Hurry Up and read My Appen Review if you want to be working anywhere!
Whatever reason it is you search to work remotely, Appen’s claims seem to be something you might need. Indeed, it shows signs that it could be YOUR another source of online income.
Maybe you want to travel the world(while still working), or you have someone you have to take care of, or you want to create an extra income, because you want to fund your starting business.
Let’s find out in my Appen review if data collection could be the remaining piece of puzzle you need.
Founder: Mark Brayan (CEO)
Price: FREE TO JOIN
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10
What is Appen?
Founded in 1996 in Sydney, Australia, Appen is fast growing data collection company operating around the globe in more than 170 countries, offering jobs in more than 235 languages.
There are some 500k+ individual contractors (you and me) helping to improve search engine searches, online shopping experience, mobile apps and more.
How does Appen work?
You can sign up with Appen for free.
Just provide them with your personal data like address, language skills set, and your PC equipment.
After you have created your profile, you can browse their jobs and apply the one you fancy the most. Next step is, that someone from Appen will review your application.
If you are fit, that means mostly language and location wise (many tasks require that you live in your country of residence for consecutive 5 years at least) you will be informed about the next step.
In the most cases follows a qualification test with adjusted difficulty.
(Search engine evaluator’s test is obviously more difficult than for instance online mystery shopper)
Finally when you pass the test and sign the individual contractor documents, you are ready to work on your task.
Lastly, you would need one Payoneer account.
*warning: if you are creating new account, sign-up as individual and not as company (if you have one). It takes weeks to be approved as company.
Reminder: After you passed you finished one task, you can browse the jobs and choose another task. You can as well, work simultaneously on several tasks. Although, you need to always pass the qualification test.
(There are some tasks, you can’t work on if you work on similar task for another company.)
One thing I want to bring up, is that the availability of the job tasks highly depends on your location! So, what your friends sees in Germany, you live in Canada, maybe won’t see.
My friend from China is not entitled to do any tasks. Because his country just doesn’t allow it. Omg, first COVID and now this.
Update: Even though there is APPEN CHINA platform, it doesn’t enjoy much success yet.
Below are some often available tasks within APPEN I participate it on:
SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATOR/ADS EVALUATOR
Working on improving search queries online. Think of it as if you type “sushi restaurant in Atlanta”, there are tons of results.
You will be shown some websites and you would need to give a hint which one suits the query the best. The similar applies with ads.
helping improving internet
technical job, need to be fast in order to meet RPH (rate per hour)
ONLINE MYSTERY SHOPPER
My preferred one. You are literally shopping online and reviewing the purchase process of the vendor. You will be shown Facebook ad with particular product and after your purchase you’ll evaluate how it went.
You can keep the purchases.(Or sell it further)
very easy job, comes regularly in the first week of each month
sometimes not enough products to meet the $500 limit (therefore you don’t keep/sell worthy products)
Tasks available often, but I haven’t participate it yet:
Below is an example of annotation task on Appen:
Why to join?
This is number one reason for most of the people joining Appen. Some arguments why you want to work remotely did we discussed in the beginning.
Another ones are bad boss, missing flexibility in working hours, or relocation.
I live in the Netherlands for example, and I am working on projects from the U.S. or Australia.
Appen is regularly searching for contractors in different regions(hence the 170 countries and 250 languages). So, there is high chance you will be picked up.
Without overdoing, you could easily make full time income on Appen. (In case you are skilled in multiple directions, in reality that is not happening, but yo can be the exception)
The point is, that there are several tasks available.
So, what you can easier find the most suitable for you. Unlike RemoTasks for instance, where you will find just AI tasks, the choices are wider with Appen.
You can refer to earlier passage of the post for detailed examples.
In this sense meant, you won’t need EXPERIENCES, or big INVESTMENTS, sometimes even EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE.
All what would be sufficient for you to get job within Appen is computer connection and language skills. That would I meant with “easy” money.
I don’t know many please with such a condition, do you?
Red Flags about Appen!
Corporate Work Ethic
Some people really hate the corporate work ethic. In case of Appen, you might encounter some, but not limited to:
- late answers on your email (not just because of time zone difference)
- lack of individual approach
- lack of communication (I was once withdrawn from project without an explanation)
Summing up my Appen Review!
Even I did refer earlier to “easy” money, you and I both know, there is not such a thing as “easy” money.
We need to earn them.
However, it can be done much easier as majority think. Especially, when searching for remote work.
Appen is providing that option for the extra online income source you might wish.
If your country’s location allows it and if you are just tiny but handy with PC and internet you really should Appen give a try.
It’s easy to use, offers flexibility with reasonable pay rates.
Honestly, there is pretty low risk joining the company.