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How does outsourcing work?


#1

I’m asking as I am genuinely interested/baffled and not because I need to offload work - how does outsourcing work?



Does the seller offer a buyer another seller’s services? Or do they just order a gig from another seller and then give THEIR buyer the work?



Or is it something else entirely? That’s the ultimate question!


#2

Ah - I meant solely on Fiverr, so another Fiverr seller might contact you and say “I need XX” but then gives your work to their client.



It sounds a bit shady if you ask me, I think if a client wants your services they should come from you and no-one else unless that’s okay with the client.


#3

I’m sure there’s a lot more to it, but I once encountered a seller (not on Fiverr) who outsourced their articles on content mills. I think the guy was a writer on some website that offered a higher amount of money per article, and he simply outsourced all the articles to writers on content mills who would write like 500 words for $2.



I think all it means is that you get someone to do your work for cheaper than you are getting paid to do it, then you just pocket the change.


#4

Outsourcing is just like asking someone else to “FULFILL” the order that you have on your behalf.



So I charge client’s $27 for a 500 word article, then come to Fiverr and purchase a 500 word article for $5.



I have now just “outsourced” my order… the client never knows. But I make $22 for just being the middle man.


#5

Which places do you suggest