Fiverr Confuses Christmas Holiday With April Fools

Your favorite cheap freelancing startup community has jumped on the Mars bandwagon after the successful launch and landing of SpaceX’s rocket by claiming to bring humanity to Mars by 2017

Fiverr announced their interest and dedication to helping bring gigs to Mars today in what they call their ‘Interplanetary Journey’, FiverrRed — only it’s one big, red, and off-kilter joke.

While most of the world celebrated the beginning of Winter, the birth of Jesus or the Norse myth of the Wild Hunt this past week, Fiverr somehow confused it with April Fools by posting on their blog their plan to help bring humans to the red planet Mars by 2017.

From the article:

“FiverrRed is more than just aiding our journey to Mars. It’s about employment opportunities for space-going pioneers once they arrive safely. It’s something we’re calling a “redfield” market. If death and taxes are the two constants here on Earth, consider guaranteed demand for freelance services to be the constant on Mars.”

An image within the article showed various FiverrRed gigs, such as “I will genetically engineer germinating martian seeds for $1.5 Million” and “I will design one ion-thruster engine for interplanetary travel for $1.5 million”.

While it isn’t entirely clear why they thought this would be hilarious, or why they decided to make this a front page story the day before Christmas, it’s apparent that only a few readers actually agreed as the shares and comments numbers were incredibly low.

Keep truckin’, Fiverr — and hope you have a happy New Year!