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FAQs

Below you will find some common questions about crowdsourcing and our platform.

What is crowdsourcing and how does it work?

Through crowdsourcing, complex business problems are solved with the use of an on-demand, scalable workforce. CrowdSource helps you break down big projects into smaller, more manageable microtasks that are outsourced to our virtual team of skilled workers for completion. Visit our What Is Crowdsourcing? page for more information.

What are some of the most common job types you complete?

Our most common job types are unique copywriting services, data categorization and reconciliation, search relevance, product matching and content moderation. See our solutions page for further details.

Are there any jobs that CrowdSource doesn’t handle?

There are not many jobs that we cannot handle. However, if you need something design-related, such as the homepage of a website or the cover of a book, one of our partners is much more suitable to handle this type of task. You can contact us with this type of need, and we can provide you with a list of partners who handle crowdsourcing design.

How much does it cost to use CrowdSource?

Every project has a custom quote based on the desired outputs and workflow. Please contact us for an estimate.

How do I get started with CrowdSource?

The fastest way to get started is to call us at (855) 276-9376 or fill out your information on the contact form. The next step is to meet with a client solutions specialist so we can better understand the problem that CrowdSource can solve for you. We will then provide a custom proposal with an outline of pricing, the proposed solution and workflow.

On average, what is the turnaround time for a project? How is this time determined?

Turnaround time is determined on a project-by-project basis and dependent upon the nature and scope of the tasks being completed. It should be noted that even though there are limits to the volume of tasks that CrowdSource can accommodate, every effort will be made to determine these limitations prior to inception of each project in an effort to accurately manage expectations and meet all project deadlines. We recommend a Proof of Concept in order to produce accurate velocity, quality and price forecasts. The goal of a Proof of Concept project is to demonstrate the speed and effectiveness of our system while at the same time confirming the viability of our recommended workflows, volume thresholds and proposed pricing.

What quality control measures are implemented into the workflows?

We utilize a variety of quality control features, including algorithmic scoring, editorial review, gold standards and qualification tests. As a result, we send your work to an experienced, hyper-specialized workforce that will return work that meets your expectations.

Do you guarantee that content you produce is unique?

Yes, all of the content is originally written by a qualified, vetted workforce. Additionally, through built-in plagiarism checks and editorial review, all content is guaranteed to pass CopyScape.

How do workers feel about CrowdSource?

Workers look for fair pay, open communication and interesting, well-defined tasks. Knowing that the workforce is our strongest asset, we keep focus on these points as we curate work through the system. Our approach has made us recognized leaders in the mind of the workforce.

I want to have your workers complete a job that contains multiple steps. Can you help me?

Absolutely, we have a team of dedicated client solution specialists who work directly with you to understand your project, identify the steps to break it down into individual tasks and implement a workflow customized to fit your needs.

I want to send a job to specific workers on Mechanical Turk. Can you help me?

We offer a prescreened workforce for a variety of job types, including writing, editorial, categorization and transcription.

Do you have an API?

Yes, we offer XML and JSON APIs that make streaming work into and out of our system simple and efficient. We also have dedicated technical representatives that can assist in your integration.

How can I integrate your workforce directly into my application?

Your application can communicate directly with our API which enables you to tap into our workforce in real time. Our API has the capability of automatically delivering results back to your application as soon as they are available.