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Fiverr: outsource these 10 simple business tasks for $5

Fiverr is an easy, cost-effective way to outsource many simple tasks from basic marketing tasks to mailers to translation services.

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Fiverr (which stands for fiver, because almost every task costs $5), is a place for people to share things they are willing to do for $5 from the absolutely bizarre to social marketing. Members can order and pay through the service and Fiverr will guide you through the rest of the steps.

The Fiverr service is free, but it if you sell your services, it takes one dollar from the five you charge for a fee. The service also makes use of Facebook and Twitter to feature available gig, getting your ads to a broader audience.

And if you are looking for a service, there are multiple options available to help your business grow at a very reasonable rate. Each person offering a service is reviewed, so make sure to check the reviews before you hire someone.

Some of the services available to your business include:

YouTube transcriptions, because no one wants to watch an entire YouTube video, okay, we do, but sometimes you need the text to go along with it and transcribing a 30 minute video can take hours. Why not hire it out on Fiverr for a mere $5? (Check gig extras if you need more time.)

Video Testimonials instead of spending time and money hunting down people to record a testimonial for your product, you can hire someone on Fiverr to do it for you. This could be what makes or breaks you in the beginning. And, keeping your costs low is always important. And once you get the first video testimonial, it will encourage other people to send some your way as well.

Product or service reviews if you do not need a video testimonial, you can still get a product or service text review, quickly, efficiently and very cost effective.

Sending marketing materials so you can get back to what you do best.

Creating Logos or marketing material if you need flyers, postcards, Tweets, Facebook posts, or anything in between, you can find someone to do it on Fiverr.

Blog Posting need a blog post about a product or service? Just go over to Fiverr and you will find people ready and waiting to do one or multiple postings for $5.

Sending follow-up messages many times we have lists of hundreds of prospective clients that need to be contacted in a timely manner, Fiverr can help with this. There are plenty of people listing their services to take care of this very thing.

Business coaching if you have a particularly difficult problem, many people are offering business coaching. Some of these people are veteran business owners who can offer you their years of expertise for a small fee. Also, if you are just beginning and want someone to run ideas by, this can also be a useful service.

Virtual assistants People are offering anywhere from one hour to three hours of virtual assistant work for a mere $5. This could include anything from research to WordPress publishing, phone calls to article writing, and data entry to Excel documents. Each person has a different range of services, but for the price, it is hard to go wrong.

Translation services if you need a document, web site, blog post, or video translated, there are a multitude of people offering this service on Fiverr for only $5.

While in many cases, you get what you pay for and you aren’t necessarily getting an expert, for menial tasks and simple to do items, $5 is a cheap way to get stuff done.

Jennifer Walpole is a Senior Staff Writer at The American Genius and holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She is a science fiction fanatic and enjoys writing way more than she should. She dreams of being a screenwriter and seeing her work on the big screen in Hollywood one day.

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  1. Athaya Homestay

    December 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I Love fiverr

  2. Tanisha Singh

    June 5, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Nice post. Fiverr is amazing site to make money online.

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Supreme Court okays trademarking for ‘generic’ name URLs

(BUSINESS NEWS) Generic name trademarks have helped to stave off monopolies of broad products and services, but the Supreme Court just ruled that generic company names like Booking.com, can now be trademarked.

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For years, The United States Patent and Trademark Office has denied rights to names termed as “generic.” This was previously used to prevent generic terms from monopolizing a section of the market. It has prevented many companies from doing that as well.

However, as we move into the 21st century we begin to see things that may not be so cut and dry. As usual life gets messy and things are far more grey than they previously have been.

Recently, the US Supreme Court ruled that website names are eligible for a change to the previous trademark rules. The website that pushed for this privilege first, Booking.com that is owned by Booking Holdings Inc., argued that they needed this ruling to stop consumers from following copycats down a rabbit hole and away from their business.

The decision, heavily weighted at 8-1, gives Booking.com, nationwide legal protection against competing companies trademarks.

A remark released later by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Supreme Court states, “We have no cause to deny Booking.com the same benefits Congress accorded other marks qualifying as nongeneric.” An argument quoted from the decision continues as since, “‘Booking.com’ is not a generic name to consumers, it is not generic.”

