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About the Company 

Launched in the UK in 2011, fivesquid.com is a marketplace for individuals and companies to trade skill-based services. We host a comprehensive range of services for every budget, and operate a clear, simple and secure transaction process for easy, remote collaboration between buyers and sellers on the site.

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. 

How is fivesquid.com different to other freelance websites?

Most freelancers quote their fees based on each individual project, client, location and work scope. This doesn’t reflect clearly on deliverables, particularly where freelancers charge an hourly rate. fivesquid.com is a freelancing platform that operates a fixed fee structure; the price and timeframe for delivery of the service are clearly marked, so buyers know what they are paying for prior to making a purchase. Furthermore, our committed Customer Support team are always on hand to resolve any queries or issues regarding orders, and any other matters relating to the site. 

Company Awards

fivesquid.com is proud to have been listed as a finalist in the Red Herring Europe Awards 2015. The awards highlight the Top 100 most exciting start-up companies from Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

 

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Latest Press Releases

06/22/153-4 Spare Hours a Day Could Earn You £560 a Month View
05/20/15fivesquid sees 23% increase in startup registrations View
05/12/15The Social Sharing Economy Would Struggle Without Reviews View
03/09/15Are Zero Hour Contracts Great for Full-time Employees? View
02/12/15How the self-employed work View
01/01/15fivesquid.com Secures Funding View
10/03/14Solo Employment View
09/01/14Get your Gray ending View

For all press enquiries please contact:

Tina Johnston
Communications Manager
press@fivesquid.com

Fivesquid.com in the Press

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
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.
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.
March 2015 - Closer magazine mentioned fivesquid.com as part of their financial advice column.
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
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
Theo Paphitis chose fivesquid.com as the company of the week as part of #SBS
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 - 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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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.
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
A website is offering a range of services for £5, from article translation to giving positive feedback on eBay. But does it have any real value, and what would you sell for a fiver? Read the full article
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.com came third for unique Christmas shopping ideas. Read the full article
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 once offered a variety of odd jobs on a website which gives people the chance to pay just £5 for any service they need.
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, 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.
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.com a website which lets the general public sell pretty much any kind of service for a fiver including buying Twitter followers!
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