I have been noticing a new trend in the field of online earning. It is that companies that offer human intelligence solutions are providing the best pay rates, atleast in my case. I have been involved with many micro-tasking sites, but the ones that stood out are Appen and Clickworker. Both have been involved with AI/Machine Learning projects in the recent times.
This is why I ask you to sign up for Figure Eight, a new platform that helps companies to leverage human intelligence in their projects.
What is Figure Eight and it’s history?
Figure Eight has actually been around for a long time, but it went by the name of crowd flower. I came across Crowd Flower years ago when it partnered with Neobux (the best PTC sites about 10 years ago) to provide surveys and tasks. At that time, there wasn’t much work available for Indian users, so I never got around to using it.
Turns out that years later, Crowd Flower was “re-branded” as Figure Eight. It was probably due to crowd flower shifting it’s focus over to machine learning and human intelligence solutions. Then, recently in 2019, it was acquired by Appen, which makes it all the more credible as an earning solution.
Several projects on Appen now take place on the F8 platform, and you can also work on it independently. Apart from that, I have found several websites that have partnered with Figure Eight on their platform, such as ySense (another yesteryear’s PTC site that has been re-branded).
So, all of this history instills a confidence in Figure Eight as a high potential option to increase your online earnings.
How do I sign up on Figure Eight?
Signing up on Figure Eight is simple. There were no complicated identity verification when I created an account (though it may change in the future). If you are already an Appen user, I recommend creating your Figure 8 account using the same email address that you use with Appen.
How does Figure Eight work?
The Figure Eight platform is itself very simply by design. As soon as you log into your dashboard, you are shown any tasks that are available to you. Though, as of now, you won’t get any tasks by simply signing up on the platform. It is best to look for F8 work using sites like Appen or ySense.
Figure Eight also follows a leveling system. It means that you start at Level 0. If you complete a set number of jobs (100) with a set amount of accuracy, then you will be promoted to Level 1. This will give you more available jobs as you will be seen as a more legitimate worker.
Similarly, you can keep working to increase your Level upto Level 3. Level 3 raters have the most amount of work available to them, as they are the cream of the human intelligence platform. Though I have not found much work on the platform, experienced raters from other countries report that you can reach Level 3 if you work for 3 months consistently.
Also, there are two modes of work that you will be working on:
Quiz Mode: It is a qualification process to decide whether you are eligible for a task and have read the guidelines. You are not paid for working in this mode.
Work Mode: This is the actual work mode that you will be paid for doing. Note that some projects do not allow you to work without going through the Quiz mode first.
How will I get paid through Figure Eight?
As I mentioned before, Figure Eight works as a micro-tasking platform for other websites such as Appen and ySense. So the payments for your work at Figure Eight will be handled by the respective sites themselves. For example: If you work on Figure Eight tasks using ySense, your earnings will be credited to your ySense account and you will be paid accordingly.
So if you work through ySense, then you will be paid by any of ySense’s payment method (Paypal, Skrill, Payoneer, Reward Link India or Steam).
Similarly, if you work using Appen, you will be paid using Payoneer (the payment method for Indian Appen users).
Figure Eight also has it’s own Contributor Platform, which is kind of like it’s own portal for F8 tasks. It pays via Paypal upon reaching a payment threshold of 10$. I will cover that platform in a future article.