Freelancer Website Script Inspiration

Today we’re going to be giving you some Freelancer Website Script inspiration, by providing examples of market leading websites. We’ll give you our analysis and thoughts, but we recommend you take the time to scrutinise each one for additional insight. Let’s begin!

Fiverr (www.fiverr.com)

As a site that specialises in ‘Fiverr Clone Scripts’ you didn’t think we’d miss this one out did you? Fiverr has been leading the ‘microjob’ scene since it’s launch in 2010 and has revolutionised the world of freelance, with low cost but high quality ‘gigs’ starting from just $5. In this 10+ years since it’s foundation a lot has changed with the adoption of a wider market stance, allowing users to charge much more than $5 per job, positioning themselves as a freelance website to rival alternatives like UpWork.

 

Fiverr Homepage Freelancer Website Script Example

Homepage View Of The Fiver Website

As you can see from the homepage Fiverr no longer play on the whole “$5 per job” unique selling point, they are instead focusing on the wider freelance market. Big players are moving towards a generic approach to target a wider audience, but there may be opportunities arising for a niche experience. When looking to position your own freelancer website script, take a note of area’s you think they may be missing and make them targeting opportunities.

Inspiration points worth noting:

  • Fiverr has moved towards the wider freelance market
  • Gigs are no longer fixed at $5 (some are as high as $500+)
  • Sellers are now internally verified for a higher price point

View Freelancer Website Scripts Like Fiverr

 

UpWork (www.upwork.com)

As Fiverr moves towards the wider freelance market, you can now see huge similarities to other key players in this space. One of these key players is UpWork, who were formerly known as ‘Elance O-Desk’ prior to re-branding in 2015 and have been growing ever since with an entrepreneurial approach. UpWork targets professional freelancers who are experts in their field, so demands a typically higher price point that sites like Fiverr (a point worth remembering).

 

UpWork Homepage

 Homepage View Of The UpWork Website

Can you see the similarities in homepages here? Both are targeting a huge selection of services and are enticing you to find freelance work, but we get a more corporate feel from UpWork compared to Fiverr (and less personality). We get the vibe that UpWork is targeting ‘experts’ and ‘businesses’ where-as Fiverr is targeting a mixture of individuals, so there are clear differences in market positioning to take note of. As a freelancer website script, UpWork draws many similarities to the ‘GigToDo‘ theme we’ve previously reviewed.

Inspiration points worth noting:

  • UpWork seems to target expert freelancers
  • An entrepreneurial look and feel can be seen site-wide
  • Jobs are matched to freelancers as if members of an agency

View Freelancer Website Scripts Like UpWork

 

PeoplePerHour (www.peopleperhour.com)

PeoplePerHour is a growing freelance website who started off targeting the UK market, founded in 2007 as the new “one stop shop” for all freelance activity and now boasting over 4 million users. We consider PeoplePerHour to be a blend of both the Fiverr and UpWork approaches, with a huge variety of differing skill levels available (which also determine price). User coverage is worldwide, with most of the lower cost jobs being served by countries like India and Bangladesh.

 

PeoplePerHour Homepage

Homepage View Of The PeoplePerHour Website

The PeoplePerHour homepage bears a close resemblance to Fiverr, mixed in with a bit more of a professional focus. The ‘unique’ feature boasted here is that buyers post projects which can be bidded on by freelancers with the relevant certification or desired skill level, so the power is in the hands of the buyer. This is what has made it such a success on the buyer-front, so is a good point to note as a unique feature for your own freelance website script.

Inspiration points worth noting:

  • A mixture of professional and individual user targeting
  • Power is in the hands of the buyer with bid-able projects
  • Price point can be determined by the buyer (fixed gigs available)

View Freelancer Website Scripts Like PeoplePerHour

 

Using This Inspiration For Your Own Freelancer Website

Now you’ve got three solid examples of freelancer website scripts to take inspiration from, we recommend making some notes of unique features you could use to your advantage. Draw from other examples available online to gain an even bigger insight, before checking out our range of ‘Freelancer Scripts‘ to see exactly how you can set-up your own Fiverr, PeoplePerHour or UpWork competitor.

