Crowdsourcing was an early example of the power of the crowd. We have some noteable success stories here in Australia including Matt Barrie from Freelancer.com. Doing business online has become the norm and building trust no longer requires meeting in person at the early stages. People find love on the internet after all, as well as ‘suppliers’ – as varied as babysitters to design or just about anything else you can think of. We put our faith in crowdfunders to deliver on our dream – or theirs.
If you want to find out more about Crowdsourcing then this great post will inform you! Jo Sabin from DesignCrowd pulled together some brilliant examples and showed that Australians have been crowdsourcing since 1901. You can read her post here.
Crowdsourcing can also be used as a ‘business matching’ service. If you are an entrepreneur looking for like-minded people then you need to meet them first! We’ve all spent a lot of time at various events where ‘our kind’ hangout – but what if you had the option to short-track the process?