Outsourcing Work Online with Fiverr
Here's a look at outsourcing jobs on Fiverr. Learn how you can free up time in your business to focus on the important tasks only you can do.
That’s not to say the outsourced jobs are any less important. It’s not hard to see the difference, for example, between writing some copy for sales material and finding your next client. A client who will bring in a large percentage of your profits for the next year.
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Outsourcing with Fiverr
Fiverr is great for outsourcing and finding remote talent. It has been around for a long time and has lots of people that are able to produce some amazing work at a good price.
Here are some benefits of Fiverr
Creators are on Fiverr’s website, not their own. This means that they are not in control of their own reviews. Basically, they are compelled to do amazing work to get the best possible feedback. As a result, the best people on Fiverr will rise to the top of the rankings and the worst will fall down.
You can take a chance on someone with less reviews and get a great discount. Users looking to outsource work on Fiverr rely on the rating and reviews which means the same people at the top are likely to get most of the work. This means that new freelancers have to sacrifice profit to get noticed. Just like at the start of the career of many professionals, they offer work for cheap so they can build a portfolio and build their brand.
Examples of Freelancers on Fiverr for your Business
Let’s look at some of the things you might outsource in your business and how you can find these services on Fiverr. Some of them might surprise you, they certainly surprised me when I first found them. If you use your imagination, the internet can be an amazing learning resource and a place to develop your business.
In the early days of Fiverr, freelancers were encouraged to offer their work (fiver calls them gigs) for 5 dollars of the equivalent for their countries. This was great for marketing and growth of the platform. The problem was that over time, freelancers with that had skills and services worth much more felt left out. It was hard to sell to a customer that expected to get work for hardly anything.
This isn’t a problem now because yes, while some people do still offer cheap services. Fiverr is known as a platform that we can use to find quality freelancers at various prices.
If you want to head over and have a look to see what services can help you, head over and have a browse.
Choosing a Freelancer
Fiverr gives you everything you need to choose a freelancer. Here are some things to look for;
Look at the reviews. Don't be too put off if there are 1 or 2 bad reviews. I'm sure you know it's impossible to please everyone, all of the time. Read the reviews and check to see if they are genuine and make sense, not just the competition trying to cause problems.
Look at the seller level. As we discussed earlier, this can be a bit tricky because some great talent just starting out can be found. There are 4 seller levels; New Seller, Level One, Level Two and Top Rated Seller. Hover over the rating on each 'card' to see what they mean.
Look for the "Fiverr's choice" tag. This lets you know that Fiverr themselves recommend this freelancer for various reasons. It's an extra level of trust.
Use the arrows to on the seller's card to preview their work. This is a useful feature on the Fiverr website, it means you don't have to click to open each seller in a new tab. You can do some basic research on the search screen.
Here's a look at some of the categories on Fiverr and the sub categories you can get some inspiration from to start outsourcing today.
Graphics and design
The graphics in your business are kind of important. They can be seen in all parts of your business correspondence from your letter heads, staff business cards, website, marketing material.. the list goes on and on. Even if your business has nothing to do with any type of design, amazing graphics can set you apart from the competition. They can give you the professional look you need that can make the difference in attracting the next new client.
A logo is the symbol for your business that customers recognise. It can mean different things for different businesses; A clothing brand needs a strong logo to stand out for example whereas a lawyer's office can get away with a smart simple logo just to use as an identifier.
Either way, a lot of time can be spent designing a logo by people who are not graphic designers. Don't risk having an amateurish logo you clearly designed yourself, focus on the other parts of the business that you are best at.
Other areas of graphic design you should consider;
- Flyer design
- Web & Mobile Design
- 3D & product design
- Infographic Design
As business owners and service providers, we know the saying 'build it and they will come' couldn't be more wrong. A lot of effort needs to go into marketing. Someone can have the best product in the world but if no one knows about it they won't be successful.
Depending on your business, word of mouth can only take you so far. Digital marketing can help you reach literally millions of potential customers.
Digital marketing can be split into two overall areas; paid and organic. SEO or Search Engine Optimisation fits into the organic section and can be nearly free if we do it ourselves, it cost us time.
Fiverr has many sellers that are great at what they do and have seen their tried and tested methods work for many businesses. Make sure you read an outline of what you might get and try to get a good understanding to manage expectations.
Other areas of digital marketing you should consider;
- Social Media Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Web Analytics
- Local Listings
Writing & Translation
Fiverr is a great place to find writers. Written content is what the internet is built on. Potential customers will read your content and if it grabs their attention and keeps them interested, they will stay. This will give you the opportunity to reach them in other ways for example a video, email, phone call or even a meeting in person. All opportunities to turn the lead into a customer and you need good writing to get the visitor there.
