This is an addition to my previous post about a Uber like service for digital workers serving businesses locally.
It suddenly struck me that Fiverr is ideally positioned to serve as this localised services app.
Now that Fiverr allows workers to charge more than $5 (I saw some gigs for $750), Fiverr could be the ideal candidate to conquer the world.
I installed the Fiverr app to see whether I can browse/buy gigs available locally. The search filter does not provide for location.
Understandable, as this goes against Fiverr’s business model, as allowing the buyer and seller to meet face to face, they can cut off Fiverr’s commission. But though this will happen in some cases, in a majority of the cases, the Fiverr app will provide the bulwark against non-paying buyers – a problem which many freelancers face.
Using Fiverr, payment is first assured for gig sellers.
This could create a revolution through out the world, where anyone and everyone can sell or buy gigs locally and earn a decent income in these days of market disruption and rapid change.