A bad experience with Microworkers

India
October 9, 2009 6:26am CST
I heard good reviews about microworkers.com. Its a site which has tasks similar to Mylot. So I decided to join it. There are not many tasks available. The tasks are set by members along with the rules and the renumeration. I picked up a task to join a forum using the provided link. I was required to add three posts/comments and then submit the username in microworkers. I should not already be the member of the forum. And the post should not be short like Yes or No or Thank you. I joined the forum and made three comments(reply to three separate discussions). Then submitted the username I had used. Later when I checked if had been paid, I saw that my work was rejected. The reason was that two of my comments were not long enough. And that I should make longer comments. My comments were of one line each consisting of around ten words and was to the point and in line with the discussion. If he/she wanted long comments then he/she should have mentioned it in the task rules, instead of just saying that we should not reply Yes or No or Thank you. I went to the forum again and added long posts of about 4-5 lines. However my task remained rejected. I decided to check the forum. The forum had set a referral contest and the rule was that the referral should make one post at least. There was no rule about the length of the post. So the person who set the task in microworkers made his own rule about adding three post. Then he/she rejected the completed tasks. This way he/she did not loose his money and also managed to get the referrals for the contest. The contest prize amount was around $25 for the month. There was no complaint link on the site. Nor was there any way to challenge the rejection of the task. So in the end I did not get paid for my work and the other person got me as referral for free. I quit working in microworkers after this. I hope others don't have such an experience.
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21 responses
@Mickie30 (2638)
9 Oct 09
I know what you mean I did some similar on here and it was rejected. It really sucks when you put get knocked back after spending so much time on something.
1 person likes this
6 Mar 11
Microworkers is good because I have made over $25 and I have been paid via paypal. I am reaching $10 again. Its the only site that I have been able 2 make money 4rm since joining the site. Thumbs up for microworkers!
@salonga (25991)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
I am an inactive member of that site. I have not even done any single task there. I find the task too time consuming and the reward is not at all compensating. I would rather post here at mylot. Every post here counts provided it is at least 3 substantial lines. There is also no chances of getting rejected unless of course I violate rules here. I think Microworkers is not for me so I preferred not to work there at all.
• India
26 Oct 09
Let me correct you. I feel microworkers is better than mylot. I got 3 reasons to say that. 1st the pay there is more than what we get paid here.here there i have seen many times task for 1or2 cents,there we have a min threshold of 10 cents.i have many times notice that the same task for which i am getting ten cents there,here its available for 5cents. 2nd reason,the moment u do a task there,it goes off your task list,here it remains forever.this creates a confusion,this hp also one reason the tasks show up more here. 3rd reason,the support system there is too good.you create a support ticket there and within 24 hrs your query is answered,here i created a ticket a month back and nobody has bothered to answer. 4th reason..there the max time limit for a task to be paid is 7 days,here there's no such limit.i am stil waiting to be paid for 2 tasks at mylot for 2 months now. Ah yes,i wud Luv to add another point. I have been reaching my payouts at microworkers within ten days,do i need tO say the time it takes here?
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I also joined Microworkers through a task here at mylot. I haven't done alot on it. I guess now though I will be kinda afraid. It should have someone to contact in case of problems it isn't right. it seems they are condoning the cheating since they won't let others contact them with the problems.
9 Oct 09
There is a support area where you can send complaints.
• India
10 Sep 12
There are many people out there crying wolf to this site. After reading the reviews here on mylot and at whatafy I have decided to not to work on that site As there are a lot many websites available that are offering same small task jobs and paying nearly the same amount. I had considered working e-jobber that is a better site I think for the first day it had $1 worth of tasks available on my dashboard and yes I am going to complete them one by one. There many other sites like e-jobber and microworker that pays well and better then microworkers Like paidmicrojobs which has a minimum payout threshold of $10 and offers tasks of worth $0.10 to $0.50 that is a nice sum I think. As you only need to either post a comment or like a facebook page.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
12 Dec 11
i have got 8 payment from it, worths 77 dollars. some problem as your might happen and i have got rejected works by such reason. but my approved jobs are more than 300 job now and it doesnt impact my success rate in mcroworkes. if you quit, you get nothing. i think you quit in the first month and ou did less than 20 jobs. just go back and find the jobs which you can finish. if you finish as the emplorer askd but still get rejected, just repost to the admin by giving reason and proof (usuallylinks or screenshoots)
@jaderamirez (1031)
• Philippines
22 Nov 11
Don't give up my friend. Microworkers is a good site. I cashout twice and it is really easy to get a task there. Goodluck my friend!
