Almost all of us will be searching queries on Google, Bing, Yahoo or other search engines on a daily basis. Right?
Will you believe if someone says that you will get paid to search a particular keyword on Google? Does it sound surprising? Maybe.
But many businesses/companies follow the strategy of popularizing a keyword to promote their brand. So, they need a lot of individuals (like you and me :-)) to do that small job. Of course, no one will provide their service for free of cost. And, Microworkers does the job of a middleman by connecting the clients with the users.
In our Microworkers review, let’s explore the different types of mini-jobs that will help you to make money from Microworkers.
Microworkers Review: Will you really get paid to do small tasks?
Yes, Of course.
Even though the availability of some of the tasks is based on your geographical location, still you can find a lot of opportunities to earn money from Microworkers.
What is Microworkers?
Microworkers is basically a microtasking platform which rewards the users for performing a variety of tasks like sharing a post on Facebook/Twitter, commenting on blogs, subscribing to videos and more. The Client who is requesting your service will provide the step-by-step instructions for completing the micro jobs. And, the pay per task varies based on the type of the task.
How to sign up as a ‘worker’ and start making money from Microworkers?
Check out the below sections of this post to start doing micro jobs and earn money from Microworkers.
- Sign up
- Understanding the Micro Tasks
- Making money
Repeat step 4 and steps 5 as long as you are interested in doing tasks to make money from Microworkers 🙂
Now, let’s walk through the steps one by one in detail.
1. Microworkers Sign up
Just navigate to the homepage of Microworkers and click the ‘Register‘ link to sign up your free account.
You need to fill a lot of information like Name, Date of Birth, Email, mailing address and country of residence.
Once you complete the form, click the ‘Submit’ button to create your account on Microworkers.
Now, you should receive a confirmation email from Microworkers. Check your Spam and other folders if you don’t find the email in your Inbox.
Then, activate your Microworkers account by clicking the confirmation email in your Inbox.
Make sure that you do this within 24 hours from the time of account creation. Otherwise, the link will be invalid.
Great! Now, you have successfully registered yourself as a worker on Microworkers 🙂
3.Understanding the Micro Tasks
Now, if you are logging on to Microworkers for the first time, your screen will look like the one below:
Don’t know where to start? No worries 🙂
Before starting working on the Microworkers, let’s try to understand things like job type, job description, client’s instructions and status of the completed jobs.
3.1.Finding the type of the job
There are two types of tasks in Microworkers: Basic and Hire Group(HG)
The functionality of the Basic and HG tasks in Microworkers are the same. However, in Basic tasks, you need to maintain a success rate of above 75%. And, the success rate will increase only if your task gets approved. This places a restriction on the maximum number of basic tasks that can be done in a day/week. For instance, if more than 25% of your tasks are in pending state (not reviewed by the client), then you cannot continue to work on the basic tasks till some of them gets approved.
But, there is no such restriction on the HG tasks as it is independent of the success/failure rate.
3.2. Understanding the Job Description
Before starting working on the jobs, you need to understand the meaning of the various labels as given below.
From this field, you can understand the type of the job. For example, if it contains the keyword Screenshot, then you need to provide the screenshot of the page and submit the same as per the instructions. Engage means you need to stay on the page for the specified time or do other kinds of activities as instructed by the client.
This field indicated the amount that you will get if your task is approved by the client.
Keep an eye on this field because it indicates the total success rate for the job. A low value means many users are not able to complete the job successfully.
Time To Rate. For example, if the value of this field is 5, then it means that the task will be rated by the client within 5 days. Till that, the status of the task
Time To Finish. It indicates the approximate time needed to finish the task. A value of 4 means 4 minutes.
Let’s say the value is 17/20. A total of 20 people are needed for this job and 17 of them already completed the task. Only 3 positions are remaining. After that, the job will be removed from the listing.
3.3. Understanding the Client’s Requirements/Instructions
Every task in Microworkers will be provided with clear instructions on how to complete the job and provide the proof for the same. You need to make sure that you understand the instructions clearly. Otherwise, your task will not be approved by the client and you will not receive the payment for the same.
