Want to hire someone to design your business cards, teach you backflip techniques, or send you a postcard from France on the cheap? Fiverr hooks you up with people willing to do all sorts of neat things for five US bucks.
The concept of Fiverr is clever and simple to get into. People sign up for a free account, then post what task or service they’re willing to do for five clams. They range from the very useful, like help with maths problems, to the downright weird — “I will talk down to you like my father.” Likewise, if you’ve got a small but helpful service you’d be willing to perform for cheap, you can post your own services offered to Fiverr.
Looking for a specific service and don’t see it listed? Suggest one and hope someone comes along with a matching skill. Gigs are categorised according to type — Writing, Advertising, Technology, etc — so browse until you find what you’re looking for, or search by keyword for something specific.
What kinds of jobs would you outsource for five bucks? Would you be interested in doing jobs for others at that price point? Share your thoughts in the comments.