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Certificate In Kickstarting Your Business with Crowdsourcing Online Course

Leverage Crowdsourcing To Kickstart You Business' Growth

Leverage Crowdsourcing To Kickstart You Business' Growth

Today’s fast-paced marketplace demands that businesses think fast. Crowdsourcing can help all types of businesses keep on top of trends and stay competitive.

This course will show you how to leverage all types of crowdsourcing (including microwork, macrowork, crowdvoting, crowdcontests, crowdwisdom, and crowdfunding) to kickstart your business’ growth.

After you complete this Kickstarting Your Business with Crowdsourcing course, you will be able to:

  • Define what crowdsourcing is and its value to businesses.
  • Determine when crowdsourcing makes sense for a project.
  • Describe the crowdsourcing process.
  • Identify platforms and social media tools that can support your crowdsourcing campaigns.
  • Describe the major types of crowdsourcing, including microwork, macrowork, crowdvoting, crowdcontests, crowdwisdom, and crowdfunding.
  • Attract and engage your crowd.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment: Instructions
  •     Pre-Assignment: Crowdsourcing Terms
  •     Pre-Assignment: Crowdsourcing Types

Session 2: What Is Crowdsourcing?

  •     What Crowdsourcing Is and Where It Came From
  •     A Brief History
  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     The Business Value of Crowdsourcing, Part One
  •     Is Crowdsourcing Right For You?
  •     When Crowdsourcing Isnt Right
  •     The Reliability Problem

Session 3: The Crowdsourcing Process

  •     Process Overview
  •     Looking at the Stages

Session 4: Choosing Your Crowdsourcing Platform

  •     Identifying the Options
  •     Popular Platforms
  •     Checking Out the Sites
  •     Site Two
  •     Site Three

Session 5: Types of Crowdsourcing

  •     About Crowdvoting and Crowdcontests
  •     Case Studies
  •     Microwork and Macrowork
  •     What is Microwork?
  •     Advantages and Disadvantages
  •     Crowdsearching
  •     Case Studies
  •     Microwork and Macrowork as a Hobby
  •     Crowdwisdom
  •     Case Studies
  •     About Crowdfunding
  •     Case Studies
  •     Case Study
  •     Case Study Answers

Session 6: Social Media and Crowdsourcing

  •     Using Social Media to Crowdsource

Session 7: Engaging the Crowd

  •     Its All About the Crowd

Session 8: Test Driving

  •     Test Driving
  •     Our Top Tips

A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002KYBCOC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate