Have you heard about Fiverr? No? Well, Fiverr is a super cool online marketplace where you can purchase all kinds of online deliverable services for just five bucks! Five US bucks that is. Fiverr’s mission is simple: disrupt the service industry. While almost anyone could find something of interest on the site, there is just so much on offer at Fiverr for bloggers.
I discovered Fiverr a couple of years ago, by chance, while searching for help with designing a logo. I love to design but I’m not very good at it. So I was looking for someone who could turn my ideas in to beautiful design for next to nothing. Enter Fiverr. Here is a selection of design work I have purchased on Fiverr:
My logo. Yip – my logo cost me a fiver:
The logo for my husband’s business, G Mac Flooring:
This cute little video created for a previous job. My Facebook page was a finalist in the Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs – yes, they are a thing!) and I needed to submit a short video for the award ceremony. I was so happy with this one:
While Fiverr is not targeted specifically at bloggers, there are so many ‘gigs’ available for the blogging community. Here are some of those that I have found:
Services available on Fiverr for bloggers:
- Logo design
- Social media design – Facebook cover images, profile pictures, Twitter profile pics – any social media channel you can imagine
- Content – guest posts, posts on specific topics, interview posts
- Promotion – have your blog mentioned on other, high-traffic blogs and social media channels – this one seems a bit icky to me. I think I’d rather stick to writing content I’m proud of and if another blogger decides it’s worthy of mention I’ll be over the moon! You can also purchase re-Pins, re-Tweets, Facebook sharse etc. Again, I would rather earn these organically but in saying that, I do use the sponsored and promoted post options on Facebook so is this any different?
- Advertising – banner ads, links etc.
- Increased blog traffic – yes, ‘real human traffic’ to boost your site stats
- Blog comments – with a promise that they are thoughtful and engaging 🙂
- SEO advice
- Help with the initial set up of your blog
- Editing/proof-reading posts/pages
- Help with troubleshooting your blogging issues
While all of these services have a base rate of US$5, there is always the options to purchase ‘gig extras’. From speeding up delivery to increased file options, there is always the opportunity to spend more cash with a seller.
As with any online purchase, there is the chance that the seller won’t deliver. My advice:
- Check out the sellers feedback.
- Check out the sellers response time to give you an indication on when you might hear from them.
- Look closely at their sample work – make sure it’s indicative of what you are after.
- Check out the language/s the seller speaks. Make sure they speak the same language as you – literally!
- Give them a very clear brief. Make sure you clearly communicate what it is you want. They can’t deliver a perfect service if you don’t ask for it!
- This one sounds a bit silly but keep your expectations low. You’re paying $5 after all. I have found around 60% of the gigs I have purchased have been fantastic, the others – not so much.
Have you used Fiverr before? What was your experience?