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5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

Posted By Guest Blogger 20th of May 2015 General 0 Comments

This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana.

Ever get mad at yourself?

Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to?

You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day.

But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right?

Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting at five bucks.

You heard it right – be it a prank call, drawing a caricature or a song dedicated to your significant other – you can get it all on Fiverr.

Some of these gigs are practical, super-creative and even bizarre things you may never dare but these providers will.

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On a serious note, I assume you’re reading this because you’re a blogger and like to get a lot of things done during a day.

If that’s you, there are tons of time-saving gigs on Fiverr.

Here’s a sample of what you get:

  • I will write an EXPERT Press Release for $5
  • I will fix you WordPress problems for $5
  • I will design a killer Landing Page for $5
  • I will do a 15 second commercial for $5

You get the drift.

Business comes with a lot of work and you may not always have the right skill set, inclination or time to accomplish everything. So without further ado, here are 5 unmissable Fiverr gigs proven to be super-helpful for serious bloggers:

Ebook Covers

If you’re ever to write a Kindle book or an ebook (and you should), you can safely forget the saying “Never judge a book by its cover”.

Because buyers are going to judge it that way. A catchy cover can make all the difference between your ebook turning out to be a best-seller or a dud.

Most of the times, you can’t just use a print cover as its ebook counterpart. You need to consider if the typography reads well in the thumbnail version (60 x 90 pixels on Amazon) and how well the design uses available real-estate, among other things. This is where a professional designer can make your life easier.

Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur.com recommends that when looking for an ebook cover designer, you go after the one who is just starting out on Fiverr. “You want the one who has a good portfolio, but is new enough that your positive review is life or death to their Fiverr business. You’ll get a lot more out of them this way than just going after the others.”

But regardless, there are plenty of Fiverr fish in the sea and new ones sprout up every day.

There are many good designers on Fiverr who use their own image library to create stellar, unique results. To make your job easy, I’ve listed two of the top providers below.

Providers to consider:

  1. Pro_ebookcovers
  2. Ravsingh

Video Marketing

Since a majority of people in the world are visual learners (40—65%), what better way to introduce your brand than using a video?

An intro video, or a logo intro as they call it, is a great way to engage your reader’s visual senses. It’s best to keep it super-short, like a teaser of about 30 seconds.

But if you want a longer video of about a few minutes, you can get it for a few extra $5 gigs.

Or, if you want to explain a concept, try one of Fiverr’s “whiteboard drawing videos” which feature a hand drawing little figures on a whiteboard animation.

Providers to consider:

  1. Ydrawing
  2. Studio 4


If you do a lot of interviews and publish case-studies on your blog, you’ll need to transcribe your audios and videos.

Your readers might prefer readable PDFs to listening to an audio file. Transcripts come handy to create blog posts, feature stories and content for your website, or when you want to throw in a freebie with a video course.

Thankfully, Fiverr offers gigs for grammatically accurate and well-formatted deliveries that you might as well use with little or no editing.

Providers to consider:

  1. Transexpert
  2. Adnanjilani90

Mobile Apps and Websites

Recently, Google announced they will be using information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for users who have the app installed and logged into it.

What does that mean? Search engine page results will take into consideration indexed apps more prominently.

As an estimate, there will be 4 billion Android and iOS users by the end of 2015. The human population is about 7 billion at the moment, so it’s obvious that a majority will be using these devices.

If you offer a product, creating a mobile app sounds only logical. Fiverr lists some cool app creation gigs. However, remember a complete app will cost you more than $5. So it’s always better to contact a provider before buying a gig.

That said, sometimes you just need a mobile-friendly website, not an app. Apps are applications that you can download on your handheld device, versus being rendered in a browser. If you’re offering something specific like a game, an app is your best bet. But if you want to share your blog posts over a wider range of audiences, start with a mobile website.

Providers to consider:

  1. Iphone_ipad
  2. It_service
  3. Seoparam

Create Something Different

How many times have you been told that? If you want to succeed at your marketing, be different.

Yeah right, but how?

A gig I found on Fiverr can help you through that block. This guy will go underwater and hold his breath to deliver your message.

Pretty interesting, right?

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Or, take this lady who will write a short message on the froth of a cappuccino.

More such gigs are waiting if you really like to experiment and zig when others zag!

How to Get the Most Out of Fiverr

Before you start using Fiverr for business, here are some tips to remember:

  1. Make sure you check the “Positive Rating” of the provider you’re considering. I like to shortlist providers by pressing the “Favorite” button at the top of each profile so I can compare a few in one go.
  2. Look at the number and type of reviews at the top of the profile.
  3. Check how many orders are in queue. Usually, a lot of awaiting orders should point to good quality results.
  4. Look at the average response time. If I need something fairly quick, and the response time of a provider is in days, I would look elsewhere.
  5. Always contact the provider before buying a gig. Most sellers encourage this. Tell them exactly what you need, how much it will cost (sometimes you will have to buy an “upgrade” or extra gigs) and what’s the turnaround. Make sure they are the right person for your job.

