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The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
#fiverr #sucks
  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    What do you expect for $5?

    Paying for links from Fiverr members is a great way to get your site slapped by Google too.

    Fiverr is good for some things, I've had good experiences with several fiverr providers but you can't expect high quality work for $5 in areas where clearly no-one with good skills would do that work for minimum wage.
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    • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Paying for links from Fiverr members is a great way to get your site slapped by Google too.
      If that is the case then does it mean this service can be used to hurt your competition?
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    • Profile picture of the author travbug
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      What do you expect for $5?
      Wise words. I've was temped when I first discovered them, but the old adage, you get what you pay for made me think twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    Well as I always say - You have to go through many to find the right ones...
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    • Profile picture of the author MrNiches
      Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

      Well as I always say - You have to go through many to find the right ones...

      Totally agree. I spent $45.00 on that site and found 2 people that I reuse!
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      • but then the actual result may be poor or not what you expected...and then you feel kinda silly asking for your 5 bucks back!!

        Except you won't get your 5 bucks back.

        What you get is $5 worth of credit on Fiverr. Fiverr never, ever returns buyer payments, for any reason.

        To be fair, this is stated in the TOS. Waaaay down at the bottom of the TOS.

        Fiver is the Roach Motel of money. Your cash goes in, but it can't get out.

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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    To be honest, it's $5. There are some GREAT gigs on Fiverr if you look hard enough, but you have to go in with some realistic expectations.

    Does that make up for the fact that you had bad links (porn) to your directed to your site? No, and I would report the provider for that reason.

    These days, I use Fiverr for some quick design gigs. Other than that, I would steer clear away from content/link gigs. Very few and far between would you find an incredible content or link gig (that will actually help improve your ranking) for $5.
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    • Profile picture of the author AllanCmine
      Originally Posted by bhuff85 View Post

      These days, I use Fiverr for some quick design gigs. Other than that, I would steer clear away from content/link gigs. Very few and far between would you find an incredible content or link gig (that will actually help improve your ranking) for $5.
      I spent a lot of time to find some gems on Fiverr but they exist! I pay $5 for 2 original articles in perfect English.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!
    Not my experience at all.

    I've bought many good and helpful things there for $5. Almost all of them in the "Fun & Bizarre" category, I admit, but still ... they're certainly not "social bookmarking", and I wouldn't buy those services there.

    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying
    Shock horror calamity!! Non-English-speaking foreigners?! Shouldn't be allowed ...

    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    What has the internet become?
    "Hanging's too good for them", I say.

    "Bloody foreigners coming over to our country. Taking our jobs. Getting our women pregnant. *******s."

    For heaven's sake, Dave, what do you expect for $5?! You can buy a cappuccino for $5, these days ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
      Well you know some of these people use Fiverr to up sale some of their other services. It's a free way to market your services. $5 should be used to get clients. Allot of customers offer free services to get clients.

      Just because it's $5 doesn't mean I should expect crap. Some of these Fiverr services I paid the extra $10 or $20 for the upgrade so I didn't just spend $5. Most cases I paid more than $5 so you can't say what do you expect for $5


      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Not my experience at all.

      I've bought many good and helpful things there for $5. Almost all of them in the "Fun & Bizarre" category, I admit, but still ... they're certainly not "social bookmarking", and I wouldn't buy those services there.



      Shock horror calamity!! Non-English-speaking foreigners?! Shouldn't be allowed ...



      "Hanging's too good for them", I say.

      Bloody foreigners coming over to our country. Taking our jobs. Getting our women pregnant. *******s.

      For heaven's sake, Dave, what do you expect for $5?! You can buy a cappuccino for $5, these days ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

        you can't say what do you expect for $5
        Apparently I did, though - sorry about that. If you imagine that a linkwheel bought on Fiverr is going to be of any SEO benefit to your website, and that that's a legitimate or sensible part of building an online business, the reality is probably that we shouldn't be trying to converse at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Centurian
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post


      Shock horror calamity!! Non-English-speaking foreigners?! Shouldn't be allowed ...

      "Hanging's too good for them", I say.

      "Bloody foreigners coming over to our country. Taking our jobs. Getting our women pregnant. *******s."

      For heaven's sake, Dave, what do you expect for $5?! You can buy a cappuccino for $5, these days ...
      Alexa, you never fail to add a wordsmith's wisdom to any dialogue. ROFL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    I guess now I need to wait another month before doing another link wheel because if I do another one it'll likely hurt my rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Wow! A whole service and countries condemned in one sweep.

    And what are your stats?

    How many service providers on Fiverr? How many disappointed you?

    So number of bad providers / Total number of providers X 100 = __% bad providers.

    Same can be calculated for India and South Africa.

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Honestly ... what exactly do you think you're going to get for five bucks? I've had nothing but good experiences with fiverr, but I wouldn't dream of trying to hire a writer or a programmer or a graphic designer from there.

    Social bookmarks are great gigs and there's a guy who will do an outstanding video for you for $5 plus $5 tip.

    It's common sense. Don't expect a writer, graphic designer or programmer to be worth more than $5 of fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
      I paid more than $5 read my previous comment. I did my homework, looked at reviews, paid extra for the upgrades. I figured I'd pay more and get better quality work which wasn't true.

      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Honestly ... what exactly do you think you're going to get for five bucks? I've had nothing but good experiences with fiverr, but I wouldn't dream of trying to hire a writer or a programmer or a graphic designer from there.

      Social bookmarks are great gigs and there's a guy who will do an outstanding video for you for $5 plus $5 tip.

      It's common sense. Don't expect a writer, graphic designer or programmer to be worth more than $5 of fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Pre panda 3.3 updates fiverr was actually okay.

    Now it's probably the place you want to go to use their SEO services on your competitors. Thanks Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author yourreviewer
    I have spent over $1000+ on Fiverr and I have not had one bad experience so far.

    I use Fiverr for primarily doing voiceovers, transcribing audios and videos, submitting reports to document sharing sites, submitting videos to video sharing sites etc.

    Fiverr is a fantastic service if you know how to use it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author dennis09
    Reminds me of the time i bought a few "high pr" forum "profile" links on fiver. Seller had amazing feedback and work was crap.

    You know something sucks when you feel bad after spending only $5 on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    I used Fiverr quite a lot in the past and I was quite satisfied most of the time. Some of them were great - way beyond my expectation for 5 bucks.

    Of course have to sort them by the ratings and read the feedback.

    If you are not happy with anything you can always ask them to revise or redo it. You can also reject the delivery and get your money back.

    That's what I did with the dodgy ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
      How do you reject the delivery? I asked one Fiverr person to correct his mistakes and he never responded so I left him bad feedback.


      Originally Posted by loi77 View Post

      I used Fiverr quite a lot in the past and I was quite satisfied most of the time. Some of them were great - way beyond my expectation for 5 bucks.

      Of course have to sort them by the ratings and read the feedback.

      If you are not happy with anything you can always ask them to revise or redo it. You can also reject the delivery and get your money back.

      That's what I did with the dodgy ones.
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    • I've gotten some dodgy gigs but that just means I get to eviscerate them on my blog.

      Thumbs Down | Best of Fiverr

      There's so much crud on Fiverr now the site is in danger of collapsing under its own weight. Looking at my shopping page, I bought two gigs in February and two so far in March. Last year at this time I was buying more than 50 a month.

      The overwhelming number of gigs on Fiverr are the SEO scams (like link wheels) that at best don't help and at worst can actually damage your site. Since I can't in good conscience recommend any of these to the small business owners my blog caters to, there's not a lot left. You can only buy so many dancing banana videos before you figure out that doesn't work for you, either.

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      • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
        I'll check out your site!
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        I've gotten some dodgy gigs but that just means I get to eviscerate them on my blog.

        Thumbs Down | Best of Fiverr

        There's so much crud on Fiverr now the site is in danger of collapsing under its own weight. Looking at my shopping page, I bought two gigs in February and two so far in March. Last year at this time I was buying more than 50 a month.

        The overwhelming number of gigs on Fiverr are the SEO scams (like link wheels) that at best don't help and at worst can actually damage your site. Since I can't in good conscience recommend any of these to the small business owners my blog caters to, there's not a lot left. You can only buy so many dancing banana videos before you figure out that doesn't work for you, either.

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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Originally Posted by loi77 View Post

      I used Fiverr quite a lot in the past and I was quite satisfied most of the time. Some of them were great - way beyond my expectation for 5 bucks.

      Of course have to sort them by the ratings and read the feedback.

      If you are not happy with anything you can always ask them to revise or redo it. You can also reject the delivery and get your money back.

      That's what I did with the dodgy ones.
      Ditto. The last gig I bought I requested a refund and the "gigger" told me to prove my point. So I did. I did a screencast and pointed everything out to them, uploaded it as Private on YouTube and gave her the link. She refunded me in full with an apology.

