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Websites Like Fiverr
What Would You Do for Five Bucks?
Websites like Fiverr answer the question asked as people have been seeking new ways to earn a bit of cash on the side, websites like Fiverr and Biverr have grown in popularity.
Fiverr is a website where you post an activity you are prepared to do for $5. Website visitors may then hire you to do it. Postings can be fun, such as "I will write your name in the sand for $5", or more serious "I will write you an article and post it to three major backlinking sites for $5".
YOU decide what you're prepared to do (keep it clean!) for $5, others will decide if it's worth it!
You Can Buy and Sell Anything for a Fiverr
This is an old saying - and the fiverr site certainly proves it. So why not have a go... after all, you've nothing to lose!
The concept of fiverr's really proving popular and there are a lot more websites like fiverr out there, so here's a list of websites like fiverr - except that some of them are different. There's one where the rate is $50 and another $20.
If you want to look at ways to make fast money easily, these sites might be able to get you sorted out!
How Do Sites Like Fiverr Work?
People post up their service and the price - once somebody wants that service they contact the provider and the job's done. The buyer pays the website, through Paypal. Paypal has a micro-payments system, that the site owner sets up, that automatically splits the incoming money between the site owner and the service provider.
The site owner gets the fees immediately. The service provider gets paid either immediately, or the money goes into their account. Some sites get Paypal to handle all the payments, so the service provider is paid immediately; some sites will require the service provider to have a minimum amount in their account before they can request a payment.
Start your own website like Fiverr
Make Your Own Website Like Fiverr
In today's economic climate, these websites like fiverr and doing very well - they enable serious businesses and individuals to provide simple services for a fixed fee.
While freelance websites give the hirers the power of choosing, and the workers have to bid and hope they get picked, websites like fiverr put the control into the hands of the workers offering their services for a fixed fee - so there's no negotiation either!
Websites like fiverr are certainly easier for everyday people to understand and join in with, rather than feeling a little scared or unsure about freelance websites.
If you want to set up your own website like fiverr, you'd need the following:
- A domain name and hosting
- A Paypal account (you take a cut of everybody's fees)
- A fiverr clone script.
You can probably hire somebody on a website like fiverr to install the script for you too if you've never done anything like that before! Or, use any freelance website to find somebody to do this (probably for $10-50 or so).
For the payments side of things, Paypal set up their micro-payment system in 2010, enabling payments to come in and be split instantly to two separate Paypal accounts. It's the Paypal micro-payments system that's used, so nothing difficult there.
Fiverr Clone Script Options
- You can buy a fully functioning (and fully supported) copy of the fiverr clone script, the script costs about $50.
- You can buy Biverr, which is an enhanced Fiverr clone script, at a cost of about $500.
Buy a Ready Built Fiverr Clone Website
There are also some people selling the fiverr clone script ready-installed, through ebay and similar sites.
- Pricerr, Like Fiverr
The most easy to use micro job script and theme on the market. Based on Wordpress, you can make money on line in minutes. Turn-key. SEO Ready. Free Demo. Pricerr is like Fiverr
Websites Like Fiverr:
With Gigbucks, you receive an email when somebody wants to use your services. You accept/decline the job. You can set your gig prices at $5, $10, $15, $20, $25. Gig Bucks deduct 18-20% from the fee as their payment. Funds are available for withdrawal 10 days after you've done the work. Payment is by PayPal, $3 minimum. Website: http://www.gigbucks.com
My NT Market - Now Geniuzz
MyNTmarket is now called Geniuzz and is a Spanish site, written in Spanish and using the Euro currency. I have no idea therefore of their fees/terms :) Website: https://www.geniuzz.com/
This is a more respectable marketplace for selling your services, which you can price at $19, $49 or $99. It mostly targets website tasks and IT functions - so perfect for any IT graduates or students who want to make a little extra.... or entrepreneurs who want affordable technical tasks doing. There are some samples given further up this page, in an rss feed showing the latest tasks posted. Website: http://www.taskarmy.com
Similar to the other websites like fiverr, this microjobs and freelancing site is just like the others, but there are no fees for $2 and $5 gigs - so it's a great way to get started. You receive an email and have 72 hours to accept/decline the work. You can withdraw the funds on the same day your money's paid to you. Website: http://zeerk.com/
More Sites Like Fiverr:
In addition to the above, here's a list of websites to check out that I've not got the time right now to investigate further:
- Taskrabbit.co.uk and Taskrabbit.com
- Hubwit.com - buy and sell services for $4.99
Sites Like Fiverr That Have Closed
Sites close down for a lot of reasons, mostly that they were not advertised or promoted properly - maybe not enough hours, or not enough in the budget, or they never started with a marketing plan at all and simply expected the site to promote and run itself! All of the sites below used to be active and on the list above, unfortunately, over time, they've made it onto this "Closed Down" list instead.
