CrowdFlower, found online at CrowdFlower.com, is a company which handles the streamlining and posting of tasks for companies who are interested in utilizing crowdsourcing to fulfill their needs.
Crowdsourcing is a type of online, independent work which was established when companies discovered that certain basic assignments are more accurately done by humans than by computers, but are so basic that they create an unnecessary expense to have in house employees do them.
Instead, these companies have broken these assignments into small tasks that can be quickly completed independently by at home workers. And CrowdFlower says that they are the leading crowdsourcing service with over one billion tasks completed by over five million contributors.
However, CrowdFlower is actually a service for the companies who are interested in using crowdsourcing to help their workforce. Currently, they do not actually post tasks for completion; instead they partner with over fifty different companies who post them.
When you sign up as a contributor for any crowdsourcing site, the best way to be successful is to quickly collect as many skills or qualifications as possible. Depending on the site you are working with, you may need to take exams or tests, complete a certain number of tasks, or acquire a certain percentage of accurate results.
Many people attempt to make money through crowdsourcing by simply finishing as many tasks as quickly as possible. But this strategy can cause people to make mistakes, which not only means you won’t be paid for that job, but you will also lose credibility and have restricted access to jobs.
Achieving skills and qualifications will get you access to the best paying tasks, as well as access to the more interesting and complex tasks – not just the most basic. Ultimately, this is the only way to make crowdsourcing profitable.
If you have any experience with this company, please leave your CrowdFlower reviews below.
16 ‘CrowdFlower’ Reviews
A fake company
I have been signing up for 2 hours and finally when I finished and went to the website on which I will work for them there was no work.
totally stupid scammers.
Rip off and Waste of Your Time
This site makes you do pre-tests for their questions. Other sites do this too but they don't give inane questions you have to answer perfectly in order to get paid next to nothing. It is really frustrating when they give you loads of qualifying questions that make little sense and then are disqualified for scoring less than perfectly. I wasted too much of my time on their site. Do yourself a favour and don't fall for their time sucking enslaving tasks. There are better sites around. They may not pay much but at least they are not draining your time from you and making you feel incompetent like CrowdFlower does.
they don't pay about 3000$ to me and my friends
if you want i can show photo our accounts
they have a site Elite
and you can do task this site
but i recommend don't do
because they don't pay after a few weeks and don't answer you
I was taking it to heart!
I have tried several different tasks with CrowdFlower through Swagbucks. Thought it would be a fun way to make a little pocket change. I wasn't looking to get rich by any means, which probably should have been my first warning! Couldn't believe I was scoring so low on tasks that are well within my skill set. I've been a top notch internet searcher since Boolean days, and I know what I'm doing. I have made a living (and a darned good one at that!) researching credible business websites for directories for companies such as AOL in the past. So I certainly should be able to handle the same simple tasks that anyone with very limited experience can sail through, wouldn't you think? I kept getting rejected even though I was certain I was at least near perfect at the timed. It was making me crazy, thinking I had lost my edge completely. I actually took it pretty hard until I decided to research reviews for CrowdFlower. Well, darned if I didn't find exactly what I was looking for with the first click and quick scroll of results! And here I am reading all this on this page, and realizing that I am NOT as stupid as they tried to make me think! I'm done with these guys!