Wednesday, April 2, 2014

is a legit site or a big fat scam?

by Robert Leavitt.

I promised to share with you some of my successes and failures and this is going to be the first tried and true method of earning money that I ever discovered.  I have been asked on several occasions if is legit or not.  I asked if it was legit myself, and did a lot of research before getting involved.   I want you to know upfront that I get NO AFFILIATE or REFERRAL BONUSES for sharing this information with you.  Microworkers doesn't work that way.  You simply go there and sign up and then you can either start earning or start hiring people.   Maybe I am getting a little bit ahead of myself, let's start with the basics:

According to the definition of microwork is:
Microwork is a series of small tasks which together comprise a large unified project, and are completed by many people over the Internet. Microwork is considered the smallest unit of work in a virtual assembly line.  It is most often used to describe tasks for which no efficient algorithm has been devised, and require human intelligence to complete reliably. The term was developed in 2008 by Leila Chirayath Janah of Samasource.

For all intents and purposes microwork is synonymous with  microlabor, crowdsourcing, crowd labor, click labor, etc.. there are so many terms being used to describe this activity that it's hard to keep up with them all, but they are all basically the same thing.  Doing little tasks for a small pay.  Sometimes the pay is so small that it's not worth the time, but that's why I am reviewing first!  This is the one that I have used since the very beginning and the reason is, you can do this with very little to no skill whatsoever.

There are several other places to this kind of work.  However, I have found that microworkers pays better than the others for trivial tasks (like google searches).  There are other sites that will pay you more, but I am here to tell you that unless you are a writer, or an editor, or someone that is skilled in other specific areas, it's very hard to earn any money doing microwork.    I still use this site to this day, and I would guess that when I am really trying I earn somewhere between 30-40 dollars a week doing the tasks.  I would say I probably spend about 3.5 hours a week doing the tasks.  As you can see, that turns out to be around 10 dollars an hour, HOWEVER.. I only do a limited range of tasks, and if I wanted to to do 40 hours a week, it probably wouldn't be possible.  there are only so many tasks available at any given time.

Microworkers is a haven for scam artists.  You will find as you spend time doing tasks there that there are going to be both tasks and employers that are scandalous.  If you are not comfortable with the task or information they are asking for, DON'T DO IT!  You are not required to complete every task.  For example I NEVER do any of the Download and Install tasks.  This is just an invitation for a hacker to get your information.

I am going to add a few more parts to this blog, but I wanted to show you a picture of my withdrawal screen so you can see that I am not lying about getting paid from this site.  It's true, you really can earn money here.  You have to be patient.  The PIN comes from overseas, and it took me 6 weeks (2 tries) to get mine, but it did come, and I did start earning money released into my paypal account.  It's slow and it takes forever for them to release it, but you get used to it, and you can get it going on a schedule.  They also charge every time you withdraw a percentage but that's the way it goes when it comes to earning from home.  It can be called the "poor" tax!

is microworkers legit? is legit!

You can learn more about Robert Leavitt on his Google Plus page.