Fiverr alternatives that work?

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I am doing well on Fiver, but at one point I got sick of getting only $5 for my great gigs and I started looking for Fiverr alternatives that pay more than $5 per gig.
And there are tons of them, many offering the ability to sell your gigs for more than $5 (some allow $10, $15, $25 gigs, etc).

I analyzed the Fiverr clones and I found out that they all have two serious problems in common:

1. They don't get as much traffic as Fiverr does. Not nearly as much.
This of course means less sales for you (if you are selling 300 gigs per month on Fiverr, you'd be selling like 3 gigs on the alternatives - talk about a waste of time creating accounts and posting gigs).
The best selling gigs on most of them have only 25-30 sales - business is not exactly flourishing there.

2. In reality, you can't sell anything for more than $5 on the clone sites.
While most Fiverr clones offer the ability to sell your gigs for more than $5... the $10, $15 and $25 gigs just don't sell.
The best selling gigs on the clones are always $5 gigs.
So, what is the point to use one of the clone sites, when you will have to sell your stuff at $5 again, like on bad old Fiverr?

My question is: are there any Fiverr alternatives / clones, that offer the ability to sell your gigs for more than $5 and actually work? (meaning that you can have more than 100 sales per month, like on Fiverr)
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  • Profile picture of the author JSThompson
    Simply put. The reason you sell on the clones is to get your product in front of more eyes. Not everyone looking for cheap jobs checks Fiverr. There are Fiverr clones for specific countries for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bulldozer
    Originally Posted by JSThompson View Post

    Simply put. The reason you sell on the clones is to get your product in front of more eyes. Not everyone looking for cheap jobs checks Fiverr. There are Fiverr clones for specific countries for example.
    Doesn't answer my question.
    Which is: is there a Fiverr clone on which you can sell more than 100 gigs per month at, say, $15 per gig?
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  • Profile picture of the author moonzombie
    This is very relevant to where I'm at as well. I can't bring myself to complete a job that isn't done to the best of my abilities, and as such many of my gigs take a longer time to complete than I would like them to. I have seen a lot of clones, tried out a couple with no success yet, although admittedly most of my energy has been focused on Fiverr. I'm going to reexamine them.

    Aside from that, a lot of people have mentioned other job sites like elance, and while I'm not familiar enough to comment on any of these in-depth, I will say that I get the impression that they're very useful tools to have at your disposal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bulldozer
      Originally Posted by moonzombie View Post

      This is very relevant to where I'm at as well. I can't bring myself to complete a job that isn't done to the best of my abilities, and as such many of my gigs take a longer time to complete than I would like them to. I have seen a lot of clones, tried out a couple with no success yet, although admittedly most of my energy has been focused on Fiverr. I'm going to reexamine them.

      Aside from that, a lot of people have mentioned other job sites like elance, and while I'm not familiar enough to comment on any of these in-depth, I will say that I get the impression that they're very useful tools to have at your disposal.
      Yep, this is what we are talking about here.
      On Fiverr we bust our asses off to deliver great services... at $4. This simply sucks.

      At the same time Elance and the such work as auctions.
      They make you bid to get a job and you are always bidding against well established sellers with tons of feedback.
      So, if you are a beginning seller there, don't count on winning any job auctions - the guys with the tons of feedback always get the jobs.
      Not to mention that you have to wait for a least 14 days for the hiring process for each job to end. And in 99% of all cases you've waited 14 days just to learn that you are not the winning bidder because you have 0 feedback.

      This is why Fiverr is better. If only it was called Twentyerr...
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  • I think most of the fiverr clones are just a waste of time, most of the time you don't even get a sale on them, where you can do several a day on fiverr. So far I have not seen any one that has the success that fiverr does.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    The problem is not Fiverr or the clones...

    The problem is that you are waiting for the sites to find you a customer, instead of going out and marketing yourself more effectively or more aggressively.

    There are plenty of people who are achieving greater returns from $4 gigs than what you might expect. And the secret is how the vendors market themselves different from the masses.

    Your problem is not the marketplace. The problem is that you don't know how to market yourself in a way that will ensure greater returns for your time invested.
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    • Profile picture of the author ranjith
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      The problem is not Fiverr or the clones...

      The problem is that you are waiting for the sites to find you a customer, instead of going out and marketing yourself more effectively or more aggressively.

      There are plenty of people who are achieving greater returns from $4 gigs than what you might expect. And the secret is how the vendors market themselves different from the masses.

