In LA On July 19th, the summer's hottest conference geared for educating enterprise clients on the future of crowdsourcing, Crowdopolis, will have begun, and you will be chatting it up with business and crowdsourcing professionals alike. But, wait, put your business card back in your pocket & hold that thought. You have to sign up first. Luckily for you, the waitlist is now available. If you sign-up, you will be first in line to see keynote speakers from GE, Kimberly Clark, Nokia & other enterprises talking about how they're benefitting from crowdsourcing & it's future role in Advertising, Tech, and Content Marketing.
The number of crowdsourcing contributors doubles every year. Use this Motivation Wheel from WebDirecting.com to find out how to attract them to your project. There are 5 motivational factors fulfilled when you do a microtask or crowdsourced job.
Decide on where your crowd's motivation falls: Pride, Fun, Impact, Relationships, & Money. Look at how Wikipedia, Innocentive, Foldit, & Ideas Watch motivates their crowd.
Need more ideas? Browse our articles on projects to see how other people have been motivating their crowds.
Why did Igor Vovkovinskiy receive almost $25,000 more than he asked for when he launched a crowdfunding campaign on March 6th 2012? It's because his campaign had only one simple goal, to get a pair of shoes that fit. Why couldn't he just buy them himself? Well, the shoes he needed were so large that there is no existing 'size' for them, and he needed them to be designed by footwear professionals.
The Daily Crowdsource Crowd Leaders Program is our invite only program meant to give voice to the visionaries and leaders in the field, and this month we are happy to announce another addition, Shay Har-Noy, CEO of Tomnod.
Ideally we want to find the best solutions for the worst problems. Why? Because we're deep down, mostly good, aren't we? Well, I guess that's up for debate, but, where was I? Yes, crowdsourcing can be a super hero, a Captain Planet, & when it comes to solving world problems, it has the upper hand because it allows anyone with an Internet connection to participate in any problem solving challenge, increasing the chances of finding a good and viable solution. It follows: I can only hug one skinny tree, but imagine how large a tree I could hug with helpf from 800 people on Skype... I keed, I keed.
As you may be able to tell from the title, there is a lot going on in the part of my head that cares about the news right now; all the blurbs in cyberspace are meshing together a little too much for this editor's pretty little head. So, in the face of randomness on a nontypical news day, here are a few notes on the most salient topics to come the way of Daily Crowdsource.
Raising funds with crowdfunding has it's own set of hazards that can be detrimental to your future success. Indeed, if you fail to reach your financial goal of your campaign, it can change the public perception of your project, your business, and even affect your ever-so-important online reputation.
Social media acts as the perfect tool for crowdfunding and allows for creative ideas to gain increased exposure and maximise social interaction. You could even argue that social-media made crowdfunding possible (along with the Internet!). Either way, Facebook and Twitter are the most commonly used social media sites harnessed for crowdfunding campaigns; both of which are vital ingredients for any crowdfunding project (and platform).
As our community has been growing (doubled since our restructuring!), we've been approached to start advertising on our site, newsletter, etc.... I've always hated the idea, as we don't want crappy banner ads making our site ugly & ruining your reading experience. But, I can't work here solely for IN-N-OUT burgers forever.
However, trying to be as flawesome as we can, I devised a cleverly-evil plan to find out who you want to see featured here at Daily Crowdsource.
So, I'm asking our crowd for your input. Who should we let sponsor this community?
I know what you expect me to write. After all, I run a crowdfunding startup. I should be on the front lines of this thing – fighting for this bill to go through. I should be signing petitions, tweeting about it, calling my congresswoman to tell her why the JOBS ACT will save America. I definitely shouldn't be questioning it.