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Fiverr – The Internet Marketers Venus Fly Trap!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kez1000, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    Ok this may not be relevant to everyone, but earlier I thought to myself
    that making money on fiverr is not Internet Marketing it?s just another
    odesk or elancer. Fiverr has turned people from the USA and the UK etc...
    into Pilipino outsourcers.




    The reason why I wanted to become an Internet Marketer is because I
    wanted to get money on autopilot. Making money on Fiverr can never be on
    auto pilot, for example if your main source of online income is from fiverr
    you could never go on holiday for two weeks because Fiverr does not allow
    you to leave your computer LOL



    Why am I saying all this? Well I make around $300+ per month on fiverr
    doing on average 4 gigs per day which can take up to 2hr to do sometime
    more. Then I realised that one of my Adsense sites makes over $200 per
    month and one of my Amazon sites makes $200 for me doing JACK ? all
    total auto pilot.



    I must be wasting at least 60-70 hours per month fulfilling orders when I
    could be using that time to create auto pilot money.

    Don?t get me wrong Fiverr could be your business plan ie up selling
    customers and getting them offsite or arbitrage. IF this is not you then
    you have to realise that fiverr has an ?earning cap? of around 1,000 per
    month approx maybe more and you have to work like a dog to get make
    this.


    Fiverr Is A Venus Fly Trap


    This is because you think you are making official internet marketing money
    when really you are making outsourcers 9-5 job money. I realised that
    fiverr gig fulfilling consumes hours from your day and distracts you from
    becoming FINACHALLY FREE and you never get the time to create money
    making website etc...


    The real internet marketers are the people who created fiverr not the people doing gigs, there are some acceptations to the rule


    Making your first few bucks is great on fiverr but don?t let it trap you!!
     
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  2. SpareTimeBillionaire

    SpareTimeBillionaire Registered Member

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    But it's great for those of us exploiting the likes of you (until you woke up to the trap) :D

    Good for you for waking up. But Shhhh don't tell everybody.
     
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  3. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    Fiverr takes WAY too much effort.... maybe i just should stop it go to micro niches and see what is the outcome :)
     
  4. kralcx

    kralcx Junior Member

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    I agree with you...once my money is right I will quit selling on fiverr and only use it to buy
     
  5. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    Without the likes of FIVERR, i would of had to spend thousand of dollars either buying IM tools or services.

    The marvelous IM services you can get people to do for $5, has really helped me to kick my website promotions up the rankings.
     
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    Yep, after earning my first dollars, I realized that fiverr is just a PAIN IN THE BUT and soon I just had to stop... I even earned money telling people's future (funny, lol).

    Fiverr is just another ripoff program, unless you do it on half autpilot such as Scrapebox blasts etc...
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    It's the short-term money vs. long-term money scenario. You need the short-term money in order to survive, and sometimes it can take you away from your goals of earning the long-term money, but you need to afford the time to dedicate towards your long-term money no matter what. Otherwise you will be stuck in short-term money hell and living day-to-day.
     
  8. kez1000

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    Haha I have seen the fiverr deception LOL - I have become a born again Internet Marketer :D
     
  9. RightInTwo

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    For some people I think it really works. You just need to know how to scale it and make it worth your < $4
     
  10. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    Mann All you guys are so RIGHT!!! ...

    I cannot sacrifice my long term money making goals for the short term fiverr money..

    DAMN IT I just made $29 on a ramdom Click Bank sale that's 8 gigs that save me 10 hr
    of doing fiverr gigs... Fiverr can go kiss my BUTT LOL
     
  11. kez1000

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    True if the gig you are offerning is scalable but this is kinder rare:rolleyes:
    but like I said earlier fiverr has an earning cap of approx 1,000$
    so scaling or not it could be very time consuming to brake the fiverr cap
     
  12. JB2003

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    Use Fiverr as a tool to do your job, and nothing more!
     
  13. zebrahat

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    Fiverr is best thought of as part of a sound IM plan, a reliable place to get a steady flow of gigs and quick cash to help sustain one until your real auto-pilot money machine is fully up and running. Many IMers have been kept from becoming discouraged too soon, precisely because they've had Fiverr earnings coming in to verify that yes, they are making money on the web, and are even paying many bills with it.

    Obviously many gigs take time to do, so the best course to pick popular gigs that take minimum time (say 10 minutes or so) to fulfill. Somebody shared their list of top gigs that Fiverr sent out to subscribers, surely from that list there are many quick to complete, but high demand tasks you can also do to make your gigs more efficient:

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/332376-get-fiverr-all-stars-premium-subscription-update.html
     
  14. RobCopywriter

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    Fiverr is great, but it's not something to stick to forever.

    If you do happen to go on vacation, you can always suspend the gig for that time period. I did this for a week and it seemed to work fine.
     
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    I will agree with you. I never did any work on fiverr but I browsed it once for some time to see what kind of work is done on there... and there's a lot of SE Asian workers willing to bust their as$ for a measly 5$, and this creates fierce competition for other people.

    Sites like fiverr are good to start -- make some money for domains/hosting, brush up on your seo or article writing skills, but fiverr is not some gold mine.

    Remember the Pareto principle - if those autopilot sites are giving you the majority of income for little to no work while you bust your a$s on fiverr - ditch fiverr and focus on making more of those autopilot sites.
     
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  16. skagenweb

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    Noones forcing you to work on Fiverr. If you don't like it, don't use it.