Fiverr is a popular web site where people share things they’re willing to do for $5, referred to as micro-gigs. Launched in February 2010, the site’s traffic immediately spiked to over 400,000 unique visitors by March and regularly receives over 100,000 visitors per month according to Compete.com.
Like group-buying, the revived ecommerce business model made popular again by Groupon, Fiverr has been one of the first sites to take off in the micro-gig space.
Fiverr clones will likely grow in popularity in 2010/2011, the same way Groupon clones have in 2009/2010.
Earlier today, Flippa reported the sale of Zeerk.com, a Fiverr clone that has only been online since August, but claims to have 3,000+ members. The site sold on Flippa previously, but due to an unpaying bidder, the auction was re-listed.
Though Flippa listings are often suspect, as discussed over on a recent thread at MorganLinton.com, it’s not surprising to see a Fiverr clone get acquired. The site has been covered by the New York Times and other major news publications, intrigued by what people are actually willing to do for $5 – things like ‘call to get out of a bad date’ to prank calling anyone in an old lady crazy voice.
We’ll have to wait and see how the transaction all works out, but expect Fiverr clones and micro-gig web sites to soar.