How to Use Crowdsourcing for Content Creation: Best Ways

How to Use Crowdsourcing for Content Creation: Best Ways

How to Use Crowdsourcing for Content Creation: Best Ways

How to Use Crowdsourcing for Content Creation: Best Ways

Simply put,¬†when you use a crowd to answer a question, that is crowdsourcing. There are many places you could find a crowd for crowdsourcing, but I’m going to focus on the online type of crowdsourcing for now. You could also use crowdsourcing at a conference or meeting.

Use a Poll

Did you know that you can now create a poll on Facebook? Tech Advisor explains How to Make a Facebook Poll. Not only that, but you can decorate your poll with .gifs and photos. They must’ve polled people to discover that was what they wanted.

It’s fairly easy to create a poll on Twitter. You may choose up to four answers, so it won’t be a very complex poll. But you could also do a part one and part two if you wanted a poll with eight choices. Unfortunately, you can no longer create a poll on LinkedIn.

Ask an Open-Ended Question

We use open-ended questions all the time on #DigiBlogChat, our Twitter chat. Open-ended questions facilitate conversations, so we avoid yes or no questions, which tend to stop conversations. If you want to know more about Twitter chats, you might like to read: Twitter Chats: 101 Tips for Success.

Discuss on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

If you’re a person who likes to engage others in discussion and actually be social on social media, you can simply ask a question and start a discussion on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The important thing is to really engage with people. Don’t just throw a question out there and then forget to answer when they try to talk to you. That’s a recipe or disaster. It’s like that one friend you have who texts you, and after you answer seems to turn off their phone. Don’t be that guy!

Send DMs or PMs to People

If you don’t want your question to be influenced by others, you could send private messages to people. Texts or Facebook Messenger would work, too. Most people are glad to give advice if you frame your question that way.

Do You Crowdsource?

Have you ever used your associates or friends to answer questions in order to create content for yourself? Let me know in the comments! And thank you.

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