The Vision Behind the New Fiverr - Official Fiverr Blog
- Micha Kaufman
- On June 25, 2013
Dear Fiverr members,
Three years ago we embarked on a journey. A journey that started with this simple understanding: everyone has a talent that someone else needs. Today, 1.5 million people use Fiverr to buy and sell Gigs and many millions more visit the site every month. Our members come from more than 200 countries and our sellers offer over 1.8 million Gigs in 120 different categories. A Gig is purchased every 6 seconds. That’s amazing!
We are at a turning point in history. The Internet gave us unlimited access to information and knowledge, and with it the opportunity to gain and develop skills. The Internet also made the economy of services truly global – everyone has access to millions of people all around the world in the click of a mouse.
We call this cultural movement the “Gig Economy” and we believe it is changing the way people think about their financial independence.
The problem was that the traditional ‘freelancing’ models were broken, outdated and filled with friction. Most existing marketplaces are just too darn hard to join and use. They push for the cheapest price instead of the most creative and most talented. They often cover very limited range of skills and they are not fun to use.
In 2010 we launched Fiverr with a mission to fix what was broken by building a simple, intuitive and fun marketplace to serve as a home for the pioneers of the Gig Economy – you.
Today, three years later, we are proud to present a whole new experience that is all about the Fiverr community. It is Fiverr. Reinvented.
We admire creative people and feel that everyone deserves a chance to participate in the new Gig Economy.
We believe that freelancing should be about the global share of talent. We built a marketplace for those who are creative, talented and more efficient, not necessarily for those who compete for the lowest price.
We believe that participating in this new economy should be simple and fun.
The new Fiverr introduces a beautiful new experience. It makes discovering amazing talent simple and fast. Buying on Fiverr takes less than a minute and starting to sell takes less than five minutes. It is a revolution.
We are introducing dozens of new game changing features that will allow our sellers and buyers to manage and scale up their businesses. The new Fiverr offers the same great experience across your devices – desktop, tablet or smartphone.
The new Fiverr was made for you. We hope you love it.
Thank you for your energy, creativity, and boundless entrepreneurial spirit. We look forward to seeing you on the new Fiverr.
Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer
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