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Fiverr offers a huge variety of services or “gigs” starting as low as $5. There are potential opportunities here for small businesses seeking services or looking to market them.
Last week, the site celebrated a milestone saying it has facilitated two million gigs worldwide.
Services Available on Fiverr
You can find all kinds of services on Fiverr. Some offer you a professional business logo design or a short video presentation for just $5 and could be a great way to try out new talent.
Others, like an offer to get you 1000 Twitter followers in a day (Yup, we actually saw one like this) could easily land you in trouble with your social media platform.
In a recent email, the Fiverr team shared some basic tips for business owners both buying and selling services on the site.
Tips for Using Fiverr
First, when posting services, break down gigs into smaller tasks you can easily do for $5. You can then add additional services at a higher cost.
Second, be sure you set a reasonable delivery time. Repeat and new orders will depend very heavily upon on-time delivery.
For businesses seeking services on Fiverr, developers recommend paying close attention to the rating (a percentage based on other customers’ satisfaction) and the votes members have received. These could be indicators of how popular they are in the community and also their credibility among other users.
Also check comments and feedback from others who have experienced their work first hand.
Several of those gigs have been paid for by me and I will continue using the site. Great service providers.
Fiverr is a micro freelance marketplace where almost any web based services are offered. I am also a service provider there and trying to provide social media promotional services. Although I haven’t got any orders so far, I think there is still something that my profile is missing. I am happy to know that the site has recently celebrated 2 million gigs and I am hopeful that soon my gig will also be purchased.
I’ve been with Fiverr for about a year as a service provider. I’ve made a couple hundred in that time.
I really like Fiverr. My only gripe is the length of time it takes to get paid. Two weeks is quite long. I think perhaps they should consider adjusting it depending on what level you’re at and your rating.
It’s great they’ve reached the 2-million-gigs milestone. That’s definitely worth celebrating.
Fiverr is not that bad as long as you look at the feedbacks and hire people with little to no negative feedback. I go there for easy services for online promotion and never once did I feel disappointed. You’ll only be disappointed if you go about it blindly. This means that you hire them thinking that they can do magic. You must first learn the facts before you give it a go.
I have offered services like paid blog posts before via Fiverr and it is a good source of alternative income. But note that after service deduction, your net income goes to $3.92 or so. It is still all right after the currency conversion for quick tasks.
Yeah, it’s not strictly a fiver ($5.00), but I guess it is for those who buy a gig, just not for us who sell it.
And you’re right. At $3.92, the key is to come up with a service that really doesn’t take that long to do.
Fiverr is awesome. Just like all online services, you need to do your research and not just blindly trust anyone. They’re very willing to work with you if there are any issues, so I’m not surprised it’s at 2 million and growing.