“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.”
– Henny Youngman
For the past two weeks I’ve had a hankering for L-Theanine. Unfortunately, I’m budgeting and trying to ween myself off nonessential items. This meant that I’d have to earn extra money in order to make impulse purchases.
For the uninitiated, Fiverr is a website where people sell their services for a measly five dollars. While this sounds like a waste of time, I actually enjoyed doing it. All the jobs I did were incredibly easy and took between 20 and 30 minutes to complete. I hyperlinked text for a website, wrote a 250 word article on Nicki Minaj, composed a blog post about England’s porn filter, and did some other simple tasks. Nothing I did was elaborately complex, or required immense effort.
With that said, there are several downsides to selling services through Fiverr. The first, and biggest one, is obviously the low price tag. If you have a specialized skill set, there’s really no reason to waste your time making five bucks an hour. Secondly, Fiverr takes one dollar from ever task that you complete. As such, you only get four dollars per job. This means that anything too time consuming should be completely avoided since you’ll end up making almost nothing.
Despite Fiverr’s low pay out, I think the site is worth looking into. By the end of last week I’d made enough money to buy my L-Theanine, a book, and some juicing supplies. If you’re a broke college kid or have a “make work” job, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to open a Fiverr account and start making side money.