In today's world, crowdsourcing has been increasingly popular, especially online. There are virtually countless of companies looking into crowdsourcing as ways to cut cost or provide feedback. Many of these companies now outsource the crowd as a cost effective way to provide and handle solutions. Online agencies now use crowdsourcing as a fulfillment to complete client projects rather than having to do the work themselves. Examples of these type of agencies are as follows; crowdflower.com, crowdspring.com, and cloudcrowd.com amongst many others.
Although crowdsourcing benefits companies that employs it, that's not necessarily the case for it's "crowd employees". Some of these crowd workers only get paid a nominal fee due to most jobs being microtasked by myriads of people. Nevertheless, crowdsourcing is more about optimizing solutions on a mass scale rather than economic achievement.