How do you use Fiverr for your business? Share your expriences in the comments below!

Pooja Lohana is a freelance writer, ghost writer and online marketing mentor featured on Problogger, Firepole, JeffBullas, MarketingProfs, Hongkiat and more. If you’re an aspiring writer and want to become self-employed, create wealth and live a better life by launching your online writing biz, steal her free mini-course to make your first $1000 (and more) writing at home.

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  1. Nice article Pooja. Fiverr still has quite a few gems hidden amongst all the fluff. I’ve scored great deals on awesome infographics and video voice overs over the last couple years. While the pricing has gone up with all the additional ‘add-ons’ it has allowed for more qualified individuals to offer a reasonably priced service and still make a living. Thanks again.

  2. You’ve done an excellent job at highlighting the best fiverr gigs to get some blogging tasks done fast and cheap. I’ve always struggled to find the right gigs. This would come handy.

  3. I’m glad someone else wrote about the benefits of Fiverr! I still you you generally get what you pay for with designers, but having said that, there are still some hidden gems about!

    I made a similar list focused towards photographers here if you’re interested: http://shotkit.com/10-fiverr-gigs-photographers/

    Thanks for sharing Pooja!

  4. Serial fiverr buyer here , everything from technology guest posts, infographics, videos to some dude spinning a sign with our logo on it. In a way I almost find it entertaining to just have a look at some of the funny growth hacks some people use. Probably my favorite has been cartoons they have drawn for me.

  5. Jan Richards says: 05/20/2015 at 1:34 pm

    I’ve used Fiverr for two of the five tasks you recommend here – an ebook cover and transcription – and been VERY satisfied with the work.

  6. Hi Pooja,

    I’ve also had great success with voice over artists on fiverr. I’ve never had any success with writers, including writing ad copy etc.

    Here’s one thing that works for me for explainer/instruction type videos:

    1. I use camtasia to record screen captures and my voice (usually 1-3 mins)

    2. I send my video to castingwords.com (complete with umms and errs) where they transcribe every spoken word in about 12 hours for about $5. But you could equally use a fiverr gig.

    3. I take the transcription and correct my own English so I have just the script I want.

    4. I send my script to a fiverr voice over artist who gives me a beautiful voice track to add to my video.

    Might not be for everyone but it works for me!

    • Hey Tony,

      Timely comment! Thanks for sharing your process. I’m planning do get some videos done and I totally appreciate how you’ve made things easier for me.

  7. well everytime when i but any gig on fiverr its turn out to be a scam therfore now a days i m not believing on fiverr any more and hence will have to search properly for a gud gig

  8. I’ve used Fiverr too and I’ve also had goos success. Thanks For This article.

  9. Hi again, Pooja! Long time, no talk!

    I’m not sure you remember me, but that’s okay.

    I love this post! Great tips!

    I’ve used Fiverr in the past, and loved it. I particularly like that you have linked to a few useful people for hire. Thanks for the referral to the ebook designers! I plan on checking out the services of the first one. :)

    Take care!

  10. Great Article, Fiverr is a lucrative online business platform for any one who is ready and who has a quality product to sell. Once you have a hot product on fiverr you will definitely make money from your gig.

  11. I’ve heard of Fiverr and only thought it was to get headers, logos etc.
    I had no idea there were so many more options and services available.

  12. Good job at pointing out the best fiverr gigs to get fast and cheap stuff. I personally have a hard time finding what I need and trusting some of the offers. I guess you need to lose on some before you hit it right.

  13. It’s nice to see a high-influence site do something other than trash Fiverr as a toxic cesspool as so many in the SEO and Marketing community are inclined to.

    There are so many gems easily unearthed in its listings. Some standouts for me over the years have been several gorgeous 3D logos I’ve used to brand all across the internet, flawlessly executed press release submissions to PRBuzz, ReleaseWire and myPrGenie that drove almost immediate traffic for a trifle, and a six slide animated Explainer video that was upbeat, cute and delivered a concise message to great effect.

    Even for link-building – two utterly invaluable gigs have been consistent Local Citation setups across the top business directories, and Brand lock-ins with a similarly consistent Web 2.0 / OnlyWire like account registrations across the Tier-1 Social properties. What a bargain!

  14. Hi Pooja,
    I always thought that fiverr gigs are useless and even every pro blogger tells you not to use it as it may harm your site..
    I didnt knew gigs could your life saver… I will definitely try ….Thanks for the great experience..

  15. And we really wonder if we can get someone off of that network to write 1000 word unique posts for us for just five dollars. What do you think Darren? :-) Is that network also useful for building up content for blogs and websites to make more money in affiliate marketing? Some people don’t like sitting at the computer and manually writing content from their computer keyboards. Can five dollars really go a long way on Fiverr.com?

  16. Really nice Tips and some useful information i got here, its true that Video marketing for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is becoming more popular in the digital age and is one of the best Internet marketing strategies. Thank you for sharing once again.

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