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I like to do a post about how to run a blog every once in a while because I get questions on Twitter all the time.
How did I decide to take the plunge? Where did I get my logo? (Etsy,and I love it, but I wish I’d gotten it with some $5 Fiverr services) How do I manage it with a job, internship, and school? However, I will never be turning Uninspired into a how-to-blog blog, even though that’s where most of the money is. I started Uninspired because I wanted some way to strike a balance between all the work in my life, and the fun I wanted to have in my life! After all, I’m in my twenties. This is my prime, and I don’t want to waste it building for the future. Of course, I want to make money from blogging, but not at the expense of losing what I’m doing this for.
The reason I decided to do this post at all was that I thought you guys could use a side hustle. Like me, most of you guys are in your twenties, trying to strike that same balance. How do you manage that when you’re busy paying back a quarter million in loans for the job that pays 35k a year? Side hustles, friends.
Blogging, though it takes some money to start, can be a lucrative side hustle. And a fun one, if you’re passionate about what you’re writing about. So, if you’ve decided to learn how to run a blog, this post is here to help you do it inexpensively through Fiverr services.
If you don’t know Fiverr…
…it’s a marketplace similar to Etsy in that anyone can create an account and sell their wares. The difference is, with Etsy, the items have to be handmade or vintage. With Fiverr, it can be literally anything. It’s a wonderland of both helpful and quite ridiculous services (i.e. “I Will Sensually Smash Or Eat An Egg With Your Name On It.“).
I think because it’s such a large marketplace, and because it’s sort of known for those silly services (I Will Entertain You Wearing an Al Gore Mask), people forget that it’s a really viable place to get what they need! Today, I’m going to show you a list of inexpensive, useful things that bloggers can get on Fiverr. They all have excellent reviews, and a good number of them at that. I am a Fiverr affiliate, but I’m not affiliated with any particular service I’m mentioning. I just did some research for ya to make your experience learning how to run a blog a little easier!
The way Fiverr services work is they come in price increments of five dollars (did the reason for the name just slap ya right across the face?) So, many of the services like logo design, virtual assistants, and more, start at just $5! This can again be compared with Etsy, where similar products start much higher, and services aren’t often available.
Your blog needs a logo. That’s like 101 if you’re majoring in how to run a blog. And Fiverr is such a huge hub for logo design that they organize them by the type you might be looking for. I’ve included a couple options from the absurdly trendy watercolor and signature categories. There are other options though, like vintage, mascot, hand-drawn, or 3D. Every option I’ve included comes highly recommended with hundreds, even thousands of reviews, and over 4.5 stars. Additionally, all of these logo providers have options that only cost $5, and can all be completed and sent to you within three days of ordering. You can compare these prices with Etsy shops where a logo design can cost upwards of $20 rather than upwards of $5.
4340 reviews, 4.9 stars. Rates between $5-$65.
1155 reviews, 4.9 stars. Rates between $5-$50.
210 reviews, 4.9 stars. Rates between $5-$25.
2488 reviews, 4.9 stars. Rates between $5-$30.
2436 reviews, 4.8 stars. Rates between $5-$30.
3618 reviews, 4.9 stars. Rates between $5-$30.
Fiverr has a whole section dedicated to learning how to run a blog on WordPress, and immediately upon entering that section, you’re asked questions to help tailor what you’re looking for. Do you already have a WordPress site? What do you want to improve? For example, it took me days to figure out how to update my fonts on this site using CSS. (By the way, did you notice those jumbled, cursive headers have been replaced by that serene, cool Lato font?) If I’d just contacted a seller on Fiverr who knew what they were doing, it could’ve been done in under 24 hours.
Among your choices of WordPress help gigs are ones to help set up your WordPress account, theme, etc. You can also ask for help with integrating different types of plugins. There are ones to help you with HTML and CSS, like I unfortunately learned too late.
For this one, I’m not going to give you direct Fiverr services, because so much can go wrong or confuse you with WordPress that I can’t possibly give you something to cover everything. However, I will point you in the direction of search results for some of the common problems.
Search Engine Optimization is such a tangled web for a lot of bloggers. Basically, it’s how able your site is to be picked up by Google. The better your SEO, the closer to page 1 you are on Google. There are tons of things that improve or ruin your SEO, so if you’re not sure about something, you should consult an expert. I’m only posting the results for the top three SEO helpers, because why would you want SEO help from someone who isn’t at the top of the rankings?
5.0 stars, 50,000 reviews. The only price is $5!
4.9 stars, 30,000 reviews. Rates between $5-$235
5.0 stars, 16,000 reviews. The only price is $5.
There are a few different Fiverr services for photos. The coolest ones, I think, are the stock photo and photo editing services.
There are some places like Pixabay, where you can get stock photos for free. I won’t deny that if your budget is $0, the place to go is not Fiverr. However, the free stock photos tend to spread a lot farther than ones that cost money. So, if you’ve got some cash to spare for your blog this month, you might consider using some of it for less popular photos.
4.9 stars, 169 reviews. $5
4.8 stars, 203 reviews. $5
4.9 stars, 200 reviews. Rates between $5-$40.
Sachin81– general photoshop editing
5.0 stars, 12,000 reviews. Rates between $5-$25.
jennyphoto– background removal
5.0 stars, 11,000 reviews. Rates between $5-$50.
starlion– photo retouching
5.0 stars, 12,000 reviews. One price, $5!
Virtual assistants are lifesavers in the blogging world, especially for those who don’t blog full time. You hire someone who works remotely, but can manage your blog and social media accounts so you can manage your life. They can also help with improving your site, or gaining you more followers. A VA is really helpful because they already know how to run a blog, and they can help you do it better. Fiverr has tons of them, but these are some of the most highly rated.
5.0 stars, 612 reviews. Rates are based on the size of the job, but start at $5.
4.9 stars, 426 reviews. Rates are based on the size of the job
4.9 stars, 450 reviews. $10 for 3 hours of work.