Top Fiverr Alternatives in 2017 (That Aren’t a Waste of Time)

Are you a freelancer looking for some good Fiverr alternatives in 2017? Whether you are interested in selling your services or you are looking to buy services for your micro business, Fiverr is still the King of Micro Jobs sites. It has the best reach, the most robust platform, and it’s got an interface that’s both simple to navigate and easy on the eyes. Not to mention, the platform is being actively managed, updated, and improved based on user feedback.

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That said, I’m an active buyer and seller on Fiverr myself, and though I’m pretty happy with the platform, I can understand why some sellers may be looking for alternatives. For one, many freelancers are interested in cheaper alternatives to Fiverr; they also want to increase their exposure by listing their services on more than one platform. Others are looking for more freedom, such as being able to list your own starting price (note: Fiverr has recently come a long way in terms of their pricing structure; now they do have a bit more flexibility).

The bad news for sellers is that only a few microjobs sites out there are actually cheaper than Fiverr, and while some offer more flexibility and exposure, it is often far outweighed by the lack of traffic.

Note: Every few months I update this post to ensure that any of the Fiverr alternatives mentioned here are actually worth looking into. The last update was in March 2017.

Most Fiverr Alternatives and Fiverr Clones Are Worthless!

Most of these Fiverr alternatives are really Fiverr knock-offs, and they aren’t worth their web hosting. Seriously, don’t even waste your time there. If the site owners didn’t make even a small effort to hide the fact that they are copying Fiverr, then that should tell you something right there. Plus, many of these platforms have since been abandoned by their owners. At the end of this post, I listed some Fiverr clone sites to avoid altogether.

 

But, if you still want to know about some good alternatives to Fiverr in order to expand your reach there are a few options. The Fiverr alternatives on this list have to fit few criteria simultaneously:

  1. They need to be getting enough traffic. If there aren’t enough buyers and sellers then why bother? I’m basing traffic on Alexa scores. All the platforms on this list are in the Alexa top 200,000, and three are in the top 100k.
  2. They need to have a pretty good system in place. This includes payment processing, support systems for buyers and sellers, and seller promotions. There also has to be some indication that the site is being actively managed and updated. Some sites may have low Alexa scores and seemingly high traffic, but it’s mostly from people just checking it out to see if it is a good alternative to Fiverr.
  3. It has the potential to generate real money. Can a reasonably talented freelancer make more than a few dollars on the site?

My list of the 7 Best Alternatives to Fiverr in 2017

Seoclerks

Seoclerks is a large and busy platform for all things related to SEO and Internet Marketing. If you are looking to buy or sell in this niche, it may be a better option for you than Fiverr. Not only does the site get a ton of traffic, it offers the widest range of money you can ask for your gigs, from $1 to $999. Payments are made via PayPal, Payee, and Alertpay/Payza.


Envato Studio

From the creators of Freelance Switch and the tuts+ tutorial series, Envato Studio connects freelancing digital creatives (this means  web designers, coders, web content writers, and graphic designers) with buyers looking for affordable, quality work without the hassles of a site like Upwork (formerly eLance.com). Like Taskarmy above, the sellers on Envato Studio are screened and manually approved. Prices on this platform are therefore more in line with market rates than Fiverr and most Fiverr clones.

GigBucks

The biggest selling point GigBucks has over Fiverr is that gigs can be priced between the range of $5 to $50. Sellers also have the option of getting paid via Payza and credit cards. Like Fiverr, joining is absolutely free, and you can post as many gigs as you want.

Fivesquid

Fivesquid is a UK based alternative to Fiverr that attracts an international crowd. The only main difference between it and Fiverr is that you pay and get paid in British pounds. Like SEOclerks and Envato above, this platform is pretty popular and active. They also offer customer support via email, which is another big plus.

