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I have taken a part-time job, and it's definitely affecting my blogging time. I'll continue to post here as I am able.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Update on Microworkers

I like the idea of Microworkers, but still think that it would be better if it were better moderated. I plan to cash out and not return when I reach the $9.00 threshold; I'm currently at $5.53.

I had not visited for a while, and when I went there a couple of days ago found a list of over 100 potential available jobs. As you can see in the daily report below I made $.89 there. However, that was by very carefully choosing the jobs I was willing to do.

Most of the jobs are to sign up for various services, provide links to sites, click on ads at sites (which is totally against the terms of service with most ad programs), or write articles. If the Microworkers admin thought that my offer of a nickel for stumbling a blog post was too low, I can't imagine why they approved offers that pay $1.50 for writing a 400-word original article, or $.40 for a 250-word article. That is ridiculous.

I'm over halfway to a payout, so I think I'll stick it out even if it takes me a long time to find jobs which I feel are ethical and reasonable. But I wouldn't recommend this as a really viable option to make money.

See Microworkers - Great Concept Needs Better Moderation

web ad income Oct 22 (4 blogs, 2 web sites, writing):
Adsense $.22
Adgitize $.57
Project Wonderful $.01
Microworkers $.89
Clixsense $.04
Total: $1.73


John | Make Nothing Online said...

microWorkers sounds like a service to avoid if they allow payment for ad clicks.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Yes, I've become more and more disenchanted... more dating site signups, requests to download sexy screen savers. It's really hard to find clean sites.