Remotasks Review and Detailed Guide: How I Started in Remotasks

Remotasks Review and Detailed Guide: How I Started in Remotasks

By DAN FORTEZA

I was in a constant lookout for any home-based job I can find after quitting my 9-to-5 day job in the pursuit of long-term travel. It was June 2019 when I sign up for Remotasks after hearing good reviews about it.

The best thing about Remotasks is it offers FREE training in the Philippines. So if you happen to be in the Philippines, consider joining now! They call this training Remotasks Boot Camp and it happens biweekly within the major cities across the country, batch by batch.

I was lucky enough to be part of a 10-day Boot Camp training held in Quezon City, Philippines. It was a good opportunity for me to even dig deeper and to know more about Remotasks.

So in this Remotasks review blog, I’m going to share with you everything I know about Remotasks as well as my personal experience on how I started until finishing the in-house training.

Read also: my blog on how I earn money from transcription works at GoTranscript.

Hi there! First of all, I am Daniel – a solo backpacker from the Philippines. If you don’t know my story yet, feel free to read this article where I talked about how I quit my job in order to travel. This article was also featured on TripZilla Philippines.

LET'S GET THIS REMOTASKS REVIEW STARTED!

IS REMOTASKS LEGIT?

Remotaks is a LEGIT opportunity to work as a freelancer and start making money quickly.

The reason it has become so popular is that applicants don’t need any special skills or qualifications to join the platform.

However, you need to be fluent in English and pass exams to unlock different tasks.

HOW TO JOIN REMOTASKS?

You can create an account on Remotasks by visiting the Sign Up page, after that, you will be able to join using your Facebook account.

Click HERE to sign up!

Once in your account, you can start taking Courses and Exams at Remotasks University. You can start earning within an hour of signing in!

TASKS IN REMOTASKS

There are two (2) major tasks in Remotasks. The ‘Classic task’ and the ‘LiDAR task’.

  • Classic Tasks are:
    • Image annotation: draw boxes around objects in a 2D or 3D image and assign a keyword to them.
    • Categorization: identify keywords that describe an image.
    • Image transcription: write down the content from an image.
    • Audio transcription: write down what you hear from an audio file.
  • LiDAR Tasks – LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is a technology that is being used to create self-driving cars, which is the biggest market for Remotasks.
Lidar Annotations in Remotasks Review

While Remotasks has a variety of tasks, they highly encourage the LiDAR and segment annotation tasks since those tend to pay the most and have a steady supply of tasks.

HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN?

Remotasks pays per task that you complete correctly.

Here are the expected pay rate and the approximate duration of some tasks.

  • Image annotation: 0.05 – 0.20 USD per task (< 4 minutes).
  • Categorization: 0.01 – 0.02 USD per task (< 3 minutes).
  • For audio transcription and other tasks, you can expect to earn 1-2 USD per hour.
  • Lidar: 5 – 80 USD per task ( 3 – 6 hours per task).

However, it’s possible to earn more depending on the task complexity and length.

Check out the FAQs below to know more about how to withdraw your earnings.

IN-PERSON TRAINING BOOT CAMP

If you live in the Philippines and you want to specialize in LiDAR, again, Remotasks offers a 10-day Boot Camp training.

Not only it’s free, but you get paid for tasks that you complete during the training. There is even a bonus upon graduating!

The LiDAR training is currently offered at major cities in the Philippines such as Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Manila, Las Pinas, Iloilo City, Pasig, Quezon City, and Cavite. It is expected Remotasks will also offer training in other big cities in the country.

Remotask Boot Camp Lidar Training at Minesky Munos
My co-trainees at Remotasks Boot Camp in Quezon City | Dantravels.org

If you live within Quezon City like me, the boot camp nearest to you is at Mineski Infinity Munoz where I took the LiDAR training

As a LiDar graduate, you should expect to earn 5,500 – 10,000 PHP working 20 hrs per week, or 11,000 – 19,400 PHP working 40 hrs per week.

Lidar Remotask training certificate
My Certificate in Remotasks Boot Camp | Dantravels.org

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE BOOT CAMP?

To sign up for an in-person boot camp,

please go to fill out this form with your information.

And then wait for the invitation. In my case, it took me a week to receive a text message invite from the training facilitator after signing up the form.

WHAT WILL I ACTUALLY DO DURING BOOT CAMP

Training takes 10 days and the facilitators will be training you on different LiDAR scenarios (like Swan, Turtle, Mammoth, etc). After training, you’ll be able to properly complete these tasks at home.

And don’t you worry, the in-house trainers and facilitators are super approachable and the best at what they do!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TRAINING?

After completing your training, you’ll be able to make your own schedule and work from home. Remotasks recommends that you work at least 20 hours a week so you could expect to earn 5,500 – 10,000 PHP.

Important: Because doing LiDAR tasks require a large amount of memory on your computer, please be sure you have a working laptop or PC with at least 4GB of RAM.

