What is Fiverr you say? It is a website where people advertise jobs that they can do for $5. Everything costs $5. I am not sure why the website is not called the $5 site? Anyway, there are thousands of jobs advertised , including people offering computer help. There are ads for getting rid of viruses, fixing a computer problem, even doing a system restore. Sounds too good to be true you say? Ah, this is what I thought.
Should you really be giving a complete stranger access to your computer, to roam around freely, and search and destroy your problem? This is what happens if you were to employ someone remotely to fix your computer. You must let them in via your internet connection, behind your protection, and basically into your home.They could copy your files, delete files, or even worse, crash your computer.
How does Fiverr work?
To do anything on Fiverr you will have to register, which by the way is the easiest process I have seen.
If you want to find someone to do a particular job for you then you can easily type your keyword into the search in the right sidebar.
- For example I would type in “website link“.
- When I find someone I like I can press on the order now button.
- You can also click on Contact Seller before buying to ask questions.
If you want to offer your services you can simple fill in the sentence at the top of the homepage that says “I will……….for $5” and then press continue.
It is all very basic and easy to use.
What type of jobs can you get done on Fiverr?
You can get almost anything you imagine done for you on Fiverr, but within reason of course. You can’t get someone to take your granny to the shops for the afternoon but you can get someone to sack one of your annoying employees by email or over the phone. Yes this is true..There are totally normal job posts there and others that make you wonder, “Who in their right mind would want that?” I mean seriously, would you want to pay $5 to yell at someone for half an hour or hug 10 people on the street and send you proof?
Here is a list of cool, useful jobs you can get done for you on Fiverr:
- Get a business logo designed.
- Get someone to research something for you.
- Get a photo edited to make you look like a gangster or an avatar character.
- Get cheap advertising on other websites.
- Get graphics made for you.
- Get a poem or story written for you.
- Get a song written or sung for you.
- Setup a WordPress website.
- Edit html code for you.
- And more…
Jobs I do not recommend getting done:
- Virus removal. (If you know the company then that is fine)
- Computer help, giving access to your private computer.
- Youtube views on videos. (fake people watching your videos)
- Gaining Twitter followers. (fake people following you)
When Is it OK to get computer help on Fiverr and give access to your computer?
Its not really ok to do this, however there are special circumstances to consider. The person offering this service might have hundred’s of previous customers feedback that are almost impossible to fake.. The feeback is located uder the job description. It looks a bit like comments on a blog. If there are no comments there it means they have not done this job for anyone yet.