5 Reasons Not to Crowdsource Your Design Projects

Are you thinking of crowdsourcing your website design projects? Why not, right? It’s quick and affordable. Most importantly, you get to see plenty of designs before giving the payment. But, do you really think this can work? It’s cheap, but will it work well?

What is crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing a web design project involves a client posting a brief to a platform, with the budget, and getting designers from any part of the world to work on the layout. Then, the client would choose the best one, then award the cash to the winner. What is the problem with this approach?

  • If you have the cash to invest, don’t hesitate to hire a professional.

Hiring a professional can be expensive, but it’s worth it. It’s always worth the investment.  

  • Let a reliable web designer to work on your brand.

If you have the money, hire the best professional designer you can find. Talk to them, and check what they can accomplish for you. Trust me, this will be one of the most effective business choices you can make.

  • You are condoning individuals working for free.

Only one person, the winner, of this so-called “contest” gets paid. This means that the other people won’t get a single penny. That is not fair.

  • Any person can join the “contest.”

The issue with these crowdsourcing website? Any person who can go online can join in. There are no qualifications required, not even a work portfolio. Would you want to hire someone who just downloaded a pirated Adobe Photoshop copy, and randomly called himself a designer?

  • The work shouldn’t be a contest.

Several people think that crowdsourcing participation can be considered as a good way to create their portfolio. It’s not. The best way to create a portfolio? Make self-initiated projects, or get paid for an amazing work.