21 sites like fiverr
So, you want to create products, you have the knowledge, have the wisdom, but do not have the technical knowledge. You cant create logo's, banners, websites. Your struggling with traffic, webinars, ecovers, social media and you just wish you could outsource some of this stuff. Well you can. First ill mention my own company. A leading digital marketing agency with a UK and US presence. So the benefits are, firsltly we understand your business.. "we" have an abundance of sales and marketing expertise coupled with technical know how. You will have no language issues, you get project guarantees, and you have access to the guy at the top, me. But I appreciate my company fees are not cheap, they are the best value you,will ever come across, but that doesn't mean cheap. So you want to outsource some of your tasks on a budget... Well there are great places to get help such as elance, odesk, freelancer. But what about if your on a tiny budget is there anywhere you can go? You may have heard of a site called http://www.Fiverr.com. Fiverr.com is a great place to start as its where people offer to facilitate a task for $5. From video intro's to translating an article to French , you can get an abundance of tasks on Fiverr. A word of warning. Your paying $5. So the quality can be somewhat sketchy from some providers. There are many many sites that offer similar services to fivver and it's worth checking some out as some have different tasks more suited to your requiment. http://gigbucks.com/ http://www.fivesquids.co.uk/ http://www.justafive.com/ http://www.ffiver.com/. Note the spelling is ffiver Not fiverr http://afewbob.com/ http://www.fivequid.com/ http://www.5poundgigs.co.uk/ http://magicgig.com/ http://www.clickfive.co.uk/ http://www.itsonlyafiver.com/ http://www.doofa.co.uk/ http://fiftytown.com/ http://www.twentyville.com/ http://www.gigme5.com/ http://dealerr.com/ http://www.gigerdone.com/ http://www.fivealot.com http://jobsfor10.com/ http://dollar3.com/ http://www.tenrr.com/ http://taskarmy.com The list goes on, so I think it's worth stopping here :). One thing to note if you can facilitate a service that takes minutes to complete, then you can also make money on these sites by offering a service.
Just make 3 changes.
If your like most 'experts' in business today, you're finding it harder then ever to get the kinds of results your looking for. It's harder to get new business, it's harder to sell to existing clients and the pain could be around for a long time to come.
At least if your going to continue to do the same things everyone else is doing and maybe the same things you have been doing yourself for the last few years.
Its strange isn't it, that after reviewing over 1000 businesses in the 'experts' industry, over 800 are doing sort, just over 100 were in trouble, 70 were optimistic and a tiny handful were thriving compared to everyone else.
Why is this? What makes the difference? Is it Magic? Is it intelligence? Maybe qualifications? Age of company?
Actually no, it was none of these. It's actually their use of the internet. Working with small businesses, including coaches, consultants, speakers, trainers, therapists and practitioners, I've seen time and time again by applying a few tactical changes to your web marketing you can make a big difference.
You can increase your online sales (or enquiries if you don't sell anything on your site) by 100% to 300% just by making the switch.
There are 3 steps web marketing.
Firstly, please, please, please, have a half decent web site. It doesn't need to be expensive. Just needs to be fresh, up to date and enticing. Look, if your really struggling to do a nice site my business will do you a free beautiful web site, so no excuse. Email me and I'll share how you can get access. But you really can do it yourself if you spend a little time. This is your shop window to 2 billion internet users and 5.9 billion mobile users. Therefore make the window nice.
Secondly, you need visitorss. You have to attract people to your site. A bit obvious, but it's surprising to see how few small businesses are getting traffic. Did you know that traffic you receive from the web is because someone is looking to find you? Because they search for you. Once you get your head round this, you success will change. Think about it, You're not pushing your message, they are pulling your message from the internet. They are looking for you. Now maybe you can see a little more effort should be spent on this.
Thirdly and the most important of all three elements is conversion. You need a good percentage of these visitors to take action. I don't necessarily mean they have to buy something, but the visitor must act. Do something that takes the visit forward and closer to you. A website is pretty useless without traffic, but at the same time traffic is pointless if the visitors are not taking action.
Stats show fewer than 1% of site visits to a typical web site take any action at all. Whether that's to make a call or fill out a form, never mind buying something That means 99 out of 100 visitors leave your site without doing anything and even less a percentage ever return.
Having a simple capture system in place with a free gift (a good information product) will entice the visitor to leave their details in exchange of the free gift - usually a quality guide in relation to what the visitor is looking for.
Get those three improvements in place and you will see your sales increment dramatically throughout the year.
For info on implementing any of the above, please connect, or join me on the www.expertsprofitformula.com workshop.
Book is only a month away
Hurray, after months in the planning, and chopping and changing subjects, I'm almost done with another book. This time though with my name on print. You see times have changed, and in business you need move with the market.
Whilst putting myself on the frontline and out of my comfort zone, people are more than ever looking to engage and connect with people rather than buy from faceless corporates. Thats why social media has become so successful but also social media has compounded the need. Now for businesses and certainly people like me, that can be quite tough. As a natural introvert slapping my name and photo on some of my products just feels wrong. And engaging with people I know is hard enough, let alone with strangers...lol.funny as I've been presenting and facilitating workshops and mastermind classes for years. But I've been somewhat hidden behind the curtain.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to hide behind products and services. Whether it be my comfort blanket or the fact I make a healthy income that way and don't want to fix what's not broken.
Either way, adding my personal brand... Lol... That makes me think of an episode of the Apprentice... Either way, adding my personal brand to some of my products is an experiment, but also a must in today's changing times. So there you have it, you will soon see me all over the place. Look out for YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter, and regular blog posts, not too mention product launches with yours truly on the cover.
Ok,ok so back to the big news, I have a new book coming out. It will be as tactical as possible and limit the strategy. The book is for any small business who struggles with sales/marketing action points. If you do the same thing over and over, with the same results this is for you. I have compiled a 52 step plan for you to apply one a week. If you do them, you are certain to get to six figures within 12 months. The good thing is many of the points are really simple to implement and free.
The idea came about from observing my inner circle groups (I run two). When I'm mentoring and coaching I often see my members struggle to cope with the big picture initially. The strategy consumes some people, whilst others thrive on it. Some like small steps and Actions they can choose to do but in their own time. And each action needs to have a reward ie a closer step to a sale. So after surveying over 2000 people out the 'expert' industry (coaches, consultants, speakers, therapists etc) I found there too was a huge need for smaller tactical steps and there he book was defined.
I'll be coming back to you for help on the title and cover image.
Idea so far is "52 steps to six figures".
Watch this space.