I ran across the term “microwork” on a site that I thought people might find interesting called samasource.

Their front page headline reads “connecting women, youth and refugees to life-changing work via the internet”.  In essence microwork is the taking of a task required of a business, breaking it down into smaller tasks and then distributing it to marginalized peoples all over the world to be completed.  It is akin to micro-financing in it’s aim and size but with a very interesting twist.  Qualified workers are able to do so and business are able to outsource some of their work…it appears to be a win win.

I have not reviewed the site in depth so if you should take the time to visit it and look around I would love to hear your thoughts.

Have a great week

Justin