Fiverr Review Summary;
Difficult one, as the pricing is actually determined by sellers, but you can get a lot of bang for your buck. The service charge can be a little cheeky at times, especially on tips.
Ease of USe
For the majority of the time, navigating, or finding sellers is easy. Filtering seems to have a mind of it's own though and sometimes confusing.
A strange one, as content is usually for courses or training. But there is a lot of content and variety on Fiverr, so it kind of made sense.
I have never had an issue with their support, they have also helped with problems I have had with sellers and sorted them out.
Summary: Fiverr is a huge online marketplace, focused on the digital marketing space. With digital design gigs, social marketing gigs, audio and video services, there is so much on here, you can outsource a lot of a business to these gigs, without having to spend a huge amount of money.
If you have ever watched a video or read a post by the super affiliate Spencer Mecham, then you may be familiar with the belief that outsourcing as much of your work as possible is a sensible as it frees you up and allows you to spend your time doing tasks that you are good at and can improve yourself.
There are lots of sites that allow you to do that, taking advantage of the 'Gig' economy, or the 'gig servicing economy', a whole industry devoted to doing micro jobs or small paid for gigs. One of the biggest sites that has boomed in the last 5 or 6 (maybe more to be fair) or so years is Fiverr, a site that grew too fame for it's focus on offering gigs for $5.
This Fiverr review will focus around what services are on offer, how good the services are, different prices and of course how easy it is to use and if it's a decent site to use.
What Is The 'Gig Economy'
You have probably heard the term a few times, especially with the growth of services like Deliveroo, JustEat, Uber and Fiverr, whereby everyday people take on side hustles, or carry out smaller tasks, in exchange for payment.
Think of your local handyman, or odd job person who drops flyers through your door every couple months, but instead of focusing on just building sheds for people day in and day out (like a job), they instead deliver take away, or do your garden.
It's just a national evolution of that market, pretty much marketed and dealt with online. Though, a lot of the jobs offered or sold focus around digital work, such as design, marketing, social media or even music and audio jobs.
A great read on the Gig Economy can be found here, and it explains some of the different reasons why people get into it, or what they are looking to achieve by doing it.
What Is Fiverr?
Fiverr was one of the first sites that appeared back in 2010, aimed primarily at odd digital jobs such as Logo designs, small writing gigs, add ads to websites or provide eBooks etc.
Some of the first gigs I ever purchased on Fiverr back in 2012 when I joined the platform revolved around social media design work, or getting graphic design work done.
The gigs all cost $5 each, unless you wanted them doing quicker, or possibly required an additional piece of work to finish the job. For example the favicon gig actually required me to get a whole new logo designed (which was a little annoying, as I had ordered a different logo design from someone else the same day).
As you can tell, I wasn't quite as tech or business savvy 9 years ago with my first ever venture.
Fast forward to 2021, and Fiverr has evolved beyond that $5 marketplace, with the addition of Fiverr Pro, they have taken their marketplace to whole new heights, with gigs ranging from $5 (or £5) up and beyond the £7000 mark for high end, high quality work.
Fiverr is no longer the place of low budget (and perhaps wrongly seen as low quality) work.
What Can You Buy (Or Sell) On Fiverr?
Pretty much anything, well, ok, pretty much anything digital related.
Fiverr offers everything from;
- Graphic and Design
- Digital & Social Marketing
- Writing & Translation
- Video & Animation
- Music & Audio
- Programming & Tech
Each high level category then has what feels like a never ending selection of sub categories and niches that can be chosen.
Choosing the graphic and design category, you are shown a huge number of sub categories, from visual design, game art, poster design or logos and branding.
Once again, selecting or choosing any of those categories actually then provide you with individual sellers, and essentially the different gigs you can buy.
As you can see, there are a lot of gigs within these categories, 'Logo Design' has 190k gigs available to purchase. That is a ton of gigs to try and work your way through.
Thankfully you can filter the gigs down, each category will have styles, or 'types' to help reduce the number of these.
You can also reduce the sheer amount of sellers by using the filters and selections available.
- Seller details,
- Delivery Time
- If the sellers are currently online
- If they are pro-sellers
As you can start to tell, the Fiverr Marketplace really is pretty wider and varied, and a long shot away from the original logos, writing and tech work that used to exist.
Who Is Fiverr For?
I would say Fiverr can be used by anyone these days, it's no longer just for people who don't want to do Tech work, or get logos created. Everyone from DropShippers, Online Marketers, everyday business owners, or basically anyone who needs something creating.
If you have work that needs to be done, but don't have time to do yourself, then you can probably find a large variety of sellers on Fiverr to do the work for you.
I have used Fiverr for;
- Product research
- Article Writing
- Logo Designs
- Flyer handouts
- Social media shout outs
- And a load of other gigs across the last 8 or so years
What Does it Actually Cost To Buy On Fiverr?
It really depends on what you are buying, but you can pay anything from £3.50/$5 up and beyond the £7k/$9k mark. Fiverr also adds a service charge onto your purchases, so a $5 purchase, may actually end up costing you $5.50 or $6.50
Fiverr actually add a service fee to basically any payment on their platform, including tips or extras (which I see as a little cheeky).
Due to the sheer number of services for sale on Fiverr, you can shop around and find sellers who meet all of your requirements, so you don't have to purchase the first gig you find.
What I Like About Fiverr
You can buy or find a service for pretty much any digital service, with a lot of different people offering those services. You would be hard-pressed not to find a service that could help with your business.
If you are just starting out, and you don't have graphical skills, or you struggle with 'tech stuff', then Fiverr is a great place to find people to help with a whole variety of things, without having to spend $$$'s on agencies, or be tied into complicated contracts.
You can search for a service, look through sellers, including their past gigs (if they show them), check their past reviews and then purchase the gig. Your payment is held by Fiverr until you are happy with the order, then can either be accepted, or you can work with the seller to rectify any issues that may have arisen.
What I Don’t Like About Fiverr
When I first started using Fiverr, I came across a lot of low quality content, as there was very little in the way of filtering or marking how good the quality of the gig was.
There also wasn't a huge variety of sellers or gigs for sale, so you would come across a lot of sellers who would just provide generic services or logos etc.
Filtering can still be difficult on Fiverr, and even with the same filters or the same categories being selected throw up a huge variety of different sellers, and at times it seems like you don't find the same seller more than once.
Fiverr Review - Conclusion
Fiverr has grown far beyond that original $5 marketplace, whereby you purchase low quality articles, generic logos or boring taglines. I would say that most business owners, or companies can find gigs and sellers that can help grow a business, or save time and energy on work that may not be the main focus for that business.
Fiverr is free to join and to explore, so it's worth signing up, taking a look around and seeing what takes your fancy. Be sure to drop a comment below if you do happen to grab something.
FiverrFREE To Sign Up
- Free to sign up
- Can request revisions of work
- Large market place of sellers (and potential buyers)
- Can charge any amount these days
- A lot of competition
- Some sellers are poor quality
- Confusing filtering (damn annoying)
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This blog has now grown to review and explain a variety of different tools and platforms, in the bid to help you.
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