11 Things You Can Outsource on Fiverr.com

I have been outsourcing various internet marketing jobs for years and years, but nothing i’ve done in the past is quite like Fiverr.com   In case you’ve been living in a bomb shelter for the past 2 years, Fiverr.com is a website that is dedicated to $5 jobs!  People will do all sorts of different things for $5, from making videos, promoting your website, or even collecting & sending you sea shells from their local beach.  You’d be surprised how much you can have done for a measly $5.  If you’re already familiar with Fiverr.com then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

In this post I wanted to share 11 of the types of jobs you can outsource on fiverr.com that really stand out to me.  Hopefully these will spark some ideas for you as well!   At the end of this post, be sure to share your experiences with Fiverr in the comments below.  Here are 10 things you should consider outsourcing on Fiverr.com”

#1. Make an Introduction Video!

There are a lot of talented video editors on Fiverr.com that can make you a custom video intro using Adobe After effects or Sony Vegas.  All you have to do is search for “Video Intro” and you’ll get over 1000 results!  We have made a couple video intros from Fiverr, and have had some great results!   You can use these introduction videos the the beginning and/or end of your videos before you upload them to Youtube.com or Vimeo.com (or your other favorite video sharing sites)  Simply find a template that you like, and pay $5 to have it customized for you.

#2. Hire a Voice Over Talent

Before Fiverr.com was around, I regularly paid around $50 for a 2 minute voice over talent, and up to $300 for bigger jobs.  This is actually pretty normal pricing. (or was…)  There are some amazing voice talents on Fiverr.com from deep radio voices, to famous impressions, to pretty much anything you can think of.  Our best use so far of this was when we hired a deep voiced guy to repeat “Profit Blog Dot Com” 30 different times in different voice styles for $5.   We then used the best one, and edited one of our intro videos (That we also paid $5 for) in Camtasia, and made a better into video.  here is the actual video we made for a grand total of $10!

As  you may have noticed, it’s a transformer theme, but we really liked it and went with it.  If you want something even more unique, usually you can private message the provider on fiverr to work a deal.  However, for a simple video intro, you can’t beat $10.  There’s really no need to pay $200 – $400 for a simple video  intro if it’s just being used for your free videos, but it’s up to you.

 

#3. Have a Custom Twitter Background Created

Ever since the launch of Twitter, there have been dozens of websites dedicated to making custom Twitter backgrounds.  Some of these sites charge $50 – $100 for just 1 custom background.  Thankfully, Fiverr.com has plenty of graphics designers willing to make you one for $5!  You can send them images of yourself, explain exactly what you want, and give them the links to your social media profiles, and they’ll do the rest!  And guess what?  If for some reason, you still don’t like it, you’re only out $5 and you can just hire someone else to make one for you.  With Fiverr.com even if you lose, you really don’t lose much at all!  I just did a search for “Twitter Background” and got 120 results!

#4. Basic Graphic Design

There are a lot of different things you can outsource on Fiverr.com as far as graphics are concerned, but here are a few that come to mind.

  •  Logos -  if you don’t have a logo for your blog, product, or service, there are some AMAZING designers ready, willing, and able to do it for you!
  •  Ebook Covers – No more paying someone $40 to make you a custom ebook cover.  There are plenty of great ecover designers on Fiverr!
  •  Banner Ads – If you need some banner ads created, you’re also in luck!
  •  Caricatures – If you want one of those really awesome characters of yourself, for marketing purposes or otherwise, you’d be amazed at the quality of Caricatures you can have made for just $5!

#5. Funny Videos!

Maybe you want to lighten the mood a bit on your blog, or even send something funny to one of your friends.  There are a ton of people on Fiverr that do crazy things on video for $5.  One person that comes to mind is the Plastic Bag Man .  He will make you a video testimonial (not sure why’d you’d want one) or say whatever you want.  There’s also people that wear chicken costumes, hotdog costumes, and even dress like zombies with face paint and everything.  Just use your imagination, and maybe you can find a way to use this is your marketing.  (I’m still working on that part.. lol)

#6. Press Release Submissions

If you’ve ever had to submit press releases by hand, you know what a pain in the a$$ it can be.  Well luckily, you can find plenty of people to submit your press release for you, and even guarantee it to be included in Google News.  Don’t know how to write a press release?  Well, there are people to help you with that as well for $5!  (To have a press release written and submitted for $10 is insane! Just make sure to do your research on who you hire first).  Also, if you do decide to hire someone to write your press release on Fiverr.com, MAKE SURE to proof read it first.  There is obviously a chance you’ll get a sub-par press release, but in my mind it’s worth the gamble.  If anything, you’ll have a good base to work with.

#7. Have your Ad Played on an Internet Radio Show!

