I Will Make Money Online For You For Only $5

Wouldn’t that be nice? I’m sure it would be, because this is probably the only gig (tasks) that I have not found on this marketplace called Fiverr. While reading “100 best money moves you can make” today on CNNMoney, I saw this headline – “Best way to get cheap stuff”. This was about Fiverr, a marketplace where essentially you can buy or sell any tasks for nothing more, nothing less than $5. Being mentioned on CNN makes me believe that the marketplace is legit and reliable. So I head over there.

What Is Fiverr?

As I said, Fiverr is a marketplace where anyone can buy or sell “gigs” for a fixed price of $5. Gigs are tasks which can be from designing banners, logos, websites to reading the palm of your hand and predict your future. Fiverr gets to keep $1 for every gig that is sold.

What Can You Buy On Fiverr?

Ah! This is where the title of this post came about. Lots and lots of just about anything. And when I say anything, I mean it. Here are some interesting gigs I found.

Who needs SponsoredTweets? This guy will charge only $0,03 per Tweet. And he has over 10K followers. Isn’t that tempting? 150 Tweets for a measly $5?

fiverr commentsIs your blog feeling lonely? Worry no longer, this guy will post 40 high quality comments on your blog for only $5. Plus you get to have an added bonus 🙂

fiverr leadsNow this guy, I do not like very much. Why? Because he seriously threatening many poeple I know and put the out of business. The nerve. I don’t even know how he intends to do that. Careful guys, there are also things like this.

fiverr jealousHow about this? Huh! Like it? Want to make someone jealous 😉

Now, this is good. There must be a catch somewhere? Can you virtually guess?

And just for the fun, I hired someone today to design a logo for me. I have not yet received my order but I already did get a feedback from the provider saying that the work is in progress. Can’t wait to see how it goes. If it turns out to be great, I will never buy anything, anywhere, anymore, before checking it out on Fiverr first, lol.

Can You Make Money With Fiverr?

Definitely. Think of something that you can execute well and effortlessly. Put it up for sale over there and see those gigs coming in. Remember, you have to be creative and offer something that people will want to hire you to do. Complete the job and get paid without risk as Fiverr charges the buyer upfront. Also, there is no minimum threshold for payouts so you can either use your money to buy gigs or cash out via PayPal.

I think it is a brilliant idea from the creators of the website. What do you think? What would you do for $5?

DiTesco

+DiTesco is a Business and Inbound Marketing Consultant, and founder of iBlogzone.com. iBlogzone's main objective is to help startups and small business owners achieve success in their online ventures. | More About Me and my Consulting Services.

34 thoughts on “I Will Make Money Online For You For Only $5

  • July 18, 2010 at 5:07 am
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    I think that it is an awesome idea, though I’m not sure what service I can offer for $5, especially since the internet is so crowded. Some of the “services” are funny and entertaining though.

    • July 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm
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      Hi Victor. Welcome to my blog. I agree that there are many services out there already and to find one that stands out can be complicated. Now, just imagine if you do find one that is cheap ($5) and many will be willing to do it. It can go viral :). It can be a good form to earn some extra income.

  • July 18, 2010 at 5:22 am
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    I think I could probably offer my opinion for $5 … but only as long as I can use my handy dandy opinion-bot. No money back guarantees, though. 🙂

    • July 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm
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      Hi Mark. Give it a try. As long as there are people willing to do just about anything for $5, I am sure that there will be someone who will want to pay you for your services 😉

      • July 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm
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        It shocks me what people will pay for, just as much as it shocks me what they will not pay for. Just between us, consumers are not always as savvy as they pretend to be. Shhh. Keep it on the down-low. LOL

  • July 18, 2010 at 5:23 am
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    Inflation? BS … Not today! RT @ditesco: I Will Make Money Online For You For Only $5 http://bit.ly/cwA87V

    • July 18, 2010 at 12:08 pm
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      Not sure abt the message, but tks for the RT.

  • July 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm
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    I have to admit that I don’t get it. Seems kind of frivolous and, well, weird to me. My mind can’t get around it; I think the only one who could really make money is the website.

    • July 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm
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      Hi there Mitch. Hehe, that’s one point of view and one that I certainly agree that the website is certainly making “a lot of money”. Curiously, it is a very active marketplace and I have heard that there are actually people earning by the thousands. One thing’s for sure, it is nowhere close to those services being offered above 🙂

  • July 19, 2010 at 8:08 am
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    Can’t wait to check out your logo, DiTesco. 🙂 Now I must compliment the person who setup Fiverr is quite smart. Kind of like a Flea market, sometimes the things you found may surprise you.

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker

    • July 19, 2010 at 10:20 am
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      Hi Ching. Haha, that is exactly what I was missing out here, this is kinda the “Internet Flea Market”. I went over there yesterday to look for more and I got impressed with some creativeness.

      As for my logo, I got it. The provider made it really very fast but unfortunately it was not what I was looking for. I have requested for a review and we’ll see how it goes. Thanks for dropping by, always a pleasure to see you here.

      • July 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm
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        I’m with you – if you can get a usable logo for $5, then Fiverr has real promise. As for the rest, I have to agree with Mitch – but really, it just depresses me. We’ve talked about this. I’m thinking of learning a trade. Bricklaying, maybe.

        • July 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm
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          Haha, bricklaying is a rush. Not sure if that is worth $5 a pop. Or is that brick by brick 🙂 As for our previous discussion about the subject matter, I know that it is depressing, but then again, quality is what concerns me here and I am yet to find out about the logo (see response to Ching).

