There’s a new trend that might be your ticket to a work at home job. It’s called Clickworking or Crowdsourcing. Increasingly, companies are moving tasks to the Internet, where they are completed by independent contractors with the click of a mouse. Evidently, NASA had an experimental project going that used public volunteers (nicknamed “clickworkers” on the site) for scientific tasks that require human perception and common sense, but not a lot of scientific training.

According to, a new subsidiary of humangrid, you can register at their site as a clickworker and complete tasks for a fee. Work independently, whenever and wherever. All you need is a computer, Internet access, and interest in writing, translating, researching, or data processing.

From the website:

What Does A Clickworker Do?

We are always looking for people from anywhere on the planet who enjoy writing, translating, researching, and data processing. As a Clickworker you earn money working completely independently on your own schedule from any personal computer with Internet access.

Each Clickworker chooses by himself or herself, from the pool of available projects, those tasks that (s)he wants to take on. The tasks available may vary from Clickworker to Clickworker based on qualification assessments, previous work assessments, education, language abilities, and declared interests. You may qualify for different projects.

Depending on your total profile and qualifications you may be offered specific projects or may be excluded from some projects.

Payment is paid for each completed and accepted task. The amount is fixed and published ahead of time. Payments are made via Paypal.

According to

The tasks here at are smaller, in- and by themselves completed, microjobs. Depending on qualifications, speed, practice, and concentration you can earn well over $10.00 per hour. On average, we expect that a Clickworker earns $9.50 per hour. Each Clickworker independently decides, when, where and how much (s)he works. Since many microjobs can be completed in just seconds you can stop and start anytime. As a result, Clickworkers can work anytime, anywhere.

I wonder how this differs from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk? Should I have someone from on my radio show? Let me know what you think!

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53 Responses to “Clickworking….crowdsourcing…your next work at home job?”

  1. peter says:

    Listen people here is the thing…bottomline is the clickworker website and other sites like clickworker(taskrabbit etc) exist to drive down the cost of labor. It is completely legal but something most business owners with any character would not as their legacy. Frankly I would not even want to act as a platform to promote companies like this if I ran a blog. But that is just me…I like to treat other people with common decency. You are not going to make significant money. If you want to work at home market yourself to independent business owners who will pay a decent wage be it pay per task or hourly.

  2. Zach says:

    I have taken every assessment Clickworker has offered. In two categories I have a 100% score, in the others above average.
    From my two-month experience of checking the site daily, I can tell you that Clickworker is, for 99% of the clickworkers, a complete waste of time. The tasks are offered to the best score 1% of the crowd. If you want to work from home, learn how to buy&sell on Ebay, how to blog, build your own online business.

    They should change that name to Clickfooler.

  3. Andy says:

    I signed up for clickworker, maybe a little less than a month ago, and while I cant say the work is exciting, it is extremely easy. However to get work available to you, you must pass most of the assessments with a 90% or higher, not just above average. You must also take tests that evaluate you skill for certain projects before you are allowed to do them. The day I signed up I took my assessments and took the test for the project that was available, passed them, and started working on the project that day.

    While the work is not exactly exciting, the pay per task is 90% of the time reasonable for the amount of work you need to put in per task and just like the site says I have no problem earning around $10 an hour. In fact with most of the tasks I have no problem making $20 an hour. I have been paid twice already – I got my first pay a week earlier than it told me to expect it and I’ve been getting paid weekly since then.

    For the comments I read saying it’s a scam, I feel like the people did not pass their qualifications with a high enough score therefore no work was offered to them. It also takes awhile for your first pay out. It says it takes 21 days before you receive your first payout and then you receive them weekly. I got lucky I got paid only after 2 weeks of joining and every week since then. For people saying it is underpaid and cheap work, I disagree. I can easily make more than minimum wage, if not double or more, in an hour in the comfort of my own home. In fact my busy schedule only allows working from home whenever I have the time to get on for an hour or two and a normal job would not allow me to work so sporadically.
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