The gig economy is transforming how we live and work. Obvious examples include Airbnb, a compelling alternative to traditional hotels, and Uber, a ride sharing service much superior to the traditional taxi cab. I am enthusiastic users of both services. Now I have added Fiverr to the list.
A few years ago, I investigated the cost of producing a whiteboard animation video to provide an overview of software we had developed. The cost was prohibitive, in the thousands of dollars for a just few minutes of video.
Yesterday, I logged into Fiverr, an online marketplace that matches clients with professional service providers. I explored its top-rated designers and quickly selected cwiney, who had a 5 Star rating on more than 4,000 reviews. I submitted my specification, a two minute voice over audio and the script as a text file. Then I paid with my credit card.
Twelve hours later, I received the delightful video below — for a total cost of $73.50. The value I received is absolutely extraordinary. View the video and see for yourself!