Let me explain with an example.
Look at the above image where you can find the instructions for a search task. You need to search the given keyword, visit the specified URL and provide the proof for the same.
Step 4 says that you need to stay on the page for at least 1 minute. So, if you don’t follow this instruction and exit the page within 1 minute, then the client may not approve your task.
Likewise, it is mentioned that you should not click on any other listing.
This is just an example of the instructions provided by the client and it varies based on the task.
Go through the instructions fully, before starting the task so that you will not face any issue in the payment.
3.4. Finding the status of the submitted tasks
To know the status of the basic/HG task, click the link ‘Tasks I Finished‘ on the homepage. Then choose the ‘Basic tasks’ or ‘Hire Group’ tasks based on the type of task you had submitted. You will see a screen similar to the one below:
Here, you can find the Job name, payment, time of submission and the status. The status of your task can be any of the options listed below.
A ‘Green Tick’ indicates that your task is approved and will be eligible to receive the payment.
Make sure you follow the above 4 steps for completing any type of task in Microworkers.
4. Making Money – 20 ways to make money from Microworkers
Totally, you will find 20 categories listed on the homepage of the Microworkers.
I had never come across any website which offers more than 10 ways to earn money. Even, Swagbucks, the #1 money making program in the US provides only 10-15 options to make money using that.
If you are already familiar with the old PTC sites like Neobux, then you can understand very well. Because you need to depend only on the Crowdflower tasks and the surveys for making money. And, surveys will be available only to those in Tier 1 countries like the US, UK, and Canada.
Ok. Let’s not waste more time on the comparison. Instead, let’s explore the various ways to make money from Microworkers.
4.1. Click, Search ($0.02 to $1)
Here, you need to search the given keyword on the search engines like Google, Bing and follow the steps given in the instructions. In some cases, you need to provide the screenshots of the visited pages as a proof. Some examples of the tasks in this category are given below:
- Search the given keyword on Google, visit the specified URL from the search results and stay on that page for at least 1 minute
- Do a Google search for the given keyword, visit the specified page and provide the screenshot of the page
- Navigate to the specified URL and do some action based on the instructions.
4.2. Surveys ($0.50 to $3)
You can’t find a survey daily. However, there is no need of pre-qualification for the survey. You can directly go to the survey and complete it. You will get $0.50 to $3 depending on the survey.
4.3. Mobile Applications ($0.50 to $3)
Download the given iOS/Android app on your mobile, install and test that to the job description. Either you need to provide a feedback about the app on Play Store or provide the screenshot of the installation to earn money for this type of task.
4.4. YouTube ($0.10 to $0.50)
Watch the given videos on YouTube and earn money for either one or combination of the options ( Like + Watch, Like + Watch + Comment etc) listed below.
- Subscribe to the YouTube channel
4.5. Facebook ($0.20 to $0.50)
You will get paid for doing the following activities using your Facebook profile.
- Sharing the given post with your friends
- Commenting on the post
- Joining a Facebook community
- Liking / following a page
However, most jobs require that you need to have at least 100 friends.
4.6.Sign up ($0.10 to $2.00)
Create a new account on the website given in the job description and provide a proof of the same (attaching the confirmation email from the website) to earn money for this task.
4.7. Forums ($0.10 to $1.00)
You will get paid for doing the following micro jobs:
- Join as a new member of the given forum
- Create a new post on the given forum
- Submit the specified link on the given forum
4.8. Download-Install ($0.50 to $2.00)
You need to download and install the given app on your computer or mobile phone and provide a proof of the same.
4.9. Comment on Blogs ($0.10 to $1)
Make a valid comment on the given blog and attach the screenshot of your comment to earn money for this task.
4.10. Twitter ($0.10 to $1)
If you have an active Twitter profile with at least 50/100 followers, then you can earn money for retweets or likes.
4.11. Google ($0.10 to $1)
Make money for reading and sharing the given post on your Google+ profile.
4.12. Write an Article ($1 to $3)
Create/Rewrite the article on the given topic. Make sure that the length and content strictly follow the given instructions.
