Fiverr Opens a Store Where People Can Hire Female Freelancers

Women are earning more than men on the gig economy platform

March is Women’s History Month, and recognition marking International Women’s Day on the 8th usually highlights past achievements, like when suffragettes fought for the right to vote. Another holiday that falls on the 31st: Equal Pay Day.

The gender pay gap is alive and well in 2020. On average, American women earn just 81% of how much their male counterparts are paid. Iin the gig economy, the gap can be even bigger. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that male independent contractors make anywhere from 21% to 28% more than women.

That’s why it’s surprising that on Fiverr, the gig economy platform that allows workers to set a price and mass-market almost any freelance service, women earn more on average than men.



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