Friday Fun: The Best(?) of Fiverr

Every now and then, cut-rate labour website Fiverr tends to come in handy for freelancers looking to outsource administrative work, quick design jobs, data entry and the like. For the less technical, it’s also a useful source of assistance with the likes of WordPress – and even stuff outside of the realm of the digital office.

Yet whilst it can be great for VA work, the quality level of service providers tends to shift sharply when it comes to skilled output. It’s not uncommon to see unwary businesses suddenly finding themselves saddled with a template-based logo that’s almost identical to multiple other businesses, copywriting that’s far below a profitable standard and/or copy and content that’s outright plagiarised.

In fact, I’ve had a number of clients approach me with existing copy sourced from writers on Fiverr or other bidding sites at ridiculously low prices — and with very few exceptions, it’s needed a major overhaul.

It can be a minefield, and is very much a marketplace where one should keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

But today, we aren’t talking about shitty copywriting or ripped-off designs. Because besides all that, Fiverr can actually be a pretty wacky place. That’s why I decided to take a dive into the bizarre end to see what I could find… and walked away with these – the weirdest best of Fiverr!

 

  1. I will have my guinea pig jump through a hoop with your message for $5.

Fiverr Guinea Pig Gig

This one is, quite frankly, adorable. Simple? Yes. Delightful? Definitely.

Description:

For only $5, my smart guinea pig Ceico will jump through his hoop while displaying your custom message. This is one of Ceico’s many tricks that he loves to perform. 🙂 He knows a total of 40+ tricks, which have been viewed over 400k times on Facebook.

This gig offers a truly unique way to display your message for any occasion. Great for advertising as well as personal messages.

For $5, you will receive:

  • A short video (~10 seconds) of Ceico jumping through the hoop twice.
  • Your message will be typed and printed out.
  • The message (and/or logo) can be displayed on one or both sides of the hoop (your preference).
  • I can also put a message or website url below the hoop, but please keep it short if you would like something written below, as there is limited space.
  • Delivered within 3 days.

*24 hour delivery available for an additional $5*

*Satisfaction guaranteed* If you’re not satisfied with the order for any reason, I’ll refund your purchase, no questions asked.

Looking forward to working with you soon!

~Jenna & Ceico

 

2. I will mail sinister arcane messages to a superstitious friend for $5.

Fiverr Sinister Messages

The description is what truly makes this one. Unfortunately, there’s no feedback for the seller as of yet, but the description points toward a good writer with a fun sense of humour. I may actually take this one up at some point!

Description:

Want your dumb friend to think he’s cursed by a wizard, or being targeted by a voodoo priest? Now you can! $5 per letter, I will send a scan of the message for your approval before sending.

 

3. I will put Nicolas Cage’s face on your face for $5.

Fiverr Nicolas Cage Face

Finally! A seller who acknowledges the magnificence of Nicolas Cage’s face! Now you can be one with The Cage.

Description:

Have you ever wanted to know what you would look like with Nicolas Cage’s magnificent face on yours? If you have (or haven’t), then you’re in the right place!

For $5, I will professionally photoshop Nicolas Cage’s face onto yours. All you have to do is send me a picture of yourself and I take care of the rest! It’s as easy as that. You can also have a me put Nicolas Cage’s face on a friend of family member as a funny picture, invitation, poser, and lots more!

100% Satisfaction Or Your Money Back

 

4. I will draw a baby chicken, roast it, and mail it to you for $5.

Fiverr Chicken Chips

This gig from artist Eric is surprisingly novel. Not only is the artwork top notch, but he’s also introduced a collectible element to these tiny illustrated and burnt chips. Gotta hatch ‘em all!

Description:

I will draw you a baby chicken, roast it, and mail it to you!

Why? Because art and chickens are awesome.

Each baby chicken is drawn with precision, baked at 350 degrees and mailed to your door step.

Each chip is about 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches and done on heavy Bristol paper with permanent ink. Signature is on back with the date of creation.

These chickens represent the mythical phoenix drawn as fossils!

Important: I will need a mailing address from you.  Fiverr does not give it to me.

Also…I ship all orders within 24 hours via usps. Orders in the US take 1-5 days and international orders can take up to 2 weeks.

 

5. I will recive (sic) your payment for $5

Fiverr Send Me Money

Yes, the title of this one is intentionally misspelled… simply so we can bask in its glory, laziness and sheer audacity. As per the title, this gig offers nothing except the chance to send the seller five bucks. The description, complete with entire paragraph of placeholder Lorem Ipsum text, is something to behold.

Description:

You will give me 5$ when ever you want I’m just telling you now to give me 5 dollars.

Give me 5$

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That’s it for this week’s Friday Fun… and likely just scratching the surface of the insanity on Fiverr.

Have you taken advantage of a crazy offer on the platform, or are you actually one of the people doing insane things for five bucks? Make sure to comment with the most staggeringly nutso stuff you can find — or have found — on Fiverr in the comments below.

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Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in Nottingham, UK. With close to a decade of experience writing content and copy within the film industry, and a background in Enterprise IT administration, he specialises in conversion copywriting and case studies for the Tech, Gaming and Software/SaaS industries. He's also a dab hand at generating leads for locally-focused SMEs through Facebook ads, connecting business messages to their target audience, increasing response and driving revenue. Contact him today and boost the impact of your marketing -- he might look angry, but he's a very friendly bloke. Honest!

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