Savvy Speaks: Tips for Crowdsourcing

Savvy Speaks: Tips for Crowdsourcing
Savvy Sisters - Wed Feb 08, 2012 @ 04:54AM
Comments: 17

The rise of social media has made crowdsourcing all the rage. Why read the opinions of just one person when you can get the 4-1-1 from a whole host of experts all in one place? But wrangling all those opinions can be a bit tricky. This week the Savvy Sisters share their best tips for crowdsourcing the pros - like a pro!

 

Heather

Ask for a little - Get A Lot!

In my other job as Content Director for DemandCon I coordinate with all our conference speakers to contribute to the blog, resource section, webinars, Funnel Facts newsletter, etc.  The closer we get to conference time the less time each presenter has to balance their presentation prep and my content demands.  So crowdsourcing has helped give me the content I need along with balancing perspectives.  I have found that asking a presenter to write a 700 word article can be daunting but asking them to answer 5 questions with a few sentences to a paragraph each is more realistic.  Then I can take the answers of a few different people and create a post.  I have been doing this with the "Meet the Speakers" series on the DemandCon blog and it has been a lot of fun to get to know the conference participants not only by their body of work but also by their favorite TV character and sports team.

Wendy

The Great and Powerful Internet

 

Crowdsourcing is the new and improved surveys of days gone by. Where in the past, we used to hand out paper surveys with questions like “In what ways could our Customer Service be improved?” and then compile the results, we can now almost instantly tap into the collective mindset of that powerful man behind the curtain – internet users who represent our audience.

 

What to know hands down what the favorite Superbowl commercial was? Pitch that question on Twitter, Facebook, or on your blog – you'll soon find out.

 

Want to know possible topics for blog posts? Ask and you shall receive, you'll soon have enough topics for weeks worth of posts. And here's the neat thing, often the people who respond have a vested interest in the subject being discussed making them not only the ideal contributors, but part of your targeted audience as well.

 

Crowdsourcing is a unique and effective way to tap into the ongoing cocktail party conversation of the internet. When used effectively (appropriate questions that serve a purpose and are not just “asking about the weather,” you and your company can benefit greatly from this method of information collection  

 

Jamie

Manners Matter

When you're requesting contributions to a crowd-sourced piece it's important to remember that everyone is busy. Whether the group you're soliciting is the general public of a select list of individuals - respect their time:

  • Prepare well: Know what you're asking and why. Be clear about the purpose of your research so its easy for contributors to understand the assignment.
  • Do your homework: Research the people you're approaching and be sure that they are a good fit for your topic.
  • Keep it short: Time is of the essence. Don't ask for too much. Be concise in your communications and to-the-point in your requests. 
  • Be specific: Give clear and simple instructions so people can handle the request quickly (and so you don't have to go back and follow-up).
  • Be thankful: Say thank you. If you're compiling a report, offer contributors a free copy. If you're publishing quotes and such - make sure you attribute them properly, including links to people's sites and Twitter pages, etc.

 

Most of the time, people will want to help you. With some good manners, you will make a good impression and keep your pool of contributors squarely on your side and happy to be in the mix.   

 

Have you ever written a crowdsourced article?

How did you get folks interested?

Comments: 17

Comments

1. dawn groves  |  my website   |   Wed Feb 08, 2012 @ 06:58AM

Great article on the basics of crowdsourcing. I'll tweet it!
Best, dawn
www.yourproductivitysucks.com

2. Cathy Bishop  |  my website   |   Fri Feb 10, 2012 @ 12:31AM

Hello Savvy Sisters, love this blog and all your informative posts. Indeed! Why settle for just a single opinion from a person if you can gather several from other gurus or expert? Three (or more) heads are still better than one.

