Zeerk is an online platform where freelancers can post what Zeerk calls “micro freelance jobs.” These are basically gigs and services offered by freelancers ranging between $3-$200.
The company has been operating since 2010 and their headquarters are based in Dallas, TX.
Zeerk has been through a series of ownership changes since it launched in 2010, and they don’t give away much about the team running the platform.
This isn’t an issue, however, as Zeerk works a little differently to other freelancing sites. As a buyer, you don’t create a job listing and wait for proposals to bid on your job. On Zeerk, freelancers post the jobs they’re offering, and you choose which you want to buy.
(This is similar to Fiverr.)
It’s a quicker way to find a freelancer with the skills needed to carry out your tasks, and less effort on your part. The downside is that you may not find someone offering a job you want, and there’s less flexibility when choosing someone to work with.
You can communicate freely with freelancers through a chat system though. So, you should be able to work out a deal with someone capable of doing your tasks.
How Zeerk Works
If you’re a buyer, there is a simple 4-step process from finding a freelancer to receiving a finished task as follows:
- Browse the available micro jobs by category or by searching with keywords.
- When you’ve found someone offering a service you want, supply as much detail about your task as you see necessary.
- Exchange files and information needed to complete the work via Zeerk’s built-in conversation and transaction management system.
- When you’re happy with the finished work you can mark the job complete and the funds will be transferred to the seller.
From a seller perspective, all you have to do is register an account and create your job listing. You can set your own price and turnaround time for your services.
Zeerk is an open marketplace where anyone can join and offer their services. So, as you’d expect, there’s a gig for just about anything that can be completed remotely.
To give you a general idea of what to expect, some of their top categories are:
- Audio & Music
- Graphic Design
- Social Media Marketing
Plans and Pricing
It’s free to post a job as a seller and to browse the platform as a buyer.
Zeerk makes money by taking a 10% commission from the seller when a job is completed.
This means, if a seller is advertising their services at $100, you pay the full $100 as a buyer. The seller then collects $90 after Zeerk takes their cut.
It’s hard to ignore the similarities between Zeerk and Fiverr. The interface of the site, layout of the job descriptions, and functionality are almost identical.
Therefore, if you like how the platform works but can’t find the freelancer or gig you’re looking for, you should hop over to Fiverr and look there too.
|Location||Worldwide, w/ concentration in USA and Philippines||Worldwide||Worldwide||Philippines|
|Size of Talent Pool||Thousands||12 million||830,000||250,000|
|Platform Fee||15%||5-20%||20% + processing fee||$69 a month|
(w/ Fiverr Pro)
|Best For||Quick hires, e-commerce||One-off projects||Smaller jobs||Affordable full-time help|
|Learn More||Learn More||Learn More||Learn More|
For an alternative marketplace with more flexibility, I recommend checking out Upwork. You can post a job there, vet the applications, and select the best freelancer to carry out your task.
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