Monday, May 23, 2011

Microworkers: Part 2

Alright so it's been a week since I first talked about Microworkers. And, to be honest, it MIGHT be legit. And we (I) may never know. Why? Look at this.

The story of this picture: not long after I did my initial review of Microworkers, I realized that in order to get paid you had to make at least $9. So I was like, well, I'm bored, let's do a few more. I did 12 tasks total, 10 got accepted (more on that in a bit) and I made over $9. All is well, right? Well no. Because you have to have made $9 PLUS a fee. Which, IMO, is ridiculous and I'm prettymadbro. But [I guess] that's really my mistake for not realizing it.

Additionally, if I got paid for all the tasks I completed, I would have made enough. But 2 of my tasks got denied. They were Craigslist Ads: you copy some text, paste it onto Craigs and create an ad. The text for the ads were obviously really spammy -- broken english and stuff leading to clicking on a link for some pyramid scheme scam. But I figured, whatever, I don't really care, I'm getting paid a dollar to click a couple times. But 2 of my tasks got denied for payment. Why?


 I love the question mark at the end. Like the employer doesn't know why the post was flagged & removed, or what that even means

Not sure what I was supposed to do if it got flagged. Because it was guaranteed to get flagged. I guess I could have reposted it over and over again but that's a lot more than the simple task I signed up for. *sigh*

So, is Microworkers legit/worth it? Probably, if you're picky about what tasks you do and don't mind 6% of your earnings going poof for fees.

I guess I'll go try and make that last 10 cents so I can get my money >.>

34 comments:

  1. Oooh I don't even know where to start looking for these things! Looking forward to reading more!

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  2. That sucks they are nickle and diming you when you are doing their work..GG online work but at least you will get payment even though they are scamming you

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  3. please keep us updated. This I'm interested in how this ends up for you.

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  4. Haha, dunno man doesn't look too legit hey. Update when you find out though, cause I am interested.

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  5. It seems pretty legit and you have to let us know how it ends for you !

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  6. I wish they just paid less and didn't mention the 6% fee..

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  7. Dont think i would trust something that asks you to just post up spam ads...but if it pays..it pays

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  8. great blog :)
    followed

    http://incredible-mo.blogspot.com/

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  9. how long did it take to do all of those task?
    if it was less than an hour, its probably worth it.

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  10. There is going to be a big future in these types of things as they find better ways to stop automated spam.

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  11. There is always something at the last minute haha

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  12. That is some bull shit good luck with it.

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  13. Doesn't sound very worth it to me, sounds a bit dodgy really.

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  14. sorry that didnt work out for you

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  15. Interesting. I'm never going to try this haha, thanks for the headsup

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  16. Sorry to hear that.

    *sigh* I always feel like a mircroworker.

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  17. Doesn't seem worth it to me. :( That sucks pretty bad, though - thanks for the information, I won't be trying it.

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  18. Extra money is always good, going to follow your blog. Interesting stuff.

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  19. employer doesn't know why? Hilarious!
    Great Blog!

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  20. Tried this, made like 50 cents then I got over it.

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  21. this blog is great. I'm following now, and definitely going to stay updated with your posts. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. well that weird

    good luck getting those 10 cent ha ha

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  23. Whoever has the time to read the small print these days?

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  24. Thanks for the heads up. Probably would have been blind sided otherwise. Following for more helpful posts.

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  25. In my experience, these things are a waste of time.

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  26. Sounds pretty sketchy, i'd feel a little worried giving them your information..

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  27. nice blog man,got some intresting stuff here.
    check out my blog too http://foodertz.blogspot.com/

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