So I’m brand new to Fiverr. So far, I think this site and it’s potential is absolutely amazing. As a matter of fact, before I decided to create my first Gig, I purchased some logo design work from a seller, and was extremely impressed with this site and the idea behind it. It intrigued me, so I got to thinking.
I’m a professional automotive diagnostic technician. It’s what I do every day. To put it simply, I get paid by individuals, independent shops and garages, of all sizes, and dealerships (among many others) to diagnose (and sometimes actually repair) difficult and hard to find problems with vehicles of all makes and models that they cannot figure out themselves. Sometimes I work with the actual owner of the vehicle, sometimes I’ve been the third or fourth person called in to look at the vehicle. But after that, it’s been diagnosed and/or repaired. I also provide reprogramming of vehicle computers, adding of keys, airbag modules, etc.
Over the years of being in this profession, I have witnessed people in different situations like to do their own research before taking their vehicle to a repair facility or their favorite mechanic. People like to have confidence that what they looked up, or read, or info that was given, can be trusted. The amount of misinformation about repairing/diagnosing automobiles is astounding. These vehicles that I help other technicians diagnose, normally had a problem that the owner tried to fix themselves or at least did research into the problem online. Hoping to spend less money, and in return end up spending more money and getting frustrated, breaking down and taking it to a local shop to spend even more money. Giving a bad reputation to the whole automotive service industry. It’s not the consumers fault, it’s the provider of the misinformation or misguided diagnosing/repairing.
My hope here is to build a community of good information on diagnosing and repairing automobiles. With smartphones and other technology, it makes it completely possible to have pictures, video, audio, etc. easily sent over to be looked at and analyzed. At the very least, a goal of mine here is to inform the consumer so they can fight back against mechanics that work without service information and who “shotgun” parts onto vehicles. And dealerships aren’t excluded from that. I’m offering to give you the ammunition you need to go to your local shop/dealership (if you can’t repair it yourself with guidance from me) and get your repairs done right and fairly. Because you’ll have a better understanding of what exactly is wrong with your vehicle. From an actual, every-day-working automotive tech who not only pays hundreds of dollars a month to have access to professional service information but is highly respected and called upon by even seasoned technicians and shops. Which again, is something I have seen people express standing on the other side of the counter at an automotive repair facility. Normally though, and my point of this is, that that information that they think is solid, is unfortunately wrong or misguided and it ends up costing them more than what they originally thought or assumed. And that leads to a “blind-side” or sticker shock again giving the impression the auto repair industry is untrustworthy. With better understanding from the get go, if the repair really is that serious, you can take it and plan accordingly and responsibly.
Again, I’m obviously brand new here. And this market for Fiverr is absolutely brand new. I’m actually hoping a member of the Fiverr team will see this topic because my skills and my offerings and such aren’t even “in the system” But I’m looking for feedback, thoughts, questions, etc. Do you think this is a viable service for Fiverr? Would you or maybe someone you know use it? I have a few other technicians I work with on a regular basis, so will be multiple opinions and multiple “minds” available to anyone interested in purchasing my Gigs.
One thing that swayed me to post a Gig, was that I tend to diagnose and give advice and opinions remotely for my existing clients as it is. Normally over the phone/text. So why not provide that service to a greater community?
Thanks to everyone in advance