I’m honestly starting to wish I hadn’t overlooked this newbie platform for so long. I’ve just discovered that Legiit allows users to submit site suggestions. Not only that, they do appear to implement suggestions which are either popular or they see merit in.
Here, you can see that Legiit is in the process of adding support for Payoneer. They are also in the process of adding a subscribe feature. Once implemented, buyers will be able to subscribe to services on a weekly or monthly basis. i.e if you need a seller to deliver a new blog post every week, that order will get processed for you automatically without you having to order manually.
Personally, I see subscriptions as a great way to secure future business. However, I also love the fact that I can see what site suggestions are being implemented. It means I can plan ahead in terms of my gig strategy.
i.e. I was not going to add my video services to Legiit, but now I am due to upcoming Payoneer payouts. I may also start offering more content strategy focused on gigs which really are only useful to buyers when buyers buy regularly. (So you can implement your content marketing strategy.)
On to whether Legiit is legit, I stumbled upon the company website of the company Legiit hired to build their platform. They showcase Legiit as an example of their work and also throw in a few interesting details:
- Legiit was apparently set up by a freelancer who wanted to create their own platform
- The original site developers are still actively involved in providing support and adding new features
- Legiits original dev team mention implementing a secure PayPal payment gateway and security features such as allowing the Legiit team to monitor user behavior and (where neccessary) ban users
I find all of this reassuring, as most Fiverr clones are not purposefully built from the ground up or actively maintained. Instead, you usually find that sites are constructed from common Envato/Wordpress templates. The cryptocurrency freelance platform Fivebucks is an example of this. (Very buggy, slow, not very user-friendly etc.)
Given all of the above, I would once again suggest that fellow freelancers give Legiit a shot. Also, I have already noticed a couple of 5r veterans listed on the site.
Edit: Personally, I like this feature. However, if you do plan on using Legiit, be warned that your late and cancelled order stats are publicly visible to buyers.