I need some sites that pay for people to do tasks.
July 29, 2010 4:52am CST
Mylot just isn't cutting it anymore for their "Mylot Tasks". I can't get as good of results as I used to and my GPT site is much too small still so I am wondering what all you're aware of site-wise that would be a good place to provide my tasks to? Basically I am looking for sites like Microworkers/Mturk but that have a strong US-base.
• United States
29 Jul 10
I would say it's the quality of the workers & the lack of following directions more then anything(which is almost an unavoidable, really.). Such as a simple article writing task I needed(I ended up writing myself.) that requires a 500 word limit and they write 100 words and it's full of typos and didn't follow the directions at all. It's not something that can really be avoided and it also seems like more of a timing thing. Depending on the day and time seems to effect the quality. I guess perhaps some sort of guidelines or some kind of "quality" measure should be implemented. I suggested a few of my ideas below and some bugs I experienced since you're here. Some personal suggestions that I can throw out, -Make the ability to choose a specific country to do the task. I have low-end things that need done that are primarily english-speaking so me being able to target US or International people like I can in other sites would somewhat work.(As I figure if I got someone from the US-only to do a higher quality writing assignment it could result in a lot better results , in my opinion.) -Perhaps some sort of "quality" system might be a good idea as well. So if a task-doer feels as though the quality of how the task was done was kind of low they could rate them 1 out of 5 stars. If the quality was medium to high it would be 3 to 5 stars. That way I could suggest a certain "quality" level which could be some sort of measure and should result in somewhat higher results? I can expand on this idea if you're interested. -Maybe only allow people with a certain amount of posts to do a task. I get a lot of people with 0 posts responding and doing my tasks and those are primarily the one's that seem to do them the worst(or fraudulent by for example them trying to rip articles from off the internet and they try to claim them as their own.). I figure if the minimum posts in order to do a task was at least 100 posts it would result in a lot higher quality results and a lot less exploitation from people simply making new accounts to try to do the same task over and over again(especially since I have no way to identify the IP address or any other kind of identifier of the task-doer so for all I know it could be the same person doing the same task over and over again.) either that or implementing something that would simply not allow the user to do tasks for at least a week or two or something along those lines. Some random issues that are kind of angering me: -The timer counter seems to be expiring a lot earlier then it should. Such as for example if I set 24 hours on a task it seemed to have expired in 14 hours. Which, doesn't make any sense. I am not sure why it's doing this but I am sure other people are probably experiencing similar. -When my tasks expire sometimes I don't have the ability to edit them(the update button simply stops working sometimes.) to try to be more "specific" as to what I was looking for to get better quality results or any results at all for that matter. I have had this happen more then once. -The ability to clear(delete) out old tasks that have already been resolved(as in every whatever pending task-doer has been approved/denied/whatever the case.) as it's getting kind of cloggged up. I can provide many more details if need-be.