Crowdsourcing sites make you life as an Internet marker a lot easier. It means you can concentrate on your marketing efforts, while other small tasks are done for cheap by someone else.
Crowdsourcing simply means having a large number of people perform one small task for you.
In Internet marketing there are a few little known treasures that allow you to save hundreds of dollars a month in outsourcing costs.
The members of these crowdsourcing sites make a little bit of money by completing simple tasks. They often use some kind of software to speed up tasks at hand, but they’re still very cheap. Great to outsource little tasks.
On the other hand, if you’re into making some extra money, you can easily become a member and earn a little extra income working from your home.
Below are listed 4 of the best crowdsourcing sites.
I find that many seasoned internet marketers are not that familiar with sites like these. If you want to outsource one time jobs for cheap, that’s where you should go.
- Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk)
This is one of the most popular crowdsourcing websites, It’s commonly referred to as Mturk.Thousands of little tasks are posted on the Mturk marketplace each and every day. They range from only a few cents to several dollars to complete. Writing articles, for instance, is only a few dollars per piece. One of the more expensive tasks at the time of writing this is transcripton services.
Whether you want to outsource or to earn an extra monthly income, you should definitely explore this site.
Microworkers looks and works very much like Mturk, but there’s a downsite usting it. The fact is, you must have a minimum of 30 people doing the same task for you (which is exactly what crowdsourcing really is!).Also, this site does not get nearly as much traffic as Mturk. But if you’re not having much success at Mturk, Microworkers is a great alternative.
Again, the setup of this site, especially the design, is very similar to Mturk.
Finding people to write articles through this site may not be that easy. But you can get people to perform plenty of other tasks through shorttask.com.
Very famous for its advertising and promotion activities, but Craigslist is one of the greatest outsource sites.Finding article writers is pretty easy, as is finding people to do any paid tasks.
When you post paid gigs on Craigslist, for the first few days they can easily yield over 100 daily email inquiries.
You just have to make sure you post your outsourcing tasks in the right section, and avoid sounding like an Internet or affiliate marketer.
Keep in mind, that most members at Craiglist don’t know anything about internet marketing. Sometimes, if they don’t understand the types of jobs you’re posting there, they even may flag your ads.
You must think of Craigslist as the ‘local area’ Mturk. Suppose you want to hire local area people (which opens a ton of great opportunities for trainees and partners in the long term), then Craigslist is the best place to find them.
Outsourcing your business’ small tasks is one of the keys to Internet marketing success and crowdsourcing sites are a great resource doing so.
You should always aim to outsource more and more of your dailly tasks. Doing so, you can get a lot more done in a much shorter period of time, and this results in increased revenues.
So, what crowdsourcing sites do you use and what kind of tasks do you outsource?
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