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The Power of Gig Platforms

November 23, 2021

I believe in the power of gig platforms and use them for a lot of things. Particularly, I really like Fiverr.

People should outsource more. And they should outsource it to places like Fiverr, where you can get someone to do exactly what you want within a very specified domain to do a certain thing within, say, 24 hours.

For me, Fiverr works best when you have a problem that can be broken into components and addressed one by one, which is most problems. So if you have I) a firm idea of what you want the end result to look like, II) and enough knowledge about the thing you're working to pick it apart, and iii) know how to package problems into well-defined tasks, it's a pretty useful tool.

Say that you want to understand a market better. You can (if you can afford it) ask some major management consultancy to do this (usually not an option since it's too expensive) or you can do it yourself. Or you can ask someone on Fiverr to point you to the 10 most relevant reports in a specific domain and save yourself a few hours for a very reasonable price.

As with many things, gig platforms offer a new thing and it doesn't really replace the old one-to-one. If you work with them well, it will be a superpower.