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I've just spent hours sucked into the black hole of bargain shopping amazingness. True story! And, I'm fairly certain my holiday shopping is done, yahoo.
Here is the basic premise of this uber cool concept... Fiverr is a marketplace where you can buy or sell services, whatever they may be starting at $5. No hassle, no bidding, no pain in the neck haggling or back and forthing (totally technical term). With the launch of their brand spankin' new mobile app, shopping for fab finds just became even easier (I'm in trouble...eek) with over 3 million gigs available. The Fiverr marketplace spans over 196 countries and includes offerings from sellers in over 120 product and service categories. With one of the largest and most diverse online communities, Fiverr mobile’s slick interface and quick sell / buy features allow even the most casual user to interact with ease. Starting today, purchase your first Gig using Fiverr mobile, & you’ll be eligible to receive one free Gig worth $5 from a list of amazing Fiverr Gigs. This offer is valid for first Gigs that are purchased within one hour after the app has been downloaded. The Free Gig will then be available within 2 weeks following your purchase of the first Gig.
If you are a seller of services (maybe you are a crafty folk like we prefer to think of ourselves here at TDC) and you would like to create a market for your wares or skills... well you can sign up to offer said services and build your reputation through positive sales at the $5 mark. Once you have established yourself as a preferred seller, you can crank out more in depth services or items that are a bit more expensive. You will already have a built in clientele of sorts and a reputation for stellar offerings. Done and Done.
BUT... if you are more of a shopper than a Maker, this is a veritable dream come true because all of these amazing folks we just discussed a second ago, are selling their goods and services for a mere $5 while they work to build their reps. The things that are offered in this budget friendly mecca of goods and services range from crocheted baby booties to handmade art and portraiture, toys and gadgets, handmade holiday cards, personalized videos or animation, and even grow your own bonsai kits. Not to mention a whole host of tech related services like graphic design work and coding for your website or blog, voice overs, translations, even hand modeling and funny videos of grandpas wearing Santa hats and playing ukuleles! I mean... could you die? $5... that's it. No more, no less, just a Fiverr (you see what a did there?).
Below I will show you a few cool finds that I may or may not have purchased for my family and friends (aka myself).