Case Study: Michigan Millennials Establish "Washington Alley" — an online clothing store for men.
Childhood best friends Lucas Craig, 29, and Eddy Beyne, 30, not only grew up together in Traverse City, but have now founded a budding fashion empire — Washington Alley.
In 2016, they launched their first pair of jeans — "Webster" — with the denim sourced from a 110-year-old local manufacturer. The pair then built an online store to sell their wares. It quickly snowballed into an outlet for other curated, locally made products.
Their website was initially built on the Shopify platform but Lucas found it very difficult to change the names and banners of the drop-down menus for product pages. He also wanted to keep the shipping and returns policy tab and include banner images on the bottom of the page.
He reached out to Shopify's experts but found the work was very expensive, which is when he turned to Freelancer.com...
Case Study: A Retired Rugby Player Launches Therapy Clinic With Help From Freelancers
"Playing against the best players in the world was by far the biggest in-field highlight."
These are the words of retired professional rugby player, Wade Kelly. After spending 13 years in the pro-leagues, Wade called it quits in 2008. Injuries are common in physical sports like rugby. "I had three major shoulder operations, tearing my Labrum, biceps tendon, supraspinatus tendon, my cartilage and having part of my bursa and bone removed," said Wade.
That was when he came across Postural Therapy.
Before opening his postural therapy clinic, Wade knew that he needed to get a logo and a website done. "Having a logo is essential for business because it's the first thing people see and first impressions last, that's for sure." He turned to local graphic designers and web developers for the project but was astounded by the prices they offered. "To build a logo and website, the prices were above AUD$10,000 and upwards, maxing out at around AUD$23,000..."
Case Study: Australian Visionary Builds An Uber-like Website For Fitness Enthusiasts
Uber has forever revolutionized the way we look at transportation. Because of smartphones, gone are the days where one would spend several minutes failing miserably at hailing cabs.
Accountant David Forsyth thought of adopting Uber's on-demand service to the personal fitness industry. The 37-year-old from Victoria, Australia went online to search for a personal trainer and had difficulty in finding one. He was surprised to discover that there were no services that offered consolidated databases in which he could easily select from.
Local web developers pegged his project at $7,500 AUD to $10,000 AUD, which was well above his budget. David knew that this primary quote would further increase down the road since the website was pretty complex.
A colleague from his office suggested he try hiring a developer from Freelancer.com. Knowing that he had limited options available, he took a shot despite being uncertain of the online platform...
Changing Perspectives: A 21st Century Approach To Education & Schooling
Most schools around the world have adopted the conventional system where students are expected to hit the books to pass quizzes, tests, and exams. Natasha Hussein, from London, United Kingdom, believes that it "inadequately prepares students to thrive in the world outside of University".
"The school syllabus doesn't convey the true joy of a subject and it is easy to get caught up in the mindset of 'exam passing' as opposed to the fun of free thought, exploration, and creativity," said Natasha.
Motivated by her belief, she thought of Future School, an academy where students' interests, personalities, and everyday lifestyles are shaped and prepared for the fast-changing economy.
To get the ball rolling, Natasha signed up to Freelancer.com...