Fiverr is one of my favorite ways to get low cost help for my online business. I’ve used Fiverr for everything from a blog graphic, to book covers, and ads (for Facebook and Twitter).
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a website that has freelancers that you can hire to do jobs for you, starting at $5. They can design a logo, create an ad, and perform other tasks (read on to learn how I have used Fiverr).
I’m a fan of Fiverr. Disclosure: I recommend Fiverr to so many people I decided to be an affiliate too. Thank you for using my affiliate link. I’ve used Fiverr for years and have my favorite sellers. Fiverr can actually be a great way to get work done fast and cheap. Over the years though sellers have gotten more savvy and there are a ton of upsells.
When to Pay for Upsells
Sometimes it’s worth it to pay for upsells. Here are times when it’s a good idea:
- When you need something done very fast. I had a very hot campaign and so it was worth the upsell to get it done faster.
- If the upsell will significantly improve the quality of what you get.
- If it’s for fun or for a paid campaign. If you’re going to make money on the post it may be worth it to pay more. I sometimes use Fiverr for Facebook images and (for example,) it’s ok if it’s black and white. Other times I’ll pay more for color.
Look at Reviews
Always look at the reviews of any sellers you want to use. Read them. If they’re vague and generic, skip over them. Try to look up any claims. Sometimes the work shown is not the quality of work you’ll get.
You also need to do a good job at explaining what you want and give clear direction and examples. That affects the quality of work dramatically.
Tip: Give the seller as detailed of instructions as possible, showing mockups or examples of what you’re looking for. That will help you get a better quality.
Here are Some Fiverr Gigs I’ve Paid For
Christmas Facebook image – I used Fiverr to make a drawing of me in a Christmas sweater that I used for my Facebook profile image in December.
Facebook Ad Images I had images created that I used for a Facebook ad campaign – my most successful campaign ever.
Here’s the basis of an ad (I added text because it’s harder for them to get it right than just doing it myself in Canva).
I’m not the only one who likes to use Fiverr.com to design Facebook ads. Check out this post from Adespresso about their test. They compared work from Fiverr, Upwork, and 99 Designs. Fiverrr won out of the three. It got the most clicks and impressions.
“…judging purely by visual quality Fiverr had given us by far the best product.”
I paid for people to tweet about a Kickstarter or other program I want to promote. Unsure about results. I recommend that you look at the person’s Twitter feed and see what they tweet about, if they’re getting retweets, and if you think the quality is good. I found one person that way and he was so good I ended up hiring him a few times.
I’ve had a landing page created – which ended up costing $125. I haven’t tested it yet but was happy with the work.
Facebook Cover Images
I got a Facebook cover image designed. This one I wasn’t crazy about but it was only $5. I think I’d start again with more examples and better direction. To me the big challenge is the font. If it’s not right then your image can look cheap.
I’ve gotten designs for my clients (I manage Facebook pages), event page images, and Twitter backgrounds. I gave them the photograph and they added words to several.
Here’s an example:
I would use Fiverr for ebook design/cover designs and even formatting text to make it Kindle-friendly.
Fiverr Affiliate Program
I’m also a Fiverr affiliate. Fiverr has an affiliate program on Affiliate Window. Here’s the link if you want to sign up too. Apply for Affiliate Window first (ironically it’s $5 but you get it back when you make your first sale). Then after you’re accepted, apply for the Fiverr program.
I actually paid someone on Fiverr $5 to create this ad for Affiliate Window for me:
This was my version that I made in Canva. I gave it to them along with the logos and asked them to make it more professional. Doing a mockup yourself is a good way to show what you have in mind:
I think that was worth $5.
Fiverr for Online Marketing
They added new Digital Marketing subcategories:
- SEM: Increase your web traffic with PPC and Search Engine Marketing.
- Email Marketing: Create and run highly effective email campaigns.
- Influencer Marketing: Work with influencers to market your product.
- Content Marketing: Get original content created and distributed.
- Local Listings: Create, improve or maintain your business on local sites.
- Mobile Advertising: Promote your product to mobile consumers.
- Marketing Strategy: Develop strategic marketing plans to meet your goals.
They renamed several subcategories too:
- Social Marketing is now called Social Media Marketing
- Get Traffic is now called Web Traffic
- Fan Pages is merged with Social Media Marketing
- Keyword Research, Bookmarking & Links are merged with SEO & SEM
- Blog Mentions, Article & PR Submission are merged with Influencer Marketing & Content Marketing
What Not To Do on Fiverr
I want to try out some more digital marketing services on Fiverr. However, I won’t buy likes on social media. You can but I don’t recommend it. I’d rather run Facebook ads to get legit followers that actually like my page. It’s cheap and effective. You can literally spend a few dollars a day. Don’t use Fiverr for it.
Also, be aware that some people on Fiverr are not honest. If you have a tshirt design that you know will crush it, you may want to go to a pro instead. They may steal your idea and sell the design they created for you. It’s happened.
Have you tried Fiverr for online marketing tasks? What were your results like? Any sellers to recommend?