Tuesday, 1 January 2013

10 Alternatives to Fiverr : Make Up to $25 per Gig!

Posted by shakeel asghar at 06:05:00
Fiverr originally started out as a new and very unique concept. There were only the big freelancing websites like Elance and Freelancer etc back then. So Fiverr brought a very refreshing change. Whether you are a proper freelancer or just a regular office-going guy, Fiverr gives you a chance to earn some quick bucks so you can cover up your extravagances. Fiverr is also a great place to get your freelancing career started. But the trouble is, Fiverr only allows you to earn $5 minus their commission per gig. For some people, this might not be enough. Luckily for them, many alternative websites to fiverr have emerged over the years. Fiverr was such a success that many others adopted the idea and came up with their own version of Fiverr. Most of these aren't very good, but some might just be better than Fiverr! So here, we will discuss about the top 10 alternatives to fiverr you must try.

Why not Fiverr?

There're a few legit reasons why you would not want to stay with Fiverr. It might seem very attractive, but it does has short-comings. Firstly, it doesn't pay you very well. Now I know people make hundreds of dollars off it every month, but considering the effort, is it really worth it? %5 is sort of a bottleneck which you might want to eventually break out of.
Secondly, you don't even earn a full $5. Fiverr commission is 20%, which is huge by any standards! So essentially, you only get $4, and the remaining one dollar goes to Fiverr. Imagine you complete 200 gigs in a month. You will only get $800, where you could be getting a full grand. That's just $200 down the drain!
Fiverr is no longer what it once was. It started off as a fun place where people could make use of their creativity. But over the years, it has become quite competitive. Much more complicated jobs are being done now for a much smaller price. Let me give you an example. I spotted two different gigs on fiverr. One promised to "Suggest a professional name and motto for a website," while another said, "I will create an attractive dynamic website using HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript for $5."
Do you see the injustice? The guy who suggests professional names probably is a natural at this. He might hardly take 10 minutes to come up with a good name and slogan. But the web-designer has to work for hours, just for a petty $4. Both these guys will earn the same. The point is, Fiverr might just not be worth it if it takes more than 30 minutes t complete a gig. In that case, you need to look on to alternatives, some of which we have right here for you.
Top 10 Alternatives to Fiverr

1. GigBucks

GigBucks is is a very popular alternative to Fiverr. It hosts gigs for all the categories found on fiverr. It gives freelancers the opportunity to charge an appropriate amount of money for their services. A gig can be anywhere in the range of $5 to $50, definitely a big step up from the $4 on fiverr. Just like Fiverr, joining is absolutely free. And you can post as many gigs as you like. A must try for existing fiverr users or other people.

2. Zeerk

Zeerk is another big fish up for grabs. Working at Zeerk can be much more worth your while. You can charge as much as $100 per gig! Now, services can charged appropriately and no one needs feel left out! For small jobs such as $2 or $5 jobs, there is no commission! And I thought Fiverr was cool!

3. SEOClerks

This is one of  my favorite websites. It contains gigs relating to SEO, internet marketing, and other such web services. The great thing about it is, it offers the widest range of money you can ask for your gigs. You could either ask for $1 for a petty job, or you could ask as much as $999 for a high value project. Web masters would love this website. Just visit it and see what i'm talking about.

4. TenBux

TenBux is very similar to Fiverr. A lot similar, in fact. It has a similar interface, which is simple and easy to use.  It has almost all of the categories Fiverr has. Only big difference is, it allows $10 per gig, twice of what fiverr would allow. Out of the $10, you get $8, which is the exact commission rate as it is with fiverr.

5. FittyTown

FittyTown is another website that offers a large amount of money for almost the same things hosted on fiverr for far less. It allows gigs of only $50, nothing more, nothing less. After deduction, you will get $40, a 20% commission deduction. But overall, it's a good website that you must try. Who knows you might get lucky :)

6. Dollar3

This website is a lot better than fiverr or some of its alternatives. For one, it pays out through both PayPal and AlertPay. Here, you can host any type of gig for $5, and some other multiples of 3; $3, $6, $9, $12, $15, $27, $45, and $90. Not bad eh? Sign up now and show the world what you've got!

7. TwentyVille

Here's another good alternative. If offers much more than fiverr does. You can host gigs for either $10 or $20. The commission remains the same @ 20%. So you will get $8 or $16. Still, you're better off with this than you are with fiverr.

8. Tenrr

This is another copy, if not a clone of fiverr. The name, you can see. But the interface is a little similar too. The good thing is, it has a lower commission rate than fiverr. And it allows you to post gigs ranging from $1 to $10. So that's pretty useful as far as categorization of work is concerned. But the problem here is, giggers have to post gigs with lower and lower rates to attract clients. And I must say, $1 is too low for any kind or work, unless it involves suggesting a name or slogan or something.


9. GigMe5

Website similar to Fiverr. The interface works very similar. And the services are the same too. $5 gigs, 20% commission etc.


10. Fourerr

Another website very similar to fiverr. Only, it hosts $4 gigs. The rest is the same. 20% commission, payment through PayPal, similar interface, etc. Not better than fiverr, but definitely worth a shot.
That was a list of our top 10 alternatives to Fiverr. If you have more, then do share them with us. Hope this post helped. Go on and try these websites out! Good luck :)
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