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!
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?