fiverr homeWhat is Fiverr and why is it one of the tools in “Captain Time’s” time management toolkit? Here is my Fiverr Review.

No, it isn’t a misspelling – it is really spelled “Fiverr.” Fiverr is a popular web site where people offer services they are willing to do for $5. Well, actually they end up with $4 because Fiverr takes a buck as their share.

What Can I Get Done On Fiverr?

You can get almost anything done on Fiverr. There are categories for:

  • writing
  • drawing
  • graphic design
  • marketing
  • voiceovers
  • transcription
  • animation
  • video
  • advertising
  • music and much more

Examples of Real Fiverr “Gigs”


fiverr video


fiverr writing


fiverr song

Why Is Fiverr So Cheap?

Fiverr is cheap for these reasons:

  1. Geographic Advantages – many of the people on fiverr are from countries where $5 may be 2-3 hours of wages rather then 15 minutes of wages
  2. Efficiencies – some people are very fast at certain things
  3. Introductory offers – people offer a simple service at a $5 rate and then additional services for more gigs
  4. Add –ons/Upgrades – many gigs may have add-ons like 24 hour turnaround or extra work for an added price.

How Does Garland Use Fiverr?

Cap_Time (348x450)Fiverr made Garland a superhero.

When I decided to launch my “Captain Time” web site, I decided I wanted to stand out. So I had a graphic artist on Fiverr draw my face on a superhero body, creating “Captain Time.”

For an extra $5 I had him create a logo at a high resolution so that I could print it on shirts and other items.

I have also used Fiverr for logo design, voiceovers and other simple tasks.

How Does Fiverr Save Time?

Fiverr is an affordable one stop shop where you can find loads of workers to get simple tasks done quickly for a great rate.

When Shouldn’t I use Fiverr?

Fiverr is less useful if you need ongoing work such as a virtual assistant who helps you every week with a range of tasks. Fiverr excels at one-offs. I do go back and use the same people sometimes for additional tasks, but if I wanted someone to work in my business over week, I would use sites like oDesk.

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