5 Ways Bloggers Can Use Fiverr to Outsource Tasks

The Number 5

Taking a chance on $5 Services!

In the world of digital money, we can bank, invest, and shop online.  With barriers to entry weakened, there are many different business and entrepreneurs who can take advatange of this stage to get their products to you.  This can push prices downward, which in man cases helps the end consumer.

One such source for low-cost deals is Fiverr.  Have you ever really spent time to check it out?  I really hadn’t paid much attention to it until recently, just perusing it to see what it was all about.  However,  when going through the site for a specific purpose recently, I realized that there are a ton of different things that one can get for the low cost of just $5.  Yes, are are tons of things that can even be outsourced for $5.

This is where I decided to consider how to use Fiverr for outsourcing blogging tasks.  I almost feel bad that people are just getting $5 for such things, at that doesn’t seem like a lot of money for one’s time.  However, it’s a free market and if that’s the going rate, then I’ll take a look!

In honor of the $5 price point, and to serve as an example of the value of this site, here are 5 tasks that bloggers can outsource on Fiverr:

1) Blog Header

Starting a new blog? Or, do you have a header you don’t want – but don’t want to spend the time putting one together?  This is where you can get low cost help.

Take a look at the header at the top of this page.  Yes, this was purchased through Fiverr.  I offered up my specs, paid the $5, and hoped for the best.  It was my first and only foray into Fiverr, but I thought I would give it a try.  The result was a functional header that was pretty much what I was looking for: black background, with silver or similar lettering.

Granted, I can admit that this isn’t a super glamorous header.  A more snazzy, detailed one might have been able to be purchased for quite a bit more.  However, a basic header was good for this site at this particular point in getting started, and I was pleased with getting this for just $5 while being turned around is 1 day.  The designer even gave a 2nd version, just in case.  I went with this one, and can be considered a pleased customer.

Some other things that you might be able to get for $5 (I haven’t paid for any of these):

2) Twitter Background

Again, I haven’t done this.  But given that my Twitter background is quite basic at this early point in the blog’s life, I might explore this in the future.

Just searching Fiverr, I can see quite a few opportunites to get a Twitter background for $5.  TONS of people were advertising this service, which really speaks to how the competition can be quite intense.  I like that, from the perspective of a potential consumer.  With such a massive number of people trying to do something very similar at the same price, it makes sense that to get a lot of repeat orders they should work to be very good.

3) E-Book Cover

Have an e-book that you’re writing? Or, perhaps you’re considering writing one in the future?  This is yet another option for that $5.  I saw people describing the end product as “professional”, and some noted 24 hour turnaround.  Certainly worth keeping in mind, at the very least!

4) Keyword Research

Now, this appears to run the gamut of possible services.  From specific keywords for niches, or analysis, or other tasks altogether, there is no shortage of people that offer these services.  I haven’t used any of this, so I can’t speak for the output at all.  That being said, you can see the rating percentage as well as read individual reviews of the services.  That might offer some useful information before shelling out that $5!

5) Voice-Over

Considering making a video, or just need a voiceover for something you’re trying to add to your blog?  There are people offering their services on Fiverr that advertise just those types of things.  You could even get things in different accents!  Not a mainstream blogger need, perhaps, but an interesting option that’s there!

Other services I noticed:  facebook fans, twitter followers, blog promotion…and the list goes on.

Readers: have you ever used Fiverr for anything, blogging or otherwise? After checking it out, is there anything that seems interesting that caught your eye as a good deal for $5?

14 thoughts on “5 Ways Bloggers Can Use Fiverr to Outsource Tasks

  1. Jason

    Great call on the e-book cover! I literally wrote a note in my calendar last night to start brainstorming for my ebook…I’ve figured all along that getting a cover designed would cost $50 or so, but I’d be happy to try $5 instead! :)

    1. Post author

      Jason – I think it’s interesting how something like that could be done for just $5. With competition, one would think that a good version might be able to be had.

  2. Pauline

    Nice tip on the blog header! I think you can use any picture on your Twitter background, but haven’t tried it. I discovered fiverr recently, there are some interesting options!

    1. Post author

      Pauline – thanks! I agree, there are some interesting options out there. It’s eye-opening to see the kind of work that people are doing for such a modest money. It brings to mind that making money online can be easy or it can be time intensive. Either way, it’s the free markets at work.

    1. Post author

      First Million – it’s neat to look through, and kind of surprising when seeing it for the first time. Lots of things offered for a modest cost. My blog header January not be super exotic, but for $5 it was worth it!

  3. Edward Antrobus

    I’ve gotten a couple small logos made on Fiverr. Like your experience your header image, there were good but not really awe-inspiring. But they get the job done for what I was looking for.

    I January have to look into the keyword research. I tend to be pretty bad at that.

    1. Post author

      Edward – I think that as long as expectations are kept in check, and one can be happy with pretty good instead of awe-inspiring, then all is fine. For many of us, value matters!

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