  • July 19, 2010 at 9:05 am
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    Hi DiTesco, I must admit when I was reading this I wasn’t sure if you thought it was a good idea or if you were making fun of it. 🙂

    Well this site is news to me and good for them that the were featured on CNNMoney. I’m curious so I think I’ll take a look at it. Thanks.

    • July 19, 2010 at 10:24 am
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      Hi Ileane. To be honest me neither. Not so sure in the beginning if I liked it or was going to make fun of it. Maybe both, but make fun and rather have fun 😉 The concept is quite good actually and as Ching pointed it out so well, it is sort of an “Internet Flea Market”. They were featured on CNNMoney, hence why it sparked my curiosity. If you head over there, tell me what you enjoyed most. Thinking of hiring someone for a service? Let me know and I might give you a discount, lol

  • July 20, 2010 at 1:43 am
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    I would warn people against using the guy who leaves comments and promises to click on one of your ads. If Google was to find out that you were paying someone to click on your ads they would yank your adsense membership so fast you wouldn’t know what hit you.

    As for the others, some of those are pretty cool. Now all I have to work out is what I have to offer. 😉

    • July 20, 2010 at 10:46 am
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      Ooppps. I was thinking about that on the fun side and not what you just brought up. That is really extremely important as Mr. G does not like this kinda stuff. Anyway, for now I think it can go as “fun” because the guy is not really being specific 😉

  • July 20, 2010 at 6:22 am
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    Service seems to be promising 🙂 at $5. Heading over there.

  • July 20, 2010 at 10:23 am
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    Hi DiTesco, you create a new logo because a comment on your interview on my blog? This is really cool, how a comment can influence a blogger 😀

    • July 20, 2010 at 10:48 am
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      Latief, you got me there. One of the things that we as bloggers always say is to LISTEN to our readers and to our community. @Kimi has spoken and DiTesco is listening, haha. It won’t hurt if we can have the best of both worlds, i.e., she liking my logo to be and me too 🙂 You are right, comments can command influence, but the blogger must listen.

  • July 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm
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    I’ll certainly check this out. I wonder if they have a ‘no return, no exchange’ clause. What if the product, e.g. logo, is not up to my expectations? You get what you pay ($5) for?

    • July 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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      James, only time will tell if you do get what you paid for. I guess it really depends on what you want done. Also there are reliable people in there that stands out. Just have to look for them. Return policy and customer satisfaction is more between the buyer and the seller, unless of course you can clearly prove that you were ripped off. Ultimately, I think that this is where the risks comes in. If you are willing to pay for a service that clearly is worth more than $5, then you must also be willing to take the risk of not being satisfied.

      I already received my logo and it was not what I was expecting. So I wrote to the provider and requested for another attempt. She, is more than willing to do it. So I’m still waiting.

  • July 20, 2010 at 8:25 pm
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    As I was reading this post I kept waiting for the punch line. Apparently, there isn’t one. I’m heading over to Fiverr to see for myself exactly what I can buy for $5 and keep an open mind as to ideas I can sell as well.

    • July 21, 2010 at 12:12 am
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      Hi Shirley. That’s interesting because I have not even thought that “someone” would think that there was going to be one, a punch line that is. I hope you find something there of interest and remember that just like anything else online there are those “who do” and those “who don’t”. Welcome to my blog and thanks for dropping by. Hope to see more from you here in the future

  • July 23, 2010 at 1:23 am
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    Hello DiTesco,
    I’m curious was the logo okay? Was it delivered as promised? I’ve been amiss in posting new articles and my blog’s rank is dropping. Can you post some pointers on how to maintain google page rank without so much tedious effort..lol…is that possible. as ever, thanks for a very informative post.

    • July 23, 2010 at 1:37 am
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      Hi Jena. It is so good to see you here. I hope all is well with you. As for the logo, I can’t say that I liked it. It was delivered as promised and on time, but unfortunately it is still not what I am looking for. I’m somewhat picky so I can’t blame the provider. As for pointers on how to maintain PR without posting, that’s not a problem. You won’t loose it (I think), unless you start doing some “blackhat seo” 🙂 I am still not aware of people loosing PR because of posting frequency, so you should be OK 😉 What you are going to loose is traffic and Alexa rank.

  • July 23, 2010 at 2:34 am
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    This is one innovative way of advertising your services. Maybe at the start, you could say “I will blah blah for you for $5”, but if the costumer liked the service, it can be a regular gig. Thanks for sharing

  • July 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm
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    What a great concept…why didn’t I think of it? 😉

    I did check out Fiverr and you are right. I can’t believe what people are selling over there. It never ceases to amaze me how some people can be so creative.

    Guess I’ll put on my thinking cap and see if I can come up with something unique to offer on there. Could be a cool new income stream. 😉

    • July 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm
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      Hi Robert. Yeah, there are people who are really creative and some of those guys over there are legit and reliable. If you ever need some help in writing articles, check those guys out. They are good and charge very little. Leverage the income vs cost and you’ll see what I mean 😉

  • October 23, 2010 at 1:05 am
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    Just wanted to say thanks for sharing this site with us. I think it is a great idea. Getting some work done for $5 and making $5 doing a little work. I’m heading over there right now.

    * On a side note I really like the layout and design of your website! I looks very nice!

  • May 7, 2011 at 12:25 am
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    Here’s an update about Fiverr. This is one of my favorite websites!

    Someone just fixed my website for $5

    I was having problems with the widgets showing at the bottom of the page. And someone fixed it in a few minutes.

    What a great website.

  • October 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm
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    Hm. Interesting concept. I bet you can sure earn a lot faster than with Amazon mTurk.

    By the way, you should definitely add a subscribe by email button. (Since you’re listening to your readers and all! Lol. )

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