When I first decided to launch Bright Digital Minds, I realised that I couldn’t exactly go out there as a social media manager without having some social media going on myself. So in a vain attempt to make BDM look popular during the launch process, and as part of a test of this new phenomenon I had heard so much about, I decided to put my hand in my pocket for a whole £10 (just less than) and see what happened with Fiverr…
For those of you new to the Fiverr concept, you basically pay $5 for pretty much anything you want. People will offer their random services for a hugh $5… (£3.17)
So what did I order?
A brand new twitter background – see below screen shot. Needless to say I don’t like it I gave clear direction on what I wanted, logo’s and also my site to give the general feel – It’s a lazy effort – and has now actually cost me in time as I now have to build something myself Just noticed the cheeky swine is using my twitter as an example of his work!!!
I should also mention here that the first order I placed actually never went ahead – the dude never replied to anything. In Fiverr’s defence – they have a nifty system in place which automates messages to tell you when your order should be ready by. If nothing happens, they’ll remind you it’s late – then give you the option to cancel it. Nifty!
200 Facebook Fans – once again, less than impressed – it served a purpose and got me the all important vanity URL – but these fans are not relevant to me or the company or the business objectives. But for £3.17 – I’ll take that hit.
500 Twitter Followers – possibly the worst of the lot… I am so miffed, no, angry about this one. Naively when I accepted the gig, I handed over my logins, not realising in the whirlwind of launching what this spammy arse would get up too. As you can see from the screen shot below – his promise of ‘will add 500 Real and Active followers in your twitter account for $5′ isn’t strictly correct now is it!!! Not only did I not get my 500 followers, the ones I did get were as a result of him following anyone and everyone he knew would just follow back. He ended up following way over 1000 people that have now spammed my feed… I could have done that myself, and at least followed relevant people with the hope that my feed would at least hold insightful information! Now I have the lovely job of unfollowing all these people, and following some people I actually respect! Bah humbug!
Lesson learned! At £3.17 you really do get what you pay for. I think I’ll stick to ordering crochet lions