Now this one is really cool!  Did you know that there are a lot of internet radio shows out there, some with a large audience?  You can broadcast an advertisement to these listeners for only $5.  Some of the radio advertising jobs on Fiverr include a full month of advertising, so find one that you like and test it out!  just search for “Radio Station” on fiverr.com  If you have success with this, please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear about it!

#8. Technical Services

I know that some people just aren’t technical savvy at all, and have trouble installing various scripts or other things on their server.  Luckily there are people on Fiverr who will install practically anything for you for just $5.  just make sure to only hire someone with good feedback and a long history on Fiverr.  It can be a security risk if you let an untrustworthy person on log into your server.

If you do purchase such a service, make sure to immediately change your login and password after completion!  Click Here to View Jobs Like This.

#9. Have a Video Tutorial Made

You can have video tutorials made for your software, product, or service for $5.  This can be great for promoting via video sharing sites.  For just $100 you could have 20 different videos made, all linking back to your blog.  You can even have them create videos explaining various affiliate products that you are promoting, and then you can link the video back to a review blog post on your site to make more sales.  Just use your imagination!

#10.  Distribute Your Videos All Over The Internet!

If you aren’t already using sites like Tubemogul.com to distribute your videos, you may want to consider paying someone on Fiverr.com to distribute them for you.  For just $5, you can have your video distributed to 15-30 different video sharing sites.  Just do a search for “Video Sharing” and choose one of the services with good feedback.

#11 Transcribe Audio / Video

This one is kinda hard to believe, because transcribing can normally be pretty expensive.  I’ve seen transcription services go for $2-$5 per minute, and on Fiverr you can find some people who will transcribe 15 minutes for only $5!  This includes webinars, teleseminars, videos, or anything else.  You can even make your audio / video product more valuable by including an “ebook” with the package by having your content transcribed.  There are plenty of transcribers on Fiverr.com.  I just did a quick search by typing “transcribe” and found over 240 results!

As you can see, there are many options available on Fiverr.com to help grow your business.  These are just some of the ones I have used, and recommend.

Please take a minute to share your experiences with Fiverr below! I’m interested in hearing your successes & even failures.  Also please remember to share on Facebook and re-tweet if this post is of any help to you!

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Ben is the co-founder of ProfitBlog.com and a regular writer and contributor to the site. He has been involved in internet marketing since 2005, and has created many profitable websites in several different niche markets. While many of his sites are still consistently making money, (and a few have been sold off for a nice payday), he's recently grown a passion for sharing his knowledge of online marketing with others through his various training courses, as well as through blogging. You can learn more about Ben and his story by Clicking Here

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34 thoughts on “11 Things You Can Outsource on Fiverr.com

  1. Simora

    Fiver is great place to find great awesome services but before giving a order always check reputation of GIG other wise we will destroy our time and investment. Like me I ordered a Give promising Approved Do follow comments and got a Spammed person resulting Askimet blockage of my URL from commenting.

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    • Ben Post author

      yeah blog commenting is something that should be done yourself, or someone you trust. I’m sorry that happened to you. Check out my latest post about blog commenting below (Com luv link)

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  2. Dave Lucas

    I use fiverr a lot – but of the 4 or 5 offers I have listed, I only got a few orders the first few days my offers were posted – there are so many listings – I think mine got buried.

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    • Ben Post author

      Yeah, I only use others’ fiverr services. Maybe you should target specific keywords if you haven’t already so people can find your job easier. Fiverr is a massive site now, so it’s understandable how your jobs could get buried.

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  3. Darren

    Nice list. Some of those gigs can be a bit ‘hit or miss’ has been my experience on Fiverr. Still, for five bucks you can’t do much damage.

    Darren

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    • Ben Post author

      Yeah, that’s definitely the beauty of it all. Worst case scenario is you’re out 5 bucks! And, when you do find a winner, it’s that much better!

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    • Ben Post author

      Hi Justin. Your best bet would be to search Fiverr.com for “ebook cover” and sort it by rating. (Go to this link:) http://fiverr.com/gigs/search?order=rating&query=ebook+cover

      Just find a designer with great feedback, and samples that you like. You can be as specific as you want as far as details. If you want a more simple design, just show them some samples of ecovers that are a similar look to what you want. Feedback is important, because you want a designer that makes “custom” covers, and not covers from a collection of random .PSD templates.

      You should have no problem getting a cover that you like.

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  4. Penny Mena

    Great information! Thanks for sharing your detailed list. I am using Fiverr.com, and the site gives me by the hand free video series that show me how to outsource all of those mind numbing tasks easily and for just 5 bucks a task.

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  5. djtremolo

    Very nice, very nice. Fiverr.com is new for me (greetings from the bomb shelter). Only familiar with the vWorker. Already liking Fiverr’s model more. Video “ad” on youtube would be cool.

