I heard about Fiverr.com when I started freelancing. For those of you who are not familiar with Fiverr, it’s a place for people to post any services at $5. Interesting service that I recently saw is a ‘4000 LinkedIn connection from real people’. One could also request for a gig here and of course, it’s only for $5. An example I saw was someone requesting for a business plan of cottage rental campground.
I have a LinkedIn profile and personally why would I want 4000 connections that I don’t really know? Would it add value to my profile? Better yet, how assured am I that this is not some kind of ‘bot’ that would not jeopardize my account? If I’m a businessman also, do I expect to get a serious business plan for $5? Makes you think, right?
Fiverr is a great site and there are a lot of bizarre, creative and interesting services that can be found on the site. But personally, as a freelancer I don’t want to post my services on Fiverr because I believe it would be a waste of time. If I want to be taken seriously as a freelancer, I don’t want my services to be associated with only $5 for a day’s worth of hard work. Recently I saw a service on Fiverr for someone who has 15 years of experience as a radio voice who’d narrate a script for $5 and I was wondering if you have that extensive experience, why downgrade to $5?
Is TaskArmy really an alternative to Fiverr?
I don’t think so. TaskArmy is not a Fiverr alternative because it is serious outsourcing marketplace for professional freelancers to post their services. TaskArmy’s goal is to make outsourcing hassle-free especially for businesses looking to try out outsourcing. If you’re looking to try outsourcing and do not mind throwing away $5, then Fiverr could be an option. Remember, if you are only willing to pay for $5 worth of service then expect something that is only worth a fiver. However, if you’re looking for serious work to be done, then go for a serious outsourcing marketplace such as TaskArmy. By serious I would mean someone who would take your request professionally and seriously.
If you’re looking for fun, go to fiverr. If you’re looking for serious professionals to help you grow your business then you have to be willing to pay more than five dollars. There is always a price to pay for quality services.
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