Microworkers has money making potential. In my experience, it’s more suited to doing maybe four or five jobs per day and building up the dollars gradually. That’s because there are slightly less opportunities for work and earnings than on MTurk, purely because there are usually far less jobs on offer. If you are like me, however, you use a variety of websites to make money online, not just MTurk. Anyway, here are my Microworkers Tips.
- Create alternative email accounts etc. to use specifically on Microworkers. That way, if you get spammed later, it’s not effecting your main personal account. You can also do this with Facebook, Youtube etc. for some of the tasks that ask you to rate/favorite/like specific businesses etc. but be careful, as the requester may reject you if they work out what you’ve done!
- Always read the job carefully before you agree to do it. This might seem one of the most obvious of my Microworkers tips, but it’s quite easy to mess up and slip below the 75% approval rate if you’re not careful. I came very close one time just by me making making mistakes with two small tasks. One more mistake and I’d have been out of action on Microworkers for a couple of weeks. (Microworkers is more generous than MTurk and allows your approval rate to recover over time.)
- This is maybe my best Microworkers tips on how to make money online and learnt from experience. Always check out the success rate of the workers who’ve completed the job previously, it will give you an indication of whether the job is easy to get right and also whether the requester is legit.
- I guess it’s a question of conscience, but I personally avoid jobs that I think might be scams or not legitimate in some way. I really don’t want to be responsible for posting some fake job advert that might defraud some desperate unemployed person. (I would like to see Microworkers clean up their site where it comes to scammers and spammers, but I doubt it will happen anytime soon!)
- I find that some of the competition voting is quick and easy money in Microworkers. You can sign up and vote three times in ten minutes and earn a dollar. The same goes for the facebook liking and twitter following etc.
- I always say it with MTurk, but the same is worth mentioning for Microworkers, and that’s to always prioritise your own security and don’t give out personal information to requesters that could be used to defraud or spam you. Always be wary of requesters who offer large sums for apparently simple tasks.
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