2,817 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Crowdsourcing.org got an advance sneak peek at some of the survey findings. They reveal that most of the microworkers surveyed are otherwise employed and many sneak their Turk tasks in while at their day jobs as a means of making a little extra income.
Mechanical Turk uses an on-demand staffing model, with businesses being able to use multiple workers that complete tasks online to help finish projects quicker and often, cheaper. CrowdControl polled 50 percent of all active and registered United States-based Amazon Mechanical Turk workers earlier this month. Some of the interesting tidbits from the findings include:
The survey provides another interesting take on the growing crowdsourcing market following Crowdsourcing.org's own recent survey of 32 crowdsourcing providers in the cloud labor market.
CrowdControl says it will continue to follow up with the Mechanical Turk workforce quarterly.