A couple of weeks ago, I found myself caught up in the hype and publicity surrounding Fiverr.com. I jumped in, feet first, gave it a test drive and made a few bucks. Not bad really for just a few minutes work.
The registration is free and they do charge a small commission on each sell you make. However, I do want to point out some bugs I don’t believe were very well thought out and as a result, the seller is placed at risk of not getting paid if a buyer marks the order as undelivered. It’s also very easy to set up multiple accounts and vote up your own work. This has me questioning just how much attention or recognition my real work and effort would get.
Now, that being said, there are two sides to ever coin. First there are the Sellers, perhaps people like you who are looking to make a little jack selling tidbits of talent and there are Buyers. Buyers are mostly people looking to outsource work they can’t do or don’t have time to do.
What I have learned from the experience and through further research and experimentation is this…
Fiverr.com is a great site if you are a BUYER! As an affiliate marketer or blogger, you can find some great deals on graphics, social media campaigns, advertising and more.
As a SELLER, If your work and time is worth more then $5 – I wouldn’t exactly give it a glowing recommendation.
If your work is worth more, you might want to check out JustaFive.com.
JustaFive is another mini job site that allows you to post jobs at three different price points – $5, $10 and $20.
With JustaFive, I think you get the best of both BUYER and SELLER worlds.
For starters, it’s a better platform where you can offer different jobs on varied levels. Personally, there are some things I’m willing to do for $5 but then there are some I would not touch for less then $20.
As an added bonus, JustaFive offers a referral/affilate program where you can earn 5% from your referred friends purchases AND/OR sales! Here’s my referral link if you want to check it out. Check it out and let me know what you think!
All that said, there are many Fiverr clones running like tenbux, gigbucks, taskarmy and more and if you would like to join multiple sites, that’s entirely up to you. I simply don’t have time to invest in maintaining so many profiles so I’m going to stick with Fiverr and JustaFive. Fiverr for buying and JustaFive for buying and selling.
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