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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Cool Concept

What would you do for $5. 

No, that isn't some kind of dirty come-on... I'm serious.  Think about the question. 

If there was some unique skill-set you possessed (or unique positioning in the world) that would allow you to do something for which others would pay... would a fiver make it worth your while?

Clearly someone thinks that this is a business model worth exploring, because a new website called fiverr.com is now live giving anyone the chance to post 'gigs' (meaning a particular task they are willing to do for $5), and the rest of the world can log on and potentially hire them.

The business model is pretty straight-forward:  The person doing the work gets $4 of the $5 fee, and the site owner gets the remaining buck for bringing the the two of you together.

Maybe it's the economy... but you should go have a look at the amazing things some people are willing to do for five bucks!

The site still seems to have a few bugs in some browsers, but definitely worth checking out.

Don't thank me... I'm a giver.  :-)

Hat Tip to Book of Joe

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Posted by David Bogner on July 6, 2010 | Permalink

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I would eat a Klondike bar.

Posted by: Dave (Balashon) | Jul 6, 2010 9:06:21 AM

For $5 I would give you $4, its called New Finance, Oh hold on, it sounds like we did this before!

Posted by: Texts from Last Night | Jul 6, 2010 2:41:51 PM

I wonder if distance becomes a problem. From experience,I have found that a short time gig at a low price only makes $ sense if the travel time is kept to a min.

Posted by: Ed | Jul 6, 2010 5:55:19 PM

I could write someone a 100-word mini-profile. That means I'd be getting a nickle a word! So, basically, what I've written here is worth, ahhh, about $1.40!

Posted by: Ron | Jul 6, 2010 8:37:12 PM

I could write someone a 100-word mini-profile. That means I'd be getting a nickle a word! So, basically, what I've written here is worth, ahhh, about $1.40!

Posted by: Ron | Jul 6, 2010 8:37:12 PM

For $5 I would teach someone the opening bass line to Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" or Pink Floyd's "Money" no prior musical experience required.

Posted by: shifra | Jul 6, 2010 9:17:25 PM

I just signed up to "proofread your Hebrew tattoo design before it's too late for $5."

Posted by: Sarah | Jul 6, 2010 10:43:58 PM

Dave, great website! I'm certainly going to take advantage of some of those.
P.S.
I still remember doing an acapella gig with you back in the day somewhere in 5 towns.
Can you still tell when it's going to rain?

AS

Posted by: Credit Card Processing | Jul 7, 2010 5:19:19 AM

From experience,I have found that a short time gig at a low price only makes $ sense if the travel time is kept to a min.

Posted by: Texts from Last Night | Jul 16, 2010 2:16:30 AM

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