That's how I would describe my very first Fiverr experience.
The very first time I used Fiverr, I searched for "logo design," browsed the search results, chose two "gigs," placed my orders and crossed my fingers.
The results were, shall we say, less than stellar.
Luckily, I didn't give up on Fiverr after that first try.
Since then, I've successfully outsourced numerous blogging tasks on Fiverr with great results!
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A virtual assistant on steroids
Fiverr's tagline is "Freelance Services Marketplace for the Lean Entrepreneur."
Lean entrepreneur... Does that sound like any bloggers you know? Does that sound like you?
As a blogger or a online entrepreneur, you are responsible for EVERYTHING. Content creation, design, website development, marketing, sales - the list goes on and on.
Outsourcing tasks on Fiverr is kind of like having a virtual assistant on steroids. Not that I recommend steroids to anyone. 😛
Believe it or not, there are a lot of talented individuals freelancing on Fiverr. You just have to know what services to outsource and how to go about it.
What blogging tasks can you outsource on Fiverr?
You might be surprised by all the blogging tasks that you can outsource on Fiverr.
There are several things to take into consideration when deciding whether to outsource blogging tasks.
- Do you enjoy doing it? If not, consider outsourcing it.
- Time vs. money. If you could be spending your time doing something with a better ROI (return on investment), consider outsourcing it.
- Do you have the skills? If not, consider outsourcing it.
Here's a list of 15 blogging tasks you can outsource on Fiverr!
- Create Custom Infographics *
- Create Content Upgrades *
- Design Social Media Graphics
- User Test Your Website or Blog *
- Write Blog Posts/Articles *
- Design Blog Graphics
- Create Custom Forms *
- Create a Favicon of Your Logo *
- Design Printables *
- Write Email Sequences
- Do Keyword Research
- Create a Content Marketing Plan
- Design an Ebook Cover
- WordPress Customization
- SEO Audit
* Note: These are tasks I have personally outsourced to an expert on Fiverr with awesome results.
Get started in 4 easy steps
3. Once you've found a gig that appears to meet your needs, click to review description, price, delivery time and other details.
4. Place your order.
It's really that simple.
How to find the "best of the best" on Fiverr?
If you're ordering a standard gig, there are a couple of things to pay attention to.
The Seller's Level
New Seller - just like it sounds. The seller is new on Fiverr.
Level 1 -- 30 days active on Fiverr, has completed at least 10 individual orders, maintains a 4 star rating and above, and has a low cancellation rate.
Level 2 -- Completed at least 50 individual orders in two consecutive months, maintains a 4.5 stars rating or above and has a low cancellation rate.
Top Rated Seller -- Maintains a high star rating (4.7 - 5), exceptional customer care, has a low cancellation rate, community leadership and a high volume of sales. Manually selected by the Fiverr Editorial team based on a number of criteria.
The Seller's Reviews
Be sure to check out the seller's reviews.
If you see "Outstanding Experience!" be aware that that is the default text proposed by Fiverr when leaving a 5 star rating.
Other than that, I always look for and read any exceptionally positive reviews, where the buyer took the time to write something instead of just accepting the default text and for any not so positive reviews.
Pro Tip for Finding the Right Fiverr Expert for Your Job
Want to hand pick the best person for the job? Instead of choosing a standard gig, do this.
- Post a request to the Fiverr seller community.
- Review offers from interested sellers.
- Discuss your project with interested sellers to see if they have a complete understanding of your need.
- Ask sellers to submit a sample of their work if applicable.
- Choose the seller that is right for you!
All of the examples below are from my own personal experience hiring Fiverr freelancers to help me with blogging related tasks.
Content Upgrades on Fiverr
You probably know that content upgrades are a great way to grow your email list. If you're like me, though, you barely have enough time to crank out your blog posts. Believe it or not, you can hire an expert on Fiverr to create content upgrades for you. Content upgrades that perfectly compliment your blog posts.
I published a blog post... 23 Pinterest Tips for Bloggers and Online Business and I worked with a Fiverr expert to create a related content upgrade. Just click on the image below to get my list of 125 Pinterest boards to grow your Pinterest followers (a content upgrade outsourced to a Fiverr expert)!
Note: I outsourced the research and writing for this content upgrade, but I designed the printable in Canva. 🙂
Favicon on Fiverr
Have a beautiful logo, but need a favicon for your website? This is a one time task that you just don't need to learn how to do. Outsource this task on Fiverr and get a custom favicon to match you logo for just $5.00!
Design Printables on Fiverr
One of the things that I struggled with was making my content upgrades "pretty."
I had content that I knew my audience would find valuable, but I have no graphic design skills. I didn't have the skills to format my content using Indesign or Illustrator or... Honestly, I didn't even know what program to use to make my content upgrade visually appealing.
So, I turned to Fiverr.
User Testing on Fiverr
For just $5, you can get a 5 minute usability test from a user's perspective for your blog or website. Paul (user name Peco) is a UX expert with over 8 years in UX and usability design. He will record a video/screencast where you can see him navigate your website and hear his voice as he provides feedback, both positive and negative. He promises to brutally honest! 🙂
Paul will test your website/blog from a user's point of view and analyze web design, layout, calls to action, overall quality of content, color scheme, conversion optimization, typography and more.
Infographics on Fiverr
Infographics are great marketing tools and they also allow people to process information visually. Furthermore, they are highly shareable. Consider including an infographic in your blog post or even as a hidden, shareable image. There are tools on the market that allow you to create your own infographics using templates, but for just $5, an expert on Fiverr will create one for you!
Infographics are also great for Pinterest, which is a highly visual platform. For best results, be sure to include a CTA (call to action) on the infographic to encourage pinners to read the full article or to download a content upgrade.
Get Started Outsourcing Your Blog Tasks on Fiverr Today
Not quite ready to hire an employee or even a virtual assistant? Fiverr is a great resource that allows you to hire freelancers to grow your blog or business without making a huge commitment.
If you’re blogging as a business or to market your business, you already know that time is truly a limited resource. There are so many things to do and only so many hours in the day. In fact, time is the one resource that none of us can get more of.
If you've ever read the book Now, Discover Your Strengths you may be familiar with the premise, which is to capitalize on your strengths and not waste time trying to improve your weaknesses. (If you haven't read it (and taken the quiz), I highly recommend it.) Hiring experts to do tasks that you are not passionate about or good at is not a failure, it's a smart strategy.
If you haven't already, try outsourcing a blog task on Fiverr today!
If you have, leave me a comment and let me know what blog tasks you've outsourced and what kind of results you got. I'd love to hear about your experience.