Why I Don't Like Minute Workers

Philippines
May 28, 2011 8:07pm CST
Recently, I signed up to Microworkers and Minuteworkers, thanks to those who posted under one of my discussions about earning from home. At Microworker, I have finished 4 jobs, 1 already paid and the other 3 are waiting for the employer's approval. However, in Minute Worker, most jobs are for those living in US only. And those which are not feels like a waste of time. There is this job that I tried, it involved taking a survey, subscribing using my mobile phone, waiting for a code and the task said that upon completing the survey, a text file will be downloaded immediately, and if not, then just try another kind of survey, which, by the way, happened to me. That means I have to do it all over again without the guarantee that I'll be getting the text file and the 30 cents that I'll be earning. So I gave up on this task. Unfortunately, there are many tasks like this. So that's one reason. Another reason why I don't like Minute Workers is because they don't specify if the task is still active or not. In Microworker, they do include the status of each task if it's running and available or temporary unavailable. One more thing. I find the list of tasks in Microworkers looks more organized compared to Minuteworkers. You can see it for yourself. I'm so irritated with my recent experience in Minuteworkers which is why I made this discussion. :(
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11 responses
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
29 May 11
I like microworkers too, I did like 10-12 jobs, and there is a lot of different types of jobs we can make :)
• Philippines
29 May 11
Yes, while in minuteworkers, there are only few. I wonder why...
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
29 May 11
maybe minuteworkers is not knows as much as mickroworkers
@sajeevking (5025)
• Mumbai, India
29 May 11
I only do task which i don't think i can complete also you are right microworkers tasks are much better than minuteworkers ones and only US workers would benefit from minuteworkers as they have lots of task to do i once did that survey task but wasn't even able to comple one single of them since then i haven't done any task related to surveys there all i do is simple tasks like those in microworkers like search , yahoo answer and simple subscribing task i have reached the minimum payout in microworkers and waiting for the pin hope to receive it soon
• Philippines
29 May 11
Oh that's great! Congrats on your cash out! :D I'm new to microworkers, so I guess it'll take me a month before I can get a cash out. Actually, I am enjoying MyLot so much that I spend most of my time here. I only check microworkers every once or twice a day for new jobs.
@vengala (92)
• India
29 May 11
hi friend iam ame experience with yours problems while stating the work with minute workers..i think microworkers is better than the minute workers friend.because when iam doing the offers with the minute after completing the offers they are not showing how many offers i completed and next day i seen u have not completed recently any offers....microworkers is best in my think... thank you..
• Philippines
29 May 11
Yes, microworkers is indeed better than minute workers. I really hope minute workers will do something about their processing and listings. If this continues, they'll not only lose workers but also employers.
@GardenGerty (76059)
• Marion, Kansas
29 May 11
I was looking at your other discussion and thought about trying minute workers, but reading this post saved me some time At this time I am not really on anything other than search sites and I did sign up for microworkers the other day. I just need to get busy and do some tasks as I do not have a job. I love MyLot. Another international site I am on is SwagBucks, and I mostly earn for searching. I get my payouts from Amazon, but you can get PayPal as well. I would be glad to send you a referral if you like. Other international sites I am not sure of yet, so I am not asking people to join blindly. Like I said, I am glad I read your review of Minuteworkers, it would not be worth my time.
• Philippines
29 May 11
Hey send me all the referrals you want! :D I also don't have a job because I prefer online jobs. I love mylot too. And I'm glad you like my review.
@Arkine (216)
• United States
29 May 11
Honestly, I'd be wary of anything that asks you to download an application to your phone and get a varification code, etc. Sounds to me like you might have signed up for something and I'd check to make sure you aren't getting monthly charges on your phone now. Sounds like Minutesworkers is something I'm going to avoid. Might check out the other one though. :)
• Philippines
29 May 11
Yes, I immediately checked my phone and I sent a text message to stop the subscription about something.
@ravisivan (13733)
• India
8 Jul 12
lilac recently another member has also stated that he is not getting paid by minuteworkers. i think it may be a scam. it is good you stopped working for minuteworkers. good day
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
21 Nov 11
i am memember of both of the sites but l don do jobs anymore in minuter workers because i am indonesian and the jobs most for american only. i do jobs in micccroworkers since 2 months ago i get 27 bucks in my moneybooker account and about20 bucks waiting for me.
@anitha123 (253)
• India
17 Sep 11
I too like microworkers when compared to minuteworkers. Because the latter has very less jobs. So I will check only once in a week and do some tasks. Though I got paid from both the websites. I like microworkers.
@aeiou78 (3458)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 11
For me, I like microworkers more than minuteworkers. Presently, I am going to cash out my 7th payment since I have already reached the minimum cash out threshold. Unluckily, there are not so many jobs available in microworkers site. Earlier, I were managed to cash out monthly in my past 6 payments. For my 7th payment, I took around 1.5 months to hit this $9.60 minimum cash out threshold. Now, I concentrate in this minuteworkers' forum. In every post I submit, I can earn for $0.01. The submitted post must contain minimum 30 characters only. ha! ha! You can earn for $0.01 per reply to your new thread too. About the main site of minuteworkers, there are too many cheaters amongst the employers. They gave a lot of excuses for not paying you. I guess, the employers of this minuteworkers are pampered and protected because they are the main financial supporters to make this site to survive. About the status of each task at this minuteworkers,you can check the number of needed workers at the top of the respective job description. The relevant job is expired when the number of needed workers drops into zero. No matter how, Microworkers is still my favorite site.
@polaris77 (1997)
• Bacau, Romania
29 May 11
I also have accounts both on Microworkers and Minuteworkers,and the first one is clearly better;the offer of jobs is much more diverse and I was paid once by it,so I have full confidence in it,while in Minuteworkers,although I've been a member for several months,I've only completed twelve jobs so far.It's true that most jobs are for US workers and most of them require to sign up or take surveys,and I'm not going to do them since they all require the procedure you described,so even if the minimum payout is only 2 USD,which would seem an advantage,I also don't like Minuteworkers very much.
@iklananda (1205)
29 May 11
You are right minute worker is not for international user only american can do that