How many things have you been putting off in your business because they’re too tedious, time-consuming or because you don’t have proper skills?
How many things do you do in your business now that you’d rather avoid but feel like you can’t outsource because you don’t know where to find someone or feel like it will be too expensive?
If these two questions cause you any stress at all, I have the perfect resource for you. It’s called fiverr. Fiverr is a place that’s free to join for either buyers or sellers. You’ll find hundreds of vendors willing to do writing, graphics, video, social media as well as some pretty off-the-wall things for just $5. One popular seller offers to eliminate stress and make you feel better for, you guessed it, $5.
Some of the sellers are offering silly things like to take their picture holding a sign with your name or business on it or do other wacky things but there are many serious sellers here and, judging by the feedback on the site, they’re getting results.
You can browse the offerings by category, popularity or date added and see feedback from other buyers.
Here’s a list of 10 things you can get done for your business today.
- Get a custom WordPress Theme for your website or blog.
- Get the services of a virtual assistant for a week.
- Get a custom logo.
- Get a PowerPoint presentation created.
- Get 500 back-links to your website.
- Get a 250 Word Article written.
- Get a Professional Intro for your YouTube Videos.
- Get a professional voiceover for your website, voicemail or podcast.
- Get 100 Fans to your Facebook Fan Page.
- Get 15 blog comments with SEO backlinks to your website.
This is just a fraction of what you can find for $5 on the site. And it’s not just for business. Here are ten other things to consider, some practical and some pretty wacky.
- Get a classical guitar lesson over Skype.
- Get professional film & stage acting advice and training.
- Get a remake/remix of any song in any genre.
- Get a cartoon version of your photo.
- Get an original sculpted 4″ toy to your specs.
- Get up to four photos touched up in Photoshop to make you look better.
- Get one generic medical question answered by a retired doctor.
- Get a personalized video of someone cracking eggs over their head while singing Happy Birthday.
- Get your home movies or footage edited into a story with music.
- Get a sexy answering machine recording.
To get one of these items or to browse all the available projects, go to Fiverr.com. It’s free to join as a buyer or seller but you don’t have to join to browse the site. The site accepts major credit cards and PayPal. Fiverr keeps $1 and sends the seller’s PayPal account $4 within 48 hours of the job’s completion.
Also consider how you could use this site to advertise your own products or services. For example, if you currently offer a free consultation, consider turning into a $5 offering on Fiverr. If you have a low-cost ebook in your product line that’s designed to move buyers to a bigger sale, try offering it and see what happens. It might become a new solid traffic source.
What could you outsource on Fiverr? Or what service or product could you offer on Fiverr to generate new business? Share your ideas by leaving a comment. And if you’ve used Fiverr as a buyer or seller, share your experience below.