• Christmas Gift Ideas – Top 5 Christmas Gifts Costing only $5 from Fiverr

    Posted on December 21st, 2011 David Brooks | No comments

    Christmas is just around the corner and people are all busy preparing for it. As an important Christmas content, Christmas gifts selection always become a difficult problem for all of us. Have you been ready to gifting your Christmas gifts and wishes to your friends and family members? Or what do you plan to gift if you still have no idea on what to gift? Well, thanks to Stephen Chapman, we could get some free suggestions on Christmas gifts ideas via a really low cost, only $5 for each choice. You can get your Christmas gifts ready for your friends within just a very short time with low cost. Check the bellow content to get to know what the Christmas gift ideas are.

    Summary: What would you do for $5? With Fiverr, you can get people to do some pretty amazing/insane things for you, so why not a unique Christmas gift? Check out what I had some people do for me!

    My friends, I’d like to direct you to one of my absolute favorite sites on the Internet: Fiverr

    Long story short, Fiverr is a site where you pay people just $5 to do some pretty outstanding/hilarious/outrageous/*insert emphatic word here* things for you, no catch. And right now, they have Christmas specials going on that you can take advantage of. It’s seriously one of my favorite sites on the whole of the Internet, and you will see why shortly.

    A few months ago, I allocated $50 to spend across 10 different people (that’s $5 a person) who had Fiverr gigs I was interested in. For all of them, I went with a common theme of my name and/or my search ninja series here on ZDNet (see part 1 and part 2, if you’re interested). From all of them, what follows are my top-5 favorites with brief explanations for each. Let them serve as small examples of what you can get people on Fiverr to do for you! The turnaround time for each of these was no more than 48 hours:

    1 – Over-the-top testimonial: This is arguably my favorite of the bunch. For $5, this guy would create an over-the-top testimonial for you. I told him I wanted him to use my name along with “search ninja,” but to go to town doing whatever he wanted for the skit. This is what he came up with:

    2 – Name on cappuccino froth: For $5, this kind lady would write your name or a very short message atop the froth of a cappuccino. Photoshop, you say? Not so! She takes multiple-angle images for you and will even add more of your message in a newspaper crossword puzzle beneath your cappuccino if you so desire! If you have a cappuccino or coffee lover, they might just love something like this to frame or use for their Twitter avatar!

    Stephen Chapman Cappuccino3 – Banana suit testimonial: For $5, this girl would say whatever you wanted her to say in a banana suit! Totally ridiculous, but when you think about it, you’re getting someone to record themselves saying whatever you want them to say. In a banana suit. How awesome is that!? And for only $5? Sold!

    4 – Search ninja caricature: For this $5 Fiverr gig, the girl would create a caricature based on specifications/images you provide. All I wanted was something that looked like me in a Ninjutsu gi with Google’s ‘G’ in my hand and my name along with “search ninja” written above/below. This is what she came up with:

    Stephen Chapman Search Ninja5 – Radio voice testimonial: For my final Fiverr gig, this guy with over 20 years of radio experience offered to read and record a script you provide. As such, I quickly came up with a radio-like testimonial for him to read. This is the final result:

    To close, I have to say that my absolute FAVORITE Fiverr gig is one that’s chock-full of NSFW language. Think George Carlin. This wonderfully kind lady, who does a wide array of skits, agreed to perform a skit where she acts like someone who gets miffed at me because I contacted her about sensitive documents on her site that were indexed in Google, and then creates a YouTube-like complaint video cussing me out as though I maliciously hacked her Web site. It’s not appropriate to post here and I don’t want to put it on YouTube without first creating an intro message explaining that it’s not real, but I mention it simply because it’s just one more example of the random things you can get people to do for you on Fiverr.

    So, what are you waiting for? I mean, you’d be extremely hard-pressed to beat the sheer satisfaction derived from a $5 Fiverr Gig, so head on over now and start checking out some of the things people are willing to do for YOU! And by all means, feel free to chime in via the comment section below to share your Fiverr experiences, favorite gigs, etc.

    To note, I planned on doing a more comprehensive article about Fiverr in January (including how the people who do these gigs make next to nothing), but the love of my life called me up tonight (at the time of this writing, it’s approximately 8:45 PM on 12/19/2011) and said, “Hey, have you written that Fiverr article yet? If not, you should do one about it being a perfect last-minute gift idea for the person who already has everything they want!” Yes, dear.

    Source from: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/seo/the-perfect-last-minute-christmas-gift-for-just-5-dollars/4420?tag=nl.e539

  • Christmas Gift Ideas: 4 Types of Well-chosen Holiday Gifts from the Heart

    Posted on December 16th, 2010 Irene | No comments

    With Christmas getting closer and closer, besides of decorating your houses, another important thing upon your heart is picking up unique Christmas gifts for your relatives and friends. Christmas gifts in the market today are of multifarious varieties, so it becomes more and more difficult for you to select well-content presents from the sea of Christmas gifts. And I have prepared some Christmas gifts for you to choose. I am sure you can single out some gifts that suit your taste.

