Clickworker a Scam?

Clickworker a Scam?

For those who aren't aware of Clickworker, its a micro-job site where one can complete mini-tasks for small amounts of money.  There are thousands of such tasks that you can do and earn a decent amount of money (that's what the site claims). Although, I'm really not sure if its a scam or a legitimate site. However, the next few lines will definitely unfold the truth.
Clickworker scam

To write an honest review, I should have a first hand experience of using their service. So, I went straight to Clickworker.com, registered by entering all the details. A confirmation mail was sent to me to verify my email id. Not to my surprise, the verification link didn't work. But that could be due to an error, I continued by going back to their homepage and logged in. Surprisingly, this time I could log in, although my email wasn't verified.

CW had a set of placement tests right onto my dashboard, that I had to complete and pass in order to qualify for doing tasks. Since the site stated they had over 175,000 jobs currently, I thought completing the tests would allow me to do as many jobs as possible and make money.

The first test I took had 74 questions, which CW claimed was to test a users English skills. While I started answering, CW server went down and few of my answers weren't considered. This was expected, since the website takes a hell lot of time to load (courtesy - Ruby on Rails). With all the bumps, I eventually managed to finish the test. The final score 94/100 - pass. Yippee!!

Now comes the best part. After spending over 40 minutes completing all the tests, when I go back to accept tasks, I see a message on my dashboard stating "We are sorry but there are currently no matching jobs available". Well, does that mean all the 175,000 jobs were completed by others by the time I finished my tests?

New Update: Clickworker is not a scam site. It claims to be a Crowdsourcing site, which after a long process I was able to figure out it is. However, don't be under the impression that you'll get rich working on CW, you won't. Some users don't even see a single job on offer, even after submitting relevant certificates (yes, you need to submit them).



Old Update: Having received some positive feedback's in the form of comments, I would request people to sign up on CW if they wish to. Since this review is completely based on my own experience which could be unfortunate, and I really do not wish to malign anyone's reputation. Comments on my blog are moderated and I could have easily removed the one's that support Clickworker, however, that's not my goal. At the end of the day, if people make real money without wasting time then its good for all of us. I would request other CW users to post their experience in the comments section (not anonymously).

There may be some technical glitches with the site which require users to use Internet Explorer for some tasks, but that doesn't mean its a scam.

Here's a payment proof sent to me by a CW user - Mrs. Coley(Thank you!). I conclude by saying that Clickworker is a genuine site. Register here

Payment proof

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107 comments:

  1. Maybe it s true, cause i receive a lot of advertissement in my mailbox now...

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    1. A genuine site will rarely send emails unless you opt for weekly or monthly updates. But Clickworker is definitely a scam.

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    2. Dear Sagar,

      I'll be glad to inform you that Clickworker is not a scam. Like all online services and start ups there can be hickups in user interface which will get solved along the way. The things you pointed out seem more like technical issues than actual indications of a scam. This makes your article quite suggestive and not funded by facts but more by speculation.

      The reason I am so confident that Clickworker is not a scam is because they are actively recruiting employees through a multitude of our websites. To this day I have not received a single complaint from candidates that they feel scammed or mistreated by Clickworker.

      I must point out that we have a strict policy on admitting companies. Considering we are mainly dealing with students it is of the essence to our company image that we do not allow MLM or scam companies to promote their ads on our website. This ensures the integrity of our websites and helps protect our candidates against scams like the ones you are referring to.

      The same screening is applied on each of the companies advertised on our sites. We did the same for Clickworker.

      Kind regards

      Chris

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    3. Which websites are you representing?

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    4. If you have a strict policy on admitting companies and you are implying that it is not a scam because none of your candidates complained, how was it admitted in the first place?

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  2. @sagar: You would have seen the jobs if you had completed the author assessment successfully.

    Also, in your case I would have contacted the other clickworkers in the forum and ask for their opinions and tips. This would have helped understand the platform better.

    As for "advertisements" clickworker doesn't send any. Are you sure you are not confusiung the site with another one? The only mail a clickworker get's are mails that contain information about new projects that have come online and might suit your profile.

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    1. Angelina, I have clearly mentioned above that I've completed most of the author assessments after registering. If Clickworker displays over 200,000 tasks currently available, then its hard to digest the fact that they don't have even a single task on offer after completing half a dozen assessments?

      A genuine site doesn't send mails even after disabling notifications, and CW sends notifications of what? - tasks that never exist...

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    2. see the graphical representation of the English assessment. More than 80% of the registered users got 100% in evaluation. So even if you are 99% you are behind those 80% of them.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this information. I have a bit of a radar for scam sites so before I register I google the name of the site and the word scam and your review came out tops!

