Five dollars is not much these days - I remember when that was my allowance for a week - now its my morning coffee. But at Fiverr.com, its amazing to see what people will offer to do for $5. Do you collect postcards? You can get one send from almost anywhere in the world for $5. You can get someone to comment on your blog. You can get a 10 minute voice recording - does your company need a new voice mail greeting? (see my last blog entry on Carl Kasell recording a voice mail for a contest winner). The offers are pretty creative.
But think about this. If you are running a small business and need a quick service, this is a great way to try someone out. Did they exceed your expectations for $5? Its a great low risk way to try something new. And if you are a small business or a freelancer, what can you offer for $5 to let someone try you? It might be a great way to build your mailing list, drive web traffic or let people trial your knowledge.
I only came across the site this morning and already my mind is racing with the possibilities for my business and for my clients. What about you? What great thing would you share for $5?