So keeping up with my tradition of posting my monthly earnings, here is my Earnings Report for April 2020. I find it to be a motivational factor both for me and you. When I look back and see my earnings, it helps me to keep track of my goals. And for you, it is a reminder of the potential of earning money online.
Though I have not yet reached a level on par with what a desk job might get you (in India), but it is still a good alternative source of income. And when you factor in the hours I work on these sites, versus the hours you would work in your office, it is just a no-nonsense winner.
Usertesting was a life-saver in April, as I got to be a part of a testing panel, which paid 70$. Appen earnings decreased as no project was available till the last week of April. Clickworker was business as usual.
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So my total earnings for the month of April was 395$, or 30,000 Rupees, which is pretty much what I made in my previous job. My goal for the upcoming months would be to find out more work on similar sites, as there were periods in April where no work would be available and I would just sit idle.
Maybe if I can utilize that time, I would be able to add more dough in my bank account. I also tried transcription work for some time, but ultimately gave up as it was taking up a lot of my time and energy. I will be writing about that experience soon. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more payment proofs from Usertesting and clickworker as they just keep piling up.
Here are the links to article detailing how to sign up on these websites:
Clickworker is a company which hires large amount of workforce to do tasks such as data-collection, language checking, proofreading, etc. You name it.
They basically contract with companies, who need large amounts of workforce for basic tasks. For example, with AI being all the buzzword these days, a lot of companies need large amount of datasets to train their AI’s algorithm. So, they collect these datasets from these companies.
On the other hand, you, as a clickworker provide this data and you get paid for it. This is just one type of project that Clickworker has, a lot of other tasks and projects.
Basically, you will be providing data which will help these companies improve their products or work on some kind of research. Their are projects from social networking and search giants. And the best part is that they pay in dollars.
Here are some of the things you could be doing working for them:
- Search Media Evaluation
- Social Media Evaluation
- Survey and Data Collection
- Linguistic Specialties
- Lexicon Annotation
- Speech Evaluation
Usertesting.com is an online “testers on demand” kind of platform. They provide large corporations (mostly product-based companies) with 3rd party users to test their products, features, design, etc. and want them to provide valuable insights and suggestions in return.
The usual flow is something like this:
- Companies send out testing opportunities to usertesting.com
- Usertesting creates a screener/survey where you are asked several questions related to the study being conducted. You are expected to answer them honestly and truthfully.
- If you pass the qualification, then you are taken to their tests and need to record your computer/mobile screens and give your voice thoughts along the way.
- Once you have completed the study/test, the test is uploaded in the background and will be reviewed by them in the next few days.
- After some days of successful submission, you will be paid via Paypal