Thursday, February 17, 2011
What would you do for five bucks? Try a slice of fiverr!
I sampled a buffet of goodness while I researched James' latest list of delicious thrift-related offerings.
The site I'm completely enjoying lately is fiverr.com/, which is the place for people to share things they're willing to do for $5.
It's an ingenious concept! So simple, so affordable, so wildly entertaining!
Spend a few minutes browsing fiverr.com and you'll see there's a rich layer of innovative people who are willing to do just about anything for a mere five bucks.
Alex will write and record an original song!
Tod will send me a photo of his adorable kitten, Pepper, striking a pose with a message of my choosing!
Ashley will make me a tasteful hair accessory fashioned from a vintage key!
One gentleman will say or sing anything I want through a paper towel role or toilet paper tube.
There's a gal who will break up with your significant other on your behalf, with a guarantee to make them cry.
A very popular offering is from a gal who will write a message of my choice in alphabet spaghetti on toast. Within just a day or two, I'll receive a jpg image of this tasty missive in my email!
It's not all about quirky novelty fluff on fiverr. There are folks who will write a cover letter, proofread your paper, compose a press release, write a jingle. You can buy five bucks' worth of advice on your squash game, your art design, your home staging, your guitar playing.
There were almost 3,000 pages on the site as I was browsing fiverr today. That's a pretty extensive menu.
It makes the head spin.
And it begs the question: what would you do for five dollars?
You'd have to attract quite an audience to convert that Lincoln into a Franklin, but in these questionable economic times, the right idea might provide a palatable income stream.
This fiverr idea definitely provides food for thought.
Posted by Mary at 1:09 PM