Monthly Archives: September 2013

Prank victim gets last laugh

If you ask anyone who knows me about what kind of person I am, they would most likely say that I am the silent guy who likes to sit by himself during lunch break and read e-books on his tablet.  But don’t mistake me as an antisocial psychopath, I’m just your typical technology nerd who needs to read a book or two during off hours to distract him from thinking about the computer program he is working on.  My desire for solitude though has a drawback – I am often the object of one of my most obnoxious co-worker’s prank.

Normally, I just ignore his pranks and let them slide.  A couple of weeks ago, I had enough when he glued my favorite mug to my desk. So I thought of some ways to pay him back for all the humiliation and inconvenience he has caused me.  So what I did was hire some guys (and gals) pretend to be famous celebrities and made them call him on his cellphone.  I had them call him up at the most inconvenient hours for two weeks straight.

He would come to work all drowsy and a little grouchy that he did not have the energy nor the inclination to prank me anymore.  He was proud of receiving the phone calls though, thinking that some of the “celebrities” who called him could actually who they said they were. He said he tried calling them back to verify their identity but each time he just got a voice-recording. And no, he was unwilling to share their phone numbers.

I wasn’t satisfied with the prank calls so in addition, I hired some other guys to send him prank email as well.  These emails ranged from the “You’re fired” email from our boss to “I want to have a date with you” from a secret admirer.  The look on his face after he read each email was priceless!

After a couple of weeks of this, I decided to put him out of his misery.  The calls stopped and a final email was sent with a video from a scary clown warning him not to be a prankster anymore at work.

He never did find out who masterminded the whole thing, but let me tell you, he has stopped pranking me or any of my colleagues since then.

From prank calls to prank email, from creating a video message with eyes popped out of their sockets or an island native finding your company’s logo while digging through mud, you can have someone do some funny or bizarre stuff (fiverr.com/fun) for you on Fiverr.com

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How to become an Instagram rockstar

Instagram has been the top photo and video sharing app these last couple of years. With more than 130 million users worldwide, the potential for becoming a hit through this social media platform cannot be denied. 

But how can you get noticed in this digital wilderness of pictures and videos begging for the limelight and the benefits it could bring?  Wouldn’t it be an uphill battle for the unknown and uninitiated?

Of course, you will have to put some effort into marketing yourself, your product, or your business, but it’s not as complicated as you might think.  By following these simple steps, you can become a “celebrity” on Instagram:

  1. Create unique content. You have heard it said, time and time again: Content is King!  Post the most original content you can think of and be consistent with it.  In other words, find your niche, stick to a specific “theme” and build it up. For example, you can publish content about cuisine or cinema; or about the funny things that cats or dogs do when left to themselves; or about how you hate or like Windows; or even about your favorite beer. It doesn’t really matter as long as it is cool.  Pick your niche and start.
  2. Publish all the time. Fresh content is always a plus, so don’t hesitate and think a lot. Publish 2, 3, 4 or 10 times a day.
  3. Have lot of followers. Man is a social being.  People love to follow users who others already follow. The easiest way I found to do this is via Fiverr.com—a cool site where you can have almost anything done for only $5. Just go to this search result for Instagram promotions, find the vendor you like, send him your Instagram user name and you will have 1000+ Instagram followers (fiverr.com/InstegramFollowers) in no time.
  4. Use #hashtags.  This will allow people to find you easier.  However, don’t overdo them. Too many hashtags is considered spamming and, instead of your post getting views, it will be ignored instead. 
  5. Market yourself.  Start by telling your family and real friends to follow you. Ask them to promote your account with their friends as well.  

If you find this interesting, and to help you get started, share your Instagram account with me and I will surely follow you!

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The Real Secret to Becoming a Rockstar on Instagram

Did you know that you could be a rock star and have no musical talent whatsoever? Instagram is the most popular photo and video sharing social media platform around and the steps below can show you how to become an Instagram “celebrity”.

  1. Theme Centric– find your niche, whether it is food, beer, photography, kittens or fashion. The theme doesn’t matter as much as ensuring that your pictures and videos are unique and cool.
  2. Consistency– think of Instagram as your second set of eyes; you probably see something cool or worth sharing at least 2-3 times per day, so post it. Don’t overdo it though; three per day is plenty.
  3. Follow Me– the more followers you have, the more followers you will gain. People love to follow accounts that are popular, which is evidenced by their number of followers. The easiest way, I’ve found, to gain followers is by using Fiverr.com. Fiverr is a cool site where you can buy almost anything for $5. Find a seller who offers Instagram followers (fiver.com/InstagramFollowers), pay them only $5, give them your Instagram username and you will have 1000+ followers.
  4. Don’t forget to tell your friends about your Instagram account and invite them to follow you.

