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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crowdsourcing by Aliza Sherman

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Chapter 16
Crowdsourcing Freelance Work and Consulting
In This Chapter
• Finding freelancers in the crowd
• Managing virtual freelance workers
• Working with agencies that crowdsource
• Getting the most out of freelance and creative crowdsourcing
Another type of crowdworker community is sometimes referred to as a freelancer marketplace. On sites like Elance, Guru, and oDesk, you can post your projects and receive bids from freelancers rather than actual work submissions. These differ from crowdsourced labor sites such as CrowdFlower and Mechanical Turk because the tasks are more complex and usually require higher skill levels. They also differ from crowd competition sites in that they don’t require workers to submit work on spec; instead, they ...

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