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Hi everyone, what are your experiences? I keep hearing everyone say Fiverr sucks. I've never used Upwork yet though. Please let me know what your experiences have been. Thanks! J
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    Originally Posted by jordorules View Post

    Hi everyone, what are your experiences? I keep hearing everyone say Fiverr sucks. I've never used Upwork yet though. Please let me know what your experiences have been. Thanks! J
    Do not buy any traffic gigs on Fiverr, and most of the article writers churn out low quality content.

    However, Fiverr is good for getting odd jobs done or any sort of graphics design - I've found some good providers.

    If you're looking for high quality content or any sort of higher level task (such as project management) you'll more likely find that on Upwork.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author jordorules
      Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

      Do not buy any traffic gigs on Fiverr, and most of the article writers churn out low quality content.

      However, Fiverr is good for getting odd jobs done or any sort of graphics design - I've found some good providers.

      If you're looking for high quality content or any sort of higher level task (such as project management) you'll more likely find that on Upwork.

      Regards,
      Daniel
      Thanks danieldesai! So you say do not buy traffic off Fiverr even from the highest rated and those that say they only do white hat methods?? Where do you recommend buying traffic from? Thanks J
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  • Profile picture of the author inyourway
    I haven't used Upwork that much, so I can't really compare the two.. but from the experience I have, I prefer Fiverr. Especially for graphic related services as already mentioned.

    There's tons of talented people waiting to be found on Fiverr, and when you find them, they can easily be used as your "golden goose" as long as you come up with some great ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Stavrou
      It really depends what job you want completed.

      For simple things like Video Intro's, fake Facebook likes and stuff like that Fiverr is good enough.

      For SEO and development projects I recommend you use UpWork but even then you still need to be VERY careful, especially with SEO work.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I keep hearing everyone say Fiverr sucks. I've never used Upwork yet though.
        Sounds like you haven't used either as yet. You don't say whether you need to hire freelancers or want to do work as a freelancer.

        Best thing to do is try both of them to decide which you like - what other people think isn't always based in reality. Sometimes people are only repeating what they seen/heard elsewhere.

        Some will argue but common sense tells you the best workers don't hang out on the cheapest site.
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        • Profile picture of the author jordorules
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          Sounds like you haven't used either as yet. You don't say whether you need to hire freelancers or want to do work as a freelancer.

          Best thing to do is try both of them to decide which you like - what other people think isn't always based in reality. Sometimes people are only repeating what they seen/heard elsewhere.

          Some will argue but common sense tells you the best workers don't hang out on the cheapest site.
          Yes I should have mentioned I'm there to have work done. I am have asked the SEO freelancers if they use only white hat methods and they all have great feedback so I'm wondering if this is enough? Who do you recommend for SEO Kay? What is a better alternative to these two websites? Thanks J
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      • Profile picture of the author jordorules
        Originally Posted by Peter Stavrou View Post

        For SEO and development projects I recommend you use UpWork but even then you still need to be VERY careful, especially with SEO work.
        Thanks Peter so what questions should I be asking before getting any SEO work done to be sure it's 100% white hat and I'm not going to run into trouble with the search engines? Thanks J
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          When I'm working on a site I do my own SEO except perhaps to hire someone to do a few GOOD links - I personally would not use Fiverr for SEO.

          Here's what I would do:

          I'd go to the Warriors for Hire section on this forum. I would pick out 5-6 of the most active offers for white hat or link building SEO. I would look at their sales copy - read all of the comments in the thread and,for the "great job" comments, I'd look at the posting history of the person commenting to see if they know anything.

          I would do my homework - I'd choose someone who operates above board and has experience and good references. I'd pay more than you would on Fiverr - but I'd get good results for my money.

          I would PM those people and ask any question I had and get a quote for the work I wanted done. Then I would choose one of them and hire them for the specific work I wanted done.

          Every now and then I see someone say "what can it hurt to try...this or that". I learned the hard way. I bought some cheap traffic when I was new at this stuff. Bought $30 worth of "high traffic" from a fly by night offer....and the traffic not only was crap but it kept coming. The site I bought from shut down but somehow the spigot stayed open. I eventually shut down that domain because the bad traffic killed the website in ranking.
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          • Profile picture of the author jordorules
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            When I'm working on a site I do my own SEO except perhaps to hire someone to do a few GOOD links - I personally would not use Fiverr for SEO.

            Here's what I would do:

            I'd go to the Warriors for Hire section on this forum. I would pick out 5-6 of the most active offers for white hat or link building SEO. I would look at their sales copy - read all of the comments in the thread and,for the "great job" comments, I'd look at the posting history of the person commenting to see if they know anything.

            I would do my homework - I'd choose someone who operates above board and has experience and good references. I'd pay more than you would on Fiverr - but I'd get good results for my money.

            I would PM those people and ask any question I had and get a quote for the work I wanted done. Then I would choose one of them and hire them for the specific work I wanted done.

