No, I’m not blogging here again. Yes, I did quit blogging consistently here on this blog. I’m just announcing a new eBook I wrote. It’s called the Five Buck eBook: 100+ Ways To Save Money Using Fiverr.com. It’s totally free, and you can download it right now here.
Imagine being able to build an online business or brand without having to figure out how to do it all yourself, AND only having to pay a fraction of what you would normally pay to have someone else do it for you?
The way we do business on the Web has changed dramatically. I remember back in the late 90’s how difficult it was to do just about anything Web-related. If you wanted to have a website, you had to spend a lot of money (relatively) for a domain name, and then a lot of money for hosting as well. Then you had to find someone who actually knew how to write html code and do a web design, then convert it into a website for you. Not to mention you had to pay an IT person to maintain and setup your email accounts and your webhost.
Whew! A lot of work, and a lot of cost!
I know, I started building websites in 1995. As a matter of fact, I built some of America’s very first Fortune 500 websites back in those early days, all by hand in html (before tables existed), and without any guidebooks or resources to help me get it done. If you wanted to do it, you figured it out, and we did! We were specialized for sure, as not many people in the world could do what we did, which meant that we could dramatically overcharge for everything. For example, in 1999 we could charge you $20,000 for a 5-page website design and build. Today, you could get the same thing done for $500 and as you will find out, sometimes even only for $5.
I remember seeing the writing on the wall about 10-years ago when a site called TemplateMonster.com appeared. On that site, you could (still can) buy a pre-built templated web design for about $50, on average. Yep, those designs were as good, or better, than the custom designs we were selling for tens of thousands of dollars. How do you compete with that? I didn’t want to, so I became an online marketer instead of a web builder.
Since then, things have only gotten better, or worse, depending on your perspective/occupation that is. Technology and creativity and the power of the reach of the Web have made it much easier for all of us to find success online, and that’s why I created this eBook.
For years I heard people tell me that “I can’t build a website because I don’t know html”. Or, “I can’t afford to have a logo done or a website designed.” Or more recently things like, “Wordpress is too complicated and who has the time to figure out all this social media stuff.”
Sure, some of those things are still difficult to figure out. Much easier than they were years ago, but nevertheless, still difficult, especially if you’re just starting out as a Web professional (which is pretty much most of you reading this).
Ok, now for the good news and the reason why you’re reading. The times have changed (for the better) and there’s never been a greater time than right now to be able to smartly, and cost-effectively, get what you need done to create and run a successful online business.
Introducing Fiverr.com, a website where you get stuff done for you for $5.00 at a time. Need a logo done? Hire someone for $5.00 to do it for you. Need WordPress installed? $5. Want someone to make a short video to promote your business that you can put on YouTube? $5.00.
You get the idea. Everything’s $5.00. No more, no less. People from all over the world submit things they’ll do for you for $5.00, and then you decide to buy from them or not. Fiverr.com connects both parties together and takes a cut of the action (I’m told it’s $1.00 for each transaction, and that comes out of the seller’s cut).
This eBook was written to show you 100 (or more) of the very best business-related items you can purchase on Fiverr.com. So without further ado, here is that list. Please note, at the end of this eBook you will find even more Fiverr tips and thoughts.
By the way, I’ve got more free stuff for you on my free stuff page.