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How much does a site like fiverr cost?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by slimen232, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. slimen232

    slimen232 Newbie

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    I want to build a site like fiverr, not a script, something original, and add twists. Allow users to sell.

    How much does a site like fiverr cost?

    And how much hosting/domain will i pay at the beginning?
     
  2. David Cameron

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    Probably...a fiverr? :p

    You'd have to advertise the hell out of it - do you have the budget? It's gonna be a tough slog!
     
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    lol If you have to ask on bhw, you don't have enough money.

    You need a strong backend, customer service people, risk management, payment methods and processors for several different types and countries, a rating system, security for your users, etc etc...

    And then you need marketing.
     
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  4. David Cameron

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    You could achieve this if you had a paper-round - say 500 of them in a week!
     
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    Five dollars !!
     
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    They're a dime a dozen on flippa.
     
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    Just buying the fiver script would be the cheapest way...starting from scratch will take a lot of time, effort, will and $$$$$
     
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    Why on earth would you want to waste your time and money starting a site like fiverr, you are up against some big players with big budgets. You'd need to overcome the hurdle of sellers not listing because of no buyers and buyers not buying because of few sellers. difficult to start sites like this, you'll need to convince new sellers to bother to list and you'll need huge amounts of traffic just to keep them happy, if they don't make sales quickly they'll leave.
     
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    There are many sites like Fiverr, most of them never make it anywhere. You'd need to have some serious $$$ to get it off the ground.
     
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    I'd say the design, engineering, and programming would probably cost ~$100k

    The advertising is what majority of their costs go to.
     
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    The mere fact that the main expense you are concerned about is the domain registration fee and the hosting is quite humorous.
     
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    there's a gig on fiverr:
    will make a website like fiverr for 5$
     
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  13. slimen232

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    What is the expensive part about it besides advertising?
     
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    I wasn't kidding when i said 5$.
     
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    that is a wonderful dream you have there. it is great, unrealistic but also realistic to some. you need to have a lot of cash and I dont think you can do it by yourself. my advice for you that will greatly help you is, "just sleep, and dream again".
     
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    OP it doesn't cost much.
    $5 for coded script
    $5 domain (black friday discount)
    $5 hosting
    $5 for seo
    $5 for social signals
    $5 for PR
    $5 for PR distribution
    $5 for blog content
    $5 for virtual assistant
    $5 to shout out your new site

    Nothing more than a fiver !
     
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    it will consume your time effort and money even they ones that are close to being successfull are falling apart 2 years ago fiverr got funding of $15million i dont know about now,tho. just come to a reasonable sense with those figures it wont work if it dose u will not see immediate success i surgest go for some thing else starting a fiverr like site is like starting a cpa network
     
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    $50,000.00 - cost
    $500,000.00 - for marketing (since u wanna fight with fiverr)

    unless you're newcomer
     
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