Fiverr is an online service that connects freelancers with clients from all over the globe, and their claim to fame is that any project can be done for $5. Their pool of freelancers range from the serious to the silly and downright ridiculous. You can browse through hundreds of graphic designers, writers, SEO marketers as well as tarot card readers or people who will record their dog barking happy birthday for one of your friends. You can also check out reviews and ratings of their previous work and send messages to prospective freelancers. The system is designed to be very user-friendly, and this is probably one of the most client-oriented websites out there today.
So the question is why would you bother farming out the needs of your business to someone for $5 a project? The answer is simple.
They will give you quality work and you can connect with talent that suits your needs and purposes, when you need it. There are few other places out there that have such a diverse pool of people that can actually meet your needs, and all of this is available on-demand.
1. Sign up!
The first thing you should do is sign up for an account. It’s FREE and will get you on your way to either providing a service or inquiring the services of others. One cool thing about Fiverr is it integrates with Facebook so you can sign up through the social network within a matter of seconds. If you don’t use Facebook, you can do it the old-fashioned way as well.
2. Decide Whether To Sell OR Buy
Whether you want someone to critique your business plan or marketing strategy or you are simply looking for a cheap way to get your blog post written, this site can be a one-stop resource that gets the job done every time.
Best of all, there are no gimmicks, hidden fees or other charges that are involved with using this website. It only takes a few seconds to create an account and start browsing contractors, send a message and begin to communicate the details of your project with prospective workers. When you are ready, all you need to do is deposit five dollars into an escrow-type of account and authorize a specific contractor to start working. Most contractors promise to return completed projects within a couple of days, and you also have a couple of days to review the work and either request a revision or accept the finished product.
You don’t pay until you are satisfied, and contractors are motivated to offer you their best because their success in the system depends on the feedback they get from clients. Best of all, the only real risk you are taking amounts to a grand total of $5. So even if you are not satisfied for any reason, you are only out $5 at the end of the day.
If you want to sell a service, a good place to start is by researching sellers that are already doing what you want to do. Yes, that means you’ll have competition, but it also means there is a demand for it. You can always be creative and original with your gigs to separate yourself and build a following.
3. Search For Gigs
Whether you are selling or buying services you’ll want to do a search for what you’re looking for. If you are looking for a service that isn’t available, you can even request it, and someone will come to the rescue!
While you can easily find a small army of project contractors on Fiverr, you should keep in mind that this site is intended to provide solutions for small jobs only. You should also be fair, honest and realistic in terms of your overall expectations. Remember that the person doing the work for you is only going to get $4 after they pay the commission fee, and they need to wait two weeks before the funds are released as well. While you can expect to find quality work for little tasks, and you can even establish relationships with different contractors over the course of time, there is only so much that they will be willing to do for a few dollars a crack.
Give Fiverr a whirl the next time you need random services done for your small business. You have nothing to lose, and this can turn out to be a great resource for you to have at your disposal. Browse through the wide-range of contractors who are offering their services, and it won’t take long to see why this site is so popular among small business owners.
Tip: Once you search, sort by rating to find sellers that have a high community standings and great reviews. These sellers are usually quick and provide the best value
4. Buy A Gig
So you’ve found a Gig that looks like a deal. Once you link your account with paypal or a credit card, you’ll be able to start ordering. Like said before, make sure you do your due diligence before ordering a Gig. Yes, it’s only $5, but there is definitely some great value in some of the these services. A lot of the sellers offer great value on purpose. They want you to come back and upgrade your service in the future. This is also great takeaway for those looking to sell. If you provide incredible value for $5, you can upsell and drive back recurring customers!
Income.com has used Fiverr on many occasions for a outsource solution. We believe that no matter the size of your business Fiverr can provide very affordable solutions to help you on so many different levels. Take some time and check Fiverr out and like always if you ever require any further education on how to use this resource feel free to email or call us for help.