Guru

Guru is another online marketplace that allows you to browse through services by category. The platform boasts over 1.5 million freelancers, so you can find the seller who best fits your needs. What sets Guru apart from the other platforms, however, is the features geared towards companies that work with many freelances. The platform’s “Work Room” feature, for example, allows you to keep track of and manage simultaneous jobs. Your team can also “generate agreements, set milestones, delegate tasks, communicate with everyone, and share documents through the platform.”

Peopleperhour

PeoplePerHour helps you team up with talented and experienced freelancers in the areas of design, development, content creation and promotion. It’s quickly become one of the most popular top choices in online marketplaces currently out there- especially for businesses that use a lot of freelancers. Like Envato, all of the freelancers on PeoplePerHour go through a quality check.

Konker

Konker is a free online marketplace primarily focused on SEO and Internet marketing gigs. According to the site it has over 20,000 members.The biggest downside, however, is that they don’t offer any direct customer support. Disputes between buyers and sellers must be worked out on their own. But, for sellers, you get immediate payment once a gig has been completed.

 

5 Additional Sites for Professional Freelancers

I’m making a distinction between the five freelancer sites below and the Fiverr alternatives above, because these freelancer sites operate a bit differently to Fiverr. If you are a seller, you may be making bids for open jobs and directly competing with other sellers for work, instead of how it is on Fiverr, where you post your gig and the buyers basically come to you. You may earn a bit more, however. If you are a buyer, you will be sifting through bids. But, depending on what you need done, the quality of the work may be better than that found on Fiverr.

Upwork

Freelancer

Project4Hire

DesignCrowd

99Designs

 

Sites Like Fiverr and Fiverr Clone Sites to Avoid

Since my goal with this post is to help you locate some good gig platforms and not waste your time on sites that won’t deliver, here are some Fiverr clone sites that seem to be inactive or abandoned:

Fiverup.com

Though this site may have generated some interest about a year ago, most gigs seem to have no activity on them, the blog has been taken down, and the social media accounts seem to be on autopilot.

TenBux

Similar to Fiverup above, both their about page and their blog have been disabled, and their social media accounts are inactive.

Zeerk.com

This url now points to Amazon.com

GigsBull and Gigsclerk.com

If you listen carefully, you can hear crickets chirping on these sites.

MyCheapJobs, Socialhawkers, HubWIT, Task Army, Fourr

All of these platforms look promising, but here again, there seems to be very little activity on the gig pages.

Are there any Fiverr Alternatives that I left out? Had any experience with the platforms above? What other sites like Fiverr have you used? Let us know in the comments below.

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65 Responses to "Top Fiverr Alternatives in 2017 (That Aren’t a Waste of Time)"

    1. Dear Churchill,

      I am from Pakistan, this sites offer only payment through paypal and paypal is not in Pakistan can you please tell me about this. Thanks

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  1. Hey Susan,

    I get the frustration. What I’ve learned is to stop positioning myself as the “cheap” seller on Fiverr where I will do everything for a measly $4, to positioning myself as the quality seller. If you want quality service, you have to buy my gig extras to get the full service. I strip down my gig into the gig extras. This helps with my hourly rate on Fiverr. It also weeds out bad buyers.

    – Corey

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    1. Hi Corey,

      Thanks for the tips, and I totally agree. To survive on Fiverr you have to be strategic with the way you set up and describe your gigs. A lot of it has to do with the *seller’s* attitude. Some, but not all, buyers are looking for the cheapest job. If you believe in your own abilities and know how to express it, you’ll eventually attract the right people. You also have the option of partnering up with other sellers. If you offer quality work, they’ll tap into your services in order to expand their own gig offerings…

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      1. Hi susan,

        Your article is really helpful but can you please guide me. I am working as writer with an American company from last 3 years. Please tell me about such type of writing platforms which provides client and expert interaction , don’t offer any test, only client and expert can communicate and platform take commissions. waiting for your reply Thanks

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        1. Hi Zain,
          It depends on what kind of writing you are doing and how much money you are looking to earn per article. With the exception of Task Army, all of the platforms mentioned above will connect writers directly with buyers.

