Is Microworkers legit?

I am not a big fan of micro jobs mainly because apart from the fact that you earn peanuts for doing mundane jobs, there are a few ethical issues that come with it which I will be mentioning. Netizens seem to have very mixed opinions when it comes to doing micro jobs. A lot of people just think it’s all hogwash. I personally would not dismiss them that easily. It’s not hard to see why they are so popular. They do actually appeal to a demographic of people who might be lacking advanced skills.

Here is the deal. Micro jobs are just what they say they are. If you are hoping to drive that cool car with your earnings from doing micro jobs, you are in for a big surprise. It will just not happen. Still, it’s not all darkness and gloom. People still do these kinds of jobs and I am sure there are people who are able to go day by day with the earnings they get from micro job sites. A dollar earned is a dollar earned. Way better than nothing.

What is Microworkers?
Founded in 2010 by Nhatvi Nguyen, the Microworkers platform is a website that enables you to complete small, quick online tasks for equally small payments. You can also request small jobs to be done for you. By small jobs we are talking about tasks like watching YouTube videos, sharing on social media, leaving comments on a website, etc. These are jobs that don’t require any particular special skills to do.

How does Microworkers work?
Signing up with Microworkers is pretty straightforward. When you go to register you have to enter the usual details. Name, email, password verification, and all that good stuff. You will also need to enter a mailing address. The purpose of these is so that they can mail you a copy of your pin. This is meant to deter people from creating multiple accounts.

Before you can start off you will need to complete a very simple admission test, which just takes a couple of minutes. You will receive an SMS with another pin code through your mobile. Once you do that simply enter your pin codes and you are in business. Once you complete a job, you will need to upload a screenshot showing proof of completion. Your Microworkers dashboard gives you a list of jobs, success rate, payment rate, time to finish a job, and the number of jobs available. You also get to see the ones you’ve completed.