      But I've had some dynamite press releases written and I even bought my brother a cool fiverr gig for his birthday! The guy superimposed a head shot of my brother as a fifth Beatle, right between Paul and Ringo I believe. ROFL My bro framed it and has it in his family room. It's a great conversation piece! I still laugh every time I look at it. ROFL
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  • Profile picture of the author Elluminati
    I don't understand why people spending $5 and less on articles, whether on Fiverr, iWriter, Textbroker, etc. get on here complaining about the quality, as if $5 is equivalent to $50. These sites are known to have non-English speaking writers. You have no way of really knowing their capabilities beforehand, and of course they will lie, especially if they need the work/they need every bit of money they can get. There are some things, such as content, that you should spend more on since poor content can negate your image and credibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Legit SEO
    I love fiverr, use it everyday.
    I've spent probably $500+ and made $200 on there just in the past 2 months.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvsridhar171
    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

    I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

    Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
    You can simply write to customer support and tell them that the seller did not deliver what was promised and you will get back your refund. Alternatively, write a negative review about the job done and post it so that he doesn't get future orders.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Its your fault if you cant judge people....
    And even if you got burnt 1 time and that too for 5$, there is no need to make a hoopla at a public forum...

    There r lot of good providers like me and what do you think..all other buyers are fools?
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
      Sorry to hear it man - I have spent a ton of money on Fiverr and I think I have only had 2 crappy gigs

      Cost of doing business IMHO
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I'm sorry, this makes me laugh! To expect quality for $5 is ludicrous. People, you get what you pay for! If you want quality, then find yourself a provider who knows their value, is not afraid to charge what they are worth, and who'll perform and actually provide a legitimate service.
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      • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
        Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

        a provider who knows their value, is not afraid to charge what they are worth
        Wow...I like that statement
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    I love Fiverr, that is a great website. Can't say it pur junk based on the fact you found a few bad apples there. I mean I spend an hour or more at least just looking for the right gig then I spend more time communicating with them asking the proper question. Usually you can tell if they know there stuff. Gotta dig though
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  • Profile picture of the author KateOranum
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    I have to admit doing five-dollar link wheels from porn sites is pretty damned inventive.

    I have to agree with you - five dollar - thats like a cup of Starbucks
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    • Originally Posted by KateOranum View Post

      I have to agree with you - five dollar - thats like a cup of Starbucks
      What if your Starbucks coffee had a large insect in it doing the backstroke?

      Would you still think you'd gotten what you paid for?

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        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        What if your Starbucks coffee had a large insect in it doing the backstroke?

        Would you still think you'd gotten what you paid for?

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  • Profile picture of the author czilbersher
    I found a guy to paint my house on Fiverr. Regrettably, his paint job sucked and he even had the nerve to suggest I buy my own paint. In addition, it took him a week longer to finish the job than he originally estimated. Worst $5 I ever spent! I'll never use Fiverr again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by czilbersher View Post

      I found a guy to paint my house on Fiverr. Regrettably, his paint job sucked and he even had the nerve to suggest I buy my own paint. In addition, it took him a week longer to finish the job than he originally estimated. Worst $5 I ever spent! I'll never use Fiverr again!
      you're joking, right? I certainly hope so, because if not, you need a reality check.

      a can of paint here in Canada from Canadian Tire (affectionately called Crappy Tire by discriminating Canucks) costs around $25...

      A painter here charges a MINIMUM of $15 per hour and up for the labor and you buy the paint.


      $5 will get you squat - so don't complain when you are only willing to pay slave wages by North American standards
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      • Profile picture of the author aaallday2010
        Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

        you're joking, right? I certainly hope so, because if not, you need a reality check.

        a can of paint here in Canada from Canadian Tire (affectionately called Crappy Tire by discriminating Canucks) costs around $25...

        A painter here charges a MINIMUM of $15 per hour and up for the labor and you buy the paint.


        $5 will get you squat - so don't complain when you are only willing to pay slave wages by North American standards
        Wow lady, I think his joke went WAAAYYY over your head. You really thought he was serious?
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        • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
          Originally Posted by aaallday2010 View Post

          Wow lady, I think his joke went WAAAYYY over your head. You really thought he was serious?
          you might be right that I over-reacted, but I'm not a mind reader. One can only go but what is written, you know.

          Thanks for reminding me to chill-out a bit...

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    • Profile picture of the author Legit SEO
      Originally Posted by czilbersher View Post

      I found a guy to paint my house on Fiverr. Regrettably, his paint job sucked and he even had the nerve to suggest I buy my own paint. In addition, it took him a week longer to finish the job than he originally estimated. Worst $5 I ever spent! I'll never use Fiverr again!
      lol
      not sure if srs..
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    • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
      Originally Posted by czilbersher View Post

      I found a guy to paint my house on Fiverr. Regrettably, his paint job sucked and he even had the nerve to suggest I buy my own paint. In addition, it took him a week longer to finish the job than he originally estimated. Worst $5 I ever spent! I'll never use Fiverr again!
      hahaah hahahaha....awesome....

      as ppl say...
      u want loyalty? hire a lion then...else hire bhow bhow
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    • Profile picture of the author makingiants
      Originally Posted by czilbersher View Post

      I found a guy to paint my house on Fiverr. Regrettably, his paint job sucked and he even had the nerve to suggest I buy my own paint. In addition, it took him a week longer to finish the job than he originally estimated. Worst $5 I ever spent! I'll never use Fiverr again!
      ROTFLOL!!
      Precisely: don't ever expect too much for just a fin (five dollar bill).
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    I used to get linkwheels from fiverr... Super slow turnaround but high quality stuff
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    There has never been a more appropriate place for this image...

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    • Profile picture of the author harrymcclaire
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      There has never been a more appropriate place for this image...

      lol i liked this one.

      But on the other hand, i feel for him.

      Let the poor fellow just rant abit. After all his comments are not as if its baseless. There is to a certain extend true.

      Thats what i learn in history class, you need to be objective and not 100% stand on his side or against him. But be objective.

      State why he might be right, and why he might be not so right. haha
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    • Profile picture of the author thailanddave
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      There has never been a more appropriate place for this image...

      Was this a fiverr gig?
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    • Profile picture of the author virginia_culp
      Paul did u get that made on Fiverr?

      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      There has never been a more appropriate place for this image...

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  • Profile picture of the author makingiants
    Well, you generally get what you pay for.
    Yuo can get graphics, certain outsourcing tasks done well
    for cheap, but the most important one, i.e. linkbuilding, be
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      Just be selective, thats part of the fun of Fiverr kinda...the unknown market







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        Originally Posted by antmanbee View Post

        Just be selective, thats part of the fun of Fiverr kinda...the unknown market







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    i agree with andy,for good stuff you have to pay fair
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenfabian
    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

    I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

    Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
    I'm sorry that your experiences are so negative with Fiverr, but I can relate. I think this trend is even more prominent at places like eLance or Freelancer, or other major freelancing sites, where you have to be EXTREMELY careful not to hire someone useless. Even the rating system doesn't work anymore, as there are several sellers on Freelancer.com for example with fake reviews and freelancer doesn't do anything about them... It's a shame...

    Other than that, yes, you're right, there are many great sellers, even at Fiverr, I've personally found two great writers there who write high quality articles with very quick turnaround. It's just a shame it takes so much unnecessary work to find these people...
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    Since I am a fiverr seller I guess I am condemned too!

    I buy from there too and have found a great editor and transcriptionist amoung other good talent. Had a couple bad too... The good thing is it only takes $5 to find out.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by Entrecon View Post

      Since I am a fiverr seller I guess I am condemned too!
      nope, not if you're on the up and up...

      but seriously: aren't you worth a lot more?

      If your focus is on clients only willing to spend a pittance, you're going to get the WORST type of clients: the type who want the moon for a song.

      Change your focus, jack up your prices, and go looking for the clients who will gladly pay ten times more for what you provide and hassle you less.
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        Originally Posted by Karen Blundell View Post

        nope, not if you're on the up and up...

        but seriously: aren't you worth a lot more?

        If your focus is on clients only willing to spend a pittance, you're going to get the WORST type of clients: the type who want the moon for a song.

        Change your focus, jack up your prices, and go looking for the clients who will gladly pay ten times more for what you provide and hassle you less.
        Amen to that!! I just suspended my PowerPoint video and transcription gigs for a while until I decide what I want to do there since I'm now more focused on my other businesses.

        After literally having three of my repeat clients tell me I wasn't charging enough, I kicked back and thought okay, I've made about $475 on fiverr; (two of my repeat clients actually purchased off-fiverr for a combined $700 in sales!).

        Overall, fiverr definitely helped with some of my bills and paid me back for gigs I bought. But hell yeah, I should be charging more - IF I even want to keep doing this stuff.