      Your problem is not the marketplace. The problem is that you don't know how to market yourself in a way that will ensure greater returns for your time invested.
      Yes i totally agree with this. There are plenty of online jobs and millions of people around the world are working on online jobs. You cannot wait and find a perfect place to sell your gigs. Try many and you can find the one which suits you. There are many sites apart from fiverr clone which gives micro jobs. You may try that too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bulldozer
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      The problem is not Fiverr or the clones...

      The problem is that you are waiting for the sites to find you a customer, instead of going out and marketing yourself more effectively or more aggressively.

      There are plenty of people who are achieving greater returns from $4 gigs than what you might expect. And the secret is how the vendors market themselves different from the masses.

      Your problem is not the marketplace. The problem is that you don't know how to market yourself in a way that will ensure greater returns for your time invested.
      I disagree.
      The problem is not that I am not marketing my gigs or anything like that.
      The problem is that when I get the orders on Fiverr (and I get around 10 of them each day), I have to bust my ass working for just $4.
      This is not enough for the high-level work that I offer in my gigs! (not to sound too cocky or anything, but it's just true).
      I am in graphic design and I try to make things Perfect. And this pays off in the form of "WOW!" and "OH MY GOD!" feedbacks.
      Problem is that feedbacks can't pay for my time and effort. Many of my customers have told me that my gigs are too good to be true.
      Well, considering that the things I offer for $4 normally cost between $50 and $100, no wonder they are surprised.

      Originally Posted by PicktownChris View Post

      Can't you do WSO's, Warrior Products & Services etc?.. Fiverr and WarriorForum is where I go to get all of my stuff done...
      This may be a good idea. I will check and see if graphic design services can be sold on WarriorForum as WSOs.
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      • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
        Originally Posted by Bulldozer View Post

        ....The problem is that when I get the orders on Fiverr (and I get around 10 of them each day), I have to bust my ass working for just $4.
        This is not enough for the high-level work that I offer in my gigs!
        Always remember to include upsells! I get more for my gigs by upselling. In graphics this is easy to do. You can offer a low res version for the five and reserve your high res for another $5 with a bonus graphic!

        I just paid $10 on fiverr for a HD version of an intro video. If they want what you got, most probably they'll go for the high res. And fiverr is already offering people upsells through the "featured seller" order interface.

        There are also a few gigs on fiverr.com that promote other gigs. Just search for "promote your gig" and see what pops up!
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  • Profile picture of the author PicktownChris
    Can't you do WSO's, Warrior Products & Services etc?.. Fiverr and WarriorForum is where I go to get all of my stuff done...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex.R
    I do understand where you're coming from and it is difficult when you set yourself a high standard of workmanship. When you set yourself high standards it's hard to give anything less, I do this myself and at great finacial loss sometimes.

    The original concept of Fiverr was good, to give a marketplace for people to sell their skills, but it has become a two-edged sword whereby people have come to expect a very high quality of work with still no price increase. Maybe we could go to a sixerr and then a sevenerr, maybe someone could set that in motion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bulldozer
      Originally Posted by Alex.R View Post

      Maybe we could go to a sixerr and then a sevenerr, maybe someone could set that in motion.
      It's already set in motion and there are many Fiverr clones that offer $7, $10, $15 and even $25 gigs.
      Problem is that those are not moving much, if at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattmax
    You might want to think about a more sophisticated approach to using Fiverr. Lot's of gigs are upgrades (for rush delivery, more deliverables, etc.) so, depending on what you are offering, you could do something like push out the delivery date, and then add a second gig for the rush.
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  • Profile picture of the author pyrmontvillage
    Was going to say mate. Leverage your Success. The fact that you are getting many clients there, and hopefully plenty of repeat business means that you are good at what you do.

    So your next phase is simple. "Would you like some fries with that Sir?"
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  • Profile picture of the author colub
    Bulldozer you and others have created your own hell, and the situation that you are complaining about. As you say you are selling services for $4 which you would normally sell for $50-$100. So obviously people are flocking to Fiver because there are incredible deals for $5. But if you and others posted your Gigs on the alternate sites for say $50 then you only need to sell one a day to make the same profit you currently make for 10 jobs.

    With time things will balance out across these fiverr clones . You are lucky that you are riding on your good rating and comments but many other sellers get lost among the thousands of Gigs at fiverr and never make a sale.

