“I guarantee SEO effectiveness, 100%”

Sep 09

“I guarantee SEO effectiveness, 100%”

Recently we were contacted by an SEO seller on Fiverr, who wanted to create 10 “high PR” backlinks for us for $5. We sighed. We’ve seen this movie before and it never ends well. Yet the seller insisted, “I guarantee this gig. 100%!” Let’s look at what that really means. The Free Dictionary tells us that guarantee means: ...

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The Fiverr buffet

Aug 19

The Fiverr buffet

A year ago, perhaps two, Fiverr was still somewhat navigable but now the sheer quantity of gigs is overwhelming. Just to give youse an idea, the last time we looked there were over 3,000 people promising to create a WordPress blog for you. We can’t even decide whether to have our Belgian waffle plain or with strawberries or not, so how will we zero in on one...

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Fiverr aced out of billion-dollar market by upstart Rev

Mar 27

Fiverr aced out of billion-dollar market by upstart Rev

The Wall Street Journal tells us that a few of Odesk’s earliest employees have split to create a new freelance task marketplace similar to that offered by Fiverr, GigWalk, Zirtual, TaskRabbit, etc. It’s called Rev. Rev’s unique selling proposition is that instead of offering services for individuals, it caters to companies that need occasional...

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Lady of Spain, we adore you

Mar 25

Lady of Spain, we adore you

Night in Madrid, blue and tender Spanish moon makes silver splendor Music throbbing, plaintive sobbing notes of a guitar While ardent caballeros serenade Meet Sheila (silaeu), your lady of Spain. She’s worked as a translator for over two decades. She will translate any kind of document, except medical, legal and engineering texts. You Internet marketing types...

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Cyprus citizens hoarding cash as banks remain closed — say hello to Fiverr

Mar 22

Cyprus citizens hoarding cash as banks remain closed — say hello to Fiverr

If you’ve been following recent events on the small island nation of Cyprus, you know that the European Central Bank and the Eurozone authorities are demanding Cyprus levy a tax on the bank accounts of its citizens. Cyprus banks have been closed for more than a week to prevent people from yanking out all their money, as that would surely happen in these...

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Fiverr opens New York office today

Mar 01

Fiverr opens New York office today

It’s Fiverr’s third anniversary and to celebrate, they’re establishing a foothold in the U.S. to “more closely engage with our American community”, as Micha Kaufman puts it. Why New York? Beats us. It’s not even remotely representative of the U.S. as a whole. Sure hope the new Fiverr staffers are getting more than $5 a gig,...

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Dutch treat: A basketful of Fiverr services from a remote village in the eastern Netherlands

Feb 13

Dutch treat:  A basketful of Fiverr services from a remote village in the eastern Netherlands

OK, we admit it. We don’t know that much about pepijn, this Fiverr seller. We’re not even sure if he’s a he or she’s a she. (We’re thinking he, though. Pepijn is Dutch for “Pippin.”) But he asked us to review his gigs, so here we are. Do you have any videoclips, music, podcasts, interviews, (background) images, textures...

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How to crowdsource your graphics project on Fiverr, part three

Feb 09

How to crowdsource your graphics project on Fiverr, part three

[Parts One and Two of this series are here and here.] This crowdsourcing series has gotten a lot of views. Thanks for your support. We’re pleased to report we found a graphics seller who is friendly, flexible and pleasant to deal with: actualreviewnet. He sent us three logo drafts for our perusal. We got quite a kick out of the pink logo: It looks like...

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