Simply stated, micro job sites are “Quick Freelance Job Boards” where freelancers (sellers) offer many different services and buyers come shop and buy these services – as simple as that.
The first and most well-known micro job site is Fiverr launched in 2010. It is a site where you offer a gig (service) for $5 and a buyer simply buys it for $5. You do the work and get paid $4 when done. This idea was so hot that is was featured in big name magazines, news programs, and sites.
The bad news: There are now astronomically zillions of sellers in competition on Fiverr and getting noticed there is almost infeasible. Even if you strive to be unique to stand out, you might end up too obscure to be found by a buyer. A painful, almost impossible balancing act.
The good news: Due to the ingeniousness of this facile idea, there are hundreds of micro job sites that followed, and they are improving upon Fiverr’s original idea by offering more variety and choices to give freelancers a better chance to make money.
Here are a few reasons why you should use other micro job sites besides Fiverr:
More Gig Pricing Flexibility
There are stores in L.A. called $1 Stores, $5 Stores, $10 Stores, and even $5/$10/$20 Stores with bins inside you pick your price. They are quick and easy. No having to look at each price on products. Same concept goes with micro job sites. You can do the same thing with your gig – pick your site(s) or site(s)/bin(s) for desired pricing, add your Gig, and you’re done. Buyers come to the price they are willing to pay and… instant bull’s-eye.
Better Terms for Sellers
When you sell your gig on Fiverr, after the order delivery, 소액결제현금화 you have to wait 14 days (so called clearance period) before you can get your $4. One dollar goes to Fiverr – that’s 20%!
Other micro job sites offer alternatives to Fiverr’s fixed $1 seller fee that are based on percentage of the sale and are lower than 20%. There are even some that say if you register with them and click on a button to add Facebook, Twitter, or blog links, you pay no fees ever as long as the links are live. Others offer a considerably shorter clearance period, there are even sites with istant payment.
So check out the many different flavors of seller terms and pick the one, or many, that work for you – analogous to cell phone plans. And further will come as these sites get even more creative.
Better Chances for Sellers to Prosper
If you offer your gig on many micro job sites, your chances of getting noticed increase. Even if your service is offered elsewhere for a lower price, a buyer may not have found that lower price and ends with a one-stop to you; there are just too many gig sites out there now that it is just not doable for a buyer to shop them all.
But the good part is you just go once to each site, post the gig, and you’re done in a flash; the point of these sites is quickness – no laborious sign up shenanigans you find at the big job sites.