The Future of Knowledge Work           Presented By     Stephanie Leffler               CEO         CrowdSource.com
Today’s Agenda   1. My History   2. My Company   3. The Future of Knowledge Work
Where it all began….
The trials of a small online business….     Dependent on Web Developers     Dependent on Search Engines     Dependent on D...
The solution?….Do it yourself e-commerce
Merchants had problems…..we offered solutions   Complex sale….lots of details   Clients absent from search results   Clien...
Our biggest problem…            CHURN
A transformational solution
A transformational solution
A transformational solution                              $1,000,000+/month driven to merchants
Bankers, lawyers, decisions…..oh my
Life after MonsterCommerce
The doodles in the badlands
Too much time on our hands
Starting from square one
Then we started expanding
We needed a scalable labor solution           Content     Content Moderation        Categorization              +         ...
We discovered crowdsourcing
We found huge advantages…….and opportunities
CrowdSource Launch                     CrowdSource.com Launch – June 2011
Our Platform at a Glance
Our Workforce - Recruiting
Our Workforce - Qualifications
Our Workforce - Virtual Career System
Insights           The Future of Knowledge Work
10 years ago, social networks did not exist
20 years ago, theinternet did not      exist
In the future…..WORK WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT
Work is transparent and measurable
No more wasting billions paying for employee downtime
Productivity is precisely measured
Higher productivity = higher pay
Location will not matter
In 2011, more than 100 million Americans worked on virtual teams.
Output matters more than education
Work is optimally efficient
Q&A      Thank You!
2013 Presidents' Forum of St. Louis "The Future of Knowledge Work"
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2013 Presidents' Forum of St. Louis "The Future of Knowledge Work"

  1. 1. The Future of Knowledge Work Presented By Stephanie Leffler CEO CrowdSource.com
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda 1. My History 2. My Company 3. The Future of Knowledge Work
  3. 3. Where it all began….
  4. 4. The trials of a small online business…. Dependent on Web Developers Dependent on Search Engines Dependent on Designers SunProtected.com
  5. 5. The solution?….Do it yourself e-commerce
  6. 6. Merchants had problems…..we offered solutions Complex sale….lots of details Clients absent from search results Clients not the best designers
  7. 7. Our biggest problem… CHURN
  8. 8. A transformational solution
  9. 9. A transformational solution
  10. 10. A transformational solution $1,000,000+/month driven to merchants
  11. 11. Bankers, lawyers, decisions…..oh my
  12. 12. Life after MonsterCommerce
  13. 13. The doodles in the badlands
  14. 14. Too much time on our hands
  15. 15. Starting from square one
  16. 16. Then we started expanding
  17. 17. We needed a scalable labor solution Content Content Moderation Categorization + Lots More!!!
  18. 18. We discovered crowdsourcing
  19. 19. We found huge advantages…….and opportunities
  20. 20. CrowdSource Launch CrowdSource.com Launch – June 2011
  21. 21. Our Platform at a Glance
  22. 22. Our Workforce - Recruiting
  23. 23. Our Workforce - Qualifications
  24. 24. Our Workforce - Virtual Career System
  25. 25. Insights The Future of Knowledge Work
  26. 26. 10 years ago, social networks did not exist
  27. 27. 20 years ago, theinternet did not exist
  28. 28. In the future…..WORK WILL BE MUCH DIFFERENT
  29. 29. Work is transparent and measurable
  30. 30. No more wasting billions paying for employee downtime
  31. 31. Productivity is precisely measured
  32. 32. Higher productivity = higher pay
  33. 33. Location will not matter
  34. 34. In 2011, more than 100 million Americans worked on virtual teams.
  35. 35. Output matters more than education
  36. 36. Work is optimally efficient
  37. 37. Q&A Thank You!
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