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Wow, good for them!

 

Since the beginning of 2011, we’ve grown 600% in transactions, now work with sellers across more than 200 countries, and list over 750,000 awesome and unique gigs on the site. Together, we are truly changing the way the world works – and it’s just the beginning!

 

Hopefully it lasts for them. This is certainly a step in the right direction.

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For the record, I'm more confused than ever as to which I should be using for online use now. I tried digging into more reliable sources and it seems like people don't really agree. Hmm.

 

That was -not- intended for this thread. It obviously makes no sense. I apparently had up two tabs for this forum last night and posted in the wrong one, I'm guessing, because that comment is referring to the png vs jpg thread. Oops!

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Guys you need to make money there. Its as easy as cheese. I set up my account 1.5 months ago and already 35+ orders.

 

The best niche is video, backlinking and Graphics. They are always in demand.

 

I have 2 gigs on the graphics section which made all the money.

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Guys you need to make money there. Its as easy as cheese. I set up my account 1.5 months ago and already 35+ orders.

 

The best niche is video, backlinking and Graphics. They are always in demand.

 

I have 2 gigs on the graphics section which made all the money.

 

I'm surprised backlinking is still a popular gig post Google Panda. I have been considering using Fiverr to generate some cash to fund a new forum idea. I'm unsure about what to offer. I do want to make money, but I also want to offer something of value. This helps me sleep well at night. That's not to say that you're not offer something of value.

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Fiverr has a sound business model and they make a ton of money from its users. So it was inevitable that some company took a stake or provide funding to it. Its a good place to find some truly extraordinary gigs but if you are a service provider, be prepared to slave a lot in return for pennies.

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Fiverr has a sound business model and they make a ton of money from its users. So it was inevitable that some company took a stake or provide funding to it. Its a good place to find some truly extraordinary gigs but if you are a service provider, be prepared to slave a lot in return for pennies.

I would definitely agree with you. People who work for fivers are actually slaves. They gotta do tons of work for those 4 bucks they get from every completed gig. I did made 15 sales once,and it took almost 20 hours of my total week's time. I'll never use it again...Its just a waste of time.

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I would definitely agree with you. People who work for fivers are actually slaves. They gotta do tons of work for those 4 bucks they get from every completed gig. I did made 15 sales once,and it took almost 20 hours of my total week's time. I'll never use it again...Its just a waste of time.

 

That's not Fiverr's fault: it's yours for offering far too much for $5. Offer less. :)

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Well I for one think Fiverr deserves all of the accolades it can get, they are an innovative and incredibly useful service. Especially if you are a developer. I wouldn't be surprised if they pretty much became the 'Wal Mart' of freelancer sites....

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Here are some random thoughts on the matter.

 

Fiverr works because it takes the guesswork out of the buyer-seller equation. A buyer doesn't have to wonder what he should pay. A seller doesn't have to wonder what he should ask for. Plus a fiver is in the realm of not-too-serious money. It's not something that you have to think many times before paying it.

 

Like Spike said, if you are working too hard for your fiver, then you have only got yourself to blame. I remember posting a gig where my price was about 00.10usd per forum post. I got enough buyers to convince me that Fiverr works.

 

Is the 20% commission too much? Well, too much as compared to what? I am using a paid posting service where the buyer pays 00.12usd per post and the poster doing the work gets 00.08 usd per post. So how much is that in percentage? Four cents out of twelve is 33.33%. Is that too much?

 

Is the 14-day wait for the money too long? Look at it this way. As soon as the job is delivered and accepted by the buyer, the clock starts running. How does that compare to other services? Other services have a minimum payout which may take you more than 14 days to reach. So is 14 days too long?

 

I am not affiliated to Fiverr in any capacity other than as a seller of gigs. I don't grudge Fiverr their success. In fact, I wish them well. I have nothing against people who complain about Fiverr, either. Just wanted to show another side of the coin, that's all.

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Is the 20% commission too much? Well, too much as compared to what? I am using a paid posting service where the buyer pays 00.12usd per post and the poster doing the work gets 00.08 usd per post. So how much is that in percentage? Four cents out of twelve is 33.33%. Is that too much?

 

20% is actually pretty low. Most rev share writing (for example) takes a 50% share. Marketplace sales generally take 30-35%. Bidding sites usually take about 15%. It only SEEMS to be a lot because it's so noticeable - a whole dollar out of five! :D

 

Is the 14-day wait for the money too long? Look at it this way. As soon as the job is delivered and accepted by the buyer, the clock starts running. How does that compare to other services? Other services have a minimum payout which may take you more than 14 days to reach. So is 14 days too long?

 

Usually, business invoicing is done on a set cycle... and mostly, that's a standard 21-day payment period. So 14 days is actually quicker than most.

 

Like you, I have nothing against Fiverr. It's not really appropriate for me and my kind of work but it's a great, simple idea.

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That's not Fiverr's fault: it's yours for offering far too much for $5. Offer less. :)

 

I've gotta agree. Ljepilo, as the service provider, you are the one setting the standard of how much you're willing to do for that $5 (well, $4). People aren't slaves if they're willingly offering up that amount of service or product for a low amount of money. You just need to work on adjusting how much you offer so you feel like it's worth your time.

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Best strategy is to offer more till you get some ratings and reviews and then go less.

I use it all the time. And it works perfect. The only problem I face are some guys who want the moon for 4$

and useless fiverr moderators. They totally suck.

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