28 Jan Fiverr for Bloggers: Burden or Blessing?
Have you heard of the site where you can hire people to do marketing, writing and technical tasks for $5? Fiverr.com was created in 2009 as a way to connect freelancers with people who have a limited budget for tasks. Niche Parent 14 Speaker and Momables.com Founder, Laura Fuentes says although she hasn’t used the site in years, it’s a valuable resource for bloggers to get stuff done efficiently. “I recommend them to bloggers when they are starting out because they tend to have limited resources and skills and it’s an affordable way of getting technical help.” Imagine that you need a podcast transcribed, research on a project, a series of images designed or even video editing. Fiverr.com allows you to search for professionals to perform these gigs for as little as $5. Is it quality work for such a small price or a waste of time? Here’s Fiverr for Bloggers: Burden or Blessing to break things down for you.
Fiverr for Bloggers
Sonia Smith-Kang of MixedUpClothing.com ordered a flyer design on Fiverr,com to promote a parenting seminar where she was speaking. Her recommendation, “Like any business contract, I would just suggest folks get everything upfront when dealing with fiverr. Ask questions, look at their portfolio, ask about turnaround time and pricing. $5 could escalate if you don’t understand each other.”
Dawn Harris from MamaHarrisKitchen.com highly recommends using Fiverr.com after positive experiences ordering a logo and getting her ebook optimized for Amazon. Both tasks took her hours of frustration until she released the frustration. Her orders were delivered on time and she went back to the same seller for additional projects. Dawn said, “I was trying to design something on my own, and we had the vision I just couldn’t make it come to life. I found ‘logogallery,’ who came up with exactly what I wanted and for only $5. Once done, he asked if I wanted all the files for an additional fee, which was absolutely worth it. We used the logo on business cards, for the website and on a high quality, huge printed banner as a sponsor for the local high school.”