If you haven’t realized it yet, everything is moving on to the cloud. I actually don’t even care much about storage space on devices like my laptop and phone anymore since I know that there is ample storage available on the cloud. Just as an example, I used to have a pretty extensive 50 GB music library but now that I signed up for Amazon Prime Music (a great service by the way!) I have every single song available at my fingertips. And best of all, it’s free as part of my wife’s Amazon Prime student membership!
I actually use Google Drive for storing a lot of my cloud based personal and business documents but it’s not great for large files. I’ve known about Dropbox for a while but I was always too cheap to pay for it. It wasn’t until I was playing around on Fiverr one day that I discovered there are people who will expand your dropbox storage for only $5 though!
How Fiverr Works
Fiverr is a site where you guessed it, people will do pretty much anything for $5. There are a lot of stupid things like getting an opera style ‘Happy Birthday’ song sung to you but there are also a lot of useful gigs. I’ve actually used Fiverr in the past for logo design, business cards and more. You would be amazed at the quality you can get for just $5.
The best items I’ve ever gotten are my new rideshare logo, my podcast artwork and my business cards. Each one only cost me $5, what a deal!
$5 For 18 GB
Dropbox actually has a cool referral program where you get 500 MB every time you refer a friend and they sign up and create an account. I found a Fiverr gig though that basically does this for you. You pay them $5 and they somehow sign up a bunch of people until your account hits 18 GB.
Btw, you can get your first Fiverr Gig for free if you use my referral code.
(These gigs tend to get shut down from time to time so just do a search for ‘expand dropbox’ if this gig is ever no longer active).
The guys that do this are pretty fast too. I remember he got started on it right after I bought it and I was sitting there sending e-mails and every few seconds I kept getting a new e-mail saying someone had signed up using my referral code. Eventually, I tapped out at 18 GB.
What Do You Do With 18 GB Of Dropbox Space?
You can’t really store huge files on 18 GB but I do use a cool plugin that automatically backs up all of my wordpress sites to dropbox once a week. I also use it occasionally if I want to transfer something to my wife’s computer since you can upload and then download pretty quickly if you don’t have a USB stick handy. The possibilities are pretty much limitless.
What do you guys think of this little Fiverr/Dropbox hack? Is it worth it or does it cross some line for you? To be honest, this is the exact type of thing I would have at one point done on my own but thanks to Fiverr I can pay someone else $5 to do it!
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-Harry @ PF Pro
Thanks for sharing this neat tip. I didn’t even know about Fiverr
Harry Campbell says
Yea Fiverr is great for little random tasks like this 🙂
Thomas @ i need money ASAP! says
This is a great tip! I love DropBox. I work on multiple devices and i find its great for keeping things organized.