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.
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.
You can also try Picoworkers if you like taking much simpler tasks like answering surveys or testing websites. I tried it before and it’s very beginner’s friendly. I earned $0.02 to $1.00 per task. Each task would usually take a minute or two to finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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:
Trinidad & Tobago
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!
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All in all, let me know what you think about this Remotasks review blog. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.