Day 14–100: Outsourcing On Fiverr is Discouraging

Matthew Edward
2 min readDec 20, 2020

Hiring an expert in another field to do some work for you is easy. Receiving quality work from the said expert is hard. Fiverr is a marketplace for freelancers to provide services for paying customers. You can get writing done, music mastered and apps developed. It all seems so promising.

Until it isn’t.

I’m not one of those snot-nose complainers who whines at every chance they get with the intent of feeding unresolved pre-teen emotional baggage. Nay — I am an eternal optimist, which makes what I’m about to say even more authentic.

Fiverr sucks.

There, I said it. Even when I pay for the most expensive option available I get poor quality work in return. This is not a one-off occurrence. I have spent thousands of dollars on Fiverr and ordered a wide variety of gigs in each section of their site.

My latest order includes a logo for the niche website I am building in public through Medium.

The little ding sounds to notify me the order has been completed. I get excited and the adrenaline rush becomes apparent due to the high amount of blood pumping through my unusually visible forehead vein.

The green colour of the sticky nav bar on my phone gets mushed by my spazzy fat thumb. It says, “view your delivery” and I think to myself there is absolutely no chance that I will get a poor order this time. I paid way too much on this “premium package” logo to get rubbish.



Matthew Edward

Current journey: 100 days documenting a niche site build in public. A progress log. PLOG?