Japan’s Designclue delivers crowdsourcing industry insights [Infographic]


Back in February we featured logo crowdsourcing service Designclue, which leverages the power of freelance designers regardless of their location. It’s operated by Tokyo-based startup Purple Cow, and recently the company released some information about its user base and how they work.

The company conducted a survey of 135 of its users, which is not an especially large sample size, but it does give us an idea of which nations are keen to use Designclue. It appears most popular in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia, although it also has users in its home market of Japan.

As you can see in the graphic below, When those users were asked where they receive crowdsourced requests from, the most common answers were the US, followed by Australia and Japan. These workers are using, on average, about four different crowdsourcing services to earn income, including Designclue, earning an average wage of about $1100 from that activity.

To see more of this information put together from the folks at Designclue, you can check out the full infographic below. It’s in Japanese, but I’ve summarized most of the main points above.

Crowdsourcing infographic -- click for larger view