3. lee  |  my website   |   Tue Feb 11, 2014 @ 07:24AM

Exceptional piece of writing cheers for the knowledge. A Perfect piece of info
http://www.eu-cigs.net

4. sandeep   |   Sat Sep 13, 2014 @ 11:15PM

“ I don’t have sufficient energy right now to completely read your site but I have bookmarked it and likewise include your RSS channels. I will be back in a day or two. much obliged concerning an incredible site. http://www.usafashiontv.com http://www.avignaseoservices.com and http://www.avighnaseosolutions.com

5. appamma   |   Sat Sep 13, 2014 @ 11:16PM

I was extremely satisfied to discover this site.i needed to thank you for this extraordinary read!! I doubtlessly getting a charge out of every last bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post http://www.usafashiontv.com http://www.avignaseoservices.com and http://www.avighnaseosolutions.com

6. Rd   |   Thu Jan 29, 2015 @ 04:52PM

I think the one good thing about social media is feedback, especially for ones work, so I could direct people to a page such as: http://www.compuchenna.co.uk/the-rpc-server-is-unavailable/ and get the feedback that I would otherwise have to pay for, in most cases.

8. Anonymous   |   Fri Sep 16, 2016 @ 11:41AM

In ShowBox app you select quality of video and choose media player which you would loved to use, make sure that what resolution your device can obedient to allow videos to play on it. http://showboxpc.be/

9. David   |   Thu Feb 09, 2017 @ 05:02AM

Thanks for sharing useful information for us.I really enjoyed reading your blog.
http://assignmentfirm.com

12. Brain Dean   |   Sat May 20, 2017 @ 03:24AM

Your blog is so amazing and helpfull.And it is the great idea .Thanks for sharing a batter idea.
http://www.justc4urself.com/hollywood-movies-coming-2017/
http://lose-weight-fast.info/

13. Candice   |   Thu Jun 29, 2017 @ 04:40AM

Here I got the perfect article to read this awesome blog and really delighted so much to see this awesome post which I need to explore more.http://www.chandigarhescortsgirl.com/ludhiana.html

