Crowdsourced Writing Projects on crowdSPRING Ross and Mike | February 10th, 2010
“Write without pay until someone offers to pay” – Mark Twain
Since May 2008, the crowdSPRING community (now over 50,000 creatives, from 170+ countries!) has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups, agencies, and Brands (from over 70 countries), with graphic, website, and industrial design projects.
We’ve paid millions of dollars to designers and want to provide similar opportunities – and a level playing field – for writers.
Today, crowdSPRING is proud to launch a new category of crowdsourced projects: writing. We’re thrilled to offer individuals and companies around the world access to an incredible community of writers.
Writing projects will work just like design projects. You’ll name your own price and schedule and you’ll pick from actual entries to your project, not bids and proposals. Unlike design projects (where some projects can be private), all writing projects are private – you and the writer who submitted an entry will be the only ones who’ll be able to see the submission. And if you need even more privacy, you’ll be able to post any writing project as a Pro project, which gives you full control over users, non disclosure agreements, and more.
As always, you’ll get access to a free, customized legal agreement in every project, full project management, payment escrow, and our awesome customer service team!
We pay writers 100% of the project awards (we charge buyers a 15% fee based on the total awards offered in their projects).
What types of writing projects can you post?
- Company names. Need help naming your new startup or small business? Tap into our global communication of writers who’ll give you dozens of great suggestions.
- Product names or service names. Already have an established business but need a great name for a new product or service? Tap into a global community ready to help you.
- Domain names. Having a tough time figuring out a great domain for a business or personal project? You’re not alone!
- Marketing (brochures, product descriptions, newsletters, press releases). Every business needs to market its products and services. Our global community of writers can help with everything from press releases, to product brochures, newsletters, and more!
- Technical (documentation, manuals, white papers). Need to develop an easy to read product manual or compelling white paper? Tap into our community of writers.
- Presentations. We’ve all sat through boring presentations. Here’s your chance to do something fun. Let our community of writers help you develop a presentation your audience will remember!
- Articles, Reports and Proposals (i.e. grants). Need help writing a technical report or a proposal (for a grant, for example)? Our global community of writers can give you a helping hand.
- Business Plans. Are you a technical rockstar but need help with a business plan for a cool new startup? Leverage our community of writers to get you ready for meetings with investors.
- Books and eBooks. Want to share knowledge but need someone to help you communicate it in writing? Leverage a global pool of talented writers.
- Taglines. Nearly every successful business has a short tagline that simply and succinctly explains what they do/who they are. Leverage our community to help you develop a great tagline for your business.
- Blogs and Newsletters. Need original content for your blogs or newsletters? We have a global pool of writers who are ready to help.
- Advertising/Marketing. Worried about increasing sales or competing against bigger companies? Leverage our community to help you.
- SEO/SEM Content. Need to generate great search engine optimization (SEO) content or develop strong search engine marketing (SEM) campaigns? Our writers can help.
- Essays & Short Stories. Creative content for online or offline use.
- Scripts (movies and plays). Have a great idea but need someone to help you write it? Or looking for great script ideas?
- Books & eBooks. Have an awesome story to tell and need help telling it?
- Song lyrics and poetry. Have a killer piece of music that needs great lyrics? Or need help with a personalized love poem on Valentines day?
- All categories
Are there other categories you think we should have? Have a question about Writing projects? Feel free to contact our friendly support team, visit the Help center, or leave a note below in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.