750,000 is the number of unique gigs at fiverr.com. 15 million is how much money they have raised in a second round of funding, raising investments in an unique web service company for a total of USD20 million.

The funding was split between two venture capital firms: Acell  Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. This puts fiverr.com in with the rarefied atmosphere joining the ranks of Internet-based disruptive consumer businesses such as Skype, Yelp, LinkedIn and Dropbox.

The company’s blog is of course understandably proud of itself. And they are committing to use the new funding for better support. Let’s hope this is true. Fiverr.com is not yet even two years on the radar. I joined them at their half-life. Initially, I was quite thrilled and what you might say was a cheerleader.

Notice the operative word there, was. Here is hoping they take a few of their dollars and comb through what is being said in the LinkedIn special-interest group (SIG) officially supported by Fiverr.

Better yet, let me save you some money Fiverr, I will give you some starting points:
You are overfocused on protecting the buyer. Some of them are being abusive of the sellers. Sellers such as myself included in the offer Terms of Service. The first two words in my gig offering are: *Inquire First*. The ones I find most abusive do not follow the first two words in my gig offer. Instead, they come blasting in with demands of how many words I must deliver and often demanding inclusion of graphics. This is without regard to my expertise, or more precisely, my lack of expertise on the topic they seek. That is why the first two words are: *Inquire First*.
I write on technical topics. Being a geek and first learning how to program a mainframe in 1965, I’m pretty up on a variety of technical topics. This does not make me a minor god on anything and everything technical.
Why am I being penalized with either spending a lot of time negotiating a mutual withdrawal or worse being ignored by a buyer I could never serve in the first place only to have them cancel the gig after being late and then leaving negative feedback.

Fiverr.com all you have to do is scan through your official LinkedIn SIG. The regular fiverrs that support you are asking for a button to accept or reject a gig order. This would prevent such abuse.
Clarify your Terms of Service. Fiverr.com, you need to thank your employee that runs the LinkedIn SIG. I haven’t sued anybody in over 30 years. I was looking up lawyers to sue you.
My first gig with you to write technical articles has seen over 100 gigs successfully completed, and a huge majority are repeat clients. Following your Terms of Service I have an unique picture there. It is my face. The exact same digital file used at LinkedIn, Google and elsewhere.
When I get a minor update on my gig it was rejected by your staff. Repeat inquiries to your customer service yielded the same answer. The picture is unacceptable, no explanation. Only by intervention of your LinkedIn moderator stopped a lawsuit for calling me ugly.
She called your hounds off my back and explained to me what you really want is a higher resolution picture. Yet all you express is a maximum resolution. I’m not so egotistical as to have that high resolution version of me sitting as wallpaper. I have to go into the archives to get the original digital file so I can meet these unspecified demands.
On a related note, I have suspended a gig for the same vague TOS. I was running one about getting legitimate and unique press releases up on real news agencies. Updating that, the unique picture that was there all along, got the gig rejected because the claim is it violates your TOS by revealing a website name.
Fiverr folks. Since when does .COM reveal anything besides not .COM? That is all the unique graphic contained… DOT COM.
I have a couple other gripes, and they are minor in comparison. Quick customer service response is not as important as rapidly turning out repeatedly, the same nonanswer answer.