crowdSPRING is a niche freelance marketplace for logos, graphic design, and naming. crowdSpring is able to effectively focus on their specific niche because they don’t offer the kitchen sink. crowdSPRING has grown considerably since 2008 and hosts a considerable community of creatives. The website is easy to navigate and doesn’t offer too many small tools, resources, and pages. In addition to having a growing community, crowdSPRING offers satisfaction guarantees with full refunds.
- Relatively expensive
- Fixed price projects
crowdSPRING’s fees are far higher than any other freelance platform. crowdSPRING explains its fees this way:
“crowdSPRING offers multiple pricing packages within our silver, gold and platinum packages. The award to the Creative is always around 60% of the total which you will pay and this will be visible to you when you select a package. For instance, the Silver package is [$399] which includes an award of [$225] and comes with some of our most popular features.”
crowdSPRING requires members to post project at fixed prices (starting at $299) unlike other freelance platforms where you can set a fixed or hourly rate as low as you’d like. crowdSPRING requires users to pay upfront and in full. crowdSPRING says, “We ask that you pay for your project up front when you post it so that our Creatives know that you aren’t just window shopping.” To hedge against any unhappy clients crowdSPRING offers a strong satisfaction, money back guarantee.
crowdSPRING collects 40% of payments from the freelancer.
There are over 25,000 jobs posted.
There are 173,500 freelancers.
Guarantee / Protection
They have a 100% money back guarantee.
crowdSPRING prefers PayPal to pay freelancers. You can also use major credit cards (Amex, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover).
There is no information on disputes that we could find.
You can call crowdSPRING at 877-887-7442. You can also email them via their website.