Not sure if this is the right forum for this or if there already is a thread about this, but I just came across this website called fiverr.com and I could not find a thread about it here on this forum.
After some digging I realize it's been around for several years, but I had never heard of it before. I checked out the site and it seems that many of the services offered by its users, including writing services and illustration services, are worth a lot more than their asking price. People there are offering work for 5 Euro (it automatically goes to a local version of the site when I visit it) that would take them at least several hours to complete and I noticed quite a few artists from India, Vietnam and Indonesia, for whom this is doubtlessly more value than it would be for someone living in Europe, but still.
We condemn the clothing industry for the exploitation of its workers oversees. Is this not simply another form of exploitation? Should these services and the art work commissioned not be priced for the actual value offered? Then again how would you go about setting prices fairly? I am not sure it would be even possible.