        I still have my PLR articles on as gigs and I've sold a few of those but I've suspended all my other gigs for a while until I decide if I want to venture back into it or not.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
        I myself have never used Fiverr to hire someone to write articles for me. I pay my writers very well because they do a great job. I could not imagine paying someone only $5 to write a press release or article. Content is very important and I truly believe writers do not get what they deserve in most cases.
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    I guess you definitely get what you pay for. The more money you shell out, the more you can expect in return. Indeed in most cases.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      I completely disagree.

      I've had great results getting videos, press releases, backlinks, you tube channel designs, photoshop work, transcriptions, articles and a lot more. Out of over 100 gigs I've ordered only about 5% haven't been up to the quality I expected.

      Use common sense when you are looking for gigs, check the ratings, and how recently the provider has been active with there gigs.

      I've made a lot of money using fiverrr both for my own business and reselling fivver gigs to others.

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      • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
        What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.
        A well spoken and articulated thought from a presumably American chap. A chap trying to scam Google's algo with paid links. :rolleyes:

        Yup, no scammers in the US. Or the UK. Or Germany. Or ...

        The internet has been full of scammers and spammers since about day 2 of its existence. Now, they just have a new audience ... you.

        Was it at least good porn with some 18 yo hotties? Or was it some of that really weird stuff that makes you uncomfortable to watch and is illegal in many countries?

        I think fiverr is awesome. There are goofy folks on there doing some weird and entertaining stuff for five bucks. Makes me giggle. But, no, I wouldn't call it the best business to business resource out there ...
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      • Profile picture of the author hometutor
        I cut my teeth with Fiverr doing writing and editing sales letters. Finally got so busy I dropped them both and went private.

        I received good graphics work from Fiverr members and even a nice video review of a product, which I did send her so it wasn't made up.

        The main thing to do is see if they reply and look at feedback.

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      • Profile picture of the author erose
        As a little addition to the fiverr sucks, if you search in youtube for "fiverr parody" you will find a funny fiverr hitler parody.
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      • Profile picture of the author ukstar
        I use them to post comments on Google Places, worked fine so far.
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      • Profile picture of the author Haroon Ballim
        There are people who provide quality and people who dont . The country they reside in is irrespective . You cannot judge the quality of work from a particular country based on the few interactions you have had .

        You are only paying a fiverr . Be prepared to part with more money if you want real quality . There are gigs on Fiverr that do provide value for money . They may just not be in the Seo arena but other fields.

        Fiverr gives you the option to reject the work if you are not happy. But more importantly stop basing your judgments on where people hail from. Are you and your neighbour the same . Of course not , yet you live in the same street let alone the same suburb.
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      • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
        Originally Posted by ronr View Post

        I completely disagree.

        I've had great results getting videos, press releases, backlinks, you tube channel designs, photoshop work, transcriptions, articles and a lot more. Out of over 100 gigs I've ordered only about 5% haven't been up to the quality I expected.

        Use common sense when you are looking for gigs, check the ratings, and how recently the provider has been active with there gigs.

        I've made a lot of money using fiverrr both for my own business and reselling fivver gigs to others.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sangfroid
    Hi Dave,

    I have had good luck with Fiverr .

    Email back and forth with the Fiverr person to get
    a feel for their expertise and/or their grasp of the
    English language.

    Regards
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    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

    I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

    Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Seiler
    *Takes out hammer*

    *Proceeds to smash thumb by missing the nail on the head*

    Hammers SUCK! Who the hell designed these things!?

    *never uses a hammer again*
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I'm sorry this happened to you. You really can't expect much for $5 but you should be able to expect much more than this. This is not the norm, I don't think. I use a few writers on a full-time basis but they are not from Fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author East Saxon
      I am considering commisioning some artwork from fiverr. It might be a way of putting some unique content on my site or on Pinterest.
      Anyway I don't mind risking $5.00. You can pay more than that for some of the WSOs promoted here that turn out to be useless crap.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Lim
      Hey, I do agree some of the gig in Fiverr really sucks! And still some is good, just need some time to test it out. Last time I always justify through the comment and their % rate, but now I realise this cannot trust much, because some of these feedback might not real, so.. I think the best way is the gig's is recommand by some of the warrior members here, or go ahead and place first order and try it out, and if manage to find a good gig, then stick with it, and some of them really do a good job with just $5, is good ROI also for long term!
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  • Profile picture of the author emrom
    I have paid for fiverr links....never saw any increase in links.
    Better to just donate to the poor!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    You think Fiverr sucks? Some of it does and I sure as sh*t wouldn't order some dumb backlinks campaign but there are some awesome values on there for certain things.

    For example, for the Podcast that I am starting, I had a professional voice guy do an intro and outro voice over for me for only $5. That's CRAZY! It sounds amazing and a few years ago, that would have cost me $50-$100 easy.
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    • Profile picture of the author PattC
      I've had a couple of good gigs on Fiverr. Nice alternative when you're starting out and on a tight budger.
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    • Originally Posted by Paul Gram View Post

      For example, for the Podcast that I am starting, I had a professional voice guy do an intro and outro voice over for me for only $5. That's CRAZY! It sounds amazing and a few years ago, that would have cost me $50-$100 easy.
      I don't doubt it.

      You know why you got a great v/o artist on Fiverr? Because there's little work for them in radio any more. It's sad.

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      • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
        that really is sad fluffy wonder cat but its not just the v/o artists that are feeling the crunch in america anymore.

        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        I don't doubt it.

        You know why you got a great v/o artist on Fiverr? Because there's little work for them in radio any more. It's sad.

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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I think fiver is a cool ass site I really just think you need to know how to use it for your benefit.

    Never used it before myself, but can definitely see how it would be useful for generating content w/out wasting my own time. May actually mosy on over their right now to get a video done. Thanks warrior forum!
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    You are not expecting the same quality when you pay $5 to be as when you pay $50 for the same service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    Ok, a few things. One, what do you expect for $5? They only get $4 out of that, and then there is a fee to withdraw money, if what I've read is correct. Even if you buy extras, you aren't paying all that much and they are getting even less on their end. That's no excuse for shoddy work on their part, but its an explanation.

    Two, I've actually gotten excellent work out of writers from Fiverr. It all depends on who you hire. There are writers willing to do 1000 word articles for five bucks, and ones willing to do 250 word articles. Generally the latter deliver better work.

    Third, I've also hired many excellent freelancers from Kenya, South Africa and India. The insinuation that if you aren't from a first world country you won't deliver quality work is flawed. I'm not trying to flame you, just trying to let you know that there are hard working and talented freelancers all over the world. If you've gotten bad work from someone either they ripped you off, you were paying too little or there was miscommunication.
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  • Profile picture of the author WhamSoft
    Quality
    Speed
    Price

    You can only pick two. On Fiver you only get one and it is pre-selected for you in most cases.

    I had some great graphics and videos made up on fiver, I was very pleased with the overall value of the services provided.

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  • Profile picture of the author Genycis
    I don't hate on the OP for venting a bit, though the whole foreign thing was a bit out of wack, but I also have to sit back, and if I buy a gig that wasn't what I hoped it to be, I simply say to myself: "at least it was only $5.00" and I keep it movin'. I wouldn't buy gigs that you already know should be well more than $5.00, but some do and think they're going to get $50.00 or $500.00 of work, and are then disappointed big time. Take it for what it is... a $5.00 gig. If it doesn't work, you learn one of two things:

    1) You never buy gigs from that person again
    2) You consider never buying gigs related to that topic that you felt cheated out of again.

    It's just a matter of testing, learning, and moving on. I'm sure there have been many things we all have been burnt on in the IM world that were a lot more than $5.00 before we learned from it. Good for you to vent it out on the forum, though you went a bit excessive. Now take a deep breath, "wooo saahhh", and let it go and on to the next gig.

    Much luck to you with the next one. Just my thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlanO
    You really do need to be careful when looking at feedback on fiverr. Especially for anything having to do with seo. It looks like most people give good feedback before they actually know what they really got.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    All I can say is: are you crazy? Voice overs are great, video editing is great, music is great, high quality backlinking is great, social media is great, traffic is great and many other gigs are excellent. There are many gems on Fiverr that you can pick up which will save you a lot of time.
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  • Yes, there are lot's of good things on fiverr. You should learn to read descriptions and ask correct questions to seller before order.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      I dont know whats worse, the fact the OP expected an outstanding press release for $5, or the fact that he complained about it because it wasnt.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stoney
    Sorry you had a bad experience. There are some shady sellers on Fiverr. I personally have had great results but I had to look through the feedback and see how well they formatted their descriptions before buying. Some sellers offer samples of their service on Fiverr, such as the seller who will create a Signature Scent fragrance based on your preference. Nice stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalens99
    Paying for something for $5 can be a savings or a ripoff depending on what you are looking for. If you are paying $5 for something claiming to be worth $100 then you will get zilch. If you are paying $5 for something worth $10-$15 then you are getting a decent return on your money. It all depends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arroway
    Fiverr is great both for outsorcing as well as making money. You may have had bad experiences with it, but that's simply because you ordered the wrong things from the wrong people. I have a lot of friends who have had nothing but success on that platform.

