The Weirdest Things People are Getting Paid for on Fiverr

Sarah Willey
2 min readApr 25, 2022
Photo by Pi Cuatropuntocero on Unsplash

I hopped on Fiverr for a few minutes to look for something I needed. I ended up going down a rabbit hole and finding myself as entertained as I would be if I’d followed the one that leads to Wonderland! I also found inspiration in some of the things people came up with to offer. Here are some of the gigs I came across.

Set Your Photo to Their Phone Wallpaper

Ever wanted a stranger to use a photo you have as their phone wallpaper? This is a gig someone is offering on Fiverr. I don’t see any evidence anyone has taken them up on it yet, though.

Searching for That Book Whose Name You Can’t Remember

I love this one — someone is offering a gig to help you track down a book, audiobook, or movie. They’ve mastered the art of defining a problem to help solve. If they can deliver, they’re a real hero! The reviews indicate they do it well. Brilliant.

Prophetic Word

Someone has a gig where they will pray for you (or a friend). Within 3 days they’ll send back what they hear back from God. There’s a seller who can break curses for you! Another seller has sold accurate prophesies to over 200 people letting them know what 2022 has in store for them.

It’s a shame I don’t have this skill to offer.

Dating Profile Update

This one is actually not too different from a service I offer. (I review and provide feedback on LinkedIn profiles.) But it never would have occurred to me to fill this niche. I’ll leave it to those who have experience with these sites, but this could be a great gig.

Custom Birthday Song

This one is surprisingly popular! I suppose during the pandemic this was a fun way to give a unique gift while staying safe and socially distanced.

Putting up Flyers

There are a number of people offering gigs in their local cities where they will post fliers for your event on public bulletins around town. Some are specifically for college campuses, as well. I wish I’d thought of that when I was in school!

I hope these have entertained and inspired you. It truly is possible to do anything you want as a side hustle!

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Sarah Willey

Consultant, writer, business scholar. Nonprofit nerd; passionate about relationship-building and community.