Fivesquid.com is a British- based freelance marketplace where people can trade skills and services.  First launched in 2011, the website hosts a variety of services, from tech jobs like SEO specialist to bizarre things like having a job with a quick clip advertising business.   Buyers of services are mainly start-up companies looking to save on business costs. 
Fivesquid was born in 2011. Following its release, Theo Paphitis selected the company as a start-up company to watch its small business Sunday competition.  Since the websites launched in 2011, it has been recognized by the media for some of the services people sell. Also featured is Kitty Brucknell , who has performed on the UK version of the X-Factor , offered for you by voicemail for £ 5. 
In March 2012, the website featured in a list of top 10 companies to emerge from the UK recession . Fivesquid featured on the list and was highlighted for the sale.  Throughout the sites, it has had some strange services offered. In 2012, entrepreneurial schoolboy from England offert His services as an online gaming bodyguard , at £ 5 per 30 minutes of gameplay.  Another unique service was published in The Sun , where a seller would dump your partner for £ 5. 
After the website has been established a number of years, One example used by the London Standard Services that could manipulate social media popularity.  Others are of the same time that many of the service providers are simply out of their income stream. 
The Gadget Show picked up the site as one of their top 3 places to buy gifts online. 
Services sold via the website are referred to as “micro-jobs”, due to the low prices and short completion time. All micro-jobs fall within 4 payment structures of £ 5, £ 10, £ 20 or £ 50. 
Payment for services must be made upfront in order for the work to begin. Fivesquid holds the funds in an escrow account up to the has-beens Service Delivered by the Service provider and the buyer marks the order as full. 
The Service Providers Range from Those practicing a hobby to small companies Who are Attempting to Grow Their customer base.  At the completion stage of each project, Fivesquid takes a 20% commission payment from the total value, before releasing the funds to the service provider. 
Service providers are paid out by Fivesquid using PayPal . As of June 2017 , no other payment methods are available. 
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