Laryssa Wirstiuk, Joy Joya
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At any given time of the year, you’re busy running your business – marketing your products, closing sales, fulfilling orders, and handling customer service responsibilities. You definitely don’t have time to deal with any issues or hiccups related to your ecommerce site or digital marketing campaigns, and you expect them to run smoothly at all times. However, the reality is that technology is imperfect, and things will break or no longer meet your needs.
While we don’t normally suggest turning to a “quick fix” for an ecommerce or digital marketing problem (using a professional JewelryEcomm recommended agency is a fantastic solution), sometimes a quick fix is the perfect bandage that can buy you time and other resources before you have the chance to invest in a more permanent and sustainable solution. In this article, we’ll share some of our favorite tools and resources for quick ecommerce and digital marketing fixes, which will be especially helpful during busier times of the year.
A thriving online marketplace for freelance services, Fiverr is a one-stop shop for all your digital marketing tasks, from graphic design and content marketing to e-commerce development and more.
At certain times of the year, do you need to update graphics for your social media posts, paid advertisements, email marketing, or packaging? A Fiverr expert can ensure that your visuals look as attractive as possible, even on short notice.
Do you need to add a new feature to your Shopify store or fix a broken page on your website? A Fiverr expert can help you avoid the headache of dealing with code on your own.
When you log into Fiverr for the first time, you’ll have two options for starting your project. You can either browse the experts’ profile pages and then contact a few who seem right for your budget and needs, or you can post a request, which would include a description of the services you need, a project category, an ideal turnaround time, and a budget. After you post a request, you’ll get a series of proposals from different Fiverr experts, and you can choose the one that seems best for you.
At Joy Joya, we’ve used Fiverr for a number of small projects, and we usually decide how to move forward with a project based on the amount of time available. If we have a few minutes to browse expert profiles, then we’ll handpick a few people based on their reviews, portfolio, and fees. If we really don’t have any time, then we’ll simply post a request and wait for the proposals to arrive.
Either way, we usually have an expert within 24 hours of starting the project. Based on your needs and the expert’s availability, projects can take a few hours or a couple of days – but we’ve hardly ever waited more than two days to get the deliverables.
Task Husky (https://www.taskhusky.com/)
While Fiverr does offer Shopify development services, this service doesn’t necessarily specialize in them. If you’re seeking professional and prompt help for your Shopify or Shopify Plus ecommerce store, then you may want to consider enlisting Task Husky, which is an innovative web studio that specializes in working with small businesses that have a new or growing ecommerce presence.
Some cools things about Task Husky are the unlimited revisions and 100% satisfaction guarantee. You get to work directly with the developer, who specializes in the Shopify platform. In addition, there are no project minimums, which means you can ask them to make a very small tweak to your store, and they’re happy to review each and every project request.
To get started with Task Husky, you simply create an account and create your task request. You’ll need to add your store URL, a name for your task, and a description of the task. You can even add a screenshot or mockup, if that helps you better explain your request. Once you submit your task, you’ll get a quote within 24 hours. From there, you can either approve the project or not – there’s no commitment.
Our final pick is Upwork, a global freelancing platform where businesses and freelancers can connect and collaborate remotely. High-profile businesses like Microsoft, Airbnb, and GE all trust Upwork for their outsourcing needs, and freelancers who offer their services through Upwork are highly professional.
Live Fiverr, Upwork has freelancers in many different categories, from web development and content writing to marketing and design. However, we consider Fiverr to be better for “one-and-done” quick tasks, while Upwork is better if you want to build a relationship with a freelancer who you might tap in the future for additional small tasks.
We personally haven’t explored all the ways you can use Upwork, but we can vouch for their freelance writers and would say that, if you need a quick piece of copy or content for your website or holiday-specific email campaign, then you should definitely consider Upwork. Another thing to keep in mind is that many of the experts we’ve hired on Fiverr are from overseas, whereas more American freelancers tend to use Upwork. If that’s a concern for you, due to time zone differences or communication barriers, then you can choose accordingly.
When you’re juggling the daily responsibilities of running an ecommerce jewelry business, you should never feel like you’re alone in your ecommerce strategy and digital marketing efforts. There’s always support available, and that support can be both affordable and fast. Have you tried any of the services we mentioned in this article? How was your experience?