An Online Marketplace For Creative and Professional Services
While Fiverr is much too big and much too varied to be classified as a “web tool” by itself, if you ever reach a point in your project where you need a little job done very quickly and you do not have the time to do so, this a great website to look into to find a specialist to do the job quickly and cheaply.
If you run any kind of business that uses the internet, chances are you may find something useful to help you out on Fiverr.com, a website which vendors offer all sorts of services, and each “gig” can often be purchased for only $5 unless you have a big job; in that case expect to pay add-on fees.
One of the more appealing aspects to Fiverr afficionados is the fact that there is no way to use a simple explanation that quantifies and explains the services on this site. It was founded on the principle that you can construct a “gig” for almost any idea for which people might pay you five dollars for. While some of the more established and popular vendors on this site are allowed to offer more expensive add-on services, most of the gigs are put together by people who are simply trying to introduce themselves and their business idea to you and in order to do so are willing to sell you their gig for a loss.
It is therefore very important to understand there is a certain etiquette that almost everyone must follow when using this site, and that is the circumstances are very rare where you will provide negative feedback or negative ratings when you make a purchase, as while you may only be out $5 the negative review you publish could severely damage or crush someone’s business. If there is something not right with your order you should always allow the vendor to make it right with you and over 99% 5 of the time you will find they do make it right.
If you are still not satisfied after their best efforts it is still poor form to offer negative feedback. After all, you are the one only out five bucks, what did you expect for that price? In worst case scenarios you and the vendor can mutually agree to cancel the gig and the vendor has the option to refund your money to you. It cannot be emphasized enough how poor form it is to post a negative rating on someone’s profile unless it is obvious they have simply abandoned their gig and do not respond to your efforts to communicate with them to get the gig cancelled.
While there are criticisms of services on this site are in fact legitimate (lots of the gigs are poorly done or just plain junky) there are also some outstanding bargains where the quality is quite good.
If you need a video – and most search engines these days give some degree of preference to websites which utilize informative on-topic videos – then you should be able to find a great bargain on a video which promotes your company. If you look hard enough you can find the hidden gems where the graphic design and special effects of some of the videos you can purchase are quite spectacular.
Some of the songwriters are also very good if you need a jingle recorded and composed for your company. I have even found very good technical support when I needed help to fix my wordpress blog and get it back up and running after it crashed. All for only $5; if you look hard enough you can literally find enough inexpensive services to run a company on this website. Check out fiverr.com before you outsource your minor business needs to someone more expensive.
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