Do you know who enjoys the maximum advantage in the projects posted and completed via the crowdsourcing websites?
The true answer to this question is the Crowdsourcing websites themselves are the real gainers in these projects. The buyers and the sellers may or may not get benefits in the projects but the crowdsourcing websites are the guaranteed gainers. Let’s study how this happens.
There are too many crowdsourcing websites on the internet today and the most popular of those are the crowdspring and designcrowd.
What is the concept of the Crowdsourcing sites?
The buyer frames his requirements and posts it on the crowdsourcing websites in the form of a project or contest. The Crowdsourcing websites are already full of thousands of designers and programmers so all the designers and programmers who are interested to the project can submit their designs. The buyers after reviewing all the designs and proposals can select any design of any programmer or designer. After reaching the desired design, the buyers can select the design and request designers or programmers to send the source files. After the buyers get the source files, they can then approve the payment of the programmers or designers.
What is the benefit of the buyers?
The main benefit of the buyers is that they get too many designs and proposals in the cost of just one. The buyers get the full freedom of selecting any design or if they do not want to select any then they can reject all the designs and ask for the money refund.
What is the benefit of the designers or programmers?
The money paid to the selected designers or programmers is sometimes more than their monthly income from a regular 8 hour job in many developing countries. This is the reason why the maximum sellers are from the developing countries.
What is the truth that is not visible to the buyers?
The truth that is not visible to the buyers is the loss of money. If the buyer selects a design then it is ok but in case if he rejects all the designs and ask for money refund then what happens. The site like the Crowdsourcing.com refunds money but they do not refund the listing fee. Yes, the money required to post a project can be divided into two parts, project fee paid to the sellers and the listing fee. Crowdsourcing returns the project fee but keeps the listing fee. What has been the loss of the buyer? Listing fee is his loss because he will never get it back. On the other hand, there are some sites that do not return anything.
The maximum projects on the crowdsourcing websites close without results because the buyers do not like any of the design ideas. Do you have any idea that why the buyers do not like any design ideas? The truth is that the quality designers and programmers who have already made their market do not like to waste their time on these crowdsourcing websites. So finally the result for the many buyers is the loss of money.
What is the disadvantage of the crowdsourcing websites to the designers and programmers?
The competition on the crowdsourcing websites is too tough so why a designer will waste his precious time if he is getting continuous business from other sources. These crowdsourcing websites are only for those designers who do not have anything else to do. It may be possible that you may get paid in one or two projects but think it deeply. Will you consider yourself to be a successful designer or programmer if you get paid in two projects after posting the designs in 100 or more projects? You can analyze your success ratio yourself.
If you think that this is what you deserve then continue working on these crowdsourcing websites without payment but if it comes to your mind that you deserve more than what you are getting then do something to bring your site up in the search engines so that you can get work directly from the clients.
It does not matter who is in loss, the buyer or the seller, but the crowdsourcing websites are always in profit. So why not take a step more and request quotes directly from the designers or programmers.
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