Friday, May 3, 2013

Outsourcing with Fiverr

The Podcasting TpT podcast will need a logo for iTunes and web branding as soon as possible, and I have a lot of ideas. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to draw and perfect my own logo. So I decided to turn to a web site called Fiverr for help.


Fiverr

At Fiverr.com you can find someone to do just about anything for $5. Do you need someone to draw a caricature of your face? How about a few seconds of voice over work? Perhaps you're in need of a video of a bird flying around a picture of your company's logo. You can find it all on Fiverr. 

A few days ago, I signed up for an account on Fiverr, and searched for an artist who had good ratings and matched my needs for the job. I answered a few questions and described what I wanted. Then I used PayPal to send my $5. It only took a few minutes to place my order. According to the information on the site's dashboard for my profile, my logo should be ready sometime this weekend. I'm looking forward to receiving the product and sharing it with you. If I'm satisfied, I'll use the logo from now on. I'll also let you know who did the work in case you want to use the same person on your own project.

Fiverr is not the only outsourcing site that has recently emerged. You might also want to take a look at tenerr.com and Elance.com, especially if you need help on larger, more intensive jobs.


A New TeachersPayTeachers Blog

On a side note, TeachersPayTeachers announced the other day that they are planning to start a blog! That's great news for all of us who buy and sell on the TeachersPayTeachers.com online marketplace. It seems as though they will be doing a lot of the same things I'll be doing here, such as highlighting teacher-authors and sharing TpT news. Let's all participate so that the community will grow in a way that enhances teaching everywhere!

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