Picking Your Platform
In This Chapter
Knowing how a platform helps you
Seeing which platform works for your project
Considering a platform’s crowds, support and policies
Looking at different platforms’ offerings
You think that you’re ready to start crowdsourcing. You have an idea and a plan. For your next step, you need to choose a platform. The platform is a website, a crowdmarket and an organisation of people who can help you to crowdsource. When you use a crowdsourcing platform, you’re not alone. You have a group of people who understand crowdsourcing and who are ready and waiting to help you.
A crowdsourcing platform isn’t absolutely essential in order to crowdsource. Chapter 12 shows how you can crowdsource with social media, and you can crowdsource from a private web page if you like. If you have a desire to do things from first principles, you can even crowdsource from a busy street corner with nothing more than a clipboard and a booming voice. In some cases, crowdsourcing without using a formal crowdsourcing platform makes sense. You can search for macrotaskers ...