Used several times (Still using for some targeted gig) .Its worth what they charge $5. You can't expect very professional and mind blowing things at that price. However, there are very good gigs that is very useful time to time when you are in extreme hurry and cant do it yourself + cant afford a lot for that.
Quick tips, to get better result, select extras, that will increase your cost but will deliver better than what you will get at $5.
It's a lot of fun and a good resource though the quality can be spotty. But, what do you want for five bucks. It should really be called $3.82er because after their take and PayPal, that's what the freelancer is getting. I recommend it.
Fiverr is definitely a great website. It creates a win-win situation for both employers and freelancers. The only problem with Fiverr is that it covers various niches like SEO, Music, programming, etc. Niche specific websites like SEOClerks will give more prompt results than Fiverr.
I love Fiverr. I have used them for articles, video creation, Facebook graphics, voice over work, videos, logos and I even had a guy create a jingle for one of my businesses.
I look at the ratings and always read the reviews of the providers. You can find some very talented people here and if you give them concise instructions about what you require you will come away with excellent results.
Every once in a while it doesn't work out but for $5.00 I can accept that.
When I was doing black/grey hat SEO, I used Fiverr extensively for press releases, videos, posting, etc. Fiverrs, SEOClerks, and peopleperhour are all great resources for finding cheap, fast, skilled workers. You can often establish relationships with the sellers who you interact with frequently, and can often ask for tasks that are varied from the scope of their offerings, and they will cater to you.
As with any form of outsourcing, if you are clear and concise with your brief (bearing especially in mind that many of the providers on there will not have english as a first language) you can get some fabulous work done at incredibly good value.
I've had several cartoon sketches done for blog posts - give the problems of being sued for use of unlicensed images grabbed from the internet or the cost of buying 'royalty free' images from i-stock or similar, its well worht paying $5 for a bespoke image that you then own.
Some of my clients have also used it for everything from logo / business card design, to animated videos to data prep, copywriting and all sorts of other things.
I haven't used it but it makes me smile. I'll have to give it a whirl one of these days.
I've used it for intros and outros for my YouTube videos. Just as the others have said: if it's a simple project, you are very specific and detailed about what you want, and you read the reviews before hiring someone it can be a great tool.
Yes - I use it ALL the time. It is a lifesaver. I've gotten some grunt work done (adding industry data to our entire database) and infographics, video bumps/intros and more. Never disappointed.
Hey Imanuel, It's an awesome resource for startups and folks with limited budgets. But as with working with any freelancer, take the time to identify providers that have a good rating and check for the number of jobs in their queue. If they are extremely backlogged it may take a while to get your project done. Also, be sure to review their portfolio for styles and finished product.
If you are looking for very complex graphic work, you might consider a more seasoned designer. Or if you have an existing project that you just need revisions I would also recommend swiftly.com. They are a division of 99designs.com that for $19 you can get your graphic edited.
I've used Fiverr for simple graphics designs, banners, short videos, copy writing, and voice overs.
Please message me if you have any additional questions. Good luck!