Python for Entrepreneurs Transcripts
Chapter: Getting help (contracting, design, and more)
Lecture: Inside Michael's projects at fiverr
0:01 Alright, let's look inside my account on Fiverr. I'll show you one person that I hired for a project, I've actually hired two or three various things.
0:12 Here these are also mostly graphic arts, like I said that is where I need the most help, I have the least skill and graphic arts seems like something
0:19 that is pretty easy to get help with. So here you just log in, you can create a new project here, right, so post the request,
0:27 and I posted one for a logo, for the actual business, the LLC that is the thing that owns the podcast and the courses,
0:36 and this LLC is called PDX Web Properties. And PDX is an acronym that's been adopted for Portland Oregon,
0:45 so it's kind of like Portland Oregon Web Properties, but you know, a little more concise than that, even though it's still a long name.
0:51 So I wanted a logo for that because when I bill people on invoices, and I have a website, because I felt like I probably should have
0:58 an actual presence on the web even though it's very limited, I should have something that looks at least a little bit established.
1:04 So I said somebody create me a design for this, and you get a bunch of proposals,
1:08 much more like Upwork and then you pick one and you work with that person.
1:11 So here I said "design 3 original logo concepts for my business" and this is, I said I am going to pay a little bit extra, I was in Europe at the time
1:19 so they charged me in Euros, thanks for that, anyway, I said I'll pay and instead of one design give me three and I'll pick the best one.
1:26 And then I said also, no that was five dollars, that thing, or five euros, but then I said I want it really quickly because I was trying to set up
1:34 some kind of invoicing thing, there was some reason I wanted it more quickly.
1:38 So, I paid a little bit extra for that, ten bucks didn't seem like a big deal.
1:42 You can see it was actually delivered in ten days and 23 hours, that is the countdown, you can say here is all the details about what I want done,
1:50 and what was posted, this person, actualreviewnet did a good job, so you can see over here, initially they sent me these three things,
1:57 I had sent them a few pictures about Portland, some iconic things and so on, like a picture of one of the volcanoes Mt Hood,
2:04 and there is a sign that has this deer thing on it, in the city and so on. So they gave me back these three designs, and I said
2:11 I kind of like this top design first, and they said well OK, I'll give you a few variations on that, and I didn't really like the color scheme here,
2:19 and this seemed more energetic, so I think this is the one I ended up picking, you could actually check it out.
2:26 If you go to PDX Web Properties, you can see here is like little landing page, and it just talks about
2:31 "oh, we run these podcasts and the training company and there is me, we're in Portland",
2:34 it's super simple. I just wanted something that I could put up and say here is the website of the business, right,
2:42 I felt like having that logo put on invoices made it feel little more real,
2:47 a little more professional and spending five bucks for that that seemed reasonable.