 

Fiverr Script Choice Guide

We’ve split our Fiverr Script Choice Guide up into four sections, Flexibility, Looks, Cost and Profitability. All of these are considered essential elements of any purchasing decision, so take a look at our specific examples of what you should be looking out for, before making your choice.

Looks

So, lets start by covering the looks of the Fiverr Script. Everyone wants their ‘Fiverr Clone’ to look similar to market leaders, but some people end up working with a base that doesn’t look or feel anything like those of market leaders (like UpWork & Fiverr). Having a poor design is going to put potential users off and not entice them to look around, rendering your website effectively useless because the traffic just wont convert. It’s definitely worth taking the time to get this right, check out our ‘reviews‘ section and see for yourself which ones have the best looks (we think either Pricerr or the GigToDo theme).

Pricerr UpWork Clone Script

Pricerr Theme Homepage

Profitability

Profitability is the second point we want to cover, most people who purchase a Fiverr Script are wanting to make money so you need to make sure the functionality is there. Look out for unique selling points such as worldwide currency integration, these can help you target users at a later date as a unique feature of using your site. Give users a reason to come to you over market leaders, so consider planning elements of your targeting strategy before going-ahead with your choice of script. Another consideration which will help towards profitability is to use low commission payment gateways, certain payment gateways (like PayPal) can charge high fee’s of up to 2% on each purchase, so make a list of ones on the lower end to prevent a loss of potential earnings.

Pricerr Theme Features

Pricerr Theme Example Features

Cost

Whether you’re working on a strict budget or are looking to get the most for your money, there are a range of Fiverr Scripts available on the market at a host of different price ranges. We suggest taking a functionality-first approach here, to identify which script has the functions or looks that you’re trying to achieve, that way you won’t be bogged down by looking at price on it’s own. Certain scripts offer a tiered pricing structure which means that you get less functionality at a lower price, so you may be able to negotiate a discount if you only need one of the features in the higher tiers, it’s always worth an ask!

Pricerr WordPress Theme Pricing

Pricerr Theme Example Pricing Structure

Flexibility

When it comes to picking your Fiverr Script there are many things you should take into account. One of these is the flexibility (or usability) of the script, if you have minimal knowledge of HTML/CSS then it will be difficult for you to make large design changes to stand out from the hundreds of micro-job sites that are out there. If this sounds like you then don’t worry, just make sure you choose either a WordPress based script, or a PHP one that includes a built in CMS (Content Management System) like GigToDo 

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PHP Fiverr Script Pros And Cons

We’re often asked the question “Why should I use WordPress Fiverr Script over a PHP based option and are there any significant differences?”

As something we’ve already covered (here), today we’re going to flip this question around and see exactly why you would use a PHP based script over a WordPress counterpart. To give some background WordPress runs from a pre-built Content Management System (CMS) which is what gives a webmaster the ability to view a back-end panel where changes can be made, but PHP does not offer a CMS from standard.

A content management system is what gives a webmaster the ability to view a back-end panel where changes can be made

This doesn’t mean that no PHP Scripts are offered with a CMS though. Certain products such as the “GigToDo” Fiverr Script come with a powerful CMS which has the ability to beat some of the functionality that WordPress is able to offer, so is important to remember. Aside from this though, they are relatively equal and it then comes down to the level of functionality included with your chosen package.

Additional Benefits Of PHP Script

  • Typically lower page-load times due to less running gear
  • Heavily customise able if willing to take time
  • Can include powerful CMS

PHP Fiverr Scripts On The Market

The next question you may have is what PHP Scripts are available? There are a few, but unfortunately they are not all equal. It’s worth taking the time to compare the different functionalities and features on offer, before looking at pricing to see how it fits in with your budget. We’ve actually featured what we consider to be one of the best PHP Fiverr Scripts available on the market, called GigToDo so our review might be a good place for you to start.

