This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fiverr in partnership with Kasai Media. All opinions are 100% mine.
One of the most important lessons I have learned as an entrepreneur is that even though I might be capable of doing everything, I shouldn’t try. Sometimes, you need to outsource and that is where Fiverr becomes a smart option for small businesses on a tight budget.
Many bloggers and authors tend to have a DIY approach to everything and I am no exception. There is no way I can calculate the number of hours I have spent with Google and YouTube, trying to master something that would take another person minutes to accomplish.
Then, I had this lightbulb moment…
When someone hires me to write a blog post or to monitor their social media, I charge them ($150) per hour. And yet, here I sit wasting hours (equal to at least $300) trying to master a skill that I might only need once a year when I could hire this out (paying only $5 for the entire task).
Many bloggers are using Fiverr
Inside the Inspired Bloggers Network Facebook Community, I have seen people talking about Fiverr often. If you are unaware of this brilliant way to save time and money, allow me to give you a quick synopsis:
- You need something created.
- Visit Fiverr and search for a freelancer who can accomplish that “gig.”
- Agree on the terms and payment.
- Get what you need accomplished for a nominal fee (prices start at $5) while you get more pressing tasks finished.
If you need something additional added to your task, most freelancers allow you to add additional gigs at equally low prices.
So, what are some of the options available at Fiverr? What are other bloggers and small business owners outsourcing?
1. Logo Design
I found someone that I liked the designs they had pictured, filled out a questionnaire to tell them what I was looking for and gave the a few ideas for fonts/design. The design was done in about 4-5 business days and I loved it. Simple and exactly what I was looking for.
Jennifer, Boots, Lace & Liftin’ Weights
2. Kindle Formatting
I have used Fiverr for numerous things over the years. I usually go to the site for small one-off tasks that require software I don’t have and don’t want to purchase like Open Site Explorer or, in years past, Kindle formatting software.
Angie, The Work at Home Wife
3. Avatar Creation
I was having an avatar made of myself. I was promptly contacted by the artist making my avatar after I paid. I provided a photo of myself and gave some guidelines about what I was looking for an pointed out some distinguishing features about myself. If I remember correctly, the completed avatar was emailed to me two days later for my approval. I wrote back and suggested two quick adjustments (I wanted some distinguishing moles added) and they provided the completed avatar the next day. I was really pleased with the process and the work that was done for me and I have recommended Fiverr to many people since then.
Brianna, Mending the Piggy Bank
4. Website Developing
I was looking for a web developer. I had great luck with finding THE perfect person to work with! He responded quickly, understood my issues right away and offered me a great deal. The turnaround time was phenomenally quick. Everything he did on my website was done without any errors, and he even said that if for some reason a plugin or something would stop working after he had installed one, then he would fix it right away free of cost.
Denise, DIY Crush Blog
5. Ebook Covers (and more)
I needed an ebook cover and for just five dollars (in fact, for free, because I got one free gig), I got an amazingly designed piece that I will definitely use. I think Fiverr is a great place for bloggers, small business owners or anyone else in fact. For just five dollars you can get anything – header for your page, your cartoon photo, a logo, blog post, or even a video of a British man singing you Happy Birthday.
Marina, Parental Journey
Using Fiverr is not expensive but it is smart. You can outsource copywriting, video editing, mobile apps, music promotion, animation, keyword research, vector tracing, business cards, and so much more that it blows the mind.
Stop wasting the time you could be using to make money by utilizing freelancers.
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