If you’re in the market for a new website, there is a good chance you’ve been doing research on which local agency to use, which content management system you’d like to end up using, and began internal discussions on goals for the future website of your organization. One thing that you might not have considered quite yet is utilizing a crowdsourcing design service.
If you’re not familiar with the crowdsourcing model, you, the customer, will fill out a design brief and host a contest that graphic designers from around the world can compete for your money. You can interact directly with each designer to ensure that you receive the perfect design. At the end of the contest, the winning designer is paid, and you are given your new website design.
Here are a few examples of perfect fits for this type of process:
With non-profits, every dollar counts. Opening up projects to the crowd can allow the organization to achieve their goals for budget-friendly dollar amounts. Crowdsourcing your website design and development will allow your non-profit to launch a professional, fully-featured website without breaking the bank.
Small Business Websites
If you’re running, or working for, a small business, there is a good chance that you wear multiple hats. Launching a new website might fall to the CEO, or it may fall to the secretary. No matter how your organization is structured, tapping into a website design contest can allow you to focus on your business while your site is being designed and developed. Once the site is live, updates to it don’t require any technical knowledge and can be done from anywhere.
Perhaps your organization is putting on a 5k run and need a professional, quick-developed micro-site that can be updated with news on the fly…crowd source it! These micro-sites can be spun up in a short amount of time, feature registration/payment acceptance functionality, and be taken down after the event is over.
These are just a few examples of great types of clients for website design contests. Do you have any others?