    The Practical Type: For People Who Are Close to You
    Scarves, gloves and hats which can convey warmness directly to the heart of the receiver in chilly winter are the most practical traditional Christmas gifts. For women, you’d better send them cosmetics or perfumes because women often focus on beauty. And as to men, you’d better present them with high-class watches or slap-up leather bags because men usually concentrate on quality.
    Strategy One: Scarf + Glove + Hat
    Strategy Two: Cosmetic + Perfume
    Strategy Three: Watch + Leather Bag

    The Creative Type: For People Who Jump on the Bandwagon
    The most precious gift does not depend on the expensive price but on the ingenious idea. A Christmas gift that is able to let the receiver feel your attentiveness and sincerity can be said the greatest gift. Mug with your image printed on can let the receiver remind of you when drinking water. Sending your Christmas DIY chocolate is just like sending out your deep affection. Furthermore, planning a trip on Christmas vacation for your beloved ones is also a good choice.
    Strategy One: Mug + Your Image
    Strategy Two: DIY Christmas Chocolate
    Strategy Three: A Fascinating Trip

    The Romantic Type: For People Who Are Dreamers
    The glittering and translucent crystal can be remarked as the best gift for boys to send to their girlfriends and it witnesses love between them. Dessert is an indispensable part of Christmas, making ginger bread house for your family members is a rather wonderful idea. If you want to express your love to someone then a romantic candlelight dinner with fragrant flowers and red wine will be your preference.
    Strategy One: Crystal Ornament
    Strategy Two: DIY Ginger Bread
    Strategy Three: A Romantic Candlelight Dinner

    The Fashion Type: For People Who Enjoy Digital Life
    Digital products are the most favored Christmas gifts nowadays. A digital photo album that can store lots of beautiful Christmas photos can be used to send to family members and intimate friends. iPod has been very popular among stylish people so you can choose it as a gift. And iPod Converter Suite (50% off on Christmas Special Offer) which can convert all videos to iPod compatible format is iPod’s excellent partner. For people who are fond of playing games, the new PSP Go must be their favorite.
    Strategy One: Digital Photo Album
    Strategy Two: iPod + iPod Converter Suite
    Strategy Three: PSP Go

    Dear friends, hurry up to select a Christmas gift and give your beloved one a big surprise. Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

  • Creative Christmas Card Made out of iPhone: the Initiative Christmas Gift Idea for You

    Posted on December 9th, 2010 Irene | 2 comments

    The red warm Christmas hat, the green gifts-dressed Christmas tree and the golden delicious Christmas ham… Christmas spirit is blooming around us. Yes! The joyfulness and happiness featured Xmas is just around the corner. In such a festival full of cheerfulness, the deluge of warm wishes to parents, lovers and friends are indispensable. And a practical and creative Christmas gift is a necessary part when sending your wishes.

    Sending Christmas gifts on Christmas Day is a tradition for people to express wishes and blessings. The following element should be taken into account when considering Christmas gift: Christmas gifts must be of emotional value, practicality, suitability and creativeness. The process of picking up a Christmas present is like sticking in the mire. Last night, when I was hanging around on the Internet an initiative Christmas gift idea came into my sight: a homemade Christmas card which is made out of iPhone.

    The whole process is quite simple. Let me get you across the procedure:
    The stuffs you need: iPhone, iPhone Video Converter, cardboard, color papers, glue and the ornamental decals.

    The step-by-step tutorials:
    1. Folding the cardboard in half, and then the cardboard will be shaped the way a greeting card looks like.

    2. Making an outline drawing for the iPhone. In order to make sure that you can fasten the iPhone on the card, the outline you draw should be smaller than the actual size. Then plucking out the iPhone shape.

    3. For the sake of beauty, color papers of different shapes such as Christmas tree, Christmas bell or Christmas snowflake can be pasted.

    4. If you want to have your Christmas card with more individual characters, just add some creative elements to iPhone. You can transfer some Christmas-themed videos to iPhone by using iPhone Video Converter which can convert videos to iPhone compatible video formats. What’s more, if you want to extract audios from videos you shot in those good old days when you were getting together. This all-inclusive smart tool that can also convert audios to iPhone compatible audio formats is able to give you a hand.

    5. Since all things are settled down, fix the iPhone on the cardboard. Keep playing it until you send this creative Christmas card to your beloved one.

    The general budget of this Christmas card:
    iPhone4 (16GB): $199
    Cardboard + color papers + glue + ornamental decals: $5
    iPhone Video Converter: $19.95 (33% off on Christmas special offer)

    If you have been thinking about Christmas gift ideas for days or weeks, try to DIY a creative Christmas card as the above one. I am sure this Christmas card can meet the receiver’s absolute satisfaction. Have fun, my friends!