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Launched in the UK in 2011, fivesquid.com is now one of the best known and trusted online marketplaces for trading skills-based services. From translators to graphic designers and voiceover artists, we host thousands of services to meet the needs of both individuals and businesses, and all at affordable prices.

With a global community of members spanning more than 100 countries, we provide the perfect platform for individuals looking to utilise their skills to generate extra income, and for companies seeking cost-effective, short term resources. With services on offer at £5, £10, £20 or £50, as well as an option for bespoke orders of greater sums, fivesquid.com hosts a comprehensive range of services for every budget.

 

Why fivesquid.com is great for freelancers

People everywhere can use fivesquid.com to maximise their earning potential; developing and utilising their skill set, and building strong working relationships online, internationally. From students to professional freelancers, we make it possible for everyone to share their skills and offer their services to the online global community:

Students who are embarking on their new career and need support to grow their client base and portfolios.

Small companies who use the website to attract a wider client base e.g. by offering a particular service on fivesquid.com whilst also making clients aware of additional services or products they may be offering outside of the site.

Professional freelancers advertising a snapshot of their skills to attract new clients e.g. whilst freelance editing services can cost up to £200 for a minute of footage editing, professional freelancers on fivesquid.com may offer the same service for a fraction of the price. The likelihood of multiple orders makes this feasible for the freelancer, whilst the service buyer enjoys the service product of a professional freelancer at an affordable price.

Individuals looking to earn extra income. Did you know that 37% of members on fivesquid.com are already in full-time employment? Whilst many of these individuals simply want to share the skills they practice as a hobby, many of them are saving for that dream holiday or a new home.

 

Why fivesquid.com is great for companies

One of the biggest hurdles for small and medium companies is growing their business while keeping costs to a minimum. This is where fivesquid.com makes it easier and more affordable for businesses to outsource tasks and complete those projects that might otherwise cost thousands of pounds.

  • Easy budgeting – With all services on the website clearly priced, alongside separate pricing for service extras, budgeting for a project is simple. And for more complex projects, sellers can create bespoke orders to meet the buyer’s particular requirements. Furthermore, the website now includes a great feature which allows buyers to post a request for a service that may not already be available on the site. Simply set out your requirements and how much you would like to pay for the service; members of our selling community can then contact you to pitch their skills and provide a quote.
  • A secure working environment - Our service sellers will only receive payment once their order is delivered in full. We take quality assurance very seriously and have rigorous systems in place to ensure orders are delivered on time and as expected.
  • A fun community to work with – We are really proud of our global selling community, and some of our most successful service sellers have been members of fivesquid.com since its launch in 2011. Our service sellers are always happy to help with advice and suggestions on your chosen project. It’s in their best interest to make sure you are happy with their service and that you enjoy your buying experience on fivesquid.com.
  • Credibility is key - Our service sellers pride themselves on the positive reviews and testimonials they receive of their freelance services. Before placing an order, you can review the quality of each service by reading the buyer reviews and viewing the seller’s overall percentage rating. This can help you decide whether the particular seller is the right freelancer for your project.

 

In the news

fivesquid.com is proud to have been featured in a number of national business publications as well as leading national press publications, including the London Evening Standard and The Times.

 

Further information

Registration on fivesquid.com is free to buyers and sellers. Click here to join today.

If you would like more information about fivesquid.com or if you have a question you would like to ask, please get in touch via our Contact Us page. 

 

 

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fivesquid in the Press

fivesquid’s top tips for getting your start-up off the ground

With the number of unemployed reaching 750,000 in the UK, there’s never been more pressure to get out of that rut and start your own business Read the full article

Employees who have secret jobs

HR Magazine included fivesquid.com as part of a case study about employees who have secret jobs. On fivesquid.com 27% of members work full-time and sell services through the website.

fivesquid founder comments on what startups want from new government manifestos

The guardian Small Business Network - During the 2015 General Elections, Terry Koutsios, founder and CEO of fivesquid.com was asked to comment about what startups are looking for from the new government manifestos.

fivesquid financial advice column

March 2015 - Closer magazine mentioned fivesquid.com as part of their financial advice column.

