FiverUp Review – A SOLID Fiverr Alternative or Not?

fiverup reviewYou’ve probably heard of Fiverr, but have you heard of FiverUp? In this FiverUp review, we take a closer look at one of the many Fiverr clones that exist on the internet.

What Is a Fiverr Clone?

Fiverr, as you probably know, is a site where people sell services for $5 each. Some people offer to write an article for you for $5. Others will draw a picture for you or do some other service.

Fiverr has had tremendous success, and many other similar sites have sprung up over time. Many have come and faded away, closing because of a lack of traffic and buyers. However, some still remain, and FiverUp is one of them.

Most of the Fiverr clones look almost exactly the same; that’s because they are powered by FiverrScript. However, this FiverrScript looks quite different than Fiverr itself.

At FiverUp, you can sell services, and you get to set your own price, which can be anything from $4 to $100; it doesn’t have to actually be $5. I guess that’s why it’s called FiverUp, meaning five dollars and up.

My Experience With FiverUp, as a Seller

I don’t remember when I created by FiverUp account, but it must have been over a year ago. I created a few gigs just to test it out. The gigs got around 100-200 views each, which isn’t bad, I guess.

As a seller, FiverUp has its pros and cons. On the good side, there is probably less competition than Fiverr itself, which is overflowing with sellers and where your gigs will probably get almost no views at all.

On the other hand, there’s no telling how many buyers actually use FiverUp. There probably are more sellers than buyers, and most buyers would probably prefer Fiverr itself, because it has a better reputation and a wider selection.

My Experience With FiverUp, as a Buyer

I was browsing FiverUp, looking for sellers who offered guest posting services. After sifting through the various guest post sellers on Fiverr itself, I discovered that if you look hard enough, you can get backlinks from some really good sites.

After sifting through the various guest post sellers on Fiverr itself, I discovered that if you look hard enough, you can get backlinks from some really good sites.

So I decided to look for similar services on FiverUp. I logged back into my account (of course, I didn’t remember my password from so long ago and needed it sent to my email), and I found some sellers offering guest post services.

The problem is that most services don’t have zero buyers (which just shows how much business you’ll get as a seller). You can’t just order a gig, because who knows if the seller is still active? So I decided to contact a few sellers. I still haven’t heard back from them, except for one seller, who was quick to respond with a list of websites where he was able to post guest blogs for. Unfortunately, the websites were of such low quality that backlinks from them would only hurt my SEO, so I had to skip over this offer. I guess that’s what you get from a $4 gig 😀

So, Is FiverUp Legit? Can It Really Be True?

I see FiverUp as a solid Fiverr alternative. As a seller, it doesn’t hurt to post a gig — you probably won’t get any sales, but who knows? Maybe luck will shine on you and you will. As a buyer, it doesn’t hurt to browse the site, though you probably could find anything you need on Fiverr itself. However, you can save some money by buying the $4 gigs on FiverUp.

Side note: Interestingly enough, when you look at FiverUp’s social accounts, you’ll notice that they have tens of thousands of Twitter followers and that they keep tweeting about new gigs that are being posted. However, their Facebook page has only around 350 likes and hasn’t posted anything since 2012.

In addition, make sure to check out my Tenrr review!

3 Comments

  1. Patrick

    With websites like Craigslist, which are more well known and much easier to navigate through, I just don’t see FiverUp gaining any substantial ground in the service industry. The website is good in theory, I just don’t think it really stands a chance.

    Reply
    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Patrick,

      Good point. However, Fiverr’s business model has had tremendus success, so I guess it makes sense to try and duplicate it.

      I personally find Fiverr easier than Craigslist, both as a buyer and a seller. As a buyer, I can easily search for services that I need and read reviews of sellers — no need to post a job and wait for replies to come in and spend time vetting them.

      As a seller — I can actually post my own job and choose my own price (where applicable) and not have to send hundreds of cold pitches to some dudes I found on Craigslist.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  2. Milo

    This is the one economic situation you don’t want to happen: high supply and low demand. And part of the problem lies in their lack of quality control; it’s hard to find good help over the internet.

    Reply
    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Milo,

      High supply and low demand is, unfortunately, something that will always be there in the online freelancing world. Don’t know if it will every change.

      All the best,

      Ben

      Reply

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