Fiverr was founded by Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman, based on the concept of a two-sided marketplace where digital services could be bought and sold between individuals and freelancers from just $5 - although prices can rise to thousands of dollars with the site's Gig Extras feature.
Almost any job that you could conceivably imagine being doable for $5 - and quite a lot that you couldn't - are represented on Fiverr.com, encompassing the categories of Graphics & Design, Online Marketing, Writing & Translation, Video & Animation, Music & Audio, Programming & Tech, Advertising, Business and More. It all means that whether you require a professional voiceover for a video, a pencil drawing of a person, some high quality website content, the registration of a domain name or all manner of other services, you are sure to find people offering to do it right here.
Although the high level of competition between freelancers should - at least in theory - help to ensure quality, if you want to be sure, it's easy to view member profiles where you will find such information as their average rating and the number of reviews that they have received. You can also discover the seller's average response time and 'status' - more information on that being available below. In short, the higher the level of seller, the more confidence you can have in their services.
Homepage features such as a Dashboard, Notifications, Inbox and Shopping Cart make it even easier to find and take advantage of the full range of Fiverr.com services.
Freelancers can offer to do jobs on Fiverr from $5, but can add additional services with what are known as Gig Extras. With the site's 'levels' system, freelancers can get even more exposure for their offered services, or 'Gigs'.
You could be completely new to a site like this and still find Fiverr.com pretty easy to use. Signing up, for example, is as simple as providing your email address, a username and password and verifying your account via email, while if you want to post a request, you simply click the 'Post a Request' button on the main page and complete a straightforward online form. You will be asked to select from a range of job categories, followed by a subcategory and when you would like the service to be delivered once you have placed your order. You can also specify your budget for the service, followed by actually describing the service that you are searching for. Searching for freelancers already advertising their services is similarly hassle-free via the categories or search box.
+ Great for getting jobs done cheaply
+ Clean and easy to use website
+ Highly in-depth and informative educational resources
- $5 plus 'Gig Extras' format might be constraining for some users
- Some complaints online about poor customer service
- Email contact form not the easiest to find
Fiverr.com operates on the basis of a highly distinctive concept that isn't perfect for everyone, but which nonetheless serves as a good way of getting a job done quickly and cheaply. Sign up today, and you'll see how convenient it is for both freelancers and those looking to hire them.