Make Money Online "Crowdsourcing" From Home With CLICKWORKER.COM

"Crowdsourcing is really the biggest paradigm shift in innovation since the Industrial Revolution."  MIT Professor Eric von Hippel, Specialist in Innovation Management
"Crowdsourcing is really the biggest paradigm shift in innovation since the Industrial Revolution." MIT Professor Eric von Hippel, Specialist in Innovation Management

The buzzword CROWDSOURCING was first coined in June 2006 in an article published in Wired Magazine by Jeff Howe, The Rise of Crowdsourcing.

My simple definition of crowdsourcing is: outsourcing to a crowd.


CROWDSOURCING SYNONYMS USED ALL OVER THE WORLD

  • Crowdcasting
  • Open sourcing
  • Open innovation
  • Crowdfunding
  • Fansourcing
  • Wikinomics

Crowdsourcing is the process of outsourcing tasks that were traditionally performed by an employee or contractor. An open call goes out to an undefined, large group of people (crowd) by use of the internet. Businesses are able to tap into the collective intelligence of the public at large as tasks are outsourced to the crowd rather than being completed in house. Current technology allows businesses the potential to recruit greater numbers of people to perform simple, complex and creative tasks at a significantly reduced cost, minimizing research and labor expenses.

Taking part in crowdsourcing opportunities can earn you rewards such as recognition, free products & services and royalties.

EVEN MORE EXCITING are those companies where you are compensated in “cash” for your time and hard work, usually through deposits to your bank or PayPal account.

I HAVE RESEARCHED AND READ MANY REVIEWS FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE MONEY ON LINE, ONLY TO OFTEN BE DISAPPOINTED.

But I have found a crowdsourcing company that I have been working with since February 2011 and have earned a “paycheck” every week.


The Clickworker concept is that businesses can profit from the power and creativity of the “clickworkers,” i.e., the independent contractors registered on their platform. That is what I am, an “independent clickworker.” Anyone who enjoys writing, editing, translating, researching and/or data processing can earn money working independently on their own schedule. All you need is a computer with internet access.

MY JOURNEY ON CLICKWORKER.COM (Feb. 2011-Jan. 2012 Update Below)

The first thing I had to complete was a fairly easy English language assessment qualifying me for projects in English. Assessments in many other languages are available. If you know more than one language, you can also qualify to translate text.

Second, I completed additional assessments to qualify for specific projects. For example, I took the quiz to qualify as an author for English texts.

Here are some examples of the many jobs I have completed. Each job specifies, up front, the exact earnings you will receive if completed accurately.

> > > Travel Data Research Projects (the 1st job I tried)

I am given travel dates, a destination and the search criteria. I type in my zip code and the nearest airport. The job will either be to search for airline flights, hotels or car rentals. I click on “search” and click on one of the suppliers available such as Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz, etc. I then type the top three search engine results into the form provided and click save. I get $.12 cents per job. Of course, over time I have gotten quite efficient at these “micro jobs.” I can complete one in 60 seconds. Therefore, my average wage per hour would equal approximately $7.20. There is a limit of how many of these specific searches can be completed in a 24-hour period. So I moved on to qualifying for other types of jobs.

> > > Author and Editor for English Text Projects (I really like the writing projects)

I’ve written 500-word SEO focused descriptions for specific Cruise Lines and made $6.80 per job. I’ve written instructions for specific topics such as detailed rules for playing poker and made $13 per job. I got paid to proofread and edit other worker’s text. And I have made a little money writing answers to questions, similar to E-how.com.

> > > Other Miscellaneous Projects

I’ve completed other miscellaneous jobs as well such as placing ads on Craigslist and taking surveys that have added to my earnings.

> > > Offline Clickworker.com Projects

Clickworker.com has recently begun acquiring jobs that are off line. One job that I have completed was to visit and research hotels in the area where I live. Specific hotels were assigned to me that I had to visit and obtain information such as floor maps, fact sheets and business cards. I scanned these documents into my computer and entered them into the Clickworker system. For each job I completed that included all the specific documents requested, I earned $26 each. These jobs have boosted my earnings remarkably.

JANUARY 2012 UPDATE ~ ALMOST ONE YEAR WORKING FOR CLICKWORKER.COM

I am happy to announce that I continue to earn a weekly paycheck working for Clickworker.com. This part-time work has really helped supplement my income. The most recent job that I have been doing for many months now is to:

>>> Evaluate English Text Assessments

People that are interested in writing for Clickworker.com compose an individual text, 90 - 120 words, written about one of three themes with specific criteria. I evaluate the text according to 1) proper spelling and grammar; 2) expression, style and flow; 3) voice and originality; and 4) was the topic met.

