Fiverr Review: Making Money In The Gig Economy

Fiverr Review Making Money In The Gig Economy, June 2021

In the capitalistic society that we are living in, people are always looking to get the job done while saving as much money as possible.

On the flip side, people are looking to offer their skills and services to different groups of people in the hopes of getting consistent work.

Both of these ideas meshed together to form the website that is known as Fiverr. It helps to connect people who are looking for freelance work, with freelancers who are willing to work with them for the right price.

Today we are going to be doing a Fiverr review, talking about how the website works, how profitable it is, and how you can benefit from it.

What Is Fiverr?

Fiverr was originally created back in 2010 and it’s only in recent years that it saw a massive surge in popularity.

That is not only due to their business model and their growth, but also because the website has been featured on websites like YouTube in many popular and viral videos.

As we talked about above, Fiverr is a website that connects freelancers to people who are looking to get a job done.

When the website was first created, these services would be offered out for $5; however, due to growth and demand, freelancers are now able to offer out multiple tiers of work and price it out at whatever they want.

No matter what you are looking for, you should be able to find someone to do it for you on Fiverr. We truly were impressed when researching the platform for our Fiverr review at how many different gigs there were.

For this Fiverr review, we aren’t just going to talk about it from the sense of a customer ordering a service, but we also want to talk about the freelance side of it and how you can make money.

What is Fiverr Best For?

From our experience on Fiverr, we found that the website was best for those who were looking at simple online tasks.

Whether it be a logo design for a company, to a bit of music for your band, if you are looking for short and simple projects that are out of your expertise, you might want to turn to Fiverr.

The affordable prices make them a great alternative towards hiring an expert and you are going to be getting quality work.

Who uses Fiverr?

Fiverr is used by a multitude of different people, from freelancers to large corporations.

As we mentioned just above, Fiverr is great for small tasks that don’t justify hiring a person.

Let’s say you are a small company and you need a logo designed for you. 

Instead of hiring a graphic designer and having to pay them for an extended period of time, you can instead turn towards Fiverr to find a person for a simple one-time job.

Major companies have actually turned to Fiverr to help them out.

Along with large-scale corporations, if you are an entrepreneur, you can look to hire someone on Fiverr to help you out with your company. For example, you might be looking to create and produce your own music, but lack the editing skills once it has all been recorded.

Learning it yourself would take a long time, and it certainly would be far from perfect. Once again, you can go to Fiverr and find someone who can do it for you.

The Pricing

In terms of creating an account, Fiverr is absolutely free for both buyers and sellers. It doesn’t cost anything to register for a basic account and you can instantly start making money as long as someone hires you out.

We talked about it originally, but we will say again, that Fiverr originally cost $5 per gig but prices have greatly gone up.

When we were browsing the website for this Fiverr review, we noticed that there are still a large number of freelancers who charge about $5 per gig, but there are also “Pros” that can charge several thousand dollars for your task.

There is a commission fee that is involved with each gig as well and it rounds out to be either $1, or 5% of the total price.

We did mention that Fiverr is free, however, while we were researching the website for our Fiverr review, we found that there is a Fiverr Business service that costs $149 per year.

This allows companies to streamline the freelance process and use the platform to help budget and manage specific projects. The first year is being offered completely free as a free trial so this is something that might interest you.

Our Fiverr Review

For our Fiverr review, we created an account and decided to order a few different services to see the quality of the products that we were getting in comparison to what we were paying.

The first thing that we wanted to test was the ability of the freelancers themselves on the platform.

As anyone can join Fiverr and offer their own services, we wanted to make sure that the website itself was legitimate and offered quality products.

There were several things that we took into consideration when finding someone to create a logo for this Fiverr review. We first took a look at the rating of the freelancer.

A freelancer with a high rating and plenty of reviews is going to provide you with a quality product. While lesser-known freelancers can still provide great quality, you are taking a risk as they don’t have much of a portfolio on display.

Searching for what we wanted was not too difficult of a task. During our Fiverr review, we found that we could easily filter our search to find people of a specific rating, a specific price, or even a specific deadline. Depending on what you are looking for, these filters will definitely make your life that much easier.

Once you have selected the freelancer you want to go with, you can then take a look at their portfolio and see what they have designed in terms of logos or whatever service you are looking for.

This allows you to see if they are able to create what you are looking for. Once again, we’d advise picking someone who has plenty of experience as it ensures that you are going to be getting solid value.

If you take a bit of time to read the page that you have clicked, you can also see the specific pieces of information that the freelancer has about the gig.

This is important to read as their services might not align with what you are looking for. Always make sure you read what you are being offered before you hire a freelancer.

The next thing that we want to mention in regards to Fiverr is the pricing model. We noticed that most freelancers have three different pricing options: basic, standard, and premium. When clicking the package on their page, you will be able to see exactly what they are offering to you along with the delivery deadline and the number of revisions.

What are revisions? Fiverr understands that you and a freelancer might have trouble communicating with each other and therefore the work provided does not meet your expectations. A revision means that you can ask the freelancer to go back to the project and make a few changes that you suggest.

With basic packages, you are generally limited on the number of revisions that you can make to your order, however, if you spend money on a premium package, a freelancer is generally willing to offer as many revisions as needed to provide you with the product that you are looking for.

When it came to finally order the package on Fiverr, you are then able to tell them exactly what you are looking for. Fiverr creates a line of communication between the two of you and you can message each other back and forth.

If the freelancer has any questions or is unclear about your order, they will be able to contact you during this method. This is something that we loved during our Fiverr review as it helped to make sure that we were getting the product that we were looking for.

Overall, we have to say that Fiverr is incredibly easy to use as both a buyer and seller and it is easy to get what you are looking for. The user friendly interface is one of the main reasons why we like Fiverr so much and consider it to be one of the best freelancing websites out there.

Customer Support

What happens if you get scammed by a freelancer? If you ever find yourself getting lied to by a freelancer, we recommend that you seek out Fiverr customer support.

Our experience with them was mixed as the first time we went to support we got an answer immediately, while the other time we were simply ignored. 

This slightly worries us, as if you get scammed on the website, you would want to make sure that you are getting the support you need.

Please keep in mind that it does take a while to process refunds and investigate, so be patient as it can take a week if not longer.

This helps to protect the freelancers from false refund claims. That being said, scams are few and far between on the website, especially if you stick towards verified sellers who are highly rated.

Overall, we did find that customer support was able to help with any issues that you have with the website. Whether it be having trouble navigating around the website, or having a problem with a seller, we found for the most part that they were able to help and provide us with the solution that we were looking for, even if it took a while.

The Quality of Services on Fiverr

The final thing we want to talk about in this Fiverr review is the quality of services that you can expect. For the most part, you are going to get what you pay for, especially if you are paying a premium price tag. However, don’t expect to get something incredible if you are paying the bare minimum. 

There have been many stories about people being utterly disappointed in what they have received. Upon further inspection, we noticed that most complaints originated from people who spent $5. We would like to say the saying “you get what you pay for” is true in situations such as this.

Pros
Cons
• Incredibly easy to use• Customer service can be slow at times
• Can find just about any service• Fees can be a little high for freelancers
• The ability to refund a poor service• You can get scammed if you are not careful
• Reviews allow you to find experienced users
• You can save money using Fiverr to find freelancers

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a website to help give you some freelance business, or you are looking for a job to be completed, we would have to recommend Fiverr. The ease of use coupled with affordable prices and quality returns means you are going to be happy the majority of the time.

Please do remember that there are still shady freelancers on the website who will underdeliver. Be careful who you hire. Other than that, we hope you enjoyed this Fiverr review and hope that you have learned something new.

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