Posts Tagged ‘crowdspring’

Beware The Underdog

Ross | January 12th, 2009

Many people believe that “non-professionals” – students and stay-at-home moms, freelancers and fed-up corporate refugees – are nothing more than a novelty and are not capable of competing with the “professionals” when creating logo design, web design, music composition, or other creative arts. The Internet has helped to level the playing field and the tide […]

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Listening. Listening some more. Acting on what we hear.

Mike | January 8th, 2009

Last May, I wrote here that crowdSPRING values creativity. crowdSPRING values creative people. We spend a great deal of time thinking about information and how it relates to our users and our larger community. Like other businesses, we look at data – activity in the projects, our revenues, feedback, etc. – but we also engage our […]

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I can haz crowdSPRING Job?

admin | January 8th, 2009

What up? Stu here and I am your new community marketing manager. (or the Angeline termed “Deputy of Awesome”) Although I will fail miserably if I try to do headstands for you. Nor am I nearly as cute as Angeline. However…I do have kick ass hair and I will do my best to fill Angeline’s […]

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12 Questions: Meet Marc Köhlbrugge (the Netherlands)

Ross | January 7th, 2009

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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Thank you!

Ross and Mike | January 6th, 2009

We asked for your help and you voted like mad. And not just voted. You wrote emails. You made calls. You blogged. You tweeted. You (apparently) yelled from the rooftops (we heard). And it worked. Wow! We are humbled, awed, proud, inspired, and (deeply) in debt to you. WIRED let us know late yesterday: crowdSPRING […]

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Happiness Is Helping

Ross | December 31st, 2008

Can you make a difference if you help just one person per day? You bet! Many of us become involved with efforts to help the environment, cancer research, and numerous other large-scale causes. Those efforts are worthy and important. Some of us help by donating money. Others help by volunteering their time. At the end […]

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Keep Things In Perspective

Ross | December 29th, 2008

It is not unusual to get bent out of shape, become angry, and to express our frustrations when things don’t go as planned. We do this when a potential client doesn’t select us for an assignment, when someone says something negative about us, our companies or people we care about, and in many more situations. […]

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Ten Practical Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Tips

Ross | December 23rd, 2008

Mike and I stated working on crowdSPRING in the summer of 2006. We incorporated the company in May 2007 and launched the crowdSPRING marketplace in May 2008. We’ve learned many important lessons along the way. In some ways, our experience is typical of other start-ups. In other ways, it is not. I want to share […]

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The Culture of Customer Service

admin | December 19th, 2008

Ross recently wrote a post about talking with people, not to them. When it comes to customer service, many people forget this lesson. It’s simple. Customer service is first being human. Great customer service means listening, talking with customers, fixing what doesn’t work, and saying “I’m sorry” when you did something wrong. We look up […]

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A Simple Thank You Can Be Very Powerful

Ross | December 18th, 2008

Technology has transformed the way we communicate. Email, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, and other forms of  communications have allowed people who would not have “met” ten years ago to develop social relationships. We get many great emails from people every day thanking us for what we do. Those emails put huge smiles on the […]

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