Clickworker, found online at Clickworker.com, is a company that says they can provide a business with the “know-how and labor of hundred thousands of Clickworkers” to complete your minor tasks.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Clickworker specializes in crowdsourcing, which is when a company takes a large task that is best done by people instead of computers and breaks it down into easy to manage pieces which can be completed in just a few minutes by a large group of people.
Crowdsourcing has been proven to be very effective for certain kinds of tasks, including text creation, keyword assignment and categorization, web research, product data management, mobile crowdsourcing, and translations, all of which are supplied by Clickworker.
The Clickworker website says that they employ more than 700,000 registered independent contractors on their platform that are ready to do that work for you, and to make it even easier for your business to get these tasks done, you don’t even need to break your larger jobs into pieces before you submit them.
Clickworker says they will take care of task coordination and oversight, as well as drafting an individual and customized solution for your project according to the specifics and demands you provide them with.
Currently this website says that they provide their clients the ability to order some projects completed without a membership where pricing will be handled according to your specific project or projects. They also offer a Professional Package priced at 49.95 euros per month, with a three month minimum. Clients that believe they will be providing a large number of projects to this website can contact their Customer Service team for Enterprise pricing.
This website does not appear to provide any information to their customers regarding the opportunity for refunds if they are unhappy with the quality of work they receive.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who wish to contact Customer Service with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected] or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.
The majority of the reviews available for this company are not actually for their services or for the quality of the work they produce, but rather for their quality as an employer, employing all the workers that actually complete their tasks for them.
Unfortunately these reviews are not very positive, and there appears to be a long list of unhappy former employees complaining about bad hours, poor instructions, and low pay for the work they do at this company.
The complaint about how pay is really just a part of being a crowdsource worker – these companies break projects into tasks so small they should just take a minute or so to complete, which simply isn’t going to result in a high pay rate. The complaints about poor instructions and bad hours is troublesome, however, including for their potential clients that want to use them for their own projects.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different crowdsource companies out there if you are interested in either doing crowdsource work yourself or using one for your business, including Amazon Mechanical Turk, CrowdFlower, CrowdTap, and many others.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Clickworker reviews below.