If you take some time to dig around you’ll find it pretty spectactuar the variety and specificity of things people propose doing for $5 but for someone starting up a small buisness this is a great resource for those little tasks that would be no trouble to the right person but could be a roadblock given your skillset or software.
Its a great way to dip your toe in the pool of outsourcing and see what its like to contract. Need a banner? a logo? a product review? There are plenty of great design and advertising gigs offered to help you get up and running on a tight budget. Its not just for $5 jobs, larger gigs are possible with an add on feature.
Be sure to check out the whole subcategory of online marketing which has gigs for researching keywords, blog mentions, twitter and social media mentions which helps connect you to the right people to spread your word through simple tasks like posting a product mention to the right facebook page.
Here are a few of the jobs people will currently do for you for $5:
If you have a good skill on Etsy such as making treasuries or editing photos or have a well developed social media network you would be willing to advertise to, try posting your own gig. Note: you get paid $4 after fivver’s cut.