In The Media
Picture a magazine with fantastic photography, eye-catching typography and a dedication to design that would make even the most studied of creators of layouts salivate. Then throw in an individualized theme or topic of content that is so totally unique in its concept that the magazine virtually stops you in your tracks with its originality of information.
How political campaigns find and energize volunteers is a model for finding brand evangelists from among your best customers.
An online marketplace can lower the barriers traditionally associated with starting a freelancing career. Constantine Anastasakis, Senior Director of Business Development at Fiverr, one such marketplace, offers some tips for people who are looking to make the move to freelancing.
Fiverr.com has exploded as the premier source of micro outsourced services on the Internet. Thanks to a multi-million dollar advertising campaign, it is increasingly very hard to find people who haven't at least heard of Fiverr. Not surprisingly, more and more businesses, both online and offline, are using the services offered on Fiverr.
The latest issue of Elsie is fantastic, but still raises questions about whether sites like Fiverr liberate or exploit creatives.
The latest issue of Elsie is fantastic, but still raises questions about whether sites like Fiverr liberate or exploit creatives.
The latest issue of Elsie is fantastic, but still raises questions about whether sites like Fiverr liberate or exploit creatives.
Redd Horrocks had a five-figure problem. "I had credit card debt from a plethora of bad choices," she says. While her job with an event production company was paying the bills, it wasn't doing much to put a dent in her debt. Then, she happened onto the website Fiverr and discovered she was able to market her British and American accents to buyers from across the globe.
The summer before college, Allie Madison was just another 18 year old working a minimum wage job as a lifeguard in her hometown. She hated it. One day, she was Googling ways to make money online when she came across Fiverr, an online marketplace where people can go to buy or sell talent.
The gig economy is growing so fast, it might just be the future of entrepreneurship as we know it — but it is also still a work in progress. We explore its past, present, and future with two entrepreneurs who ditched the traditional idea of work to launch their own companies on gig economy platforms.
How do consumers today go about solving their problems? If a local store doesn't have the right size running shoe or the right color shirt, they simply look to the Internet and expansive online marketplaces offering every color, shape and size available. While most of us can't imagine our lives without Amazon or Zappos, businesses have been slower to embrace the possibilities of global marketplaces, but that's changing.
When former musician Joel Young needed a voice-over for a video project at church in 2013, he hired a professional. "I thought, this is pretty cool," he tells Business Insider. "This lady does these for $5 to $10 apiece — and my wife said, 'Well you've got a recording mic. You know how to do this stuff. Why don't you do it and make extra money?'"
Eight in 10 Americans plan to travel this summer, spending an average of $941 per person on their trips, according to an American Express Spending & Saving Tracker report. With 195.9 million people planning to hit the road or take to the air this year, summer spending could easily add up to more than $184 billion.
On gig site Fiverr, freelancers offer their services for $5 and up apiece in areas as diverse as graphics and design, writing, music and audio, video and animation, programming and more.
The technology available to small business owners is progressing at breakneck speed and continues to make life easier for them. The evolution of Services-as-a-Product (SaaP) is one of the most practical applications of new tech for entrepreneurs, and while SaaP platforms have the potential to revolutionize the world of small business, many small business owners don't even know it.
When you need a freelancer or contractor, what do you do? Post an opening on Craigslist? Get referrals from employees? Ask business acquaintances for recommendations? Once you hire them, what happens when you need to track that freelancer's work and make sure they get paid? To solve those problems, more and more companies are turning to online freelancer marketplaces.
Whether you like it or not, it's wedding season. That means banquet seating, buffets and open bars. With my own big day coming up in August, I now have a year's worth of wedding planning (and budgeting) under my belt.
She was pregnant. It was Friday morning when she found out. Friday afternoon, she got fired. She had two other kids to feed, and no idea how to do it. So she did what anyone who needed side cash would have done back in 2011. She put an ad on Craigslist for her WordPress services. No one responded. She scoured the web for new freelance platforms, and found one called Fiverr. Saturday afternoon, she joined. A year later, she is a top seller. She is known as the WordPress Queen.
Let's face it... the consumer market is saturated with products, brands and businesses that take up space and attention from millions of consumers everyday. Whether it's via social media, billboards, online advertising, television commercials or radio spots, customers experience hundreds - and many experience thousands - of brand messages on a daily basis.
