Five Reasons to Hire Fiverr Freelancers

Fiverr is one of many sites that offers a platform for freelancers to connect with potential buyers. As a jack of all trades, master of many, I’m not predisposed to getting help on projects. But, as my client list continues to expand, I needed a way to move lower intellectual functions off my toDo list. Yet, none of my functions are low intellectual. I need skilled workers.

fiverrFiverr provides an array of skilled artists, developers, programmers, and more. All the services start at $5 per contract–they call them gigs. Many are deliverable within 3-5 days at most. Usually the turn around is 24 to 48 hours.

I spend most of my time prose writing or app coding. When I have to create a design or a logo, it takes me time to switch to a different part of my brain. I contracted with different gigs on Fiverr to create 1 logo, 2 HD video animations, and 2 online advertisements. I spent a total of $45. I gained probably 40 hours. Plus, I got work from folks who are better than me in 24 hours than I would have been in 40. If that doesn’t convince you that this is an opportunity for you to get some work done, I’ve provided a list of other reasons to hire a freelancer from Fiverr.

  1. Expand your vision. Having help to get it done takes away the fear of over-extending your capability. You can dream and put that dream on the workbench of available freelance services.
  2. Get back to basics. Realize that it doesn’t take that long if you have a clear vision. I realized that it’s more simple. I realized you get what you asks for, leading me to check my grand ideas for simplicity.
  3. Respect time again. Being time-bound provides a rhythm to productivity. This rhythm is key to continued output and success.
  4. Get community review. The community continually reviews the sellers utilizing the site. You can view time, responsiveness, and history of projects.
  5. Review your own business model. This may not be for everyone, but Fiverr has caused me to rethink what I do. They receive fifty cents from buyers and $1 from sellers. The value they bring is a market and a mechanism. Even more than providing know-how, market and mechanism are worth $1.50 coming and going.

My Gigs

I enjoyed the process so much that I created my own gig. With the time I saved by having someone else do portions of my design work, I could offer some technical assistance to others. It is fairly simple. To offer a gig, just think of what you do with ease. Price it out. List your gig in the community. Two months in, I have earned back my $40 investment plus $120.