Appen Global offers a lot of different types of projects that you are able to work on besides the larger projects such as Falcon Video Recommendations, or any of the other larger Falcon projects. Falcon is simply a code word for a certain division at Appen Global which encompasses a group of clients that have different data needs. Based on my experience, it is not likely that you could start on the Falcon Crowd Help project from the beginning if you are hired by Appen Global. You would be more likely to start on a larger project first. Once you have started working at Appen, and you are on a Falcon project, like any of the social media projects that they offer, you will likely get an invitation to come aboard and start on the Falcon Crowd Help project. This is based on how well you are doing on your current project. In my experience, I have noticed that the longer I am working on a project, the more invitations for different projects I get. Appen uses this system and gauges individual performance. If you do good, you will get invited to work on other projects. Everyone who does a good job on their initial contract will most likely get invited to Falcon Crown Help. From there you would receive different invitations to different projects. This is where these jobs gets exciting. But I’ll get to that later.
By now you are likely wondering what this project is all about. Appen Global has many, many different clients that need different types of data. They could have a client that needs voice data. In this case, you would be sent an email with an invitation. Sometimes you will be told what is required in an email, at which time you will also see a tile for each project you are invited for when you log into your Appen Global account. Sometimes the tasks are surveys and usually paid fairly well. Tasks are usually one time tasks in which when completed, are paid for and finished. Sometimes a task will need more data and you might be invited to similar tasks. If you participate and complete survey or quiz tasks, you are likely to be invited to other tasks. I have had 5-10 task invitations in a week. You do not have to accept all these tasks, and some you might not qualify for. For example, recent tasks wanted voice recordings from a younger audience and asked if I had children between the ages of 12-17. I don’t meet those requirements, so of course, I would have to pass on this task.
So many different types of tasks are available, and one day you might be asked to give your input on an application, or give voice recorded data in which you speak given phrases, record them on your computer, then send back to Appen Global. Some tasks are simple quizzes. The exciting thing is that you are not doing the same tasks over and over. There is a lot of variety which really starts to make your job interesting. Payment on average is $10 per hour depending on the type of task. Of course, you aren’t restricted by time and can complete tasks as quickly as you want, as long as they are done right. A recent task paid me $22.00 for a couple of hours of work and I ended up finishing in an hour and a half. Not bad money and the tasks aren’t mundane or boring.
There are a few things to point out. Don’t expect to qualify for all tasks. As I previously mentioned in my example above, you will not always be able to meet the requirements. Don’t worry about this though, there are so many other tasks that will come your way. The more you participate, the more tasks you are given. If you don’t do any tasks, you might see a sharp decline in invitations. I tested this and for a week did not get any invitations. It is important to accept at least 1-2 invitations for tasks, and complete them by their deadline so that you will be invited to other tasks. Keep in mind that if you start a task and you don’t complete it by the deadline, you won’t get paid for it.
Falcon Crowd Help does require you to take two tests before being accepted into the team. The first one is the Falcon Crowdsourcing Screening Test. This is a simple test that asks basic questions and is easily passed. The second test is a Spelling test. Keep in mind this is for English-Canada, so you need to have good knowledge of the English language. This is an application process and they really want you to pass this and join their team. Once on the team, you would contribute to exciting and interesting projects. There are not always projects available and they are usually done on a first come first serve basis, but I have had no problem getting into any of the tasks that have been sent me. In a month I have made a couple of hundred extra dollars just from doing different tasks. Some tasks simply ask questions based on a program or an application. I was invited to a task that asked me how I would talk to a voice recognition music player. The task didn’t take longer than an hour, and I was paid $25 for it. Helping by supplying data for projects that are in development can be very rewarding, although I have noticed that you aren’t told exactly what you are supplying data for. But that isn’t really important and completing most tasks are very simple.
Falcon Crowd Help can be a lot of fun and while you are working on other projects at Appen Global. You can make a few extra dollars here and there by completing simple tasks. There is no requirement to complete tasks and you aren’t forced to complete any of them, nor will you be penalized if you do not accept the tasks. The only thing is that you will see a decline in invitations. You can accept as many tasks as you can handle, but you must complete the tasks by the required deadline which is always given in the invite email. When you get this email, and if you see that you can qualify, its best to accept the invitation as soon as possible because there is a limit to how many people can be on one task. So you could find they already have enough people. This doesn’t happen often, and I have not seen it happen yet, but I usually accept all tasks that I qualify for.
What is Crowdsourcing Screening Test at Appen?
It is a basic test which is sent to some candidates who applied for any crowdsourcing opportunity, the aim of this test is to evaluate English proficiency level and basic PC and research skills. If you have any doubt while completing this test I recommend you to copy/paste test questions into Google search and Google will provide you with answers to a question.
As always, if you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will answer as soon as I can.
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