Users can post services that they are talented at for free. Tasks performed range from funny and bizarre such as the burning of a small effigy of the buyer's enemy, to practical tasks like checking for errors on a personal website.
The website was created to facilitate offering small tasks that would be too menial to solicite a contractor for.
Fiverr chose to omit price negotiation from the site to keep transactions simple. It was determined that $5 would be the optimum price.
The founders of Fiverr realized that 9 to 5 was no longer the obvious career choice for everyone. In a world where working with freelancers;
It was also clear that while most people have skills others can benefit from, people did not have a place to monetize those skills. This led to the creation of Fiverr. The website was launched on February 2010 and a year after it is hosting more than 500,000 gigs.