Microworkers Review: are Micro Jobs with Microworkers a Scam?
Microworkers is an online platform that connects employers and workers around the world. Employers post short tasks and workers claim and complete the jobs. In this review, I will look at the opportunity of completing tasks with Microworkers.
Microworkers is considered a micro task site. These tasks usually only take a few minutes and are low skilled, which means low pay most of the time.
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You can easily become a Microworker by registering (registration process is below). Just make sure you only select jobs that you are capable of completing.
The following guidelines for workers are strictly enforced:
- Only create and use one account
- All workers should use a static or dynamic IP address
- Must avoid using Proxy/VPN connections
- Every Worker is only allowed to do a task as many times as an Employer offers it to him (remember that using multiple accounts is strictly prohibited and will cause termination)
- Only accept jobs you are capable of finishing (if you accept a job and are unable to complete it, it will raise a red flag; in most cases, 3 red flags leads to account termination)
- Must maintain a temporary success rate of above 75% at all times (too many Not-Satisfied tasks will lower your success rate, and a low success rate will keep you from accepting jobs for a 30 day period)
- Workers who participate in a PR Link campaign must maintain the PR link for one year from the date of submission (removal of the PR Link before one year period will result in account termination)
- If you participate in an Article campaign, you should use copyscape.com or something similar to verify that your content is original (anyone caught plagiarizing will be banned from Microworkers)
- Must not attempt to contact Employers using the proof box (anyone caught soliciting Employers outside of Microworkers will automatically be terminated)
- Must not post any spam (workers who submit fake or copied proofs will automatically be banned from Microworkers)
Microworkers Application Process
If you want to sign up as a worker, go here to start the registration. You can only have one account with Microworkers so make sure you only sign up once! If you lose track of your password or login information, ask for it to be sent to you. If you have more than 1 account, all associated accounts will be permanently banned. They even check your IP address, so take this seriously!
Here is what the registration consists of:
- Create a password
Click submit, and you will almost immediately receive an email which will allow you to verify your account. The verification email is only good for 24 hours. But you should get it right away, so it’s easy to verify.
When you click the link in your email to verify your account, it immediately drops you into the Microworkers dashboard. You will select that you are a worker. And now you’re in your dashboard and ready to look for jobs.
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How Do You Find Microworkers Jobs?
After you’ve signed up and you’re in the dashboard, click on jobs to see what’s available. You can sort by different things. I sorted by highest paid. There’re a couple jobs in there at $15. But most are $2 and less. For each job, you can see how long it takes to rate, and how long it should take you to finish. Many are around 10 minutes. The 2 $15 jobs state they will take 40 to 60 minutes.
You can sort it even further, for example, surveys, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Promotions, Mobile Applications, Click Search, and more. There are also several codes that tell you different things about the jobs so it will take some time to get used to what those codes mean.
How Much Does Microworkers Pay?
Microworkers makes payments via several different services, including PayPal, Dwolla, Skrill, and Local Funds Transfer via Transpay and Payoneer. Each of these methods has fees that they charge.
You need to have earned at least $9 plus the fees to be able to withdrawal money from your Microworkers account. The fee for PayPal is 7.5%. For Payoneer, you need to earn at least $20 to make a withdrawal, plus a 5.0% fee. You can find more info about the other payment options in the FAQs.
All payments are in US Dollars.
When Does Microworkers Pay?
- Payments are processed every Wednesday and Sunday.
- Once your Postal PIN is verified, Payments are sent twice per week.
How to verify you Postal Pin: by providing your full name and current mailing address, Microworkers will mail you a Postal PIN number. You won’t be able to withdraw money until you receive a PIN number and enter it into the system. This is another means for Microworkers to verify that each worker only has one account. Your PIN number will come to you by mail in 5-25 days, depending on your location.
Your schedule will be whatever you want it to be with Microworkers. You will get into your portal and select jobs that you will complete on the spot. If you want to work, you can work, as long as there are jobs to complete!
I had to really dig to find some feedback. Unfortunately, it leans towards the negative.
On the positive side, the dashboard is laid out nicely and is easy to navigate.
But the negatives are many:
- Few jobs available (there might be 100 jobs at any given time, but many are the same ones that have been sitting there for a while)
- Several people complained about having issues getting their PIN number, and even after submitting it, being required to submit it again in order to make a withdrawal (some are feeling like that is a plan that Microworker is doing to hold onto the money and not send it to workers)
- Unable to get responses from the company regarding these issues with PIN numbers and receiving payouts
- Many jobs are asking for a review, so basically a fake review, or to follow someone on Facebook (so if you don’t feel right about false advertising, there will be fewer jobs available to you)
- Someone said a task they were to complete in Facebook caused them to be put in Facebook jail (timeout from posting)
- Someone said it’s only one account per household, and only one device (so your spouse might not be able to join; I would think you would just work together under one account)
- One person commented waiting 50 days to get a payout
On the other hand, some people chimed in that they haven’t had any of these problems and have received money regularly.
Is Working for Microworkers a Scam?
Regardless of all of the negative feedback, I have to say, based on my research, Microworkers is not a scam. You just need to be very cautious of each job and follow the guidelines closely. If you’ve got some spare time and you would be surfing the internet anyway, Microworkers could be something easy to try. I suggest maybe only doing jobs up to the minimum withdrawal and see how that goes before investing a lot of time. If you want to give it a try, go here to sign up.
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