Fiverr offers employment for the unemployed

Fiverr offers employment for the unemployed

With the current economy, people across the nation are looking for ways to generate an income or supplement what they have. Many people are turning to sites such as Fiverr, a website that has been getting a lot of attention lately as the place to go for extra money.

The Fiverr website builds on the growing trend of micro-entrepreneurship's. Fiverr provides a marketplace platform where people with skills can go to post services they’re willing to sell. Buyers who need a specific task completed can search the list of offerings for those with the needed skills. All jobs, called gigs, are priced at $5. Sellers on Fiverr keep $4 of each gig performed.

Fiverr provides a complete platform for doing business. It provides communications, detailed work flows and automatically monitors your transactions and available earnings. An integral component of the Fiverr experience is the ability to leave feedback on completed projects. It provides a handy way for employers to find the best possible match when searching for workers.

Fiverr is a global marketplace with members worldwide. Thousands of jobs have been commissioned and completed. Fiverr members come from all backgrounds and professions. There are retirees, stay-at-home mothers and professionals from a variety of fields that offer their services. Some Fiverr sellers are supplementing their available income, while others are looking to generate income while they’re unemployed. Still others are looking to build a portfolio or a name for themselves. Some simply want to keep their skills honed, or do it for the love of their work.

For buyers, Fiverr offers a cost effective way to have one-time tasks, services or projects completed without the hassle and expense of advertising for a local source, then waiting for someone to respond to the ad. Fiver is immediately accessible 24/7, 365 days a year.

There’s a variety of categories from which to choose on Fiverr. New categories are added as the need arises. There are categories for graphics, videos, social marketing and travel, as well as writing, postcards and advertising. Other categories include music and audio, tips and advice, business, technology and programming. There’s also categories for gifts, silly stuff, and the fun and bizarre. Like the website says, it’s amazing what people will do for $5.

Fiverr members offer services ranging from writing stories and creating videos to tricking out websites. You can have postcards sent on request, or have a custom graphic or logo created. For the more adventurous, you can have your face or palm read, have your handwriting analyzed or have a custom caricature created.

Despite reports to the contrary, people are still losing their jobs. They’re not finding work as quickly as they might have a few years ago. There’s a need for a site like Fiverr, as evidenced by the sheer number of gigs that are completed each day. You won’t get rich, but you can easily make enough to pay the electric bill.

For more information, visit http://www.fiverr.com.

Comments (9)

  • gifer

    It should be fiverr.com 😛 you provided wrong link…anyway nice post 🙂 fiverr is a really great web…

    August 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    • Nick Throlson

      @gifer LOL I’m losing it think it was spell check that did that just updated post title. I gotta re read couple times to catch simple things like that. Fiverr is great service for web designers.

      August 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm
  • MeetMarkVictorHansen

    You can find a client who's willing to pay $100 for a set job, then break it down to smaller tasks, then go to fiverr and pay $5-$15 for someone or 3 to do the the little tasks.

    September 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    • nickthrolson

      You make a point breaking it down may save money & time in the long run.

      September 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm
  • Fiverr

    I yesterday found ScriptsListing Marketplace while searching for sites like fiverr i.e http://www.scriptslisting.com/marketplace and was just really amazed to see that they are giving away $1 just for posting Gigs.

    There is no fee/commission which is a big plus. Their member base is too strong and have a lot of buyers hunting for gigs.

    Anyways, i hope to make good cash there by getting Orders.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm
  • Adam

    Nice article Nick. Just thought I would add that at <a href="http://www.justafive.com,” target=”_blank”>www.justafive.com, we have a referral program earning 5% for referred purchases and sales as well as $10 and $20 job categories. Just a bit more flexibility beyond offering $5 only gigs.

    December 4, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    • nickthrolson

      Nice I will defiantly use your site for bigger projects I need done. Seems to be way easier having a set price vs going to a free lancer & getting the bad end of the deal.

      September 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm
  • bestof5rr

    I just want to mention that if you’ve got Fiverr gigs up and you’re not getting any orders, hang in there. You can promote your gigs and get more attention. We wrote an article about it:

    Stick with it; success doesn’t come overnight.

    April 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm
  • Santiago_vazquez1

     I think peoplestox is a better solution for sellers for the following reasons:
    1.- You set the price 
    2.- Get paid in 24hrs (no internal accounts, you really get your money right away!) 
    3.- You can get paid via check if you are in the U.S. 
    4.- Accepts in person jobs 
    5.- Comission is 15%, not 20% like in other sites. so if you sell a $5 expereince peoplestox you get $4.25 deposited on your paypl account in 24hr… as opposed to $4 deposited into an internal account in other sites
    And over all it has a better look and feel, and the open pricin policy attracts bette buyers… not just bargain hunters. http://www.peoplestox.com/

    May 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm

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