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Need feedback on a fiverr gig idea

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nellbell, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. nellbell

    nellbell Newbie

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    To get to the point, I have about 100.00 in my amazon gift card balance. What if I were to buy a small item (a homemade looking bracelet, button, etc) in bulk for 2.00 or less, and sold it as my own on fiverr labeled as my own creation?
    I say a small item so I could just chuck it in an envelope so the shipping wouldn't be killer.
    I know it's .49 cents a stamp, so I would still be under the $5.00 line. As far as mailing envelopes go, I have plenty.

    Is this a solid idea? I feel like it is but wanted other opinions in case my judgement is clouded. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. cyrix

    cyrix Junior Member

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    Don't forget that fiverr keeps $1 out of every sale as well. So if you were buying items at $2 each and then .50 cents for shipping that would leave you with $1.50 profit per item. Not worth it in my opinion unless you could sell a ton of items every day.
     
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    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    don't forget fiverr takes $1 from every sale, and then PP takes its cut when you withdraw your cash so your margin is getting small.............

    ah shit. reply above wasn't there when I typed mine.... I need to type faster....
     
  4. nellbell

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    See that I completely forgot. I should probably check out other gigs that sell homemade accessories and see what their order rate is like. Thanks!
     
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    It sounds fine dude, but why lie about it being your own creation? Rather just say "I'll send you this homemade-ish bracelet for $5". Small details though. Give it a try!
     
  6. nellbell

    nellbell Newbie

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    I just feel like people get more excited about purchases that are more.. unique, I guess you could call it.