5 Profitable Ways to Spend $5 on Your Business

Jul 14, 2016 by Kristen Pinkman
5 Profitable Ways to Spend $5 on Your Business
Posted Jul 14, 2016 by Kristen Pinkman

Anything-for-$5 freelance site Fiverr seems as popular as it’s ever been. There’s no question that it presents many opportunities to promote your store on the cheap. As it is one of the largest freelance websites that simultaneously mandates that its users charge a constant price of $5 for listing they put on the site, whether it’s SEO research or making a personalized dance video. Every person can create a pricing chart and charge other prices, but every gig must include a $5 offer.

So what does this mean to you as owner and operator of an e-commerce shop? Here are just a few useful things you can have done on Fiverr for $5.

Create a logo

Fiverr is full of graphic design offers. Not only can you have a professional design your logo, but you can order custom social media graphics, book covers, flyers, posters, banner ads, presentations, and infographics. If you need a graphic designer for any kind of original image or artwork, Fiverr has a stable of artists ready to get busy on your behalf.

For example, Borydesign offers retro style logo designs starting from $5.

Copywriting

If you’ve never used Fiverr before, you probably don’t know you can get translations, blog writing, press releases, editing, and research done there.  You can even have a video script written; in the era of video marketing it is a treasure. Again, this is all just starting from $5.

Make videos

Are you planning an impressive marketing campaign but lack the resources to make things go off with a bang? That’s not a problem. On Fiverr, you can find video producers and editors capable of putting together all kinds of custom intros, animations, and other videos. They can even include your logo.

Promotions

Quality marketing demands a lot of resources: people, time, and money. You can get your social media marketing done, manage a Facebook ad campaign, promote your video on YouTube, and even hire an SEO or analytics expert.

My personal experience on Fiverr a couple years ago dealt specifically with promotions. There was an option to buy physical flyers and have them distributed them on top universities campuses all around the world. For that project, I tried Australia and the USA, and that worked great, especially for the price; we spent no more than $20. My personal recommendation is to check out Fiverr to see what kinds of marketing opportunities you can uncover for $5.

Stepanadrian offers $99 inspirational pictures with quotes made in 24 hours

Stepanadrian offers 99 inspirational pictures with quotes for content marketing made in 24 hours

Fun gigs: pet models, dancing with your logo and prank videos

When we talk about promotion, you ought to ignore no opportunities. If you sell fun products or your business style is rather informal, you can try these sillier, less-conventional marketing methods for sure.

How about hiring a cute dog to be a promoter for your store? Or you want more video reviews of your product? Order one of these gigs, they’ll cost you $5 and nothing more.

It’s even possible to hire someone to cast a spell to make your business to look more attractive, but we are sure you are good enough to get by without such help.

Just one of many bizarre but still creative gigs on Fiverr

Just one of many bizarre but still creative gigs on Fiverr

Useful tips

No matter what you order on Fiverr or similar sites, keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Always check out the user’s rating and reviews.
  • Make sure the delivery time suits you.
  • Try to chat with the user to make even better deals in the future.
  • In hiring someone to carry out a physical task, make sure you have all the proof you need that it was done. Remember the story with flyers in the campuses? In that situation, it’d be a must to get photo proof that all the flyers were distributed.
  • Choose the appropriate gig quantity. There are double and triple offers (and bigger if you need it) which grow the number and the quality of what you get for your price.

Do you have your own experience with Fiverr? Are you familiar with other freelance sources? Tell us in the comments! Also make sure to see what you can do with your Ecwid store for FREE!

About The Author
Kristen is a social media manager at Ecwid. She finds inspiration in sci-fi books, jazz music and home-cooked food.

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