Fiverr, the microtask marketplace that lets you buy and sell all kinds of services for as little as $5 is getting a pretty big update today. The update to the app brings new features that are specifically at sellers on Fiverr. These features are coming to Android first. They have not even been released for iOS yet. The three new features for sellers in Fiverr are the ability to create and edit gigs, deliver gigs directly to buyers, and also manage revenues and withdrawals all from within the app. The original app was designed around buyers, without as many features for sellers in the marketplace. The old app was more for users who wanted to browse available gigs and order them. Fiverr says that the new app "will reach a previously untapped sector of users further boosting the freelance economy and digital landscape for entrepreneurs on the go."
This type of freelance marketplace is a vibrant and growing one that lets sellers connect with buyers for a range of services. Services start at $5 and can be anything from designing a website to teaching someone how to cook or garden. Sellers can make money by offering their services; buyers can have things done for them or they can learn something from a seller. The Fiverr app originally launched on iOS in December of 2013. It came to Android in March of 2014. The new update hits Android first this time around. I think this makes up a little for the three or four months it took the company to bring Fiverr to Android in the first place.
What makes Fiverr unique in the services marketplace is that it's designed around not only looking for gigs, but also messaging back and forth between buyers and sellers. It's not a service that just lists gigs, but it fosters communication and openness between the two parties involved. If you're a fan of Fiverr, either as a buyer or seller, check out the update to see what it brings. If you have never used Fiverr, give it a spin and tell us what you think.