Quick post today about a fun and (often) useful site, Fiverr.com.
The premise behind the site is to find things people are willing to do for just $5.
Among the tasks you’ll find people posting on Fiverr that might be useful for a small business…
- “I will create a simple, professional logo for $5″
- “I will make your website look awesome on all smartphones for $5″
- “I will create a custom and professional business card for $5″
Anyhow, my favorite use of Fiverr is to get simple graphics done for a business and/or website (ie. logo, website header/banner). As you might expect for $5, the quality of the work usually isn’t agency quality but, heck, for $20 you can hire 4 people and see which graphic/logo you like the best. The worst that happens is you don’t like any of ‘em and you’re out $20!
I would not hire someone on Fiverr to work on any critical part of my business or have them do something that requires handing over usernames/passwords. But, for simple graphics, web design, programming needs, etc. you may find Fiverr to be your new favorite website
(One quick tip to leave you with…the clearer an idea you have about what you’re looking for and the more guidance you give the people you hire through Fiverr, generally the better the results you’ll get).