- Several categories to explore in their virtual “marketplace”
- Simple site design
- Search options make it easy to find what you’re looking for
- Logo design seems to be popular
- According to the site, a “gig” is purchased every five seconds
- Prices range from $5.00 to $10,000.
- “You can offer any service you wish as long [as] it’s legal and complies with our terms.”
- Sellers keep 80% of their transaction
- Green and black site design
- Fiverr does not allow services that extend beyond 30 days in duration
- “Violent” gigs are also not allowed, but terms of what constitutes as “violence” are not specified
- Pornographic gigs are not allowed as well
- If Gigs include shipping cost, a physical item must be delivered to the buyer
- The site is easy to navigate
- Search bar allows the user to find a specific service, no matter how obscure
- Reviewing system in all categories
- Fiverr’s website design reminds me of many similar SquareSpace layouts
- Most product photos look professional—images required for all posts
- Fiverr displays the names of websites/news sources who have mentioned their service to the bottom of their site (adds to credibility)
- Why are so many people offering to blow up and pop balloons?
- It seems as though the site is really trying to maintain a professional feel
- …despite posts such as “I will put your MESSAGE in a bottle and throw it into the Atlantic Ocean”
- Some people take their online business much more seriously than others
- Not sure how exploitive the service is?
- Some services are much more involved than others— there must be many types of people selling products/services on the site
- I know several people that have used Fiverr, which makes me feel like it’s more popular among younger people
- Low starting price points make it easy to “commit” to a purchase
- Because $5.00 seems so inconsequential, I find it more painless to hypothetically purchase a service
- Reviewing system gives the buyer a stronger sense of certainty when purchasing items or services
- The website looks streamlined and is easy to use, encouraging me that Fiverr’s service is legitimate
- Many of the reviews that I see are positive (four to five stars)— I wonder how often Fiverr reviews are negative?
- Because prices start so low, it’s easier to be pulled into more expensive deals after selecting a service, which is good for the sellers
- According to the WayBack Machine, Fiverr’s category system has changed a lot throughout the years
- Riffing off of the above thought, I wonder why they chose to redo their categorizing system? Perhaps they found that they could split it up in a way that would attract a more professional crowd than before?
- Most things offered on Fiverr are custom services, rather than pre-made goods. I wonder which came first?
- Why don’t older generations use the site as much as others? In many ways I can see it being useful for non-tech-savvy people
- Continuing on that thought, I wonder if services are offered specifically aimed at the elderly, who I’m sure could use some help from time to time
- In reference to the legal services offered, I wonder how effective they end up being/ whether or not they hold up?
- I wonder how the sellers feel about losing 20 cents on the dollar for each service?
- I’m surprised that “pet models” has its own category so prominently displayed? Is that really such a popular Fiverr request?