We had our very first Fiverr event in the nations capital (Washington DC) a week ago, and I’d just like to share with the larger Fiverr family some of the highlights from the night. Both @alliemadison12 and @silberma1976 were there to share their experience on what Fiverr has meant to them over the years.
Allie spoke about how her Fiverr business replaced the need for her to find employment after graduating college.
Charles echoed some of those same sentiments as he works in the education sector and has greatly benefited from having a reliable source of extra income to supplement his teaching salary.
It was a good turnout of small to medium sized business buyers and aspiring sellers all looking to tap into our community to help them build their businesses and/or freelance careers. We actually had the event catered by a buyer from our marketplace who received her bakery’s branding from a seller in the design category. She was so enthusiastic about Fiverr and how it played a key role in helping her start her brick and motor bakery shop ‘Sweeter Hue’.
Eugene Smith from DC Life Magazine brought the beer on tap and shared his insights on how Fiverr helped him shape his (now) national Magazine brand.
A couple of themes that I remember in my conversations with our guests hovered around the reality of Fiverr being a viable source of income for those looking to start a freelance career as some business owners simply wanted to know what and how to buy services to help them scale. Then there was the more seasoned Fiverr buyer who struggled to find clients on their own until they found us and realized the value of our marketplace to grow their business.
The amount of genuine intrigue from the community was inspiring and the fire that I’ve had for Fiverr throughout the years was absolutely doused with more gasoline.