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Yandex Toloka: A Russian Crowdsourcing Website (plus tips to earn more)

Last Updated on April 17, 2021

Toloka is an Internet Judging website (est. 2014) that is operated by Yandex, a Russian search engine company. Just like UHRS tasks are used to improve upon Google/Bing’s search engine algorithms, the tasks you do at Toloka are used to improve Yandex’s AI (and some other companies as well).

Infact, the workflow of Toloka is pretty similar to UHRS. You select a Hitapp, read its guidelines and qualify through a test, and then begin working for a set amount of money per judgment. Read on to find some interesting tips to earn more from Yandex Toloka.

How do I sign up for Toloka?

Before you can start working at Toloka, you need to sign up for a Yandex account. It will give you access to their Toloka platform.

  1. Go to their website and click on the “Start Earning Money” button.
  2. Now click on Register and create a Yandex account. You might need to verify your mobile number for it.
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  3. Once done, you can log in to the Toloka Platform.
  4. Remember to fill in your profile (especially the languages) upon logging in. The languages you add decide what tasks are available for you.

How to begin working in Toloka?

Once complete, you can go to the “Tasks” tab to see a list of available tasks (similar to Hitapps). There will be information regarding the pay per judgment (pay per hit) and the maximum you can earn (amount of hits).

One thing that’s interesting is that your pay varies according to your accuracy. So if you clear your initial test with a higher accuracy, you will be paid more per task than others with a lower score.

toloka tasks and earning

It would feel very difficult in the beginning, but as you get the hang of a task, your speed and earnings improve. Some of the tasks are pretty easy and can help you make a quick buck in your free time.

Another thing you can do is add their mobile app (Android | iOS) and work through it. Some tasks are exclusive to their website, so all tasks are not accessible through it. But it can still help you earn some money on the go.

How much can I earn through Toloka and how will I get paid?

Your earning varies with a multitude of factors. Your accuracy determines your pay rate. Your languages define the tasks available to you. Plus, there are various bonuses that workers receive every now and then.

Though it is very difficult to exactly determine how much you can earn with Toloka, a general consensus comes around to 1$ – 3$ /hour depending on the task you are working on. Note that your earnings increase as you get the hang of the task and increase your speed.

A vague calculation puts the max amount you can earn from Toloka (working 8 hours daily, assuming you have that many tasks) at 156$ / month. This is the upper limit of what you can earn. A more sensible amount would be anywhere between an extra 20-50$ / month (depending on how much you work).

yandex toloka payment methods

You can withdraw your earnings through a multitude of options such as Paypal, Payoneer, Skrill, and Papara (only for Turkey users). Payments can take up to 30 days to reach your bank account, though it happens much faster usually.

Yandex Toloka Payment Proof

There are a tonne of payment proofs for Yandex Toloka you can find online. It is a very legit site, even if the earning potential might not be that great.

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Another Yandex Toloka Payment Proof

How to get more tasks in Toloka? Tips to earn more

There are a few tips and tricks you can follow to boost your earnings in Yandex Toloka. Here are some of them:

  1. Several pictorial tasks (such as image labeling, image markup) can be done in languages you don’t understand. For example, if you complete an image task in English, you can also access it for other languages (like Arabic).

    Just add that language to your profile, and you will be able to complete the task in the other language. You won’t have any problem completing it since it’s image-based anyway. This way you can access a much larger number of tasks.

    This does not work for all tasks, but you can try and see if you get some extra work through this method.
  2. Some tasks are exclusive to their mobile app. So install their app and check regularly to see if there are any interesting tasks available. They even have data collection tasks from time to time.
  3. Try aiming for accuracy instead of speed. Your earnings might be slow in the beginning, but if your accuracy score increases, you will be paid much higher than the rest.
  4. Try their referral program. Refer some friends and get a boost on your earnings.

2 replies on “Yandex Toloka: A Russian Crowdsourcing Website (plus tips to earn more)”

If there are no tasks, try signing up for other crowdsourcing sites like Appen, Remotasks or maybe work on UHRS.

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