14. Ambala Army Bharti 2017 Admit Card  |  my website   |   Thu Aug 03, 2017 @ 05:23AM

for more information visit our website

15. akshay kumar   |   Fri Sep 01, 2017 @ 02:54PM

https://goo.gl/7isJt9
https://goo.gl/heEQgQ
https://goo.gl/5UFvDb
https://goo.gl/KCXUHZ
https://goo.gl/vY6N2m
https://goo.gl/ALFzeQ
https://goo.gl/Qfhxr3
https://goo.gl/fhcnsk
https://goo.gl/ckF187
https://goo.gl/F9rcxd
https://goo.gl/1xCMzr
https://goo.gl/imBF2x
https://goo.gl/juy5Qb
https://goo.gl/uFrGCJ
https://goo.gl/wNvXG8
https://goo.gl/Bc88qJ
https://goo.gl/x5RMQr
https://goo.gl/tWXT4k
https://goo.gl/8kQ1Vf
https://goo.gl/2eq9j6
https://goo.gl/NZtvGX
https://goo.gl/3G26WD
https://goo.gl/VcMBfD
https://goo.gl/kYGHgy
https://goo.gl/jRxr8v
https://goo.gl/9QQpu1
https://goo.gl/y3rGoR
https://goo.gl/ELN6Rf
https://goo.gl/GPuMKx
https://goo.gl/2bffDk
https://goo.gl/WR3Xxw
https://goo.gl/RJnsvE
https://goo.gl/ZkMyna
https://goo.gl/tQHEic
https://goo.gl/K9m764
https://goo.gl/UXgJ7Q
https://goo.gl/UFq4ks
https://goo.gl/7tfYpc
https://goo.gl/i3xqtM
https://goo.gl/P8PhcH
https://goo.gl/FXCSNt
https://goo.gl/p2aTqm
https://goo.gl/3j79VQ
https://goo.gl/K5EZgH
https://goo.gl/bxTBjW
https://goo.gl/6EvHWX
https://goo.gl/HouByg
https://goo.gl/gq913S
https://goo.gl/BhUFsr
https://goo.gl/E6yuTT
https://goo.gl/S3PAgA
https://goo.gl/azpyi4
https://goo.gl/6hzjBq
https://goo.gl/U8A2QP
https://goo.gl/G3hdH6
https://goo.gl/5ExqpF
https://goo.gl/4T6fpw
https://goo.gl/zLaicz
https://goo.gl/s75Nks
https://goo.gl/cZo7KR
https://goo.gl/JQHW7C
https://goo.gl/Mi3bZb
https://goo.gl/6nK1w6
https://goo.gl/UWXdgP
https://goo.gl/6sVYPn
https://goo.gl/MtYhAb
https://goo.gl/pZP6wN
https://goo.gl/6WcS6A
https://goo.gl/nYPagQ
https://goo.gl/2n8fK6
https://goo.gl/3twREx
https://goo.gl/a9qcDK
https://goo.gl/xeGbJ2
https://goo.gl/RF2pw4
https://goo.gl/SNCYG9
https://goo.gl/QC4QUX
https://goo.gl/6kaj7c
https://goo.gl/NeETFf
https://goo.gl/2B4nbR
https://goo.gl/qn52de
https://goo.gl/ufbGSy
https://goo.gl/Hbttmc
https://goo.gl/MjrLcg
https://goo.gl/iRjJ3P
https://goo.gl/LZsmHf
https://goo.gl/XqikM8
https://goo.gl/99NfJq
https://goo.gl/hZHPZK
https://goo.gl/a32y4Y
https://goo.gl/PHKevp
https://goo.gl/LtuqPi
https://goo.gl/PJY41D
https://goo.gl/D3HB6R
https://goo.gl/AzCZSU
https://goo.gl/hep8id
https://goo.gl/A2shwD
https://goo.gl/xyw17J
https://goo.gl/Qgs8uL
https://goo.gl/opj1MB
https://goo.gl/uEQSD9
https://goo.gl/2Y62T2
https://goo.gl/rBWFv2
https://goo.gl/vsB5w2
https://goo.gl/bA37Cz
https://goo.gl/nhMjyZ
https://goo.gl/e9nQQB
https://goo.gl/4axpd9
https://goo.gl/fhKShc
https://goo.gl/tG12QP
https://goo.gl/Gs8GCf
https://goo.gl/hTWEAA
https://goo.gl/Jrg57B
https://goo.gl/NaCG7q
https://goo.gl/M8zMmQ
https://goo.gl/dNbcma
https://goo.gl/e5CpC3
https://goo.gl/TBrBpy
https://goo.gl/MBZGpM
https://goo.gl/VVv2fc
https://goo.gl/QETkWr
https://goo.gl/uUMT6R
https://goo.gl/TrAASX
https://goo.gl/xoXNog
https://goo.gl/tP6Fcv
https://goo.gl/aCqsPw
https://goo.gl/DMSt5u
https://goo.gl/xKbviM
https://goo.gl/XxYXkk
https://goo.gl/s5wpr4
https://goo.gl/WfKynv
https://goo.gl/Fwg5Z9
https://goo.gl/eNCMxE
https://goo.gl/TsQwtA
https://goo.gl/1pM3JA
https://goo.gl/THGxFw
https://goo.gl/VCs1tf
