Posts Tagged ‘freelancer’

Startup tips: 5 great tools for freelancers (and small businesses)

Mike | October 17th, 2011

What is a freelancer if not a small business? Just like small businesses, freelancers must engage in marketing, manage payables and receivables and other accounting tasks, perform HR functions, direct production, and plan strategy. 1. Planning and strategy. There are lots of great tools and apps out there that will help you to plan and […]

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10 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers

Ross | June 15th, 2011

The most successful freelancers are excellent communicators. Is it enough to have great communication skills to succeed as a freelancer? No. However, it’s nearly impossible to succeed as a freelancer without effective communication skills. We’ve seen many talented designers on crowdSPRING and elsewhere fail to grow successful freelance businesses because they were poor communicators. We’ve […]

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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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