    At least you did not pay, eh? There's a translation agency advertising in France where you have to pay €60 to register, jobs guaranteed (Real Translators). No experience necessary. That alone should get a red flag flapping! I did not register but googled scam and an enormous thread appeared written mostly by people who had paid and never got any jobs at all. They received lists with companies they could phone, so-called clients of Real Translators. But these companies weren't at all aware of the association!

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    1. Yes, its always good to research before you register on any site and stay safe from spam mails.

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  4. A bloody scam site.Spoiled both my money and time.

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  5. Thank you so much for the review!
    I was about to register so you saved me a lot of time.

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  6. The test Sagar is talking about is the basic language test.
    Since everyone can register on clickworker and since there is no mandatory upload of certificates, diplomas or employer's references, we use those assessments to evaluate the skills of each newly registered clickworker and to see if he really possesses the skills he states in his profile.

    I agree that this basic test is quite extensive, consisting of 74 questions, which is by far the largest assessment you can come across on clickworker.com. But it is designed to evaluate the language skills in the best way possible. A smaller test simply wouldn't have the same validity. And you don't have to invest anything besides time (the average completion time for this assessment is about 20-25 minutes).

    The reason why Sagar didn't see any jobs even after he successfully completed this assessment is that this assessment alone does not qualify you for projects. It's just like I wrote - a basic test to get a first idea of your language skills. If you fail it, you won't get any further on clickworker.com. If you pass, this grants you access to the assessments for writers and / or proofreaders.

    If you want to hear some real first hand experience of users who are doing work on our website for month - some even for years - then I suggest having a look at either our facebook group or our forum. In both of them, there are several thousand active clickworkes who can assure you that this is no scam.

    One last thing - Sagar is right regarding the email notification. As of now, you cannot unsubscribe from it. The only way to do so is to cancel your clickworker account. However, we are currently revamping the whole user profile and the new version will include personalized opt-outs for newsletters, work announcements etc.

    Daniel Marz
    Community Management
    clickworker.com

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    1. Daniel, please do not fool others. I agree Internet users are vulnerable to scams, but they are not idiots. Clickworker is a scam, its quite clear. Stats on the site show over 300,000 tasks, and I find it ridiculous that you dont have a single task even after completing numerous assessments.

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    2. I have two basic problems with my initial impression of clickworker.com.

      First:

      It requires Internet Explorer, at least for the initial test. This is a browser that hasn't been supported since 2005. This means that any new security problems, viruses, bugs, new versions of Flash or anything else that may have advanced in the last 7 years, will never be addressed. Besides raising security issues, it makes me wonder why the company hasn't bothered to update.

      Second (and the reason why I replied here):

      What I find most troubling is the fact that Daniel represents a site looking for writers, proofreaders and people with language skills; yet he seems unable to write five paragraphs without spelling errors, poor grammar and shady syntax.

      As a published writer, experience editor and - when the mood strikes - freelance journalist; I can assure you there is much better paying work out there for people with this skill set.

      Scam or not, it would be very difficult to work for someone who has a poorer grasp of the English language than myself. And remember: This isn't personal. It's strictly business.

      Best,

      Anthony

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    3. So you are telling me that if I want to know if your website is a scam or not I should read in the places where you can censure comments, right?
      Make sense...

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  7. Sagar, I totally agree that this number is somewhat misleading if you don't know what a "job" is defined on clickworker.com. I also agree that this pure number is disappointing for many Clickworkers from regions where we have no current projects running or who did not match the access criteria for current projects. Therefore, we are currently working on that display and will either change it to only show the jobs the clickworker in question can REALLY qualify for or we will completely deactivate it to prevent further disappointment, if an individual display is not possible.

    But to explain the number a little better: The number of jobs represents how many individual tasks are currently available on our platform. Because of our numerous quality control measures, one task might lead to numerous individual jobs. To illustrate, if the job consists of writing text, that means there is the writing job, the proofreading job and the final approval job (maybe even an edit job, if the text cannot be accepted in the first version). To assure quality we also use technology to make sure that jobs are spread out among many different clickworkers. Among other things this ensures that a clickworker can not proofread their own text.

    So for you that means that no matter what your qualifications might be, only one third to one fourth of all jobs are actually available to you for completion.

    Remember though, the number of jobs available to you also depends on your qualifications, knowledge and interests. So make sure you fill out your clickworker profile completely, especially the list of your language skills. Also, be sure to stay current on basic and other project qualifications.

    That being said, it simply makes a HUGE difference for the number of jobs shown where you come from, what is your native language and how well you performed on your assessments. Unfortunately, I cannot post screenshots here, otherwise I'd have posted a screenshot of the current job list for German Clickworkers. You would see that they currently have about 15-20 different projects running and there definitely IS plenty of work on clickworker.com - just not for everybody.