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  • I think Fiverr is a pretty good site for getting basic stuff done on the cheap.

    The only problem with it, IMO, is that some people get addicted to buying stuff on it, and then they end up with these sites that are just obviously a patchwork of graphics, articles, etc from a variety of different freelancers that were not really coordinating on the project in any meaningful way. This is true with any site where the creator is just pulling stuff off of freelance sites; I have clients who use this strategy, their sites just look "weird" in a way that's hard to describe but easy to identify once you've seen it. But I'd imagine it's even worse with Fiverr, because each job is so narrow in scope.

    Also, IMO, when using a site like Fiverr, you should try to mostly keep it to really basic stuff like logos, product descriptions, forum posts, and so on. With more advanced stuff, you might get something that looks not-too-bad, but isn't really compelling compared to what most of your competitors will be using on their sites. Just as an example, I know people who said they got great video work done on Fiverr, but when they showed it to me, it was pretty obviously not professional quality work. With things like that, you've really got to ask yourself, "okay, but is it really good enough that it will make people want to spend money on my products and services? from a random customer's perspective, does it look compelling or does it smack of "cheap marketing gimmick?"
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  • Profile picture of the author MBDirect
    Sorry you had such a bad experience. We're all vulnerable to raw deals anytime we engage a stranger on the Internet, especially for so little money, and you just have to accept that going in. Don't brand the service by that one gig --- there are a lot of good people there. Only times we've used Fiver, got great results from a caring voiceover talent and mediocre but acceptable results from a Brit article writer.

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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    Sorry to be the w*nker know-it-all busy-body person but... Come on! Common sense says that you're not going to get a high quality link wheel with a well spun article for $5.

    If someone was offering you a car for $100, you'd expect it to go forwards, backwards, left and right. Forget AirCon, Heated Seats and Cruise Control.

    Apply this to Fiverr. You get a spun article (which it was, just not well) and it was placed into a link wheel (which wasn't made up of high quality websites). At the end of the day, you paid $5.

    I personally use Fiverr but know what to and what NOT to buy.

    Things I Like: The video testimonials and voice overs. Social bookmarking. Account creations. All things that are simple and cannot be over complicated and that save me time.

    I 100% AVOID Article Writing, Backlinking and so on.

    As with MOST things in life, just use your bloody common sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
      I wasn't expecting a super high quality link wheel honestly. If he delivered crappy written article I probably wouldn't complain I just wouldn't hire him again.

      But his article was promoting my site as a porno website which is BS and could get me banned from some of my advertisers if they think I promote and sell porn.

      I paid extra for the press release that was allot more than $5, I paid more in hopes she would have put a little extra work and thought into it. The press release was only 250 words. I even made her job super easy by giving her the release 90% done. I mean I could have made my own release in 20 mins or less for free!

      The main reason for hiring her was because of her reviews and the fact she was going to submit it to all the major press release sites

      The person who wrote my release claims she's from Kentucky which is BS because she doesn't write proper English. People lie on there to get work which I think is wrong and scammy!


      Originally Posted by manicmethods View Post

      Sorry to be the w*nker know-it-all busy-body person but... Come on! Common sense says that you're not going to get a high quality link wheel with a well spun article for $5.

      If someone was offering you a car for $100, you'd expect it to go forwards, backwards, left and right. Forget AirCon, Heated Seats and Cruise Control.

      Apply this to Fiverr. You get a spun article (which it was, just not well) and it was placed into a link wheel (which wasn't made up of high quality websites). At the end of the day, you paid $5.

      I personally use Fiverr but know what to and what NOT to buy.

      Things I Like: The video testimonials and voice overs. Social bookmarking. Account creations. All things that are simple and cannot be over complicated and that save me time.

      I 100% AVOID Article Writing, Backlinking and so on.

      As with MOST things in life, just use your bloody common sense.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
        you're not getting a lot of sympathy here I know but don't let anyone ruin your name. That's top priority think about what YOU need to do to rectify this. work on getting those things taken down how can you do it.

        Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

        I wasn't expecting a super high quality link wheel honestly. If he delivered crappy written article I probably wouldn't complain I just wouldn't hire him again.

        But his article was promoting my site as a porno website which is BS and could get me banned from some of my advertisers if they think I promote and sell porn.

        I paid extra for the press release that was allot more than $5, I paid more in hopes she would have put a little extra work and thought into it. The press release was only 250 words. I even made her job super easy by giving her the release 90% done. I mean I could have made my own release in 20 mins or less for free!

        The main reason for hiring her was because of her reviews and the fact she was going to submit it to all the major press release sites

        The person who wrote my release claims she's from Kentucky which is BS because she doesn't write proper English. People lie on there to get work which I think is wrong and scammy!
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  • Profile picture of the author DannyO
    With all these things, it depends on who you get.

    Certainly getting someone to do writing whom isn't a native English speaker is going to prove problematic. However, should you be expecting to pay $5 for an English mother tongue writer within a Western Country - no, no one would do it for $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author emigre
    If articles are involved, it's always better to provide one.

    If it's other stuff, ask for examples of their service.

    You'll cut down quite a lot of crap that way. And I never use services that don't reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phantasm
    You need to be very very picky with fiverr. Don't settle for just anything. Make sure you're getting "quality", and by quality I mean quality for $5 - Which isn't that great anyways.

    I've actually had some surprising success with fiverr and gotten some work done which I consider worth more than $5.
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  • I've gotten all sorts of good gigs on Fiverr. But here's an idea:

    Before you hire writing done, converse some with the seller! If they don't write well in response to your inquiry, they won't likely do so for your content!
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    The person who wrote my release claims she's from Kentucky which is BS because she doesn't write proper English.
    Two points here:
    1. People from other countries, whose first language isn't english, live in Kentucky and other states.
    2. Not everyone in Kentucky, whose first language IS english, speaks proper english
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      you're joking, right? I certainly hope so, because if not, you need a reality check.

      a can of paint here in Canada from Canadian Tire (affectionately called Crappy Tire by discriminating Canucks) costs around $25...

      A painter here charges a MINIMUM of $15 per hour and up for the labor and you buy the paint.


      $5 will get you squat - so don't complain when you are only willing to pay slave wages by North American standards
      Now for a reality check....not everyone buying from fiverr or selling services there is from North America, and couldn't care less what is considered slave wages here because it doesn't apply to them.
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    • Originally Posted by Entrecon View Post

      Two points here:
      1. People from other countries, whose first language isn't english, live in Kentucky and other states.
      2. Not everyone in Kentucky, whose first language IS english, speaks proper english
      So which is it in your case? :p

      English, the language, is always written with a capital E.

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  • Profile picture of the author zharfan
    in my opinion it depends from the service provider, because if you not selected the service provider you just got junkers
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  • Profile picture of the author BigGameHunter
    It is not just $5.... How about $50. I liked Fiverr, did about 180 gigs on there last year. Cancelled a few, accepted most. Good if you cherry pick, headers, banners, videos etc. Lost my techy guy that did little tweaks for me on there. Needed a blog moved from a sub folder to the root. New guy 3 star rating blew up my site and left. Cost me $50 and a week down time to get it back together from my programmer.

    Support did nothing... they didn't even kick the service provider off Fiverr. For those of you who think its $5... He is still there Good luck. Yes, this guy gave the rest a black eye. Moreover, the administrators will cause it to implode. You have to police or you end up with conversations like this.

    I know its my fault because after 180 gigs in a year, I should know better. I know this I don't have xray vision to see the persons skill level. When the risk is greater than the reward is time to leave. Just business.

    If the tomato is bad on my burger I am not going to eat at your restaurant. You can't prop it up with the excuse your burger is the cheapest in town. Doesn't matter. The rotten tomato ruined the whole burger.

    Its a shame because the concept is excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Well, you are not going to get rich off $3.92 any time soon. This is a place where you can get cheap gigs or some exposure. Both buyers and sellers can benefit from this experience. Please who want complete web site for $5 will complain that the quality is very poor. What did you expect anyway?
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanGillam
    I currently run an article service on fiverr to help build up my portfolio (stupid prices tbh) and I gain 5 or 6 customers a day, around 4 of these become repeat customers. I like to think this is because my work is good. Sure it takes me a few hours to research articles properly but I have gained a foundation of knowledge in a whole range of subjects. So if you are searching for article writers then please look at feedback because some people are doing great jobs even if its for a low price!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    I've been having bad luck at Fiverr lately. I bought 4 gigs from different sellers recently and three of them have given me a false delivery. Why does Fiverr even allow that? Then the order gets marked "delivered" and Fiverr thinks that the order was fine. Why can't they just send a regular message about the delay instead of putting it in the delivery box?