https://goo.gl/4B7t8C
https://goo.gl/omu91g
https://goo.gl/7hE7fT
https://goo.gl/RACXCJ
https://goo.gl/sLFKbe
https://goo.gl/bZFnPE
https://goo.gl/anrGPo
https://goo.gl/tmCoRc
https://goo.gl/nzWuAK
https://goo.gl/Z8erYz
https://goo.gl/snMsSJ
https://goo.gl/Fmczks
https://goo.gl/QmvZeh
https://goo.gl/zmzheL
https://goo.gl/44f2MC
https://goo.gl/p6PduZ
https://goo.gl/gNV7Bt
https://goo.gl/2BJqAQ
https://goo.gl/wiADCQ
https://goo.gl/5cS9bz
https://goo.gl/W31rEe
https://goo.gl/3U1bFA
https://goo.gl/4biWJx
https://goo.gl/Wp4T4G
https://goo.gl/e9a88v
https://goo.gl/ZWm6Us
https://goo.gl/t6PMnm
https://goo.gl/7YgXSk
https://goo.gl/JAxY8j
https://goo.gl/VTcgF9
https://goo.gl/CUNEc1
https://goo.gl/FKHYPy
https://goo.gl/ML5WwQ
https://goo.gl/36ti1s
https://goo.gl/1am4aN
https://goo.gl/Gd2gox
https://goo.gl/D5VDLf
https://goo.gl/jzZYLu
https://goo.gl/4cLNFD
https://goo.gl/2yagcs
https://goo.gl/8EhUYP
https://goo.gl/ujPG9U
https://goo.gl/FZW2iV
https://goo.gl/cVrrNe
https://goo.gl/RsQo6M
https://goo.gl/3mqKj9
https://goo.gl/iiZ1Wk
https://goo.gl/wCJ5EA
https://goo.gl/RYDWma
https://goo.gl/7QT3iw
https://goo.gl/ufP7h6
https://goo.gl/T7oqut
https://goo.gl/6vyZEs
https://goo.gl/r7nNds
https://goo.gl/2M9cEx
https://goo.gl/h7KfDQ
https://goo.gl/svZyZG
https://goo.gl/4qqawG
https://goo.gl/VdZvQD
https://goo.gl/4RW6CK
https://goo.gl/pgzXmE
https://goo.gl/e1zPcu
https://goo.gl/ckVyG6
https://goo.gl/S9DEfv
https://goo.gl/AjLu4D
https://goo.gl/g3bAWW
https://goo.gl/fJnnE2
https://goo.gl/Sdbx1n
https://goo.gl/kGKn32
https://goo.gl/rZgbxG
https://goo.gl/bgBvn9
https://goo.gl/hwJ36A
https://goo.gl/RtLWsF
https://goo.gl/oyCC3G
https://goo.gl/6aSzWU
https://goo.gl/ziuXNo
https://goo.gl/5QEkhA
https://goo.gl/1htji7
https://goo.gl/43wZoa
https://goo.gl/Z1dYcW
https://goo.gl/LKjYr9
https://goo.gl/njf27u
https://goo.gl/PjBiRv
https://goo.gl/yq6qwG
https://goo.gl/atKaHE
https://goo.gl/w5NN8d
https://goo.gl/mdFomn
https://goo.gl/nD7qz3
https://goo.gl/KfBEXK
https://goo.gl/ob6eZg
https://goo.gl/MJBT7T
https://goo.gl/sJC41x
https://goo.gl/mqyZdM
https://goo.gl/kPjUva
https://goo.gl/KtznAz
https://goo.gl/k3WAqB
https://goo.gl/wfxiJt
https://goo.gl/bSijyT
https://goo.gl/TunF8Y
https://goo.gl/fSebmU
https://goo.gl/5oePcs
https://goo.gl/n2J5KD
https://goo.gl/RxBorZ
https://goo.gl/7D2qxQ
https://goo.gl/NDB7sN
https://goo.gl/fHwNHD
https://goo.gl/THX59q
https://goo.gl/MWy6VP
https://goo.gl/zYbMvm
https://goo.gl/QJBCts
https://goo.gl/ukWPeM
https://goo.gl/UkZmJk
https://goo.gl/PHVFH6
https://goo.gl/4qcEEJ
https://goo.gl/nCGNP6
https://goo.gl/k78gnM
https://goo.gl/GKrPe7
https://goo.gl/ZJNrDY
https://goo.gl/JHtA78
https://goo.gl/RGz8mu
https://goo.gl/631h5R
https://goo.gl/oqXJXP
https://goo.gl/6EM69M
https://goo.gl/LRLWVq
https://goo.gl/9ecgmJ
https://goo.gl/cSXf8W
https://goo.gl/97eBkp
https://goo.gl/iVfXXQ
https://goo.gl/nW6uj2
https://goo.gl/QyXHdq
https://goo.gl/PBNNfx
https://goo.gl/g1JFH2
https://goo.gl/EUeQDG
https://goo.gl/mMim1E
https://goo.gl/nFX1Kj
https://goo.gl/LNnJwL
https://goo.gl/kzk947
https://goo.gl/xfNnjx
https://goo.gl/8ixrbK
https://goo.gl/pBLLdg
https://goo.gl/Ejuqg1
https://goo.gl/VNfyMK
https://goo.gl/WwPWuh
https://goo.gl/bmG4Rr