4.13. Blog/Websites ($0.50to $2)
Post a review/comment on the given blog. Usually, the expected length of the review will be mentioned in the description and you need to follow the same.
4.14. Promotion ($0.10 to $0.50)
You will get paid for casting your votes on social networks like Medium, Twitter etc for a particular post/page.
4.15. Yahoo Answers ($0.10 to $0.50)
You can make money to upvote for the given answers on Yahoo, Quora, and other similar websites.
4.16. Bookmark ($0.10 to $0.50)
Get paid for retweeting the posts on Twitter, saving pins on Pinterest and other social bookmarking sites.
4.17. Testing ($0.10 to $0.50)
You can earn few bucks easily for testing the mobile apps on iOS/Android platforms.
4.18. Leads ($0.10 to $1)
You can earn money for promoting new websites/apps or other things.
4.19. Write a Review ($0.10 to $1)
You need to create a review for a product, business, blog or anything based on the given instructions.
4.20. Other ($0.10 to $1)
If a task cannot be classified into any of the categories mentioned above, then it will come under this category. Like Miscellaneous category.
5. Cashout – Microworkers Payment Methods
Except for Payoneer, you can request payment using the other options once your balance is more than $9 + fee. After placing the request, you will receive the payment from Microworkers maximum within a week.
The list of payment options which are supported by Microworkers and their fees are given below:
Follow the below steps to receive the payment from Microworkers.
- Select the desired payment method using the radio button
- Enter the amount you would like to withdraw
- Enter the email address of the chosen payment method. Like, you need to enter your PayPal email address for receiving the payment from Microworkers through PayPal.
- Enter the PIN received on your email address for verification
- Click the Submit button
Note: You have the flexibility to change the withdrawal method before requesting the payment.
Microworkers Payment Proof
I did not log in regularly in 2018. Given below is the payment proof for 2017.
I never faced any issues with Microworkers regarding the payment. And, I have always received the payment within 2-5 business days.
What are the Pros and Cons of Microworkers?
- High earning for single task up to $1.00
- Tasks are available daily
- Variety of tasks to make money
- HG (Hire Group) Jobs are available to all members
- Option to change the payment method anytime you like
- No concept of Referrals or Affiliates commission
- Only Limited number of Basic Jobs are available for members located outside USA and UK.
1. Is Microworkers a legitimate site?
Yes. It is a legit site to make money online. Personally, I’m working on this site since 2013.
2.Is Microworkers available worldwide?
Yes. The availability of the Basic tasks depends on the geographic location. But, HG jobs are available to anyone.
3. Do I need any kind of qualification to work with Microworkers?
No. If you are interested in browsing and searching on Google or other search engines, then you can definitely join Microworkers to start making money.
4. How much can I earn from Microworkers?
It depends on your location, availability of tasks and how much time you are spending on the site on a daily basis.
5. How will I get paid from Microworkers?
The payments are processed once a week and the minimum payout is $10. (First payment will take time because they will send a PIN to your home address and you need to enter that PIN to process your payment).
6. How do I contact the support in case of any issues?
Click the Support link on the home page to view the FAQs. If you don’t any help in that section, you can submit a new query using the ‘Submit’ button.
7. Is there any easy or guaranteed earning available in Microworkers?
No. You can earn money only by doing the tasks.
8.Is there any referral program available in Microworkers?
No. There is no concept of referral program on this website.
Alternatives to Microworkers
Clickworker and Amazon Mechanical Turk (mTurk) are considered as good alternatives to Microworkers because both of them will pay you to do small tasks or micro jobs like Microworkers.
Even though you can make more money from mTurk as it provides a lot of tasks daily, the sign-up process is not straightforward. It is not known on what mTurk accepts your application to become a requester and start doing the micro-tasks to make money.
Clickworker works best to only those residing in the top tier countries like US, UK, Canada and Australia as it doesn’t accept members from other countries.
Microworkers Review: Final Verdict
Microworkers is a legit site that can provide a constant monthly income not only to members in the USA but also to anyone located anywhere in the world.