Some of the top writers speak multiple languages so you if your business reaches people in other countries this can be a good opportunity to get quality content on your site.
Articles & Blog Posts
This one is related to SEO and building trust on your website. If you have articles filled with quality advice, readers will feel as though you are knowledgeable in your field. If you help them out and teach them some things they didn't know, they will be grateful and might even decide to pay for your services next time.
Google rewards sites that give users a good experience, one indicator for this is how much time people spend on your site. Great articles will help keep users on your site for longer.
Other areas of digital marketing you should consider;
- Sales Copy
- Website Content
- Email Copy
Video & Animation
Video is an amazing way to grab attention. You don't have to look hard to see that all the social media platforms are prioritising video. This is because it has grabs and holds attention in a different way than text can. We can get really creative with video and it can leave long lasting impressions.
The internet is a place with a vast amount of information and if you want your content to stand out and be remembered, video is one of the best ways to do that.
Short Video Ads
Fiverr has sellers that can provide video and animation really quickly. A surprising amount of work goes into these things. Not only would you need to buy the camera and all the equipment but you would need the video editing software and the skill to create something that looks good. This is something people study for a long time to learn.
I'm pretty confident I could create some videos I am happy with after some time. The point of this article is to show you ways to save time. In the time it would take me to get one video done that I am happy with, some freelancers on Fiverr could probably get five quality videos done. I could split test these and get other things done while they work on this.
Other areas of video and animation you should consider;
- Video Editing
- Logo Animation
- Whiteboard & Animated Explainers
Music & Audio
As I mentioned before, video content is amazing if you use it right. One downside is that video can be a bit boring if there is no music to support it. Imagine an ad that has great visuals but not much audio. In public we might listen to videos on mute or really quiet. In comfortable areas where we are much more likely to take action, we can listen on full volume. This is where you need the perfect sound track.
Producer & Composers
Navigating copyright laws in music can be difficult if you don't have knowledge in this field. An easy way to get around this is to create original content. Not all of us are musicians so this could be a stretch if we did it ourselves. Not surprisingly, Fiverr has some great producers and composers. Get them to create you audio for you.
Other areas of music and audio you should consider;
- Voice Over
- Jingles & Drops
Programming & Tech
Programmers can do a lot for your business. Data is the new oil depending on how you look at it and programmers can help you collect it & make good use of it. Why keep taking the risk and keep guessing what your customers want when you can make decisions backed by data?
Programmers and people knowledgeable in tech come with all sorts of skills so it's worth reading about some of the ways these guys can help in your business. Once you have made a list you can browse Fiverr find some gigs that can help you with your needs. Don't just hire someone because their skills sound good, make sure they are can make a difference for you.
Fiverr has programmers in all major programming languages. It all depends on your needs. Web development is one of my favourite topics next to data science so I know how much it can help. These are all sorts of features that you can add to your website that can improve the user experience. This type of thing will make you more popular with clients and search engines.
It's easy to think that you would hire a web developer to build your whole website. A lot of the work I do involves adding extra features to an existing site and building attractive landing pages with clear call to actions so your website visitor knows exactly what their options are. Here's an article I wrote on the best data science and web development resources that might help you learn a bit more.
Other areas of programming and tech you should consider;
- Data Analysis & Reports
- User Testing
There are some freelancers on Fiverr who have great business minds. It's easy to think that no one really understands your business but you and your team but there are people out there who specialise is bringing value to clients businesses. With a good enough explanation of what you need, some service providers on Fiverr can help you in different areas of your work.
Of course, I would advise against giving away sensitive information and intellectual property. If you want to have people work on sensitive information in your business, hire closer to home and get some contracts signed as you would for any employee.
If you want to scale your business or just need some new eyes to look it over, gigs on Fiverr can be a great place to find help. Market research is an area that can help reveal new areas your business can expand into and other areas you should put less work into. It can be a real eye opener when you find something new to focus on that can increase profits. It will make you wonder how you didn't notice the opportunity before.
Other areas of market research you should consider;
- Virtual Assistant
- Branding Services
- Lead Generation
- Business Plans
I hope this list of services and the outline of how each area helped you find some new areas to focus on. Use your imagination and browse Fiverr because there are many, many more professional services you can outsource.
If you are stuck for things to get started on or I’ve overloaded you with information, here’s what you can do;
- Make a list of things that you need to do for your business.
- Separate them into things you can do yourself and things you can outsource.
- Order the list of things you can outsource, most important at the top to least at the bottom.
- Draw a line under the top 3 and start looking on Fiverr for people that can tick those tasks off.
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