https://goo.gl/3mAs1X
https://goo.gl/gWy7C3
https://goo.gl/iGdNi9
https://goo.gl/BLBVif
https://goo.gl/ri3L9h
https://goo.gl/xPXFqu
https://goo.gl/TauNBj
https://goo.gl/DZjFDY
https://goo.gl/eb4Fa6
https://goo.gl/jQYWSP
https://goo.gl/dfdfbu
https://goo.gl/dxiXBT
https://goo.gl/XecgR3
https://goo.gl/URC3UG
https://goo.gl/6z6SxJ
https://goo.gl/dEscd9
https://goo.gl/NyvsoQ
https://goo.gl/apMqSm
https://goo.gl/u7o26n
https://goo.gl/hcLLwc
https://goo.gl/JR9fCj
https://goo.gl/VJgxMk
https://goo.gl/31GmMs
https://goo.gl/svxoKm
https://goo.gl/w1TFt6
https://goo.gl/ZPKQKW
https://goo.gl/9K7ZjN
https://goo.gl/drBeSF
https://goo.gl/EKoZ4t
https://goo.gl/X1RMME
https://goo.gl/8dmdmy
https://goo.gl/W7Lh3J
https://goo.gl/L7cA64
https://goo.gl/7oNSjV
https://goo.gl/SSLv31
https://goo.gl/A5SJkY
https://goo.gl/BHgokG
https://goo.gl/bnpcR7
https://goo.gl/SDNWm7
https://goo.gl/DjR16Z
https://goo.gl/pyegvz
https://goo.gl/i2hiy7
https://goo.gl/YwcBpU
https://goo.gl/2AhEha
https://goo.gl/BS5WY9
https://goo.gl/nKFbkv
https://goo.gl/LFiKAV
https://goo.gl/L1a2nW
https://goo.gl/s6uHLZ
https://goo.gl/Wh4zWb
https://goo.gl/iD8G3v
https://goo.gl/41qN8h
https://goo.gl/WmnwaQ
https://goo.gl/tTqBYr
https://goo.gl/71mK1V
https://goo.gl/dkmH7d
https://goo.gl/HoaqL6
https://goo.gl/fBLFvj
https://goo.gl/ct9dq6
https://goo.gl/kg2p8j
https://goo.gl/btKzJr
https://goo.gl/nf4pHK
https://goo.gl/j8ZSWg
https://goo.gl/YJixg3
https://goo.gl/tQMTmu
https://goo.gl/mgmMjW
https://goo.gl/agxck1
https://goo.gl/hKg5dt
https://goo.gl/WSrnJY
https://goo.gl/zvhinM
https://goo.gl/4qqawG
https://goo.gl/Y9zjMB
https://goo.gl/bmG4Rr
https://goo.gl/kubwvf
https://goo.gl/iVCe2z
https://goo.gl/qZF9ba
https://goo.gl/ajyMfL
https://goo.gl/WB2YiN
https://goo.gl/JhL7jV
https://goo.gl/kH87kR
https://goo.gl/v3cLeb
https://goo.gl/uaC6MN
https://goo.gl/ziHFch
https://goo.gl/J6zXmi
https://goo.gl/7ye7di
https://goo.gl/gq913S
https://goo.gl/3XH1Rm
https://goo.gl/Tn6Be2
https://goo.gl/gG3Eqc
https://goo.gl/cM4nNJ
https://goo.gl/LiMTL5
https://goo.gl/EG5MZJ
https://goo.gl/3rR3wN
https://goo.gl/nBMQTt
https://goo.gl/uNSVTP
https://goo.gl/opVvfq
https://goo.gl/QCdyie
https://goo.gl/ahwCp5
https://goo.gl/rnXiEg
https://goo.gl/12UYJV
https://goo.gl/xYbmgo
https://goo.gl/e6XQ7f
https://goo.gl/va2D4k
https://goo.gl/awfsYh
https://goo.gl/X32iBj
https://goo.gl/DS7fwC
https://goo.gl/qzzABc
https://goo.gl/Pa6EsQ
https://goo.gl/V9XT1j
https://goo.gl/31GmMs
https://goo.gl/HCiN2K
https://goo.gl/BLXZan
https://goo.gl/qhA72c
https://goo.gl/xec4hm
https://goo.gl/9zzWeG
https://goo.gl/NwpBXJ
https://goo.gl/Vn4mJc
https://goo.gl/HDvB67
https://goo.gl/qEgqSm
https://goo.gl/FNfGDZ
https://goo.gl/b1JQac
https://goo.gl/jMFMJE
https://goo.gl/mjgrxi
https://goo.gl/dY9RQA
https://goo.gl/Kyfkyu
https://goo.gl/9L1DaC
https://goo.gl/czKeMa
https://goo.gl/Mgc2rD
https://goo.gl/RgRiRd
https://goo.gl/eAyQGh
https://goo.gl/rchXix
https://goo.gl/GjpAE6
https://goo.gl/SDNWm7
https://goo.gl/c9Bkkz
https://goo.gl/SdSg3j
https://goo.gl/pzWaBp
https://goo.gl/AMoZSv
https://goo.gl/L5RiJD
https://goo.gl/wAfP7J
https://goo.gl/tkyCFj
https://goo.gl/Mxix3L
https://goo.gl/SKCRUz
https://goo.gl/RH9DFV
https://goo.gl/ALR2rQ