This stance, taken by the majority, exemplifies a firm position on the rights of the individual companies’ abilities to identify themselves as they see fit.

The lone dissenting vote coming from Justice Stephen Breyer who argued that he fears that this decision “will lead to a proliferation of ‘generic.com’ marks, granting their owners a monopoly over a zone of useful, easy-to-remember domains.”

Honestly, if you can’t come up with your own domain that either incorporates, but doesn’t copy, or gets your point across without being too generic, you may need to hire a PR person.

This move forward from the Supreme Court opens up a lot of possibilities for people to be creative with their businesses. If generic and simple names will be the norm, then people will have to think outside the box in the future. Bring on the challenges.

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New company beats Amazon with next morning delivery?

(BUSINESS NEWS) Amazon has a new competitor in South Korea: Coupang, with faster shipping than Prime.

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What if I told you Amazon Prime’s, 1-3 day guaranteed delivery time isn’t the fastest e-commerce service the world has to offer? You would think I’m lying right?

Coupang, one of the world’s fastest delivery services located in South Korea, allows you to order any item, anytime before midnight, promising that it will be at your doorstep by 7am! (I wasn’t lying!) With 70% of its employees living within a 10 minute radius of a Coupang center, 80% of residents residing in populated cities and 95% of it’s population owning a smartphone, South Korea has become the perfect e-commerce epicenter. Coupang employees over 10,000 people who together deliver 99.3% of all orders within 24 hours. Imagine it’s Tuesday night, you’re falling asleep and suddenly remember you forgot to get your wife a present for her 50th birthday tomorrow. You have two options: accept your fate of being put in the dog house for three long weeks, or quickly order a few great items off Coupang’s website that’ll be delivered BEFORE she even wakes up!

Like Amazon, Coupang allows its customers to create a profile, store desired products in a list, and check out using your saved payment method. Half of South Korea’s total population of 51.6 million has installed Coupang’s app with a surge of people trying Coupang for the first time during stay at home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The company struggled to meet fulfillment demands, especially those including PPE, household cleaning products, and children’s necessities. While many companies are struggling to stay afloat, Coupang is quickly adapting to meet consumer demands. In March, the company opened a new logistics center to expand its overnight/same day delivery services and is currently working to reach an even broader population.

Believe it or not, right before Coupang received a $2 Billion investment from SoftBanks, its founder, Kim Bom debated walking away from it all. Bom founded the company in 2010, receiving the investment in 2018 and is expected to pursue an IPO by the end of 2020. So for all of you entrepreneurs wondering if you should give up on that decade long dream…DON’T. Coupang went from selling a few hundred items each day to 3.3 million. Now that’s what you call entrepreneurism!

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Google plans to pay publishers for content (a little too late)?

(BUSINESS NEWS) Google will finally pay publishers for news, but only a few, and they have to meet Google standards.

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I mean…could you get any greedier Google? (Chandler Bings voice).

After years and years of pressure and complaints from publishers that Google’s search feed doesn’t properly recognize them or the news they work so hard to report, Google has finally announced that they will begin to pay publishers for content. But only some.

WHAT A LOAD OF BS.

According to the News Media Alliance, Google profited 4.7 BILLION in 2019 as a search engine for the news industry. So now, not only is Google fleecing its content providers and the writers who are working to create material for them, but it’s quite likely that Google’s algorithm is pushing paid news to the top of its search feed. What does this mean for users? It means that for one, you will see what they want you to see, but most importantly, it means that Google HAS the money to pay its publishers but chooses not too!

Google’s announcement to start paying publishers excludes all publishers outside Brazil, Germany, and Australia. Even within the countries that Google closed a deal with, there are many that do not meet its “high quality content” requirement for a paid position. The problem with all this nonsense is that we stopped letting the news come from others like us, and instead, according to the U.S News Media Alliance, the news is entirely owned by a handful of companies. You may have 635 channels on your TV, but if you google…or maybe you should duck duck go it, you’ll find that all those channels lead back to one huge organization.

SO WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

Google has definitely been pressured to make some big changes, and while paying publishers is a good first step in the right direction, is it enough to make up for years of damage?

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