The freelance site Fiverr.com is growing fast. On this site, you can find almost any type of service for $5.00, plus an extra fifty cents for the service fee. If you haven’t browsed Fiverr lately (or ever), you may be missing out on some great opportunities. Among other things, people who advertise gigs on this site can save you lots of time and money. You may be able to get special discounts on services you already use.
Fiverr is such a vast site that it would be impossible to cover even a fraction of what is offered. However, the following will provide some examples of some of their best money saving gigs. This might spark your imagination to search for even more gigs that might interest you. Please note that the following sections will include links to actual gigs on Fiverr. A specific gig, however, may not be available by the time you click on it. So if you’re interested in the topic, you can always do a search on Fiverr to find similar gigs. The listed ones are money saving hacks examples to get you started.
EDU Email Accounts
An EDU email account is an email address that ends with .edu. This indicates that the user is affiliated with a college or university. If you’re a student or work in the education industry, you already have such an email address and are probably aware of the benefits. If not, you may be wondering why you’d bother to acquire such an email.
The fact is, when you have a .edu email address you’re eligible for a wide range of discounts and special offers. You can save money on everything from transportation to software. Some of the companies that offer student discounts include Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Dell and Adobe. You can save on travel tickets for Rail Europe, Amtrak, Greyhound and on many hotel bookings. There are also discounts on insurance, cell phone plans and lots more. Read our blog post on why and how to get a .EDU email address to see the full list of .EDU email benefits. So how do you get a .EDU address if you’re not a student? The answer is Fiverr, where you’ll find gigs such as this:
Free Uber Rides
Ride sharing sites such as Uber and Lyft have taken off in the last few years. If you live in a city that offers these services (or if you’re visiting such a city), this is often the cheapest and most convenient way to get around. Uber is usually cheaper than a taxi. It also saves you the hassle of having to pay on the spot. You simply book your ride with an app and payment is made automatically.
Though both Uber and Lyft offer promotions for new users, it’s very uncommon to find a promotion that active riders can use. However, these companies also give you credits for referring new friends to use the service. You can usually receive anywhere between $10-$20 for referring a friend. But what if all your friends already use the app? Well, that’s where the guys from fiverr can help and assign new users to sign up using your code. This can save you a lot of ride money.
Create a Better Resume or Cover Letter
Having a professional looking resume can help you get the job you want. Cover letters are also very important. If you haven’t updated your resume in a while, you may want to have an expert look it over and make some improvements. This can be a very expensive service. Fiverr has some great gigs that can help you save money.
Keep in mind that if you want a complete resume designed from scratch, it’ll cost you more than $5 (though still less than you’d pay almost anywhere else). However, if you already have a resume, you can have someone improve it for $5. For example:
Creative and Unusual Gifts
It’s always fun to buy gifts for the people you love or anyone in your life for whom you want to show appreciation, whether friends, employees or someone who did a favor for you. Buying gifts on Fiverr has a couple of advantages.
First of all, you can get exceptional value. Although most gigs have upsells, you can get a surprising amount of creativity for just the basic $5 gig. Secondly, people on Fiverr offer gifts that you would almost certainly never thought of on your own. Many of these are artistic, creative and novelty type gifts. You can also find people who’ll make you greeting cards.
This is just a small sampling of the gifts you can purchase on Fiverr. For lots more, check out the
Learn Something Online
Many teachers advertise their services on Fiver and offer lessons via Skype. This can be useful if you need help learning something like a foreign language. In this case, Skype lessons are helpful because you can’t learn things like pronunciation by simply reading it. You could just watch an instructional video but with a live teacher, you can get your pronunciation corrected. Skype can also be a low cost way to get singing or vocal lessons.
There are other types of lessons as well. For example, if you’re taking a difficult class such as calculus or physics, you may need help with a problem. Fiverr can be considered a place to find a cheap tutor.
Solve Your Computer Problems
Unless you’re a techie, computer problems are very frustrating. They also seem to occur right after the warranty on your device has expired. Even if you do have access to online support, you may have to wait hours before you can actually talk to someone. Fiverr has many qualified experts on topics such as IT and solving various software and hardware problems.
Many of these people can do the work on your computer by using remote programs. If that’s not possible, they can advise you on steps to take. This is almost always cheaper than taking your computer to a repair shop.
Hire Someone to do Research
You know that the Internet has information on every possible topic. Yet you may not have the time to spend seeking the information you need right now. Fiverr has many gigs that offer either general or specific types of research. This includes people who can help you plan a vacation to a specific place, conduct genealogy research on your behalf or act as your virtual assistant for an hour (which means they’ll do almost anything you ask).
It’s good to have a fairly specific idea of what you need before ordering a gig. If you’re not sure that the person advertising the gig can help you, send him or her a message first. Here are a few examples.
These are just a handful of services that you can find on Fiverr for much cheaper than almost anywhere else. There are many thousands of gigs on Fiverr, with more being added every day. If there’s something you want that you don’t see listed you can even request a gig. So before you make your next purchase, it’s a good idea to check out Fiverr and see if you can get the same thing at a fraction of the price.
See also our blog post on the best Fiverr gigs for small and medium businesses.
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