Product Name: Urgent Arbitrage Cash
Product Owner: Dan Ashendorf
Advertised Price: $7.23
What is it?
Urgent Arbitrage Cash is a forty page ebook that covers various ways to try to make money doing arbitrage deals using Fiverr as a supplier essentially. Basically you find the products on Fiverr and resell them on other sites like eBay and Etsy.
This guide is all over the place. It’s more like an idea list that lays out a dozen, or so, ideas without giving any real strategy or advice on how to use them. It seems like Dan got a little excited and quickly jotted down some ideas and went back later to fill in a few pages with fluff and over-hyped content.
Before You Buy
I didn’t realize it when I bought the product, but Urgent Arbitrage Cash was created by Dan Ashendorf, the same guy who brought us, Easy Arbitrage Profits. (I probably could’ve figured that out by the searing originality of both titles).
Easy Arbitrage Profits was terrible. It got a review of 10 out of 100, which is better than Urgent Arbitrage Cash but that's not saying much.
The thing is, the two products are basically the same. The only real difference is that Easy Arbitrage Profits talked about using Craigslist (and eBay) to sell products you find on Fiverr, whereas this product talks about Etsy and eBay. There are some other differences but they are very subtle.
What I Liked
It’s unfortunate, but I couldn’t find one single thing I liked about this product. I always try to find something good in each one I review, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
What I Didn't Like
Other than stating that Urgent Arbitrage Cash is useless, I thought I should give you a couple reasons why. The struggle though, is that products like this one lack substance, and when there’s nothing there, there’s nothing to review.
Selling Products on Fiverr
Although most of it is dedicated to buying from Fiverr and selling somewhere else, there is one part of this guide that talks about doing the reverse.
About Halfway through, Dan decides that you can also sell stuff on Fiverr. Instead of buying from Fiverr and selling on eBay, Dan says you should try buying products on Etsy and selling them on Fiverr.
The problem is, Fiverr is a website that focuses on selling digital goods and services, not physical products. Trying to even find physical goods there is next to impossible. You can do it, but remember that people are expecting to pay just $5 for stuff.
Just to illustrate my point I went to Fiverr and tried to find a few physical products. The first two searches I tried brought back only digital services, and I used search terms like, “boots” and “hats”.
Both searches pulled up gigs from sellers offering a style of programming called “bootstrapping” and website optimization called “white hat SEO”.
Obviously, Fiverr is trying to tell me something. They definitely would not serve up results that weren’t making them money. However, I still wasn’t satisfied. After all, I said finding physical products was “next to impossible”, not totally impossible.
So I dug in a little harder and this is what I found…
Now Fiverr does not show the number of orders a seller has acquired, but those red lines show the number of reviews they have. You can do some rough math and come to the conclusion selling physical products here is pointless.
It’s Just Theory
The idea of of buying something from Fiverr and selling it somewhere else is not new. People have been trying to do this since Fiverr launched in 2010. And why wouldn’t they? If you’ve got a cheap supply of something that you think you can sell for a profit, it only makes sense to do it.
However, the rules of supply and demand still apply.
What Dan teaches in his guide can be done, it’s just not the cash machine he claims it is.
In reality, the kind of cash you can make from arbitrage deals like the ones Dan describes, is more like hobby-money. Just like above, all you have to do is a bit of research to see that Dan’s methods don’t quite pan out in the real world. Let me share another example.
This image was taken directly from the pages of Urgent Arbitrage Cash. What it shows is one of Dan’s suggestions for tapping into the talent at Fiverr to sell on eBay. But if you look closely you’ll notice there’s a bit of a problem with it.
The red highlight shows that only two have been sold. An amazing two! I'm really not convinced that people will go to eBay to buy a drawing of themselves.
My point in all this is just to say — Yes, it is possible to buy something like drawings on Fiverr and sell them eBay for a profit, however, it’s not very likely.
To top it all off, I didn’t see any way to find help if I needed it. There was no support email address, no community — like Facebook group or forum — and nowhere to even leave a comment. This is usually the case with ebooks, but Urgent Arbitrage Cash has a download where these things could have been added. That’s what a lot of product creators do. It’s not the best type of support usually, but at least it’s something. This doesn’t surprise me of course, but I do think it’s unfortunate when a product creator can’t offer any help to his/her buyers.