Over the past decade, with the explosive growth in global Internet access through the use
of smartphones and tablets, the world has been brought closer together and made conditions highly conducive for multi-party tasks.
Contributed by Dr. Solomon Nabatiyan Co-Founder of Techmoola
You can now utilize groups of people from different corners of the world to work on your project and streamline your tasks to make them simpler and more efficient.
A Wide Talent Pool at Your Disposal
With crowdsourcing, you will have access to a much broader range of talent than possible through
traditional means of company recruitment. With traditional methods, you can only seek, screen, and employ only a handful of locally available individuals to carry out tasks. Then, the success of your project depends on the efficiency of these workers and their ability to cooperate with each other to get things done. With crowdsourcing you have access to a wide range of talent which can boost your business value and operations in the long run.
These days, with the increasing complexity of business tasks, specialization is more and
more necessary. With crowdsourcing, specialized chunks can be done by workers with expertise, delivering timely and effective results. This way, you are avoiding the disadvantages of allotting general tasks to personnel who may not be suited to understanding, approaching and executing with the appropriate skill set and competence.
Speed With Quality
If your project, or elements of it, are repetitive and voluminous, crowdsourcing
is even more of a boon to your deliverables. Since you break down the work amongst a
larger crowd, it becomes that much easier to handle higher volumes of repetitive work.
For example, if you need 40 articles in two days, it will be tedious for a single writer to do
the job. Moreover, there are no guarantees on quality when just one person is involved.
With crowdsourcing however, the same volume of work gets done without a fuss. Since the
element of repetition is eliminated, the quality is improved and enhanced due to the power
of crowds getting involved.
Value for Money
Given the apportioning model of crowdsourcing, you can get the best value on projects
work done on your behalf. Labor is derived from diverse geographies with different wage
requirements, particularly for freelance agents, so you can expect to get your work done at
much lower rates, as compared to hiring someone on a full-time basis locally.
Crowdfunding Gives You Options
If you are looking to start crowdsourcing with a funding perspective, then crowdfunding
platforms will come in handy. Apart from providing excellent crowdfunding options, they
are great forums to find crowdsourcing elements and support groups for new technologies,
innovations and the entrepreneurs behind them.
All in all, if you are considering putting crowdsourcing in your business (and tell us how you are in the comments), you should start thinking about these basic benefits and decide how you can use them to accelerate.