I have always wanted to earn by doing something that I can do. Though, in a country like India I could never do this for two basic reasons; One, you are expected to do nothing but study and Two, teenagers earning money in India is a taboo. When I was a young kid and talked about earning my pocket-money, I was kinda scolded by my mother as if it was something wrong. India being an emotional place forbids teenagers to earn themselves and all we do till we are placed onto a job is ‘ask’. “I need Rs. 250 for my cell phone recharge”, “I need Rs. 10 for chocolates” and other stuff like that. I am trying to break this tradition in my family. 😛
The only thing about earning yourself is that we don’t live in a barter system and nobody would want exactly what you offer. So, earning in the Indian community, Nada. Not possible ever.
What should I do then?
No, it sucks. I cannot take out any money till I reach a minimum of $100. I earned just $5.64 + $.16 today which equals to $5.80 and I cannot withdraw anything. My blog has no organic (search) traffic so I don’t get much people here from my friend Google. All I have is a few good people who would come to read my blog from time to time and my Indiblogger.in fellows and though they have the top-spot on the sidebar, no one clicks my Adverts. So in a short sentence – “AdSense isn’t the best idea for rookies like me.” Yes, I am a rookie, I don’t care about SEO, Online Marketing etc. So what should I do then?
So, I joined Fiverr about a month ago and today, what I have is $4 and by tomorrow those will become $8 and after 14 days of clearance I have my very own $8 as a virtual currency which well can be withdrawn. Though, I will keep my earnings on Fiverr as I would use them for getting things done. That’s another benefit.
So what is Famous Five(rr)?
It’s a cool service, set up by some cool people who knew the problem of millions of people, “I got things and skill to offer but no one would buy them.” Here jumps in Fiverr. Fiverr is a website that connects people who sell random things to people who buy random things. Gigs (jobs on Fiverr) can be as random as “I will paint my belly and dance for you for $5” 😀 and yes, that is an actual Fiverr gig offered by an Egyptian Belly Dancer. Basically, you offer anything you can do, someone buys it for $5 of which $1 is taken by those cool guys and they deserve it, the other $4 land in your account. Simple, easy and awesome. 🙂
So, that’s my Fiverr story, hope more incidents will add to this little tale. Thanks for reading. 🙂
Just one last thing – Here is My Fiverr Profile, see if I can be of some use to you too. Cheers. 🙂