Philip Odence the VP of Biz Dev, Black Duck Software, is the next newest member of the “paid crowdsourcing really works” club. He writes a very tight article on his recent first experience with Smartsourcing in NetworkWorld, titled: A smart approach to crowdsourcing yields brilliant results He writes:
“Here is how it went down:
10:54 Googled "Smartsheet."
11:07 Completed two instructional videos and free live demo.
11:11 Signed up for cheapest plan, $9.95 for one month of access.
11:16 Googled "Fortune 500." Copied the first 50 into Smartsheet.
11:24 Manually identified 4 general counsels to guide writing instructions.
11:32 Composed instructions, launched job, and received email confirmation.
11:59 Ran to class with complete list of the GCs. It was awesome!”
Roughly 1 hour stem to stern, and Philip had successfully tapped into the hundreds of thousands of always ready internet workers. Now, I don’t know how many individual workers actually completed his crowdsourcing job, but if it was statistically average, it was about 20, of which 2 did 40% of the work.
The team here at Smartsheet love customers like Philip. Switched on, and appreciative of the thought that went into making an emerging category called crowdsourcing ‘over the counter’.
Try Smartsourcing for yourself.
- Brent Frei