How To Get The Most From Using Fiverr In Your Business
I must admit, I’m a big fan of Fiverr! However I was skeptical at first because I thought “why would someone offer their services for $5? This is too good to be true!”
Now there are different opinions out there on Fiverr, but so far I’ve had nothing but great experiences with the sellers I’ve worked with. If you’ve never heard of Fiverr before, you may be asking yourself what it’s all about… Co-founder Micha Kaufman sums it up like this:
“Simply put, Fiverr is a marketplace for services. What’s unique about Fiverr’s approach is that it is the only mobile marketplace online today that has been able to offer services as a product. It’s not about hiring the freelancers, it’s hiring the service they provide.” Source
Cash-flow is king within any business and it can be tough sometimes when you need to outsource stuff whilst working on a tight budget. That’s where Fiverr can help, it’s an inexpensive resource for you to use as and when you need it.
With this in mind, I want to share six tips with you on how to get the most from using Fiverr in your business.
- Be super clear on what you are looking for and why. This will save you time when you go through the process of searching for the particular service(s) you need. Fiverr provides you with search options which is great, but you may want to go deeper by using certain keywords.
- Outsource the tasks that take up your valuable time and take you away from working ‘on’ your business. The tedious repetitive tasks! For example, this could include artwork such as images to share on social media, the editing of videos or podcast episodes. These are the $5-$10 tasks that you can handover to someone who you may find, can do it better than you.
- Do your due diligence. Spend time going through the reviews of sellers and see how they are rated before coming to a decision. Also take a look at their average response time (if applicable), if they are verified and when their last delivery was.
- If you find someone that does an amazing job for you, build a relationship with them so you can work with them on a regular basis. This will prevent you from having to find someone new for the same task. For example, I have someone who is amazing at editing my podcast episodes. To have them edited by him, I need to submit them a certain number of days in advance. These are things you can communicate with service providers on so you always have what you need on time, and on budget.
- In the event you need someone to design something for you such as a logo, ensure there is a decent number of revisions that are included. Getting designs right can be time consuming so you want to have flexibility if you don’t get what you’re looking for the first, second or even third time round.
- Utilise the power of batching. If you have to write four blog posts per month and need someone to create the images and proofread them for you, write them in one go. That way, instead of having to go into Fiverr to buy gigs per blog for the image and proofing, they are batched as one job. Some sellers offer gigs for when tasks are batched together so you could end up saving yourself money, as well as time! Think about that bottom line… 😉
I hope these six tips have served you well. What are you going to outsource to a service provider on Fiverr? If you’re already a Fiverr fan, what do you outsource? I would love to know, please share with a comment.
To your continued success.