Creative Swapper is a unique website where users create simple profiles then search for other creatives to temporarily swap places with.
Who is it for?
To which we respond, “Why not?!”
When you can experience all of this without forfeiting your current position we can’t see why you wouldn’t want to jump at the chance. You’ll:
- Gain practical experience
- Learn new skills
- Experiment with new techniqiues, approches, processes, etc.
- Acquire perspective on how others work
- Meet new people
- Experience a change-of-pace and fresh work environment
Well, let’s say you have a ton of development work that you need extra hands to finish, but your graphic designers are a little light because your focus is currently on that web client. Sounds like a swap’s in order! You’ll gain access to a new employee without having to create a full-time position, and when your swapped employee returns, they’ll have loads of new knowledge and skills they can apply to their position. We have simplicity down to a science: minimal paperwork and lots of flexibility, so you can customize a swap that makes sense for all parties involved. And remember, a happy employee is a productive employee. You’ll be investing in their contentment and your business.
Plus, private industry and academic research confirms that employee development can improve employer bottom-line profitability by increasing revenues and lowering expenses. Some benefits include:
- Increased ability to take advantage of innovation
- Better employee retention
- Improved quality of work or service
- Greater productivity
So, where does the Indiegogo money gogo?
(See what we did there?)
Our $10,000 goal would cover the following:
Development of a beta website that would allow the public to create profiles, search for other creatives and swap places.
Creation of a contract agreement by a knowledgeable and experienced legal expert. This agreement will outline swap details including duration, responsibilities, and creative rights to protect both parties in a swap.
If the entire goal is not reached, all funds will be applied to the development of a partially-functioning website to attract additional contributors.
What do I get for contributing?
You’ll receive: A well-intentioned-but-awkward mental hug and a gracious thank you for helping us get one step closer.
$25 – High Fives All Around
You’ll receive: A free download of the super-classy Creative Swapper screen wallpaper.
$50 – BFFs
You’ll receive: The Creative Swapper screen wallpaper and a shout-out on Twitter.
$100 – Updated Relationship Status
You’ll receive: A hand written thank you card and the Creative Swapper screen wallpaper.
$500 – You’re Tops, Valentine!
You’ll receive: A video chat/phone call with the founders of Creative Swapper thanking you for your help and 3 months of ad space on the Creative Swapper website.
$1,000 – Love you, Mean it.
You’ll receive: A video chat/phone call with the founders of Creative Swapper thanking you for your help and 6 months of ad space on the Creative Swapper website.
Other Ways To Help
Spread the word! Share the concept of Creative Swapper with people you know who may be interested. Also, volunteer. Let us know if you’d like to invest your time or skills with us, and we’ll find something super-cool for you to do. We can always use knowledgeable web developers, designers, creative business owners, and legal professionals.
See something we could improve on? We happily receive constructive criticism (and will do our best not to wince). Offer your suggestions to help us improve upon our idea and approach at: firstname.lastname@example.org