Enabling freelancers to more easily work together, sell and market their services is important. Fiverr, today, has launched Fiverr Studios to help freelancers better serve their clients as a team.
Ramon Ray, editor of Smart Hustle Media, spoke with Natasha Shine-Zirkel, Vertical Manager about this new offering.
Fiverr's press release on this reads, that Studios is a transformative product offering sellers on its platform a new way to collaborate with each other. Fiverr freelancers can now join forces under one ‘Studio’ to create projects combining their different skills and experience to offer full service solutions to tackle larger and more complex assignments for businesses. Buyers get the same seamless experience, a single point of contact, a single brief and a single fixed price for an entire agency-like team.
“Fiverr is always working to create ways for our community to connect, create and collaborate on a global scale,” said Hila Klein, Chief Operating Officer at Fiverr. “Studios is the natural evolution of the Fiverr platform; today we have elevated our marketplace from a platform of single contributor Gigs to teams of talented freelancers collaborating as a small agency to serve all businesses, from SMBs to enterprises. It is an amazing opportunity for sellers and buyers alike to work on and have complex projects completed with the same frictionless experience they are used to getting with Fiverr.”
With Studios, businesses enjoy the same advantages as if they’re working with a small creative agency in the offline world while at the same time reaping the same benefits they have come to expect from Fiverr’s e-commerce experience - transparency on who is working on what element of the project, clear delivery times, a fixed price and ease of use. Buyers experience richer services with a wide variety of projects. For example, a content strategist can choose to team up with a writer and a graphic designer to offer a comprehensive Content Marketing deliverable which could include building out a strategic plan, designing and/or writing and delivering the content, all using different freelancers, but with a single point of contact.
For freelancers, joining a Studio or becoming a Studio Lead, means more opportunity to work with businesses of all sizes on more intricate initiatives. Freelancers can now collaborate and work with each other as part of these online studios without the hassle of billing, invoicing or managing payments; they can simply focus on doing the work they love doing, together.