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          1. Ok ,

            Most of platform offers paypal method for payment , but in Pakistan there is no paypal. can you please tell me which platforms offer other payment methods?

            Thanks

          2. In that case, I only know of SeoClerks and GigBucks. They both accept Payza. There may be other sites out there with more payment options than Paypal, but these sites probably don’t have enough traffic yet.

      2. Hi Susan,

        Are you still on Fiverr. I’m a looking a high-level, high-quality freelancer. If you write, I might be interested in your service and willing to pay. What is you name of Fiverr? I am Ennedee.

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    2. I agree with you! If someone wants me to write a book for them they better pay up a few hundred if they want high quality.
      4 dollars should only be for small task not for creating e-books, writing articles or creating logo’s. Those are worth way more and I will not be paid any less.

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  2. Nice list! I’ve been with SEOClerks for a while and I love it. It’s way better then Fiverr. Many of the sellers there are serious players in the SEO. Pay close attention to the seller reviews, their activity, and their gig page, and you’ll find some good people.

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  3. One alternative I recommend is http://jifv.com. Their site has lower job fees to many alternatives and you can post jobs up to 75 dollars. It is one alternative I did not see on the list above that I wanted to suggest.

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    1. Hi Paul,

      Yes, the 20% commission seems high, but almost all the Fiverr alternatives except for the one I mentioned above charge the same amount. It’s worth it, though when you realize that you are getting a pre-made platform to offer your services, exposure, payment processing, a little buyer fraud protection, and a community for that 20%.

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      1. Hi Paul and Susan,

        I have to agree the 20% commission is very high for facilitation services and marketing.

        Have you heard of a new up and coming site called Cr8 & Design? You can follow them on instagram @cr8anddesign or on the Facebook page, and you can sign-up for updates on the website at http://www.cr8anddesign.com.

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    1. I was just at taskgigs and I have to say as a potential seller I was turned off by the complete lack of information. I couldn’t find a facts page or information page anywhere to tell me the rules, the cost, the fees…it looked like an interesting platform, but seriously missing some important information.

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  4. This may sound like I’m being a dreamer…but how about building your OWN site, working your OWN SEO and stop working for pennies while giving away 20% of almost nothing to a bunch of heap pricks who think they deserve something like a business logo for $5.00?

    This is why America is headed downhill. Everyone wants something for FREE but somehow they expect to be paid well for what THEY do. Its ridiculous.

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    1. Hi Ruth,

      Very valid points 🙂

      It’s part of the reason why sellers need to be very careful about what kinds of services they offer and at what ultimate price. And, I agree that 20% seems to be a pretty steep fee considering how little money a basic gig will earn. But on the other hand, by using Fiverr creative sellers can get instant exposure, payment processing and invoicing, and a platform to showcase their work. Trying to build up your own site with your own SEO is a great idea, but it takes time, work, and persistence.

      If sellers approach Fiverr with the right attitude and are willing to both be a little patient at the beginning and experiment along the way, then there is the potential to earn some decent money without having to work as hard or wait as long to get there.

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  5. A good alternative to fiverr that recently have been started is taskteria.com. There you can post tasks up to 25 dollars. It is a new alternative I didn’t see above…. Just wanted to let you know 🙂

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    1. That’s probably not listed due to being new and unproven. He was only recommending sites that are established well enough.

      The site you mentioned is new. It could easily fail. Best to wait till it’s established and has a lot of repeat traffic.

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  6. Hi, My name is ossama. I started a new Gig Website that you all may want to check out called: gigsfusion.com. Here is a list of the features:

    1-Sell Gigs From $1 to $1500
    2-Instant Payouts within Micro Seconds
    3-4 Payment gateways (PayPal, Payza, Skrill and Payoneer).
    4-Want to buy section for Custom orders.
    5-No clearance Period for Funds.
    6-Data Encrypted with SSL
    7-Fast Servers
    8-100% trusted.