    Daniel Marz
    Community Management
    clickworker.com

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    1. Well, I've pointed many things in this review and the clickworker site is awfully slow. In fact, the site broke down when I was nearing my test completion. After refreshing the page all I could see was the test data was never saved. So at times I had to complete the same test numerous times.

      I don't gain anything from this review, its only out of concern that I write reviews. So that others don't waste time there. People are innocent and I genuinely request you guys not to take advantage of that. If others want to try clickworker, let them do so. However, I would be glad if they write a short feedback here in the comments after signing up. Trust me I won't be surprised if the feedback's show thumbs down.

      I only want to help others.

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    2. Dear Daniel, I don't know how you assess the qualification tests, but i feel like there are lot of cheating from the workers, since, I was doing qualification test for address verification, even the correct judgement from my side is rejected, say many of those who qualify after many judgments simply go on clicking correct options. This makes that answer wrong while qualification round.

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    3. Are you a worker or a clickworker staff member? You seem more like the latter.

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  8. Sagar, I've just googled what kind of site clickworker is, and I haven't found any indication that it is a scam, except for your blog post which bombastically states that it is a scam, although you don't seem to base this opinion on anything else than that you think the homepage is slow and that you weren't able to find any any jobs when you tried to navigate the page. So I guess I haven't found any indication that it is a scam.

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    1. I would be happy if its not a scam and let u decide if its a scam or not.

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    2. I have clearly stated that I went through numerous assessments, sometimes the same test indefinitely. Also there is no reason why I would be interested in falsely saying clickworker as a scam. Its all for your own good...

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  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygeNX2EU7F4

    It's a real company

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    1. The video looks pretty good, but I can't base my views on the video alone. I would request users to give a feedback after using it.

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  10. I am a registered clickworker user and it is not a scam. I was a bit questionable about it because so many places like this is and never pay out, but I'm glad I did end up trying it out despite the very few people I've seen complain about it. Out of all of the comments I've read the good far outweighed the bad, and since it was free, I gave it a shot.

    Yes, the tests are a bit lengthy but they need to make sure they will be paying qualified people and getting accurate and quality work. If you get a high enough score (many of the tests require a 90% or higher) then projects will become available based on your results. However, if you dont score high enough then no, nothing will be available to you until you retake the test and get a higher score.

    I passed the tests the same day I signed up and had a project available to me immediately. Not only that but I recieved my first payment via paypal earlier than I even expected.

    So actually, this site is legit and you should really post correctu information so as not to misinform any more people.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback... I'm glad that clickworker is not a scam. However, it would be nice if comments have the commentators name and not post anonymously, so that others get a clear perspective. I'll also update my post.

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  11. It looks like all the previous positive Anonymous comments are definitely from Daniel Marz Community Management clickworker.com LOL!

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    1. That's the reason I wanted people to post comments with their name. I still don't see any jobs on clickworker. But like I said may be its just me. I hope you are reading this Daniel, as far as the job numbers are concerned, I'm sure a legit site will figure this out asap.

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  12. Call me "Anon157".
    Thank you, Sagar. My experience with clickworker resembles yours.
    I joined clickworker this month, have passed a couple of general assessment tests, but still don't see any jobs. I'm uneasy, but reserving judgment on whether it's a legitimate site or not.
    Maybe if I pass some more tests jobs will become available to me.
    I'll let you guys know.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback!!

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    2. You have to complete all the assessments before they will post jobs for you!

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  13. I tried it just for fun. Not really interested. I found it on a blog where similar sites are listed. I chose it first because it looked "real" in comparison with the other sites. This is my experience:

    My native language is spanish from Latin America. I failed the language test (88 out of 100 points. The minimum for approval is 90). It is designed for spanish speakers from Spain. It may sound not relevant, but it is. Spanish is a very broad language and there are important differences from the way we speak in my region and the way people speak in Spain. I understand how difficult is to design a test for every region, but at least it could be based on international standards.

    Then, I lost interest. I felt I was competing in unfair conditions. I guess my regions is not relevant for them. And since I failed in approve the assessment task of my own language, I guess I won't get any task.

    I hope it works for someone else.

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    1. As long as you're good at English, I don't think there should be any problems. However, clickworker is definitely on my radar once again.

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    2. No, if English isn't her first language she wouldn't be able to write in English.

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  14. Hi Sagar and thank god for you,

    Clickworker is a SCAM!!! Especially that so-called uhrs task.
    They want workers to use internet explorer only and then they tell
    you that if any kind of bad adult content comes up on your screen,
    that you should immediately, delete it from your cache.
    After sending them a writing sample, they have the nerve of saying
    that my english is "bad". Seriously? They can barely spell out
    words.

