https://yourmarketpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/personal-3286018_1920.jpg 1280 1920 Michael Zimmerman https://marketpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Logo-Reverse-275x76.jpg Michael Zimmerman2019-02-12 15:51:412019-03-19 14:40:32Frustrated by Crowdsourcing? Get Used to It.
Frustrated by Crowdsourcing? Get Used to It.
Recently, I came across a LinkedIn post that railed against crowdsourcing and its negative impact on freelance design, in particular. The author’s point was simple enough: Crowdsourcing sites (like DesignCrowd, Crowdspring, 99designs, and countless others) run contests in which graphic designers compete by submitting what they believe is the best design solution to a challenge brought by a client. The winner gets paid; the losers usually get nothing. This exploits those who participate and are not chosen and drives down the market price of design projects for all designers.
He’s right, but shortsighted.