Business Tips

Think Again Before Hiring Full-Time Staff!

By
Ben Conde
|
September 19, 2017

So, you have a killer idea for a new product, or perhaps even a new company. Now what? The first step is to raise a five- or six-figure round, give up tons of equity, and hire a team... right? Well, maybe for a super small minority of aspiring entrepreneurs. For everyone else, there's a much simpler, faster and more affordable path from idea to market.

Countless tasks can be delegated to Fiverr's community of professional doers, freeing up your time to focus on other things. Here are five skills you can outsource on Fiverr and still stick within your start-up budget:

1. Mobile app building

You've got an idea for a killer app, but no idea how to build it? No problem! There are literally thousands of pro app builders, and they can be easily searched by price point and user review. From building and coding a beta version of your app to marketing the finished version once it's available for downloads, the help you need is closer than you think.

2. Head-turning design

Image is important and your brand is what sets you apart from your competition. Whether you're on the hunt for a company logo, business cards, or product packaging, it's worth consulting an expert or two to help ensure your business stands out from the crowd. Here are 21 creative examples of entrepreneurs whose cards are definitely killing the competition.

3. Videos that convert

Consumers who watch demo videos are nearly twice as likely to purchase products as consumers who don't. And the majority of people prefer videos to descriptions when they're shopping online. With stats like that, it's no wonder more and more small businesses are using explainer videos on social and landing pages to help increase their sales. Here are 20 great ones to help inspire you.

4. The power to go global

If you're selling a subscription-based software product or app – or if you have an international distribution network for your physical product – marketing efforts shouldn't be limited to your home territory. Expert translators can help translate your message into dozens of languages, giving special attention to subtle differences between cultures and dialects. Digital marketing pros who specialize in territory-specific marketing can help with SEO efforts on foreign search engines or make recommendations about advertising and marketing on key foreign websites you may be unfamiliar with.

5. PR services galore

Once you're ready to spread the news, Fiverr professionals can help you craft the perfect press release. Another way to build buzz is by penning blogs and guest expert articles for other sites. If you don't have time to write articles yourself, consider working with a ghostwriter. Or, if you know what you want to say but your grammatical skills are a bit rusty, consider having a professional editor review your work.

What other services are helpful for a first-time entrepreneur? Do you have experience delegating or contracting out a service that, once upon a time, would be thought of as an in-house expertise? Leave your tips in the comments below!

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