Outsourcing with Fiverr is a lot like drinking alcohol. When done appropriately and in moderation, it can be awesome!
Now, if you drink all day, mixing beer, wine and liquor, there will be problems.
Is this a bit of a stretch? Perhaps.
My point is this: be careful with Fiverr and use it for what it is. While it is a fantastic option for some tasks, it is not a solution for everything.
Introduction to Fiverr
Fiverr is a very commonly used outsourcing network that can be a fantastic use of your money or an absolute waste of your time and energy.
I didn't say waste of money because you can get your money back if a gig is not up to par, but you cannot get the time and energy back.
When I started growing my first business, I was a huge fan of Fiverr. A lot of this had to do with the fact I couldn't afford much else and didn't know about many other options. It was pretty cool nonetheless.
After purchasing dozens of different gigs ranging from logo design, voiceovers, transcription, data entry, image editing, website design and even hand drawn caricatures of myself (don't ask), I have a rounded understanding of what tends to work and what doesn't on Fiverr.
I even sold gigs on Fiverr writing comedy, so I have seen both sides.
I have wasted a lot of time on Fiverr gigs, and I want to help you avoid this.