    And furthermore, why is there a clickworker moderator on this forum?

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    1. I had updated this post based on previous positive feedback's and I think I'll have to re-evaluate my thoughts and update this post in future based on the recent comments. I suspect the pro-clickworker comments were from CW itself.

      Thanks for your feedback. Lets see how it works out for others.

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  15. Hello, I don't usually read review sites because I like to get my own idea about the product, service or website I'm about to use but I found your thread and read through all the posts.

    Well, the way I found out about CW was through a website that lists different job offers for my region (Peru - South America). I was interested in it because the title of the offer was "looking for translators and proofreaders" and since I'm a professional translator I was definitely interested. I opened the description and according to it, it sounded like a job I used to have (writing 500 word articles about a specific keyword, I guess you call this SEO). Since I was already experienced I decided to send them my resume (yes, they asked for my resume). So today I checked my inbox and I had a mail from CW asking me to sign up on their site and so I did. I took the assesments. I freaking failed the Spanish one which was hilarious considering it's my native language lol.

    I don't know what to tell you. It seemed pretty legit to me since they asked for my CV and all that. I'll have my brother or a friend give it a try again and I'll post what happens after that.

    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Patricia!

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  16. So I made another account and this time I passed both the Spanish and English assessments with a great score. I also passed both text author assessments and I have yet to get any jobs. It's very disappointing because I love writing and what can be better than getting paid for doing what you like.

    I still can't say if it's a scam site or not because I don't feel scammed (in the sense of them offering to pay me a certain amount and then not getting it, since I haven't really done any jobs to get paid for in the first place). So I'm going to keep checking the site to see if they have any new jobs but as of now, I wouldn't really recommend anyone signing up because I highly doubt they will get any jobs to do and overally it'd be a waste of time. I'm sure there are other similar sites with better options right now.

    I'll come back when I have a better answer.

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    1. I'd signed up on clickworker months ago and I still don't see a single job on offer, let alone the 300,000 jobs that they claim to have on their site.

      Thanks for your feedback, people will get a clear perspective. I too still reserve my thoughts on whether its a scam or not.

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  17. I have been making $200 a week working with click worker.So when people say scam I just laugh. They can keep missing this money if they wish I have bills to and children to take care of so it is working for me.

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    1. I also have made money using this site. although I have not made $200, I have made a nice sum.
      I won't post on here how much because that's my business and not for general publication.

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  18. I can tell my experience so far... I am spanish from Spain ( I passed the spanish test 100%, the authoring test 90%) then I qualified for a kind of tasks that consist in comparing pairs of pictures?? I supossed with marketing purposes?? that it´s a very low profit and repetitive task... I went on, figuring out that maybe when you make low tasks you get reputation and so on an qualify for better task... That was today... I can say, I have been like an hour, but the system only reports 6 minutes¡¡¡ and now I am looking for comments on the web because I am starting to think this is really a scam... (they´re supposed to have active job offers for spanish translators and proofreaders) I had too much patience with this site...


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    1. Thanks for sharing your experience with CW. I was suspecting the positive feedbacks were coming from clickworker staff, but now after hearing your exp I'm pretty sure they're indeed coming from CW.

      Here's a list of Genuine vs Scam crowdsourcing sites

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    2. Nah, don't worry, I was like f*ck I wasted an entire hour on this and I didn't see my earnings even change numbers, it was still 0,00 euro, but if you'd check back the next day you'd see about 2 euros there I think at the top of your screen. Anyways, they send out paypal checks every week, so that's usualy the time I know they credited. I dont know if you can get paid any other way than paypal though...

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  19. My dear its a very very authentic site and its controlled by UHRS, the jobs are not available all the time, U need to keep patience and watch out and complete the tasks as soon as they are uploaded, I have been working on this for close to a month now and have earned decently,

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    1. I'm glad you earned from it. Thank you for the feedback.

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  20. Hi Sagar, this is very authentic site. I had earned decent money from doing UHRS work. UHRS is product of Microsoft and it is not available everyday. You just keep checking the UHRS page frequently for the available work. It has various types of work that is available to some particular countries only. example..Adult Content Enquiry suggestion is available in India and Brazil.

    Pls don't mislead the people without proper knowledge. I think its a trick from you to promote your blog. It is a great help from you if you can focus on many scam sites on the web rather than suspecting a genuine site as a scam.

    Regards

    Vijay Kumar

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    1. Vijay, please read the whole post again. I'm not misleading people and by no means I intend to promote my blog this way. It doesn't serve my purpose either.

      Have a look at some of my other posts, I share information that helps others. I was a victim of such scam sites myself and so I chose to write a review. I don't need to explain much about it. May be you did not read the update.

      Glad you did not post anonymously. Thanks for the feedback.