@mlohia (49)
• India
18 Dec 10
may be you did some thing wrong. i had earn almost 50$ from the site .. and i earn 10-15$ in every 30-50 days .only 10 min very day to this site. i think is one of the best place to earn money by doing simple job.
• India
14 Dec 10
i have made 10$ in microworkers. and i am waiting for my pin to my mail address. lets see if i recieve the mail and get the cash. microworkers site is good for persons who run their own websites or whose blog has higher pr rank. otherwise you will not earn huge
• India
9 Nov 10
Hello i was just checking this site and the discussions about this site here in mylot, most of the opinions are seen to be negetive, i actually had felt tempted to join this site, but now i drop this idea, better to pass time here in mylot.. Thank you so much. Professor. . Cheers God bless you. Welcome always.
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
9 Sep 10
Microworkers is a genuine site. I am an active member of Microworkers since Jul 2009 and I have been paid 12 times... I have completed around 1200 tasks and has gained 220 dollars in this one year. I am very confident that microworkers pay you. This 220 dollars is a very good money taken into consideration my country's economy. They have a very good support team. Sometimes it had happened that they didnt respond to my queries. But repeatedly upon mailing them 3-4 times, I got the requied response. Hence I suggest you guys to Join in Microworkers. You can definitely get your money
@jamed28 (1911)
• Philippines
2 Sep 10
Have you tried starting a task at Microworkers? If you did, then you will understand why there might be some people disappointed about this site. Task starter are of course the one approving your submitted task and not Microworkers. If a task starter is really after your work and not on paying you, he/she can do it. Well of course, microworker is in the middle checking those task submitted by the workers and the rating the task starter is giving. But they only interfere if somebody complaints about the rating their get upon submitting a task. BUT DOES MICROWORKER DO ATTEND TO THIS COMPLAINTS?
• Malaysia
18 Aug 10
I dunno whether they scam or not but with my recent experience with them, I cant argue with ppl if they said microWorkers are scam. Here what happened, on Aug 8 I were submit a campaign and at 28% I paused the campaign. After rate all the task submitted by the workers I thinking of continuing my campaign but I cant find any resume button or link. So I submit a support ticket to them and they do reply saying the resume button/link were beside my campaign title. After looking for few hrs I sent them another support ticket cause I the resume button/link were not there as they mention. But until today, I received no reply. While waiting for them to reply for my latest support ticket I was investigating myself and I found out that my campaign was flagged as finished even the task done only at 28%. Then after few days without reply I sent another support ticket saying my campaign was flagged as finished and after 4 support tickets overall, I'm gonna say that they gonna scam me.
• India
12 Dec 09
i am one of the active member of microworkers and i got paid for the each and every work i have done. i have submitted many works and enjoyed there. i could make my 9$ right today. i have requested them for the payment. they will send me my pin for address verification. after then they will pay my money in my paypal account.
• India
30 Oct 09
Hello my friend VANILLAREY Ji, It is really very much dis-appointing to know. So I am always safe at myLot. After all, I have setteled down only to myLot and never look at anything else, let it be any attaractive. May god bless You and have a graet time.
@kykidd (6825)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I have not joined the site before. I know there are a lot of people who really just aren't honest. I have seen a lot of tasks on other web sites that you can tell are set up by people who are basically pay you a small portion of what their affiliate programing is paying them to sign up for a site, put your email address into a site that sends you spam mail, and other things of this sort. When I do tasks, I like them to be for legitimate companies who are building a database or something of that nature. And I think that the pay should be at least half way reasonable for the tasks that you are doing. But, then again, when times get tough, and I can't find anything else to do, I will take most any legitimate tasks that I can find. Never mind the pay. I just do it!
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
12 Oct 09
I am also a member of microworkers and i am quite satisfied with its working.If you think that the employer of the particular task has misrated your work then you can send a message to the microworkers administration and ,i know,they listen and do the needful.
• Canada
10 Oct 09
Hm, it is a shame you got duped on Microworkers, however, I have only got 1 rejected task. I guess sometimes the people will try to scam you, or use you, as they can. It is a shame it has to be this way, but this is life. I wouldn't say quit the site, just keep trying as most people are honest.
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
10 Oct 09
That is a shame, but I guess the name Microworkers says it all
@suzzy3 (8448)
9 Oct 09
What a mess about thanks for the tip off ,if you pm me with something good I will use your name for referral.
@commanderxo (1497)
• Canada
9 Oct 09
When they make up "rules" like that---you know---make them up as you go along?---chances are they're a scam. You were wise to quit when you did. Thanks for the "heads-up" on this site. Cheers; cdrxo