Whether you are a start-up business or a more established business, finding quality freelancers for your content marketing can be hard, not to mention working out how much to pay them.
You essentially have two options if you want to outsource content writing, the first is to work with a content writing service and the second is to join a platform like Fiverr and find a freelance writer to work with.
Fiverr launched as a freelance marketplace in 2010 and allows anyone to offer services from as little as $5 (which is where the name comes from). On the platform, you can find a massive range of services, including logo design, blog post writing services, translation services, and much more. Even though they have a very low starting rate of $5 the reality is most services are priced in the hundreds, or thousands of dollars.
To use the platform, you sign up and create an account. From there you can search and find freelancers and buy the services that they are offering. For example, if you wanted 5 blog posts to be written you can search for blog posts and you will find thousands of freelancers who offer this service.
You can then make a shortlist of candidates and review their profiles and ratings to see who the best ones are. Once you make a decision you can buy their service and you will be able to share your details with the freelancer and give them instructions on the content you want written.
The freelancers will then write your content and then deliver it to you on the agreed-upon date. It’s a pretty simple platform to use for outsourcing content writing and other business functions but there are a few downsides, especially when things go wrong.
Fiverr reviews on Trustpilot are fairly good for a platform of their size at 4.1 stars out of 5 (as of December 2020).
The most common positive reviews are about the large size of the platform and that the work received is generally to an acceptable standard. The negative reviews on the other hand center around not receiving work on time and not to a great standard. This suggests on Fiverr it is all about who you hire – there isn’t any consistency site-wide.
The amount you spend on Fiverr is dependent on the freelancer that you hire. As stated above services start from $5 and go up to thousands of dollars. You also get charged a processing fee of $1 for orders up to $20 and a 5% fee on orders over $20.
This fee can add up and be significant if you are spending a lot of money on the platform. Compared to other platforms their fees and the average you spend on quality freelancers is roughly in line with other large platforms such as Upwork.
Fiverr is a great platform to find freelancers at great prices. However, there are some other great platforms to find freelancers and content marketing agencies that can help you with your content marketing needs. Please check them out by following the links below.
Fiverr is a large freelancer platform with thousands of members offering thousands of different services. It is a great place to find low-cost freelancers, but if you are looking for more experienced content writers and want a more hands-on level of service then there are much better options for you to choose.