Recently, for the first time ever, I had something outsourced for my blog on Fiverr (a specific kind and hard-to find of backlinks.  I had never used Fiverr before but didn’t know how to find/do what I needed for myself.  Also, when you get gigs or jobs done on Fiverr, there is a flat rate of $5.00 (cheap, right)?  I also noticed that a lot of the people on there (at least the ones I came across), were foreign, so $5.00 usually translated  more in their home currency, which I liked because some of the jobs some of the people were willing to do would cost way more than $5.00, if they were in the States.  They would be getting a fair price in their home currency.

Because I had never used it before, I was careful to find someone with plenty of experience and positive feedback before I worked over my money.  Even after I paid the person, I still didn’t like the fact that I paid someone to do something I didn’t know how to do.  I did, however, learn something important from the experience.  Not only does outsourcing save time, but when you choose the right worker, they will provide you with a report of the work they did so that you have all the info you need to duplicate what they did.  I, for example, will know exactly where I need to go to get the specific type of backlink I need and won’t have to pay someone to do it for.  It was so totally worth it!

I am actually thinking about posting a gig myself just to see how it goes.  I have to think of a gig that doesn’t take up too much time, though.  I heard that when you sell on Fiveer, you don’t get the whole $5 because Paypal, the payment processor, gets a slice, and that your gigs have to be approved, and that you have to wait a certain amount of time before you can receive your first payment.  However, any income is good income in my book.

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