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  21. Clickworker screams identity theft scam because before taking the evaluation tests, they want me to provide "documents" verifying my credentials. If i give you a copy of my college degree, driver's license other than a resume prior to you telling me who you really are, then that screams of potential identity theft, or an information aggregator whose main money is in re-selling personal information.

    So, it's not surprising they did not have any work for you because that is not their business is it?

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    1. I can't really comment on whether its an identity theft scam, but I guess there's no point in asking for users credentials as no one would want to submit personal and professional documents unless they are sure of the sites authenticity.

      Its strange really, I haven't seen anything like this before.

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  22. There's something I don't understand. If Clickworker is a scam, howcome they already payed me for the tasks I did. Okay, I admit, it's not alot of money (around 10-12 euros). I'm Dutch and was member of clickworker for quite some time but they didnt have any jobs available for Dutchies like me, but then I got the update email they send out every once in a while which offered jobs for dutch/belgians. The task was pretty simple: you would see a google entry and then you'd say if people were looking for a picture/video or for just plain info (like addresses). I'd get 2 cents per entry and so I made about 10 euros in total. Now the jobs finished and I have to wait again for a new one to come up.

    So, knowing this, how can Clickworker be a scam if I actually made some money?

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    1. I had updated this post long back stating I'm unsure of it. And requested users to try it themselves. I don't think its a scam, as many users have responded with positive feedback's. Although clickworker needs to fix those recurring technical issues on their site.

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  23. I have done some jobs for clickworkers through this platform and achieved a high level of quality. Since, I have delegated their e-mails to my spam-folder I'm not sure how they handle newletters and similar.
    What I consider IMPORTANT is that their payments are 1/10 (or less) of what you would get in a normal work, which is absolutely inaceptable.
    Clickworker is kind of 1-Euro-Job platform, in my opinion.

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    1. The pay is usually very low on micro-job sites. I hope users are at least able to pay their bills from the money earned.

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  24. Sagar, I'm from India and I'm sure Clickworker is not a scam. I have made decent amount of money from Clickworker. the only negative about Clickworker is that, there isn't too much job for them to offer. I have proof in my inbox(Paypal payment notifications).
    There is a simple way to prove it. just go to their facebook page. You can see many people, who are confused with working of the site. Once you read that you will understand much about it.

    Also you will find a Clickworker news which tells about jobs that were available that month. The jobs are first come first serve based. You have to be there when the job is available to get the job and get paid.

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  25. How do you terminate your account???

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    1. I don't really use clickworker and not really sure of how you can terminate the account. I guess there's no way, as I didn't find one.

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  26. Do you think that it's a real job???? 0.01€/20minutes???? I was interested in translation. My scores were high, 98,97,(English
    &Spanish) 100 editing Spanish). I wrote an article about arestaurant(2'25€), and after this... i've been oferred 0'01/job!!!
    I don't know what to do with all this money
    Arwen

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  27. I find it very interesting that the people claiming to make money on the site do not seem to be terribly proficient in English. I did several assessments on the site and did not score well because the phone numbers I reported were not in the proper format despite following their example format. I get the impression that it's the blind leading the blind at Clickworker.

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  28. The setence: ' I don't know what to do with all this money' was was irony of course. 0.01/20'=0'2€/1hour. How many hours are needed to earn 10 €? Lol
    Arwen

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  29. I totally agree
    Arwen

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  30. Click worker is not a scam. However dont expect to get rich.... in myfist week i made 46 dollars and it was transferred to my paypall account in 2 weeks. the 2nd week I made 123.00 in one day...but i basically statyed at my computer for 8 hrs to make that with a few breaks. Work is not always available...but if u are looking to make just a few extra dollars u can do this on CW but it should not be for full time work.....

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  31. Is it possible to deactivate my existing account with clickworker and register a new account with the same email address so that I can retake all the assessments again and score well and also get more hits?

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    1. I don't think you can deactivate your account and open a new one using the same email. It would be stupid if you look at it from CW's point of view. The no. of spam accounts will increase in no time.

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  32. clickworker deactivated my account for nothing . I think they do this when you make too much money and they dont want to pay you which is why they state in their claims that they are not responsible for any loss wages and another reason why we arent employees but just merely independent contractor.

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  33. clickworker is a scam. if you make over a certain amount of money the delete your account and keep it moving. they take your money and your hard work and run with it and dont care.

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  34. admin, your previous thoughts about clickworker were right, that its a scam site. Why did you update the post based on comments received? they might have come from clickworker.

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  35. I just started working on the site and I have finished some of the assessments that just appeared on the site. Some of it, I have qualified but not on the other assessments. I'm still waiting perhaps for jobs that I really want to work on, whatever it is.

