What Are Microjob Sites?
Today we’re going to be doing a bit of trivia, helping you to understand exactly what makes a ‘microjob’ website. A microjob website is one that focuses on smaller, gig based jobs that are offered on a freelance basis. By freelance here, we mean the ability to freely offer your services on an open market, so literally anyone can trade their services. For this reason, they became hugely popular around 2010 onwards with the surge of online services, for a whole host of jobs including graphics, content creation and almost anything you can think of.
In fact you may have heard of a few popular ones, such as Fiverr and UpWork. These are what could be considered ‘microjob’ websites, however as of 2020 they seem to be taking a wider approach by targeting wider services normally reserved for freelance sites, so the gap here is closing fast.
Should I Setup A Freelance or Microjob Site?
With the gap closing between these two types of websites, its a great time to get started with your own unique offering. Taking a fresh approach can lead to a winning formula, for you to become the next best ‘Fiverr’ or ‘UpWork’ style website. We offer a host of reviews for Microjob and Freelancer scripts that we’d recommend you take a look at, which can be found here.
What Are Some Common Microjob Sites?
If you’re serious about setting up your very own Microjob website, then you need to consider some of the current market leaders in this sector. Understanding how these large organisations are operating and what they are focusing on, should give you a better understanding of how you can provide a unique service. Check out the following list and take some notes, you’ll be surprised with what you find!
- UpWork (www.upwork.com)
- Fiverr (www.fiverr.com)
- PeoplePerHour (www.peopleperhour.com)
- Bark (www.bark.com)
Finding Your Niche
The next step to understanding exactly how you can go about creating your own microjob site is to find your niche, by niche we mean target audience. Finding your target audience is key to success, so should be carefully considered against those already targeted by larger competitors. A practical niche example that we’ve come up with is to target smaller jobs (like those below $10), as sites like Fiverr move away from this business model, it could well be a good time to launch your own contender. Obviously you can dive deeper than this, like targeting only women for example, but we want to keep it straight forward so you can easily understand what we’re getting at.
Learn More About Freelance Themes & Fiverr Scripts
Now you understand the fundamentals of a microjob site, why not read our selection of reviews covering both Freelance Themes and Fiverr Scripts. This will give you a good insight into the potential setup costs, functionality and other considerations before you get started (or check out our ‘Where To Start‘ section for some initial guidance!).