Biz Bomb – How to Use Fiverr for Your Business
You should NOT be doing any tasks in your business that aren’t about client acquisition or that don’t help you make money. That means tasks that you don’t like doing, aren’t good at or simply take too much time should be outsourced to someone who can do them.
In today’s Biz Bomb episode, Christine has 2 tips on how to use Fiverr to find quality freelancers.
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a website where you can hire freelance contractors to pretty much do any work you’re looking to outsource. We have used Fiverr to hire contractors to do anything from small copy writing jobs and graphic design work to simple tasks like typing up invoices.
It got the name Fiverr because when it originally started in 2010, jobs cost as low as $5. Of course, nowadays, jobs start at $25 which is still very affordable for even new coaches. The price depends on the job length and the quality of the contractor.
How do you pick a Fiverr freelancer?
We have two ways of finding freelancers and contractors on Fiverr.
Post a job and do a bid
Do a search and look for the candidate
There are pros and cons to both ways, but we prefer posting the job ourselves and letting the contractors come to us. When you’re writing the job posting, it’s extremely important that you be very descriptive with what you want done and your expectations with it. When it comes to job descriptions, more information is better!
Similar to posting something on Kijiji or Craigslist, you will get A LOT of people responding. We like to take the first 20 responses and sift through those.
We like to hire contractors for cheap for the first job to see if it works out. If they do a good job, we offer a retainer so they’ll get a higher price on an ongoing basis. Win-win for everyone! This has worked for Christine in the past and has used this method for her SEO researcher, video editor and project manager.
Your main focus of your job is to help your clients so you can make money. You shouldn’t be worrying about graphic design and editing videos. By using Fiverr, you will save time and save money.