In one of my previous blogs I talked about how to outsource some of your work to save you loads of time and money. In this blog I'm going to teach the exact same steps I use to do just that but in more detail.
In particular, I'm going to talk about how to use Fiverr to outsource personal trainer business tasks.
I'm going to show you how easy it is to access fast, inexpensive professional services so you can quickly produce products, as well as uncover new sources of affordable, quality outsourcing.
I'm also going to show you how to avoid offers that will do nothing for you but waste your time. So make sure you have your favorite drink sitting ready to sip, and line up a notepad and pencil, and let’s begin.
Understanding Fiverr and How it Works
The Google search official web definition states that Fiverr is a “global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as 'gigs' beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed.”
If that leaves you wondering how you can access quality services for only five dollars, you are on the right track.
If you're on Fiverr you are one of these people:
Think of it like twin pyramids. One represents clients looking for services; the other represents contractors offering their services. About twenty-five per cent of all clients and contractors actually understand how to make the best business use of Fiverr. The rest can be summed up as “unprofessional”.
This is what Fiverr would look like, if we put this statement in diagram format:
Fiverr works best – for both contractors and clients – if it is used to exchange two types of service transactions:
Here are some common scenarios where these two, specific Fiverr business models apply…
a) Let’s say you’re an online personal trainer who is brand new to the market. You want to build up a stable of clients – quickly! So you offer a sample of your services on Fiverr for five dollars. Both you and your potential client can then see for the minimal risk of five dollars whether or not you are both a good fit for each other.
b) You might also be an online PT in need of quick cash to fill the gaps in your schedule or boost your income a little. In that case, you offer microtasks – services you know it takes you around fifteen minutes, tops, to perform: For example, designing a simple workout in Adobe Photoshop.
c) You’re a client, and you need a quick task performed – but you don’t have the program to efficiently do it. You look on Fiverr and find a professional who is offering just this simple task for five dollars. You try them out.
d) You’re a client in urgent need of your very own regular contractor for a task or related tasks that require specialized skills you don’t have; or that loses you money if you do it yourself – for example, you’re looking for a virtual PT to wrote all your workouts, including programming. You find a contractor offering to perform a specific task – say, create a workout – so you check out her listing, references and recommendations – and try her out.
You are very happy with the results of this “trial”, so you give her more workout projects. If those work out, you contract so many hours per month of her time or buy one of her workout packages.
Using Fiverr specifically in these ways helps ensure you get top-level service and make economical business use of this freelance marketplace.
It also ensures a win-win situation for both you and your chosen Fiverr contractor.
Taking Fiverr to the Next Level
To refine your results even more, be sure to search with specific keywords: For example, not just “virtual assistant”, but “personal trainer virtual assistant”. This will eliminate un-needed search results.
If you’re not quite sure of some search element – for example, what you should call a specific task in terms relevant to that industry – search by category.
Simply open or return to Fiverr’s home page and scroll down below the fold to find a list of categories and sub-categories.
Sometimes, searching by category and sub-category first – even when you know which keywords you plan to use – can yield specific but oddball results you can actually use – as well as giving you a good overview of the talent out there in that sub-category.
Another way to save time and narrow down your results: Make use of the horizontal tabs across the top of your search results. The default tab, “Recommended”, gives you Fiverr’s recommendations. Other tabs include:
That's it. Nothing special, I know. But simple information that can speed up the process of finding someone to outsource your personal trainer business tasks to. Hiring a professional is a great way to accelerate your health club marketing.