Outsourcing Yourself Five Dollars at a Time
As amazing as it is what we can accomplish, us individual entrepreneurs and affiliates, it’s always great to have outsourcing options. But at the same time, the idea of spending a decent amount of money on a full or part time employee, isn’t always an option for some. Whether that being too high of a cost, or not knowing/trusting who to use. Instead, thanks to sites like Fiverr.com and JustaFive.com, you can outsource simple jobs and tasks that may cost your several times more at other place, or end up taking up your valuable time.
What can you get outsourced for $5?
Sure, five lousy bucks doesn’t sound like much to most of us, but these amount of jobs posted and completed daily is amazing! Even more so, is what some people will do for $5… but that’s another story. Instead we will focus on what you can do for ad campaigns, creating backlinks and building content.
The biggest five dollar job site out there is Fiverr.com, and it’s paved the way for the cheap outsourcing job market. Through Fiverr you can have some amazing work done for $5. In the screenshot below I have the top results for “Advertising”, but there is so much more beyond. Users on Fiverr will create video testimonials, build text backlinks, write original articles and probably anything else you can think of.
Another site, based off the concept and job structure of Fiverr, is JustaFive, which despite the name actually has jobs for $5, $10 and $20. By opening the job pricing to higher amounts, it actually brings in services that may take longer and require more than a $5 payment. Though JustaFive is a smaller web site, it’s another one to look through for outsourcing simple jobs at low prices.
So what’s the takeaway?…
I wouldn’t recommend running over to Fiverr or JustaFive and blowing your bank roll on trying to outsource everything possible. Some jobs like link building are done with the use of automation tools. If you are wanting to promote a high quality and authority web site, having someone blast your links all over forums for five dollars probably isn’t the best idea. However, using services like this to promote third tier content link article directories or youtube content would work better, though still frowned upon by Google and others. At the same time, there are plenty of users offering manual submission to social bookmarking sites and search engines.
Want to advertise on Twitter, but don’t want to pay some of the outrageous prices that celebrities are charging to send a tweet out to their lists? Run a search for “Twitter” and you will find users with thousands upon thousands of Twitter followers and will send out a tweet about anything for five dollars. Compare these numbers and rates to any other sponsored Twitter messaging service and it’s a no brainer!
The bottom line is, you need to look at your options through micro job sites like Fiverr and JustaFive and see what you can outsource to save money here and there, while getting more accomplished. Sure, some users offer low quality services, but the majority of the users on these sites are of high quality and this can be reflected in to their feedback and history.
What have been your favorite listings and services seen on these micro job sites?
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