There are certain tasks that require a substantial amount of work performing dull activities. Researching a given product can be considered one of these cases for many people. Companies can use online websites like ShortTask.com to allow people with more free time to do these tasks for them. This allows the company to not have to hire new individuals, which is especially important in these dire economic times. Moreover, companies can offer higher cash incentives to get certain projects accomplished. Once the pay seems reasonable enough, then the work will be adequate. If the pay rate is too low, it appears as if the company does not care about the worker and the work will be poor. Hence, if one wants to get a certain amount of people to research adequately and carefully, then the compensation must be fair for his/her time.
Work could be set that would require a seeker to research and evaluate a specific product. The solver could be asked to research every detail of a product, where it’s manufactured, price range, features, availability and potentially even comparisons with substitute goods. The seeker could be asked to provide a full evaluation of a product based on reviews cross referenced from sources across the internet. The seeker should provide a thorough report on all aspects of the product and make recommendations to the solver. Finally the solver could be asked to create a pros-and-cons list of all available alternatives to a product in the market and suggest to the seeker which one is fit for purpose.