Matching Up Tasks with Crowdsourcing

Part of the Crowdsourcing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can use the various forms of crowdsourcing in many different ways. If you try hard enough, you can do almost any job with any form. However, each form of crowdsourcing handles some jobs better than others. Here’s a list to give you a flavour of the kinds of tasks suited to the different forms of crowdsourcing:

  • App development: Macrotasking

  • Copywriting: Macrotasking

  • Editing: Macrotasking

  • Encyclopaedia creation: Microtasking and self-organised crowd

  • Graphic design: Crowdcontest or macrotasking

  • Innovation: Self-organised crowd or crowdcontest

  • Lead generation: Microtasking

  • New product creation: Crowdcontest or self-organised crowd

  • Photographic tagging: Microtasking or macrotasking

  • Photography: Crowdcontest, microtasking or macrotasking

  • Search engine optimisation: Microtasking

  • Secret shopping/price info: Microtasking or crowdcontest

  • Transcription: Microtasking or macrotasking

  • Translation: Macrotasking or microtasking

  • Writing: Macrotasking

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