Freelance Marketplace Fiverr today launched a new service designed to help teams at larger companies manage their work with freelancers.
CEO Micha Kaufman emailed me that Fiverr has already worked with larger customers, but Fiverr Business is better tailored to their needs.
“Organizations need tools to manage their team accounts, define projects, assign budgets, track progress, and collaborate internally,” wrote Kaufman. “Fiverr Business has all of that and more, including exclusive access to Fiverr’s personal assistants, who are readily available to Fiverr Business customers to help with administrative account tasks, general project management, talent matching, and more.”
He also suggested that many of them turn increasingly to freelancers amid the pandemic forcing companies to work remotely and put pressure on their bottom line, claiming, “2020 marks the beginning of a decade in which companies invest and will learn how to really integrate freelancers into their workflows. “
Fiverr Group’s Product Manager, Meidad Hinkis, guided me through the new service and showed me how users can create projects, assign team members and set freelance budgets, then actually hire freelancers and provide internal and external feedback on the work ahead.
He also noted that there is a special pool of curated freelancers through Fiverr Business and, like Kaufman, stressed that clients also have access to assistants to help them find freelancers and manage projects. (On the freelance side, the payments and the rest of the experience should be pretty similar.)
In addition to the freelance fees, Fiverr Business costs $ 149 per year for teams of up to 50 users. According to Hinkis, the company is offering the first year for free.
“We believe in the product and the direction so much that people should get real value before they choose,” he said.