Is Tenrr A Viable Fiverr Alternative?

tennrSo you’re searching for Fiverr alternatives, and you happen upon this website called tenrr.com. What is it? Can it really be a viable Fiverr alternative?

 

After seeing the tremendous success Fiverr has achieved, many people thought to themselves, “Hey! Why can’t I do it too?” Many, Fiverr copies have sprung up. However, most have not had any success, and only a handful actually are still in business.

When it comes to Tenrr, people may be fooled into thinking that it is one of the lucky few that have survived, because unlike Twentyville and Fittytown, whose websites are now defunct and disabled, Tenrr.com is still live on the internet. However, it is a dead site, that has been abandoned by its owner. How do I know?

  1. I tried to sell a gig, but it must be first approved by admin. It’s still awaiting approval, though I submitted it a week ago. (Update: Around 7 months later, I see that it has been approved, and it has received 127 views).
  2. Its most recent gigs never change.
  3. Searching through 20+ pages of gigs, they all have zero reviews, zero orders in queue, etc.
  4. Its blog and social media accounts have not been updated since 2013 (I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve of 2016).

The model of Tenrr was to allow freelancers to sell gigs from $1 through $10, with no commissions taken, meaning Tenrr generated revenue through advertisements.

However, I just wanted to give you all a heads-up not to waste your time with it, as it is defunct. 🙁

Fortunately, Fiverr and some others are still around 🙂

You can also check out my other recommended programs for making money online 🙂

And if you have visited Tennr and see that it has some sprung back to life, why not let us know in the comments below? We all would appreciate it!

16 Comments

  1. Bryzie

    I suggest using GigBuys.com it is also completely free with no fees and new users and jobs added daily. Gigs are automatically approved and added so no waiting either. Try GigBuys.com it works for me.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Bryzie,

      Thanks for the tip. I added it to my list of programs that I have to try out, and I hope to try it out soon and maybe do a review of it!

      All the best,

      Ben 🙂

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  2. Chris

    Oh it sounds as if this one is dead in the water at the moment – who would try to take on fiverr by upping the price – stupid idea really seeing that you can set your price higher than a $5 on fiverr in the first place? I see this one disappearing within the next six months if I’m honest with you – not a good idea overall

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      I actually just recently got an email from a buyer on Tennr, so it seems like it is not dead completely. I didn’t bother replying, but let’s not get into that.

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  3. Jonathan

    Hey Ben, thanks for the heads up. That’s pretty cool that they have more sites out there like fiverr and freelance because I didn’t know that they did. Thanks for letting me know about tenrr because I hate when website admins do that. They abandon their website and just leave it on the net. They should take it down. But then again they maybe leave them up because of any income that they get from advertisers. After all, there still must be traffic going on the site. Anyways, thanks again for the review.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      I don’t remember seeing any ads there (I wouldn’t want to advertise on such a site!). I suspect that the owner simply hopes to sometime get back to it and he doesn’t want to start from scratch again.

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  4. Tony

    Honestly I don’t think any site that blatantly tries to imitate Fiverr could be a good alternative. If you are looking for a serious alternative try talentpackages.com

    There you can sell services between 50-5000$ and posted services get approved within 24 hours.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Will have to check it out, thanks for the heads-up 🙂

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  5. mario

    This is also a great alternative Kgigs.com they are giving $5 to all new members.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thanks for the heads-up – I had a quick look and I will have to examine and review it in more detail when I get a chance to try it out. I’m always interested in new ways to make money online and I love when my readers let me know about them! 🙂

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  6. meherbani

    This is great information. I haven’t used fiverr yet but here it’s a great platform to utilize. I think too many people engage with businesses on the web and aren’t too sure what those companies are doing presently. It’s too bad that there isn’t some sort of mechanism to the users, allowing them to know whether a site is current or not, before wasting too much time with them. THanks for this review! Good to know!!

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thank you 🙂

      Yes, Fiverr is great. Most other copycats went totally defunct.

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  7. Mario

    Hey! Looking for alternatives to fivver can be really hard, I was looking for one cheaper tha fivver i came acrross iwritter, but as the name of the websites says It only focuses on writing ,do you know any other website around like fivver? Thanbks for the info so I won’t bother with this website if I see it somewhere

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yes, I’m trying out quite a number of Fiverr alternatives, but I haven’t reviewed them yet. Here are some: Fiverup, Zeerk, Fourerr, Tenbux, Seoclerks, Listverse, Gigbucks. It looks like you need them from a buyer’s perspective, which may be different. 🙂

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  8. NemiraB

    Hello here, thanks for review, which is eye opener and time saver. Maybe few years it worked for somebody, but now it looks as frozen website.
    I wonder how about domain? Does it need renewal?
    I checked Tenrr website, but last post is in 2013.
    You are right, it looks as abandoned place. Owners could respect their clients and put some information in the same way as owners do in mortar brick stores.
    Who knows what happened with them.
    Thanks for taking time to review it, all the best, Nemira.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thank you, Nemira.

      As for website renewals, yes, websites must be renewed. However, it could be that the owner has a number of websites hosted on one hosting plan, and is reluctant to cancel his ownership of the domain name.

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