Looking for a custom invitation for your dinner party? How about a poster for your club’s next fundraiser? Do you need some encouragement, a custom exercise plan or maybe a prayer? Would a writer, a video, or a custom jingle for your grandchild make you swoon?
You can have any or all of these and more, all for less than the price of your Skinny Vanilla Latte. Check out this fabulous source for a plethora of services called fiverr.
What Exactly is fiverr?
fiverr is a platform for buyers and sellers. You can offer a service or buy a service starting for $5.00 US. Some services are more and some services have add-ons that increase the price but once you make a choice, the price is fixed. Many of the sellers are from around the globe so the language may not be fluent.
I have used it a number of times for posters, logo designs, some business advice, tag lines, invitations, business card designs, and a lifestyle coach. I have been satisfied with all of them, although some more than others.
Is It Trustworthy?
I am comfortable using this service because:
- My son recommended it.
- My privacy was protected. The buyer and seller do not share identifying personal information as both parties have user names and the platform is the middle man.
- You can look at samples of their work, review all seller’s services by ratings, and see how much work they have in the queue before yours, as well as where they are located in the world.
- It is easy to create an account and use.
- Most sellers allow one revision request to their first version.
- If there is any type of problem with the service there is a recourse action plan. A few times the service was not available as described and my money was refunded.
What Kind of Quality Do You Get?
- Each time the quality was worth more than I paid and the result met my needs.
How Does it Work?
There are 8 easy steps!
- You create an account, set up your user name and password, add your payment information.
- Find the service you are looking for by entering a search term or looking
at the applicable tab.
- Browse the offerings and choose the vendor whose style is most similar to your wants or needs.
- Place the order in your shopping card and complete the purchase.
- Add specifications such as details about your concept, ideas, color swatches, font, etc. This information is used to produce the final product.
- Wait for the service product to be delivered.
- Review the product and request a revision or accept it.
- Rate the seller.
Am I Taking Advantage of People at this Rate?
- A study by fiverr found that 14% of users cite fiverr as their main source of income.
- Many people use fiverr to supplement their income as well as practice their English and their trade.
Can You Guide Me Step by Step?
- Set up an Account
- Go To Fiverr Home Page (the link will open in a new window) www.fiverr.com
- Click “Join” on the top right hand corner
- Enter your email address and you will get a confirmation message
- Go into your email, look for the email from Fiverr. It may be in your junk or spam. Hit “Confirm”.
- Then get familiar with your dashboard
- If you want to sell a service, then you will want to fill out your profile
- Find your desired service
- Choose a custom heading from the choices on your dashboard.
- Enter it into the search field.
- Browse the services displayed. If you want, you can refine the search results by price, service or delivery time.
- Choose your seller
- Review the pricing and options
- If you want to compare multiple sellers use the “Compare Services”
- Click “Proceed to Order”
- Check out the order details, if correct Click “Proceed to Payment”
- Choose your payment preference and enter details.
- Your Gig is ready to go.
- Enter instructions and/or details about your “Gig”.
- The seller will request details and I recommend you be as specific as you can.
- Enter details such as the size, color, content. Send images of what you like or want. The more information you provide, the closer the vendor’s first effort will be to what you want.
- Sit back and wait for delivery.
- You will need to check into your fiverr dashboard for progress.
- Watch for information from the seller.
- The notifications will not go to your regular email.
- Review the delivery
- If acceptable rate your seller or if not, request the revision.
- If you are not satisfied, tell the seller. Typically, they will let fiverr know and your money will be refunded.
- If not, there is an escalation process with fiverr that is very reputable.
Give it a try to buy or maybe you want to try selling a service!