Startups are great, particularly when:
- They are free or freemium.
- They have easy-to-use products.
- They help you deal with daunting business tasks that make you lose valuable time you should be spending doing “real” work.
Here are five internet startups who can be really handy for creative freelancers, and whose core service is absolutely free of charge.
1. When you have to find a new freelance project: Working-Not-Working
There are a lot of marketplaces for freelancers, and they all have pros and cons. Working-Not-Working is a new network for designers and freelance creatives to get new gigs without having to scour hundred of job posting or cheapen your brand in generic freelance sites.
Created by Justin Gignac, art director, it is a platform where you can quickly build your profile, and specify your availability: are you working or not working? Do you have time to start a new project? WNW does a great job in populating the site with quality creative companies that need freelance talent, like Ogilvy, Mullen and Etsy.
The best part is it that the hiring managers pay a monthly subscription for taking a peak at you, making this the most freelancer-friendly job board out there. The only catch is the invite-only policy, but you can apply on the site. Continue Reading