Have you heard of Fiverr?
It’s a cool and clever website where you can hire service pros of all kinds for five bucks. (Yes, it has two Rs. I don’t know why. Perhaps someone else who gets it can explain it.)
I’m redesigning my Beloved’s business website, and he needed a new logo. I had no real idea of what I wanted — just the words — so I hired a woman in the United Kingdom to throw out five ideas for five bucks. Five bucks!
She came back in 24 hours with five amazingly clever concepts. For a few bucks more, she provided our favorite in color, black-and-white, on a white background, on a transparent background,in high resolution and in low resolution.
It was so easy!
Now I’m working with a man from Pakistan to program my website design ideas (that’s costing more than five bucks, but that’s OK — I’m willing to spring for the whole kit and kaboodle for a multi-page website).
Fiverr is great no matter what kind of service you might need (except a haircut — that might be tough — although you can get full professional beauty consultation for five bucks).
Because I hired the logo designer, I earned five bonus bucks in some Fiverr promotion or another, so now I have five bucks to spend. On anything! And I’ve got to do it before March 1. I want to do something fun, but I can’t decide. Maybe my loyal readers can help me figure it out.
Should I have someone rewrite my “about the author” blurb? How about a one-week personal workout program? I could have someone cast “an extremely powerful Kabbalah spell.” I could invest in “a rhyming poem, snarky letter, or back-handed hallmark card type comment” worthy of shouting from the rooftops. I could have someone write a message on their lips or in cappuccino froth and take a photo for posterity. Or maybe something even more bizarre and creative.
Heck, I could even have someone write a Minnesota Transplant blog post for me!
What do you think? How should I spend my fiver?