While my story with Fiverr is still quite recent (I have only now become a Level 2 Seller, because only recently did I decide to explore Fiverr’s potential more seriously), I would like to share some quick views with you on why I think Fiverr is so useful, in case you find these thoughts interesting and helpful in any way.
- First of all, as a bootstrapping entrepreneur, I need to fund my own entrepreneurial projects, and Fiverr allows me to do just that – I can work through Fiverr on my own terms to raise part of the funds that I need to take my ventures forward, and any bootstrapping entrepreneur should love that.
- As an individual who truly sees the world as his home, the expression ‘citizen of the world’ could not suit me better. This means that ideally I would never live in any city of the world for too long, because I like to stay on the move while I see the world, experience local cultures and explore local entrepreneurial opportunities. That is why whatever I do needs to be location-independent, and Fiverr also ticks that box. It doesn’t matter if I’m in Lisbon, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro, Bangkok or Algiers – as long as I have an internet connection, I can do all my work, including my work on Fiverr.
- Fiverr gigs are paid in US Dollars. While I am fully aware of the long-term problems which are hanging over the ‘greenback’, the truth is that, short-term, the US Dollar will probably be one of the best and relatively safe currencies of the world (no currency is actually very safe, if we know its fundamentals, but, short-term, the US Dollar should be one of the best).
- Also, because Fiverr gigs are paid in US Dollars, if you are in emerging and frontier countries such as the ones where I can usually be found (meaning countries with economies which are considered emerging or frontier, such as most of those in Latin America, Asia and Africa), then things tend to be extremely cheap, in US Dollar terms. So this is yet another advantage that Fiverr offers.
- We are living in interesting but challenging times, in which people will have to increasingly take the entrepreneurial and freelance route, as the classical ‘safe job’ concept is dying a quick death, for many reasons, including also because of technology. You see, technology just keeps making things cheaper and more accessible, and Fiverr is again the very proof of that, namely the provision of services, which, in the old days, would require hiring people permanently to perform service A or B, which are now being hired to freelancers on a hire-per-need basis. So, working through Fiverr is a smart decision which allows us to be on the right side of this trend, instead of being crushed by the economic and labor transformations that are going on in the world.
Also, Fiverr opens as many doors as you want to open. It is just a matter of being creative and committed, exploring all your talents and capabilities, and seeking to announce them in the best and most engaging way. Plus, as a market, it provides you with the means to see what works and what doesn't, and what people are seeking the most, so you can increase your supply to that identified demand. Every day I’m thinking of more and more things that I can do through Fiverr, and I am sure that you can think the same. Plus, creative and entrepreneurial minds find here a great environment to thrive and prosper – without having to make any investment or take any financial risk (which means it is accessible to anyone).<br />
7) Finally, Fiverr also allows us to connect and network with each other, which is an extremely valuable feature that I think is definitely worth exploring as well. So, let’s connect, shall we? :)
So, these are some constructive insights that I thought I'd share with fellow Fiverrs. What about you? What other particular advantages would you point out?