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      1. You kidding right? I’ve never had problems with getting refunds with paypal or giving refunds. In addition most of these gateways will side with the buyer so I don’t see the problem.

        As with any other new site, it takes people to go there and start their account and be a little active in order to get these websites to place better and get traffic. It’s all about putting your eggs in multiple baskets and watch your future benefits..

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  7. …maybe Best Fiverr alternative…www.gigstown.com …have advanced features: cost for gigs from 1$ by sellers,..more categories,gig extras,instant delivery,YouTube video,shipping,…

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  8. Can’t say that I’m a big fan of Fiverr, but most other websites looks poor after Fiverr experience. For user need nicer design with more cool stuff, means handmade validation and avoiding “same-same” stuff on 1-st page

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  9. I wouldn’t recommend Envato for sellers. Their market is highly saturated and they are very strict about accepting submissions. There’s nothing wrong with having standards, but they do not provide feedback on rejected items. You can expect less than 10% of your work to be accepted there. Also, their commissions are extremely high: between 40% and 60% depending upon whether or not you are an exclusive author.

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  10. Hi Susan,
    Very helpful article for people looking for alternatives to Fiverr.

    I am the CEO of the newly started marketplace http://www.Talentpackages.com and would love if you could take a look at the site and consider including it in the list. The concept for Talentpackages is very straight forward. It is taking the business model of packaging services as products, and applying it to the higher paying segment of the market (minimum price of a posted service is 50$). By having this focus we can attract more talented freelancers who are serious about making a living of what they do. Further, to keep the level of quality high, we manually validate all claims about work experience and education before publishing.

    I am a strong believer in the “services as products” model and think it brings huge gains for both sellers and buyers, especially when the services offered are not limited to being small in scope as they are on Fiverr.

    Please take a look at http://www.talentpackages.com to find more information about how we operate, and what makes us unique. If you have any questions or feedback I would also love to hear from you.

    Best regards,
    Tony Larsson

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  11. Many people try to make money from their skills on Fiverr but they don’t get any response from buyers, for that reason they think that it is not a good platform or spam etc. But the reality is entirely different. They don’t promote their gigs properly and create fake looking profiles. On Fiverr and all other platforms, that can get them rejected by buyers.

    Thanks for Sharing your Work 🙂

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  12. Hey Susan, have you checked out Source Market? It’s mainly for SEO gigs as it’s run by Alex Becker (SEO and IM genius). I wrote a post about it here: gigsthatwork.com/fiverr/alternative-similar-websites A lot of sellers are going there from Fiverr and doing REALLY well. You can charge a lot more than $5 but there are really good quality gigs there.

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  13. Hi Susan,
    Very helpful article for people who need alternatives to Fiverr.

    You are missing this marketplace http://www.WebDesignTower.com and would love if you could take a look at the site and consider including it in the list. Serious skilled freelancers can work here and earn better.

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  14. I downloaded Fiverr app. but was unsatisfied. Firstly the app that’s so eau Rio get on my phone offers NO way of setting up a gig meaning selling my services, it only has options to buy! I tried to get some help, but the firm and contact selection is CRAP! No one responded with an answer & there is no number to speak to a human being. SUCKS!

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  15. Many people try to make money from their skills on Fiverr but they don’t get any response from buyers, for that reason they think that it is not a good platform or spam etc. But the reality is entirely different. They don’t promote their gigs properly and create fake looking profiles. On Fiverr and all other platforms, that can get them rejected by buyers.

    for that this is my project http://moussiac.com

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  16. I think all these micro jobs websites still don’t have enough buyers. So only fiverr is still on top and like google search engine, there don’t have alternative. All above websites are not updated well and only have sellers with zero buyers. So don’t waste time on them and try to make killer gig in fiverr.

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