Smartsourcing via Amazon Mechanical Turk
Introduction to Smartsheet Crowdsourcing
Smartsheet Crowdsourcing is a feature available to Smartsheet subscribers that enables them to submit tasks – individually or in volume – to an on-demand workforce powered by Amazon Mechanical Turk. Virtually any task that a person can complete using online instructions can now be outsourced using Smartsheet. The Crowdsourcing feature puts you in control of your project by enabling you to break it down into small steps, resulting in faster turnaround times and higher quality answers. Work requests usually range in price from $0.02 - $5.00 per task, and you set the budget according to the difficulty of the task and how long it may take to answer. Typically a task assigned a value of $0.05 should take 30 seconds to complete (equivalent to $6/hr).
How can you use Smartsourcing?
It’s very simple to get started. Advanced, Team, and Enterprise Smartsheet subscribers have access to the Crowdsourcing feature. Monthly charges include Amazon fees plus the cost for work performed (number of tasks completed * cents paid per task) and a low Smartsheet processing fee ($.01 + 10% per task completed – usually $10-$30 per 1,000 tasks). Consulting services are available upon request.
This information is also available in a one page intro
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For more detail on how to submit and manage work, download the user guide.