Fiverr, the international freelance job platform, has reported that freelancers selling digital services through its platform have collectively earned over two billion dollars since the company was set up a decade ago. Half of that two billion was earned over the past year.
“This impressive milestone symbolises the increase in trust business owners have had working with freelancers over the past year,” said Fiverr Founder & CEO Micha Kaufman.
“Fiverr is growing fast, underscoring that businesses see the benefit of integrating freelancers into their organizations, as their agility and skills offer flexible, quick, and cost-effective solutions. Remote work has been the mode of work during the pandemic and because of its success, it is here to stay.”
Which Fiverr jobs and categories have the highest earning potential?
There is a high earning potential among certain Fiverr categories, with sellers charging thousands of dollars for many of their services.
- E-Commerce Development
- Architecture & Interior Design
- Voice Over
- Graphics for Streamers
Pro Illustration sellers, for example, are charging over $6,000 for some services, and in Pro E-Commerce Development sellers are offering services well over $3,000.
Similarly, in Architecture & Interior Design, sellers’ prices can range from hundreds to over $2,500 depending on the service, and Voice Over sellers charge well into the thousands for audiobooks.
With the increasing demand for skilled freelancers in Character Modeling and Short Video Ads the prices are rising here too, Fiverr said. This is likely due, in part, to the shutdown of real-world video and campaign shoots, as well as the immense rise in popularity of short video clips on TikTok and Reels.
Over the course of the past year, Fiverr said freelancers have joined its platform in record numbers, whether it was to find a new source of income or to simply monetise their skills while spending more time at home.
Entrepreneurs continued to tap into freelance talent for help building new companies and small business owners turned to them to digitally transform and adapt to changing customer needs.
Working with freelancers has proven to be an invaluable resource for businesses around the world, said Fiverr, and the subsequent earnings clearly demonstrate this. In just over one year Fiverr freelancers matched the amount of earnings from the past decade.