Fiverr- Sometimes There Are Shortcuts To Success

(Guest post by Eyal Turgeman, CMO at

This post is the result of a strategy meeting at a UK based start-up in which Zachi and I are both involved. We were talking about moving things along faster by using the service providers on Fiverr. The platform is probably the biggest marketplace for freelancers today. It lets lean start-ups focus on what’s really important while bringing in outside services. Here are a few tips to get the most out of Fiverr:

Why Use Fiverr?

At the moment, Boom25 only employs two people so we just can’t do everything ourselves. The only way for a start-up like ours to move at the pace we want is to delegate to other professionals. That’s where Fiverr comes in.

Whether you’re a lean start-up or an individual doing a million and one things by yourself, you can afford five bucks to pass on some of the work and focus on the more important stuff. For example, we’ve used Fiverr to design emails, lay out Excel sheets, research competitors, and more.

What’s The Best Way To Find And Work With A Service Provider On Fiverr?

The best and safest way is to choose service providers with the highest ratings. Read the feedback their previous clients have given them and check out their portfolios (You can ask for portfolios of work in a private message; the freelancers will be happy to send them). Pay attention to the level of the service provider and the significance of that level (how many jobs they’ve completed, how long they’ve been active on the site, etc.). In order not to waste time, we always talk to several service providers at once and choose the one who impresses us most.

Of course, it’s always important to be clear with the service provider about deadlines (Some service providers will work faster for an additional fee.) Finally, take the time to give the service providers all the information they need to prepare the product exactly the way you want it.

Is Fiverr Suitable For Everyone?

The short answer is no. Like any product, Fiverr solves a problem for some people in the best possible way while for others, it just doesn’t do the job. Fiverr isn’t a great solution for companies with complex projects, such as writing algorithms, or designing and developing a website or some other product from A to Z, for example.

And One “Legal” Comment From Zachi

Fiverr’s terms of use try to regulate the relationship between service providers and customers on the site. They discuss, among other things, dissatisfaction with the services, dispute resolution mechanisms, and so on. However, you have to remember that you are working with people who have performed a service for you for five bucks (…) on a marketplace that needs to handle many transactions simultaneously while also protecting itself. Before using Fiverr, think carefully about the importance or urgency of the service you need. Consider whether it’s appropriate for Fiverr or whether it could give you legal problems that could easily avoid.