How To Outsource Your Life for Only Five Bucks

Anybody who knows me knows that I’m big on outsourcing. It’s one of the requirements to live the Dot Com Lifestyle. In the past few years, many services have sprung up to help the Internet entrepreneur outsource every part of their business and their life. One such site is

Just a Five is a job board for five dollar jobs. They also have jobs for $10 and $20 as well but most of the listings are the five dollar variety. The jobs range in categories from advertising (helping you gets links or facebook likes) to writing and web design.

How Does Just a Five Work?

  1. First sign up for a free account
  2. Use the “Job Categories” to find a job you would like completed
  3. “Order” your task and Paypal $5, $10 or $20 to the job taker
  4. Job creator follows up and completes your order

You can also sign up to and start creating jobs on the site and earning money from it. The site makes money by taking a 20% commission ($1 on a $5 job). Additionally, you can also make money with the Just a Five affiliate program.

What Types of Jobs Are On Just a Five?

Just by quickly browsing through Just a Five, I found a wide variation of jobs, but here a few that stood out to me.

You can use Just a Five for almost anything. From outsourcing work that you don’t want to do, to making your friends think you’re in Cancun, Mexico, and everything in between.

As a blogger, you can use Just a Five to hire someone to write a few original articles for you, then hire another person to submit them to article directories, and one more to submit to the social bookmarking sites. You’ll spend a total of only $15, while freeing up your time so you can live the Dot Com Lifestyle.

Give Just a Five a try and let them know what you think of the service.

75 thoughts on “How To Outsource Your Life for Only Five Bucks”

  1. Mel says:

    Essentially you get what you pay for — $5 ($4 in actuality) is peanuts for having someone doing something that’s worthwhile. If you are going to have someone write a 700 word article for $5, you must be prepared for the quality of the work you are going to get. I can pretty much guarantee that you aren’t going to get a well written article or work done for a meager $5. Question is, for $5 are you really entrusting the person to do a good enough job? And what is your time worth trying to correct or rewrite what he has written because it wasn’t up to standard? I’d rather spend $5 getting myself a nice latte in Starbucks then go through the frustration of having shoddy work or messing up your reputation with him/her doing something wrong.

    1. Brock Blohm says:

      True. I think it will be important to be selective about what jobs you would like done for $5. I, however prefer to write my own stuff only because of this reason. I want it done right. Period. I am definitely interested in looking in to all of the services 🙂

      1. But if you want to expand your business from 1 website to 10 websites than you need to outsource my friend.

        1. True, you can’t handle all these stuff, especially if you want to explores some other cool ways to make money online.

          1. Erwin Miradi says:

            Yeah. There’s just too many things to do and you can’t handle them alone even as a full time blogger. So you certainly need outsource.

        2. Brock is right in that it’s good to do things yourself at first. After you learn how to do the necessary things yourself then you are in position to start outsourcing.

          There are people who go ahead and outsource things right away without seeing any need to learn to do those things themselves. That is a choice I don’t favor unless a person is so full of new ideas that he or she has zero time to bother with any mundane stuff.

    2. Well, if the quality is not good enough, you have the right to ask them to touch up again since you are the service buyer!

  2. Myke says:

    I’m gonna try out 1,000 Facebook fan page likes for $10! A bargain to me…

    Nice post John!

    1. Hey John,
      I totally agree with outsourcing my work. I just paid for the 1000 likes for 10 bucks. It said the turn around is 10 days. I’ll have to wait and see.

      1. Virtual Tour says:

        This one is amazing though!

      2. Which are the other clones? Would be interesting to take a look at their business model!

  3. Brock Blohm says:

    This sounds like the coolest website ever. Totally checking it out! Thanks John!

    1. Its almost like fiverr … Have you visited fiverr ?

  4. fazal mayar says:

    isnt that similar to fiverr? this looks great.

    1. yeah another fiverr competitor. Looks like these kind of outsourcing sites are picking up

  5. So Fiverr competitor arrived, lets see how they are different

    1. No one can touch the kind of success they have……they always come-up with great ideas, like very recently they speedup the payment process.

      1. @ Shanker …

        If their payment process was not fast than that was their flaw and if they improved that than I do not think that this is a good idea.

        They simply remove another flaw from their system.

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      Yeah. I’m sticking with Fiverr though. But I certainly wanna see how good is this new service. I’ll check it out.

      1. great tips about outsourcing thanks for sharing it john

  6. Justin Dupre says:

    A thousand likes for only $10? Now this I have got to see. Thanks for sharing!

    1. That one is really sounding weired and scary as well.

      1. that’s more scary than weired, it can make you run into trouble to with facebook.

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      Well, I’ve seen that kind offers on Fiverr too back then, and actually I tried some. Unfortunately I can say none of them were successful. So please let us know the outcome, Justin.

  7. Tom says:

    Be sure you ask specific questions. I had issues with Fiverr the first time and had my money refunded because the seller wasn’t honest. The second time around I asked follow-up questions and made sure what I wanted was delivered.

    1. Yes they have a very good follow-up system in place, you report bad and the seller can be banned from further activities.

  8. This site is cool. $5 can do a lot of things, I will be interested to know what others think.

    1. We already have fiverr and that one is quite good and reliable as well.

      1. …And the best thing about Fiverr is most of their gig sellers are professional and deliver what they promise.

      2. Virtual Tour says:

        This one has an affiliate program where you can earn money for referring your friends. Works really well! I really like it!

  9. rakesh says:

    What do you think, paid like are great for your site and traffic. I don’t think so. IF you just want to show only the like of your website not the real traffic.

