What Is Crowdsourcing?

Posted: December 7th, 2013, 9:50 pm   By: erin.hempfling

Everyone is trying to figure out the next big thing to hit the internet and revolutionize not only the way companies do business but also the way individuals communicate, often in the same instance. Search-engine giant Google and social media tools Facebook and Twitter have all changed the online landscape, altering the way people utilize the web. Many speculate that crowdsourcing is the next big thing, but what is it exactly?

Crowdsourcing is a method by which companies can get a wide variety of writing projects – product descriptions, resource articles and so on – completed very quickly by employing the services of a vast pool of freelance writers. Outsourcing numerous projects allows the company to get a focused, managed and knowledgeable workforce behind the project, rather than depending on expensive and less-knowledgeable  in-house employees to scribe the entirety of the project. In short: a lot of necessary writing work is spread out among a deep and talented pool to get it completed better and faster.

So what does that mean for you, the writer? Simply put, it means more opportunities to get paid to write, either in your spare time or in conjunction with your career as a freelancer. Companies like EnglishMajor.com are always looking to bring in talented writers who collectively can complete a bevy of assignments quickly and thoroughly. You can make extra money to supplement your income simply by writing a handful of submissions per day at your leisure. Write enough to get money for a weekend outing to the movies or enough to save money to help with car or house payments, all through the new business tool of crowdsourcing.

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