Monday, January 17, 2011
A website called Fiverr.com is helping people buy and sell small services by asking, "What are you willing to do for $5?"
"People are wanting relationship advice. I'm not the greatest person for that but I come up with a real snarky way to spin stuff and tell them how to live their life," said Vaughn Fry, Fiverr.com user from Derby.
Fry also sells a gig to make customized Twitter and YouTube backgrounds. He claims to be one of the top earners on the website. He's been able to earn $4,000 while he looks for a full-time job.
"This is really my source of income and it's something I can do in my pajamas. I can do it after I get back from the gym. No one asks me to clock in. It's all in my time," said Fry.
Another user in Georgia has made over $1,200 by making 15 second commercial spots.
"I think that it's very difficult for people nowadays to have a job where they can work out of their home, offer services, and never having to leave their home. So it's been a good investment for me," said Stephanie Haas, Fiverr.com user from Georgia.
There are only a couple of users from Kansas. One user is charging $5 to tell you all you need to know about Wichita.
"I'd love to be able to charge more money for my services especially since people apparently would pay it. But I have to give people at Fiverr major props for allowing anybody to make money," said Fry.