    One advantage of the fiverr alternatives is that most sellers are notice by most buyers. If you look at the fiverway August list my site Gigtask is rated 27 out of about 120 sites. I get about 6-7 new postings a day which are seen by 160 people daily. On initially posting your gig it will stay on the front page for about 2-3 days. Now can anybody tell me that 400 odd people looking at your short description in 3 days and possibly 15-20 full views of your gig in a week is not worth the effort. This especially holds true when you can post exactly the same description as what you already have at fiverr with little effort.

    The fiverr alternatives strive to be better than fiverr in some way. So that means a variety of posting prices, lower commissions, quicker payouts different languages/countries and different marketing. Even commissions. And guess what ? most of the site owners buy gigs from their own site to promote their site.

    I'm not saying to post on my site (although I wouldn't mind) however go to that fiverrway list and you will see that Fiverr is a PR4 site and there are 4 other PR4 site, over 15 PR3 sites, and approx 50 PR2 sites. Thats a lot of traffic not to mention good backlinks. Try them you'll be surprised. Lets level the playing field.
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  • Profile picture of the author mynameisabhijit
    I am using fourerr.com and peoplestox.com besides of Fiverr. They aren't bad, but not so good as Fiverr. Fiverr rocks..

    Abhijit...
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    • Profile picture of the author djasmin
      Originally Posted by mynameisabhijit View Post

      I am using fourerr.com and peoplestox.com besides of Fiverr. They aren't bad, but not so good as Fiverr. Fiverr rocks..

      Abhijit...
      Fiverr always watching & update their marketing stuff with their clones. They are also in IM. So that Fiverr rocks
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraser SellHealth
    i agree fiverr does rock , you can pretty much sell anything , it seems hard to actually make any real money from it but its fun
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  • Profile picture of the author anders3397
    Ours is a new site and we're really passionate about making it a great alternative to fiverr. That's what attracted us to the business....wanting to deliver a lot more service to ou buyers and sellers. The feedback so far is that people appreciate it and are getting good exposure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Kochan
    There are definitely a lot of alternatives that have popped up since Fiverr has gotten so popular. I have tried a few of the different one's but still haven't found the value I get out of using Fiverr. If you find the right person to do your work, it is priceless!
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    • Profile picture of the author condra
      I've been looking at alternatives to Fiverr and most of them are doing little or no business. Most of them seem to be straight up wholesale Fiverr clones, with no thought put in to differentiating themselves from Fiverr by targetting a certain location, niche, or demographic.

      As a Fiverr user on both sides of the counter, I would love to see Fiverr improve its site, by giving sellers higher pricing options, and by cracking down harder on spam/scam activity.

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  • Profile picture of the author frlane
    My problem with fiverr isn't the $4 you make. I can make that work. The problem is that they do everything they can to keep you from collecting the lead and selling more expensive stuff later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amod Oke
    is there a Fiverr clone on which you can sell more than 100 gigs per month at, say, $15 per gig?
    You are basically looking to offer a service that needs:
    1) A lot of demand, something like a link building service.
    2) Needs lots of exposure to get those 100 gigs. Why? Because even if your offer converts at 1-2%, you still need 10000-20000 people "to look" at your offer.

    And you can get 10000-20000 views ONLY on:
    1) Super traffic hubs like fiverr, our very own WF, elance, guru, odesk, etc.
    2) Create a super traffic site for natural traffic which would be extremely tough.
    3) Buy traffic which would be unbelievable cosly!

    So your option is number 1: Stick to fiverr, WF, elance, and start creating a brand value and 'following' for your service.

    If it could be this easy to sell 100 gigs at 15$ a pop every month, the warrior forum would be dead by now!
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Originally Posted by Bulldozer View Post

    I am doing well on Fiver, but at one point I got sick of getting only $5 for my great gigs and I started looking for Fiverr alternatives that pay more than $5 per gig.
    And there are tons of them, many offering the ability to sell your gigs for more than $5 (some allow $10, $15, $25 gigs, etc).

    I analyzed the Fiverr clones and I found out that they all have two serious problems in common:

    1. They don't get as much traffic as Fiverr does. Not nearly as much.
    This of course means less sales for you (if you are selling 300 gigs per month on Fiverr, you'd be selling like 3 gigs on the alternatives - talk about a waste of time creating accounts and posting gigs).
    The best selling gigs on most of them have only 25-30 sales - business is not exactly flourishing there.

