I got an idea, just an advice guys please on what you think of it.

by Jensha
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I'm thinking of getting jobs from odek.com and then asking for someone from other freelance sites like fiverr or gig bucks to do it for me for a cheaper price.

Do you think this will work?

This idea was inspired by someone who said the similar thing a while ago so I was thinking about this.

Thanks in advance guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxwell Stinson
    So what you are saying is that you are outsourcing what is already outsourced...?

    It seems like it's going to work, although I wouldn't keep doing it if I were you. The profits you make won't be "steady", and if anything goes wrong it may come back to bite you.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMPromocoder
    It's a bit harder than what it sounds, especially with fiverr involved.
    Maybe two other platforms like Elance and Odesk.
    But with fiverr you communication with the seller is very problematic whereas on odesk you communicate continuously. So, while your client will want a revision of work - graphics or text, you will have trouble getting it over to fiverr - especially if he is not willing to make revisions - or not willing to do it within your time frame.
    Not to mention getting a big project from a buyer, you might not find one seller on fiverr to handle all that work, and then it's done by different people and the product is not homogenous.
    I'm not saying it's not ok or not possible to be a middleman (cause that's what it is eventually, you are connecting a buyer and a seller, getting the arbitrate ), it just requires some well thought preparations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler S
    This seems like it would be extremely difficult to manage if you have no idea what is going on, like programming a plugin in php. I'm not saying it wouldn't work, but its worth a shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author conanedo
    you must sure about the quality services from fiverr first before you put offer at odesk

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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
      The strategy is flawed from the start.

      Why oh why do some of you insist on making Internet marketing so difficult for yourselves?

      Have you not thought this one through Jensha?

      Seriously, can you even begin to imagine the number of customers you're going to need to even make a reasonable profit?

      How on earth do you envisage building this business model up to a level where the profit reward is even enough to live on?

      Is it honestly in your view worth all this hassle for such a paltry return?

      Really... is this honestly the best idea you can come up with?

      You really need to go back to the drawing board and rethink this through, what your priorities are.

      Your strategy is so far up the creek without a paddle it's not even funny.

      Drop the idea immediately, you haven't got a hope in hells chance of making this work long term.

      Sorry to put it so bluntly but there's little point beating around the bush.

      Stop selling yourself short and come up with a much better idea which pays a lot more cash giving you greater room to make one hec of a lot more profit.

      Smoking hot,

      Mark Andrews
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      • Profile picture of the author Maruelle
        no need to hire someone, you can do it by yourself..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jensha
    Seriously guys I really appreciate everything that you've said in here.

    To be honest, I tried iwriter before, earned a little. Then tried forum posting which worked on me. I got good in it that now I have many clients and I can earn at least 20 - $25 per day and so I thought of getting some help with someone like form gig bucks to help me out with my other work with clients who are now relying on me. That's how I got the $50 I told you guys before that I want to use for Internet Marketing this time.

    Then after reading a post similar to what I just thought of, well, that's when I start to have this idea. On why not be a middleman now that I'm about to do it. I do have the reputation already so I thought I could just check their work for me and send those that pass to my very own quality check and just edit the other posts that didn't.

    Mark Andrews, I really love how you put it.

    Thanks guys and sorry for not replying quickly, something came up.
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