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    CEO Spotlight: Fiverr.com – Micha Kaufman

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    This was an interview by Troy Janisch of Social Meteor

    Five dollars goes a long way. We recently had the opportunity to interview Micha Kaufman, co-founder and CEO of Fivver.com, a site that enables people sell things to one another for $5.

    SINCE FIVERR IS ABOUT A YEAR OLD, MAYBE YOU CAN TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GROWTH THAT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE FIRST YEAR.

    This has been a truly amazing year. Fiverr has become a go-to place for people to monetize their skills, big or small. You know, we’re living in a new world where 9 to 5 isn’t the obvious career choice for everyone. People are working multiple jobs, working as contractors, consultants, work remotely, use outsourcing often, etc, and – we understood that. We realized that before Fiverr, there wasn’t a place for people who don’t necessarily see themselves as professional freelancers to make money off their skills. And I’m very proud to say that during this year we have created jobs for unemployed people. We’ve helped underpaid people to make additional income. Helped students pay their student loans. Helped people put aside enough money to go on several vacations they always dreamed of. The stories that our users send us are really inspirational.

    COULD YOU GIVE ME A SENSE OF YOUR AUDIENCE – HOW MANY TRANSACTIONS ARE TAKING PLACE ON FIVERR.COM, HOW MANY USERS DO YOU HAVE, HOW MANY ACCOUNTS?

    We don’t talk about numbers, but just in a general sense, I can tell you that – since our launch, we have been growing double-digits each month. And at this point, we are processing about 1,000 new services – a thousand new gigs – per day.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES FIVERR SUCH A UNIQUE MARKETPLACE?

    It’s probably really a combination of things. The most obvious of them is that it is dead simple to use. It takes about two minutes to sign in and set up your service and become a seller. And it takes about 30 seconds to buy something. There’s no bidding involved, and it’s – it really caters to the need of today’s economy. And best of …read more