They are popping up everywhere on the Internet. People are willing to do all kinds of tasks for a certain amount of money -whether is by $5, $10, $20….or even $100. Some will offer writing services, SEO services, website design, advertising and more. Others do silly things like dance around in a hot dog suit, sing happy birthday Marilyn Monroe style or tell someone off for you. With many out of work during this slow economy, many people need to make a few dollars-no matter what the task may be.
Most of these “gig” websites are free to join and its easy to post your task. Just by filling out a few blanks in the form and describing your task and experience-you can have your one man business up in just minutes. Sooner than you know it, orders will begin filling up in your inbox. Some will be asking for more information, while others are ready to join in and order your services. There are a few popular websites where you can sign up and add your gig(s). Before you know it, you will have some extra spending cash.
The first “gig website,” is the popular Fiverr.com. Recently they were mentioned in Woman’s Day magazine and have been mentioned in a variety of forums across the web. The process is very simple. You register for an account (make sure you have a Paypal address to get paid-That’s free too.), and then list your gig and the number of days you can complete it. Once you have an order, you then correspond with the buyer, then submit your work when it’s completed. The buyer can leave feedback or ask any other questions that is necessary. Then your work is marked as completed, you get paid-while Fiverr takes $1…so really you are getting paid $4 for your gigs. The only down-fall of Fiverr is that you have to wait 2 weeks before you can withdraw your funds.
A second gig website is called Zeerk.com. At this particular gig website, there is no holding period for you to receive your funds. It still has the basic set-up as Fiverr. You register, list your gigs, and before you know it-you are in business. While Fiverr takes $1 from you, Zeerk has a commission table set up to explain their fees. If you make $5 at Zeerk, they receive $0.50. When you sell a $10 gig, Zeerk receives $2. You can see more of their commission table at their website.
While both of the above gig websites charge commissions or fees, there is one known gig website that does not take any commission from the sellers. This website is known as Gighour.com. The only fees that are deducted are the ones that Paypal takes. You may create gigs at this website that are worth $3, $5, $7 and $10. You simply register on the website, create your gigs and then wait for buyers to purchase them.
As more gig websites begin to pop up across the Internet, the competition is surely to get a bit fierce. Many may decide to cut down on their fees or not charge them at all. Other websites will increase the amount that the gigs may be sold for. For those looking for extra cash, this could be a “quick fix” for the time being, or perhaps an n entrepreneur may decide to create a mini business out of them as well by posting them on a website or blog. While you may not get rich off of these websites, it sure is an easy and simple way to get paid for services that you have a talent in-or would just like to entertain people with.