18 ‘CrowdFlower’ Reviews
Back in 2010 the CEO of Crowdflower, Lukas Biewald is quoted as saying the following when giving a presentation to a group of techies: “Before the Internet, it would be really difficult to find someone, sit them down for ten minutes and get them to work for you, and then fire them after those ten minutes. But with technology, you can actually find them, pay them the tiny amount of money, and then get rid of them when you don’t need them anymore.”
Crowdflower now make profits of around $3 million per year.
Many of their tasks pay less than $0.03 and take in excess of 5 minutes to complete, meaning hourly earnings for Crowdflower workers of around $0.25.
Need I say any more other than avoid them.
CrowdFlower has not been paying workers for 3 weeks. Many workers complaining on support boards that the Paypal payments are not going out.
Life is too short. If you want to make sub-minimum wage while being bored to tears, go for it.