Saturday, January 21, 2012

Inexpensive Help for Your Business

You can do it all yourself, right? Create products, photograph and list them online. market your products and your business, create logos/labels/packaging, etc....I didn't think so.

I recently stumbled across a website based on the concept of "What are you willing to do for $5?"  Fiverr allows you to search for the type of work you need done. You can also request your own specific "gig" and hope for someone to respond. You can sign up to offer your own services as well.

For only five dollars, it's not much of a risk. What can you get for your five dollars? Here are a few that I thought would be helpful for Etsy sellers:
  • Critique your Etsy shop
  • Create a banner for your Etsy shop
  • Tweet about your shop (some do this several times per day without end)
  • Edit your product photos
  • Design a logo for your business
  • Set up your blog
  • Record a video promoting your product/business
  • Create backlinks for your site
  • Review your product on my site
  • Write the name of your business on a sign, lips, fingernails, face....

There are some very entertaining things on there. You could get a video of somebody in a hot dog costume dancing for two minutes to the song of your choice or have someone do some of your computer programming homework. Like with any online purchase, you should read reviews from previous customers before committing to pay. I paid for someone to tweet two messages a day to her 32.000 Twitter followers every day, forever and ever. She had me send her the two different messages to tweet and the messages were sent within minutes. Those messages continue to be tweeted daily and I have seen an increase in visits to my shop and new Twitter followers.

Althout you can't expect an awesome logo or banner design for five dollars, this is an inexpensive way to get started. If you decide to sell your own services on Fiverr, you'll want to read this article that explains how much you actually make after fees. I'd love to hear from you if you decide to use Fiverr.

1 mad comments:

Jenn at The Little Shop of Stitches said...

Hmmm...I may have to look into this. I don't use Twitter, but the idea of having someone else do it for me sounds good. Even if it is only for a limited time.

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