How to Hire A Freelancer on Fiverr

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Hiring your first freelancer can be overwhelming.

But, it doesn’t have to be.

You might be wondering-

How do I choose the right person? How do I make sure I don’t get scammed? And, how can I have a positive first experience?

I’m going to share the process I used to successfully find, and hire, my first freelancer on Fiverr.

Now, let’s get you on the road to finding one for yourself.

If you already have someone in mind, simply follow these steps to hire them.

How To Find A GOOD Freelancer

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First Time Fiverr Buyer? Should You Go For It?

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A screenshot of Fiverr's homepage. It has a forest green background with a Black woman in a navy blue sleeveless top. She has shoulder length kinky-curly hair, and is wearing red lipstick. There is a search bar, for finding freelancers, as well as other ways to navigate, such as become a seller, login, and changing the language and currency. It's in a Fiverr review article.

How much can you actually get for $5?

Not much, I’d say.

That’s exactly what I thought of Fiverr after hearing it pitched as a marketplace where you can hire someone to complete a task for the low price of $5.

But, that was a long time ago.

More than 10 years after I’d hear that initial pitch, I’d learn it was that, and more.

Let’s talk about it.

Is Fiverr Any Good?

If you’re anything like I was, you probably want to know if it’s possible to find good services, and sellers, on Fiverr.

Before I used it, I didn’t know anyone in my personal life who’d hired from there, so, naturally, I was skeptical.

But, since I was already in the market for a career coach, and all of my efforts to find one amounted to dust, I gave it a shot.

The good news is that through Fiverr, I was able to find a career coach, who, is not only great at what she does, but was the right fit for me.

So much so, that we ended up working together SIX times and I have plans to work with her again, in the future.

And with that, my first hiring experience was a success!

Two Things I Really Like About Fiverr

1. Global Marketplace

Fiverr is a global marketplace, with sellers, and professionals, from all over the world.

Interesting fact: my career coach lives in Europe.

Was I looking across the pond for a career coach?

Nope.

But, I was able to find one based on the right fit, instead of being limited by geography, because of Fiverr.

This is a screenshot from Fiverr's desktop website featuring popular professional services such as logo design, voice over, video explainer, social media, and wordpress. It's in a review of Fiverr article.

2. Multiple Service Tiers

Fiverr allows sellers to offer up to 3 tiers of service.

Each tier (Basic, Standard, Premium) comes with a different level of service and pricing, and builds on the one before it. I like this because you can choose the one that, not only best meets your needs, but is most comfortable for your pocketbook.

Like the insurance company says – “only pay for what you need”.

Tips for The First Time Fiverr User

With so many sellers on Fiverr, you’re likely to find lots of individuals offering your desired service. So, my first tip is to check out multiple sellers before choosing one, even if you think you’ve found “the one” right away.

Take a look at each one’s samples, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and reviews.

You’ll find samples, if any, by swiping a seller’s header image to the left on the app, or by pressing the right-arrow icon on the desktop site.

Additional samples maybe available under the section called My Portfolio.

Always review the Frequently Asked Questions. There you’ll usually find the seller’s history, credentials, and what qualifies them to offer the service. You’ll also find information that may not be listed elsewhere such as, “please reach out to me before ordering”, and similar things.

This is a screenshot from Fiverr's desktop website showing the page you go to after clicking explore from their homepage. There are 9 categories in this image, including Graphics & Design, Business, and Music & Audio.

Read the reviews, but also understand that not every seller will have reviews; the newer ones, in particular (more on this in a moment). But for the ones who do, read them – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I suggest reading some 5, 3, and 1 star reviews to get a big picture understanding of: the quality of the service, their professionalism, potential issues, and what it might be like to work with them.

I also suggest giving more weight to more recent, and detailed, reviews rather than say, a one-off from 2 years ago, or one that’s short and sweet like – “great seller, will definitely use them again”.

Alright, let’s circle back around to talk about new sellers. Consider giving new sellers a shot. There’s more risk involved than working with an established seller, of course, but often times their prices are more affordable and their service may be just as good as established sellers.

Here’s why: a lot of newer sellers price their services low to get the ball rolling. Once they’ve gotten their first few clients, and received some good reviews, they usually raise their prices.

And don’t hesitate to reach out to them to get a better feel for them, if you are considering placing an order.

Test the waters. By this I mean, consider going for a lower-priced service tier, at first. This helps you in a couple of ways. You can get a feel for the seller and their work before spending a heap. It also helps you skirt sellers who are not the right fit for your project. Plus, it’s a smaller hit to your pocketbook, in case you decide to use someone else.

In addition to finding the best person to do the work, consider who you’d work best with. This is especially important if you’ll be working closely with the seller – think coaching services, or something similar.

Create an account so you can “save” the people whose services you’re considering. This makes it easy to return to the listing. Save yourself time and a headache. Trust me on this one.