    I get an email from Fiverr that says, "Congratulations! Seller has delivered your work." So I go to see the work and instead I see a note (in the delivery box) that says, "Need more time to finish. A couple more hours please." And that was 2 days ago. Another seller said he's swamped and will get to me by the end of the day. Of course that didn't happen. The other seller had a relative write in the delivery box that he's in the hospital and I need to be patient.

    It seems that late deliveries and false deliveries are becoming more common on Fiverr. Out of my last 35 orders, 19 of them had to be cancelled because the seller never delivered.

    I don't know if I'll continue to use Fiverr if this kind of stuff keeps up. I use Fiverr to make my life easier, not to become more aggravated!
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    • Originally Posted by JeanneLynn View Post

      I've been having bad luck at Fiverr lately. I bought 4 gigs from different sellers recently and three of them have given me a false delivery. Why does Fiverr even allow that? Then the order gets marked "delivered" and Fiverr thinks that the order was fine. Why can't they just send a regular message about the delay instead of putting it in the delivery box?
      They need to stop the clock or they get dinged.

      Even one late delivery can reduce a seller's rating to the point that the gig will seldom be seen. And if you're Level 1 or Level 2, you risk losing that status. (Not that it really means anything, but it's a point of pride for some people.)

      Report them to Customer Service. Or you can reset it to Not Complete.

      I had one seller who was offering a prime placement on a very popular Squidoo page. When I bought the gig, she informed me the placement was booked solid for a month and I would just have to wait. She then put the gig in Completed status so she could collect her pay. We had a Complete/Not Complete war that lasted several weeks before she finally gave in and refunded my money. (This was before customer service.)

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Zalesky
    Guess I need to create a site called Twentyfiverr so we can get some low quality stuff haha. Never had any good luck with that site but then again I never really used it because I dont want anything someone can give me thats 5 bucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Wu
    Well, it is hard to judge at this moment. As a market place, we all just have to be careful in choosing vendors. Some of them on fiverr do get job done but hey for 5 bucks that is way cheap. I have used several vendors on Fiverr and got ok results. In the end, it is just like bought a cup of coffee but didn't finish it because the coffee wasn't tasted perfect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    I will bellydance with your website on my stomach for 30 seconds for $5


    How can you say this is junk.

    But really I have bought some good gigs on fiverr and it is a matter of contacting the seller and checking what you want.

    Lets face it an investment of 5 dollars should not break you and then you just might find someone who does good work you can use over and over again.

    Quentin
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    • Profile picture of the author Social App Zone
      One of the best things about Fiverr is it provides some interesting and sometimes left field marketing ideas.

      It is amusing to see how far people will go for a mere $5.

      I have just ordered a collection of insane gigs to market my platform. Best case scenario extra traffic/sign ups, worst case a few dollars and a good laugh
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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Wu
      That was good gig! I am gonna order that just for fun, only 5 bucks. I like this thread!

      Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

      I will bellydance with your website on my stomach for 30 seconds for $5


      How can you say this is junk.

      But really I have bought some good gigs on fiverr and it is a matter of contacting the seller and checking what you want.

      Lets face it an investment of 5 dollars should not break you and then you just might find someone who does good work you can use over and over again.

      Quentin
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I actually just ordered a gig from fiverr. The guys service was fast and excellent. I couldn't be happier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paramvir Jakhar
    currently i am working on fiverr...and earning good amount of money
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  • Profile picture of the author lossman29
    Agree with the OP. Fiverr used to be great but now it's just become a place for really bad service,at least in the IM industry.
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    • Profile picture of the author mosthost
      Originally Posted by lossman29 View Post

      Agree with the OP. Fiverr used to be great but now it's just become a place for really bad service,at least in the IM industry.
      How would it not be? Look at the market they're catering to.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
      I just started on Fiverr the other day providing 1000 links to whois sites. Doing quite good today. Working on another order right now. I think this is a hot item since Penguin was released.

      As for other sellers I cannot say, but I try my best. There are a few there that go far and beyond what is expected for 5 bucks. Some of the gigs requested are far reaching to say the least.

      These days however you will find a bad egg everywhere you look. I don't label anything as totally bad. For instance I had to go through a ton of people at Iwriter till I found the right person. Once you have the right person, well then you have someone you can work with on future projects and don't have to go through the muck again.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    I disagree. Fiverr is a great website. You can almost find any service you want on Fiverr. And most of the service providers give quality service. Also you can sell your service. People buy if you have a quality service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Francois du_Toit
    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.
    What a naive and ignorant statement to make. I am sorry to say but with such a narrow-minded mindset the odds of you building a successful internet marketing business are not in your favor...
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Wu
    OK, enough of Fiverr talking, regardless Fiverr is making its cut nicely as long as people are still participating, that is the beauty of being a owner of a website like Fiverr. The idea of Fiverr has been paid off for sure...
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  • Profile picture of the author AlstonA
    whatever best for for me actually its like a king for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Solid Web
    Anyone whose never used fiverr before should by no means be put off my this post, I use fiverr all the time for just over a year now and I can count on one hand the amount of times a gig has gone wrong, when you order you need to make sure your ordering from a reliable member with a proven track record, the amount of orders in his/her que is a good way of knowing if its a good gig or not.

    If the gig doesn't come though accordingly or is late, send a private message to the provider, and I can guarantee that they will be willing to correct the mistake with a full refund because the last thing the want you to do is leave bad feedback, I'm talking from experience guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoralexon
    I have stopped using Fiverr as well. I might get back into it because I have thought of a task or two that I would actually be able to complete in a very short time, short enough to justify the low payment.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    I've purchased some great gigs on fiverr.

    I went in there with realistic expectations though, and despite that I was still disappointed on occasions, but I was also blown away .. you will find diamonds in the rough, but you have to dig deep sometimes.

    I had a logo done by one designer on Fiverr, then showed it to a friend without telling them how/where I had it done and they thought it cost me around £75 for the work.

    I wanted to order another but the designer paused the gig so I had to find another gig for my logo design and seriously, it was like some kid who downloaded PS and thought he was a graphic designer, but it was $5 so I wasn't expecting to be blown away.

    There are some bad apples like everywhere who will either mess you around or give you rubbish service, but there really are some good peeps who go well out of their way to make sure you get something good and come back and order again.

    For those who mess you about/give you poor service & don't deliver ... that's what customer support is for .. I've only really had to contact them once and my issue was resolved pretty quick

    the words, you get what you pay for really ring true here though
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  • Profile picture of the author hassan001
    Mate 5$ means 1 or if very cheap then 2 articles only

    Don't expect that a person will be doing 10 articles for you and submitting it to different directories too :p

    Never buy such content from fiverr.... You can buy an article or a graphic, logo, cover or any other such product which seems reasonable in $5 to you.....

    All the best....
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  • I've had some bad purchases on fiverr, but the good FAR outweighs the bad. I get MUCH more than what I pay for.
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  • Profile picture of the author ednri871
    The old saying "You get what you pay for," comes to mind. I have used Fiver for small tasks but if you are looking for professional work done goto a freelance site and pay more.
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  • Profile picture of the author hicksdelight
    Problem is more popular a gig becomes more saturated the site said person is posting your link on becomes and more chance of links de-valuing or just being taken off in a clean up.
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  • Profile picture of the author zerofill
    Heh...
    Why the hell anyone would buy things like Press releases on Fiverr is beyond me anyway.

    I have purchased over 100 gigs at Fiverr and never had 1 issue ever.

    Probably because I only buy things like video intros, or goofy photos or videos, social bookmarks...

    I don't buy press releases, articles, programming, on Fiverr...

    Secondly... you only buy from people that have a big track record, a bunch of recent work finished, and a very low queue.

    1) The jobs completed is one way to tell if they are real
    2) Recent work tells you they are actively doing stuff
    3) Low queue means they get the stuff done fast

    Too many people just look around, find what they are looking for, and buy. They pay no attention to those 3 things. Then they get burned...
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  • Profile picture of the author stan07
    It's a shame you had a poor experience @ fivver, my own has been ok for the most part maybe 2 out of 10 which weren't up to scratch. I think my only concern would be in the IM space when you are a newbie and get pointed in this direction it could severely dent your confidence especially if this were the missing piece to the jigsaw.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Well it's like what a momma use to say.... "You pay peanuts and you get monkeys".

    Seriously though, I've had a few duffers from Fiverr but there is a few "good eggs" on there.... Just need to find them.