PHP Fiverr Scripts On The Market:

An Extra Tip

An additional tip we have for you is to make sure you’re getting the CMS that meets your needs, make good use of available demo’s and admin panels to check if they suit you. All scripts have demo’s available to them, so you can make use of them before making a purchase decision. If you are a beginner then we recommend taking the time to compare WordPress vs PHP to see which works better, as there are quality Fiverr Scripts available for both choices so there is no need to make allowances.

From here you should now have all of the insight you need to create your very own PHP Fiverr Script, so check out some of our other tips and tricks, guides and reviews to get a head-start!

If you haven’t, you can check out our other comparison where we put a focus on WordPress here.

GigToDo Freelancer Script Review

Our Fiverr Script Clone and Freelancer Script reviews are un-biased and look at the overall features, usability, price and effectiveness of the different options that are out there. To view all of our different reviews, please visit our ‘Reviews’ section. 

If you’re just starting out and are not sure what to look at first, please see our ‘Where To Start‘ page which will give you everything you need to get started.

The GigToDo Freelancer Script At A Glance

✔ Compatible As Both A Fiverr Clone And Freelance Style Website

✔ Powerful Content Management System, Including Admin Panel

✔ 45+ Polished Features At Your Disposal

✔ Built In Advanced Marketing Suite

The GigToDo Freelancer Script is packed full of features and has a long list of benefits, but how does it all work and is it worth looking into?

Setup

The GigToDo Freelancer Script promises a quick and easy setup, despite being a PHP based application. Once installed onto your domain hosting, you are able to make use of the powerful built-in CMS (Content Management System) that will allow you to make significant changes to your websites functionality/design in seconds (and without coding knowledge). If you’re a beginner and haven’t worked with a PHP based script before, then we suggest taking a look at some of the online guides or video’s which guide you through the installation process.

A Built In Content Management System Gives A 9/10

Looks

When it comes to looks, the GigToDo Freelancer Script pulls out all of the stops. In-fact, for such a graphically heavy design it performs better than most of the other solutions we’ve come across, so it reflects the quality of the product being offered here. There are a number of similarities to market-leaders including Fiverr and UpWork which both opt for a familiar layout, so there should be no problem with keeping users engaged on your website over an extended period. We’ve provided a few screenshots for you below, because our words can’t do it justice!

GigToDo Freelancer Script Review

Demo Homepage View Of The GigToDo Freelance Script

 

GigToDo Freelancer Script Gig View

Homepage Gig View

 

GigToDo Freelancer Script Full Gig Page

Main Gig View

View Live Demo | View Admin Panel Demo

You’re free to make your own mind up, but we think this is one of the best looking out of the box Freelancer Scripts on the market. It offers a really familiar design and layout, which gives you a great starting point to push on from, so it’s an A+ from us on this one.

Great Looks, Crisp Functionality, Top Marks 10/10

Usability

Moving onto the usability of the GigToDo Freelancer Script, there are over 45 different features for you to make use of. You have the ability set the base price of the services offered on your site, so it is here that you can focus on smaller ($10 or less to target sites like Fiverr) or larger jobs (for targeting sites like UpWork, People Per Hour), or of course you can target them all. Some of the other great features we’d like to touch on include a range of payment gateway integrations like Stripe, Paypal and Bitcoin, along with the ability to generate coupon codes for new/existing users. Compared to some of the other alternative scripts on the market, you really do get a lot of excellent features that would normally be reserved for a budget of $1000+ so could well be one to consider on all fronts.

GigToDo Freelancer Script Features

These are just a handful of the proposed features offered with the GigToDo script. To get a full idea of the features available, we suggest taking a look at their features page which should give you a better understanding of exactly what is included with this package.

Over 45 Features And A Powerful Admin Panel Is An Easy 9/10

Price

Price is another area where the GigToDo Freelancer Script shines through, with a competitive pricing structure. A regular license can be purchased for just $100 however if you’re looking to launch this script to the general public, then you’ll need an extended license at $525 which allows you to charge users on your website. Although this seems like a big jump, you really do get a lot of features and pre-built quality to warrant that price-tag, especially if you compare it to our other scripts which target a similar price bracket.

