All about Crowdsourcing

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29th Jul'20

What is crowdsourcing?

 

When we set off to build a business and create our name in the market, we wish to have the maximum of the best skills. The urge is to get the best in everything that we hire. But due to geographical constraints, this seems impossible to have the best-skilled people under one roof, working for one organisation. 

But, with the idea of crowdsourcing, companies are allowed to assign work to people anywhere in the country or around the world, which allows the businesses to have access to a vast array of skills and expertise without incurring the normal overhead costs of in-house employees.

To know what crowdsourcing actually is about, read:

https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/education/what-is-crowdsourcing-15026002

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/crowdsourcing.asp

https://crowdsourcingweek.com/what-is-crowdsourcing/

 

Types of Crowdsourcing

 

To make the process easy and allow the companies to choose talented people as per their need, the process of crowdsourcing is further divided into categories. These are different types of crowdsourcing available:

https://stephenshapiro.com/types-of-crowdsourcing/

https://bantrr.com/2010/05/08/four-types-of-crowdsourcing/

 

Crowdsourcing Platforms

 

Crowdsourcing appeared for the first time in 2006 when Jeff Howe published an article in The Wired. A community of strangers, connected by the internet and animated solely by their passion and enthusiasm, can do many other things. All these people are connected through the internet, on different crowdsourcing platforms. Below are the links with a list of several crowdsourcing platforms:

https://www.letstechknow.com/best-crowdsourcing-platforms-websites-2019-best-sites/

https://www.fulcrumapp.com/blog/crowdsourcing-apps/

Crowdsourcing is done with the help of several apps as well. Mobile crowdsourcing enables the employer to track its employees' activities and at the same time gives ease to the employer to send and get data easily. Some of the best examples of crowdsourcing from the world can be read here:

https://www.mainstreethost.com/blog/four-examples-of-clever-crowdsourcing-campaigns/

https://tweakyourbiz.com/marketing/9-great-examples-crowdsourcing-age-empowered-consumers

 

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About the Author: Amrita Sinha

Amrita is in the field of media. She has a deep inclination towards writing and public speaking. She aims to remove the stereotypical mindset of society. She loves to read and photography is her passion.

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