When you run a small business you have a lot on your plate. You have to worry about paperwork, invoicing, promoting, designing, and providing services to your clients. That can be overwhelming if you are a one person shop. You may not even feel confident that you are good at all of those tasks. However, there are a lot of other talented people out there that make their living by providing some of the skills that we might not be able to do, or that we just don't have the time to do. Why not let some of those folks with such skills help us out? Enter Fiverr…
What is Fiverr?
Produced Five-er, the official definition on Wikipedia is “Fiverr, stylized as fiverr, is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as ‘gigs' beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name.”
That explanation sums it up very well. You can browse Fiverr and find services ranging from proofreading to voice overs to caricatures to infographic creation. This just scratches the surface. There are a wide variety of services available. Many of these could be very helpful to a small business owner.
Who Sells on Fiverr?
Fiverr features many regular people that are good at creating a product or service. They just want to help others while making a few bucks. However, many of the sellers are business owners themselves. For example, one of the featured users is bizgrowthcoach. He has a BA and a Masters Degree in Management. He specializes in helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He is rated as a top seller with a 98% overall rating. That is with over 745 votes. That sounds good to me, and like someone I would trust. I may just reach out to him myself. We can always use some help from experts to make sure that we are not missing important steps in our business.
There are also graphic designers, writers, editors, actors, web designers, musicians, and more. And the list keeps growing.
What Services Should I Use?
You can use whatever you like! Try out a few things just for fun, or get serious right away and find some services to help in your business. After all, each service starts at only $5. Here are a few services that you can purchase on Fiverr to help you in your business:
Logo Design: There are several sellers offering professional logo design. This is perfect for a new business to use on stationary, websites, or business cards. And at $5 each, you can try several designs until you find the perfect one. Some sellers will even provide the PSD (Photoshop file) for an extra fee. This means that if you need to change something minor like the size of the graphic, you will have what you need to get it done without having to go back to the designer.
Powerpoint Presentation Design: We love to use them, but we don't necessarily like to create them. Let someone else do the work of creating an attractive PowerPoint presentation for you.
Professional Spokesperson: Want to create a commercial but not comfortable in front of the camera yourself? Give someone else a script and let them be your spokesperson!
Flyer Design: Need a professional flyer designed to advertise your business or event? Let a professional graphic designer do it for you.
Photo Editing: Have a photo that you want edited? Need the background stripped away? Need some graphics added to it? Let someone with Photoshop skills do it for you.
These are just a few of the things that I found on Fiverr that can help small business owners. There are literally hundreds of services being offered right now. Browse the many categories and find something to fit your needs. Categories include gifts, graphics & design, video & animation, fun & bizarre, writing & translation, advertising, business, and music & audio. With so many options you are sure to find something to help you with your to do list.
Not sure about it just yet? Remember, Every service starts at only $5, with some sellers offering premium services for an additional cost. Each seller is also rated by previous customers so you can see right away which sellers have good ratings. And if you have a problem with your order Fiverr offers customer support.
Head on over to Fiverr.com and start shopping.
Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of Fiverr. All opinions are my own.