That’s an amazing question! After I had just built my first digital product, and sold quite a few of them, I wanted to make more to increase my revenue. But for the first product, I had did everything on my own and it took me months to complete. I knew there had to be a smarter way to build more products.
That’s when I thought to myself, how can I outsource most of the work? I had done some work on Fiverr before just for fun, and to see if I could sell anything. I sold a few times, but I had done a lot of work for very little pay. But I was like, there are hungry people on Fiverr, it is a really secure platform, and there are reviews.
Here is the process on how to hire a contractor, so you can outsource your work:
- Be specific on what you’re trying to outsource. Write down the tasks you would like to outsource, but be very specific. For example, I needed someone to fix all the typos and make my e-book to look pretty. So I searched on Fiverr for an e-book editor.
- Read the reviews. If there aren’t any reviews for that person, then I wouldn’t waste my time asking for a quote. Find someone who has been doing it for a while, so you’re not wasting one another’s time.
- Use your gut. If they look shady, then they are porbably shady. But not a big worry because if you don’t like their work, you don’t have to pay for it. But just be cautious other wise.
- If they do a good job, keep working with them. I have found some awesome contractors that I work with directly. We no longer use Fiverr as our meeting place. I have sent them enough work over time that I trust them outside the protection of Fiverr, and they are able to take home more money by doing so(Fiverr takes 20% of their fee). But I would highly advise to do this after months, if not years of working with them through Fiverr.
All that being said, working smarter is the best thing you can do for yourself and your business. If you want to grow, you eventually have to build a team that will get you there.
Please feel free to comment on any questions you may have.