Tips from the experts - Customer Service

Terry Koutsios, the founder and CEO of fivesquid.com gives startups customer services tips. Instant Offices has a thriving blog for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business. Read the full article

Home Business Heroes: fivesquid’s Terry Koutsios

Startups.co.uk looks into how fivesquid.com is driving the peer-to-peer economy in 2015. With some members earning over £14,000 maybe it's time for everyone to start monetising their skills and hobbies? Read the full article

fivesquid is Theo Paphitis's company of the week

Theo Paphitis chose fivesquid.com as the company of the week as part of #SBS

Interview with fivesquid founder Terry Koutsios

StartupTV Magazine interviewed the founder of fivesquid.com Terry Koutsios. To watch the full interview follow the link below. Other people interviewed include Duncan Bannatyne, Jacqueline Gold, and Caprice. Read the full article

BBC2's The Rich and US features fivesquid

BBC2 - The Rich and Us The company was listed as part of the growing micro-jobbing trend that allows individuals to earn an extra income online

How to outsource my life with fivesquid

Five pounds barely buys you a sandwich and a bag of Popchips these days. What it will get you are the services of cash-strapped techies who offer their skills on fivesquid.com Read the full article

Ten top business trends born out of recession

fivesquid.com is a new online community where people share their unique skills and expertise for £5. Services range from “I will plan your holiday to Las Vegas for £5” to “I will increase your Twitter followers by 10,000+ for £5” to “I will narrate your video / story / clip in my South African accent for £5”. It’s a win-win, people get certain services they need for cheap and others make quick and easy cash using their er… talents. Read the full article

Internet entrepreneurs using fivesquid to make cash

Internet entrepreneurs are coming up with canny ways to make cash – by offering services for a fiver. From doing your homework to ‘protecting’ on computer game Call of Duty, anything is up for grabs on website fivesquid.com.

£5 can get you anything with fivesquid

According to a new website, £5 can now get you anything from business cards to a 20 minute language lesson. fivesquid.com is an online community where people share their expertise for a fiver.

It’s surprising to see what people will do for £5

At fivesquid.com it’s quite surprising to see what people will do for a fiver. Many of these people are small businesses, trying to make a name and offering their services at knock-down prices to get a good reputation.

Kitty of X-Factor fame offered voicemail services on fivesquid

The website fivesquid.com, which gives people the chance to pay just £5 for any service they need. Kitty, who formerly worked as a Britney Spears tribute act, also offers to record a personalised voicemail as the American pop star.

fivesquid closes its latest funding round

fivesquid.com a marketplace that lets people buy and sell micro services starting from a fiver has just closed a funding round resulting in half a million-dollars investment. The current funding round will go into developing software to take the business away from being classified as a website purely for freelancers but also a hub for entrepreneurs looking to create/grow their businesses.

Experienced sellers offer brand identity work within 3 days for £20

On fivesquid.com service sellers with 14 years experience in the design industry offer logo and brand identity design including unlimited revisions and a 3-day turnaround for £20.

fivesquid allows sellers to choose the price of their service

Unlike its competitors, fivesquid.com allows people to choose between 4 price categories to list their services (£5, £10, £20, £50), which is easily accessible for start-up businesses looking to save costs on resources. All pricing is in British pound sterling and gets converted into the relevant currencies at purchase

Fun and Bizarre services: In-game body guards for hire with fivesquid

Don't like gaming alone? You can hire an in-game bodyguard in the Fun & Bizarre section of fivesquid.com, where people advertise services for £5.

fivesquid features in Gadget Show's top 3 unique Christmas gift ideas

fivesquid.com came third for unique Christmas shopping ideas. Read the full article

five tech fixes for a fiver with fivesquid

Thanks to a new website called fivesquid.com your crisp £5 note may stretch a lot further than you’d think for. All manner of wares and services are being offered through the site, from useful tech stuff like the advice of an SEO specialist for your website. Read the full article

X Factor’s Kitty Brucknell was a fivesquid seller

X Factor’s Kitty Brucknell once offered a variety of odd jobs on a website which gives people the chance to pay just £5 for any service they need.

Home Business Heroes: fivesquid’s Terry Koutsios

Smarta the Startup Advice publication interviewed Terry Koutsios the founder of fivesquid.com. The interview covered everything from starting a business from home to growing an idea into a real product. Read the full article

Toby sells himself as an online protector for Xbox shooting games

Toby, from Hythe in Hampshire, is offering his services on the fivesquid.com website (where people advertise tasks they are willing to undertake for a fiver) as an online protector for players of various Xbox 360 shooting games.

fivesquid in Which? top 50 ways to make money

Which? mentioned fivesquid.com as part of their top 50 ways to make money. Their research found that you can earn an extra £930 a year by using their money making ideas. Read the full article

fivesquid lets the general public buy any service

fivesquid.com a website which lets the general public sell pretty much any kind of service for a fiver including buying Twitter followers!

Easy ways to make money when your measly salary isn’t enough

The Debrief - Have you got a 'skill'? Or a big social-media presence? fivesquid.com is the website that lets you offer your services for money – starting at £5 (hence the name, in case you didn’t get it, in which case your 'skill' probably isn't 'being good at noticing things'). These services can be everything from retweeting a link 20 times, photoshopping Instagram pictures, creating a logo, help with tax returns; the whole lot. You'll be amazed at what people will pay for Read the full article