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Is there anyone who is a member of microworker and minute worker?

 

As much as I know they have mini jobs that people complete to get money. it varies from .10c to 1.5$.

 

Anyone got any success with them as job providers or workers?

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I've worked on both sides of things at Microworkers. I stopped because they stopped using PayPal and switched to some other, second-rate system and I really don't need more than one payment processor account!

 

While I was there, they were reliable. I've withdrawn money and used earned money to fund campaigns, both without problem. The only caveat - purely from my experience - is that their support totally sucked. Employers could basically screw everyone by not approving the work and any response seemed to get lost. I have some support cases still open there from maybe a year ago, with little to no hope of ever seeing my money (though they're only 10c things so it's not like it'll be a huge problem).

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I don't use either of those specifically. I do Mturk occasionally, which is the same idea with "micro-work" or piece work that pay tiny amounts of tiny, repetitive jobs. I've made some decent money through them, but it's a matter of finding good projects that aren't a waste of time.

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I see. I actually like the fact that they have added other payment processors. Outside of america paypal actually ruins a lot of people. Account getting limited and other nightmares. But I understand your choice. Currently using Moneybookers and like their low fees and quick support.

I plan on using one of the microworking sites too. Wondering how many people use it. Hoping to see some more guys.

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I see. I actually like the fact that they have added other payment processors.

 

I was a little unclear there, sorry: I have nothing against adding other processors. More options is always a good thing.

 

In the case of Microworkers, they replaced PayPal - so all the people who had credit in their account and no MoneyBookers account suddenly found they couldn't withdraw it because the PayPal option was gone. That sucks and, combined with the appallingly slow support (or their deliberate avoidance of sorting out cases, whichever is true), it pushed me far enough away that I stopped using them.

 

Of course, if I were a big user - rather than just picking up a dollar or two a week - I would probably have opened a MoneyBookers account. As it was, it didn't seem worth it.

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MTurk is owned by Amazon - lots of jobs, very reliable. I don't know about many others, since the income's too low for me. If I had more time... but I don't.

 

I also don't have a bot account on the social networks to qualify for all those easy "Like us with 500+ friends" things and I don't want to spam my real followers, so my options are vastly reduced. :)

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I am a member of both sites. I used to work there long time back when I had more time in my hands. The pay is not much but then the time taken to complete a task isn't much either. Mechanical Turk is another good option, they always have thousands of tasks available. They also have high payout tasks such as article writing that pay as much as $5 per completed task.

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I am a member of both sites. I used to work there long time back when I had more time in my hands. The pay is not much but then the time taken to complete a task isn't much either. Mechanical Turk is another good option, they always have thousands of tasks available. They also have high payout tasks such as article writing that pay as much as $5 per completed task.

 

I've used MTurk a little bit, but I wasn't convinced by it. The intense simplicity of all of their tasks for an easy cent or two just doesn't appeal to me very much; there's nothing really interesting about that.

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I've used MTurk a little bit, but I wasn't convinced by it. The intense simplicity of all of their tasks for an easy cent or two just doesn't appeal to me very much; there's nothing really interesting about that.

 

You're right. There absolutely isn't anything interesting about jobs like that.

 

But they -do- have other jobs. They have surveys, transcribing, article writing, etc, too, which all pay more than the penny jobs you mentioned.If you sort the jobs by payout, you'll see an entirely different set of jobs showing up first that are way different.

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Thanks, Godric. They're not fine, by any means, but things will get better. I appreciate the concern. :)

 

And I think they used to only be US-based because you had to supply tax information. I can't seem to find it in their info what countries can use the same, but I see this in the FAQ:

 

"How do I receive payment in Indian Rupees?

If you are a Worker in India, you can elect to receive a check for your earnings in Indian Rupees. You will need to provide your birth date, passport number, Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number or Permanent Account Number (PAN). A scanned copy of your passport, EPIC or PAN card is also required. All the information you need to sign up to receive payments denominated in Rupees is provided on the Account Settings page."

 

That implies at least workers from India are allowed, so I'm sure there are a bunch of others that are fine to join, too.

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Thanks, Godric. They're not fine, by any means, but things will get better. I appreciate the concern. :)

 

And I think they used to only be US-based because you had to supply tax information. I can't seem to find it in their info what countries can use the same, but I see this in the FAQ:

 

 

"How do I receive payment in Indian Rupees?

 

If you are a Worker in India, you can elect to receive a check for your earnings in Indian Rupees. You will need to provide your birth date, passport number, Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number or Permanent Account Number (PAN). A scanned copy of your passport, EPIC or PAN card is also required. All the information you need to sign up to receive payments denominated in Rupees is provided on the Account Settings page."

 

That implies at least workers from India are allowed, so I'm sure there are a bunch of others that are fine to join, too.

 

Thanks Jessi, as helpful as always. BTW they ask stuff that even other services don't need lol. I will give them a try.

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What kind of stuff they do ask? I signed up long ago and don't remember it at all. I do know that for US workers, they need tax info and ask for it up front so they can stay legal. Other sites can get by with only requesting it after the $600 a year mark, but Amazon has always requested it up front, I believe.

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What kind of stuff they do ask? I signed up long ago and don't remember it at all. I do know that for US workers, they need tax info and ask for it up front so they can stay legal. Other sites can get by with only requesting it after the $600 a year mark, but Amazon has always requested it up front, I believe.

 

PAN, PASSPORT and EPIC. Seriously half the country doesn't have a pan card. I am in the process of getting one though. And EPIC?? seriously amazon needs to update their knowledge of Indian administration, they change frequently. Before it was Voter card, then it became the MNIC card and now its in the process of going to AADHAR card. Too much complexity if you ask me. And our govt does have a good history with corruption and lazyness.

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PAN, PASSPORT and EPIC. Seriously half the country doesn't have a pan card. I am in the process of getting one though. And EPIC?? seriously amazon needs to update their knowledge of Indian administration, they change frequently. Before it was Voter card, then it became the MNIC card and now its in the process of going to AADHAR card. Too much complexity if you ask me. And our govt does have a good history with corruption and lazyness.

 

So many cards? So many ID's? This is crazy mann..

 

It's much better in the US. Just 1 thing: Social Security..

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And neither does posts that don't add value to thread..

 

How the hell is that a double post? I replied to a meaningful post, with a meaningful comment.

 

Thats funny. There were two posts here I swear lol. Mods must have deleted it.

 

But thanks for the reply too. :D

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