Daily Archives: June 4, 2012

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Freelancing – The Pitfalls – Infographic

Let’s get one thing straight: Freelancing is not easy. While it offers fantastic benefits — flexible hours, more control and creative independence — there are still plenty of risks involved with striking out on your own and running your own business. And while the economy struggles to recover, freelancing poses pitfalls.

According to the infographic below, compiled with information from MastersDegree.net, a surprising 80% of freelancers have dealt with a client who ultimately didn’t pay for work that was completed. Average losses totaled $6,000 — quite a hefty chunk of change to lose…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, MastersDegree.net

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How Sports Teams Use Social Media To Drive Ticket Sales – Infographic

Social media hasn’t only revolutionized sports fans’ experiences at the game — it’s also changed how they get there in the first place.

One in five fans use social networks to invite friends to games, according to a recent report by the Sports Business Journal. Nearly 15% of ticket buyers say their purchases have been influenced by Facebook posts.

And engaging fans on social media doesn’t just help sports teams reach potential buyers — it literally pays off. According to the same research, fans who buy tickets through social media links pay more than one-and-a-half times as much on average compared to all buyers. Why? They typically make their purchases farther in advance.

The flash deals site for sports tickets Crowd Seats recently pulled research from Ticketmaster, the Sports Business Journal and the marketing firm Burson-Marsteller to produce the infographic below…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Crowd Seats, Sports Business Journal

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Pinterest – A Virtual Pinboard With Users Around The World – Infographic

As of Q1 of 2012, Pinterest had generated 11.7 million unique visitors. This Infographic explains Pinterest and who is using it around the world…Read More

Source: Infographic Labs, Hubspot Blog