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Fiverr.com is one the hottest new outsourcing companies. Built around a very simple concept – what people will do for $5 – Fiverr is a rapidly growing community of freelance workers and people who hire them.

fiverr reviewIn fact, some of the content written on this site was written by Fiverr contractors.

For virtual assistants, you’ll find a typical range of 1-3 hours of service offered for $5, but sometimes you can find more. The feedback system on Fiverr is not as robust as on Elance or oDesk; employers can only rate either positive or negative instead of on a 5-point scale. There is an opportunity for comments that help with a little more explanation behind the ratings, but can sometimes be tedious to go through.

fiverr reviewStill, like the other freelance virtual assistant sites, your best bet is to choose the provider with the longest history of positive feedback. The downside in that case is that they are obviously a popular resource within the Fiverr community, and it may take them a while to deliver on your work.

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Beyond virtual assistance, Fiverr has a tremendous list of “gigs” people are willing to do for $5. That means if you have a specific task in mind, you can probably find someone to do that exact thing, rather than hiring a 1-3 hour “virtual assistant.” If you search for what you need done but don’t find any suitable workers, you can also post the task in their Requested Gigs section.

It’s impossible not to find something useful on Fiverr.com, and at only $5, it is a great way to get started with outsourcing. It’s very low risk. The biggest thing to keep in mind is to align your expectations with what you’re spending. In a lot of cases, you get what you pay for, but sometimes you can get some really great values.

And if nothing else, you’ll have a good time. There are some entertaining jobs posted on Fiverr. For example, one I found today was “I will reveal the meaning of your Name, your Souls Urge, and your Destiny for $5.” What a bargain!

11 Reviews

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    First seller disappeared after a couple emails back and forth.
    I cancelled the order, but you can NOT get your money back if that happens, they stay on your Fiverr “account”.
    So I searched for another service, which actually delivered the service and it had little to no impact.
    5$ wasted, a few hours wasted and many doubts on their policy of keeping the money you put for unsuccessful services.

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    I purchased my first gig on Fiverr about a month ago, and couldn’t believe how fast and easy the process went. The project was delivered quickly, but I needed some changes done. The gentlemen made them and delivered the final project to my exact specs!

    They’ve recently upgraded their interface, so it’s a lot simpler to use (if that were possible).

    Fiverr was one of two freelancer sites I tested to dip my toe into the “outsourcing” waters. I shared some tips about my experience with both services in a post on my blog entitled, Outsourcing: How To Work Smarter and Get Things Done.

    I DEFINITELY plan to use the service again!

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    I’ve purchased two gigs on Fiverr. In both cases delivery was super fast and the alterations I requested were done gracefully and promptly.

    Their system is efficient and promotes accountability for both parties. I will definitely use again where appropriate.

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    I’ve only used it for logo design. I’m a first time VA-buyer.

    Fiverr is great for at least two things in my view:
    1 – It’s very easy to buy your first VA-job here. Getting an actual VA seems intimidating at first, so you can start small by buying something at Fiverr.
    2 – You get a lot of inspiration about what VAs can do. Scrolling through the categories and seeing what’s popular gives you lots of ideas.

    And it’s very easy to track the gigs you’ve bought through their built-in to do system.

    I’m sure the quality varies, but doesn’t it everywhere?

  1. I’m actually a professional VA and writer. I found Fiverr last year and picked up quite a few gigs that I enjoy doing. Most of my buyers understand that I delivery quality content so they are willing to order the number of gigs for it. I have purchased a few gigs also. Fiverr isn’t for everyone, especially if you live in the US. As a buyer, you expect quality and as a seller you expected to be treated with respect and fair pricing. The trick is to find something you enjoy doing. If you are looking for a gig on Fiverr, I would try checking out their recommendations or using the hash tag on Twitter to find excellent help!

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    I have used Fiverr for a couple of different “gigs” and overall, I have been happy. I usually upgrade to a $10 service, but it is still a great deal. I had an article written for me that was decent. I have had a couple of different people transcribe my video blog posts and have been happy with that. Fiverr is a very user-friendly website and they will even contact you if your freelancer is late on a gig. So easy to keep track of everything and communicate with freelancer.

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    Boom or bust, feast or famine seems to be my experience over on Fiverr. I’ve had some amazing video intros done, but some really sub par logo design. If you think about it though, the type of jobs which make sense are those in which the provider has spent a lot of upfront time once, and then can crank out results repeatedly. Tasks/projects which require a decent amount of effort on their part will tend to suffer in quality.

    It seems a number of folks are using Fiverr to get follow up work at a higher rate, and use the Fiverr project to show what they can do. I’m totally fine with that. I had a US based IT professional spend 2 hours trying to remove a virus from my computer remotely, and now I have a great contact I’d gladly pay more in the future for similar issues.

    If you have $10 – $20 to spare, it’s worth it just to take a shot at some Fiverr projects. You just might find some good talent!

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    Amazing place…as long as you know what you’re looking for. I’ve gotten a number of fantastic drawings and sketches for $5, as well as 2 hours of VA work for $5 that I was insanely happy with – you run the risk of getting burned, but as long as you follow reviews and pick people with a track record of delivering the kind of work you’re looking for, you should do well here!

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    Fiverr is ABSOLUTELY THE WORST PLACE FOR FREELANCERS! It might be a good place for cheapa$$ buyers, or sellers from third world countries trying to pay off the mortgage on their huts, but not for anyone else. Buyers purchase gigs for a measly 5 bucks, then complain about the most ridiculous things. If the seller doesn’t then kiss the buyer’s a$$, negative feedback is immediately threatened. There’s nothing a seller can do at that point, but either bend over for the buyer or take the negative feedback. I completed almost 200 gigs in my less than 2 months on Fiverr (should be called Fourerr) had a 100% rating, but was called names, threatened, harassed, and more by crazy buyers. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this online sewer.

  2. I’ve hired fiverr for a number of things and have liked their work very much (for the most part). I had one vendor do eight illustrations for a presentation. She was late and some of the last illustrations lacked the detail of the first. However, for forty dollars I used the top three and think it’s a really good value.

    I had a necklace made. VERY beautiful. I had a poem composed for my mother’s birthday. It was okay. I’ve had traffic driven to a website. It worked extremely well and is very measurable, so I’m confident that the results are valid.

    My advice; look for multiple excellent reviews and remember it’s only five dollars, so don’t be massively picky.

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    I like Fiverr for it’s simplicity. As long as you manage your expectations, you’ll be fine. At first I was a little bummed by some of the projects I got for $5, but then I realized it was $5. Not a huge deal. And actually I’ve had some pretty decent success hiring copywriters and article writers. If you’re looking for real programming help or real graphic design that actual customers are going to see, I think it’s worth it to spend a little more to get it done right. But if you just need something “quick and dirty”, there’s no better place than Fiverr.

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