Fiverr opens New York office today
It’s Fiverr’s third anniversary and to celebrate, they’re establishing a foothold in the U.S. to “more closely engage with our American community”, as Micha Kaufman puts it.
Why New York? Beats us. It’s not even remotely representative of the U.S. as a whole. Sure hope the new Fiverr staffers are getting more than $5 a gig, because living in Manhattan ain’t cheap or for the faint-hearted.
Still, Fiverr is “actively seeking top talent to join our robust team” so if you think you’re a good fit, apply.
The company says 2012 was an enormous year for Fiverr with a 190 percent increase in sales, so it continues to be a leader in the services market.
Additionally, Fiverr has expanded its offering from 12 to 120 categories of services (though the additional categories are merely subcategories of the original 12), with an increase in demand for services such as personalized gifts, graphic design, music and audio, programming and tech, video and animation, writing and translations. Fiverr adds more than 4,000 new services daily.
What Fiverr doesn’t brag about is that a large portion of the services offered are black hat. And by that, we mean gigs that are intended to cheat or circumvent the rules of other sites. Fiverr continues to be a poor Internet citizen by shamefully allowing gigs such as:
- Fake Yahoo Answers.
- Fake Facebook Likes.
- Fake Pinterest Pins.
- Fake Twitter Accounts.
- Selling upvotes or credits on Quora.
…and the list goes on and on.
Not ready to move to the Big Apple and join Fiverr’s team? Check out Freaking Idiots Guide to Selling on Fiverr, How People are making $1000 a month offering simple services (Freaking Idiots Guides)