Massolution™, a research firm specializing in crowdsourcing solutions just released a report about the crowdsourcing industry. The link will take you to the highlights of the report.
“The crowdsourcing market is growing at an accelerated rate with the venture capital community investing nearly $300 million in CSPs in 2011 alone,” said massolution CEO and founder of Crowdsourcing.org, Carl Esposti.
Contrary to a commonly held view that crowdsourcing is a transfer of low-skill work to low-cost locations, research shows that nearly 60% of all crowd workers live in North America and Europe. Additionally, almost 50% have a bachelor degree. Other key findings include:
- Number of crowd workers is growing in excess of 100% a year
- Crowd members work at least once a month; about half work as often as once a day
- Nearly 77% of all workers have a primary job