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Support for SMBs and Freelancers during the spread of COVID-19

A letter to the Fiverr community & beyond.

The worst thing about the COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) is the uncertainty that surrounds it. How dangerous is it really? Will it last through the summer? Will there be a vaccine soon?

As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, governments, businesses, and individuals are trying to work out what it means for them, how to protect themselves and how they can help.

In many ways, Fiverr is an embodiment of remote work already. In ordinary times, our community enjoys an engagement that allows them to have freedom over their time and location, but in these uncertain times, it also provides a safer environment to work in.

It is becoming increasingly clear that businesses around the world are likely to be impacted by the changes imposed because of the virus. More people are being instructed to spend less time in public places and more time at home. Despite the uncertainty and restrictions on movement, life and work will and must continue and the Fiverr Community, in particular, are highly accustomed to rapid change with the ability to adjust. And while the long term impact of the virus is hard to predict, in the short term, businesses will have to think about moving the majority of their activity online.

We’ve been thinking about ways in which we can help our community of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) manage in this new environment and decided to put together a new website dedicated to helping SMBs in these uncertain times. You can find the new website at www.SMBhelp.com. It will provide guidance, tips, and tools for those who have questions about how to put more of their business online. Here is what you will be able to find on the new website right now: General information regarding the impact of the virus on businesses; General tips on how to take your business online, and if you are already online – how to promote it; Links to products and tools being offered as special deals to SMBs right now by companies around the world; Free courses that Fiverr is donating, and, in addition, we are going to offer 24/7 customer service support team to answer your questions and concerns about your business. We will do our best to help in any way we can. We are in this together and working together makes all of us stronger.

Millions of people around the world are finding themselves in a new business reality, quarantined in their homes or with major travel restrictions, we hope that by offering these resources for free it will create more opportunities for more people, to take their business online, to learn new skills, or to start the business they have been dreaming of.

Lastly, if there are resources you think we should include in the new site, please send them to us or post them on social media using the #SMBhelp hashtag.

Make sure that you continue to follow your local government’s guidance and please stay safe.

Yours,

Micha Kaufman

Founder & CEO, Fiverr

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This is a great post! I’m an illustrator and having some of my conventions closed recently has been very financially hurtful. I’m new on Fiverr but I’ve been selling art for over 10 years and this Corona virus has been a nightmare.

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What’s great news is that the COVID-19 has been fully mapped by researchers at the Sauer Structural Biology Laboratory who are currently working on a vaccine. Thanks to Fiverr, I had the joy of writing about this breakthrough for a wonderful buyer.

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It’s odd but I’m already getting a ton more work than I do normally.

That being said, I have a family member in the hospital right now.

We must take this pandemic seriously. I’m just waiting here… more people will take it seriously as friends and family pass on…

Working online is definitely the future and I am grateful I can sit at home and avoid the germs!

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Great idea!
Thank you Fiverr!!

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Thank you so much for Support.
and this is really great work

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Good thing fiverr is here for backup

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Great thing on part of Fiverr :slight_smile:

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Thanks a lot of for inform us

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Thank you so much for inform us.

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It spreads so fast, few weeks ago we learned about Wuhan and now COVID-19 is in our city in Poland.

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I was reading about that after you mentioned it. That means that finding a vaccine has moved along faster than if they were starting out new to work on it. That’s a branch of U. of Texas working on that.

It’s still going to be a while before a vaccine is available but at least they have that virus mapped. And according to what I read, they have a plan of developing a vaccine due to having the virus mapped.

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I’m so sorry to hear that! Hoping it goes well.

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worthy statement in current scenario, May God protect us all

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Thank you very much.

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Thanks for giving this opportunity .

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Great News
Thank You Fiverr.
Thank you so much for Support.

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Great post for the current crisis we are going through.

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This is the best post i ever seen and work full also so we should be stay safe

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