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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    I also sell and buy gigs at fiverr. Although, I don't spend much time on it, haven't had bad experiences yet.

    I know that it is a great platform to build a list of potential buyers. Once you deliver your work and if they are satisfied with the service, you can always ask them if they want to join your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Wu
    The best way to use Fiverr is first to sort the sellers by the popularity and second contact the seller to have the feedback on the response time and communication level. Once these 2 are passed then go on and place your order. Again, in the end you can always reject the delivery with legit comments. So, again it is a fair market.
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  • Profile picture of the author lustique
    I think if you do your homework and research hard enough you can find some gems.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Not true Not true.. I always have good experience with Fiverr, you just have to take some time to search.. I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot of good gigs..

    Read the testi from previous buyers will help a lot in your decision making..

    God bless,
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    • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
      Overall, my experience with Fiverr has been terrific! I've used a couple of strategies picking people. First, look for lots of positive reviews, contact the person to see if they are available and can do what I need.

      Next way I've picked is someone who has yet to receive any jobs. I've found they are usually eager to get some positive reviews built up, so they usually over deliver.

      You can see when their last activity on the site was too. If someone hasn't been logged in for quite some time, that may be a red flag.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShayeB
    Warning, this is coming from a previous Fiverr worker.

    I can't really say I agree with Fiverr being pure junk, there are some good people and services on there. Maybe not as much as we would like for there to be, but what can you do? I think that if you want to find quality work by hard working individuals, you need to pay the ultimate price, to an extent I agree with "Well what do you expect to recieve when you pay only $5?". However, I would like to say that not everything on there is junk! I use to rewrite articles with a partner on WF, but we had to part ways because of our different interests, 2 years later(2010) I'm trying to find a way to make some decent income online, only problem is I don't have any money to start. I created a Fiverr gig and was creating new content for whoever asked for it, I honestly can say that I offered all my clients my best work, nothing less. Only time I ran into a problem was when one client suddenly changed his mind and realized that he didn't want any articles, what did he do? He attempted to say that my articles were not unique. This is total BS because every article I created is CopyScape checked. The rest of my customers were all sorts of happy with my work, I earned a total of $32, enough to allow me to move onto bigger greener pastures (WF). Fiverr was alright, I don't like how we are only paid $4 though, that really does put a damper on things. Anyways, I'm done raving on and on. I just want to point out that if you're looking for quality, really do some searching. You get what you pay for most of the time, that doesn't mean that the most expensive service is the most quality, it could be the complete opposite. Also, if you do use Fiverr to find workers to outsource to, keep in mind that not all of them are indians who don't know what they're doing. I'm not bashing on the indians, I love people of all ethnicities and from various regions and all walks of life, but I think that if you're going to hire someone to rewrite English articles for instance, they need to be from the USA and actually live the culture to understand how everything works. Thats my input.

    I hope all this makes sense,it's been a long day, I'm off to bed now.

    Best Regards
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    • Why the hell anyone would buy things like Press releases on Fiverr is beyond me anyway.

      This person has a point.

      Most people want press releases for one of two reasons:

      1) They actually want the content published in recognized media, like Google News or a major newspaper, or

      2) They just want it published somewhere online so they can get links from it.

      If you're looking for 1), you're going to have to pay a lot more than $5, both to have the PR written and to have it distributed.

      If you just want links from free press release sites, you'll have to hire a Fiverr writer and a Fiverr PR distributor (few people do both for $5).

      To avoid disappointment, make sure you understand what the Fiverr seller is offering.

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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    I still use fiverr, not as much as I used to but there are still great gigs there. As for backlinks and social media bookmarking etc., all these people saying keep it under 400 or 200 or whatever are WAY off. Keep it under 25 is more like it.

    The problem with fiverr isn't that there aren't great gigs left, it is that it takes so long to find the really good ones that it costs much more than $5 in your time spent.
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  • Profile picture of the author singatechnology
    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!
    This is not correct in my experience. Here are some of the non-social-marketing services they provided.

    1) Fiver provider creating professional covers for my Kindle books.

    2) I have a regular Voice-over artist providing 60 seconds voice (mp3 file) for just $5.

    3) Created over 20 short videos in different niche markets

    4) Last week, I appointed a Virtual Assistance from Philippians - she worked 1 hour for just $5 bucks.

    Have a nice day.
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    Dude relax. Its fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovecareshare
    Hi,
    I have bought many Fiverr products and services, and of course, most of them are good. But overall for $5 it is a good deal to test out things on your website.
    It is good to pick those that has top-rated sellers badge and to read the buyers feedback.
    cheers, Bob
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  • Profile picture of the author savyeman
    Fiverr does actually have some great gigs. Again you need to test. Because they are people on there who do not know what they are doing

    But their are people who does.

    You don't have order a gig unless before contacting the seller.

    Contact the seller and find out if they can give samples before you order articles then run it though copy scape.

    You can also do that for other gigs try to get a sample or try talking to them see if they know english

    You just have to be careful but there are some good gigs on Fiverr
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  • Profile picture of the author Razvan Rovinaru
    I have to agree and disagree at the same time. You just need to sort out the good providers from the bad. Yes, that can take you a little time and money, but when you do compile your list of trusted providers, you can get a whole lot of quality for your business for just $5 each.

    Just because one - two providers delivered crap quality doesn't mean that Fiverr sucks, sorry.
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    For $5 you can't cry, what you pay is what you get. If you need a quality service then go to warrior for hire section and pay those real those warrior for services.
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  • Profile picture of the author w1Nk
    +1

    india and African people only pisses me off. all their BULLSH*T scam emails! aarh!!
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    • Profile picture of the author cjseven
      Originally Posted by w1Nk View Post

      +1

      india and African people only pisses me off. all their BULLSH*T scam emails! aarh!!
      for me is the fat people. hate their work.

      and also the skinny guys. who they think they are?!

      and yes... if they are skinny and indian or fat and african... oh my god. can't work with them! BIG LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author RonLeroy
    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

    I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

    Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
    Relax mate, you give us MacDonalds we give you junk articles - fair deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack69
    i disagree too.
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    • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
      Fiverr is ok . You just can't walk in and throw money on everyone. The feedback system is fair enough, you need to make a little resarch and you will find something good. When it comes to something more important just go on oDesk, freelance etc, look at people portofolio and you're done. Fiverr is ok for smaller things.
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  • Profile picture of the author sundown16
    I haven't got a bad word to say about Fiverr
    mind you I only go to them for small jobs such as
    banner creation or social bookmarking, but my
    experience has been good.. quick service and quality stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author thietkelogo
    I lile fiverr and i use it everyday. It is very useful for my project
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  • Profile picture of the author Meyowza
    When using fiver. I try to keep it with American sellers. Only way to filter them is through the grammar on their service description and many positive reviews.

    If I am buying from a foreign seller, I only purchased based on their reviews with at least 97% positive reviews out of at least 30+ gigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Many Fiverr competitors are emerging out gradually. The day is not far off when all these competitors come to limelight and take the front seat!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Roth
    I've had a couple of good strippers do videos for me on fiverr for $5 so I'm happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author IsayHey
    Well, its as bad as the seller I suppose, its not actually that bad but when it comes to things such as SEO and content making, there are so many ways in which you can go around and cut corners with this and make a cheap quick buck, people prefer to take this route.

    Think about it, peoples mentality with this is why take time to do something for $5 when you can get away with taking a couple of minutes to make that $5.

    People are lazy, and Fiverr gives that oppurtunity to be lazy and get rewarded. This is what fiverr has become. BUT when it comes to other general things, its a nice thing to have there!
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Can't agree! cause I have got some really good article writers and some scrape box blaster. and i really get good result.
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    • I've used it a ton for research, you can spend $50 and get a whole market researched practically. Like everyone else has been saying, you've got to use for the right things and keep your expectations in check.
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    • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
      I just started using fiver a few days ago and over the last 3 days alone I've order somewhere around 30 gigs.

      So I will say that there are some people on fiver who are beyond hard workers, and will do some incredible stuff for you for $5.

      For instance, I was watching one guy work on my site as he was actually working on it. I was logged into my wordpress, kept watching the code change, then he'd go into my css and change that code a bit.

      Anyway the guy had a major problem with the code, and it took him 4 hours straight working on the site just to fix it.

      I felt like a total ass because this guy was so hung up on doing a good job for me, but I gave him a nightmare of a fiver gig.

      So of course the second he finished I tipped him another $5.

      I had quite a few people like this go completely out of their way to do incredible work for $5. So far I think I've tipped 3 sellers thats how please I was.

      Now the bad side. I didn't really notice till around my 10th order, but you WILL INEVITABLY FIND some horrible sellers on there.

      Here is one thing I do not recommend anyone does.

      There is an option to request fiver gigs, just by typing in the work you need, posting it, and people come find you.

