Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How $5 Can Help Your eBay Business

Fiverr is a new website that brings together people looking for someone to do a simple task and people willing to work, with one requirement - it all has to cost $5. You can find people willing to do (and looking for!) a variety of different things, from silly to legitimate services. Fiverr can be a great place to find help with small things, or to post your own service. All you have to do is sign up for a free account and then search the site. Fiverr even offers the option to post a request if you can’t find anyone that can help you. If you’re offering a service, you can also post that for free. Fiverr will get $1 from each service that you’re paid for, so you’ll make $4.

Fiverr can be especially helpful if you’re starting a business. It can be expensive to hire someone to set up a website or teach you how to do various technological things. Using Fiverr, you can outsource tasks for only $5 each - saving you time and money.

Here are a few things that you can outsource through Fiverr:

•Tweet about an item in your eBay store to their massive following
•Add 500 more followers to your Twitter account
•Post a status update on their Facebook wall that includes a link to your store
•Write and post an article on an article website that links to your blog, eBay store, etc.
•Drive hundreds of fans to your Facebook page

There’s only one potential problem with Fiverr - there’s no way to know how good the person you’re hiring is. You can view ratings by other users, which will help in some cases. But even if you aren’t pleased, the good thing is you’re only out $5! Using Fiverr is definitely something to consider, and you may even be able to make a little money yourself!


Bluefrogshoes.com said...

Thanks for the info! I've heard of this website, but haven't actually tried it out. I think I will try the "have someone post a link to your blog on their Facebook page" just to see what happens!

Unknown said...

Yes, I have tried out fiverr for a few jobs and it does seem like an affordable way to get some outsourcing work done when you don't have a big budget which is true of many new businesses today.

There are other places like this online as well but this is one place that has one of the better reputations.