Fiverr is an awesome website where you can get all kinds of projects done for your blog for just $5. I have used this site for many things and it has been a huge time saver. Most recently, I had someone on fiverr create my video introduction. (See the first 10 seconds of this video.)
(Note: if you’re like me, you will want to point out that I am not capitalizing fiverr. That is because they choose to ignore all grammatical rules and don’t capitalize their own name. Drives me crazy when writing about them!)
I thought fiverr was kinda weird for a long time, but once I started looking into it, I became a fan. Once I found out that I could get stuff done for $5 that I normally would pay $20, $30, $50 or more for, I was sold. Of course, as with anything, there are weirdos on there, you just have to weed through them to get to the good “gigs”, as they are called on fiverr.
Need some guidance on how to use fiverr? You’re in the right place!
First, I’ll cover some of the things that you might use fiverr for. After that, I’ll give you some tips for using fiverr and finding good gigs.
How to use fiverr for your blog:
– get a logo created
– have someone make you a button
– get a video introduction made
– have someone make you fancy titles for your sidebar sections
– have someone proofread a post
– have your photos edited or touched up
– get business cards designed
– find gigs on fiverr here
How to find good gigs on fiverr
• Check the ratings. Do not buy from someone with no ratings. I don’t even buy a gig from someone with less than 10 positive ratings. If someone has any negative ratings, think twice.
• Don’t be so concerned with getting a U.S. worker if you’re wanting graphic work done. If it’s writing, try to get someone from your native country.
• Use your judgement. If it sounds too goo to be true, it is. If you’re iffy about someone on there, don’t buy their gig.
• Share gigs with friends! If you get something done that you like, pass that fiverr person on to a blogging buddy who could use it!
So check out fiverr and see what you can get done for a measly five bucks!