Why Fiverr is the best marketplace to buy and/or sell different services
By Samuel Odamah February 9, 2019
Published MilliontreeInc MTI
Obviously, right now, the only place to get the best freelancer for your project is via online marketplaces. Whether you are looking for a graphics designer, content developer, freelance web designers, marketers, etc. there are various special to find them online. One of the most visited and trusted marketplace to get professional services at extremely cheap prices is FIVERR. This is a global marketplace where you register and start buying or selling services. Fiverr has been for some years now and have proved to be more reliable than its counterpart marketplaces. In this article, you’ll learn much about Fiverr which you may not have known previously.
According to Wiki, “Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services”. Well, just to elaborate more; Fiverr is a platform where you can buy and/or sell any kind of service. It was launched in 2010; the headquarters is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel Aviv is the second most popular city after Jerusalem in Israel. Fiverr is available for everyone around the world with no restrictions. There are more than 3 million services listed on fiver at this moment with more being created on daily basis.
Fiverr marketplace founders are Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman. They both agreed to make the platform a two-sided platform so that people can easily buy and sell with just one account.
Services you can get on Fiverr
There are tons of services you could get in Fiverr. These services are categorized and sectioned so that a buyer easily navigate and get to the exact service he/she needs. On Fiverr, there are eight (8) main categories;
From the categories above, one can easily locate what he/she wants and place an order. Also, these categories have sub-categories that enable a buyer to filter-out unwanted services and focus on the exact one needed. For example, on the writing & translation category, you’d find sub-categories like creative writing, articles & blog posts, website contents, technical writing, etc. These sub-categories really help a lot to some extent.
You can get the best graphic designer on Fiverr, in the same way; you can get the best SEO service provider for your websites and blogs. There is virtually no limit to the services you can on Fiverr. Alternatively, you can create a request detailing what you actually need and specialists will contact you to handle the project. Fiverr is kind of a superb online platform.
All information you share with Fiverr upon registration is well secured and safe. No one else gets to access your information/personal details. Fiverr will only show some of your details to a seller, such as your country, language you understand, response rate, and level.
Also, all payments for services you buy on Fiverr ends within the walls of the platform, it does not go off to any third party. Be assured that your card details are not shared. Finally, a buyer and a seller can communicate privately before any service is being rendered.
How does Fiverr work?
This is the question of new buyers and sellers ask. Well, let’s clarify how this platform (Fiverr) actually works. It’s quite simple anyway; Just sign-up (register) and start selling or buying “GIGS” immediately. You’re required to have only one account on Fiverr; you can use the account to buy and sell at the same time. Interestingly, you do not have to switch in-between modes, for instance; switch from buyer mode to seller mode or vice versa.
Features of Fiverr
Fiverr has a search option that allows its users to discover exactly what they want. Also, there are options to filter the search results so you’re left with the main service you need. You can easily filter prices by setting the max price you’re willing to pay in order to get a job done.
Other features of the platform vary depending on what you’re using it for. It supports multiple payment options including PayPal.
A gig is a one-off service being created by a Fiverr seller so that buyers can order them. It can be any service, like, “I will be your social media manager”, “I’ll create a viral animation video for businesses”, “I will write SEO articles”, etc.
Fiverr gigs are created under specific categories so that buyers can easily order them. There is no flat rate for these Gigs; the sellers tag the prices of their various gig based on various confidential reasons. When you see a service “gig” being offered at different prices, this is because the sellers are not the same and each has a reason for tagging his/her gig at a certain price.
Registering on Fiverr
You will successfully register a new Fiverr account in just a few seconds or minutes (depends on your Internet connectivity). The process is not tedious and it is intuitive. Simply fill in the required information; full names, email address, mobile number. That’s all. You’ll never be asked to input any CC details. Also, your personal data is 100% safe & private on Fiverr.
Selling on Fiverr
You must be registered to sell your service on Fiverr. Fiverr is currently below 250 Alexa World Ranking. This could imply that on a rough guess, Fiverr gets millions of daily visit from different people around the world. This also means that your services will be visible to a profuse number of potential clients/buyers every day. Then, finally, you could earn massively through the Fiverr platform
Once after registering on Fiverr, you can go ahead and create your first Gig. You may have to be smart and apply some professional digital marketing techniques to make your Fiverr Gig sell high. Fiverr takes 20% of the payment you get from any service “gig” you sell to a client.
Buying on Fiverr
Just as you need to register to sell on Fiverr, you’ll also have to register to buy on Fiverr. Actually, it’s just one account to buy and sell on Fiverr. To pay for the services (gig) you order from a Fiverr seller, you may choose to use your PayPal funds or use a credit card. Your details are safe and secure when you buy on Fiverr irrespective of the payment method you choose. However, Fiverr charges an additional $2 for each service you buy on its platform.
Fiver Pricing and Charges
As a buyer, you’ll charged extra $2 for every GIG/service you purchase. Sellers are deprived of 20% of their earnings per sale. The cheapest Fiverr Gig sales at $5; this is the lowest amount you can purchase a service a service. In terms of pricing, a higher percentage of people who use Fiverr have complained that it is not quite friendly. This is because there are similar platforms/marketplaces where the same services are offered at cheaper rates. Well, Fiverr sellers are the most trusted, the platform itself is also a trustworthy marketplace. Hence, the pricing doesn’t seem to be a problem for its users.
Fiverr alternativesThere are still other places you can get top-notch services from trusted freelancers. Below are the top 10 alternative marketplaces to check out if you’re looking for the best Fiverr alternative.
All these platforms listed above are trusted, secure, and safe to buy or sell services on them. However, their pricing/charges are quite different from that of Fiverr. Also, they feature a lot of similarities with Fiverr. You’ll find hundreds of thousand sellers or even millions on most of these marketplaces. SEOclerks sellers provide services for as low as $1.
Why is Fiverr.com a great marketplace for everyone anywhere
It has the highest number of registered users
Fiverr reached two million users in 2012 (a couple of years ago). Since then until now, its users have multiplied amazingly. You’ll find a bunch of sellers offering the service(s) you need at different prices. At least, you are exposed to lots of choices so as to allow you to make the best choice in getting a freelancer for your project. The number of registered users on Fiverr beats that of other marketplaces, their Alexa world rank can also prove this claim.
It is safe and secure
Every of your activity in Fiverr is secured and safe. No preying eyes can get to them; even the seller/buyer you’re dealing with does not have access to your private details.
Intuitive user-friendly interface
One of the lovely things about Fiverr is the user-friendly interface. You can easily comprehend the marketplace and chop smoothly.
You get to deal with real professionals and experts
Fiver grades its users by levels; from “level one” to “top-rated”. Each user’s level badge is displayed publicly so that the buyer or the seller will know if he’s really dealing with an expert in his game. This way, you can easily hire an Expert to get your job done.
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