Below are some sites like Fiverr that have given up:
Fourer (Closed Down)
Fourer used the € (Euro) as its currency. Users could pick prices of 5€, 10€, 15€, 25€, 50€ or 100€. Payment was by PayPal, with a 5€ minimum. Website: http://www.fourer.com (domain dealerr.com also forwarded to fourerr).
Fitty Town (Closed Down)
The price on the Fitty Town website were set to earn you $50, they then deducted a 15% fee for using their service, they take their 15% from the buyer's full fee and pay the hirer the balance ($42.50). Payment was 48 hours after delivering the service. Payment was by PayPal. Website http://www.fittytown.com
Gig Hour (Closed Down)
Gighour was like Fiverr and offered gigs for $3, $5, $7 and $10. Payment iwa by Paypal. Website: http://gighour.com/
GiG For 5 (Closed Down)
Service prices could be set at $1, $5, $10 or $20,with a 20% fee deducted by the website before you were paid. Money could be withdrawn after 14 days. Payment was via Paypal. Website: http://www.gigfor5.com
Gig Me 5 (Closed Down)
With this website like Fiverr, all services were fixed at $5. Everything was anonymous and you had 48 hours to accept/reject the work after receiving an email. Payment was 48 hours after completion of the job - you could withdraw the cash once you had $15 in your account After 60 days, if you'd not reached $15 you could contact support to get them to pay you anyway. Website: http://www.gigme5.com/
Hundoville (Closed Down)
Hundoville was a website like Fiverr that was for tasks priced at $100. Operating by email you had 5 days to accept/decline a job. Cash could be withdrawn 10 days after you'd completed the work, with a minimum payout of $40. Hundoville deducted 15% from the $100; you got paid the remaining $85. Website: http://www.hundoville.com
I Will Do (Closed Down)
This website concentrated more on social networking and had a completely different look and feel to the rest - you could sell your serivces as they had a separate section for that. Website: http://i-will-do.com/
Just a Five (Closed Down)
With this fiverr clone, you chose prices at $5, $10 or $20. You were emailed when somebody wanted what you were offering - and you had 72 hours (3 days) to accept/decline. Funds could be withdrawn 48 hours after completing the tasks, with JustAFive deducting 20% from your rate, paying you the balance. Website: http://www.justafive.com/
Twenty Ville (Closed Down)
This website like fiverr was part of the FittyTown group, which also closed. On this site you priced your services at $20. Payment was via Paypal. Website: http://www.twentyville.com
Up Hype (Closed Down)
This website like fiverr, allowed you to sell work at fixed prices of $2, $5, $8, $16 or $24. It operated by email, with 72 hours to accept/decline the work. UpHype deducted their fees of 29-37% before they put the rest into your account. Money could be withdrawn after 3 days, no minimum but you did pay Paypal fees so it's worth hanging on and cashing out in bigger chunks. Payment was by Paypal. Website: http://uphype.com/
The Internet is a changing beast - and I personally checked all the websites above when I wrote this. Over time, it's possible 1-2 of them might cease to exist - but the list will be checked/amended and added to on a regular basis. I hate to find a broken link as much as you do!
ALWAYS make sure you understand the Terms & Conditions of using sites like fiverr. Make sure you know:
- If you are allowed to post the services you want to offer (no porn, nudity, illegal stuff basically)
- How much will be deducted from your 'pay' for using the service
- Is there a minimum amount before you can withdraw your funds
- How long do you have to wait before you can get your hands on your cash
Everybody will have their own favourite site to use, it might be that you're inundated with work from one site, or maybe you like sites where you can get fast cash in the next 1-3 days simply by doing something easy like spelling out a company name in white pebbles on your green lawn and taking a photo of it (Yes, that'd be a great easy way to earn $5!).
My First Entrepreneurial $5, by Nate Ritter.
I love this photo, it's a genuine photo that Nate's mom took of him right after he'd earnt his first entrepreneurial $5.