Quick question . . . can you do everything yourself? And if you can, do you want to?

fiverrI can’t do everything and you probably can’t either.Even if you could, the question is should you do everything yourself? You may know how to edit the photos of your craft work, but as a busy entrepreneur, is it really the best use of your time?

Every now and then a new trend comes along that completely changes the way business is done on the internet. When you need to delegate, you should. That’s where a service called Fiverr comes in.

What Is Fiverr?

Fiverr is a hub of workers from all over the world who have skills in SEO, webdesign, photo editing, logo design, graphic design, and a whole range of other talents that can help your handmade business. The best part – they will sell their skills to you for only $5.

What Are The Categories

Here are the Categories of Fiverr where you can earn money or make a purchase by just $5.

  1. Graphics & Design
  2. Online Marketing
  3. Writing & Translation
  4. Video & Animation
  5. Music & Audio
  6. Programming & Tech
  7. Advertising
  8. Business
  9. Lifestyle
  10. Fun & Bizarre
  11. Gifts
  12. Other

So How Can This Help Your Handmade Business?

You can use Fiverr to both buy and sell services. Mostly I would recommend that you look at buying services on Fiverr, since selling anything for $5 in the handmade community is going to be very hard to turn a profit.

How To Buy On Fiverr
Look for a Gig that you like and place your order. If you are wondering what kind of services you could use Fiverr for then check out these ideas for the best kind of service you can use Fiverr for your creative business.

Next, use PayPal or credit card to make the payment of $5. After payment has been made, you can track your seller’s work progress, exchange files and communicate. You will get your finished work once it has been completed and you will then have 48 hours after work delivery to ask for fixes from the seller. Finally, leave your feedback and review.

A few things to keep in mind:

Before you go off into the world of $5 jobs, you need to take note of the things below to make it your best spent$5 ever.

  1. As you go through the various listings, when you find the ones you might want to come back to, click on the “Collect” link. This keeps track of those so you are able to get back to them (you need a free account to be able to do that).
  2. Before buying, check the seller’s rating and feedback. Don’t buy from someone with a lot of dissatisfied customers.
  3. The basic gigs are all $5, but there are usually some add-ons that you can purchase for extra money (such as getting the job done more quickly than normal).
  4. Like any service, always err on the side of more communication. You’ll rarely get what you want if you don’t convey your needs, but a few simple pointers can make the work great.

How To Sell On Fiverr
You could promote and sell your items on Fiverr to get started if you wish. This is a good idea ONLY if you can afford to create something at less than $5 and then it may help to grow your fanbase a bit to begin with and then you can sell them more later, like a loss leader. Posting a gig is free. Once you post it, it’s active until you take it down. Your customers can pay you easily into your Paypal account.

Register on Fiverr.com and create a new account then post a Gig. Wait for the clients and when someone purchase your Gig then you get an Email Confirmation to complete that order with the desired time which you set while creating your Gig.

You can also Signup in Fiverr using your Facebook Account.

Also, if you are starting a business with Fiverr, don’t just stay content with your current service. You need something that can take your online business into the next level. For now, most of the Fiverr gigs get low traffic and sales from visitors. The reason why these Fiverr gigs have less traffic and sales is because they don’t have promo videos included. Fiverr gigsthat have a promotional video, can attract more customers, but again that will take time and may not be worth it for handmade goods.

That’s it. Have you used Fiverr? What did you use it for, and what did you think of it?

Make sure you check out the best $5 services you can use Fiverr for your handmade business as well.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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