Are You Desperately Seeking An Impersonation of Tony Soprano?
Fiverr bills itself as the World’s Largest Marketplace for Services starting at $5. And, it probably is.
For the uninitiated Fiverr is basically a website where people can sell their services for, well, for a fiver. It is, I suppose, a bit like a pound shop for freelancers.
It’s really quite a good, simple idea and one which can be a decent source of income for a sizable number of folk looking to earn a few quid online.
Browsing the site you will find people offering content writing for websites, logo designs, video editing and other types of business and marketing services that small companies might be looking to source at some very reasonable rates.
So far so normal.
But then, browse a little more and you will find that there are people out there trying to sell, pretty much anything. Which poses a couple of questions –
- Why Are They Selling This?
- Who On Earth Would Want to Buy It?
And so, here are 7 examples of real things you can buy on Fiverr for the princely sum of $5.
1. Record Anything You Want In The Style of a Horse Race
Yes, that’s right. For just $5 you too can select 6 names to be placed into a pretend horse race and have someone make a commentary on the ensuing mockery.
And, for just $5 more you can add a bugle and cheering crowd. Well, why wouldn’t you?
2. This Man Will Jump Around & Dance in a Chicken Suit.
At least 53 people have bought this ‘service’ in the past 12 months.
And, yes, I’m really tempted to make it 54.
3. Be Un-Cursed Forever!
If you happen to have inadvertently gotten yourself cursed by an ancient spell then this might just be the best $5 you will ever spend.
4. Customised Impersonation of Tony Soprano
I loved the Sopranos and was truly gutted when I heard of James Gandolfini’s passing. And, really, is there a more fitting tribute to the great man than to have a message spoken by someone who may sound a bit like him?
5.Solve a Rubik’s Cube in 20-25 Seconds While Saying Your Message
“Hi, you can pay me $5 so that I can show you how awesome I am at solving a puzzle that was big in the 80s. Oh, and I’ll say something while I do it.”
6. Create A Video of Steve Austin Saying Your Message
Which would have been better.
7. Just Give Me $5 Please.
This is a gig set up by Mandrak3 (who are the other 2 I wonder) who promotes herself as being quite a fast runner, fond of the colour green and the number 8 (and, presumably, Sesame Street).
Have read this a few times now and, as far as I can tell, she is asking people to just pay her $5 for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
So, I love Fiverr – it’s a place that can have potential value for those with a service looking for a bit of additional income but it’s the showcasing of ‘talents’ such as the above, which elevates the site to greatness.