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  36. I feel moved to comment, where normally I really wouldn't, as I think this blog and many of the comments have been more than unfair and really quite misleading. I'm from (and living in) the UK. I have been on Clickworker since around March just doing the UHRS tasks for 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 cents per 'Hit'. I think it's an excellent site (Clickworker, that is, not UHRS, which belongs to Microsoft and requires a Zen-like nature to deal with). For about three months I was able to make around $100-$300 a week just on the UHRS platform. There was a lull for a month and then things picked up again. Now, UHRS can also be accessed through other companies like Lionbridge and Appen Butler Hill. You can do the same tasks through them, if you like. UHRS itself can be frustrating. The data in qualification tests is sometimes wrong or out of date. It's 'buggy'. These are not Clickworker issues, however. As far as this company I have found them very reliable, with decent customer service. They're professional IMHO. I could work on UHRS through the other companies, but with Clickworker is best, to me, due to the weekly payment without any threshold. I recommend Clickworker, definitely. My experience has, overwhelmingly, been a good one. I need something flexible like this and it's really my Plan A right now for online work. My first port of call each day. Very, very handy!

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  37. I would like to add something here myself. My name is Melissa, and I have been working for Clickworker since April of 2012. I get asked all the time about if the site is a legitimate way to earn money. I tell people that it is BUT not to expect to quit a full-time job for it.

    In the US, most of the jobs come from a platform called UHRS. It stands for Universal Human Relevance System, and was developed by Microsoft. The reason you have to use Internet Explorer is because UHRS is a Microsoft platform. Your login for UHRS is a Microsoft Live account. Most of the search engine Apps on UHRS are Bing related as well.

    Last year, I was able to make enough to buy a new computer and pay off my medical bills. I am able to treat myself and my family once in a while with the money I make. I do not make lots of money, but I make enough to where I feel I can contribute something since I am a stay-at-home-mother.

    The higher-ups in the company liked the fact that I help lots of people out, so I am now a mod for the Clickworker forums (UHRS English section) - which is unpaid, but I am happy to help. More recently, I was promoted to answering emails from other Clickworkers, which I do get paid for.

    As to the people that said they were deactivated, You will be if you start BOTTING UHRS. We had a HUGE problem with Bots in the UHRS platform. These were accounts that were doing hits every second when they should have taken at least 5 to 10 seconds or more. It was UHRS that pointed us to the accounts that were found to be Botting, and they were removed.

    You are also deactivated for inactivity. If you do not log in for over a few months then yes, you will no longer have an account.

    I would provide proof of payment, but you don't have an attachment button, nor do you allow URL links in your comments.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Melissa. It should really help people understand the platform better.

      I haven't seen any jobs since the time I joined clickworker, may be majority of CW jobs are geo specific. It'd be nice if you can put some light on this.

      I've been dealing with spam comments for a while now - reason why I don't allow URL links within comments. However, you can comment with the URL link in plain text.

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    2. I am sorry I haven't responded sooner.

      All jobs on Clickworker and on the UHRS platform are country specific. Some countries do get lots more work than others.

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  38. I signed up for Clickworker yesterday and completed the first two assessments. After I had successfully passed them, I was surprised to see that I still did not have any jobs available to me. However, on completing the author assessment today (again, passing), I now have quite a few jobs available to do. So, not a scam at all!

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  39. Hi Sagar,

    Can you share your email id?

    Shalini

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  40. Hi Sagar, I signed up for Clickworker a few days ago and am starting to believe it IS some kind of scam, although I'm not sure what kind of scam it is. I took the English Author assessment test and only got a 58%. My grammar, syntax and punctuation were all very good and I thought I added a little "charm and personality" too, which is what they were asking for. My phrasing I thought was good, but they told me it was "awkward." I did write them to see if I could get it re-evaluated but haven't heard back from them yet.

    After reading some of the above comments from people supposedly representing Clickworker.com, I can say that my English writing skills are far better than what their representatives have demonstrated here. I'd love to see a sample of a successful English Author assessment since anything under 90% is basically a failing score.

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  41. Hello Sagar, I am from Mexico, I have a health problem that limited my job options aproximately 60%, I have read all the posts in this thread, and I also copied your e-mail (hope you dont mind), I liked your way to write about the site, because at all times you have been very clear, that you don't have any proof that this site is a scam but your personal experience has not been positive.
    I am about to suscribe to CW and I will come back with my experience.
    I also would like to ask you and any person who knows about good ways to work on-line.

    Thank you.
    Francisco CZ

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  42. Hello,

    Before I start I want to say that I gain nothing from a positive or negative review....