Welcome to my "office." Push a button to get a bottle of wine delivered. Or your dry cleaning picked up. As the on-demand economy grows, more workers work in a different kind of office.
It's a competitive marketplace nowadays, no matter what business sector you may fall into. Whether you're a traditional retailer, a food truck owner, a multi-million dollar entrepreneur or a hopeful small business owner, making yourself and your business memorable among your customers should always remain top of mind. To help, consider the below tips.
Being a small-business owner can mean being your own IT department — and for entrepreneurs on the go, your phone is your workhorse.
For the first time ever, Fiverr is hosting an evening of celebration - a celebration for women in NYC - women that are artists and entrepreneurs.
Dolly Parton's 9-to-5 character would have loved the way employment is evolving. She may have had to accept being a "step on the bossman's ladder" in 1980, but in today's economy, she'd have many more choices.
Micha Kaufman, founder of the micro-freelancing platform Fiverr, dug into the future of the gig economy, and the huge market opportunity following the 2008 recession: "right now 97% of freelancing is happening offline," and is especially popular in the millennial workforce - to be 40% freelance by 2020 from the low 30% now.
One popular freelance platform is Fiverr, and in a recent interview, I spoke to Constantine Anastasakis, the Head of Business Development at Fiverr, about how the platform works and what benefits it holds for small business owners.
Small businesses and startups regularly face some of the same challenges. They need to drive demand and awareness through creative channels. They need to find skilled practitioners who can propel business growth. And they have to stay on top of all the administrative duties required to run a business.
Has your small business embraced the freelance trend yet? A recent survey found that over half of small businesses with ten or fewer employees had employed a freelance independent contractor or 1099 employee in the past year. With the number of freelancers predicted to reach 40 percent of the American workforce by 2020, the extent to which small business owners rely on freelance team members is sure to grow as well.
To learn more about how corporate professionals can transition seamlessly and effectively to the freelance life, I caught up with Constantine Anastasakis, Senior Director of Business Development and Strategy for Fiverr, an online marketplace that matches freelancers with buyers ranging from SMBs to major corporations.
Fiverr co-founder and CEO Micha Kaufman outlines how the rise of a new generation of startups claiming to be "like Uber, but for X" is reaching the end of its run. More importantly, Kaufman points to why the market has shifted and what's coming next for the on-demand economy.
Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman offers his thoughts on the next year in on-demand after a 2015 filled with discussions around Uber, Airbnb and Instacart. Has the shock value of jumping into a stranger's personal car worn off by now?
While the holidays are meant to be a time of joy and communion with loved ones, they can pose formidable challenges to small business owners. Indeed, about 80 percent of small businesses in the United States have no employees, leaving the solitary CEO to bear the brunt of the work.
There are a small handful of Fiverr super-sellers who are raking in the big bucks and making Fiverr into a comfortable freelance living.
Fiverr started off as a website where you could get any digital (and some physical) task done for $5. Now it has become a true freelance marketplace that has expanded well beyond that original concept. Today many organizations and individuals are using the site to both find top talent and find gigs. With the popularity of websites like Fiverr, Micha and I discuss why the gig economy is the future of work.
Fiverr began in 2009 as a website matching service providers and clients for $5. Last week, however, the company lifted that limit with a new tier system, in a bid to allow freelancers worldwide to use Fiverr as their main venue for reaching clients.
Fiverr, a five-year-old marketplace for people needing creative skills find freelancers willing to help them, announced $60 million in new financing led by Square Peg Capital. Earlier backers Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel Partners and Qumra Capital also chipped into the round, which brings the company's total funding to a pretty significant $110 million.
Freelance service platform Fiver has announced that it will soon remove the $5 starting price from which it got its name, and allow sellers to set their own rates. The Israeli company will make this option available over the next several weeks and also introduce 'easy-to-understand Gig (project) Packages' across several pricing tiers to simplify the process of bundling services and buying them.
Fiverr, a site where freelancers can find work and businesses can hire them, has announced raising $60 million in funding that will be used to build out its community. Previously Fiverr's hook was that all prices started at a $5 base. But now the company plans to eliminate the price minimum all together.
Today's news takes Fiverr's total funding past the $110 million mark, and it's double the amount of its previous biggest round, which came in at $30 million last August. The latest round was led by Square Peg Capital, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel Partners, and Qumra Capital.
