When was the last time you actually got everything done on your to do list? When was the last time you had to get something done for your business and you spent hours or days learning a new skill to get it done? When was the last time you spent hours doing a task, when someone who is an expert could have done it much quicker? How often do you feel that you need to clone yourself to really get everything done?
Well I get the question, almost daily, about overwhelm and how to get more things done. I almost always give the same answer…Fiverr.com.
As soon as I say Fiverr.com, I get a groan and, “Yea, Fiverr sucks. I wasn’t really happy with what I got.”, or, “I tried, but couldn’t understand the other person.” or, “I couldn’t find what I needed done.”, or some excuse that really leans more to not understanding how to find the best people on Fiverr.com. After this article, you won’t have that excuse anymore.
I approach Fiverr just like I approach hiring an employee. I spend a little time getting to know them before I hire. I also give them the option to decline before we ever start working together.
Here is my simple, 5 step process to successfully using Fiverr. Download the Infographic as a guide through the process. Also, watch the video to get all the good nuggets.
Stop the overwhelm and use Fiverr to master your todo list.
- Know exactly what you want to accomplish. Are you looking for a task or a full project? Is this a reoccurring, or one time task? Will they need any resources from you? i.e. pictures, content, access to your systems? What time frame do you need it done in?
- Research. Start looking for vendors that offer what you need or something similar. I rarely find someone doing exactly what I need. The main things I look for are, Level 2 or top seller. What is their average delivery time? Is it within my time frame? They need to have a high 90% review rating. I read the reviews and look for any patterns on communication issues or not getting the tasks done on time.
- Pick a few vendors, and send them a message. Give them all the details and ask for a price. Rarely do I spend just $5 on a Gig. As an example, I have hired to have websites moved. Well, there can be a lot more involved, like DNS, Mail delivery, and more. So I include those tasks as well. I normally pay between $15 to $25 for all of this. That is way better than me doing a couple hours work and trying to solve all the issues that can come up. Also, it’s worth noting, if they come back and ask more questions, they normally have a better understanding of the tasks needing done. Be willing to pay a little extra for that experience.
- Now, pick the one that meets the criteria and go for it. Review the work and solve any issues. If I don’t get what I want, I first look to see if I was really clear, or did I leave something out. Was there more to the task that I didn’t know? This is one of the main reasons I go with a level 2 seller. They normally will know more than me on the subject and will make sure I understand what they need and what to expect.
- Leave a review and tip. In many cases, this is their livelihood and they are doing a task that is saving me time and money. Reward their work.
That’s it. Keep to these rules and you should be able to clear off more tasks from your todo list and feel a little less overwhelm.
Let me know what you think and leave a comment. Also, don’t forget to download the infographic as a guide and watch the video for even more details and examples.
Video Link coming soon!