When you first join Fourerr, your first few purchases may be a little experimental – you may have joined the site with something specific in mind or you may just be getting to grips with buying on a micro job site. Whatever your reason, here are the 4 important lessons I learnt as a Fourerr buyer which might help you make the most of your Fourerr experience…
1) I Can Buy Personal or Professional Stuff
Fourerr is a great platform for outsourcing your work – whether you want icons designed for your new website, content written, or images edited, Fourerr sellers can offer this and more. But it’s not all hard work; many buyers discover the fun side of Fourerr too! Various sellers offer gigs that are fun, bizarre, or even very silly. It doesn’t all have to be about work –Fourerr is great if you want something to make you laugh or if you are looking for the perfect silly gift. You’re bound to find something you love.
2) I Can Save Loads of Money
No matter what you purchase, $4 is a very small amount (it’s 2.99 Euros or £2.49!). For a price equivalent to a Starbucks latte, you can get articles, data entry, banner ads, logos, programming assistance, or social networking advice, plus much more. For tasks you would usually pay $100 elsewhere for, you can get them for a tiny fraction of the price on Fourerr.
3) Fourerr is a Great Place to Find Long Term Contractors
If you have to spend $4 on a few gigs on Fourerr to find your ideal worker, then so be it. Look at it as an investment – even if you end up spending $20 finding your perfect contractor who delivers high quality work for cheap prices, you will have that person as a contact to do future work too. They will be grateful for the work, and you can rest assured that you will be getting good quality services every time.
4) Sometimes, Sellers Come to You!
The “Suggest Gigs” box on Fourerr is one of the most underestimated tools by Fourerr sellers. But those who know about it will know how to use it. As a buyer, all you need to do is let the Fourerr sellers out there know what you need. It can be as simple as “I need an American woman’s voice over”, and the sellers with relevant gigs and talents can send you a private message to ask about your requirements and get further details. Although searching using the categories is a great way of finding relevant gigs, advertising using the “Suggest Gigs” tool will ensure you are contacted by workers who are already keen to do the work.
If you have learnt anything else as a Buyer, how you have been able to save lots of money or how you kick started your business, then why don’t you leave a comment below here and share your wisdom with others.
Take care – Thomas