16. sdfsd   |   Tue Sep 05, 2017 @ 11:10PM

http://beautyglowup.com/ Beauty Tips
http://beautyglowup.com/category/male-enhancement-supplements/ Male Enhancement Supplements
http://beautyglowup.com/category/weight-loss-supplements/ Weight Loss Supplements
http://beautyglowup.com/category/skin-care-products/ Skin Care Products
http://beautyglowup.com/category/hair-care-products/ Hair Care Products

http://beautyglowup.com/detox-and-cleanse-reviews/ Detox and Clease Reviews
http://beautyglowup.com/alpha-prime-elite-the-best-male-enhancement/ Alpha Prime Elite
http://beautyglowup.com/garcinia-pure-pro-weight-loss-that-works/ Garcinia Pure Pro
http://beautyglowup.com/pure-asian-garcinia/ Pure Asian Garcinia
http://beautyglowup.com/buy-garcinia-cambogia Buy Garcinia Cambogia
http://beautyglowup.com/skin-rejuvenator-anti-aging-device/ Skin Rejuvenator
http://beautyglowup.com/hair-loss-treatment-for-men/ Hair Loss Treatment For Men
https://sites.google.com/view/garciniapurepro11

https://javed786.com/muscle-building-foods-gh-advanced-plus/
http://agsdevelopers.com/ Web Development Company
http://agsdevelopers.com/shopify-development/ Shopify Development Services
http://agsdevelopers.com/volusion-development/ Volusion Development Services
http://agsdevelopers.com/magento-development/ Magento Development Services
http://agsdevelopers.com/bigcommerce-development/ BigCommerce Development Services
http://agsdevelopers.com/wordpress-development/ WordPress Development Services
http://www.worldcolumns.com Urdu Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/javed-chaudhry/ Javed Chaudhry Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/hassan-nisar/ Hassan Nisar Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/orya-maqbool-jan/ Orya Maqbool Jan Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/rauf-klasra/ Rauf Klasra Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/nazeer-naji/ Nazeer Naji Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/ayaz-amir/ Ayaz Amir Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/haroon-ur-rasheed/ Haroon Rasheed Columns
http://www.worldcolumns.com/columns/saadullah-jan-barq/ Saadullah Jan Barq Columns

17. shilpa sharma   |   Fri Sep 08, 2017 @ 04:27AM

A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing this data. I truly like your blog http://www.callgirlsinkarolbagh.com/contact-callgirls-in-karolbagh.html entry in particular. You have truly shared an instructive and fascinating blog entry.

Post a Comment




powered by Doodlekit™ Free Website Builder