The Bootstrap Economy: Think about outsourcing this type of work

Found a great article on The Bootstrap Economy — with some fabulous links — that suggests five types of projects that are great candidates to outsource to “the crowd”.

One of the areas I found especially compelling was video and animation. Here’s an excerpt:

The rise of online video has spurred a vivid new marketplace for video-production services, catering to companies that are looking for online ads, video content, and animations to populate their sites. Some marketplaces take the open-competition model from graphic design sites and apply it to video design: Sites like Wooshii and Userfarm promise fast results, big marketplaces, and low listing fees.

One other note of interest is this article comes from up north — the Globe and Mail from Canada. One little known fact is that over 90% of all the projects posted on contract job sites like,, come from English speaking countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K, and Australia.




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