The Today Show did a recent segment that featured several work from home opportunities such as AC. Another site they mentioned was Fiverr.com. I was intrigued and surfed over to find out more. Wow. It’s pretty impressive.
Fiver.com is a new website that helps freelancers like me (and probably you too) to make money from home… or wherever. Basically, you think of a service you are willing to do for $5.00 and post it. Then hopefully, the work will come flooding in. I can’t give a testimony on personal success on the site, as I recently signed up for it myself, I certainly see the value of Fiverr.com. I believe that this website could be instrumental in helping people grow their business as they can post $5.00 services, people can try them out, and this could lead to higher value jobs and business relationships.
So what will you do for $5.00 that will make people want to take you up on it?
For five dollars, a freelance writer could do the following: Offer to write a $200 word blog post. If you give a list of topics that you are knowledgeable about, you could knock it off in ten minutes. You can proof read a page or several pages for another writer. You can also offer copies of an eBook for $5.00.
For five dollars, a blogger could: Do website reviews for other blogs, and post it in their blog. Post advertisements for websites in the form of multiple links or a graphic button.
For five dollars, a crafter could: Make a personalized necklace or bracelet (from your existing beads and materials).
For five dollars, a housewife could: go grocery shopping for people in her area, pick up kids from school, pick up and deliver dry cleaning.
For five dollars, an artist could: Draw a mini caricature, create personalized birthday cards, or give a quick art lesson.
For five dollars, and administrative person could: Send out hand-written birthday and holiday cards for people, could write personalize Santa notes to children, and send thank you notes. You could create spreadsheets, or answer forwarded phone calls for small business people on their day off. ($5.00 for five messages).
For five dollars, a web savvy person could: Start a twitter page, create a twitter or blog background, a pimp someone’s MySpace. You could make video testimonials for products and post them online, or do a YouTube video discussing a product.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless as to what you can do with fiverr.com. You do have to be careful however to not undersell yourself, giving away valuable services for $5.00. If you do this, you may want to accept new customers only, and anyone who wants to do repeat business would pay your going rate.
As far as I can see, fiverr.com has the same potential eBay had a decade ago. The only real problem I can see with it, is that if may cause a huge influx of people offering more and more for $5.00 bringing down the value of the services. Perhaps they need to add a section where people can offer services for a Ten spot or a Twenty too.