    I signed up for CW on October 6th, and like many others took the assessments which only took approx 10-15 mins to complete since its not a real test its more of a skills test to see where you stand and its NOT pass or fail.....after completing the test I was emailed my login for the UHRS site (which is were all the tasks are located) since the day of signing up I have been working daily during my time of sitting watching TV..You wont know if something is a scam until you commit and try it..RIGHT?

    The week of Oct 6- Oct 12 I made over $85 (this was the first week that I started) The week of Oct 13 - Oct 19 I made over $70...NOW with this being said I havent gotten paid yet BECAUSE you have to do 21 days of work which is stated under the FAQ's then on the week of your 21 days of working (not saying you must work 21 days straight, but 21 days when when you signed up and started working). Their pay is weekly, and pay days are from Wed-Friday in which the money is sent to your Paypal acct and from there you can transfer to your personal bank if you choose to do so...

    I will say this there is plenty of work to do and I dont run out of task if one has been completed then I move on to other ones that are available so far I am LOVING IT...and looking forward to being paid...they have reports so you can see what you have made daily/weekly...

    I will come back towards the end of the month since my pay day is between Oct 31 - Nov 1 and will let you guys know for sure...After all I'm NOT loosing anthing I sit on the computer anyway playing games anyway so why not sacrife my games to earn money...Keep in mind you wont get rich but everything little things help and adds up...

    I hope my review helps out to anyone wanting to know about CW....

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    1. Thank you for your feedback and I really appreciate you stopping by to comment.

      I too would recommend UHRS. However, there are lot of spam tasks some of them reportedly infecting user computers with virus, trojans and malwares. So you need to careful before opting for a task. You may lose more than you earn.

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    2. Update: Yesterday I logged into CW and found that they have posted my first week of earnings of over $85..the amount listed came out to be exacly what I have tracked! All I await now is for the money to hit my PalPal account between Wednesday - Friday.....will keep you guys posted... (prior post on October 21st,is my original post)

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  43. Update: I was paid this morning....I know most are worried about being paid well I was paid no problems just as they said....

    If I could ad a screenshot of my paypal I would...:)

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    1. Thanks for the update. Yes, please send the screenshot to this email address - in4mixblog@gmail.com

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  44. Not a single job available since I signed-up last september. Checked it from time to time, nothing. Since IP trackings is so simpe and basic, they should just post a warning message that there aren't any jobs available for workes in a certain country / area.

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  45. Clickworker is a gigantic scam. I made over 200 USD in early December. They were late in paying me over paypal for a week and were not replying to my emails. Then one day I tried to log in and they've deleted my account (without payment or notice). They have not been replying to any of my emails since.

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  46. Scaaaaaam! 48 hours and counting and not a single job available. Hope you guys turned a decent profit on my personal info

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  47. I've been with them and still making my money with no problems. ...they are NOT a scam

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  48. I am a clickworker in US and I can assure everybody that it's not a scam. I joined in November 13 and and they have kept their word $$$ to date. The highest amount I have earned is $320 in one week. It's paid via PayPal after every 4 weeks mostly on Wednesday's. The secret to getting jobs, score 100 percent in tests then work hardbas you will definitely get jobs (in US). When signing up please use your correct address as they are now sending post card's with a code via mail to confirm your account (I received mine last week). Its not a full time job but atleast you can earn that extra dollar for grocery!

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  49. I've joined the site, did the assessments. I must specify that I am a native English/Deutsch language speaker. In 10 minutes after finishing my assessments, i received the jobs and started working. I made 10euros in maybe less than 2 hours and I have jobs available on a daily basis. Somedays I make 15euros, somedays I make 2euros. I receive money every week from clickworker.com and i have nothing to complain about.
    Now, the problem that i have, has to do with people putting their 2 cents in it, just like it's happening on this blog. I know there are many scams out there, but expressing an opinion based on personal perception without any kind of proof, to me is just stupid, wreckless and damaging. Workers who are in this "business" should know better.. Should i remind you all about the comments when Neobux first started? Or Crowdflower topics and comments? For God's sake, you can easily go to the German Chamber of Commerce or the Financial Administration Website and check. That is how you know what is or isn't true! You don't go around spreading words just because your life made you not trust anything or anybody!!
    The last thing i want to add, is that I really have nothing to do with clickworker, nor am i a fan. For me it is a mean to an end, but I don't want to see others turning their back at literally MONEY, just because they read a bunch of misinforming blogs!

    SO, for the curious ones, try this link:
    http://translate.google.ro/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.firmenwissen.de/az/firmeneintrag/45149/5110367972/CLICKWORKER_GMBH.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.firmenwissen.de/az/firmeneintrag/45149/5110367972/CLICKWORKER_GMBH.html%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DICN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Dsb

    I actually called and asked for the details (such as profit, yearly incomes, etc.) for clickworker, instead of paying online. So, it's your call if you want to find out more or not, but before you become opinion leaders and post stuff, at least make your homework!