This is a screenshot from Fiverr's desktop website that lists the benefits of hiring a freelancer through Fiverr. There are 2 women looking at a laptop on the right side of the screen. On the left side the benefits are: the best for every budget, quality work done quickly, protected payments every time, and 24/7 support.

How I Look At Fiverr Now

Can you get anything good for $5?

Maybe, just maybe.

But you’ll find that and more on Fiverr. You will find legit sellers that provide great service.

Although I’ve only worked with one person from Fiverr, I would hire from there again, hands down. I’ve even started looking for Spanish tutors. 😛

Here’s to finding your best seller.

Happy Hunting!

xo,
Ash

P.S. A final tip – use a desktop, or laptop, to see more sellers’ listings at a time.

How To Attack Credit Card Debt: 0% APR Balance Transfer Cards vs Personal Loans

On my journey to paying off credit card debt, I’ve tried both 0% APR Balance Transfer Cards and a Personal Loan.

Today, I’d like to share a bit about each of these options as it pertains to attacking credit card debt.

I’ll start off by sharing some information about the option. Then I’ll give some pros, and maybe some cons. After that, I’ll share a few things to consider, followed by a couple of suggestions. And finally, I’ll give some feedback for which option could be best for you.

Please bear in mind that I am not a Financial Adviser, or specialist. I’m simply sharing things I’ve learned along my personal journey to eliminating credit card debt.

Let’s get into it.

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I Love Fall Tag

Hey You!

Happy First Day of Fall.

To honor this day, I thought a Tag would be fun.

Now, I wasn’t tagged, but I’m going to do it anyway.

So, this is called the I Heart Fall Tag and I found it over at Mama Kat’s Losin It. It’s actually a YouTube tag, but I’m going to do mine right here on the blog.

Are you READY to get into the questions?

Me too. Let’s go!

Favorite Fall Scent

Is it random if I say Cozy Cardigan by Scentsy?

No?

Ok then, Cozy Cardigan by Scentsy.

Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day

In fluffy jammies, covered in blankets up to my nostrils, watching movies, or reading a good book.

Favorite Fall Drink

Oh, wait, I don’t think I have a favorite Fall drink. But I will enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte from time to time.

Football, yay or nay?

Hmm, I’m pretty sure it’s a cardinal sin for a Texan to answer ‘nay’ buuuutttt…

Yay to attending a game in person, on a crisp evening, while bundled up in a coat and scarf. The atmosphere is electrifying!

Nay if I’m watching on TV. I pretty much have the attention span of a gnat.

Am I safe?

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How To Make A Curly Deco Mesh Wreath With 6 Inch Mesh

Now, y’all know that I love to read, right?

But a girl can only read so much before my eyes go cross, and my brain turns to mush.

I needed something new; something to do when I wasn’t reading.

So I decided to try my hand at wreath-making.

Now, there are lots of different types of wreaths you can make, and a plethora of materials you can use to make them, but I figured a spiral deco mesh wreath would be the easiest (and cheapest) place to start.

Translation: I’m new at this and I didn’t want to spend a ton of coin in case I lost interest, or was terrible at it.

At the time, I didn’t have use for a wreath, so I figured I’d make it for someone else. But who?

My 4 year old niece is obsessed with Poppy from the movie Trolls by Dreamworks. So, being the awesome Auntie that I am :P, I decided to make one for her.

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The final product…

How to Make A 6 Inch Deco Mesh Wreath, Step by Step With Pictures | A DreamWorks Trolls inspired 6 inch deco mesh wreath made using light and dark pink deco mesh, and green & blue ribbon, with a Poppy doll as the centerpiece.

Like it? Well here’s how to make one of your very own…

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3 Falls Shows I Want to Watch

As we inch closer to the beginning of Fall, so do we to the falling of leaves, cooler weather, and the cozy feeling of Autumn.

Do you know what else we’re inching closer towards?

Fall Premieres.

I’ve gotta say, there are a lot of good looking shows premiering, or returning, this Fall.

These are 3 I’m looking forward to –

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3 Netflix Original Series Worth Watching

I’m always on the lookout for quality TV shows that feel new, and fresh.

They aren’t always easy to find but here are 3 that I’ve lucked out with lately.

MindHunter

2019 | Crime Thriller | 2 Seasons

If you enjoy criminal profiling, criminal psychology, or the tv show Criminal Minds: this one’s for you.

Season 1 takes place in the 1970’s.

We follow Detective Holden Ford who works in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.

Ford has a hunch: serial killers are fundamentally different than the Average Joe who commits the one-off murder.

In order to better understand serial killers, he interviews them. He asks questions about their lives, thoughts, and motivations, to assist in developing criminal profiles, solve ongoing cases, and prevent future crime.

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4 Exciting Board Games To Play with Family & Friends

Hey Y’all,

Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite board games with you guys. Each of these have been a HIT (and a HOOT) with my family.

So, whether you’re wanting games to play during family get-togethers, the Holidays, the barbecue, or just a Game Night with family or friends, these are 4 of my faves:

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