My good friend (and fellow entrepreneur) T.C. sent me a link to an incredible site. He said, “Marc, I know you’ll think this is bogus. But it’s legitimate; I signed up and made money”. T.C. knows I’m skeptical. But he also knows I’m open-minded and fair. Anyway, the opportunity is legitimate and you can make money. I’ve done it and it’s not a scam.
But be forewarned…
We’re not talking about big bucks here! This won’t be your final payday! What’s more, it takes some work, research and playing with the site in order to produce cash on a regular basis.
I’ve completed about 40 “gigs” for $5 each ($200) so far. The money was deposited into my PayPal account without any problems whatsoever. Think of this as lunch money, not a Business Blueprint!
The one thing that impressed me about the opportunity is how fast it has grown. This is a serious phenomenon. But it also fills a great need in the market, so there’s an instant demand for the product.
Here’s the deal…
The site I’m talking about is a place for people to share things they’re willing to do for $5. The site is called Fiverr, as in “five dollars”. You create a “gig” consisting of a small service or product you are willing to offer buyers for $5.
Here are some of the requested “gigs” people posted today:
• Wear a T-Shirt with the link to my blog and walk slowly through Times Square
• Read English passages for me
• Design a logo for a health, music and green living magazine’s website
• Design a WordPress blog site for my real estate investing website
• Make an exciting video from New York… Filming the city atmosphere
• Write a one page sales letter for me
• Write a great review or testimonial for me
• Record a blog post as a podcast with an English accent
A “requested” gig is posting on the site from someone who is looking for something specific. But this is not the only way to share or promote “gigs” you want to offer.
You can share your gig with the world by simply writing a headline, describing what it is, and posting it to the site. You’ll be notified when your gig is ordered, and you’ll be asked to accept it.
You can withdraw your earnings into a PayPal account. Is there a downside? Yes, every business has one.
One of the “gigs” I posted was so incredibly successful I had to turn it off! It’s easy to do when you develop a successful “gig”. You can “enable” it whenever you are ready. I’m serious. People were responding to my “gig” like crazed jackals. I had to “disable” the gig giving me an opportunity to “tweak” it.
This is another great thing about Fiverr, they’ve made it super easy to change, edit or even “disable” a gig. Granted, there’s a lot of garbage on the site, and people with a lot of time on their hands. But this is easily bypassed.
Is there another downside? Yup…there are two. People do not always follow directions. When you post a “gig” on Fiverr you can describe it in detail, and tell people exactly what they need to do in order for the gig to be completed on time.
In my experience, most people follow directions, but for some people you’ll need to hold their hand. This can take a little extra time. But other than those two things there are not a lot of other problems or downside risk.
You should have no problem coming up with 5-6 useful and profitable gigs in no time flat. Let me know what you think!
Have fun and play nice.
(Ed Note: Marc Charles is referred to as “The King of Business Opportunities” ….and for good reason. He should be known as “The King of Legitimate Business Opportunities”…because he’s launched, bought, sold reviewed and advised on hundreds of businesses and money making opportunities. He understands legitimate opportunities. )
**Action Strategy **
Go to Fiverr.com and launch a gig.
It’s super easy, fun and FREE.
GigBucks.com You can post gigs ranging from $5 to $100
Tenrr.com Talk to buyers or sellers and exchange details enabling you to build relationships