CrowdSpring has launched its crowd sourcing modeled online platform for creative design. CrowdSpring is an online place to collaborate and contribute in new design ideas mainly in logo design, graphics design, website, business card designs etc.
Buyers looking for a new logo, website, marketing materials or other creative content simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, creatives from around the world will submit actual work – not bids or proposals – for the buyer to review. As the submissions come in, buyers are able to review, sort, rate, provide feedback and collaborate with creatives until they find the “the one.”
The similar model website are there such as Klusters, Fellowforce and a very close to it is 99Designs.com and DesignContest.com which too have design projects to work along with owners and freelancers/ collaborators.
For creatives, CrowdSpring offers powerful tools and a platform to showcase their talents on a worldwide stage. In addition to allowing anyone, anywhere to reach a global audience for their creativity, CrowdSpring also offers powerful community tools such as public profiles, private messaging, portfolios, and creative community forums.
When a buyer posts a project, they choose how much they’d like to pay and CrowdSpring holds these funds, along with a project fee of 15%, in escrow until the end of the project.
Once the project is complete, the buyer chooses the submission they like best and CrowdSpring pays the winning creative. If the buyer hasn’t received at least 25 different entries to choose from then they’re free to ask for a full, unconditional refund – no questions asked.
Creatives using CrowdSpring are never charged to participate, they’re paid 100% of the money they earn without any fees, charges or commissions.