The Hundred Dollar Challenge – Fiverr

The 100 Dollar ChallengeFor the Hundred Dollar Challenge I challenge myself to earn $100 online via different routes without spending a single dollar beforehand. I am reporting how I did it and how difficult it was. You are reading the first successful outcome of the Hundred Dollar Challenge. This time I have invested 19 hours to earn $100 on Fiverr.

What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is a website where people offer all sorts of services for five dollars. Here are some examples:

  • I will record a PROFESSIONAL voicemail greeting for $5, or I will record a female [or male]  voiceover in my beautiful English accent for $5
  • I will sing Happy Birthday in [available in many different languages] for $5, or I will sing Happy Birthday dressed as [Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, King Arthur, a chicken, etc.] for $5
  • I will make a cartoon of you [or your pet] for $5
  • I will fix your small WordPress errors for $5
  • I will write a 250 Word Blog Post on ANY topic for $5
  • I will write your message in the Sand in The Bahamas for $5

There are also many funny and bizarre offers (I will go Insane over anything you want for $5). Sign-up and posting an offer – Fiverr calls these Gigs – is very quick and simple. All you need is an idea of what you are willing to do for $5 dollars and a Paypal account to receive the money you earned. But be aware Fiverr keeps one dollar of each five dollars you earn.  That is 20%, and I think pretty stiff, but well nobody forces you to do it. To be honest I only noticed that after the first buyer bought my gig and I received my four dollar share.

The Setup

Setting up the profile took less than one minute. There is not much to enter, a name, email, and Paypal account. I skipped photo and bio and was done.