How is it that there always seem to be a million brands and/or websites that need great graphics or accurate copywriting, yet there are never enough jobs for freelancing creatives to get by? It’s because there’s no centralised infrastructure or technology to support the creative industries. Well, not anymore.
Fiverr is both a database and search engine for creative services, allowing freelancers to list their skillset, and prospective clients to find them for short-term or project work. Think of it as the Gumtree for the creative industries!
With a global network, and over 500 categories of available services, from graphic design and animation to digital marketing and web development, users can be as specific or broad as they want in listing their qualifications. Each ‘Gig’ has a clearly defined scope, duration and price range; and sellers are accompanied with client reviews.
Fiverr has also paid special attention to the financial side of things – a notorious issue for sole traders working from contract to contact. Once freelancers complete a job, payment is transferred straight to their account, rather than having to wait months for the company to pay out their invoice. Huge!
There’s also special functionality for business-owners looking for something a little more tailored to their job. Fiverr Business is a project management and collaboration tool, allowing users to manage all projects, tasks and freelancers through one dashboard. It also gives you a list of top-tier, Fiverr-vetted freelancers through their curated catalogue of crème de la crème sellers.
(P.S. If you need any further convincing on how cool this company is, check out their epic Super Bowl ad here – it’s brilliant!)