This past week I was introduced, by a business owner who I have worked with in the past, to a website called Fiverr.com®. Fiverr.com®, bills itself as being the world’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5. You can get a logo designed, your Google+ listing optimized, even get a custom rap written for your product. It really is a website that is a destination of it’s own.
So after hearing about it and for $5 I figured that I had nothing to lose and acted on two offers. Let me share my experience. I will start by saying that both offers that I acted on were low risk and had a very high potential to give me more in value than the $5 that I paid. The first gave me a high level approach and script for making prospecting calls. The second completed and optimized my Google+ business page. Both were activities that I have been putting off for one reason or another and so at the very least, paying $5 each got me started. This alone was well worth $5 maybe even $10! Within hours of placing my order and making a payment with PayPal®, I heard back from both providers with what I imagine were form templates asking for some basic information. After providing the requested information through the Fiverr.com® interface I had to wait no more than 48 hours before the final projects were returned completed for my approval. Like providing the information, the project delivery was handled through the Fiverr.com® interface as was the request for feedback and the ability to ask for revisions.
How do they do it for $5? As I expected the $5 offer is a promotional sample. One offer gave me the option to upgrade my order, although with absolutely no hassle, at the time of the original order placement. The second provider asked, after completing the project, if I would like to be contacted about additional services. Honestly, I am glad that this is the way it worked. This is a great way for some types of businesses to give the equivalent of free samples. Based on these two projects, I plan on using Fiverr.com® again.
On a related note, my wedding anniversary is coming up, maybe this year I will order a personalized Duck Dynasty impersonator video message for my wife as an extra special gift. On Fiverr.com® you can get those too.
Neither I, nor my business The Shared Finance Center (www.TheSharedFinanceCenter.com) has any financial or business relationship with Fiverr.com®.