It's quick to hire a freelancer on Fiverr for a $5 mini-task (called a gig) and the site is super-addictive. It's so tempting to spend $50 buying crazy little projects just to see how they'll turn out. My two favorite gigs I've bought so far are the creation of this eBook cover and having my photograph turned into a black and white sketch. I actually converted a picture of my wife as well and combined our two sketches together into a fun little Valentine's Day present.
You'll find some truly ridiculous and bizarre gigs and some gigs that are worth much more than $5. Fiverr is great for very small, simple jobs like video intros, eBook covers, and keyword research. Head in with low expectations and you will be pleasantly surprised.
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If you have purchased any really cool gigs (or really strange ones), please tell me about them in the comments and feel free to link to the provider (no self-promoters please, your comments will be deleted).