HOW TO: Get the skills you need through crowdsourcing

Many people still confuse crowdsourcing with outsourcing or think that is merely a way to pay workers less money for more work or believe that it is hard to do. It is actually none of those things.

Crowdsourcing is a way of employing specialised workers, people with special skills, that you might not be able to find in your neighbourhood.  

Crowdsourcing is easy to do because it is related to things that you already know how to do, such as contests, polls and fund raising.  However, it expands all of those activities through the power of the internet and allows you to harness the skills and talent of the global crowd.  So here is what you can do: