if you have one—or headphones for better audio quality.
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  • Find a clean and presentable background
    We recommend an office or studio.

  • Make sure both you and your background are well lit
    Try to film yourself in daylight with an indirect light source, and avoid lighting from behind you or directly above your head.

  • Try not to mix different color temperatures
    For instance, if you're shooting in daylight (a “colder”, blue color), don’t enhance the lighting by using a warm-light lamp (orange color).
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What to wear

It’s always best to look professional and presentable, but don’t be afraid to mix your personality with your outfit.

  • Wear solid colors
    Avoid small, busy prints, which can be distracting (or even look blurry on video).

  • Stand out from your background
    Wear a color that contrasts with the background of your video.

  • Keep your face visible
    Refrain from shadows, wearing hats, sunglasses, or anything that obstructs your face.
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Frame your shot for success

Our best recommendation is to smile and be yourself—our buyers want to see you.

  • Place the camera on a stable surface, at eye level
    Make sure your eyes are framed in the upper third of the shot (frame), and use a tripod if possible.
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  • Film your video in landscape mode
    Turn your smartphone sideways, so it’s filming horizontally.
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  • Talk directly to the camera
    Make sure to sit on a stable chair and maintain eye contact with the camera (as if you’re having a conversation with the buyer).
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Get creative with the editing process

  • Your video can be professionally edited—but it doesn’t have to be
    Check out our Video Editing Category for sellers who can help.

  • You can use additional footage (if needed)
    Make sure your face is visible for most of the video.

  • You’re welcome to use background music if you’d like
    Just make sure you’re voice is easily and clearly heard throughout the video, and that you have the rights to use the audio/music.

Practices to avoid

Note: The Fiverr team reviews all uploaded videos, to ensure that your video is compliant with our Terms of Service and Community Standards.


Here are some practices to prevent and avoid, to help make sure your video will be easily approved.

  • Don’t show someone else in the video
    You must only represent your relevant services offered and only you can be the speaker in the video.
    Check out our examples below.

  • Don’t ask to communicate outside of the Fiverr platform or exchange personal contact information
    This includes URLs, email addresses, phone numbers, social media tags, etc.

  • Don’t show a Fiverr seller badge, your seller level, or stars representing your rating in your Gig video
    Fiverr automatically includes this information in your Profile.

  • Don’t include watermarks or content that you don't have permission to use
    Avoid adding content and/or media that you don't have the right/permission to use.
    For example
    : Copyrighted audio, watermarked images that aren't your own, trademarked products in the background, etc.

  • Don’t offer prohibited services as defined by our Community Standards
    If your video doesn’t comply with Fiverr policies or violates our Terms of Service, it will not be approved.
    Learn more with Fiverr's Community Standards.

Inspiration and examples

Check out these intro videos for some inspiration:

 

 

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