11 May How Your Business Can Use Fiverr.com
Fiverr.com is the world’s largest ecosystem. The world’s largest database. The world’s largest marketplace of things you can get for as little as a $5 bill. Well, I should say they actually add tax now, so its cost $5.50 after tax, but $5 before tax — I think you get the idea. It’s the price of a cup of coffee when you go to Starbucks.
So what can you actually get done for $5? Most people would think nothing useful, but it turns out there’s an extraordinary wealth of amazing results available to you through the fiverr.com platform and that’s what I’d like to show you.
I’ll show you some of the pros and cons, some of the things to look out for fiverr.com platform. But let me list you now of the things my business consistently uses fiverr for:
We generate huge amount of audio that needs to be transcribed and subsequently edited and made into everything from books through blog posts like this very one you’re reading now through the close captions associated with videos through reports through blueprints and strategies. So we generate some amount of hours of audio every week and we are able to transcribe them using fantastic people available through fiverr.com.
The second thing which we do on fiverr is design — whether we’re designing book covers or business cards or logos for a new project, fiverr is a great place to get design, and because of low expenses we frequently get three or four even five ideas of design at the same time by different people to have more out in the world. We get great natural and different creative ideas to bring back to our business and to our clients. And as far as design, this one is unusual — is we get 3D modeling done through fiverr.com. We have emergent business in the world of 3D printing, so we need to model any thing from characters to architecture for our business as per clients, so we come up with sketches which we then feed for 3D modeling to the fiverr.com platform, even to create models we can print using a 3d printer. So that’s some thing interesting that people don’t think of when they think of fiverr.com.
The fourth thing which I consider with fiverr.com is really anything in the online world from search engine optimization through blog posts’ creation and posting through video editing through motion graphics — anything in the digital creative content world is available to you through fiverr.com.
I have couple of broad comments about fiverr before finish — we just say it’s a marketplace that represents all humanity, so some parts are great, some parts are terrible. For example I find oftentimes fiverr.com people are opportunistic; if they can they can charge you as much as possible even when it is not a great deal, so I caution you to watch out for opportunistic people who charge you too much for the work that they do. If you have costs or concerns about that, you can certainly work with fiverr.com team.
Finally you can submit the gig, which allows the fiverr folk interested to so make a bid or doing net work for you, especially if it’s more than the $5 some gigs will allow. So I encourage you to keep your eyes open for the human nature of fiverr.com. We used fiverr.com for years and years and put hundreds of gigs trough the platform without any real problems, but other people have different experiences. Keep your eyes open; let it buy, B U Y.