When you need it done fast and cheap, you go to Fiverr.com. Fiverr is an online marketplace where every service offered starts as a price of $5.
An estimated 34% of the national workforce now freelances. Flexibility and earning potential are two of the biggest reasons workers decide to go solo. But where are 53 million workers who freelances finding work? The short answer is, all over the place.
You may be retired, but you could bring in extra cash by getting yourself a part-time gig--on your terms.
Fiverr lets users sell their creative or professional services, ranging from graphic design to voice-overs. While gigs start at $5 (and Fiverr takes a $1 fee), sellers can charge more as they become more experienced on the site, adding custom orders or extras that are more time consuming.
Fiverr bills itself as a creative services marketplace, and if you want a cartoon of yourself to dress up a Twitter feed, maybe a logo, definitely a custom short story, it's your mall.
Five dollars may not sound like much pay for doing a job, but do not tell that to Brooke Folk. At age 67, Folk spends up to 30 hours a week on projects generated through Fiverr.com (fiverr.com), a shared-economy website that requires all its vendors to offer something to customers for just $5 and takes a 20 percent commission on earnings. Folk, a former radio announcer and small business owner who lives near Pittsburgh, earns approximately $10,000 per year in supplemental income to his Social Security benefits on the site writing short stories and narrating scripts.
There's no question the Gig Economy is heating up. Just look at the numbers from Fiverr, the world's largest online marketplace for creative services. Using services like Fiverr enables small business owners to buy Gigs to take care of everything from graphic design to market research to web work. And Fiverr's $5 starting point makes it a great way to save moneyâ€”as well as the time it takes to find the talent and results you need.
Intuit projects the population of on-demand workers will be more than twice as large by 2020 in new research-despite controversy about how to classify on-demand workers on Uber and other platforms. Currently, Intuit counts 3.2 million people who work regularly in the on-demand economy, but in five years, their numbers should hit 7.6 million, according to the findings.
It's not always clear what we're talking about when we talk about the gig economy. In some cases, it's a very specific descriptor, one that applies only to the the bevy of Uber drivers and TaskRabbit taskers who make their livings doing piecemeal labor via one or more apps. In other cases, and depending on who you're talking to, it's a much bigger segment, taking in any individual who intends to work for more than a handful of companies in their lifetime, or has a second freelance gig on the side, or isn't paying into a single 401k. That's a pretty big range.
When I bother to venture out of my house, I bump into all sorts of other assorted business owners, freelancers and make-it-up-as-you-go-alongers who are thriving as they do their own thing on their own terms. All hail the Internet, which has made all this possible! Want to join us? Not sure what your DIY venture would be? I'm kicking off a three-part series to give you websites that have worked for others â€” along with inspiration and motivation.
Originally, Fiverr reached out to Fit Small Business regarding a new service which they were offering. Fiverr had partnered with Getty Images to offer the purchase of individual images through Fiverr.
What do you get when you combine 24 musicians from all around the world, bare bones instrumental and vocal parts, and the Internet? The answer: An international mix that showcases the full power of digital collaboration.
When Redd Horrocks needed a document reformatted in January 2013, she turned to Fiverr, a site that lets people pay others for tasks outside their expertise starting at $5 each.
Fiverr, a creative marketplace with a bustling variety of artistic and professional services, has launched Fiverr Faces, its first standalone app for the iPhone. Featuring a curated collection of artists who design unique, high-quality portraits from your original photos, Fiverr Faces lets you order a custom selfie to share over social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - you name it.
Calling all would-be advertising geniuses who understand the importance of a society that can write computer code - your ideas are needed. Code/Interactive, a Bronx, New York-based outfit that helps area teens learn how to code, has teamed with tech companies and media outlets to create an ad competition to raise awareness about the need for more minorities in tech.
I grew up genuinely believing that I would become a rock star. But then somewhere around sophomore year of high school, I became a realist; I looked at the numbers. Being a musician is just really, really expensive. Even genuine rock stars are having a hard time figuring out how to make good money in the industry these days.
The official iOS app of the popular Fiverr user-to-user service marketplace has just been updated with support for Apple Pay.
Fiverr, the creative and professional service market place, has updated its Android app to allow sellers to create, deliver and edit projects - which the service calls Gigs - on their mobile device. When it originally launched in March, the Fiverr Android app was geared towards buyers. The new version allows sellers to edit, update and respond to orders directly from the app.
