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Join the Freelance Economy While at School

By: Brittany Corners | Published: August 21, 2015

It seems like summer gets shorter every year, and you may be dreading the return to your campus job, restocking the shelves in the library or answering the phone in the Biology lab. Although we can’t delay the beginning of the semester, here is some good news that will help you jumpstart your career and […]

What Does a Data Project Coordinator Do?

By: Amber Schanter | Published: August 19, 2015

Some people see the world through jigsaw-shaped lenses. They are quick to identify the pieces of a puzzle, and get a kick out of analyzing those parts to find the most efficient – and accurate – solution. That’s us. At our core, we are problem solvers. On a larger scale, we use big data to […]

A Look Inside the Sharing Economy

By: Richard Stockton | Published: August 19, 2015

A new business model has grown up in the Internet age. Dubbed the ‘sharing economy,’ this model taps into the widespread availability of pooled resources. Members of this economy, whether personal or professional, can direct resources to just the place they’re needed and keep them for just as long as they’re useful. The sharing economy is revolutionizing commerce, and it’s […]

What Does a Content Project Coordinator Do?

By: Alex Chrum | Published: August 18, 2015

CrowdSource is well-known for its awesome perks and unique work environment (massages and free beer, anyone?). But have you ever found yourself wondering what the people who work there actually do for a living? You’re not alone (just ask my family). In addition to the thousands of freelancers who complete work on our platform remotely, […]

To Get More Done, Equally Prioritize Work and Rest

By: Richard Stockton | Published: August 12, 2015

One of the greatest perks of freelancing is the ability to set your own schedule. However, this level of flexibility comes at a price and requires discipline to prioritize work without a boss setting your schedule. While setting aside the time to complete your work is certainly important, it’s just as important to schedule regular breaks and […]

5 Tools Every Online Publisher Should Use

By: Brittany Corners | Published: August 11, 2015

The Internet has exploded with resources that claim to help online publishers boost visibility and reach new audiences. Yet, many of these tools fall short. Here are five tried-and-true online tools that boost search engine rankings and help online publishers succeed: Pinterest More than 70 million users engage with Pinterest. How can online publishers utilize this platform? For starters, publishers […]

CrowdSource Donates Back-to-School Supplies

By: Brittany Corners | Published: August 7, 2015

Throughout the month of July, CrowdSource team members geared up to help local children prepare for the new school year by teaming up with the YMCA of Southwest Illinois. The “Back to School Bash”, which is held every summer by the YMCA, helps ensure that every child in the area is ready for the year […]