Is shorttask.com a legitimate site? Has anyone got the payment proof?

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@smilyn (2964)
United States
July 7, 2009 6:07am CST
I came to know about this site recently..But I could not find a single payment proof for this site..Has anyone worked with this site earlier? It would be so nice if someone can help me with a payment proof for this site. Any positive or negative feedback about the site is welcome..I want to know if shorttask.com is a legitimate site to work or not?
8 responses
@echomonster (2230)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
7 Jul 09
I think the reason you haven't seen ShortTask payment proofs is because of their high payout level. I was quite interested in the site at first, but felt wary of doing so much work without perhaps getting anything out of it. Also, I wondered if a lot of the jobs weren't posted by the same person using different names. There might be a legitimate reason for that, but it made me feel a little uneasy about the whole site.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Yes, I'm also hearing views like that only. I think the payout is too high. The pay rate per task is also low that we do not get the money worth the time spent..
• United States
13 Jul 09
There's no question that shorttask is a trap. It lists 60,000 tasks but just about every task asks for a person to do something to promote one of shorttask's sibiling companies - all owned by A. Harrison Barnes who has a terrible reputation. Just do a search for "Harrison Barnes scam" and you'll see the proof. It makes sense that he would set up a site that pays between five to fifteen cents per task, sets the minimum payout at $50 and retains the sole discretion to accept or reject work already performed. Just stay away. If you want a better set-up then go to mTurk. Their payout threshold is $10.
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• United States
13 Jul 09
Shorttask is a very bad site and it might be a scam. It is run by A. Harrison Barnes who has a reputation for screwing people and running crappy businesses. Almost every task on shorttask is designed to help promote one of his over 100 websites. At five to fifteen cents a task it will also take almost a month of steady work to get a check because he put a $50 minimum to collect in a user account before he pays out. It doesn't help that A. Harrison Barnes reserves the right to accept or reject a task after it is complete. If you're interested in this stuff, just go to mTurk because they at least have a $10 payout threshold.
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• India
7 Jul 09
i have seen this site few month back but havent work on it.its like mturk the only difference is mturk is more reliable than this cause amazone is back in mturk.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Jul 09
But I hear that tasks at mturk are not worth doing as they pay less pennies when compared to the time spent..any idea about that..
@zandi458 (27880)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 09
This site is alien to me as I have never heard of it before. No harm trying but do not invest in anything unless you have proof that it pays.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Jul 09
You are right..May be the site can be given a try..I think this site does not need any investment too. But the biggest investment would be our time..
@vikas_89 (13)
• India
7 Jul 09
Hi Friend...... ShortTask is Not Scam site yar......yes its true that it doesnt show payment proof but this website really Pays you....it has also come in Indian Newspaper Mumbai Mirror Long back.........i have gone through this site but i have never done task in it.........now am also joining that site very soon..... Its not Scam Join it..........
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Thanks for the information..I'm also hearing many reviews about this site..But could not see any payment proof..Hope it would not be a scam site..
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
http://apps.facebook.com/onlinejobopenings/ better to join freelancing sites rather than doing tasks there.. you'll spend lifetime getting money
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
why not join some freelance site instead. There's a list here http://apps.facebook.com/onlinejobopenings/
• China
16 Aug 09
i also just know it recently and after i checked the site now . they have lowed down the minimum payout from 50$ to 20$ already and most of those higher rate tasks are only available for usa members so that's not a good idea for international members at all. i think i may join it later .
• United States
30 Jul 09
Shorttask.com is definitely a good resource for us to earn at ease with simple tasks and for sure not at all a scam. I have been regular solver on it and get regular amount credited in my paypal account without fail. Tasks are also reviewed quickly and I don't smell any scam thing associated. So go ahead and make quick bucks.