Posted July 11, 2012 in News
The huge brands invest impressive amounts of money in advertising and constantly try to make their name even more famous. In spite of these amazing efforts, it’s enough a single case that will negatively influence people’s opinion. A well known case is Lacoste, this brand is associated with elegancy, intellectuality, and respectable people. Anders Breivik, the author of the horrible attempts in Norway was wearing a Lacoste pullover and it was a very negative image for the great brand. It’s true, it is about a very important brand and a terrrible criminal, but there are many other cases when your online identity may be affected.
In order to avoid these unwanted situations, it’s highly recommended to establish yourself a strategy to be prepared for various cases. The old saying seems actual, it is by far easier to prevent that treat. There are two great categories of factors that may be harmful for your website:
- Internal ones, this category covers all the factors that depend on the actions of the user. More pragmatically, everything that is strictly related to what you have done or not.
- External ones, having no connection with your activity.
1. The lack of control
Posted May 21, 2012 in News
I’ve decided to update my website with a new design to boost its functionality (it’s a relatively small website dedicated to outdoor ads). I’d like to make it more colorful, reduce textual content, and add more visual content. Even though I can’t spend a fortune on images, I don’t want to use low-quality graphics as it can scare away prospective clients. While searching for a good deal, I stumbled upon depositphotos.com that offers free images. Depositphotos is a relatively small and new image library in in comparison to microstock giants, but it is rapidly gaining momentum. It offers a free trial subscription that allows bloggers and site owners to download up to five images a day. In turn, you just need to do reviews and use links. The amount of free images depends on the number of your site visitors and its alexa.com rating. In addition, they are always ready to organize a mutual contest and give away free subscriptions.
I contacted them (you can send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org), sent them a link to my site and received my free subscription in a couple of days. So, I’m currently downloading my free images and thinking about further cooperation with them. Being a new player in the microstock business, Depositphotos’ offers make it a good competitor to Istock, Fotolia, and others.
Posted April 20, 2012 in News
Be like a professional and have your own business cards! If you don’t have one yet, here is a great giveaway for all of our readers! Our friends from UPrinting.com are generous enough to give away a set of 250 business cards for one winner!
The will be designing his/her own business cards to his/her own liking. He/she can use UPrinting’s easy-to use online design tool or upload his/her own design and get it printed. Cool, right? Below are the rest of the details of this great giveaway!
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Rounded one corner, 2×3.5″ Half Circle Side, 2×3.5″ Oval, 2.5″ Circle
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Posted February 14, 2012 in News
Hi Guys, Mason Hipp here. For those of you who aren’t familiar with my history, my wife Natalie and I have been the owners of FreelanceFolder for the past five years.
Before us was Jon Phillips (the original founder of FreelanceFolder) and now, I’m excited and a bit nostalgic to say, we are handing off the torch yet again to a new owner. The actual transfer happened a bit before January, and I think the new owner is primed and ready to bring some new energy to this site.
It’s a bit sad to be leaving such a thriving community, but I think it is for the best. In the past five years we’ve written and published The Unlimited Freelancer, designed and coded The Client Machine, and spent thousands of hours creating a site where independent workers everywhere can hang out. After all of this, frankly, we’ve become a bit burnt out. It is my hope that our new owner will be able to take things from here and propel FreelanceFolder into 2012 with tremendous success.
As for me, I will be moving to work full-time on our other site MediaLoot.com. If you’re into design, you know I’d be ecstatic to see you on this new site, but it is no FreelanceFolder replacement — and you can bet I’ll still be around here in some format or another.
So. Enjoy the site, keep commenting and submitting articles, and continue to make this the best freelance community on the web. It’s been a great five years, and I want to thank all of you for being a part of our lives.
We will miss you,
– Mason and Natalie
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