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    • Ben Post author

      I’m going to have to disagree with you to an extent. There are some amazing jobs on fiverr.com that would normally cost you $50 – $100 easy. For instance, the 2 minute professional voice over job I mentioned, or some of the graphic design work, caricatures, etc…

      Now, don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of jobs that are barely worth the $5 as far as quality. However, from my experience there are also tons of high quality jobs on fiverr that are worth way more than $5. I’m actually shocked at times that some people are willing to do the work for only $5.

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  6. Lamar Morgan

    To me, Fiverr is not so much about what you pay for $5, but the SEO you receive and the 24/7 free video exposure you can get even if a sale on Fiverr is not made.

    Fiverr may look like a cheap way to get some things done, but I believe it is a great deal more. It is a clever way to advertise on both Fiverr and search engines, simultaneously.

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  7. Janice M Baird

    I use Fiverr a lot – mainly to get things done. I’ve had some awesome service. As someone suggested, sort on Rating. I advertise a voiceover service, but don’t get many requests. The ideal is to offer something that can be instantly sent back to the buyer. I found offering videos for $5 wasn’t cost effective at all – but buying them is! Cheers Janice

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  8. Lamar Morgan

    Did you notice that Fiverr.com SEO’s your keywords? Could it be that the REAL appeal here is not the money, but the publicity? As proof, Google “Sparkler Display Card.” My goodness, not only did I achieve a high ranking on Google’s Page One, but I practically took over the entire page.

    Plus, did you know there are at least 24 Fiverr-like website clones? I wonder if they were all created using the same website software program? I did see a video promoting the sale of the website software that creates those sites on Youtube. This whole system appears to be quite well automated. It is nowhere near as silly and ridiculous as I first thought. On the contrary, it is extremely clever and well-orchestrated.

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  9. Nigel

    Fiverr – sometimes in life you see an idea, usually deceptively simple and you just know its going to spread really big, really fast. Fiverr is an idea that is bigger than than I first thought. It does many things really simply and IT BUILDS TRUST between you and the seller by letting you SAMPLE for just $5, someone’s creativity, talent or product sample. In fact, any service or product that can be sold in whole or sample form – in this case at $5.

    I had 200 words translated for $5 from two translators. Then I chose the slightly better one, and gave him the bigger job of 2000 words. Where else can you so easily shop to get a $5 sample of someone’s talent and service?

    Fiverr reminds me of the first time someone tried to explain to me what the “world wide web” was all about in a noisy pub circa 1992…(sigh) I thought it would never catch on and that he was crazy to leave his programming job to work from home. Nor did I buy shares in Amazon a few years later – why would selling books online catch on especially with a name like that.
    This is going to be big.

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  10. HP van Duuren

    Thanks Ben,

    Those definitely are all interesting things to consider Outsourcing and can help make a Blog or Site more Popular.

    Fiverr, is also one (of the several) Outsource (and Virtual Assistant) sites that I have on my Link & Resources- Page.

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  11. Jeff@Hard-Money Lenders Seattle

    I think Fiverr is a really cool concept, but you do get what you pay for. I’ve used Fiverr for a logo and backlinks. I didn’t use the logo, but it did give me some ideas. As for the backlinks, only a few are showing in my Google Webmaster tools page. They were placed inside forums. Again, you get what you pay for.

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  12. Tony

    I agree with you Jeff. Many of the SEO gigs are straight up spam. You get links on pages with thousands of other links so your backlinks aren’t worth much.

    That said, I still use Fiverr for SEO sometimes, especially to rank web2.0 properties (since they can handle massive link blasts).

    Great post by the way!

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  13. Harneet Singh Bhalla

    Nice Article. Fiverr is really a great source both for the sellers as well as buyers. I too got a introduction video made from fiverr and after reading you post, I too will sell some services on it. Keep up the good work.

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  14. Scotty Crider

    Fiverr for voice over talent is one of the best deals on the Internet. I recently found the voice over artist for my podcast and saved hundreds. Anytime I need a unique service, I always check Fiverr first to see what is offered.

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  15. Jeremiah Say

    Personally, I LOVE hiring voice-over from fiverr. The quality is TOP NOTCH and it’s cheap. One of the best buy in fiverr in my opinion.

    Next will be Logo design followed by Press Release distribution:)

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  16. Crumb Catcher

    Great break down! i am a huge fan of Fiverr it’s is the best for affordable outsourcing…beats all the others: fivebucksdeals,fiveruo and especially sixerr. stay away from sixer it is incompetence to the max! thanks for a good read Ben and if you ever wanna write a guest article for my blog you are more than welcome! cheers!!!

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