OTHER FAQs

Q – How to withdraw my earnings?
A – After signing up, please be sure to add a PayPal email on your profile. This is as easy as going to your “Account” page in your Dashboard and entering your PayPal email address and country details. 

Q – How do you earn?
A – You’re paid per accepted task. The amount paid will vary depending on task complexity. Remotasks will pay you via PayPal every Friday.

Q – Do I have to work a minimum number of hours to get a payout?
A – There is no minimum to get paid each week.

Q – Can I use a mobile phone to work?
A – While it’s possible to login to your dashboard using a smartphone, it is not advisable to do tasks and annotation on any device other than a laptop or desktop computer.

PROS AND CONS SUMMARY

  • Pros
    • Quick sign up process.
    • No minimum payout requirement.
    • Get paid weekly through Paypal.
    • Flexible job – Work whenever or wherever you want.
    • There is an online community where you can ask questions and ask for advice. But I’ll give the authority from trainers/admin to send their real Facebook group.
  • Cons
    • Not many tasks are available (due to too many Taskers I guess)

That’s why the Boot Camp facilitators encourage Taskers to become either Reviewer or Super Reviewer to get more work.)

    • Most tasks are repetitive and tedious.
    • You have to take tests, but they won’t give you the results if you don’t pass.
    • Being consistently inaccurate and slow will get you permanently banned from performing a specific task.

WHERE IS REMOTASKS AVAILABLE?

I tried Remotasks when I was traveling in Thailand but unfortunately, it is not available.

According to the Remotasks team, the website is not yet fully accessible to all the countries but said they are still expanding.

So far, here’s a list of countries that are able to work on their platform:

Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Belize
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cameroon
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
France
Germany
Ghana
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Lithuania

Madagascar
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Morocco
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Romania
Senegal
Serbia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Trinidad & Tobago
UAE
Uganda
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

If your country is not on the list or Remotasks is not available in your country, you can let them know if you’d like your country to be enabled by filling the request form by clicking here.

MY FINAL SAY

Remotasks is a legit crowdsourcing platform for those who want to work remotely and earn a consistent income from home.

The tasks are relatively easy and can be accomplished by people in any country who is fluent in English that’s why it is quite popular in the Philippines.

Is Remotasks worth it? Only you can answer this question. Personally, I only tried Remotasks to gain experience and for blogging purposes (haha!) because it’s too tedious for me.

If you don’t mind doing repetitive tasks and you live in a country where the dollar has a strong value, then by any means, GO FOR IT!

LEAVE A COMMENT

All in all, let me know what you think about this Remotasks review blog. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

This Post Has 44 Comments

  1. Diane Val

    Hi, I’m interested i joining Remotasks. If ever I decide to quit can I do that anytime?

    1. dantravels

      You definitely can! Remotasks has no work contract to their taskers or whatsoever. You can join and quit wherever you want. You can be active or inactive in any way you want.

  2. jeff

    Can I still do LIDAR task without bootcamp training?

    1. dantravels

      Yes, you can. I advise you to be trained in LIDAR though. The Bootcamp will provide you tricks and tips to be efficient in every way possible.

      Trust me: going for LIDAR tasks without proper training is a pain in the ass!

      Maybe for now, why don’t you try the Classic Tasks? You can start from there.

      1. Princes Charlene Sala

        Is it free?

  3. Joy

    Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, what’s Remotask’s alternative training for the 10-day Bootcamp?

    1. dantravels

      I guess we just need to wait until the situation improves.

      Have you tried those non-LIDAR tasks (we call them classic tasks)? For now, you can focus on them. They don’t really pay well but try at least. =)

  4. james ngulube

    this blog has helped me as I have been in search of an online job and remotask wouldn’t give enough information about payout amount and work hours. however, I like the fact that you have trained with remotask and that puts you in the right position to give a review worth it. keep it up
    thank you

    1. dantravels

      You’re welcome, James!

  5. jejoybalm

    I started working on Remotask. I got 1$ in 1 hour. Lol. How much do you earn per week when you’re starting?

    1. dantravels

      I prefer to keep it to myself haha, But 1 USD per hour is not that bad!
      Did you have a proper training in LIDAR already?

      1. jejoybalm

        Ooh. Haha. I haven’t tried LIDAR yet but I enrolled in online training. Just doing categorization muna habang newbie. hehe.

    2. Andrea pineda

      Does really weeka for your task to be reviewed. Took multiple courses and was certified but I it always says no task in the queue. Tried segmentation and was ablw to to 20 task but they are still for review.

  6. Fjose

    Hi, do you have webinars for Lidar Training? Im currently outside PH.

  7. Fjose

    Hi, do you have webinars for Lidar Training?

    1. dantravels

      No I don’t have, but Remotasks has several! You can access various web training in Remotasks dashboard. You need to pass specific training before even starting a task in the platform.

  8. Lorvie

    may i ask ? is there any registration fee when you apply at the training bootcamp ? or is it free ?