Fiverr.com offers a wide variety of holiday items. Take a look around, the holidays are here. That means, decorations, wrapping gifts, holiday cards and hours and hours spent in the mall and checkout lines. It also means that there are plenty of opportunities for Fiverr buyers and sellers.
After raising $30 million in August, Fiverr, the low-cost online marketplace for services of any stripe, is making it rain. The company is spending money to roll out new international sites.
Micha Kaufman and his friend Shai Wininger got to thinking six years ago. What if people could hire freelancers the same way they bought stuff on eBay or Amazon? And what if all those services started at only five bucks?
Services marketplace Fiverr International has scored $30 million from investors who believe the startup can make buying 1,000 Twitter followers, a voice-over with a French accent and other online services as simple as buying a book. The Series C infusion, which boosts Fiverr's total outside capital to $50 million, will be used to promote a refined version of the four-year-old startup's product being released Monday and continue its global expansion.
Fiverr, the online marketplace for small tasks, just raised a big round of funding. The company announced that it has raised $30 million in a Series C round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel and other investors. The round brings Fiverr's total funding to date to $50 million.
While its wacky collection of made-to-go-viral services helped get the word about Fiverr, "to be frank, it was never a big part of our business," says co-founder and CEO Micha Kaufman. While he readily admits that the stranger gigs on his site generate buzz, he also claims business services, such as graphic design, copywriting and translation, represented a large percentage of Fiverr's revenue from the beginning.
Fiverr, an online marketplace that lets people buy and sell services starting at $5 a pop, is now $30 million richer, the company has confirmed. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday, Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman confirmed that the company has raised $30 million in a Series C round of financing. In total, Fiverr has raised $50 million since its founding five years ago. Bessemer Venture Partners, a previous investor in the firm, has increased its stake. Qumra Capital led the round. Accel Partners also invested in the company.
Need someone to write your wedding thank you notes? Or to proofread your resume, or even just make you a video of a puppet show? Online marketplace Fiverr is where you'd get those needs met, and it seems to be going well for the startup. Today, the company announced that it has raised $30 million in a third round of institutional funding to continue supporting the new version of its marketplace that it released today.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2014) - As the world's largest marketplace for creative and professional services, FiverrÂ® is pleased to announce today Series C funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Qumra Capital and additional private investors for $30M, accelerating a large scale shift toward a new workplace where independent workers and businesses can connect on a global scale.
Fiverr, the online marketplace for gigs that start at $5, has raised $30 million as part of its plans to shoot for the big time. The Series C funding round was announced Monday along with a revamp of Fiverr's website that gives it the look of an e-commerce companyâ€”setting it on its way toward becoming the eBay or Amazon of creative and professional services, according to co-founder and CEO Micha Kaufman.
Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring to light how standards of beauty differ across various cultures.
Android: Fiverr is a great service to outsource annoying jobs, or make money in your spare time. Now, thanks to its new Android app, you can browse the Fiverr marketplace, place orders, and talk to sellers, right from the palm of your hand.
verr, the Task Rabbit-rivaling startup that serves as a microtask marketplace for people to buy and sell services starting from $5, has launched its first Android app.
It's amazing what people will do for five dollars. However, offering your services on popular freelance microtasking site Fiverr could prove very lucrative, now the company has announced a partnership with payment processor Coinbase to accept payments in bitcoin.
How many jobs do you need if you want to get ahead? More than one, says journalist Kim Palmer, author of The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life. But here's the good news: "Side-gigging," as Palmer calls it, isn't just a second or third job to pull down a few extra bucks. It's a strategy for adding an entrepreneurial enterprise to your career portfolio and enhancing prosperity.
Life comes with a lot of work we don't want to do or just don't have the skillset to accomplish. Maybe you need to craft a good resume and business card, find a great birthday gift, or maybe you just want advice on learning to code. A lot of these tasks can be more easily accomplished with a little work, and all you need is five dollars.
Fiverr, the marketplace that allows people to offer their services to others for as little as $5, has made today made its mobile app debut with the launch of an iOS version.
Fiverr, the popular online source that lets anyone take small jobs, is now available on the iPhone. The app operates the same way as the desktop version but with a few tweaks for the mobile platform.