Competitive Pricing But Sneaky License Structure 7/10

Overall

Overall we think the GigToDo Freelancer Script is a great option for anyone looking to setup their own ‘UpWork’ or ‘Fiverr’ clone website. The ability to make large-scale modifications through a content management system makes it a powerful tool, even for beginners who have no experience with the setup of a website. You can add or remove features at your will, with the main highlight being the ability to adjust base pricing at-will, allowing you to restrict the cost of gigs that can be published.

Once setup you can be market-leading in no time at all with this script. Be sure to have a good look around the live demo’s and admin demo panels to check it’s right for you and to get your own feel for the functionality on offer, good luck!

The Fiverr Script Clones Score – 9/10

4 Quick Tips For Fiverr Clone Script Success

Over the years we’ve been working with Fiverr Clone Script we’ve come across many different techniques, tactics and strategies that have been put to use. Out of the ones we’ve seen succeed, we have broken down four in particular for you below, so we hope you can put them to good use.

1. Customising Your Layout & Functionality

There are many common layouts and functionalities shared between different Fiverr Scripts, however most tend to opt for the standard ‘Fiverr’ official websites approach. Although this may be an effective layout, there are always things that you can improve to to either set you apart from competitors or make more money from your site. We’ve given a few examples below, to give you a few practical ideas.

Small scale customisation can easily be made with most Fiverr Scripts, although this does depend on the script you have in the first place. The one we shall focus on here is the Pricerr Script from Sitemile, which is based on WordPress and features a built in framework (or theme panel) which allows you to make small changes at the click of a button. These features include the ability to add widgets, functions and applications to your page (such as review graphics) along with technical changes such as payment integration, user panels, admin panels and auto-email notifications to users.

Pricerr Theme Features

Typical Features Offered With Fiverr Script

Read our ‘Reviews’ section to get a full idea of the customisations available

When it comes to larger customisation we suggest taking a look at some of the higher tier packages available, such as the ones offered by Sitemile. There are often a host of ‘larger’ customisations available at the click of a button, with examples including integration with Bitcoin, Multi Currency and Translation features that you can take advantage of.

2. Using WordPress As A Content Management System

Although we’ve put a focus on this many times before, utilising the WordPress Fiverr Scripts that are available is one of the biggest opportunities that you can be given, why? Because its handed to you on a plate with all of the options given to you through vast frameworks and control panels which are generally included with WordPress based scripts. Whether you’re a beginner, or have good experience with the development of a website, we recommend taking a good look at the WordPress options available.

3. Set Yourself Apart From Competitors

Setting yourself apart from competitors is another point we repeat, time-after-time. It is essential that you give customers are reason to use your Fiverr Clone over the actual ‘Fiverr’ website. The best way to do this, is by setting yourself apart. You can do this in many ways, by targeting particular niches, or if you don’t want to narrow down your audience, then why not target worldwide by having active translation and multi currency features. The world really is your oyster.

4. Always Add A Blog To Your Fiverr Script

A huge tip to help bring traffic to your site is to add a blog. Having a blog allows you to target a larger range of keywords, using long-form content rather than having to re-purpose pages to target set keywords. Content examples that can help you bring in traffic include “make money writing articles online” where you could explain the role your Fiverr Clone has to play in helping users make money online, by offering content writing services.

WordPress Fiverr Script Top 5 Plugins

There are a huge number of benefits to using WordPress, but today we’re going to be focusing on just one of them, plugins. Plugins are a powerful way to increase the function of your website at the push of a button, reducing otherwise labour intensive processes. To help you get started we’ve handpicked our Top 5 WordPress Fiverr Script Plugins (most of which are free), so we hope you put them to good use!

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is a go to WordPress Plugin for anyone looking to optimise their website for search engines like Google and Bing. This powerful plugin enables a host of features that help you to optimise your website, even without upgrading your free subscription. Some of the features Yoast SEO is great for includes the ability to edit and add meta data (such as meta titles, keywords and descriptions), a built in content analyser and the ability to set target keywords for pages or posts. We recommend this plugin for anyone who is serious about getting more traffic for their ‘Fiverr’ or ‘Freelancer’ style website, so make sure you check it out.

