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What Would YOU Do For $5? Fiverr.com Asks Everyone

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In the world of quip communication and information abundance, f=”http://Fiverr.com” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Fiverr.com has found a way to maximize your cash.  Users of Fiverr can post services to the world where for a not-to-shabby $5 you can get everything from motivational words, website help and even lyrics to a song.

How exciting is this?  Well, I have been a member for 48 hours and I am already finding interesting things to try and tap into this “quip” commerce arena.  I am merely offering services that I would find interesting and fun.  Find my gigs here: f=”http://www.fiverr.com/users/lucaslshaffer” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>http://www.fiverr.com/users/lucaslshaffer

Choosing to play, errr…make money, is easy.  Set up an account and create a service you think may be worth$5.  Of course, you can create a high value item such as “being a personal assistant for 1 hour” and  “recording a voice-over message for phone service” or you can offer something fun like “sing Happy Birthday in Hebrew to anyone”.  It”s obvious I believe this to be a great idea and will follow this to the fullest.

What do you think about adding $5 jobs to the marketplace?  Can someone make a living off this type of micro-commerce?  I think its a novel addition to the realm of fast communication and as the dust settle this could easily become the niche market for the mundane task we deal with everyday.  I mean, who REALLY wants to take the time to write a resume when some someone would do it for $5.  Get ready for a micro-economic shift.  140 characters last year, 500 pennies today.

What would you do for $5?

Here are some “important” bullet points from Fiverr.com your should know first.

  • You need to be a Registered Fiverr user to sell and buy. Registration is free.
  • Services that are offered by sellers on Fiverr are called “Gigs”.
  • Gig prices are fixed f=”http://www.atoledo.com/”>atoledo at $5.
  • For each of your gigs that was ordered and delivered, your net share is $4.
  • Sellers and buyers identity is anonymous. Do not request or provide emails to users on the site
  • Sellers may not accept payments from Fiverr buyers outside of Fiverr (directly through PayPal or any other service)
  • Posting of adult, illegal, copyright protected, violent, nonsense or other improper material on the site is strictly prohibited
  • Content on the site is moderated. Users posting, messaging or suggesting any of the above prohibited subjects will get their account blocked permanently
  • When buyers order one of your gigs, they will be required to pay for the gig in advance.
  • When a buyer orders one of your gigs, you will be notified and asked to Accept or Reject the order. Rejecting an order should only be used when you will not be able to perform your offering on time. If you are away and cannot handle orders, it is good idea to suspend your gigs from your “My Store” control panel.
  • During your work, you are required to use only Fiverr”s internal mail system to pass material from and to your buyer. Using the Fiverr mail system protects the seller”s and buyer”s privacy. Never ask a buyer to switch to third party email.
  • Purchase of gigs from Fiverr can be done using your PayPal or credit card (credit card purchases are handled by PayPal as well).
  • You can cancel your order at any time until the seller Accepts your order. Once the seller accepts your order you will not be able to cancel it.
  • Sellers have the option to reject an order if they can”t handle it on time. If for any reason your order gets rejected, your $5 will be placed in your Fiverr balance and will be available to you for purchasing other gigs on Fiverr.

About the Author

I am a husband to a beautiful wife named Whitney and Dad to a wonderful baby boy. Yay! :) Damien Augustus Shaffer has come into this world on March 15th 2010. In my professional life, I have accumulated over 4 years utilizing a wide range of technologies to develop software solutions for my current employer. Most of this time was spent learning methodical approaches within different environments to broaden my programming knowledge and project planning abilities. These environments include both open source and Windows based development, mainly Web. I also dabble in Social Media and it applications in today's culture and marketplace. I consider it a hobby but some may say its an obsession. ;) I enjoy it immensely.