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Is Fiverr Good or Bad For Freelancers? Here's What You Should Know

Fiverr is a gigantic marketplace that just clocked in $100.7 million in the year 2020. For a lot of clients, it's an open, best-kept secret to get a lot of things done for their business and/or for their projects.

There's no dearth of services starting from as low as $5 and then going up (depending on what Fiverr freelancers charge for their individual gigs).

But for a freelancer...

Is Fiverr good or bad?

I'll be discussing if Fiverr is good or bad for freelancers. It will focus on whether or not you should use the site and all of the things that you need to keep in mind to ensure if Fiverr is a good fit for you as a freelancer. It's important to have a well-rounded perspective before deciding what route to take, and this article is going to give you just that.

Fiverr is Different (Unlike Other Freelance Platforms)

On Fiverr, freelancers put up "gigs" -- productized versions of your service. In a gig, you clearly specify the following:

  • What do you offer?

  • What else is included along with the main offer (as a part of the gig)?

  • By when do you deliver if someone purchases it right now?

Along with the gig itself, you'll also be able to add some extras (that client can pay for). You also have the option of sending out custom offers to clients (based on what they need when they approach you or while you have existing gigs with clients).

Here's how my gig looks like:

Once your gig is reviewed and goes live, clients can place orders (much like you place orders on an eCommerce store).

After that, it's on you to deliver the project.

Fiverr's Buyers Request Section

Clients usually also put up custom requests (can be sorted by categories) -- or you can use search to narrow down on the type of requests clients are asking for -- on Fiverr's "Buyer's request" section.

If you're looking for a specific type of service, Fiverr's "buyers request" section is the place to go. You can find some really unique and interesting tasks in this category. To name just one example, I found someone who will create custom songs about anything! They'll do it for $50 per song including lyrics.