The Fiverr Challenge: SWOT Analysis


More often than not, I receive a ton of recommendations or reviews about using Fiverr from friends, clients and colleagues. They are convinced that Fiverr is a godsend and that I should be using it more often.  However, I beg to differ.  My experiences with Fiverr has been completely lack luster.  I even documented one experience with using Fiverr for logo design a few years ago.

It’s 2018 and I’ve decided to take a deep dive into Fiverr and give it another shot.  I mean, what’s the worst that can happen?  It’s just five bucks!

By the way, if you’ve been living under a rock, Fiverr is an e-commerce community of ‘specialists’ that will do work for you for $5.  Services range from writing content, creating reports, creating designs and more!  Take a look at some of their product offerings on Fiverr.com.

SWOT Analysis

A SWOT Analysis is a a study undertaken by an organization to identify its internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as its external opportunities and threats.  All companies should be doing this to create a stronger business strategy.  I decided to test the waters and do one for a client that owns a real estate school.  I was curious to see the kind of reporting some of these ‘experts’ would come up with. I spent $10 on two different contractors and this is what I found.

The first dude was an executive business coach that offered to analyze the business and provide constructive feedback.  He had a nice little booklet image that came with his report.  He seemed legit from his post.  What I got in return was GAWWWWWD AWFUL! He didn’t even bother to review the business .  He just sold me his version of what a SWOT Analysis is by definition.  Take a look for yourself here.  This was completely useless.  I could have just Googled this garbage!

The second dude wasn’t as bad.  He actually put minimal effort in creating something.  His answers were so damn broad that I probably could have Googled ‘SWOT for elearning‘ and came up with the same garbage. I still could not use it for jack shit but I guess he gets a point for at least trying. Check out the actual trash report here.

Final Grade: F

I honestly could have shitted out these reports on the toilet this morning. I feel totally scammed. I have a huge feeling many of the contractors on here are just as bad (if not worse).  Right now Fiverr is batting 0 for 2 on my score card.

I remain optimistic though! I feel that there are some legitimate services and contractors and I (maybe) plan to go broke trying to find them!  It’s going to be a grind to dig for someone good but that is the challenge.  If you have someone or a service that you would like me to check/test out and review, please leave a comment below.  I’ll be happy to be your test dummy and waste $5 to provide you with some legitimate feedback. Also, tell me what you think about this post and these reports.  You’re comments inspire me.

’til the next post, toodles!

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