Fiverr Review


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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43 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! 🙂

  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!!

  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!

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

  5. Sunny Wishes She Were Shopping

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

  6. Lynn

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

  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.

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

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

  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?

  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!!

  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!

  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

    • 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.

      • 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.

  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.

  15. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/the-celebrate-blogger-of-june-awards-nomination-announcement/

    please help vote:

    humor
    art/cartoon,
    short stories,
    or food/cooking,

    you gain one vote when you vote for others…

  16. dev

    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!

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

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