Have you done those five easy steps? Let me know your Instagram username in the comments and I will surely follow you!

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What is the price for personal South Park avatar?

I am a big South Park fan and I was the happiest Eric Cartman admirer when I found out the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program last month!  All of my friends like the new comedy and drama shows, and though I watch them too, this award proves how much funnier South Park really is compared to them. I always, and I mean always, get a bellyful of laughs from watching each episode!

One day, I logged into my Facebook account to see what my friends were up to online. I was surprised when I saw that one of them had a cartoon avatar drawn in the manner and style of a south park character.  It was nice and cute!  This got me all fired up and I wanted one for myself as well.

So I went online and searched for someone who could help me out.  I went to Fiverr.com, a cool site where you can get stuff done for only $5.  I searched for “South Park” collection (fiverr.com/SouthPark), got a bunch of good quality results, and chose someone to make me a cool profile picture for my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

There was no fuss and no delay.  All I did was send my profile pic and the artist did a wonderful job of converting it into a South Park avatar.

When I updated my profile pictures, all my friends immediately noticed the change and left some good comments on my Timeline and Tweeted me back asking how I had them done.  They loved the idea so much that they started chatting about how cool it would be to have their profile images done in the same manner.

Because of my expertly done avatar, my friends have come to love watching the show as well.  Sure, they still watch other animated TV programs; but like me, they watch South Park whenever they want to laugh really hard!  And it’s actually fun seeing all my friends on Facebook looking like South Park characters.

If you want to have fun, go to Fiverr.com and get your personal South Park avatar for only $5. (fiverr.com/SouthPark)

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How much did I pay for my Family Guy avatar?

The first time I saw Family Guy, I thought it was hilarious!  Unlike The Simpsons, however, the show’s humor and wit are intended for an adult audience—which I find quite refreshing.  Peter Griffin, the father, mirrors Homer Simpson’s ways of solving problems and dealing with situations he finds himself in…  Kind of…  This makes it easy to identify with him and the rest of the characters.

While reading my Facebook feed one day, I noticed that my best friend had changed his profile pic and it represented exactly how he would appear if he was depicted as a Family Guy character!  This got me excited, so I excited I didn’t just leave him a message on his Facebook timeline, I sent him a text and email asking him how he did it.  My eagerness caught his attention so he called me on my cell and told me about this “gig” from someone on Fiverr.com (which is a cool site where you can get fun stuff) who offered to create caricatures in the same style and manner as how the Family Guy were drawn.

I did not hesitate to buy the “gig” and got my very own Family Guy avatar in no time at all!

I quickly changed my Facebook profile picture and, as expected, it caught on with all of our friends on Facebook! If you want to be drawn as a Family Guy cartoon, (http://fiverr.com/FamilyGuy) buy it on Fiverr.com for $5.  You definitely won’t regret it.

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4 cool ways to improve your Facebook profile picture in $5

Most people I know seldom change their Facebook profile picture.  Some only cycle only through a set in their album as the seasons change.  If you would like to be original, or at least have everyone else talking about your profile pic on Facebook, try out some of these gigs from Fiverr.

1. Retouch your picture using Photoshop for $5.  If you have a picture and do not know how to resize, crop, or brighten up the colors, you can have someone professionally do it for you.  In addition, this gig delivers within 24 hours.  So if you are in a hurry or don’t like waiting, order this now and you’ll be able to post your new Facebook profile pic within the day.

The link: http://fiverr.com/sachin81/professionally-edit-retouch-airbrush-background-removal-of-any-5-of-your-pictures-or-photos

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2. Swap you and your friend or spouse’s heads.  This is from a top rated seller who also delivers within $24 hours and only costs $5.  This is good if you have more than one person in your profile pic.

The Link:  http://fiverr.com/unlimitedeffect/do-any-photoshop-workphoto-editingphotoshop-image

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 3. Retouch 3 photos for only $5. Do you have 3 profile photos you want edited?  This gig has delivered successfully for more than 500 times!  This is one of the best photo editing bargains you will find on Fiverr.  From the gig’s description, copy and paste the link to the seller’s Flickr account to check out his impressive portfolio.

The Link: http://fiverr.com/phototag/edit-5-photos-for-you-in-photoshop-in-less-than-24-hours-with-unlimited-reversions

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8. Express background removal and photo editing.  This is a relatively new gig but it already has, as of this writing, 573 positive feedbacks!  It offers the same photo editing services like background removal, airbrushing, re-coloring, etc. for $5.  Send him your profile pic and have it edited at once.