      I did NOT start having a bad experience, untill I started requesting special gigs. For some reason when THOSE sellers started messaging me, for requests, they all sucked so bad I can't even explain.

      To the point where the first 4 people who had CONTACTED ME after my request, wound up dissappearing completely.

      The 1 guy who took the job did a HORRIBLE JOB.

      So days later I put out another request, the same thing happens. I get a bunch of guys acting like their interested, dying to do the work for me. I pm them back details, they dissappear. Or worse say they will do the work than don't.

      What I'm wondering is I think there are people who are always making new accounts, and the only way they can get work (because they don't have reviews) is by messaging people who put up requests.

      THIS PEOPLE ARE THE WORST. So I went back to buying gigs ONLY from members with long & established feedback.

      I will tell you this, its only $5 yes, but you ABSOLUTELY NEED TO CHECK YOUR SELLERS REVIEWS **BEFORE*** you even waste your time speaking to them, never mind paying.

      I'd say out of the roughly $150 I spend, maybe $100 worth turned out to be fair work, around $50 in gigs that just sucked.

      So I'm slowly learning too who the really excellent sellers are, by going back to the ones I tipped before, and they're more than happy to do the work. If if its a gig they're not offering, instead of making a request, I PM the sellers who ALREADY did good work for me. It only makes logical sense to work that way imo.

      You NEED TO STICK with just a few good sellers imo, and do NOT rush into any gigs like I did or you will wind up losing a bit of money.

      Overall I still love fiver because it helps me get work done much faster, for much cheaper, and it really is an art you have to learn just how to use it properly imo.

      -Red
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexx
    There used to be alot of decent stuff on Fiverr. Then it's just been diluted down, much like Tumblr with crappy posts/gigs.

    Look's like something similar might happen with Pinterest too if they don't buckle up!
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    What kind of quality did you expect for 5 dollars???
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    • Profile picture of the author Rhadoo7
      I had just discovered Fiverr, and it seems quite interesting! I will try making some gig offers myself, and I will also buy some to see how it goes...

      And the first that I'll buy would definitely be one with a sexy girl writing my website name on her breasts! You just can't go wrong with that! LOL
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      • Profile picture of the author IMAnthony
        Did you expect a professional work for ...$5? Did you? really...?
        Even for just $5 I ordered a two tier backlinks pyramid (profile forum) and my site was from nowhere to page 2 in two weeks....I mean for $5..that's a steal.
        And ordered twice, and with others backlinks sources, my site is in page 1 place number 2 and I hope soon it gets top position.
        Fiverr...does not suck! I love fiverr!
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  • Profile picture of the author James B
    You pay for what you get, its that simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author lembone
    I have found a lot to great people on Fiver and which i have made a lot of Money by using some of the people Directly from it. Yes it is true that you can find a lot of crap listing on there, but it is 5 bucks and believe it or not, there are alot of smart and talented people on Fiver. I hired a Guy from Indonesia to do some FB Wall pages Last year and he spoke Very Good English and we even had to adjust our Schedule to communicate each day to get the work that we were getting in each wEek from new clients. So if you are using Fiver just Investigate each person before you Buy!
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  • I have purchased some great gigs on Fiverr. I use it regularly to outsource a lot of stuff. Yes there is some crap there but there are also some very decent gigs there if you look for feedback and good ratings.

    I always check out the ratings before I purchase a gig. I also ask the seller questions before purchasing.

    The have a very decent cancellation system too and you can get people to re do the job if you are not happy with the job completion.
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  • Hi Dave90210, I comprehend your anger against Fiverr, but there are also (a few of) good people.
    Also I got a press release to throw away, some horrible articles, and a banner who is good just to be trashed, but I known good persons I'm yet in contact with.

    After some time I'm on Fiverr, I learnt to check many things before making an order, for example I check how many time is required to answer my question, I check other comments, I check double times other listings and so on.

    By my side I recommend to avoid backlinks like plague, and also articles, because at iWriter you can get them for cheaper than on Fiverr.
    For the rest, I found good sellers of social bookmarking, interviews, audio to text writers and so on.

    About the country, I'm in accord with you. I'm Italian and registered from Italy, but I have an UK flag on my profile. What's that?

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  • Profile picture of the author Video Whiz
    For many things Fiverr is perfectly fine. I just wouldn't personally purchase any type of links that have to do with "lists"... scrapebox, AA, etc... they are spammed to death and leave a footprint a mile long. Even the social bookmarking services I am leery of... for $5 I doubt they are taking too many precautions with footprints. Very possible most of the bookmarks are coming from the same accounts, not spinning usernames, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author JD Ways
    I think Fiverr is great over all! Most of the time the sellers have integrity (in my experience) and are happy to communicate with you and I have had sellers make changes and corrections to my bought gigs after I bought them. One thing about Fiverr is you can't expect to outsource the really important stuff ( links) for 5 bucks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I haven't read further than this so its probably been said in some form or another.

    If you want to pay monkey rates, then expect monkey type work. It's mad just paying $5 (of which they only get $4) and expecting them to care whether it's a good job or not. Go somewhere decent, pay a decent rate and in return you should get a decent piece of work. (It's not rocket science)

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    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

    I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

    Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    About half the time, I've found some really quality providers on Fiverr! These are the ones that were shrewd enough to realize that if they overdeliver on their service, they will get repeat business. And sure enough, they have!

    They treat Fiverr as their loss leader in order to develop relationships with purchasers. So on that 2nd,3rd or 4th go around they can develop their business OUTSIDE of Fiverr and earn more money.

    It can be hit or miss, but there's good ones on Fiverr!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marsala
    I haven't had a bad experience on Fiverr yet. I have to admit I didn't use it that much so far but I was very satisfied. There are some good gigs on Fiverr. One thing that helps is to use to "rating" filter to your search results. Choose the sellers with the highest ratings. It worked for me so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrDay
    There's plenty of good quality gigs on Fiverr. You need to actually spend sometime researching and networking with others to see what sellers are legit and deliver good work.

    Another thing I do if I'm still unsure about a seller is to ask some questions to see how long they take to respond and what kind of response they give me.

    Some of the backlink gigs are straight up insanely good for $5. They do exist, you just need to find them and connect with some of the sellers in that category.

    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    I just got 3 great sales pages on Fiverr for $10 each.
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  • Actually I've have found some quality services there... you've just got to keep searching. It's very cheap and if you find a quality service you'll save a bunch!
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  • Profile picture of the author ayhaah
    I think fiverr is very good place , There are some good seller who gives quality service in 5$.
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  • Profile picture of the author James B
    If your a seller then your actually getting $4, plus hit with the additional fee with paypal lol.
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      I have used Fiverr a few times in the past and have always been pleased with the work. I did only purchase gigs, however, never actually offered my services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hayley McKeever
    Yeah, I have to agree too, fiverr is good for the small things. I've had a website banner header made, and also some advertising done for me via facebook and twitter, with some results. Not huge results, but what can you expect for $5?
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  • Profile picture of the author iramency
    I'm with Ron, some things are golden but overall I learned the hard way buying.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The big problem I have with fiverr, is they say "Oh, I'll give you a backink on a pr6 site". They won't tell you the site, because that's a violation of fiverr terms of service. So you pay the $5 and find out it has 22 links in from porn sites and it's a redirect, because the first post ever was two weeks ago. I don't know how they do all that blackhatting and masking and I really don't want to know. Now you are stuck with your link on there. OUCH!

    Then you have the millions of happy feedback customers who don't know any better (because you checked and this person has a 100% gig rating) and unbeknowgst to the whole community of happy campers they are now linked to a site whose primarly backlinks in are from porn sites and they are redirecting from an Asian ginseng blog with naked strippers on it that is now a business niche site. I really don't call this a quality backlink.

    However, there are a few goose eggs hidden in the plethora of garbage.

    PS Does anyone know a site I can use for finding out if a site has been newly redirected? Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author AJ Warrior
    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

    I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

    Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
    What do expect for five dollars? there are some good gigs on there but not many. I recommend going to a real out sourcer who wont send garbage links to your site.

    This is the best advice I can give to you
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  • Profile picture of the author GrandmaSue
    I've had some good experiences and some bad, but basically - if a service for $5 sounds too good to be true, it probably is - especially if it involves internet marketing in some way!
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  • Profile picture of the author LindaYzq
    WOW...harsh word for a $5 gig!

    I also did my homework before ordering & I've gotten good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarvinRivera
    Yeah you only get what you pay for. We can't really expect fiverr guys to give us a mansion when we can only pay for nails.