Fiverr, the world's largest marketplace for services, starting at $5, launches today a brand new mobile app. The free app is now available in the App Store, providing users with direct access to 3 million+ Gigs with just 2 swipes.
Fiverr, the popular online source that lets anyone take small jobs, is now available on the iPhone. The app operates the same way as the desktop version but with a few tweaks for the mobile platform. The marketplace contains over 3 million gigs for freelancers to acquire work. Pay $5 to have a talented professional complete a project for you.
Payment processing firm Dwolla on Thursday announced the launch of a partnership with online service marketplace Fiverr in a move to help spur adoption of its payment option. In an attempt to jumpstart usage, Dwolla is offering a promotion specifically in the US, where the first 10,000 people who use its service to pay for Fiverr will get a free $5 gig. After this limit, all others will get 20 percent off.
You've seen them, cleverly placed ads of smiling faces selling services for $5 on Fiverr. Pay attention to sidebar and header ads the next time you're reading your favorite site, it's a way to make money online. Fiverr brings together buyers and sellers from all over the globe, showcasing his or her skill in copywriting, copyediting, web design and a myriad of other talents. Talented or not, people make money online with Fiverr, providing an additional income stream for work from home aficionados.
Everyone talks about the importance of data in the work of product people, designers and growth hackers. Choosing the right time to integrate data into your product design cycle can make the difference between a successful product and a struggling one. Fiverr cofounder and CTO, Shai Wininger explains.
Fiverr - an online business that began in 2010 - was created to streamline a variety of jobs from different areas. From programming and graphic design to editing and writing, services were offered for $5. Within three years, the company has expanded to offer $5 to $500 services. Offering over three million jobs or "gigs" on the site, there's something for everyone. Whether you want to post a job or get something done for you, Fiverr offers what you need.
Living in a time of government shutdowns and economic uncertainty, many Americans are not wondering "if" they will lose their jobs, but "when." Workers around the country are faced with questions regarding their future and its stability- not just financially, but also it can take a toll emotionally.
It was 2009 and the global Great Recession was wreaking havoc on the job market when Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger conceived the idea for Fiverr. The free agent lifestyle had long been hailed as the future of work, and platforms to enable freelancing such as oDesk and Elance had already been around for years. But Kaufman says their idea was "out of the box and very disruptive."
The sharing economy has created a new category of businessperson: the micro-entrepreneur. Now you don't need a storefront or an office or even a website to make money, you can simply use a sharing economy service to rent your car or your time.
It's been five years this week since the onset of the Financial Crisis and the subsequent unraveling of the U.S. economy. Yesterday we learned that the employment rate between the highest- and lowest-income families is at its widest since officials began tracking data a decade ago, reports the The Associated Press. Fiverr cofounder, Micha Kaufman discusses.
Fiverr is capitalizing on the trend of distributed talent. By making it easy to buy and sell services, Fiverr creates an Ebay-like network for tasks.
The website Fiverr.com offers an enticing proposition to users: Buy (or sell) any service for $5 a pop. There's no need to negotiate pricing or to fret too much about hiring the right person for an extended job. If you're a small business with the need to offload some short-term work, such as graphic design or copyediting, you can find a willing worker with a few clicks.
Fiverr is a growing gig platform for services beginning at $5. Higher prices are possible and musicians are included among those using Fiverr to provide extra income and increased flexiblity. The recent redesign gives Fiverr a more professional look and improved backend services to better support those seeking gigs which is in keeping with CEO Micha Kaufman's enthusiasm for building a major platform for gig seekers.
Fiverr, the Task Rabbit-rivaling startup that serves as a global marketplace for people to buy and sell services for as little as $5, has launched its updated platform to one and all.
Fiverr reinvented itself today, keeping the five but adding two zeroes behind it as the everything-for-five-dollars marketplace goes upscale, seeking to power the emerging "gig economy."
Fiverr, an online services marketplace that gives its community of skilled sellers a platform to market and sell whatever it is they can do from as little as $5, is relaunching its website with an overhauled design. It's also adding analytics and tools to help its users turn their Fiverr 'gigs', as it calls them, into more sustained and streamlined businesses.
Trying to earn a living these days isn't always easy. So when ABC7 came upon a website that could supplement your family's income, we gave it a good look.
Business Insider recently spent a week exploring Israel's super hot startup community, meeting with founders, employees and venture capitalists.
