THE past weekend I was surfing the web and I found a website that I believe to be absolutely brilliant! The website can be found at www.fiverr.com and is worth a visit.
When you visit Fiverr.com you will find a large number of services that people are willing to provide for $5. At today’s conversion rate it is about R36 per service. You will be excused if you think that the services that are offered for R36 must be of a poor quality or just stupid, but I must tell you that you will be amazed.
You can have your company logo designed, get a third rending done, you can get a website set up, you can get your CV reviewed and corrected to the latest trends and you can even get a voice-over artist to record an advert for you. There are hundreds of services available and most of the people who list services on Fiverr.com are professionals who just like to build a portfolio or even do it just for fun. I listed three services during the weekend just to see if people are actually making use of the service and I got seven orders in the first four days. Granted, it was not loads of money, but I believe if you are between jobs or you have loads of free time and you would like to make a little bit of money on the side this could be the one for you.
The one lady on the website told me that she reviews resumés on a full-time basis just from Fiverr.com. She says she reviews about 80 to 90 per week. She is earning more than R9 000 per month just by providing a simple service.
This website can be great if you want to start your own business by just providing services. Keep the service simple and you will make loads of money. Take a look and see what is on offer and then think what you can offer.