What would you do for $5
Like any normal person,always looking for a good deal and/or a way to make a little extra cash. Well, I found a website that offers both, yes both, called Fiverr.
This jewel of a website allows anyone to offer just about any service you can imagine for a flat rate of $5! For the price of a hoagie, you can have a human-resources professional redesign your resume. This is especially helpful for all you unemployed and/or underemployed. By the way, I paid $5 to a budding personal trainer to design a personalized 6-week training program to work off that hoagie. There are more than 50,000 freelancers offering everything from custom love poems to 5 am wake up calls. There is even a guy (actually multiple people) who offer to sing happy birthday to anyone in a hotdog costume! And someone actually paid him $5. How do I know this? Because my loving brother actually paid for the guy’s services as my birthday gift. It was the perfect gift for me. I didn’t mind that this was all my brother gave, because it was just so funny. (And I still can’t believe that guy got five dollars from my brother … you know what, I bet he has made a fortune.)
So this had me thinking, what services can I offer? I have a cell phone, I typically stay up late, why not give wake-up calls. What hobbies do I have? I can show someone how to crotchet or how to poach the perfect egg. Or maybe someone will pay me to tell them a joke. If the hotdog guy can do it, so can I. In this new era of the “micro entrepreneur”, I’ve decided to join the game and make a little cash off my hobbies. How about you? Maybe you’re a plumber who can offer tips on how to fix a toilet to someone in California. Maybe you can give a 30 minute software lesson. Maybe you can give people advice on music. Maybe you can do the Cabbage Patch to opera. The ideas are limitless. Plus, if you’re good, I bet you can repeat clients and/or develop this into some kind of consulting work.
UPDATE: I told 3 corny jokes and made $5 dollars. Time: 3 minutes of my life. Right now, an 8 pound turkey breast is on sale at Target for 89 cents a pound = $7.12. For $2.12, I have fed myself for the week. I am definitely going to find other ways to make $5, what will you do?