Beasts of the Sothern Wild is not just a beautiful story of an inquisitive little girl named Hushpuppy who tries to find meaning in a world coming apart, it's also a story of entrepreneurship and how successful startups prevail.
As an Internet entrepreneur, making accurate predictions for the coming year can be tricky: It's a market space prone to rapid change and relentless innovation. Here are three trends that Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman is convinced will take center stage this year.
What started out as just a simple party trick for struggling actor Chris Ferretti turned into a pretty decent moneymaker!
Got bills? Plenty of us do, if the National Retail Federation is to be believed. According to the NRF, we spent $579.8 billion during the 2012 holiday shopping season.
You could say building a successful personal brand online comes down to understanding one rule: "It's not about what you want to say; it's about what you want people to know."
With the emergence of crowd business models and virtual marketplaces to connect employers to a broad base of employees, crowdsourcing is quickly turning into more than making a few dollars on the side.
"Online marketplaces thrive when the integrity of the relationship between buyers and sellers is centralized and protected."
If your business wanted to sell a $1 million gold-plated vacuum cleaner - or at least get people talking about it - what would you do? Commission a two-minute rap, of course!
A wave of start-ups are making it easier for small businesses to outsource tasks that they just don't have the time to do.
Something big is happening to startups in the nation of Israel. When you see fifty startup CEOs appear in a Tel Aviv hotel lobby after a single Facebook post and a day's notice, it's clear something is happening there that needs defining.
Without trust, eCommerce would collapse. When we purchase goods from a website we look for signs to assure us that we are not going to be scammed and that our financial information is protected.
Whether you are a nonprofit organization or a multinational corporation, it's necessary to complement your content with a visual ingredient.
Being willing to share is not only good, it's also profitable. The Internet revolution has done more than just break down market barriers; it's built a deeply connected society where everyone and everything is discoverable.
It is often said you will be judged in the first ten seconds of meeting someone. Businesses know how important this is, and rely on their brand strategy to convey meaning and impact in the shortest time possible.
One of our many fantastic sellers makes her CNET Debut (with a special appearance by our own CEO Micha Kaufman)
"If you can get a professional service at a far better price and more personalized to your specific needs from a small service provider than having gone through a traditional business or agency, would you think twice?"
Considering I talk a lot about Micro Entrepreneurs, you probably think I have an easy, one sentence definition for it: Honestly, I don't and here's why...
Many technology companies and entrepreneurs that deal with mostly virtual products are embracing the tactile business card.
"A lot of new tech businesses launch with "minimum viable products." I've never seen one before launch with a minimum viable economy. But I like the idea."
Forty years ago, the average person followed an employment path largely determined by birth and education, often committing to one employer until retirement. Today you probably wouldn't even consider that as a viable option.
Interview with Fiverr seller, professorpuppet, on the Fiverr on The Jeff Probst Show.
As the economy continues to sputter and the labor market remain weak, cash-strapped consumers are looking for unique ways to make ends meet. Web technology has made it easier than ever to get out there and hustle.
"It doesn't take any more work to create something that is residual than it does to create something you are just paid for one time .... to get started as quickly as possible, take advantage of giant powerhouses such as Amazon, eBay, iTunes and Fiverr."
Fiverr's bustling services market doesn't just fulfill the desires of curious consumers, but has also turned into a real source of income for some of its service providers.
It looks as is Fiverr is about to break out of the Welshmen in thongs and goat-advertising market into something wholly more formidable...
Every online startup has a global presence, whether that's its goal or not. For e-commerce startups the question then becomes, "Do you really want to turn down a sale just because the order comes from overseas?"
Think of Fiverr as a kind of online marketplace, but instead of flogging old shoes to the highest bidder, you can buy and sell a range of services or products or other weird and wonderful things for only $5.
According to the Freelancers' Union, at least 30% of the American workforce now qualifies as "independent workers." What's more, with continuing high unemployment and a brutal job market, it looks like more people are poised to join them.
Millions of workers around the world are seeking additional income, freedom and fun by embarking alternative career paths and starting their own businesses. Fiverr, the leading global marketplace for micro services, announced the results of its international "Road to Job Independence" survey.
