Fiverr Review

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by Jean

Fiverr is a new site where you can offer or purchase services for $5.00. Fiverr makes money by keeping $1 of every sale. There is no fee to open an account, and no fee for placing an ad.
 
Offering your services is simple. Just fill in the blank.
 

 
S E L L I N G
 
Within 24 hours of placing my ad for photoshop services, I received four job offers.
 
• Job One ~ Create a banner for a website.
This client was easy to work with. He provided a sample, dimensions, favorite colors, and a vision for his end product. I created his banner and allowed for two revisions. He liked both samples, and asked if he could hire me to create an entirely different look for $5.00. I declined, but he contacted me a week later, saying he liked my work the best, and hired me for one more revision.
 
• Job Two ~ Create a button for a website.
It was a little trickier understanding what this client needed. He directed me to two “iffy” websites. One site had multiple pop-up windows, and the other was a blank template. He finally sent me a jpg of what he wanted, which I easily recreated. This is a good time to note that Fiverr is not responsible for any viruses you may download.
 
• Job Three ~ Photoshop a sign.
The client provided one of his real estate listings, asking me to change the business signage. I didn’t feel I could do so believably, so I turned down this offer.
 
• Job Four ~ Create 5 banners.
This client wanted 5 banners in various sizes for her gecko related website. She really expected more than what I was offering, so I turned her down.
 

 
B U Y I N G
 
One year ago, I paid CartoonMe $5.11 to cartoon me, and to be frank, it stunk. (Original post here.)
 
I thought I’d try my luck at Fiverr.
 
I browsed the ads, found an artist, placed my order, and paid through Paypal.

 
The artist’s ad promised completion of work within 4 days. She contacted me immediately and shared that she was extremely busy. Five days after placing my order, she claimed her Paypal account was frozen, and canceled my job.
 
My second artist offered to transform me into a Spongebob character. One day later, well under the deadline date, Beck sent me this work of art.
 

 
I love it!
 
If you want to hire Beck, click here. For all the ins and outs of Fiverr, check out their website here.
 
• Can you see yourself using Fiverr?
• Can you see yourself as a Spongebob character?

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44 Responses to "Fiverr Review"

  1. I love it too Jean! That is great. That Fiver seems like a really cool site. You always have the neatest things to share with us. Really…just a plethora of online web info you are! 🙂

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Ha, thanks Sherri!
    I just get so curious, and want to know what the deal is with some of these sites. I’m really pleased with Beck’s work. Now Natalie wants one of herself. 😀

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  2. It’s Jean under the sea!!! Ha ha ha!

    🙂 That is so tremendously awesome! Big props to him. Fiverr what a concept. I agree with Sherri, you find the coolest stuff!!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Angelia – I need a pineapple! LOL!
    Thank you. I think the artist did a great job.
    Now I’m finding there are other sites like Fiverr where you can earn $10 up to $100 per job.

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    Christian Reply:

    Yes, you have right, take a look here:

    1. http://fiverr.com ($5 only) Israel
    2. http://tenbux.com ($5 or $10)
    3. http://tenyt.com ($10 only) India
    4. http://gigbucks.com (between $5 and $100)
    5. http://needly.com (no limit) Usa

    and last update about

    6.http://dealerr.com

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  3. I love your SpongeJean cartoon! I would like to have a SpongeTammy cartoon made. My son and husband love SpongeBob. We had a lot of fun with the site that let you Simpsonize yourself.

    Kudos to you for your inquisitive nature to seek out sites like Fiverr and share it with us!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Tammy, I think for five bucks, you can’t go wrong. My oldest daughter got “sponged” this morning, and now hubby wants a turn. LOL!
    Thanks so much!
    Do you have the link to Simpsonize myself?

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    Tammy Reply:

    Jean, here is the link http://bit.ly/FanNN, but it isn’t working. 🙁
    Check back later to see if it BK gets it going again.

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  4. That’s cute — very SpongeBob-ish!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Thank you, Dennis! I was really happy with the results. Now I’m turning the whole family into sponges.

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  5. This is great! What fun experiences and it’s nice that you can turn down jobs too. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Thank you! It did turn out to be fun.
    Yes, you have 24 hours to accept or decline a job.

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  6. thanks for checking this out for us jean! 🙂 good post.