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  50. How long did the job from your example picture roughly take?

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    1. The sample picture is from one of the clickworkers.

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  51. I completed the assessments and passed. I was offered internet search jobs that paid $.03 each. I was willing to play along because it didnt take very long to get the information. But I was only offered about 5 a day. I gathered up $.34 in earnings. Today I was offered a search job...it paid $.00. That's where I draw the line. Working for free...no. I cancelled my account.

    I wouldnt call this site a scam either but it is crowdsourcing at its worst.

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  52. Well i've been a Clickworker on and off for maybe 4 months now, i scored 98% on the English placement test getting only one question wrong. According to the details tab, the graph shows that my score was higher than every other Clickworker, i found this a bit unlikely.
    I scored 89% on qualifications for UHRS 1, the graph showed that this score was also higher than every other Clickworker. By this time i was very skeptical about the whole affair. I have done other micro jobs with simple copy&paste, earning 0.03 euros each. My total balance after a lot of time spent, now stands at EUR 0.43.

    I am still waiting to be scored on "Qualify as an author for English texts at clickworker.com", and i wrote that over 2.5 months ago. I understood from the get go, that one would have to spend quite a while trying to get somewhere with it. I've enjoyed the website to a degree, but sadly i can't get any further with it at all. Plus, today i had an email after attempting to set up the Live.id (Qualification for UHRS II), but my security flagged Clickworkers' response as being untrustworthy so now i am quite put off by it. :-(

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  53. To everyone who keeps complaining about Clickworker being a scam since they signed up and there aren't jobs available... Clickworker partners with UHRS and almost all the tasks are located there, you have to qualify for UHRS which you might need to wait a few days after English assessment to show up.

    Everyone here is basically scared to commit time to this site, so they sign up, take the first test and don't see any work and run over here shouting SCAM! SCAM! This site just scammed me out of 45 minutes of my time and I didn't get paid for it! If that's the point of the site/scam they're pulling, what do they get from you? Your email address? Trust me there's easier ways. Think about it.

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  54. I have been with Clickworker for a month. I have racked up roughly about 600 dollars the past few weeks. Today is suppose to be my first payday. Since I did not receive any payment to my paypal, I decided to check Clickworker.com and came to notice I was unable to log in. I received a message stating unable to find my username. I am not if my account was deactivated or for what ever reason I was unable to login. I called my friend who has just started with Clickworker a week ago. His account is ok and he is able to log in. I had just emailed Clickworker support.
    It’s a shame if I don’t get pay after all the long hours and effort I put into working for the ENTIRE MONTH!!!

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  55. After working for Clickworker for about 4 weeks and racking up earnings to about 700 dollars, they had decided to suspend my account for identity verification, right on my scheduled first pay day. They did not even notify me my account had been suspended. Wondering why my PayPal did not receive money from Clickwork, I tried to log into their website to send a inquiry ticket. That is when I found out I could not log in.

    I sent them an email and was replied that i would need to send them documents to verify my identity. I then went ahead and forward them a copy of my bank statement. I have not receive a reply from them so far.

    This is a bad experience I have with Clickworker. Why didn't they verify my identity before they begin to allow me to work? They decided to suspend my account on pay day and delay me of payment after I had spent numerous hours working the entire month is just wrong. To make the matter worst, they didn't even notify me that my account was suspended.

    I do not know whether they are a scam or not, so far. To delay my payment and fail to notify me issue regarding my account is just plain poor business approach. What's weird is that, as of now, I am still able to log into UHRS and submit work. I have decide not to complete any task until my account is reinstated and my earnings are paid. I will update later if I get more information from them.

    This is very frustrating. If they do not reinstate my account and pay my earnings even after I submit to them my identity, yes Clickworker is a big scam.

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    1. That's one heartbreaking experience, sorry. I do work for clickworker and have never experienced anything like that although my friend (not from US) had the same problem.... but they later solved it and she got her money. Trust me clickworker will not steal a dime from you. What country are you in?

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  56. Has anyone obtained an opinion from an attorney regarding the Terms and Conditions? It appears to me (a non-attorney) that the company has all the rights, and a lot of latitude to not pay people, even to do worse?

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  57. Clickworker is a real scam. My experience with them is that I emailed the company several times with normal questions to get some more general information that can not be found in the website's FAQ section. I never received a reply, not in my inbox and not in my yahoo spam folder. A company that refuses to answer genuine questions is considered by me as a SPAM! And it gets much worse when I hear from others that they close accounts before paying out legitimite earned money to their workers.

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  58. It is very important for persons who are aspiring for jobs online to understand about the various type of internet scams and how to effectively analyze these offers so that they may develop a profit instead of a loss of funds

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