For each job I complete, I earn $.50 ~ With this job, I earn an average of $12.00 per hour.

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I began working for Clickworker.com in February 2011. The average daily time I spend working for them is approximately 1 1/2 hours per day.

MY AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME as of JANUARY 2012 is $350!


Crowdsourcing jobs are available to anyone, all over the world!
Crowdsourcing jobs are available to anyone, all over the world!

EXAMPLES OF CROWDSOURCING

                PROJECTS

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Data entry
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Testing
  • Surveys
  • Design
  • SEO



ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR CLICKWORKER.COM?

Clickworker.com has a referral program. For every person that a current clickworker recruits, they will receive $5 after the new person earns their first $10.

Of course this is not a requirement to join. But if you do not mind if I receive a referral bonus, I would appreciate if you would send me a message through the Contact Sharyn’s Slant link on this page. Let me know your name and email address. I will then log in to the clickworker.com website and submit your information. You will immediately receive an email. Once you become a clickworker, you will have the opportunity to earn the same bonus when you refer others as well.

Thank you and best wishes!

This is Sharyn’s Slant

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Comments 48 comments

marellen 5 years ago

Let me think this over and if I decide I will certainly give you the referral...thanks for sharing this informative hub.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Really good hub and may be an idea for retirement income..Thanks


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Schatzie Speaks 5 years ago from US

Thank you for writing this, I haven't heard of crowdsourcing before. I will check out this clickworker.com site and see if it seems like something I'd like to do!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Mar,

Thanks for stopping by. If you are interested, just let me know. Have a great evening!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey Sunnie,

Thanks for reading and commenting. I thought you'd be sitting in a lawn chair in your front yard selling eggs? lol

Thank you always for your support! Take care,

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Schatzie,

Definitely, if it is something you think you would be interested in, let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharyn


sunnie 5 years ago

With my lap top of course...hahaha


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allexia26 5 years ago

thanks for sharing


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Allexia,

Thanks for stopping by~have a great day!

Sharyn


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dearabbysmom 5 years ago from Indiana

Sharyn, every time I decide that I really need to keep my day job for security, an idea pops up that makes me think if I just worked hard enough at things I could work from home. That's really attractive to me today after coming home to a house torn up by my storm-a-phobe dogs! Thank you for the info, I'm sure I'll want to try. Oh...up and useful!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi D.A.M.,

Thanks for checking this out. You made me laugh about the dogs. I understand. You come home and it looks like someone's been in your bed. That's what my one dog does. She tears up the bed. Anyway, if you'd like me to send in a referral for you, just send me a message with name/email address and I'll submit it. I hope all is well with you. I've been so busy lately, not much time to read and catch up with others. Take care,

Sharyn


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wow, the world is so different today...the Choices...This was a very interesting and informative Hub Sharyn. My working days are over...except for my writing. But I could see where Making Money on Line...as long as it's legitimate sounds pretty good...Thanks for such an in depth report.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello b.,

Things are really different nowadays, aren't they! I do think it's hard to find something like this that is legitimate. That's why I decided to share the info. Have a great evening, and thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Very interesting Sharyn! You are so darn resourceful! I'm going to bookmark this and think about it:). Thanks a bunch!


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Now your talking! This sounds quite lucrative which is very appealing at this point. Very thorough and well researched - I have bookmarked & will check out! Good Job Sharyn.

How are you doing?


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Kel,

Thanks for your comments. I must be resourceful when it comes to trying to make ends meet in this economy. Clickworker is something that I've been able to earn a little to help out. And I didn't write about it until I knew for sure it was legit and I consistently received my earnings for a few months. I always appreciate you stopping by. Take care,

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Good Morning Kathy,

I have found that it is lucrative, especially when I compare it to what I have made here on HP for all the days and months of work. BUT I'm not giving up on HP because I love it and I still hope the harder I work to increase my number of quality hubs, I will eventually see an increase in my earnings.

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I am doing well. I hope you are too! Have a great day!

Sharyn


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hi Sharyn,

This is the creativity and innovation that I know will make you a wildly successful writer some day!

I love how you use your talents to keep going, also sharing valuable information with others. Even with this, you are drawn to the writing projects, clearly your passion! I have a great intuitive feeling for you, girlfriend!

Voted UP, USEFUL, AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL! Thank you...!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Dear Mar,

I am SO glad you stopped by. I was just at "your place" too leaving you a message:)

You always leave the kindest, warmest comments. I hope your intuition is correct. I do really try to be resourceful no matter what so I can make ends meet. And I'm one for sharing with others for sure . . .

Thank you my friend for your awesome support!

