A few months ago, I watched a video by Safia Nygaard where she purchased the first five things recommended to her in YouTube ads which played before her videos. Among the sites advertised was Fiverr.com.
Fiverr is a website where people from around the world can offer their services with many offers starting at $5. I browsed the site for a few hours but ultimately decided I was too afraid to try it at that time.
Yesterday morning I watched another YouTuber's video about Fiverr where he bought ridiculous videos and sound bytes just for fun. I took another look at the site and decided that I would really like to have an intro animation for use on my own videos and that for $5, it could be really fun.
As I searched for an intro designer, I noticed that most of them required a transparent logo file for use in the clip. I had no logo and thought that it would be a good decision to go ahead and have a logo created first and then try for an intro animation next month. (Yes, I'm on a major budget.)
I looked through several listings and then determined that what I wanted was a whimsical mascot type logo. That is when I found Ruby_Luca. I really liked Ruby's portfolio and at $5 for a basic logo with unlimited revisions if needed, I figured it was worth a shot. I completed my transaction and in the directions field, I requested a whimsical logo with AwkwardbutAwesome and a red panda. I added the link to a google image search for red pandas just to make sure there would be no mistake as to which animal I meant due to language barriers.
Within 8 hours, I had my new logo delivered. . I nervously clicked on the link (To be honest, the anticipation of receiving the logo was well worth the $5 on its own!) and was blown away. I loved it! It was better than I had ever imagined. I immediately clicked on the approve and accept button as I couldn't see any changes that needed to be made to it. The file was then ready for me to download and use as I wanted.
I wouldn't hesitate to use the site again and fully plan to move forward with an intro animation soon. I think as long as you use common sense and pick sellers with positive reviews and good examples of their work, it's a great way to get art and other fun things at an affordable price. It is also fun to just browse and see what types of creative ways people are finding to make money.