Since opening an account on the site, I listed three offers:
For $5, I will tell someone what you think about them, publicly or anonymously:
For $5, I will call you every single day for a week:
They denied this listing, probably because in their Terms of Service they considered it "lame":
I'm the host/writer of Onehundredjobs.blogspot.com where I'm trying to do 100 jobs for a minimum of $100 each. I'm up to job 40. In order to make my use of this site a job, this is my second micro-job offering: I will mail you my clean (or dirty: you choose!) socks anywhere in North America for $5.
My opinion about Fiverr is that it is a worse deal for most sellers or service providers than Craigslist or E-bay: Fiverr keeps $1 of the $5 asking price and you can only withdraw after you've reached $40 in profit. This means that some people may never get paid for the gigs they complete. Fiverr takes too much effort for very little profit and it encourages artists to sell themselves short.
The only advantage I see to the service is using it as a client or consumer: advertising on other people's fully developed Twitter lists, getting your term paper written for less than the price of a martini, or obtaining other artistic services for abnormally low prices. This will enrage most pro photographers and graphic designers, but you can also purchase retouching or simple cover designs for, you guessed it, $5.00. I also saw professional voice over offered at $5, as well as song writing. Bye bye license fees and royalties!
I don't think I'm going to go through with listing at least twenty five offers, because I would need to come up with a product or service that would justify such a small profit margin, and take very little time to execute. Maybe once my Twitter list gets large enough, I'll consider pimping my recommendation on Fiverr, but for now, I'm sticking with my one job per $100 formula. At least I'm earning a working wage!
Fiverhundredfiverrs.blogspot.com anyone? You can take that idea from me for FREE!
Conclusion: The only people getting rich from Fiverr are its creators. Your thoughts?
Enjoy $5.00 of Easter Candy, unless you got it free from the bunny (lucky bum!),