is fiverr worth it

Is Fiverr worth it?

When it comes to, I’m late to the party.

Don’t get me wrong, I was completely aware of the brand and website, but had previously only taken a brief curious look. And there was a single reason why…

Quite a few of my online business acquaintances are graphic & web designers, who surprisingly didn’t have many positive things to say about, and hearing all their stories regarding poor quality work and copyright disasters, I gave a wide birth like I do with any prospect of a Brexit conversation.

That was until last week

I needed a new logo for and the usual guy i’d used in the past lacked his normal creative flare with ideas, plus he is so busy at the moment that my piddly logo design wasn’t a real priority for him, which I understand.

I needed the logo ASAP so after a quick search I decided to give one of Fiverr’s freelancers a bash at putting together a logo for me. As I was dipping my toe in the water for the first time, i’d decided to try the basic package, which included:

  • 5 Revisions
  • 2 Initial Concepts Included
  • Logo Transparency
  • Printable Resolution File

unbelievable price

The price was a whopping £9.80 (thats right, Nine UK pounds and Eighty Pence) including tax and the £2.00 service feee, I obviously wasn’t worried about getting ripped off.

Job brief written, £9.80 paid and order submitted, 24 hours later and the logo below was ready for download.

my new logo

The end result – PaulO’Brien logo from

Now, before all the negative comments start, I completely agree it’s not the best in the world, but come on, £9.80 and work complete in 24 hours, that isn’t bad is it?

Obviously my opinion is based on my one experience, but without a doubt at this stage I would give them the thumbs up.

It’s a thumbs up from me

I also think I now understand why my colleagues didn’t speak very highly of, my guess being UK graphic designers feel the same about Fiverr Gigs as black cab drivers do about Uber.

I totally understand their position, but for fast turnaround digital work which isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg, is where I will be booking my next project.

If you liked my review and want to use Fiverr for your next project then you can show your appreciation but using the banner below, I will then get a small kickback as a thank you.

Starting your own business

Amongst other subjects, starting and managing your own business is something I will cover in great detail.

With over 20 years of business experience under the belt, I completely understand how daunting the idea of running your own company can be. Important business decisions need to be made from the outset, so having the right information is crucial.

I’m not an accountant, nor can I give any binding legal advice but what I can do is share with you what has worked for me in the past, why I took certain routes and why I choose to do certain tasks myself and outsource others.

In later posts I will explore all the points below in more detail, with some valuable tips, tricks and money saving advice.

Below are just some of the considerations you need to make before starting on your venture.

  • A company name
  • In what legal entity is the company going to be formed
  • Who are you going to bank with
  • How to choose an accountant
  • Do I need to register for VAT
  • Do I need to register as an employer
  • Where to run your business
  • If working from home, a postal address and business phone number
  • Do I need to work mobile
  • Accepting payments online and offline
  • How to invoice & bookkeeping
  • Logistics
  • Fraud Management
  • Terms of business, COD, 30, 60 or 90 days
  • Working capital – How much have you got to get things up and running
  • Website design, domain name and email setup
  • SEO (search engine optimisation)
  • What social media platforms are you going to use
  • Who is your target market
  • What’s your USP (unique selling point)
  • Know your product and industry
  • Marketing, which methods
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Amount of time you can commit

The list could go on further but I don’t want to overwhelm you so i’ve kept it to a modest size

Look out for the 1st of many posts in this series coming next week – Signup below to be notified as soon as new posts are published.