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Fiverr – another wacky web idea or neat for the very end of Long Tail in travel?

Fiverr is a simple concept, attracting a fair amount of attention in the online tech media mostly for its ease-of-use although its quirkiness has to be a factor.

The site allows users to buy, sell and rate services via the web – but only ever charges the end user $5.

It covers everything from the practical (“I will set up and secure your PC for $5″) to the topical but rather surreal (“I will create an Avatar movie portrait from your picture for $5″).

Interestingly, it also has a sizeable amount of travel-related things for sale as well.

Here are some of those listed on the site:

I will tell you the best ancient sites to visit if you’re going on holiday to Egypt for $5.
I will recommend hotels, coffee shops and fun things to do in Amsterdam for $5
I will give you a detailed write-up of how we’ve gotten our 5yo and 3yo to travel on airplanes without hassles, tears or tantrums for $5
  • I will tell you the best ancient sites to visit if you’re going on holiday to Egypt for $5.
  • I will recommend hotels, coffee shops and fun things to do in Amsterdam for $5.
  • I will give you a detailed write-up of how we’ve gotten our 5yo and 3yo to travel on airplanes without hassles, tears or tantrums for $5.
  • I will give you travel tips about Buenos Aires for $5.

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So a travel company or hotel shifting 50,ooo+ travellers a year might not be attracted to spending its time and effort on getting involved in something like Fiverr, but those at the sharper and lengthier end of the Long Tail of tourism might be.

From a commercial perspective (and those wondering how Fiverr makes any money), each seller pays the site $1 as a brokerage fee.

 
 
Kevin May

About the Writer :: Kevin May

Kevin May is editor and a co-founder of Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution for nearly four years and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.

He has also worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.

 

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  1. Fivesquids

    Check out UK version of fiverr http://www.fivesquids.co.uk.

     
  2. Outsourcerr

    Checkout Outsourcerr http://www.outsourcerr.com its like Fiverr with free shipping.

     
  3. Jenn

    Check out JobsFor10 (http://www.jobsfor10.com), just about twice as good as fiverr.

     
  4. Steve Minorty

    Thought I would also post a new start-up called http://JustaFive.com where there are higher job order opportunities $5, $10 and $20 and a built in referral system so you can earn 5% residual from your referred buyers and sellers transactions.

     
  5. rita corner

    I am trying similar site.

    i bought fiverr clone for 49$ from http://biverr.com , lets see how the result goes.

     
  6. Harald

    Can’t imagine someone can make a living from offering services for 5 dollars. But for me as user it’s fun. I think one should see this as a part of social media.

     
  7. Make Money on Fiverr

    I love fiverr. It’s probably my favourite web service at the moment. Thank you so much for writing about it. I found your post very useful for people new to fiverr.

     
  8. Charleen Larson

    I’ve bought over 40 Fiverr gigs, including one that plans fun, cool, insider things to do in San Francisco. We live only 50 miles from the City but it’s a whole other world to us. I think there’s a lot of potential for travel gigs.

     
  9. sven

    Ha. Thanks for this tip. Fiverr looks funny.

     
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  11. Martin Rusteberg

    probably not such a bad thing when looking at personal assistants but you aren’t interested in buying hours in bulk

     
 
 

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