GA Google Analytics

The GA Google Analytics plugin is a simple and straightforward tool that injects your tracking code onto your website. Forget about editing your backend code and opt for this simple and lightweight solution, just enter your unique account ID after install to get it up and running. We recommend pairing a Google Analytics installation with Google Search Console, which will help you to identify traffic from search engines. Read more about Google Analytics in our ‘Top 5 Tools For WordPress‘ post if you’re unsure of the benefits it can bring.

Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL is a fast SSL integration plugin that provides a level of security on your website. Any site that deals with payments MUST have a secure SSL for users not to be put off (in-fact, browsers like Chrome won’t even let you get onto the website) so this is a must have. It’s worth noting though, that you must have already purchased an SSL certificate, so we recommend getting one from your domain name provider.

Beaver Builder

The Beaver Builder plugin is a ‘drag and drop’ page builder, allowing you to make advanced changes to a web-page with ease. When creating a truly unique and graphical experience, a tool like Beaver Builder can be a god-send, allowing you to create excellent pages from the comfort of your home. In fact, some Fverr Scripts we’ve featured here actually include their own page-builders, so we suggest giving them a go beforehand as they are often customised for different page types.

Opt In Monster

Opt In Monster is a WordPress lead generation plugin that can be used to gain opt-in from users, for re-targeting at a later date (via services such as SMS, Email etc). This can be a powerful pairing with email marketing tools like Mailchimp (see our Top 5 Tools post) to help bring users either back to your site, or entice them to purchase. A retention strategy like this is suggested for any website looking to grow its customer-base, so shouldn’t be overlooked if you’re just getting started with your own Fiverr Script.

All of these plugins are available through your WordPress ‘plugin’ section (click here for a guide).

Next Steps For WordPress Fiverr Script Success

If you haven’t already, we recommend checking out our Top 5 Tools For Fiverr Clone Script post to get an idea of how to increase the performance from these plugins. Certain featured options like the GA Google Analytics plugin will require a Google Analytics account to work, so please bear this in mind when installing. Remember these are only a handful of options, there are thousands of other excellent examples out there, so please do your own research if there are other features you’re looking for.

Fiverr Clone Script Top 5 Tools

There are a number of useful tools that you can use alongside a Fiverr Clone Script to help optimize for conversions, track visitors and increase long-term engagement with users. These should be paired with both long and short term strategies to give your website the best chance of success online. Most of the tools featured below are either free or have free plans available, so don’t worry if you’re just getting started and don’t have the budget set aside.

 

Fiverr Clone Script Tools: Google Analytics

1. Google Analytics

Google Analytics should be the first tool in any websites arsenal (Fiverr Clone Script or not), it allows you to track the visitors use of your website. Tracking visitors is essential to understanding the problem area’s of your website, there could be technical issues that you are unaware of, or there could be high performing pages that you can optimize for increased conversions, it is a hugely powerful tool. Also, who doesn’t like knowing how many users your website draws in?

Tool 2 Mailchimp Email Marketing Tool

2. Mailchimp 

Mailchimp is an email marketing tool which enables you to target signed up users with email, as a powerful way of engaging and retaining users. An example of it’s use could be a returning customer offer of 5% off their next purchase, to help bring users back to your site and prompt a conversion. On the flip side you can offer a sign up deal for new customers to get a set discount off their first purchase, which will bring the initial order as well as allow for re-targeting in the future. This is a tool that allows you to make the most of the users on your website, so is a great part of a long term strategy.

Tool 3 Google Optimize

3. Google Optimize

Google Optimize is a relatively new tool from Google, it allows you to adjust pages on your website and test new functionality. You can compare results using A/B testing to establish new and improved ways of driving a conversion. An example of this is to test displaying prices on the homepage, versus not displaying prices on the homepage, from there you can see the effect on conversion and make a decision as to whether you want to make it permanent. You can also test more advanced features, such as personalization based on user characteristics, which can sometimes have a big effect on conversions.