Big hugs,

Sharyn


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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Very interesting hub, Ms Sharyn...I will give this some thought! Thank you for sharing and doing the legwork.

Have a great day! btw....voted up

M.O.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey MO,

Thanks for your comments. If you are interested, let me know. Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I will definitely have to check this out... and if it is something I decide to do, I will definitely give you the referall points! Thanks for the suggestion!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey BBG,

Thanks for checking it out. Hope you are enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend!

Sharyn


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Nice hub, i haven't ever heard about the crowd sourcing term before. About clickworker.com.. is it available to only American people or is it available world wide?


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Sweetie,

Thanks for stopping by. Clickworker.com is worldwide. If you are interested in having me send you the referral link, please send me your email address through the contact Sharyn's Slant link. Thanks so much, have a great day!

Sharyn


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kd4rvb 5 years ago from Titusville, FL

Thank you for the interesting info. I will be looking into this and will make sure you get the credit if it seems like it is for me.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello KD,

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you are interested, just send me an email. Thanks so much!

Sharyn


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

This sounds interesting. I have never done anything like this so far. Is this similar to Amazon Turk? I have heard of that one. I would like to try this to see how it works.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Good Morning Anamika,

I have been very fortunate with Clickworker.com

There are many crowdsourcing companies out there. I have heard of Turk but I can't be sure if it's the same or similar. Thank you for your feedback.

Sharyn


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Poohgranma 4 years ago from On the edge

What a great article and so well presented. I don't do very well in presentation - something I need to work on.

I am very interested in trying this and need to keep up our Working Disabled income to qualify for some help that we get for medical care. I'll be in touch and thanks a million!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

You are so welcome! Thank you Pooh for your great feedback. Just send me your email address through HP or even FB, and I'll get the initial link sent to you. I hope you are doing okay and things are "calm" with Gary. Sending big hugs,

Sharyn


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Oh my.. this could be a real blessing! I have yet to find something ligit that pays. I love hubpages but I need to find something that pays. Please contact me. I am a database administrator and would LOVE this! Thank you for sharing!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

This looks like fun!! I know some people who might be interested! I'm going to pimp it to them! Thanks SS!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Tammy,

I understand. I still keep hoping that with more time and determination, more money comes in from HP. Believe me, you will know if and when I get my first check. I won't be able to keep quiet :)

I did submit your email and you should be receiving an email from Clickworker.

Keep in mind that it may seem slow at first. It really depends on what type of jobs are available. Make sure that you go to the "base assessments" and "project assessments" links to qualify for different types of jobs. Good luck!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Sunshine, MY FAVORITE PIMPER. You are so sweet. Thank you so much!


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jpastor 4 years ago from California

Will this work for what I am writing about in my hub?


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Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I will definitely look into this, I work with job seekers every day and I will suggest this website as one of their choices for working at home, thanks for the information.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello jpastor,

I checked out your hub and would have to say no, because Clickworker.com is a separate company. Thank you for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Angela,

I'm glad you like this and appreciate you sharing this information. Have a great night!

Sharyn


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

wow...a very resourceful hub, sharyn.

thank you for the introduction and might give it a try :)


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Ruchira ~ Thanks for checking this out. I've been fortunate with Clickworker and hope that you find some luck with it too. If you'd like me to have the "invitation" sent to you, let me know your email address. Thanks so much!

Sharyn


KimmyC26 4 years ago

I would love to get the invitation from you but i can't find the "contact" button.


Kimmyc26 4 years ago

my email is kim.coupons26@gmail.com


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Kim ~ thanks, I believe the contact button is now only on the profile page. I put your email in and you should receive an email from Clickworker.com. Be sure to check your spam folder too since it may go there the first time. Also, I believe you may not receive it at this point until tomorrow. Thanks so much!

Sharyn


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Cathy Barrett 3 years ago from Sandy Springs, Georgia

Hi Sharyn,

I'm very interested in pursuing this work and would like for you to get the referral fee; however, I don't see the contact button you reference. Thanks you for the information and please confirm that this is all that you need from me: barrettcm1@gmail.com

Thanks!

Cathy Barrett


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Cathy ~

I submitted your email address to Clickworker. You should be receiving an email directly from them within the next day or so. Check your spam folder too to make sure it didn't initially go there first.

As far as a contact button on HubPages, you have to go to the person's profile page and click on "fan mail" - there is a link there to send them a message. Thanks so much for stopping by and Good Luck!

Sharyn


Suguna 3 years ago

Hi Sharyn's

I wish to join u. I dont know how to join.


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Suguna,

Please give me your email address and I will send it in to Clickworker. You will then receive an email from them and can get started. Thanks,

Sharyn

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