Appen has several projects within the Falcon Code Name and the latest one I have come across is what is called Post Interest Tagging. It appears that the client is FB and the job doesn’t appear to be very difficult. Although I can personally attest that the quiz they give you to be contracted into the project is tricky and if you don’t go over the short 1 page guidelines and the examples they give you, you will likely fail the quiz.
Post Interest Tagging is a job that has to be done by a human because you are checking the relevance of each post and then deciding on if the post is relevant for the term that you get or not. For example: If you get a post asking you if it has something to do with cars, but it’s a post about trucks, you need to decide if that post would be relevant for people who are interested in cars, but not about trucks. This is tricky though and its most likely that this post would be answered as yes it does have something to do with cars as trucks are automotive. This is where the quiz is tricky and you’ve got to be careful when doing it. You only get one chance to do this quiz, so again, take your time and use the internet.
The quiz is 25 questions and if you miss more than 1-2 questions, you will likely not be offered a position as the management team goes for those who score the very highest on the quiz. The quiz is not timed, but you do have a deadline of when to finish it. The biggest and best advice here that I can give is to use the internet to check and see if the post in question has anything to do with the subject. You always get a subject like ‘Baby Clothes’ and if you aren’t sure what a toddler jumper is, then its best to check the internet and take your time when you are doing the quiz.
Post Interest Tagging gives you 4 hours per day Monday through Friday with no weekend work making it the perfect job for those who don’t want to work on the weekends. You’ve got to put in 4 hours per day though as this is the minimum. Now for this job, the only thing you are doing is answering yes or no to the post. You have a spot for a comment, but it is not necessary to comment on each post. It is important to pay attention to what you are tagging. This can be a very tedious and monotonous job and you would likely tag a couple wrong, and it’s also very likely that you would be removed from the project if you start missing too many. There is also an option to choose ‘Not sure’ but you don’t want to use this option very often either. In some cases, there might be a category that is really obscure and you wouldn’t know how to categorize this. Then you would use this option.
As I mentioned before, this job can get a little boring, but if you don’t mind doing such a job for 4 hours a day, then it can be a perfect at home job for you. As always, if you have any questions about this project, or need some help or advice, please leave a comment or send your question via email.