Look, if we were a pair of big dollar authors, you’d almost expect us to find a co-writer to “flesh out” our expanding series of novels. Clive Cussler, Janet Evanovich, Tom Clancy – everybody who's anybody is doing it. (Almost everybody. J.K. Rowling has really missed a bet so far; if she’d signed Thomas Perry to knock out the first draft of her next novel, we could all be reading Harry Potter and the Big Bag of Gold by now.)
Sadness and gloom, we’re not big dollar authors so we can’t afford to hire a talented but poor-ish writer to pen our words. Hell, we’re talented but poor-ish writers and currently available for hire. (If James Patterson calls, we’ve even got a title available: Alex Cross and the Big Bag of Gold.) But, even with an anemic bank account, we wanted to know what it felt like to have someone else do most of the work while we watched Age of Dinosaurs on Netflix.
So we went looking for someone to write our blog.
Why I’m Writing Someone Else’s Blog for a Measly Five Bucks
Hi, my name is Cassy. You’re probably wondering why Renée and Harrell are having me write their blog, and why I agreed to do it…for only $5. Let me explain. Renée and Harrell found me on a website called Fiverr.com. In their own words, they were “wandering through Fiverr and looking for someone who sounded up for a silly challenge.” They found me, and asked if I would be interested in taking on this challenge. Of course, I agreed; I’m up for almost any challenge that someone makes me on Fiverr! Before I start rattling on, let me first explain to you what Fiverr is and how it works.
Fiverr is a website where sellers can sell their services, called “gigs,” for $5, and, in turn, buyers can buy these services for only $5. People buy and sell all sorts of different things on Fiverr. Some people translate from one language to another, some people will take pictures of themselves holding a sign with your business name or URL written on it, some people will sing you a personalized song, and some people, like me, will write anything you want. I offer to write your essay, book report, speech, blog, or any other writing assignment up to 500 words for $5. Right now, I know you’re thinking, “Wait?! This girl does all that work for just $5??” The answer to that question is yes. But wait! There’s more! I actually don’t make $5 per gig because Fiverr takes out $1 of every sale as their commission. So, essentially, I work for $4 a gig. You probably think I’m crazy that I work for so little money…and sometimes I think that too. But, to be honest, it’s not all that bad. I’m good at writing, and I usually enjoy writing people’s papers. It usually doesn’t take me that long to write the papers either, so the dollars I make per hour is about what I would make at any gas station or grocery store job. Besides writing your paper, I also have other types of gigs. I will proofread and edit your writing, improve your Fiverr gig description, take pictures with your message, make video testimonials, write reviews, give piano lessons, and much more!
I found out about Fiverr from an article I read about how to make money online. I decided to give it a try. I didn’t expect much success, but on my first day signed up, I got three orders, and after only one week, I made over $150! I am saving 100% of the money I make on Fiverr for college, which I will be starting in January. I’m very excited to start, but, as everyone knows, it’s very expensive. However, the way things have been going with my Fiverr sales, it looks like I will make enough money to not need financial aid! This is extremely exciting for me! Fiverr has proven to be a great money maker for me, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to make some extra cash!
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So that was Cassysailermoon, wordsmith, making four dollars by writing our blog this Tuesday and – as you’ve noticed – moonlighting as a recruiting agent for Fiverr.com. Next time, we should slip her a few bucks to promote one of our novels. While we were pleased to have someone else do the heavy lifting this week, finances dictate that we write our own blog next week.
Unless, of course, James Patterson calls, excited about our Alex Cross suggestion. Then, who knows? Cassy might just become a regular.