The Beginners Guide to Outsourcing on Fiverr
As part of Blake Boles’ online course The Way of Adventure, which I wrote about previously here, I had to outsource a task online. The recommended place to outsource your chosen task was Fiverr, and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t been on the platform before.
Fiverr is an online marketplace of people selling their skills and services online for an affordable fee. On the site you can find anything from original jingles to hand-painted portraits. I was amazed by the array of jobs offered on the site, and it’s fascinating to see what people need and are prepared to pay for.
Well what did I end up getting...nearly the whole website! I actually ended up with about $100 worth of products in my basket because I saw so many interesting things, so I had to cull quite a lot. I decided on three unique products, all from different sellers. I got my name illustrated with a watercolour background, a cartoon face of me and a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter. The last one was really just because I'm a complete Harry Potter fanatic, I just had to buy it.
If you want to check out the letter, click here. I'm currently using my illustrated name as the header for my portfolio, so I'll see how it goes.
After my outsourcing experience on Fiverr, I thought I’d share some simple steps for having an enjoyable purchasing venture.
So the first thing to do is work out what you need, or the service you require. If you're just looking for something cool it's not essential to enter Fiverr with a clear idea of what you want, as just browsing on the site will help you decide what you want. Once you have an idea of what you're looking for, the website is very helpful in categorising products and services so you can easily find the relevant offers.
When you find the product or service you want, have a look at other sellers with similar offerings and compare their prices, results and customer feedback. After taking all of that into account, decide on a particular seller, and either order their products or service, or contact them for further information if required.
Now that you've ordered a product or service, you'll probably be messaged by the seller for more details, and be given an estimated date for delivery of your goods. When your order has been completed, you can asses if what you received is what you payed for. If yes, accept the work and leave feedback for the seller. If not, ask them to review their work or make changes to the product. The sellers are usually willing to discuss the completed task with you, and are generally happy to change something in your product.
So there you go, you've now successfully competed your first purchase on Fiverr! I'd love to hear what you purchased, even if it was document editing!