Author Archives: Sammie Schweissguth

Join Our Account Services Team

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: September 17, 2015

The Account Services Team at CrowdSource drives the success of some of the world’s largest online retailers and publishers by helping them leverage our robust network of skilled freelancers. Partnering with enterprise clients means brainstorming and problem solving on the daily, as we engineer creative solutions for a relatively new (but thriving!) industry. We’ve earned […]

3 Ways User Generated Content Can Make or Break a Brand's Reputation

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: June 2, 2015

A whopping 89% of customers say that user-generated reviews sway their opinions when they shop for goods or services. That’s great news for your company if web reviewers frequently praise your products, but what if they don’t? That’s why it’s vital to address rude comments or harsh reviews ASAP, before your company’s sales or image […]

Crowdsourcing Industry Trends: Unique Ways Companies Are Leveraging the Crowd

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: May 5, 2014

The power of distributed labor has received a fresh interpretation for the 21st century. Crowdsourcing has taken the principles of distributed computing, such as open networks and parallel processing, and applied them to solving business challenges in the real world using real people. In 2006, when Jeff Howe coined the term “crowdsource” in an article published in Wired magazine […]

6 Types of Freelance Writer – Which One Are You?

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: October 22, 2013

Never in history has there been a better time to be a freelance writer. The Internet has created a platform for artists of all types to share their creativity with potential fans worldwide, and for those with a gift for composing interesting, humorous, timely or useful copy, the opportunities are endless. Today, budding novelists can […]

5 Benefits of Crowdsourcing Big Data

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: October 9, 2013

Tapping into stores of data to fuel innovation isn’t a new concept. Long before we could access unlimited streams of information with a few keystrokes, smart business leaders relied upon a variety of resources to make the decisions that drove their success. The question isn’t whether you should be mining big data to improve distributed processing and analysis. It’s how […]

5 Essential Elements of Successful Product Descriptions

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: September 5, 2013

E-commerce products don’t just sell themselves. Although few consumers give much thought to the product descriptions they skim every time they shop online, they still respond much more favorably, at least on a subconscious level, to sites that provide vivid, engaging copy. Visit a handful of online retail establishments, and you’ll find vast differences in the copy they use to promote their […]

Crowdsourcing vs. Crowdfunding: What's the Difference?

By: Sammie Schweissguth | Published: July 23, 2013

Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are both innovative new developments that use mass collaboration to get things done. Tapping into the crowd for talent and capital can fuel growth, increase efficiency and make anything possible. Whether you’re a trendsetting enterprise manager, a global retail giant, an entrepreneur, a progressive business manager, a digital content creation manager, the developer of […]