Pairing Google Optimize with insights gained from poorly performing Google Analytics pages is a powerful way to consistently improve the performance of your website over a long period

Tool 4 Bunting Website Personalization

4. Bunting

Bunting is an online personalization tool that enables you to target users in a host of new and exciting ways without the need for any coding knowledge, whatsoever. You can play around with things like pop-ups, product recommendations and surveys with the click of a few buttons, allowing you to do much, much more with your website. This is a great pairing with all of the tools above to drive additional conversions and engage users, using advanced methods that would normally be reserved for large companies with a huge budget to spend on programming and development.

Tool 5: SEMRush Search Engine Marketing Tool

5. SEMRush

SEMRush is a tool focused on Search Engine Marketing that is packed full with premium features, enabling you to compile advanced research and fuel your optimization efforts. It includes anything from keyword research and brand monitoring features, to a social media post scheduler, so is an immensely useful tool to take advantage of. Paired with Google Analytics, SEMRush will allow you to establish the keywords that you are ranking highly for, as well as ones that you could be missing out on. We suggest using a tool like this once you are ready to drive more traffic to your site, so should have all of the groundwork in place beforehand.

Next Steps For Fiverr Clone Success

Pair this collection of top 5 tools with a high quality Fiverr Clone Script and you have a winning recipe, with minimal initial investment required. Take the time to plan your use of these tools across short term goals like “drive 10 sign ups” and long term goals like “increase conversion rate to 5% by XXX” and you’ll be on your way to success in no time at all. If you need help with creating a strategy, using any of these tools, or setting goals then please do get in touch, we’re more than happy to help (we’ll also take any other tool recommendations you may have).

Click Here To Read Our Top 5 Plugins To Use With WordPress!

 

Importance Of Choosing A Domain Name

They say a good domain name can really give you the edge over your competitors, and often in more way than one. In this feature we’ll cover some of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing your domain name, as one of the first steps in our ‘Where To Start‘ guide to setting up your own Fiverr Script or Microjob style website.  We’ll run through this with you, drawing on our own examples to add point of reference.

Branding

The first thing to consider is branding, branding is one of the most important methods of marketing as a business and there is a reason why leading companies such as McDonald’s put millions of dollars into new adverts and branded campaigns each and every year. Your domain name becomes your ‘physical address’ so to speak, so should be easily remembered and short and snappy in its nature, this means if a user likes your website they can come back again without having to remember much at all.

Market Research

A second consideration that goes hand in hand with branding is market research, market research gives you an opportunity to identify gaps in the market which can be exploited. Sometimes you will not be able to get your desired domain name, and if you do find a short highly-targeted domain name then it can often cost a lot more than you are willing to spend, but you can counter-act this with some good in-depth market research and just plain old searching around and thinking of idea’s. Now I don’t want to go off on a tangent, but a quick look at some competitor sites like ‘GigBucks’ can get your creativity flowing enough to come up with your very own take, like a few we’ve picked out below.

Domain Examples

Here are a few examples of domain and site names based off a brief amount of research, as you can see it is fairly straight forward to come up with some nice idea’s so we would definitely recommend taking the time here to make sure it is one you can get behind.

  • Fiver4jobs.com
  • Fiverrlive.com
  • Fivedollargigs.com
  • Fiverrmaker.com
  • Fivedollarjobs.com

*At the time of publish these domains were available for purchase

As you can see, here’s 5 simple domain name examples that all have a nice ring to them, and whats good about them? None of them have been used yet so if you like the look of them then why not put them to practice? We don’t mind, promise!

Pre-Registration

Now you may have an idea on what sort of domain you want, but that is just the first step. Many online marketers could sit there and tell you for days on end the different pro’s and con’s of each and every domain registrar out there. But we find it easier to just stick by just one, that being Namecheap, the reason why being that it is both secure and value for money. It has a number of different hosting features available to you as a user, including a full CPANEL and FTP acccess (which can be reduced for other providers).

Other Hosting & Domain options include GoDaddy & Hostgator

Post Registration

Post registration is when the journey really begins, you are now ready to start customising and creating your own ‘Fiverr’ style site! If you’re yet to purchase a Fiverr Script then why not check out our reviews section which covers all of our tried and tested solutions.

Remember, we’re here to support you every step of the way with guides, expert advice and reviews!