Many of you will know that Fiverr’s CEO is often quoted with “building the everything store for digital services”.
We all know what that everything store is that Fiverr is likened to, of course, and in an interview with TechCrunch, he also
“suggested that one of the things that impressed Wall Street investors was the fact that Fiverr operates less like a traditional hiring site and is “much more similar to traditional e-commerce businesses like Etsy and Amazon,” where you can browse and purchase the services you need.”
There’s one big difference between Fiverr and Amazon - I don’t think many Amazon sellers have to deal with people messaging them to ask if they can buy product X for 50% or even 10% of the price stated on the product page
An optimistic outlook and quote from that interview, however, seeing that people on the forum often describe Fiverr as a “race to the bottom”:
“I think that if you have a market that pushes for bidding, then definitely, yes, there’s a downward pressure,” he said. “In a market where freelancers get to define their own scope, timing and price, you see the opposite trend. What we’re seeing is freelancers all around the world making more and more money very year. It’s a counterintuitive, or countercyclical rather, race to the top.”
[source for the quotes: https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/14/fiverr-ceo-interview/]
(The rant bit, in case you didn’t notice, was about people asking for so much of a rebate that you wonder why they even bother, as chances are they’ll just waste their time (yours, too, of course, but don’t let’s pretend we think they care )