Pssst…hey you. You wouldn’t happen to have $5 on you, would you? Or better yet, how would you like to make $5 easily? Save money by using this awesome new website we just found:
Fiverr.com. Whether you want to make $5 or spend just $5, Fiverr will help you save money either way. Recently founded by two Israeli entrepreneurs, Fiverr has quickly become the place for people to spend money on outsourcing small tasks, or sell talents and services themselves for just, you guessed it–$5. According to Fiverr’s founders, Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger, Fiverr is intended for two types of people: those who can do a task quickly and just want to make and save money quickly, and on the other side, those who need a task done but don’t want to pay a lot for it.
Either way, it seems to be working out for everyone involved, because Fiverr has become wildly popular in just the few short years it’s been up. While some critics say Fiverr exploits people and devalues certain skill sets to a common denominator, others say Fiverr gives people who only want to do one task a worldwide “well” of money that they can go back to again and again.
Indeed, a brief Internet search turned up real people who are making between $50 and $100 a day using Fiverr, which isn’t bad money.
So how does Fiverr work?
If you’re a freelancer, you just register your name and skills with Fiverr, and wait for someone who will spend money on your skill. Once you’re signed up, all you have to do is put in at the blank space at the top of the page what you’re willing to do for $5. That’s about it. For the employer, you just simply click on the category you’re looking for and see who looks qualified for you to spend money on. Fiverr even has a section for you, called “Request Gigs” where you can advertise the task you have in mind.
A word to the freelancers
If you’re a freelancer, you’d probably have better luck if you took this seriously. Five dollars is only five dollars, but if you bring that mentality to the site, you’re missing the point and you won’t make any money. We’ve noticed that the more popular profiles people are dressed appropriately and seem “business like“. The money you make lies in repeat business, so you want to make a good impression. Write well, spell correctly, and if your profile photo requires it, dress in proper professional attire.