The Link: http://fiverr.com/casdexter/remove-or-repalce-background-of-your-photo

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These gigs are the cream of the crop when it comes to photo editing on Fiverr.  The sellers are very professional and will definitely give you an improved Facebook profile photo you will be proud of.  To dispel any doubt, read all the customer reviews and check out the real sample work pictures of each gig.

10 cool ways to improve your Facebook profile picture in $5

Most people I know seldom change their Facebook profile picture.  Some only cycle only through a set in their album as the seasons change.  If you would like to be original, or at least have everyone else talking about your profile pic on Facebook, try out some of these gigs from Fiverr.

1. Retouch your picture using Photoshop for $5.  If you have a picture and do not know how to resize, crop, or brighten up the colors, you can have someone professionally do it for you.  In addition, this gig delivers within 24 hours.  So if you are in a hurry or don’t like waiting, order this now and you’ll be able to post your new Facebook profile pic within the day.

The link: http://fiverr.com/sachin81/professionally-edit-retouch-airbrush-background-removal-of-any-5-of-your-pictures-or-photos

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2. Swap you and your friend or spouse’s heads.  This is from a top rated seller who also delivers within $24 hours and only costs $5.  This is good if you have more than one person in your profile pic.

The Link:  http://fiverr.com/unlimitedeffect/do-any-photoshop-workphoto-editingphotoshop-image

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3. Photo retouching with unlimited revisions.  Some artists only offer a limited number of revisions.  If you’re worried that you won’t be satisfied with the final product, then this gig is for you.  The artist is willing to do revisions until you are satisfied with your Facebook profile picture… and at no extra cost!

The Link: http://fiverr.com/badboy3230/create-a-ppt-on-your-topic

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4. Quality photo editing in twenty four hours.  There are a lot of good artists in the Philippines.  This gig is from one of the best sellers on Fiverr and only costs $5 with unlimited revisions.  To avoid miscommunication, contact him first before ordering.

The Link: http://fiverr.com/spackle/professionally-editretouch-your-5-pictures-for-less-than-2-days

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5. Photo editing including Facebook cover pages. Apart from the usual background removal, clothing and facial retouch tasks, this gig also offers Facebook cover page and banner designs for %5.

The Link: http://fiverr.com/demionalex/any-photoshop-job

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6. Remove background and add some effects.  If you have a good picture but have a bad background, you can have the background removed and changed to a different one for only $5.  This gig prides itself for being able to deliver within 12 hours.  So far, no complaints!

The Link: http://fiverr.com/logoyhct42/do-any-photoshop-jobbackground-removalretouching-resizingrestoration-and-edit-your-photo-in-photoshop-in-12-hours

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7. Retouch 3 photos for only $5. Do you have 3 profile photos you want edited?  This gig has delivered successfully for more than 500 times!  This is one of the best photo editing bargains you will find on Fiverr.  From the gig’s description, copy and paste the link to the seller’s Flickr account to check out his impressive portfolio.

The Link: http://fiverr.com/phototag/edit-5-photos-for-you-in-photoshop-in-less-than-24-hours-with-unlimited-reversions

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8. Express background removal and photo editing.  This is a relatively new gig but it already has, as of this writing, 573 positive feedbacks!  It offers the same photo editing services like background removal, airbrushing, re-coloring, etc. for $5.  Send him your profile pic and have it edited at once.

The Link: http://fiverr.com/casdexter/remove-or-repalce-background-of-your-photo

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9. Profile pic editing in less than 24 hours for $5 – Aside from being an express gig, it also offers to do what others have not offered or detailed in their description – basic photo merging.  While there are some photo blending software available in the market, having an artist do it for you is much better because it looks more personalized and professional.  Have your profile photo display your face on a body builder’s body for laughs!

The Link: http://fiverr.com/salvatorejcs/professionally-remove-background-within-24-hours

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10. $5 Photo editing with quick response and quick delivery. If you want your profile pic edited in a rush, this gig has an average response time of 3 hours and delivers within 24 hours.  For an additional $20, your order will be delivered within 6 hours!  Now that’s fast.  Just make sure you send a message to the seller to alert him that you want your Facebook profile pic pronto!

The Link: http://fiverr.com/rioteo/do-any-photoshop-work-only-qulitycreative-and-no-duplicate-works

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These gigs are the cream of the crop when it comes to photo editing on Fiverr.  The sellers are very professional and will definitely give you an improved Facebook profile photo you will be proud of.  To dispel any doubt, read all the customer reviews and check out the real sample work pictures of each gig.