Call up Mom and give her a big I-told-you-so, because finally you can cash in on that supposedly 'impractical' skill set. This article on LAWeekly features 5 ambitious and talented artists in Southern California who are making money doing what they love on Fiverr.com
"It's become like a nice little permanent job, and it's opened some great opportunities for me," says Chris Ferretti, who earns up to $2,000 a month using Fiverr.com
Fiverr offers a unique opportunity to create an outside the box campaign. It's the $5 services that offer a fun way to take a small marketing budget and see what happens when you spread it around to a bunch of different people who can create something amusing or useful for your benefit.
In today's sluggish world economy and lack of job opportunities, more people are looking for ways to make money using their unique skills. Connecting your service with a buyer has become much more attainable since Fiverr.
It all started as a joke. At least that's how Chris Ferretti, 33, of Astoria explains the origin of his new business venture. "I never in a million years thought this would catch on as it did," Ferretti said. "It's almost an extra 10 grand a year."
People are using collaborative consumption platforms to become entrepreneurs. What's inspiring these new entrepeneurs?
Thanks to a growing number of online opportunities, locals are finding interesting ways to cash in on their professional expertise, existing resources or creative entrepreneurial spirit.
Fiverr offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to outsource labor for one-off projects at basement prices.
"I expected nothing, but the orders started pouring in," Ingrassia said. "Over the past year, it's grown to five to fifteen orders per day, with people spending different amounts (between $10 and $20). To date, I've made $10,000 and the money just keeps growing."
"Fiverr offers a new way to work. Just as eBay completely changed e-commerce, we're planning to disrupt the services economy."
Global online marketplace raised $15 million in second-round funding from Accel Partners and return backer Bessemer Venture Partners.
Fiverr has secured $15 million in a second round of funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.
Fiverr raised $15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. "Our vision is to turn Fiverr into the eBay for the service economy," says Kaufman.
It is quite the multiplier effect. Fiverr, a website that lets "micro-entrepreneurs" offer small services for $5 a pop, just landed $15 million in funding.
Fiverr.com has raised $15 million in a second round of funding. Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners provided the round, which will be used for growth.
"Silicon Valley investors are taking Fiverr seriously. Thursday it received $15 million from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners."
Fiverr, has secured $15 million in a second round of funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company has grown 600 percent in transaction volume since the beginning of 2011.
Interview with a Fiverr seller who left her job to focus on her art and is now doing this full time.
If you have a service to offer, or want to buy something for $5, Fiverr might be for you. It's the latest marketplace allowing you to buy or sell your services.
"There is a lot of talented people on Fiverr, and it's a great way to make some good business connections. In a crazy economy, fiverr is a good choice for both sellers and buyers."
By the beginning of 2012, there were more than 700 000 different gigs offered on the site and their number have been constantly increasing. The marketplace is a rapidly growing community from freelancer and people looking for their services.
On Fiverr, various types of freelancers offer services for $5, now enables users to charge more through a new program for expanded services.
"The grand vision of Fiverr is really to create a marketplace where people can start small but take this hobby and create a business out of it,"
"Clemenger BBDO Sydney is behind a new campaign for Hungry Jack's 'Stunner' deal, each part of which was made for $5, the agency is claiming. Clems account director Justin Cox said that discount website Fiverr.com was the inspiration for the campaign."
Moneyland article showcases the success of Fiverr seller Professor Puppet and introduces the new Levels system.
Following the success of eight-year-old Mollee Cunningham who raised enough money on Fiverr to buy an iPad and apps for her twin brother Josef's autism class.
"With Fiverr, you can get people to do some pretty amazing/insane things for you, so why not a unique Christmas gift?"
Eight-year-old Mollee Cunningham is on a mission to raise money to buy an iPad for her twin brother's autism class. She's doing this by selling custom drawings on Fiverr.
"For its part, Fiverr strives to answer the question: What is to be done for all of these unemployed, talented individuals who have disrupted traditional work patterns and drifted toward a global, outsourced, permanent form of freelance?"
"Fiverr's greatest appeal, though, is for freelancers and other "micro-entrepreneurs" willing to think creatively about their salable assets, including skills, knowledge or geographic location."
"This new era of the microentrepreneur is a welcome development for struggling employers, not to mention casual freelancers who are happy to make a little cash off their hobbies."
Fiverr is listed in the CNN Money annual guide to the best stocks and funds, credit cards, career moves, retirement strategies, and much more.
TechCruch introduces Fiverr after the site launch, "The idea is kind of brilliant and also entertaining."