Wonder is an online personal research assistant service that performs like a search engine, with the added benefit of being human-powered and delivering more detailed answers.
You can ask Wonder a question or request some research to be carried out and you’ll have a nicely written synopsis back within 24 hours.
The company was founded in 2012, their headquarters are in New York, with their team of researchers based all over the world.
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The company is headed up and run by Founder and CEO Justin Wohlstadter, CRO Guy Cohen, Head of New Business Bill Vesce, Head of New Markets Nick Maugeri, Director of Staff Andrew Karp, Director of New Business Bill Germano, and Director of Research Rachel Granby.
Most of their researchers are based in North America, with some spanning across Africa, the UK, Brazil, Japan, and other countries.
The only countries where they cannot accept researchers are countries that do not accept PayPal payments.
Their target customers are, “Anyone from individuals up to Fortune 500s.” So, if you’re too busy, do not have the resources, or are not sure where to start researching an answer — Wonder is will do it for you.
AskWonder.com was developed to be a personal research assistant available for anyone and everyone who is in need of a detailed human answer to a specific question.
You can use the service to answer a question that’s been on your mind, or direct a detailed business question requiring some in-depth research to their team of researchers.
Whatever the question, the researchers at Wonder will do all the work for you and send you a detailed response quoting all the necessary sources to back up their answer.
How it Works
To give you some of the behind-the-scenes details, when you submit a question their system will break it down into smaller pieces if need be.
These are then picked up by different analysts to speed up the entire process. They combine all their information and add multiple points of view and the research is delivered to you in under 24 hours.
Some examples of the kinds of requests Wonder commonly answer are:
- Please provide demographic statistics for residents in a 3 mile radius of [Insert Location].
- How many boxing gyms are there in the US?
- What is the hottest chilli in the world?
- I need information about how the cost of living has changed in New York over the last 20 years.
As you can see from these few examples there are no limits to the types of questions you can ask. If there is an answer and some research to back it up the researchers at AskWonder will find it for you.
Plans and Pricing
There is an undisclosed annual membership fee, and a flat fee of $75 per request.
I reached out to find out what exactly that annual fee is, but based on the big national brands listed as customers, I’m guessing it isn’t small.
A sales representative from Wonder responded almost immediately, but wouldn’t discuss pricing over email, and instead wanted to set up an introductory call to learn more about my company and my research needs.
Obviously there are some other online resources you can use for free to find answers to your questions, such as search engines like Google or websites like Quora.
You’re not going to get the detailed, personalized answer like the team at AskWonder will give you though, and it can take a long time to sort through all the answers yourself.
But odds are if you’re researching a research service like Wonder, a simple Google search probably isn’t going to turn up the data you’re looking for. In the past, I’ve turned to Fancy Hands and OkayRelax for research tasks, but Wonder seems to really specialize in the in-depth digging that these services would have a harder time with.
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