Are you a freelancer looking for some good Fiverr alternatives in 2016? 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.
That said, I’m a pretty active buyer and seller on Fiverr myself, and I’ll be the first to admit that the platform certainly isn’t perfect- not for buyers and not for sellers. Many freelancers are interested in cheaper alternatives to Fiverr that offer more freedom, such as being able to list your own starting price. 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, 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 May 2016.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 6 Best Alternatives to Fiverr in 2016
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.
Taskarmy may not be as popular as some of the other micro jobs sites, but they try to avoid the bidding wars and poor work quality that is so prevalent on Fiverr and its alternatives. All sellers are screened and manually approved before they can be listed and they are encouraged to list competitive, yet more realistic prices for their services. There is a certain sense of order and professionalism on this site, and it’s definitely something to check out for both buyers and sellers.
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.
Fourerr is very similar to the new Fiverr in both the look and feel. But, as the name suggests, gigs start at $4. Sellers also have the ability to add gig extras for various small amounts, and there is a rating system as well. The only real reason to try out Fourerr is that it seems to be a pretty popular platform at the moment. So, if you want to expand your reach, it may be worth it to go there.
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.
Source Market 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. So, if you are thinking of buying a gig there, make sure you do your research beforehand.
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:
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.
Similar to Fiverup above, both their about page and their blog have been disabled, and their social media accounts are inactive.
This url now points to Amazon.com
If you listen carefully, you can hear crickets chirping on these sites.
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.