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  • Profile picture of the author MM80
    Got disappointed some times but got also some good stuff done on fiverr! I guess it relly depends what you order!
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  • Profile picture of the author colub
    By allowing Gigs and Jobs to be sold for more than $5 the alternative fiverr like sites, ie microjob sites, actually can offer better services. The seller doesn't need to cut corners offering his services for $5 when he can offer the service for its true worth say $10, $15 even $100
    However one thing that I have learned from my own site is that $5 is that magic number that makes Fiverr financially successful. even though I offer many sales prices $5 is the most popular sales amount. I believe this is because for the Buyer when looking at a buying a gig/job they may think "is this a scam or legit?". But for $5 its not much of a risk, so they buy it anyway. At $10 they are less likely to part with their money, but the reality is that your typical $10 job on microjobs sites is far better value than $5 jobs, and less likely to be a ripoff.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMysteryBox
    i have used fiverr a few times for logos and making funny happy birthday videos for friends... it was good/funny
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  • Profile picture of the author aaaa33030
    I've had several articles written by a foreign fiverrer

    The articles are currently listed at ezinearticles

    Maybe you're choosing the wrong fiverr sellers
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  • Profile picture of the author sackboy127
    Truth be told, there are quite a few hidden gems on Fiverr as well, you just have to find these quality gigs.

    Regarding writers, I usually prefer those that are just starting out, and only have 1 or 2 feedback. Look at their writing styles in their gig descriptions and decide accordingly. The good thing about these writers is that they aren't full of orders to complete and they need the feedback, so they'll take the time to produce quality work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Duc
    I have good experiences with fiverr. Choosing a guy with good rating always work out fine for me. Asking some questions before you order will also help to figure out with whom you are dealing.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I'm curious to see if the OP still has such a negative opinion of Fiverr after all of these posts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Martyn Wilson
    I don't think that it's Fiverr that sucks. Just some of the people. The same can be said for many other sites including this one. There are good and bad people on just about every forum, social networking and business site out there.

    I've just had an audio interview over an hour in length transcribed very professionally for four gigs ($20).
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  • Profile picture of the author bigcoolio
    I've been pretty lucky with fiverr overall. Had some seo gigs that got me to the first page of google from out in the sticks so can't complain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Krisz Rokk
    I got some pretty good work done on Fiverr for covers, banner design and stuff like that.
    And I had bad experiences with article writing - tested 3 people - you get what you pay for, so no complaining about that. Since I use Odesk and the quality is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author warezQQ
    I like fiverr!!! I have set up a few social marketing gigs and they are selling quite well... Don't offer things that will not earn you enough money, don't expect high quality from underrated gigs... For some stuff fiverr is the place to be (especially crazy stuff )
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  • Profile picture of the author serafina
    What i seeing here you expect 100$ work for 5$ with the same quality...:lol...just avoid gig that to good to be true...and fiverr like gem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Sterling
    Originally Posted by Dave90210 View Post

    The only one good thing Fiverr is good for is social bookmarking, other than that it's pure junk!!!

    You have people on there from foreign non English speaking countries lying and saying there from the US. They write horrible press releases, sounds like they use Google translate to do them and pretty much everything they write is pure junk!!!

    I had one guy make me a link wheel with 100% feedback and he spun an article for my wheel about and making porn. My site has nothing to do with porn. I was so pissed and contacted the guy to ask him to delete what he had done and he never responded. The crappy article he spun was garbage also the English sounded like a 2 yr old wrote it.

    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.

    Theirs some people from India who are very good programmers that I have dealt with so not all people from India are bad. I've just have had bad experiences with people writing articles and press releases who claim to be American but are not American at all.
    Hi, there is alot of talent on fiverr.com you just have to find it and sometimes it can take a while but the talent is there. I have found many gems in different categories.

    Of course there are some who are just woeful but on the whole its a great site. You may get burned sometimes but you just got to roll with the punches and keep on keeping on. Thats how massive success is found.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author prosperus
    I agree with Sangfroid.If you ask the seller a few questions before ordering you can usually tell by their answers and attitude whether or not you think their gig is worth pursuing. I do this on many occasions
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    • Originally Posted by prosperus View Post

      I agree with Sangfroid.If you ask the seller a few questions before ordering you can usually tell by their answers and attitude whether or not you think their gig is worth pursuing. I do this on many occasions
      Increasingly, I am finding that some sellers won't answer questions because they're afraid you'll find out what they're doing.

      The last seller I asked about her supposed PR6 blog told me she couldn't divulge that information for fear of negative SEO. I don't believe it for a minute.

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      Originally Posted by prosperus View Post

      I agree with Sangfroid.If you ask the seller a few questions before ordering you can usually tell by their answers and attitude whether or not you think their gig is worth pursuing. I do this on many occasions
      Maybe they have a bad attitude because they are earning $4 per gig and you're wasting their timer asking them questions. Just an idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author BizEffortsOnline
    There are a lot of quality gigs on Fiverr. I've had a few eBook/Timeline covers made in the past, as well as some WordPress Templates. No complaints here.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbizideas312
    What has the internet become? All the internet is now is a bunch of scammers from South Africa and India who claim their from the US and take your money and give you pure junk in return.
    I agree that to sell on Fiverr is ridiculous, your just chasing pennies, but there are also so many good services/ providers. Does ebay have scammers? Ofcourse, it's your job to do your due diligence, and find the one's who aren't scammers.

    As a resource Fiverr rocks, just know not everyone will be good, but it's worth a fiver right?

    I do agree that 90% of seo services suck on Fiverr, but there are so many other services and great providers I wouldn't count them out. Just my 2 cents.

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  • Profile picture of the author shadowarrior
    Sorry for your bad experience with fiverr but there are some relly good quality gigs.....you just need to do your research first.....
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  • Profile picture of the author twersk
    The biggest problem with Fiverr is that after you hire somebody, you may have to wait quite a while for the finished product...which is OK by itself...but then the actual result may be poor or not what you expected...and then you feel kinda silly asking for your 5 bucks back!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyberstorm
    Personally, I have had only positive experiences with fiverr. I stick to top rated sellers as far as possible and make sure to always read reviews (both positive and negative)
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    I have had some great gigs ordered on Fiverr.com.

    You can order some fantastic PLR stuff from there and I have also ordered some good solid graphics from there too!

    I think I know where you are coming from when someone rips you off no matter what the price is it can leave you feeling frustrated.

    Hope you over come and move on my friend (Onwards & Upwards)!!!
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    • Does ebay have scammers? Ofcourse, it's your job to do your due diligence, and find the one's who aren't scammers.

      How would you do that on Fiverr? People often leave positive feedback even though they really have no clue whether or not the gig was good, only that it was completed.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kenny Damian
    I have used Fiverr many times with no issues. You just have to take your time, correspond with the other party and see if he /she knows their stuff. You can tell
    by then if the person is a scammer or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author HenryABranch
    It is about learning to strike GOLD in any market. They will always be Good and Bad sellers. Moreover, for only $5...the risk is ridiculously low !
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  • Profile picture of the author themaab
    I've had some good experiences on Fiverr, but yeah, for the most part it's hardly worth $5 bucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author MysteryOfSean
    Thanks Dave, I just started using Fiverr. I should be a little cautious. It sounded like a good deal, but what should I expect for $5.00? You made a lot of sense in your comment! thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author its2late
    You are sort of right. There are very few gigs that are totally worth it (some designers for instance) but most gigs are s***. Let's face it, for $5 you can't expect someone to do a good job! The only way they can do it for such a low price is if they have some kind of a software that does everything, no one will work more than a few minutes for 5 bucks.
    That being said, I would never ever recommend hiring someone to write content for your website in $5, it is not a good idea. Plus almost all the link wheels offered on Fiverr will cause you way way more damage than they would help you.
    A short movie, a design work, account creations, stuff like that are the only gigs I would purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Clemons
    I've had some AMAZING voice-over work done for $5 among other things. Fiverr has a lot of great uses. You just gotta be careful with some of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Desi
    Ok - I'm a bit biased because I have a very successful gig on Fiverr (63 orders in my que ). I don't think my gig is junk at all nor are all gigs on Fiverr. Personally I feel that the quality of my service is on par with professionals that charge 10x what I charge. There are a lot of sellers who deliver amazingly great quality gigs.

    However, I'll admit, the results have been mixed when I've placed orders. It's been about 75% "WOW!" 15% "meh..it's what I expect for $5" and 10% "well, that sucked and was misleading"

    Fiverr has some real gems hidden in its vast array of gigs. Don't discount it entirely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nosense
    Fiverr does sucks. But!
    There are 1000's of other sites like Fiverr.
    This is why I use sites like "Nopolise.Com - Because every one needs Mo..."
    You really do get what you pay for and trust me, you don't get much for $5.00
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  • Profile picture of the author Dex88
    I suppose it really is difficult to know which fiverr gig will actually get you what you need... But once you finally find that person who can provide with you with the right service it will all be worth it!
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    I like Fiverr ok, I mainly use it for content writers and article marketing robot lists.
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