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My ‘Awesome’ Experiment – Fiverr.com

http://blog.lucaslshaffer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/fiverr_post.jpg”>As most you know, I offer a http://www.fiverr.com/users/lucaslshaffer” target=”_blank”>few services at Fiverr.com to experiment with micro-commerce exploration.  My first thought of this service was motivated to do something fun, not make money so I set-up several ‘gigs’.

The idea of Fiverr is novel and the ‘gigs’ that are available now are all $5; no more, no less. They are very unique but mostly involve SEO help, blog posting and social media based marketing ideas (basically Spam).  Some are more original like a $5 doodle of a picture your significant other send OR a Youtube video of some stranger singing the Birthday song to your best friend.  Pretty fun!  (Watch out for copyrights though!)

Well, I recently have been getting ‘gigs’ to help people add there sites to the social bookmarking site for $5 and it was fine.  It only took a few minutes and I even created a lead for http://standandstretch.com” target=”_blank”>Stand And Stretch, my startup Social Media company.  Sweet!

NOW….I finally had a person purchase a fun gig.  I was ready to have some fun.  My unnamed Fiverr client purchased my services to do the following gig.

http://www.fiverr.com/users/lucaslshaffer/gigs/make-you-feel-good-about-yourself-by-texting-you-about-how-awesome-you-are-for-24-hours”>I will make you feel good about yourself by texting you about how awesome YOU are for 24 hours for $5

I was ecstatic!  Finally, my own novel experiment could take place!  So, I accepted and then received my contact number.  I immediately began adding ‘awesomeness’ to some random strangers life.  I loved every second.  I felt like a ego coach!

Over a 24 hour period, I filled a person with the best 140 character lines I could think of.  I didn’t cheat and caste (copy/paste) any of  it.  I did get some good laughs and (some replies!) so I thought I would share them with you here.  I have hidden the AWESOME ‘anonymous’ persons identity!  Thanks ‘whoever’ you are!  😉  My privacy is important so I convey that same privacy to everyone else.

So, here are my ‘awesome’ notes including timestamps (thanks to http://google.com/voice” target=”_blank”>Google Voice).  Enjoy!

  • Me: First, Thank You! Thank you for knowing that you, too, can be happy! Let’s have some fun! 8:40 PM
  • Me: Over the next 24 hours I will give you sunlight in darkness and make you see the brighter side of how awesome you really are! 8:41 PM
  • Fiverr Client: Yayy!! I’m ready! Thanks! 8:58 PM
  • Me: When you enter the room, everyone around you is wanting to know more about you! And they should, you are awesome! 9:12 PM
  • Me: Other people are jealous of you! Take time to notice how great you look today and how everyone wants to be your friend! 11:22 PM
  • Me: YOU! ARE! AWESOME! 11:22 PM
  • Me: Your awesomeness even follows you into your dreams! 😀 GOOD NIGHT AWESOME DREAMER! 11:48 PM
  • Fiverr Client: Night! 😀 11:53 PM
  • Me: Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! 1:00 AM
  • Me: Good morning sunshine! Your day awaits you! Did you know there are people who depend on you to make them smile? Awesome. 7:08 AM
  • Me: You Are Pretty Awesome! Just so ya know! 8:58 AM
  • Me: You give the sun reason to rise in the morning! Enjoy your day because it was meant for you! 8:59 AM
  • Me: How does it feel to be so friggin awesome! 😀 Make sure you smile at people today because they want to know you and it will make their day! 10:55 AM
  • Me: You don’t enjoy eating your lunch….your lunch enjoys being eaten by You! That’s clearly awesome! 🙂 11:06 AM
  • Me: You’re friends are all waiting on your to call them and spread your awesomeness around! Don’t let them wait in aniticpation….call them now! 11:53 AM
  • Me: RE: Your friends are all waiting on your to call them and spread your awesomeness around! Don’t let them wait in anticipation….call them now! 11:53 AM
  • Me: When all else fails, look into the mirror and know that YOU….are awesome and you can do anything you want, at any time. 2:17 PM
  • Me: Quick! Hide! The awesome police are on their way! You’ve be ‘cited’ for being too awesome… punishment? HUGGED TO DEATH! 3:14 PM
  • Me: YOU = AWESOME! 3:50 PM
  • Me: Take your time in doing everything, for if it involves you then it’s important and your end result is always excellence! 4:34 PM
  • Me: AWESOMENESS is not something you are simply given. A series of remarkable actions are done to equate to what you are. You do well at being remarkable. 6:53 PM
  • Me: The sun goes down but you still shine bright! 7:26 PM
  • Me: And for the last awesome message I want to THANK YOU for being awesome and choosing my services to get you through 24 hours! THANKS! 8:22 PM

Pretty “awesome”, right?!   Who’s next…?

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.
  • arsalan

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    What is Gigme5?

    Is a market for both buyers and sellers where a variety of mini jobs (gigs) are offered for the flat rate of just five Dollars.

    Why to Join?

    1. Need fast cash or small tasks getting completed ?
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  • Nice post already, thanks for sharing that

    We also have Loicu.com where you can buy and selling your stuff for $8

    you can do something like “I can… for $8?. Whatever kind of service you can do for other will fill in the blank, whether its taking a picture of a street, installing a WordPress theme, making a video of yourself singing a song, or any thing you can imagine.

    Sellers earn $8 for each completed task…

    http://loicu.com

    Keep up good works