Just the other day, I heard about this strange new website called Fiverr. Apparently, people would list things they were willing to do for five bucks, such as complete a three-minute voice over, wear your t-shirt for a day, make an intro for your video, draw a cartoon, write a short article and so on. This sounded like a great idea for those small business tasks that could be outsourced, so I decided to check it out.

I was amazed at the variety of work offered on Fiverr, all for five bucks. There is a good mix of talented workers, from all over the world. The site is regulated extremely well, with a feedback and comment system similar to eBay which helps weed out any scams. So, in order to see how the process works firsthand, I decided to take someone up on their offer to write a one-page article for $5.

What I requested was that the writer answer some basic questions about working on Fiverr. So, here are my questions and the answers I received from a Fiverr user all for five bucks:

1. What is your first name?

Hi, my name is Bryton, and I make a hobby out of proofreading and writing articles on Fiverr!

2. How did you get started writing articles on Fiverr?

Venturing into article writing is not and has never been a major aspiration of mine, but I came to the realization one day that there are many people who may need their topics or ideas expressed but may be too lazy or may not have the time to do it themselves.  Personally, I also despise picking up pen and paper, but typing is a different story.  So I decided that I would use my Fiverr account to help out those who I could while making a little money for myself.

3. Is it possible to make a full-time living writing articles like this?

Honestly, I wouldn’t go so far as to say that writing articles on Fiverr will make anyone enough income to live off of.  However, if you have a gift and passion for writing then there’s no reason I wouldn’t encourage you to endeavor into article writing on Fiverr for a little extra cash!

4. How long does it take you to write a full page article?

For me it only takes about an hour average, give or take, to type up a topical report, depending on the difficulty of the theme.  The fastest I’ve been able to complete one was about 20 minutes and still have a 100% satisfactory review!

5. What advice do you have for others who want to be successful on Fiverr?

My advice for anyone that plans to be a successful client on Fiverr would be to think of something that many people may need but don’t want to do themselves and to accept as many requests as possible, especially the more arduous tasks, as this could possibly lead to repeat customers or very positive, enthusiastic feedback.  Also, it’s good to keep yourself enthused and to find a personal encouragement in your work, as mine is the pursuit of further random knowledge!

6. How much time do you spend working on Fiverr projects and what else do you do for work?

On a regular basis I probably spend about 3-5 hours of my day checking up on my Fiverr work, maybe up to 8 on a busy day.  In my free time I simply relax and stay deep in my studies to pursue my objective career.

Pretty cool, eh? The concept of the site from a business perspective seems like pure genius and their implementation is fantastic. On a side note, payments are handled through PayPal, so the buyer never has to give their financial information to the seller. Check it out and let me know what you think about Fiverr!

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