Over time, Fiverr has become more of a general freelancing site. Most sellers now charge steeper prices, and the whole concept has drifted away from what was originally intended. That’s not entirely a bad thing—sellers can now make better wages, for instance—but it has drained some of the magic from the site.
The fun thing about Fiverr has always been finding out just what you can buy for $5, and thankfully you can still do that. All you have to do is browse the listings with an eye for the quirky, interesting, and downright strange. If you follow the rabbit hole far enough, it can get more than a little weird.
But fear not, we took a deep dive into the depths of Fiverr so you don’t have to. Here are some of the most unique offerings you can get on the cheap.
Improve your dating profile
Struggling to connect with people on Tinder? Feeling like everyone is swiping left on your profile? Hire a professional dating profile writer on Fiverr, who can give your bio the special touch it needs.
Prices depend on whether you’re looking for help editing your current profile or want a new one from scratch. You can also pay more for honest feedback on your photos.
Create your own custom word search
If the special someone in your life loves word searches or crossword puzzles, we’ve found the perfect gift for them. You can hire someone to create custom word search games and crossword puzzles with a theme of your choosing.
You can pay just $5 for up to three custom puzzles or $15 for 15 hard puzzles. Puzzles are delivered in one or two days and this particular seller has an average 4.8 rating.
Relationship or personal advice
People having problems with their significant other often turn to couples counselors for professional help. People struggling with emotional issues seek psychologists or therapists. But if you need advice on a budget, turn to Fiverr.
You can find people claiming to be registered therapists, or just someone who promises to give you “blunt advice with no punches pulled.” For the latter, advice costs $20 for one email’s worth of questions or $50 for three emails and “unlimited topics.”
For the record, we don’t recommend trying to treat serious mental health issues for $5.
Ever been curious about where your family is from? Maybe there’s a missing part of your family tree that your grandmother can’t solve? On Fiverr, you can hire someone to research your genealogy and locate as many records as possible.
Prices vary depending on the type of information you’re looking for and how many family members you’re interested in. Like any family tree, results aren’t guaranteed—so don’t be disappointed if they can’t answer all your questions.
How often have you come up with an idea for a t-shirt that ends up going nowhere? Have you ever seen a t-shirt with a slogan and thought, “Wait, I had that idea first.” Now, with Fiverr, you can find an affordable designer to bring your idea to life.
Prices depend on whether you want text, graphics or both. The more complicated the design, the more you should expect to pay. Try to avoid any proposals that have copyrighted elements—some designers avoid using anything that might land them in legal trouble.
If you’re one of the millions of people who participate in Fantasy Football every year, you’ve probably spent hours pouring over rosters and agonizing over injuries. If you’re competitive enough, this fun little hobby can quickly start to feel like a second job.
So why do all the work yourself? You can hire an expert on Fiverr who will help you draft your perfect team and even manage it throughout the season. This is perfect if you don’t have the time to do Fantasy Football, but still want to be involved with your friends.
Almost everyone has had a caricature done at the beach or a tourist hotspot—but what if you could get a custom illustration of yourself as a Peanuts cartoon, Disney princess or other fictional character?
For $5 (or more), you can find an artist to draw you or your loved one in the Anime style, as a superhero or even as a Simpsons character. You can also pay more to have multiple people in one drawing, including your beloved pets.
Always wanted to get a happy birthday message from your favorite celebrity? Hire a celebrity impersonator from Fiverr to record a message to you as your Hollywood idol.
Top picks include Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson or Gandalf the Grey. You can choose to provide a script of your own or give a general idea. Our personal favorite? The voiceover artist who can do Will Smith, Christopher Walken or Alan Rickman.
Always wanted your own jingle, like the kind you’d hear in a commercial? On Fiverr, you can find talented musicians who will craft a custom song to fit your needs. The song can be used to promote your business or as a fun anniversary gift.
Prices range depending on the length of the song, if you can provide your own lyrics, and what kind of style you’d prefer.
Cast a love potion
Pining over someone who doesn’t share your affection? Feeling like your crush will never notice you? Never fear, Fiverr is here.
Hire Zoe, a mystic who will cast a “powerful obsession spell” to make the object of your dreams fall in love with you. It costs $15, or $25 if you want one-day delivery (in case you really need a date for Saturday night).
She has an average five-star rating and lots of positive reviews. It’s not clear how long the obsession will last and whether or not it will leave a nasty hangover. But just so you know, we don’t recommend finding your soulmate using this tactic.
Pull a prank
If you’re a mischievous soul who loves to play pranks, it can be hard to find people willing to participate in your schemes. Thankfully, you can hire a willing accomplice on Fiverr.
The scope of these pranks is limited due to the nature of Fiverr, but it’s the perfect place to find someone willing to prank call your mother-in-law or former boss.
Fiverr offers more freelance options than you probably think. You can see this just by the list we’ve given you. The moral of the story? There are still plenty of jobs you can get done for $5 on Fiverr.