My Five Dollar Experiment

Fiverr

Fiverr is a new site, where individuals can list just about anything (and absolutely nothing) they would be willing to do for $5. This includes some of the following:

  • posing as a professional reference for a job seeker
  • sending postcards/becoming a pen pal from anywhere around the globe
  • getting rid of branded schwag you no longer need
  • offering questionable “adult” services, including sending pictures of ones pedicured feet, steamy voicemail recordings, etc.
  • creative services, such as logo design, photo editing, etc.
  • business services, like advice, micro-consulting (hey, I think I’ve coined a new term), etc.

Like eBay, you have a scored reputation to rank you as a seller/service provider, but how can one rate paying someone $5 to enjoy a $5 foot long or do absolutely nothing at all?

So, as part of an experiment in testing out the service, I thought I’d put up a listing. Here it is:

I will recommend one social media site your small business should be on for $5

Have a small business (deli, salon, boutique, etc.) and want to get into social media? As a small biz owner/employee, you probably don’t have the time to research/learn which sites could reach the optimal amount of potential customers. Send me a brief background on your business, and I write a one paragraph recommendation on one social media site you should be contributing content on to help branding, build buzz, & attract customers.

Overall, Fiverr is a little more desperate than Craigslist, but easier and free relative to eBay since the buyers incur the service fee, and not the sellers. I’ll be sure to document how my first gig goes, but please folks, don’t all come rushing in at once.

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About Chelsea Pearl

Community manager by day, style blogger by night. http://chelseapearl.com
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2 Responses to My Five Dollar Experiment

  1. Pingback: Fiver Cocktail Ring « OMG buy me THIS

  2. Christian says:

    ”Overall, Fiverr is a little more desperate than Craigslist, but easier and free relative to eBay since the buyers incur the service fee, and not the sellers. I’ll be sure to document how my first gig goes, but please folks, don’t all come rushing in at once.” – nice paragraph.
    And yes, fiverr become an amazing way to boost your business. If you’ll want more info from micro job sites world, fiverr included go to :
    http://fiverrway.com/top-20-best-micro-job-sites-december-2010/

    Thank you and Happy New Year!!!

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