    1. They are great if they are from genuine facebook users and not by dummy crappy profiles

  10. drezebella says:

    it seem like fiverr but with a little twist… anyway , another oppurtunity to make some cash too john…

    thanks for the info

  11. Miller says:

    Looks great. But $5 is a little bit expensive…

    1. No Miller don’t think so its expensive in $5…!!

        1. PPC Ian says:

          $5 expensive? That’s about as cheap as it gets for outsourcing projects online.

    2. Olefin says:

      $5, expensive?? Depends what its for, for the most part the jobs on here will be pretty cheap for $5 if you ask me

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        Is it really expensive? I think if someone tell me to eat something nasty and send them the video, I would do that for $50. But the guys there would do that for $5. So, I think it’s pretty cheap. But then again, expensive or not, it depends on what is it for.

  12. Carla Yocum says:

    People now a days find internet as a way of making a living. Outsourcing is one of the in demand online. Offering your skills and applying for a job online in just a click away, sounds like a good practical idea.

  13. Great post indeed,you mentioned the lovely outsources.

  14. Neil Johnson says:

    This is probably all well and good getting someone to write the content when you are already established and living the internet lifestyle.
    Building from scratch and entrusting someone to create quality content for the start up phase says to me you are never going to get to the point of living this if you can’t be bothered to put the time in upfront.
    As a newcomer to this market, I am quickly coming to realise that unless you spend a fortune, there is no quick set up and earn option.

  15. Lot’s of fiverr-like sites coming up these days. Well, this is good for me. I have an average of 5 orders a day on fiverr. If I get 5 on this one too, then 10 orders or more a day will be a good start

  16. These sites are really streamlining outsourcing.

    A nice addition to these would be a reputation feature that steers you toward the high-quality outfits.


  17. fas says:

    Awesome, I really like this thing. Lets try to see effectiveness!

  18. I’ve been seeing a lot of fiverr type websites lately. The jobs they post are often worth the 5 bucks i’ve found. There’s plenty of uses for whoever is looking to improve their websites and other web work. This website however seems more geared to internet professionals and their needs. I will definitely look into it Thanks again John.

  19. wow another site like fiverr great :D.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      I know. That was my reaction. I want to try it out, but then again I’m happy with Fiverr.

      1. Hey Ian,

        If you are happy with a service you already use there is no point in trying a similar service. It takes time to set up things with a new service and unless it offers something you can’t get from the one you already use, it would be time wasted.

  20. Thanks for sharing this one John. This could also work for me who works online. I love to design and make graphics. This is one way of earning a quick buck or two.

  21. Erwin Miradi says:

    Owh I think it offers the same service as fiverr does. Well, I’ve been sticking with fiverr this whole time to find outsource for business or even just to have some fun. But I’d like to see how good the system this site offers. Anyway, thanks for the info John.

  22. Virtual Tour says:

    Wonderful site! I use them all the time!

  23. great site. thanks for sharing john. i’ll use it for article marketing so cheap 😛

  24. PPC Ian says:

    I’ll have to check it out. I’ve used Fiverr for a ton of stuff, but have not tried Just a Five.

    1. If you do try it Ian, please let us know about your experience with it. You can compare it with Fiverr. The comparison would be useful since the names are similar. The quality of service may or may not be.

    2. Erwin Miradi says:

      Yeah I can’t easily just jump from Fiverr to another service. I’d like too, but I don’t have that much of time. Please let us know the outcome, Ian.

  25. Caleb says:

    Perhaps a voting system by past users should be put into place so we’ll get an idea of the type of qualitu to be expected. Even if it is only 5 bucks that doesn’t justify getting ripped off..

    ..ppl have a habit of saying “you get what you pay for” well I don’t care if it only cost one dollar, if thats the price advertised for a specific service and I pay it then that specific service is what I should get! A low price should NEVER equate to shoddy low-grade service.

  26. Im a bit skeptical about sites like this. The offers are SO tempting though…. SHEESH!!!

  27. This is one of the best bargain sites available! 🙂

  28. Lakhyajyoti says:

    I heard first time about for sharing.Very soon I’ll try it.

  29. Haroun Kola says:

    I’ve used Fiverr successfully in the past, and will give this one a try too. Thanks for the tip

  30. Erving says:

    I’m new on online marketing and don’t have a lot of money for advertising, so
    fiverr a the likes are a good option.

  31. imould says:

    Sounds great !

  32. Interesting one would like to check it out

  33. Interesting one will check it out for my future work

  34. Essays says:

    I do not think that any quality work can be done in just $5. It is little money. If one would like to see results then he must pay reasonable amount. If some one is ready to produce content for my blog in just $5 then I am sure that , i will end up with copied content.

    There are no free lunches in this world…

  35. If possible i can use them for my future projects

  36. fas says:

    I am really disappointed with John for writing this post. The service is hogwash and the site is a fraud. I ordered too services for $10 and they ate the money and did not give the service. I contacted them too, but no reply. John next time please try before you post all this nonsense.

  37. OMG, at first I thought you were talking abt Fiverr… didn’t know that there is another one of this such around… man, these clones are sprouting everywhere!

  38. That got me thinking… should I create a Juz4aBuck instead?

  39. Thanks for your idea would like to use them for my work

  40. some people will do for freelancing we should grab them for our work

  41. fas says:

    This service is fraud, it does not work and they wont even bother to reply to ur claim. John please dont recommend such nonsense in the future.

  42. who2india says:

    Thats really looks cheap, does it provide good quality too?

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