What Is Fiverr, And How Good Is It?
Lately, I have heard a lot of people talking about the benefits of using the services provided through Fiverr. So what is Fiverr ? And more importantly, how can website owners benefit from it? Okay, we can see by the Fiverr image above that Fiverr is known as the worlds largest Marketplace for small services that start at $5.
That does sound like it could have some major benefits, and it is worth the time having a better a look at fiverr .
Here’s a quick explanation of how Fiverr works according to their website.
You have two options: Sell(What Fiverr calls create a Gig) or Buy(What Fiverr calls find a Gig)
How to Sell
Create a Gig® for a small service you are willing to offer. Share your gig with the world. You will be notified when your gig is ordered. We will credit your Fiverr balance with $4, 48 hrs after you successfully deliver your work. Withdraw your earnings to your PayPal (according to the terms of service)
How To Buy
Find a Gig® you like and order it. Pay $5 by PayPal or credit card. Track your seller’s work progress, exchange files and communicate. Get your finished work! You will have 48 hrs after work delivery to ask for fixes from the seller.
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Firstly, one of the biggest problems facing many website owners once their websites have grown quite large, is trying to keep up with your workload.
Time can be our best friend or greatest foe, depending on how we organize ourselves, and our website tasks.
Many websites owners have said that using Fiverr has freed up their time to concentrate on more important website tasks.
Okay, firstly let’s look at services(or Gigs) that we could buy over at Fiverr.
There are a number of categories you can choose from such as:
Technology, Social Media, Website design, Business, Gifts, Music, and the list goes on….
Here a few examples:
(1). You can get a promotional video made with a glowing testimony promoting your website.
(2). You can have your Youtube channel promoted, with around 10’000 unique views to your channel..
(3). Have your website, business(brand, product or anything you wish) promoted to 14’000 FaceBook followers.
You can also get a website design done or a logo design for $5, there are literally hundreds of other things you can get done for $5, so I just wanted to point a few out.
It’s really quite amazing just how many small tasks you could pay to have done for you.
Though, in the end it will be a case of whether you think the work that is being provided is worth your money.
Fiverr Time to Sell your Work
Another thing is that, for many people who are struggling to make money online Fiverr could be a great way for them to make some extra money on the side.
Not just small money either. Take a look at this article written by Jill Krasny over on the Business Insider Website, about how a young Lady called Mary Ingrassia made over $10’000 on Fiverr with her Ingenious marketing skills.
Mary’s earnings are impressive! What is most interesting is how Mary achieved her results by applying a little effort with an idea.
I am sure their are people out there earning far more through Fiverr than my example above, though, it does give us some idea of what is possible with a little imagination.
Fiverr is about Time Versus Money
What it all comes down to with Fiverr, or any other service like this, is the old ” time versus money” Factor…
If you have plenty of time on your hands(and you are skillful enough) you can probably do many of the tasks yourself, especially considering all the free software and other tools online.
If you feel you don’t have the time and/or the skills, then using Fiverr may be the answer.
Also, even if you have plenty of time on your hands(and some skills) and you decide to offer your own work for Fiverr, you should consider if it is the best way for you to use that spare time.
Maybe you could make more money offering to get paid for your skills somewhere else.
There is also the need to make sure that the Quality of the services you are paying for on Fiverr are worth it.
I had a look through the Fiverr site and noticed some jobs being offered, that are not worth spending your money on.
Some of the jobs being offered were pretty silly, and I wondered why someone would pay for it.
Though, there seemed to be far more useful services being offered on Fiverr, so those silly jobs(gigs) being offered were probably the exception.
How much money you can make or save using Fiverr, will depend on many factors.
You may make a lot of money this way, or, you may make only a few dollars here and there.
So, if you do decide to give Fiverr a go, why not drop in a comment and let me know how it works out for you!