One of the new and super popular players in the outsourcing game is Fiverr.com. Fiverr has a super simple concept. Everything is only $5. Well, it sure makes negotiating the price easy!
When Fiverr works, it’s one of the greatest tools around. I’ve gotten some awesome things on there. Some examples of this are graphic design, Facebook promotion, Tweets, You Tube views.
However, I recently got burned on Fiverr and I’m not going to use them any more. The reason for this is because Fiverr uses a feedback system where you can rate your provider. However, if your provider is a scammer and you leave them a bad review, Fiverr bills you the $5 anyway. That’s right, you have to pay whether the gig was a good one or a bad one. This is a load of crap if you ask me!
Supposedly, you can email customer support and they will get the $5 back in your account (as opposed to a refund like it should be), but I’ve not heard back from them about that yet.
There are a lot of “Fiverr like” sites out there and I’m going to be looking at alternatives. In the meantime, I did just send an order to Clickfive.net and was quite impressed with the results.
Update: Fiverr is even more pathetic than I had recently reported. I sent them a dispute by email for the bad gig. I also disputed it by pay pal. Instead of refunding my money, they closed my account and kept the money I had earned for the gigs that I had completed. WTF???
Internet marketers, please, please forward this to your friends. We don’t have to put up with this crap! There are better legitimate services out there.
I realize that it’s only $5 but it’s the principle of the matter. Some ones to try out include dealerr.com, Tenbux.com, Gigbucks.com, Gigbux.com