When my hubby’s cousin was a young teen, he would always be asking people for projects to do so he could earn a few bucks of spending money.
I admired his desire to earn some extra cash, but I had to chuckle when, after repeatedly being turned down, he said, “If you pay me $5, I’ll go away.”
He really could have used Fiverr.com.
Fiverr.com is site where you can sell and buy services – all for $5.
You can offer up a service (they call them “gigs” on the site) and make $4 in your PayPal account after Fiverr takes their cut, or you can find someone to do something for you for $5.
The identities of both the sellers and buyers are kept anonymous and adult, illegal, copyright protected, violent, nonsense or other improper material on the site is prohibited. The full terms of service spells out exactly how Fiverr.com works.
Here are just a few of the interesting “Gigs” I saw offered on Fiverr.com recently:
- I will sing happy birthday in Chinese to the person of your choice on your behalf for $5.
- I will send anyone a birthday wish postcard from La Crosse WI home of the World’s Largest Six Pack of Beer for $5.
- I will run for one hour through Oakland, CA with your company’s logo or banner on my shirt for $5.
- I will allow you to get mad or angry or rant at me for 30 minutes for $5. (This person is either VERY brave or crazy!)
- I will sing, play and record a short jingle for $5.
Just about everybody has something that they could do for $5. Transcribe something, draw a picture, fix some computer code, fill out postcards… you just have to be a little creative and be willing to put yourself out there.
The site is a lot of fun.. and really makes you think about what you would do for $5 and what you’d be willing to pay $5 for. You’re not going to get rich doing this… but a little extra spending money in your pocket can help a little.
What do you think ? Have you used Fiverr.com? What would you do for $5?
I’d not do much for $5.
But I find this site interesting. Things people would do, sort of “outsourcing” a small task that might otherwise lend itself to hiring out.
Many are nonsense, I don’t know where they draw the line.
This was pretty interesting. I don’t know what I would do for $5 though. I might try some of the services for social networking.
Hi, this is Nicole from vWorker.com (formerly known as Rentacoder.com). Like Fiverr, vWorker provides access to a wide variety of jobs, but the services available at Fiverr could limit success. Consider the following:
1. Paypal seems to be Fiverr’s only payment processor.
2. Fiverr offers no arbitration details tho they suggest internal dispute resolution through a contact form.
vWorker offers unlimited bidding without price restraints of any kind so that you can charge what your work is really worth. It also makes and accepts payments via PayPal, Western Union, Payoneer or snail-mail check. And vWorker offers full arbitration on all projects free of charge plus it additionally publicizes the detailed rules of how arbitrators make their decisions.
If you are serious about earning a real income, Fiverr is definitly not the most appropriate venue.
Taylor Coil says
Oh my gosh… I love this. I’m playing around with this with my roommate when i get home from work… what a fun thing to do!