If you haven't heard of Fiverr before, it's an online freelance marketplace. Here, buyers in need of freelance services can recruit workers for a variety of jobs. Like wise, freelancers can advertise their services for a fee of their choosing.
With the onset of the pandemic, many people turned to freelancers to increase their income. In fact, more than 20 million workers joined the U.S. freelance market in 2020. As a result, online marketplaces for freelancers like Fiverr have grown exponentially. Fiverr announced a staggering 42% revenue growth for the end of 2021.
So what's all the hype about? This Fiverr review looks at what this online platform has to offer both freelancers and clients.
There's a lot to talk about, so let's get started.
Fiverr Review: About Fiverr.com
Founded in 2010, Fiverr has established itself firmly in the freelance services industry for the past 12 years. Built on the premise of offering temporary gigs, as the name suggests, it's much cheaper than usual. For customers, this is a huge draw for the platform.
Typically, the freelancers Fiverr refers to as "sellers" offer "gigs" (packages of work a freelancer provides to a business) for a one-time fee rather than an hourly fee.
Customers can find a variety of freelance services on Fiverr, including:
Digital Marketing (like SEO)
writing and translation
Programming and Coding (like WordPress)
Music and Video Production
business and data
There are also more than 30 subcategories within the above service heading.
Pricing is provided up front. However, it’s important to note that Fiverr charges buyers 5% and sellers a 20% show fee. Once the customer pays for the show, these percentage fees are applied and Fiverr pays the seller.
Let's say you are a business looking for freelancers. In this case, you can filter by setting a minimum and maximum budget, choosing the language you are looking for, the location of the freelancer, and your delivery time. If you're a freelancer, you can pre-set your own rates, and you don't need to bid for the job because it's the client who's looking for you.
Established freelancers can gradually increase their prices based on the popularity of their services. Therefore, they can expand their product to a full-time small business. Fiverr notes, ' You can set prices between $5 and $995 and offer three versions of the service at three different prices. (more on the latter below)
On Fiverr, a gig (or job) is bought every four seconds, and to date there have been over half a million transactions on the site. What does this tell us? Fiverr is a competitive but popular place for freelancers to market their services to potential clients.
Fiverr Review: Freelance Features
If you're a freelancer considering using Fiverr to market and sell your services, keep reading. Below we list the core features Fiverr provides for freelancers:
Create a Professional Seller Profile
Given that there are over 830,000 sellers on Fiverr, it's safe to say it's a competitive market for new sellers. So, to make sure your show stands out, you need to create a comprehensive Fiverr seller profile.
To get started with this feature, follow these steps:
Sign in with your email, Google or Facebook login.
Enter your details, skills, certificates and qualifications.
Add pictures and/or videos.
Link to any freelance site, social networking site and/or upload a portfolio.
Verify account. You will receive an activation email; just click the link to verify your account.
Fiverr provides plenty of room to outline your skill set. For example, you can use a video introduction to explain to sellers who you are and what you are good at.
You can verify your ID by uploading a picture of an official ID such as a passport or driver's license. Then upload a selfie to match your official photo ID.
Once you're happy with your seller profile, the next step is to create your first gig - which leads us nicely to the next section...
Post a gig
To publish your show on Fiverr, follow this simple step-by-step process:
Create a short and clear gig title that tells Fiverr buyers what you offer.
Use the drop-down menus to choose email list which category and subcategory your show belongs to. For example, web design, logo design, etc.
Then, add a search tag. These are the words you think customers or buyers might use when searching for the services you offer. You can insert up to five search terms.
Step 2: Price Your Show
Pricing Your Show:
Name your pricing package and add your product details.
Use the drop-down menu to indicate how many days it will take to deliver the show and how many revisions are included in the price.