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Another Fiverr clone? Geez! My journey into the well-known

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by kPybus, May 29, 2011.

  1. kPybus

    kPybus Regular Member

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    Ok, yeah. I had this great idea the other day. I decided to make a fiverr clone site! How unique! Compete with fiverr....great idea huh? :) I bet no one has thought to do that yet! Well I wasn't that naive, but I wasn't sure how many fiverr clones there really was.

    I thought it would be neat to track my progress here and share my success/failure with those interested. I'm mainly starting this thread because I want to hear something other than "yet another fiverr clone? don't do it!". Maybe I'll get some positive responses, maybe not. I think I may. Why? Because I have a plan, and I offer something that fiverr really doesn't.

    So, whats the plan? How am I different? Without going into a whole lot of drawn out detail my plan is to target my audience to those who really need these services. Developers, marketers, advertisers, writers, etc. My site isn't about BS gigs, it's about useful gigs and safety for the buyers.

    What do I offer that fiverr doesn't (kinda)? Simple. I have what I'm calling "The Grey Market". You can guess whats thats for....accounts, emails, etc. As long as they are created by you and not phished they are all allowed. Whatever you can think of. Actually I would hope a few black hatters would give it a try on my site, you're more than welcome. (No Link, I'm not a spam whore, it's not what I'm here for, but I'll share with those interested if they PM me.)

    I do the standard $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, $100 format. Mainly because some gigs are worth more than $5, and it allows you to sell more of your time or product at a time.

    Truth is I don't really hope to compete with fiverr, just the other clones. I think my site could end up in the top 10-20 of fiverr clones. Given the horrible management most fiverr-like sites have I may end up higher than that since I and my team will be managing this one closely. That's good enough for me.

    For those curious here's what I've got into it:

    $15 - for the script, which I bought off of, you guess it, a fiverr clone site. I have since modified it a bit, mosty for looks. I've also fixed the bugs. It's one of the best clone scripts, no hiverr/biverr junk for my users!

    $10 - Domain name

    $0 for hosting. it's shared with my 20 something other sites. Will go to dedicated as soon as the concept is proven. Things are running faster than fiverr atm.

    $0 for advertising. Mainly because I have not officially launched yet and I have several active Twitter accounts that I use to drive traffic to my sites. Some 8,000 daily visitors with averages of 30,000 page views per day will soon be going there.

    If you've read this far, then maybe you're interested enough to give me some feedback. I'm really not sure how to advertise this site. Like I said above I intend to promote it on twitter, but I'm almost non existent on facebook, youtube, or digg. The SEO on this sites will probably be average at best. There isn't much you can do with the script besides meta data and I don't expect a lot of search engine traffic. I have usually avoided ppc and cpm ads because my free traffic was enough, but I want this to go big so I know I've got to get into them. I plan to spend 100% of all profit into advertising for the next several months, if not longer. Ideas? Suggestions? How would you advertise it if it was your site?
     
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  2. MadeMan

    MadeMan Newbie

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    Well, good luck. I wish that you site make great success! And I think it will :)
     
  3. bloggeroftheweb

    bloggeroftheweb Junior Member

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    great! and your paypal account will get banned soon!
     
  4. navone

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    Good approach though, hoping to be top ten instead of actually competing. Too many people on here are like "If I don't charge a fee, everyone will come here instead!"

    Its like the 6 minute abs guy from Theres something about Mary.
     
  5. playboyyu

    playboyyu Newbie

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    thank you but its useless
     
  6. luckpusher

    luckpusher Newbie

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    You should call your site threebie? :) Good luck with it.
     
  7. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    Is that 8,000 daily visitor figure what you're actually hitting at the moment, or what you hope to achieve?
     
  8. fiendish

    fiendish Newbie

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    You're off to a good start. Keep us updated. Good luck.
     
  9. diirtymoney

    diirtymoney Newbie

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    GET THAT $$$!!!:p
     
  10. mohitjmehta

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    well congrats and best of luck for your journey
     
  11. kPybus

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    What do you mean?
     
  12. mrankin

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    Well, for starters, I'd include your URL somewhere in your post, so that way I could take a look at your site, and may even join. Don't know why you didn't, and it wouldn't have to have been a link, I know hoe to copy and paste : )
     
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    seting up a market place for accounts and such is a good idea,about fiverr clones,i dont think its over saturated for example take a look at zeerk dot com the guy just sold it a few weeks ago for 52k on flippa and i bet it doesnt even get 1/10 of fiverrs traffic
     
  14. kPybus

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    Thank you. You're right, I don't intend to be the next fiverr. I'm happy with people putting their gigs on fiverr and my site too, not just exclusivly with me.

    Trying to make a site like this work off adsense seems stupid to me. No offence to those who are going that route, but thats literally turning down guaranteed money for the hope to making a few bucks....unless getting buyers is nearly impossible for them, then who knows. Seems more like a last ditched attempt to make it work than anything.

    Most people won't go just because "it's not fiverr" but that is a losing attitude full of missed opportunities. Why turn down a new marketplace that no one is dominating yet? Fiverr is old news and making a name for yourself is tough. There's a billion gigs for the same thing, how are you supposed to stand out?

    It's like the old mantra about putting your link everywhere you go. Never miss a chance to market yourself. If you're doing fiverr, flood the clone sites too.
     
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    That's based off of what I'm doing now, scaled up a bit. I'm in the process of increasing my presence on twitter. I expect these numbers in about 2-3 weeks. All tests I've ran confirm these numbers.
     
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    chinmokuyuuki Junior Member

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    I expect that you already know this, but most clone sites do not: Use PayPal Micropayments, thats a $0,30 fee instead of $0,45 on $5.
     
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    Duly noted. I didn't want to break any forum rules on my first post :p

    My site is MultiTaskr

    Keep in mind I have yet to officially launch it yet so you guys will be the first to really see it (minus a link on my personal FB page). Everything is fully functional though, I've had several users join and even had a couple of sales with it just sitting there :)

    If anyone joins from BHW, PM me here and I'll make one of your gigs featured for free. Just tell me your user name and what gig you want featured.
     
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    When are you going to launch it ?
    Well, I just see MoonMan and Kevin Pybus there for now.
     
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    Thank you, I have no problem offering a place for people to post accounts and such. There's plenty of legit and justifiable reasons to need them. I just can't let anybody sell ones they've gotten by illegal means, so anyone who's like "I just phished these" would have to be removed. And yes, I would be quite happy if this was as profitable as zeerk :D But honestly I'm in this for the long haul. I enjoy it.
     
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    You could set up a few gigs that you take care of yourself and users only have to pay with a tweet or facebook share. Something simple like a few PLR articles or whatever that could be automated or done with a simple email attachment. That could help get you an initial boost.