outsourcing to fiverr

The Hidden Costs of Outsourcing on Fiverr

Carl Taylor | October 11, 2016

Outsourcing on FiverrFinding the right freelancers to handle small tasks for your business can be tough. Especially when you don’t have a large budget.

As a result, a lot of companies turn to Fiverr to handle small business-related tasks. However, this isn’t always the best choice for your business.

Below we dive into the most common reasons why business owners consider using Fiverr. We’ll explain why this might not always be the best decision and what you can do instead to benefit your business.

Why You Might Consider Using Fiverr

If you’re not familiar with Fiverr, it’s a marketplace that allows you to outsource simple tasks for your business for $5. Since the price point is so low, the tasks are generally pretty simple.

For instance, maybe you want to make some quick logo changes, but don’t want to hire an expensive design team? Maybe you want to create a pop-up for your website that matches your existing design? Or maybe you’re in need of some technical things cleaned up across the backend of your site?


Whatever your reason, you need some things done and don’t have a large budget. So you turned to Fiverr and began browsing the marketplace for the gig of your choosing.

Just five dollars, and your problem will be solved. But before you press that “buy” button, there’s a few things you should know.

The Issues With Outsourcing On Fiverr

Fiverr might seem like a cheap and easy way to get tasks done for your business. But it might not always be the best choice for the task at hand, and the long-term growth of your business. Here’s why:

1. Hiring Is Still Hiring

Whenever you need something done to your website, you have to spend time finding the right person, reading their reviews, ordering the work, and giving them enough information to ensure they can complete the task.

Sounds like a headache, right?

Then you have to manage requests and make revisions, if that’s part of the scope. Sometimes you’ll be unsatisfied and have to hire another freelancer altogether.

Of course, this can be useful if you only need something tiny done once or twice a year. But that’s not the reality for most business owners.

2. Quality Can Be an Issue

Fiverr has come a long way with quality compared to a few years ago, and there are some very talented people offering quality work for a low price.

Still, with Fiverr you never really know what you’re getting until you get it. It’s not that big a deal to be out five dollars for something you don’t love. But what’s worse is the amount of time you’ve invested in the process. Time that would have been better spent elsewhere.

3. Lack of Company Understanding

When you hire a freelancer through Fiverr, they’ll usually have little investment in your company. After all, you’re only spending five dollars, and they probably have dozens of projects to get through on any given day.

They simply can’t afford to really dive into your company. It’s not their fault; it’s just the built-in limitation of paying such a low price for one-off work.

Is There Any Time You Should Use Fiverr?

Even with all of the above, we still direct people to Fiverr on occasion. But usually, it’s for basic-level work and to test the waters, instead of anything that’s integral to how your business operates.

Personally, we always think it’s a better idea to have an on-demand team that knows and cares about your business. Your business is your baby, and you deserve a team that’s invested in it just as much as you are.

Work that’s “good enough” simply won’t cut it.

At Automation Agency we view every client as a long-term partner, which means we invest in every business as if it were our own. You simply can’t get this level of service anywhere else, especially not through Fiverr.


Why Automation Agency Might Be a Better Choice

If you’re looking for a team to handle all your technical requests, we think you might like what we do. When you plug into our team, you immediately have a team of graphic designers, marketing specialists, website security aficionados, and much more.

Plus, there’s the built-in benefit that we actually care about your company.

The old way of doing things used to mean you had to hire a developer, a website manager, a graphic designer, a roster of freelancers, and outside consultants for marketing.


But those days are long gone… if you do it right. We combine all the above services, and much more, into a single offering. This means you don’t have to go out searching for a freelancer to handle website or business issues as they arise.

We’ve got you covered. Get in touch with our team today.

About the author 

Carl Taylor

Carl Taylor is the Founder & CEO of Automation Agency. For the past 10 years Carl has been building businesses and marketing them online through the use of Sales Funnels, Email Marketing Automation, Landing Pages, and Wordpress Websites. Carl is also a #1 author and highly sought after speaker and consultant whose work has impacted thousands of businesses across various industries worldwide.

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