Millions of workers around the world are seeking additional income, freedom and fun by embracing alternative career paths and starting their own businesses, according to new research. In the spirit of Independence Day, Fiverr, the leading global marketplace for micro services, today announced the results of its international “Road to Job Independence” survey. More than 1,100 Fiverr sellers revealed their motivations to start a business on the world’s largest marketplace for the freelance service industry, providing new insights into the flourishing economy of micro-entrepreneurs.
The freedom of the Internet now allows people to work where they want, when they want, how they want. Around the world new types of entrepreneurs are channeling their talents, passions, interests and skills to replace or supplement traditional 9-to-5 jobs. Fiverr makes it easier for anyone to make money doing what he or she loves.
According to the Road to Job Independence survey, most Fiverr sellers are successfully able to increase their income by offering unique services (Gigs) not available anywhere else:
More than half (57%) of sellers on Fiverr have earned more than $100 since joining the site.
Over a quarter (27%) have made over $500, and 15% have earned more than $1,000.
14% report Fiverr is their primary income source, and 39% use their earnings to help with regular expenses.
The top five sellers have each earned over $100,000.
“Creativity and freedom are the core drivers of today’s new entrepreneurial economy. Anyone, anywhere can use Fiverr to quickly and easily start their own businesses — we give people the platform and the tools to harness their skills, resources and creativity to make money on their own terms,” said Micha Kaufman, co-founder and CEO of Fiverr. “Our goal is to offer people an alternative from the traditional work structure and become their own boss. As sellers gain experience and a positive business reputation, they can charge more for their services. Now 1 in 3 gigs sell for more than the base price, and 34% of sellers report they’re getting an average of 5 or more gigs per week.”
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