Fiverr is the world’s largest online marketplace for $5 services, with wild services such as “I will have your logo or message painted on my back with body art technique and take high res photos for $5″ and an attractive female is willing to “post a video to your Facebook saying whatever you want,” Fiverr is a marketplace that’s naturally viral and has grown exponentially since launch.As a customer, I love that you can find and get people to do the craziest things for $5, but as an entrepreneur, I hate the “black hat” business services that are developing out of Fiverr. More often than not, you can’t pay $5 for quality business services, as the old adage goes, “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” This Fiverr Review aims to look at the pros and cons from the perspective of both a buyer and seller.
- Clean and clear website design, easy to navigate, easy to use
- Clear and easy to understand concept
- Active and fun community with supportive forum
- Make money doing something you love
- 20% revenue sharing with Fiverr, that’s a pretty big fee for them to host your services, other sites do it for less
- Limited ways to get paid, mostly relies on Paypal with additional fees
- 14 day hold time on funds
- Automatically accepts jobs, limited control for sellers
Overall, Fiverr is a valuable freelance website that allows sellers a lot of freedom in what they choose to offer and what extras they choose to charge for (once they get to level one or above). If anything, it is a great stepping stone on the path to transitioning from working at a 9-5 job to becoming your own boss, doing what you love to do.