Many thanks to my friend Joe Mayer (www.MayerBusinessGroup.com) who told me about a service he uses called Fiverr. It’s a global online micro-services marketplace, offering tasks and services, referred to as ‘gigs’ beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name.
There’s no need to negotiate pricing or to fret too much about hiring the right person for an extended job. If you’re a small business with the need to offload some short-term work, such as graphic design or copy editing, you can find a willing worker with a few clicks.
So what can you get for $5? Over 3 million services!!! For example:
- Design a business card or brochure
- Create a video introduction for your website
- Get SEO keyword research
- Create a website marketing landing page
- Create an email or website holiday video card
- Get creative writing, scripting or translation
- Have your copy proof-read
- Create a press release
That doesn’t even scratch the surface! There is an amazing variety of valuable business services, along with lots of goofy, fun and personal services. After all, it’s a marketplace. Fiverr has done a good job making it a safe marketplace. Each transaction and all communications go through Fiverr. They rate the vendors and provide customer reviews. Sellers get rated from past performance, and they don’t get paid until they deliver. Besides, you’re only risking $5.
Most of the Fiverr services, which are called “gigs”, have add-ons and up-sells. For example I ordered a 30-second video website introduction for $5. If I wanted it delivered in one day instead of 3, I could have done that for another $5. If I wanted a 60-second video, that would have been another $5. I opted for the standard offering – total cost was $5. And I couldn’t have been more pleased with the video.
A tip when navigating the site – if you don’t find what you want to do in the top menu bar, scroll to the bottom of the screen where you will find many more choices.
Check it out now at www.fiverr.com.