    2. In reality, you can't sell anything for more than $5 on the clone sites.
    While most Fiverr clones offer the ability to sell your gigs for more than $5... the $10, $15 and $25 gigs just don't sell.
    The best selling gigs on the clones are always $5 gigs.
    So, what is the point to use one of the clone sites, when you will have to sell your stuff at $5 again, like on bad old Fiverr?

    My question is: are there any Fiverr alternatives / clones, that offer the ability to sell your gigs for more than $5 and actually work? (meaning that you can have more than 100 sales per month, like on Fiverr)

    If you are selling that service on fiverr for $5, you certainly will not be able to sell it some where else for $10 or $15.

    I believe service that worth money are actually selling, I saw many sellers doing pretty well.

    It is true, people are posting gigs and wait for it to make sales. fiverr or any other clone are expecting you to do your part by marketing your service.
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  • Profile picture of the author xvisionxx
    I have the same problem as you are,Im offering logo designs on fiver and I get 2-10 orders per day.I make really amazing logos and they cost way more than 4$,but you cant do nothing with it.There is no other site like fiverr,which gets that much traffic and sales.In the past,I found myself working 2-3 hours for every logo and people were amazed,but than I discovered that simple but yet effective logos work the same way,and sometimes get even better reactions.At first,you should do a work that costs more than 4$,but when you have daily sales,you can relax abit and start making your work slower,without that much care and effort in it.

    Hope it helps.
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    doupto.com has nice design and templates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teez
    I literally just read the post link below and came to urs perhaps it was destiny I was meant to help you out

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...have-list.html
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    I literally just read the post link below and came to urs perhaps it was destiny I was meant to help you out

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...have-list.html
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Fiverr booms mainly because of the cheap cost and anything above get people thinking and holding back their cash and has to be worth it.

    I agree with you, the chances of getting rich on fiverr is next to none except if you want to offer hundreds of gigs professionally and also have VA working for you but the cost of keeping this staff will also eventually leave a deficit in your earnings if not carried out calculatively.

    I see fiverr as a starting points for people who want to make some quick cash and re-invest it for more greater income.

    That is what your money should be doing for you.

    I become a fiverr gig partially due to the lack of paypal in my country. I use my earnings to outsource some works that i would have ordinarily spend more than $5 doing and its worth it. It has never been my primary source of income.

    You can look at creating a site of your own and finding places like forums to promote your services for a higher income.

    Angela and Paul kind of back link is offered for $5 on fiverr, the last time i saw it here it was around $15 or more. Because it is on their own ends they can control the earnings and also keep all of them.

    Look at offering your services outside fiverr and a personal ground.

    I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author anders3397
    We're getting increasing number sof buyers and sellers on Where Buyers and Sellers Make Money Online - JobsForSix.com for all of the reasons you mention - sellers want to be able to charge more and buyers want better quality.
    Not at 100gigs a month yet but getting close
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  • Profile picture of the author tahoecale
    GuruWarrior is just like fiverr it just started up has live chat and better customer service than fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author nordend
    You can of course work on Elance or even do higher priced offers here on the warrior forum, but with fiverr you can also deliver a bonus to your clients ( eg. a PLR Graphic package) to collect leads, if the condition to get the package (or interview, or pdf, or whatever) is to register through a squeeze page. Once you have the lead, nobody says you can't make a higher priced offer to the clients in your BUYERS LIST. Maybe it is even better to do an offer on fiverr for a PLR graphic package, with a free upsell to get the email address and in the package offer a customised graphic for 20$
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  • Profile picture of the author answerbrain
    You can sell gigs from $5 - $150 at The Ultimate Gigs Marketplace - GigPursuits.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    Use fiverr to build up a list of regulars and then upsell them on a range of additional more expensive services.

    Just think of fiverr as your low cost front end traffic source.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    I believe gigbucks is the best clone out there, but really fiverr is the place where the money is.
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  • Profile picture of the author answerbrain
    What's the point of posting on GigBucks when its only 2% better in terms of commission than Fiverr? If you are unique on Fiverr, then yes you can make a lot of money, but if there are 20 other people doing exactly the same thing as you, then you wouldn't make very much.

    Which is why Fiverr alternatives like The Ultimate Gigs Marketplace - GigPursuits.com is so useful. Its way easier to be unique and the lower commissions help boost your income. You just have to market your gigs abit more.
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  • Profile picture of the author markiz
    I agree, gigbucks is the best Fiverr clone up there.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackMetal
    hireafreelancer or one of those jobs sites. If youre good at what you do, and not junk like most of fiverr, then you can charge hundreds.
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