            Every now and then I see someone say "what can it hurt to try...this or that". I learned the hard way. I bought some cheap traffic when I was new at this stuff. Bought $30 worth of "high traffic" from a fly by night offer....and the traffic not only was crap but it kept coming. The site I bought from shut down but somehow the spigot stayed open. I eventually shut down that domain because the bad traffic killed the website in ranking.
            Ok thanks Kay I will do that. I don't want to run into any trouble with the search engines. J
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  • Profile picture of the author jordorules
    Hi Kay, what pre-qualifying questions would you ask? Or just read their reviews and feedback like you said? What am I looking for as red flags? Are there any things I should or should not do for SEM aka PPC? Are there any things I should or should not do when building my website? I'm building it in WordPress. I just do not want to get punished by the search engines. Thanks J
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Simple questions related to what I want to accomplish. I don't want BH stuff or even anything close to that. Usually a couple simple questions about what I want done, time frame to do it, etc would give me a RESPONSE from the seller that tells me a lot.

      Promises, guarantees...forget it. A plan of action with reasonable pricing and expectations - I'd go for it.

      I guess the point is - I'm not looking for hype or a new best buddy when I hire work done. I want the tasks done well and in a reasonable time frame for a decent price.

      I'd start on this forum but Upwork is also a good source. I don't recommend Fiverr but that's just me. I can't give specific SEO advice because I'm not an expert on it and don't pretend to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author mayceesmomma
    I have found that Fivver just doesnt have the quality... I have tried to put my work out there.. but so many people have done such poor quality that when it comes down to it alot are moving away from fivver!
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    • Profile picture of the author mayceesmomma
      Originally Posted by mypromarketer View Post

      First, I've never used Fiverr so I have no comment on it. However, I have used Upwork and I have been very satisfied. I've had no problem getting good prices and timely delivery.
      Do most of your things get outsourced to different countries or do most you have americans do? JW!
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Stavrou
    DO NOT get SEO from Fiverr.
    Do you think for $5, $10 or even $20 people will sit there creating nice quality links to your site?
    They simply use a program to blast your website all over the internet because it takes time for people to do quality SEO work and that time is not worth those dollars....

    In terms of getting SEO work done on UpWork, I recommend you first learn the basics of SEO so you understand what the person you hire is actually doing.
    I also recommend you write or at least read over the content that they write for your blog because most of the time English is not their first language and therefore the content they is not written well...

    If you do have the time then it may be better for you to learn how to do Simple OnPage SEO (If your using WordPress take a look at this) and then get them to do all the External and Technical SEO work.

    Below are questions I would ask before hiring people on UpWork to do SEO work.
    You can add this your project so they can answer while applying.
    Also, you will notice a lot of the candidates won't even answer the questions properly so you can quickly dismiss them.

    1. What tools will they use for SEO.
    Answer should be: MOZ, Ahrefs, SEMRush or if something else Google it and see how it ranks among the top tools.

    2. Provide Websites that you have previously ranked and the keyword they have been ranked for.

    3. What they will actually do to improve your ranking.

    This is where you need some basic knowledge to determine if they actually know what they're talking about.

    4. Can you guarantee 100% that I will rank #1 in Google?
    If they say Yes, then they are dishonest.

    Here is a great article to read before posting your job so you can get a better idea.

    Hope this was a little useful....
    Good luck! You never know you might end up finding a great SEO person on there
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  • Profile picture of the author jordorules
    Thanks Peter! Huge help! Excellent post. J
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    • Profile picture of the author jordorules
      Originally Posted by Localnode View Post

      I use Upwork when it comes to hiring content writers.
      I've not used Fiverr, so I can't exactly comment.

      Upwork has provided me with an excellent selection of content writers. I've posted numerous jobs and have got a nice amount of content writers I hire regularly. Not all of the writers I've commissioned have been excellent, having cancelled the job I received my money back (after all, it wasn't worth anything).
      So it's been a positive experience overall in my case. There's always going to be writers that are worth more than others. So just choose carefully and look at previous reviews as well as their qualifications.
      Thanks Localnode, how much do you pay them per word? Doesn't it get expensive? Any tips or finding good content writers on what to ask them? Thanks J
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  • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
    Originally Posted by jordorules View Post

    Hi everyone, what are your experiences? I keep hearing everyone say Fiverr sucks. I've never used Upwork yet though. Please let me know what your experiences have been. Thanks! J
    Generally the work you can find on Fiverr is of very low quality, but doesn`t meant that all you find on Upwork will be stellar.
    I have a vast experience working on Freelancer.com and I can say that you can find better people there. (but keep in mind, the same rules apply, use your common sense and brain when hiring someone, that`s why they have the rating system)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mairaj
    Well it all depends that what sought of service you are going to order. If you find services like SEO, Content Writing, Backlinks on Fiverr then definitely you are going to lose your money.

    But if your order is related to Graphic designing you'll definitely get quality service. You can easily order professional looking logo for your website, Ebook cover, Fb cover, Photo editing, 3d cartoons and all sought of printing work.

    Upwork has more experienced professionals who can do for you any thing as per your demand but every freelancer set their own hourly rates. So, before ordering Upwork make sure you have enough budget, because it's pretty much costly as compare to Fiverr.
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