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Look at what this girl did for $5

I have been thinking about outsourcing more of my work for a while. I have been outsourcing work via discussion forums, and that’s especially why I love to connect with people on various forums.

There are two reasons why I don’t do the work myself:

I don’t have the time to do it myself

I want to do so many things. I want to write at least two blog posts a day, and at least one article a day, and guest posts, and a lot more. What I really want is to network more, connect with each and every one of my readers (and people who are not yet reading my blog). But all I end up with is the 1 hour blog traffic technique. I just don’t have the time.

I don’t have the knowledge to do it myself

I am a decent writer, that’s it. I try to do things related to basic html, and image editing as well, but I am no expert. So, when it comes to things like web design and various forms of coding, I pay other people to do the work.

I have tested Fiverr

I’m going to make a long story short. I have tested Fiverr, a community of people who are all doing stuff for $5. Everything cost $5, no matter what they’re offering. You’ll never pay a dime more or less, it’s always $5.

There are a lot of amazing offers, almost everything you can imagine.

I also suck at video. I record videos of my kids, and for use at home with my family. But I don’t record, edit, or appear in any videos online. So, I thought, why not give it a try on Fiverr, ask someone to visit my blog and record a testimonial for $5. I didn’t tell her what to say, and I didn’t tell her anything than to visit my blog and do a review.

This is the result (I received the video in 2 days).

What do you think?

Have you tested Fiverr (or considered testing it)?



18 responses to “Look at what this girl did for $5”

  1. Steve says:

    Jens,
    First off, I love Fiverr. I have had some SEO work done as well as some marketing ideas. Your video is quite good, although if she had used your name instead of “that guy”, it would have been better.

    Overall it is a believable testimonial. I think you can find some awesome stuff on Fiverr, but you need to look hard. A lot of the SEO/backlinking and “I will Tweet your message to 25k people” don’t seem to work too well.

    Good luck

    • I agree. The video could have been a lot better. But I didn’t provide her with any details, other than give an honest review.

      I just wanted to test Fiverr to see how it works and what I can expect when I pay $5. I’m thrilled that it’s possible to get so many awesome things from this community, and I’ll be using it again (sometime soon).

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  2. You’re really getting me interested in Fiverr Jens. Like you, I’ve got too much I want to do and not enough time / manpower to do it. Heading over now….thanks for posting your stories on this.

    Marcus

  3. David says:

    For a person who did not get any specific instructions she did pretty good. And can not beat the price of $5. I check out fivver and some of the offers just made me laugh. Like this one for example “I will put your logo or website on my forehead and lip sync up to one minute of any song that you choose” by bigjonevans. I would imagine the quality of most offers is not very high but is is definitely a good website to look for something very original.

    • There are a lot of weird offers on Fiverr, and many of them are more entertaining than valuable. But there are a lot of really good offers as well, and the price is amazing.

      I believe that what’s important is to know beforehand what you’re looking for.

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

  4. TristanH says:

    That’s pretty cool! I’ve used Fiverr several times and have had mixed results. Sometimes what I get back is really great and is worth far more to me than just $5. But other times I get the result and think to myself… “Yep. This is what I get for $5!”

    You mention in your reply to Marcus’s comment that you’re going to get more videos done. What will you do with them? Are you going to use them as testimonials or use them for video marketing purposes or something else?

    • I haven’t ordered any more videos, not yet. But I’m thinking about getting more testimonials, for the e-books I’ve written (for the “sales page”) and for my newsletter. I believe more people would join the newsletter if I had one or two fairly good video testimonials.

      I have also been thinking about videos in order to test the effect of youtube, like marketing tutorials.

  5. For me it sounds like a visitor feedback. I think it would have been much better if you had asked her to talk about some of your services that she had purchased and customer service, assumed. Hope this helped.

  6. Ishan says:

    Fiverr seems to have caught quite a lot of speed. I can see the future posts “I’ll murder your enemy for $5!” LOL.
    Between, the testimonial was good and believable. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I agree, the video would be better if she had talked about some of my services. But, this was just a test to see the quality of what I can expect for $5 at Fiverr. The next time I will be more specific when I order something 🙂

  8. Lisa says:

    I just looked into Fiverr…and this just makes me feel even better Jens! Kudos

  9. Joseph Hipolito says:

    I have no Idea about this because this is my first time to hear that thing, but it was nice I;ve got something informative information with this.

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