    1. dantravels

      No registration fee. It’s totally free! The only expenses I had were fare for transportation and food (lunch, snacks).

  9. JP

    Hi Sir! What do you mean of this: “That’s why the Boot Camp facilitators encourage Taskers to become either Reviewer or Super Reviewer to get more work?”

  10. dantravels

    When you visit your own Remotasks dashboard, there are actually more works for reviewers (R) and Super-Reviewers (SR). If you’re just an ordinary Tasker, you won’t see those works available for R and SR; and Lidar tasks for Tasker simply quick to run out. And let’s face it, R and SR tasks pay well!

    So here is the Remotask workflow:

    Tasker will do the available Lidar Task->Reviewer will review Tasker’s job->Super Reviewer will review Reviewer’s job. This workflow also apply to Classic Tasks. (But the Boot Camp only focuses on Lidar Training.)

    Take note that when you take the Boot Camp, you will be automatically a Reviewer (depending on the types of Lidar you passed, example: Reviewer for Swan, Reviewer for Turtle, Reviewer for Panda, Reviewer for Mammoth, etc.)

    So that’s why it is important to take the Boot Camp training!

    Also, there is a BootCamp for Reviewers who want to become Super-Reviewers. And they pay much better than being just a Reviewer. I didn’t take the SR Boot Camp though.

  11. James Atig

    Hello Sir Dan, I am a Bear Tasker, Does it matter being a bear or bee or other lidar tasker? In 1 month of doing lidar, I only done 9 task. I want to do more task but sometimes task is not available. Thanks for your response.

    1. dantravels

      Hi James, for you to be able to access or unlock other lidar tasks, you need to go through the web training in your dashboard (specific for that Lidar type) and you have to pass the test, of course, if there is any.

      Tasks in Remo are quick to run out. That’s why we encourage people to take in-person training and be a Reveiwer and not just a Tasker.

  12. Mildred

    Hi! Would like to ask. Once you have been banned for a category of task, how long does it usually take for you to recieve tasks from the same category again? Thank you!

    1. dantravels

      Not sure how to answer this. I haven’t been banned.

  13. dmash

    thank you for the infor , quick question …. in lidar task of say 200 frames how much can one expect or whats the general payment per frame?

    1. dantravels

      You’ll get paid per task (no matter how many frames it has). You’ll get paid more depending on your accuracy and the difficulty of the task. So earnings really vary on Lidar tasks (range is stated on my blog above.)

  14. Kay

    How can I unlock new projects? I did some Categorization tasks but I’m most interested in the Transcriptions…

    1. dantravels

      Hi Kay,
      The more web training/courses you finished (or passed)–the more opportunity you have on any jobs on Remotasks.com

      Unfortunately, I haven’t tried any transcription works on Remotasks.com.

      But I actually also work as a transcriptionist at GoTranscript. If you haven’t yet read my blog on how I started on GoTranscript, here is the link.

  15. Jona

    Wow thanks for this one dude. I just signed up the other day, and it really looks legit. Its just that dami interruption so hindi ko matapos ang orientation vids haha. But after reading your review, I think I finally made up my mind, finally got the right motivation. Btw, sideline ko lang sya and it looks promising.

  16. Len

    Hello po tanong ano po yong prepayment naka tanggap ako ng prepayment sa bee Hindi pa ako naka pag training sa bootcamp pero training lng ako sa bahay..totoo po subrang hirap po Hindi mo alam mga tricks sa lidar need talaga bootcamp..

    1. dwan

      hi Len, Bee task in Remo makes advance payment after finishing a task. its sort of a partial payment. after review, if you did a good job, final payment will follow.

  17. Rassil

    Hi! I want to ask, where can I find the tasks because I already have my account but it seems that easy tasks are not yet available?

  18. Cnzz

    $40-80 depends on ur accuracy and the complexity of the task. i guess you’re referring to whale Lidar i guess 🙂

  19. angel

    do they offer an online training? my friend received an online scheduled training and i havent? should i continue or wait

  20. Danna

    Hello, I’m a newbie in remotask. I finished my training and courses. How can I start with projects for me to earn?

  21. Kent

    Hello po, how many days pa po ba ma rereview ang mga tasks for image annotation? Thanks!

  22. ed

    how to delete left road shoulder

  23. Genevieve Abad

    Interested to join also…. I wish I could try it ASAP…
    thank you so much for this Blog. God blessed…

  24. kary

    Just signed up and it looks promising! Just wondering if anyone knows if there’s a way to get trained for lidar even with the quarantine…

  25. Michelle

    i trained remotask before but after that trainings…palagi ng empty task queue…how can i work with it again?

    1. dantravels

      Are you a tasker or a reviewer?

  26. Jingle Ramos

    Is there a training in Image annotation?

    1. dantravels

      Hi Jingle, there are a lot of online trainings related to Image Annotation on the Remotasks website itself. =)

  27. Chris

    Hi there I don’t know what’s happening because my approved hours is still zero.

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