My husband Drew, always ahead of the technology curve, discovered Fiverr.com via one of Seth Godin's book. Fiverr.com is a fun, quirky and also quite practical resource for getting all kinds of stuff done for your business for only $5. Yes, you read correctly. Five bucks.
And it's also a great resource for a quick laugh (some of the things people will do for $5 is laugh out loud funny.)
Drew had his hand writing turned into a font (you can see how he used it in the images of this blog post) and also paid $5 a customized graphic for his Facebook professional page (it's the image on the upper left hand side of his FB page).
Why are people doing this? It's an unusual way to get the word out about their business for sure. The idea being, if you like what I gave you for $5, perhaps you'll invest in something else I'm doing. Some are doing it just for fun. Others to build a portfolio. Who knows. No need to think about it too much. It's only five bucks. If what you paid for stinks, it's not a big loss.
The point: Gone are the days where you have to invest a lot to get attractively designed marketing materials. No more excuses not to have a personalized web presence.
Have fun at Fiverr.com.
To your continued success,
About the Author and WellProNet.org: Karin Witzig Rozell has been showing health and wellness professionals how to grow their businesses since 2003. She started as a nutrition counselor who knew a lot about nutrition, but not a whole lot about business and marketing. After learning some tough lessons she cracked the code and now her passion is transforming practitioners into profitable business owners using the power of good marketing.
In 2009, she expanded her private practice and launched The Wellness Professional Network http://wellpronet.org as the go-to place for practitioners to learn about all the real-world business stuff they never learned in wellness school like: messaging, marketing, making a great living. Karin lives in Upstate New York with her family – a son, two cats and a dog and works from home with her husband, Drew Rozell.