Whether you’re looking for freelancers to help your business or you’re looking to freelance for extra money, Fiverr seems to be the go-to answer for both situations.
The real question is whether Fiverr is worth it for you as a business needing a little extra help with a new logo design or if you’re lending your vocal talents for some extra income.
We’re going to give you a review that will talk about how Fiverr works for both sides, the features, what you can expect to find, and everything else you need to know to get familiarized with this freelancer gig app.
What is Fiverr
Fiverr launched in 2010, so it has 12 years of experience backing it.
Fiverr is a freelance gig app, which means people with skills can offer their talents for hire, or those looking to hire them can use it as a marketplace to find the right freelancer for the job.
Fiverr is an incredibly simple service to navigate.
As it’s a marketplace, all of the different categories of work you can search or list your work for, which we’ll get to later.
Some of the important features to note are:
All of the features on Fiverr’s site and app are incredibly simple, but what they offer is a great mix of their professional services for freelancers and clients, along with a healthy mix of resources for learning and networking.
Types of Fiverr Services
Fiverr Basic, or just Fiverr, is the most common form of their services that clients and freelancers will use.
It includes all of the features mentioned with ease of access for affordable freelance services.
Fiverr Pro is very similar to Fiverr Basic except that it includes higher price ranges for work, meaning it features Pro Verified freelancers, so the quality is exceptionally higher.
This is reflected in the prices, as Fiverr Basic starts at as little as $5 for gig work, where Pro sets much higher minimums and can range up to $10 000 for certain work.
Part of the allure is that the Pro Verified freelancers are professionals in their field and are hand-vetted, with only 1% of applicants being chosen so it has higher standards for clients and sellers.
Last, we have Fiverr Business. It’s not imperative that you make your account a Fiverr Business account (it’s free, anyway) as you can always hire freelancers from a normal account, but it has multiple benefits for business owners.
Some of these benefits include access to Fiverr’s Business Success Managers that scout talent for you. You can monitor your team's work and collaborate internally, and similar with managing finances all in one place for your freelancers.
Offering your services as a freelancer or finding a freelancer to help you out with some work is incredibly easy on Fiverr because of their massive list of categories through their marketplace.
Here’s a list of some of the freelancer categories you can expect to find:
This is just a cursory glimpse at how many categories are offered, but if you check out their site you can browse through each group and see what kind of freelance work you can provide or you need to find.
Experience and Feedback
My personal experience with signing up for Fiverr was incredibly simple. It’s not unlike signing up for a social media account or with other digital services.
Similarly, the ability to switch to and from a business account was a nice surprise that I mentioned earlier.
The hardest part of finding work was picking out which freelancer I wanted to hire because there were so many options, but that’s a good problem to have.
After hiring a freelancer to design some logos for me (I paid roughly $20), I was satisfied with the minor work they did as I wasn’t looking for anything extraordinary.
My experience is not unlike many others as plenty of feedback can be found online that echoes my statements on how simple it is to use, how easy it is to hire someone, and even if you’re not satisfied, you can be refunded for your work.
Fiverr has also overhauled plenty of its policies, such as the refunds, and improved its customer experience, which was evident from my time with it.
Naturally, Fiverr has competition like any good service should. Here are three of Fiverr’s biggest competitors and how they differ.
Often cited as a more “upscale” version of Fiverr is the popular site Upwork. It has a very impressive user interface that is similar to Fiverr.
I didn’t notice much that separates the two, except for the fact that on Upwork, you post your job description, and they match you with potential freelancers, something that Fiverr Business does too.
Another site, Freelancer, is different in their approach to hiring freelancers for their gigs.
You post your job, receive free bids on the work from freelancers, then choose who you’d like to do the work, then pay for when the work is completed.
This is a good effort to make work more transparent and cut down on refunds or unsatisfactory work for clients and from freelancers.
Lastly, we have Toptal. Toptal’s business model is to go even further than Upwork as the upscale freelancer marketplace by making it a necessity to only approve 3% of freelancers who sign up.
Fiverr already offers their Pro services, which is even more selective, but it’s worth checking out if budget isn’t a concern and you’re looking strictly for high-end professional freelancers.
It doesn’t matter if you’re freelancing your creative and professional skills to make more money, or if you’re a business looking to get some work done by outsourcing the task, Fiverr is a must-use service to find or sell work.
Incorporating a massive range of categories and a healthy mix of features and functions, Fiverr does an excellent job catering to professionals of all levels, on either side of the gig economy, who are looking for fast and efficient work.
Whatever business or freelancing you do, Fiverr is certainly a service to keep in mind.