67% Poor – 33% Excellent!
I’ve used fiverr before and it’s been ok, so I thought I’d try out a serious business trial on some services. Given that most services I can buy on Fiverr for AU$6 to AU$20 for the entire gig, the buy in was small.
GIG 1: I fell for marketing spiel about mailchimp expert assistance (the most expensive of the gigs) – RESULT Generic non targeted advice. 2 page report where one quarter was a re hash of what I said we needed from mail chimp, one half was an image from one of our campaigns and one third was a minor statistics campaigns summary that’s readily available (and we had already detailed summarised anyway). The remaining fraction was barely useful – there was one tiny tiny thing of interest but that’s it. The report itself was presented on a poorly formatted word document, no headers or footers either.
GIG 2: So many people offer ‘crafting powerful 500 word content’ for you. SO I bought in. This one was extremely disappointing. Obviously I misunderstood as the provided article was about us, words taken from our web site, and pieced together inaccurately I might add. My read of the gig was a new article something of interest to our target market. BIG FAIL that one.
GIG 3: Promised to research and deliver 5 powerful headlines for our use. EXCELLENT, well presented report and we were given 6 very powerful highly useful well targeted headlines that we are going to use. I was so delighted I paid TWICE the asked for rate – however at $14 in total I think that’s high value!
I do have 2 graphics jobs I’m waiting on but they tend to be pretty good value, based on my past experience with graphics on fiverr. In this instance I was interested in content and strategy advisors. END RESULT 2 out of 3 WERE BAD, but hey in total, including the one I tipped, I only spent $33 so….worth it I think for me to gain a better understanding that you never know… and it’s not necessarily true you get what you pay for, as I did get some gold.