I’ve spent quite a bit of time on Fiverr over the past year and have tried and tested most of the different gigs on offer.
In this article I am going to outline what to buy and what not to buy for your website/web business. It’s only $5 but its your time and their time that is being wasted so for everyone’s sake here is the rundown of what to buy and what not to buy on the popular micro-job marketplace. Just because some are under “what not to buy” however does not mean they can’t be “good”.. maybe there is an opportunity there for some, and yes a lot of those I have identified get 100’s orders every week but it does not mean they will benefit you.
Whats to buy
- Video testimonials – If you’ve got a web-business, if you have a message you want to get out online but you just aren’t the presenting type, well there are people out there very prepared to help you! From $5 per 30 seconds/50 words on average there are tens and tens of very experienced video presenters. I recommend – Kymmypops, Diariles, Alliemadison12, Ozzieuk, Jerrylittlemars
- Press release distribution – For the sake of saving time however could do this yourself but for $5 it is simple really. I would advise: Raly1783
- Graphics design – Banners, logos, business cards, ebook covers, flyers – Fiverr is one of the best online marketplaces to get graphics design work done! Simple. I don’t need to tell you any more than that because simply taking a look on the site for yourself you will see the quality that is to be had for your dollar! I recommend – Dolce2011 – Rroxx
- WordPress/css/html errors – Can save you a lot of time and hassle! There are some very knowledgeable people on Fiverr. I would recommend – Aaliyaan and Jakesully.
- Business cards – For $5 you can’t really go wrong, you could use one of the 100’s templates that printing companies might give you however they are never going to be quite as good as a custom made one unique to you!
- Keyword research – Could be worth the investment if you can identify the best keywords to target on your website, I recommend – Spencer
- Website design reviews – Web design reviews on Fiverr are great because they are easy to provide up-sales to so this attracts a lot of experienced web-designers because they can charge $10/$15 and more for more complex reviews. I recommend – Twistedweb123, Hotwebideas
- Facebook/Twitter/Youtube backgrounds – There are quite a lot of sellers doing these and they are great for the price, if you want to stand out and build your brand further get one of these. I personally recommend – Jamesosix + Newbold3d.
- Website vulnerabilities – I will test your website for all vulnerabilities known to man SecurZone
- Website SEO reviews – If you have a website and want a second opinion on SEO don’t hesitate. – I recommend Woofy31
- Facebook tabs + fangates – Not essential but good for converting + impressing! Anyone can build a social fanpage but lets assume 60% don’t have or know how to have fangates and other tabs.
- Cartoons and caricatures – Check with the seller or the description as some sellers do not allow you to use the work for commercial purposes. Most of them are really good and more time than you are paying for is often given so you get real quality! – I recommend – Hironan, makemebark, Paopeipao
- Website content – Generally short pieces of information such as an about us page or sales page etc.. but can be worth paying for to really stand out.
- Website name suggestion – For $5 if the names are no good it is not a huge loss, just ensure you go for good feedback (I have no experience in these types of sellers however I believe there are probably some good ones(.
What not to buy
- Website traffic – Every single one is 100% pointless. Even if there is one genuine traffic gig that converts and is both geo-targeted and interest targeted it’s one out of about 2000 that are all worthless so save your time and money.
- Link building – Simple really backlinks don’t pay any more, and for $5 well… they would pay even less!
- Paid tweets – If you look closely you’ll ignore the 100’s positive reviews and think why would 250,000 people want to be subject to a paid ad that is likely irrelevant to their interests, on Twitter almost every day. I’ve done the research, don’t worry they just aren’t worth it.
- Twitter follows – For $5 they are one of two things, for $20 they are probably the same to be honest:
- Real but very spammy
Identified something in the “what not to buy” that you think you could do better? Most of those services are really popular but it does not mean they are effective!
Remember the unwritten rule of Fiverr, always tip if you can.
Have you found any Fiverr gems? Share them in the comments below: