FSw News – Text Ads, Jobs, New Characters and Another Month Gone
Can you believe the calendar is about to tick over to June? Months seem to be getting faster, as if time is in a hurry to get somewhere. Well with another month gone it’s nice to know that FreelanceSwitch is still growing with every passing week. After doing a little Google search, I think we can safely say that you’ve helped make the ‘Switch the biggest freelancing blog around! So thank you to all our authors, our visitors and most importantly our readers – you! So on with some FreelanceSwitch news:
Text Link Adverts
First of all in my efforts to look after the business-side of the site, we have now added Text-Link-Ads to the site. What you probably already know about TLA is that if you sign up you can get yourself a $100 worth of free ads with their starter kit – here’s our listing. What you probably don’t know and certainly I didn’t know until I got an email this morning is that one of our readers designed the TLA banners! Long live freelancers!
Job Postings Free for 31 More Days
For anyone wanting to post freelance job ads, don’t forget our board is still free but only for 31 more days, so get in there now! Having said that I can promise the job board is going to stay pretty cheap (though admittedly not free), as we realise that for most people looking for a freelancer the idea of paying what might amount to a significant portion of the job just to find someone to do the job doesn’t make much sense.
Much as we love the little guys here on FreelanceSwitch, they are being replaced with new custom illustrations. The current set have been based on stock illustrations from the always useful iStockPhoto and have brought us a long way, but unfortunately are open to other people leveraging our brand. Fortunately this means we get to hire a very talented freelancer named Scotty who has already crafted our first FSw character and is now busy making up the team!
So in any case, thanks for helping us make May such a big month. As always we have plenty on our plate for next month including those forums and resource directory that I’m yet to finish (yikes!), more mini sites like the rate calculator we recently put up, lots of product reviews from our new product reviewer Dickie, and wallpapers featuring our new characters. And because I think we’re going to hit 10,000 subscribers this month, we can launch the freelancer survey which I’m very excited about but which will probably be way more work than I’m imagining