9 Things You Can Get Done For 5 Bucks That Will Greatly Help Your Blog, Online Business & Brand
Could you imagine paying 50 bucks of some of the hard-earned money you made online to get a custom logo made and find out that someone in your circle of friends got the same thing for $5?
I would be totally pissed! Well not that much but I would know where to go next time. Now before you fire all your web and graphic designers I want you to remember this one saying; you get what you pay for.
This phrase goes well with this post because it’s kind of a hit or a miss. My advise is when you find someone who does good work, keep em’ close so you can use their services again.
My intentions of this post are to show you how you can get some great work done by some great people for a very affordable price. When I first started blogging, I lived on this site and that’s where I learned the good from the bad.
Spend 5 Bucks And Get Er Done!
By now, if you’ve been using the internet for some time, you should have heard of Fiverr. If not, you are missing out my friend. Over the past year, Fiverr has blown up and I’ve seen the growth because I was using them in the beginning days.
Like I said earlier; it’s a hit or a miss. You may have some bad experiences but the best practice is to only go for jobs that have some feedback from other buyers. You’ll also want to contact the worker before buying a job.
1. Video Intros
Now If you shoot videos for YouTube, you need to have an intro for your videos. This sets you apart from the trillion other videos. There are quite a few options for intros on Fiverr. Just go to the search bar and enter “Video intros”.
Run through them and when you find something that works, you in the money. Let the worker know what you want the video to say and your one step closer to branding yourself.
2. Logos & Branding
Do you see the logo above; my Dennis the blogging Menace logo? No I didn’t get it made on Fiverr but I got it colored in. This guy offered a service where he would color in any drawn image. He brought my plain drawing to life.
There are tons of creative people on Fiverr that you can hire for logos and branding. A great service for branding is getting a cartoon image of yourself drawn. The creativeness on Fiverr is endless. Find what works for you and go for it.
3. Voice Overs
Have you ever met someone who could speak like many different celebrities? What about someone who has that perfect advertising voice? Well you better believe they are all over Fiverr.
Yes time is very limited on voiceovers and usually, you’ll have to pay a bit extra if you want something over 30 seconds but it usually turns out to be well worth it; especially when you get just what you want. Where else are you going to get the Movie Phone Guy’s voice for $5? Nowhere but Fiverr baby!!
4. Theme Songs
Do you want a theme song for your blog; maybe something to get some viewers dancing? If so, there are too many to name, aspiring artist that will gladly create you a unique tune for your blog. You can even get a song written especially for your blog or business. The possibilities are endless.
5. Testimonials & Reviews
Now something I don’t condone are fake testimonials. I do however know the power of having someone do a review on a product or website. This will let potentials get a feel for whatever you have through someone else’s eyes.
Fiverr has many services where you can get a person to review your stuff. Some are downright hilarious while others are more business like. The most popular is a yellowish smurf like puppet. This little guy is somewhat the spokes person (or puppet) for Fiverr now.
Due to the recent updates from Google Panda, what we knew as SEO is pretty much dead but there are still some methods that will help. I suggest once again, finding jobs that have comments from recent buyers who talk about how the service helped them out.
If you find a service you like, keep using it. Beware that most SEO jobs are just push button jobs where they worker doesn’t care what happens to your site. Old practices of SEO can get you banned by Google.
I personally don’t outsource SEO anymore; simply because I don’t know how it works anymore. I just focus on creating good content and letting you (you reading this) share it. Thanks for sharing.
7. Sharing Your Content
Speaking of sharing, there are tons of jobs where you can get your content spread across platforms like Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and many more.
Let other people who have built successful online empires help you out. You pay them $5 and they’ll shoot out a tweet or post a Facebook message to their fans. Depending on your niche, this can be GREAT for business.
8. Blog Customization
There have been numerous times where I’ve run to Fiverr to get some blog customization done. I told one guy to create a footer for me on my blog and he did a great job. That footer worked great up until I had to update my theme due to some errors on my part.
There are many jobs where someone will customize your blog for you. Be careful though giving out your main login for your blog to people online.
Create a separate user and give them this login info. As soon as their done, change the password. This will keep your blog secure from anything crazy happening.
The possibilities for advertising are through the roof. You can have people walk around their town with your business name on their forehead. You can get a guy to yell your business info out while imitating skydiving in front of a blue screen. You can even buy radio ad space; something that would usually cost a few hundred bucks.
Fiverr is a great resource not only for those on a budget, but those that are looking to save a little but at the same time, CRUSH IT. Now always keep in mind; “you get what you pay for”. I’ve got many more good stories about Fiverr than bad.
It’s on you to put the time in and find the great jobs that benefit your business.
Also remember; if you have some odd talent, you can make money on Fiverr. That little puppet from the picture above; yea he’s made $11,000 from Fiverr. Pretty sweet for sitting in front of a camera doing something you love right?
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