Have you wondered what the Fiverr site is all about? Well, it is one of the very first and largest microservice sites on the internet. It is a site where people with skills offer services for only $5. The idea is simple, but the results are huge. You can literally find any type of services you might need for your business and contract with someone to provide that service for you. It can be very helpful for basic services you need without having to put out a lot of money up front.
I’ve used Fiverr to purchase a cover graphic for a Kindle book and to get some articles written in a pinch. As with any type of service site you have to carefully select a service provider even if you are only spending $5. The reason you connect with someone at Fiverr or any other type of service site is because you have a business need. So you expect to get good services. Some of the providers will be excellent while others will not.
Spend some time at the site getting to know the type of work any person can provide. Look at their portfolios and see how many times they have been used by other business people. You can also correspond with the person asking questions about their experience. At least Fiverr is only $5 and if you find someone who does a great job it’s possible to be able to to work with them again.
Here are some of the different kinds of services you can contract on Fiverr.
Attention Getting Publicity Stunts
People on Fiverr can offer to do really unique things to help you get publicity for your business. For instance, you can get someone to temporarily tattoo their arm with your brand’s logo and take a photo of it. Someone could offer to walk around carrying a sign advertising your business. Other will create original lyrics about your business and sing them for you on a YouTube video.
Proofreading and Publishing
You can have your document proofread for $5. You can have a book cover designed for $5. You can have a book converted into Kindle format for $5. You can have an electronic book cover rendered for $5. A lot of the more menial tasks in the writing and publishing process for both web and print content can be outsourced to Fiverr.
Website Building Tasks
Find someone to help solve a WordPress configuration error. Get another person to build .edu and .gov backlinks to your website. Need help moving your website from one host to another? You can pay $5 for it instead of several hundred by going to a system admin.
There are all kinds of random services you can find on Fiverr. You can find people who’ll sign up for Dropbox using your referral link, so you can get extra storage space. Someone will provide coaching to help you get through a tough problem with your business or another problem. You can find even find someone to write articles and create blog posts on your niche topic.
Video and Audio Services
Need someone to read your video script out loud in an exciting voice? Fiverr is a fantastic resource. Want to add a cool animated intro to your videos? Someone will gladly create it for you for $5. The list of things you can find on Fiverr goes on and on and on and on.
Get in the habit of checking Fiverr whenever you find yourself wishing you could hand off a task. If you ever find yourself taking a long time on a task that’s outside your expertise, try checking Fiverr to see if someone would do it for $5. If it’s work that can be delegated online, chances are someone will.