Crowdsource yourself a new job
Don't just sell yourself by the hour, says freelancer.com CEO
Crowdsourcing is a chance to create yourself a new job, rather than justraise some cash between gigs or while slacking, according to MattBarrie, CEO of boom site freelancer.com.
While many users of crowdsourcing sites like freelancer use them to findlow-cost labor, Barrie says the site works best when workers use it as astepping stone towards building a business.
take a job, create a job,” Barrie told a media event in Sydney
today, as buyers on his site don't always want guns-for-hire and mayinstead be looking for someone they can trust to take on a wide portfolioof work. Simple gigs that start with one person can therefore be agateway to engagements that become far deeper and broader.Networking with other providers of similar crowdsourced services canhelp you to find a workforce for your growing company, he added, whileother crowdsourced service providers can help to build the things everybusiness needs, like .Barrie of course has an interest in promoting people taking thecrowdsourcing route as his site takes a cut of fees for projects arrangedthrough his site.But another crowdsourcer at the event,Designcrowd.com founder Alec
Lynch, said “Lots of people see crowdsourcing as lead generation. Theystart online and then continue the realtionship offline.”