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Thank you, Lynn! 😀

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    Lynn Reply:

    i’m going back to take a second look at that fiver site today!

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  7. I also love your cartoon. 🙂 I smiled right away. I am fascinated by all of this information. I tend to stick with what I know…barely. lol You always venture out. 🙂 Thanks for that. 🙂 Have fun.

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    I think it is so darling, Luisa! Thanks!
    I ordered one for my oldest daughter, and it arrived this morning. So cute! Now hubby wants one. LOL!
    I do like to venture out and test the waters. Thank you for the compliments!

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    Doraz Reply:

    You deserve them all and much more. Thanks for what you do. 🙂

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  8. LOL! It’s kind of like if Mrs. Puff and Spongebob had a (really cute) illegitimate child!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    LOL, Kristin! It does have that Mrs. Puff-ish look! You would be a sea-vixen. 😀

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  9. Hmm … that’s pretty nifty. Do you think the <$4 was worth your time?

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Hi Amanda. No, I don’t think those fiverr jobs were worth my time, but I put some other (less intensive) jobs up that I wouldn’t mind doing for that rate. We’ll see if I get any bites.

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  10. Really cool service…and that Spongebob cartoon ROCKS. I would be patrick star. I do a KILLER Patrick Star vocal impersonation. it sounds a little like a tranny, but it’s really good.

    where in the Bay Area did you grow up?

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Gigi, I impersonate Patrick too! Oh my gosh, I’m going to try to imbed my youtube video here. If not, you’ll have to check it out over there (but don’t read those 13 or so comments that say I suck).
    I want to hear your impersonation!
    I grew up in Rodeo, moved to Reno for 6 years, then to Pinole, Vacaville and Vallejo before leaving CA.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWLOuj5jDtA&hl=en_US&fs=1?rel=0]

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Maybe those commenters are right!

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    Doraz Reply:

    YOU GO… 🙂

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  11. Leave it to you.. you find THE best stuff on the internet!!

    Will I use it? I don’t know.. I think my particular talents would violate their rules or something.. (now get your mind out of the gutter!! LOL!! I’m not THAT bad!!) .. but may find something I’d be willing to cough up five bucks for..

    And no.. I’m allergic to SpongeBob!!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Leese, you might find some loophole to market your skills over there. 😛
    Ok, no Spongebob for you. Tell me if you find something worthy of 5 bucks.

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  12. I don’t know if I will ever use it, but it’s sure great to know about. I never know what I am going to find on your site. It is a ball to visit!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Thank you, Kristen! I am still drooling over your shrimp & bacon carbonara!!

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  13. yes, I like your post, I just inserted ”fiverr” in google and found a lot of posts about it but yours is natural and interesting..

    well, fiverr.com is an amazing way to do things, I use to promote people and sites on fiverr.com and found a lot of fun and pleasure to work with clients.

    want to share an European similar site, is new and looks similar

    thx for your refreshing post

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Hi Christian. So nice to meet you! Thank you for your visit. Your website covers great points for making the most of fiverr. Thank you for sharing the video as well.

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    Christian Reply:

    no, Jean, thank you for make me feel comfortable, you have no idea what I so on other sites .. lol .. or you know already.. why womans put soul and some kind of ingenuous and spontaneous good feeling on a web page and most mens are afraid to show?? rhetoric question I believe, never mind…

    I will come back to your page.

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  14. Haha! This is awesome. I’ve used Fiverr a couple of times (once to great success and the other was eh, but I figure you take your chances with $5).

    The Spongebob character? To die for. I need one. Now.

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Go, Leslie! Get ’em while they’re hot! Can’t wait to see you in all your sponginess. 🙂

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  15. amazing you..

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  17. that sounds really cool

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Good morning, Artswebshow. Thank you for stopping by today.

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  18. I have to say that I am going to have to try fiverr. Just from reading your post, I am curious. Thanks for sharing the info!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Thank you, Dev!
    Your Scentsy store is so cute! I’m going to have to get back over there when I have a little more time & money.

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  19. Hi Jean….Hope all is well. Have fun today. 🙂

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Thank you, Luisa! I’ve been keeping busy with work, but have the wheels turning on a few new blog posts.
    I hope you’re doing well too!

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  20. I too have had fun with fiverr. Thanks for the interesting article!

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