My take on Fiverr.com
by Janne Jääskeläinen
I had heard about the fiverr.com for a some time ago, but I really had no reason to try it out until now. The idea behind Fiverr is simple: People share things they’re willing to do for $5. If you spot something cool you would like to have , just register, put an order in, pay up (via PayPal or with your credit card) and voilá!
I spotted someone who was willing to create a 3D model of something, and I had an Idea: I asked user named tzani to render me a bunch of yellow minerals. My brief was short and simple, and I attached a fast Photoshop mockup with the message. I didn’t have very high hopes because, well, ditching money to a stranger isn’t generally a smart idea.
Within a few days I had a mail waiting for me. My order was complete, and the picture was included.
I. Loved. It.
I mean, I know I didn’t brief the work properly, and I was vague on many aspects. Even so, tzani managed to suck everything that was needed out of those few words, and the rendering was… well, perfect for my needs! Now I have a pretty minerals on my blog. That was 5$ well spent. :)
There is much more to be found in the depths of fiverr. With a short browsing, I found these cool/weird ideas:
- I will do a 15 sec. commercial for you or your business
- I will dance to an entire song of your choice in a hot dog costume
- I will send a handwritten letter to your child from any character you like
- I will drop STUFF From a 40 foot lift and send you the video
- I will make a Myrtle message for you
- I will write a complete 30 page indepth SEO and sem report for your website
- I will make you a funny ninja video