We love getting great reviews from serious business buyers, but it’s not often that those entrepreneurs are actually in the *business* of reviews! Doer Dan Hall was tired of relying upon the opinions of strangers on apps like Yelp and TripAdvisor, so he created Hubbite, a site that aggregates reviews left by people you know and trust instead. Read on to learn how he took his startup from bootstrapped to beta test—and why he plans to use Fiverr at every stage of his business journey.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you *do*?
I’m Daniel Hall, the CEO and co-founder of a social review startup called Hubbite.
Tell me about Hubbite:
Hubbite is like Instagram but for reviews. You follow people you know or that you trust and their reviews show up in your feed.
We’ve worked hard on the UX to make it as quick and easy as possible to leave reviews.
More can be found out about the site here: https://hubbite.com/about
A video about the site can be found here: https://hubbite.wistia.com/medias/prho5mioux
When did the site launch?
We launched our public beta on the 3rd of June 2018. We are hoping to ‘officially’ launch soon. Follow us at @HubbiteApp on Twitter and Insta for the latest!
How do you use Fiverr to grow your business?
We hired Fiverr sellers to create the Hubbite logo, this video on our homepage, our Facebook and Twitter cover images, our business card design, and the on-page SEO for our homepage.
We also hired several freelancers to do professional testing of the site during our alpha testing stage and had a few web pages designed when our main designer was busy.
Why did you choose Fiverr freelancers to help you with your business needs?
First off, the quality of work done by freelancers on Fiverr tends to first-class.
Secondly, Fiverr is really affordable compared to working with a traditional agency. You can’t go wrong. On Fiverr, I can hire based on my budget and often get multiple designs so there’s a variety to choose from. Fiverr allows me to have the same amount of options that a multinational company would have.
What are the benefits of using Fiverr?
In addition to the aforementioned cost benefits, you also know exactly how much you are going to pay before you hire someone. When you hire someone on an hourly basis or contract basis on other sites, the cost is never set in stone. With Fiverr freelancers, it is. It’s also very simple to use. You can see exactly what you will get for the money, you can order within seconds and most Gigs on the site are completed within a few days. Most importantly, if you have a deadline to be met, you can normally see by what date your order will be delivered.
Why would you recommend Fiverr to other startups?
I would 100% recommend Fiverr to other entrepreneurs. Fiverr is essentially your extended team, available for any task straight away. Startups can make their budgets go much further by using Fiverr. Most startups are bootstrapped, so having high-quality work produced at (or under) their budget helps massively. Startups also have to move quickly, so getting work produced without delay is a huge benefit.
Will you continue to use Fiverr once Hubbite has officially launched?
Without a doubt. Because there are so many different skill sets on the site, when I come across a problem that I or my team can’t solve, Fiverr will be my first point of call at every stage of my business journey.
What’s your favorite Fiverr Gig?
Logo design. There are so many talented designers on your site. I’ve actually been using your logo design services for about 5 or 6 years now.
Check out some of the logos we had #MadeOnFiverr:
Have a question for Dan about starting a business or working with freelancers? Ask him in the comments below—and be sure to follow Hubbite on social to stay tuned for the official launch!