Multiple Accounts – Is There a Safe Solution? 

Multiple accounts – is there a safe solution? 

There might be a reason that you would want to have two accounts, and some contractors do use more than two accounts. There might even be a possibility that you may want to work on this job while someone else in your household is also working for the same company or on one project but at different vendors (Leapforce and Lionbridge).  

However, according to the Leapforce policy you can only have one account per IP address, while Lionbridge allows to have one account per household. Those pretty much mean the same thing. There can’t be two accounts coming from the same internet service and this requirement come from Google system requirements.  

When it comes to Google rating projects or Facebook related projects, Leapforce, Appen and Lionbridge can find duplicate accounts very fast, and as a result, you will end up losing your accounts and they will be terminated. You certainly don’t want that to happen.  

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to get around this problem, and arrange them in way that Leapforce, Lionbridge, and Appen won’t be able to detect.  

Note: One thing before we go on that should be totally understood. There isn’t anything illegal about what you are doing, but if there are two of you that want to work for the same company, or if you want to work on multiple accounts from different vendors, you need to do things the right way. And let’s face it, most of these jobs are part time and give very little hours with most projects allowing a maximum of 20 hours per week. This restriction is due to the fact that vendors do not want pay for insurance and extra expenses which are associated with full time employment.

So how can you work on multiple accounts without violating the company’s rules?  

  1.  You will need two different laptops/PCs and smartphones/one set of devices per account. The reason for this is because of the devices MAC Address which can be detected per device;
  2. Use different internet or mobile networks which guarantees different IP addresses per network. Make sure that each PC is connected only to its designated network. Your internet service provider can provide you with one or more IP addresses, or use SIM card (cellular data connection) for this purpose. SIM card internet has dynamic IP addresses for each SIM card;
  3. Do not use your Wi-Fi network to connect your devices because it will increase the chance of your device accidently connecting to another network by accident and as a result, may lead to an IP address conflict with your client; 
  4. In the project where smartphone devices are required, you will need a separate smartphone for each account; Smartphones must be connected to Internet via sim card only. If you use your WiFi network for your mobile devices, they will all connect to the same IP address, and you will be flagged as duplicate account on the same IP address. For this instance, it might be a good idea to switch off WiFi so that you don’t run the risk of this problem;  
  5. Don’t use the same Gmail addresses for the accounts. This is already a given, but we thought that we should mention it. As an example, if you use one Gmail account for Appen, create another account exclusively for Lionbridge and make sure you reply using only those emails;  
  6. Once you have everything setup, and you’ve checked your IP addresses, only then should you try to apply for other accounts at other vendors. 
  7. You will need to apply on behalf of two different persons as normal.

Thanks to this approach, vendors’ detection system will see your accounts as two separate accounts with different IP addresses which are registered on different people, it means all contract conditions are met.

You also might be interested in this article:

Projects and Vendors Compatibility: How to Work on Several Projects and Do Not Violate Vendors Conditions? How Much Can You Earn With Leapforce, Lionbridge and Appen When Combining Several Projects?


59 thoughts on “Multiple Accounts – Is There a Safe Solution? 

  1. Does Lionbridge really track MAC addresses of their contractors? What if someone buys a notebook of a former worker?

    1. I am not sure about MAC address, but they definitely track IP and gmail account IP address history.

      1. Does they track gmail account up address history on Leapforce and Appen too???

  2. Hi! I really need your help.

    I applied for social media evaluator at Appen and Leapforce both at the same time, and I worked with Appen first since they responsed earlier. And now, my contract with Appen was terminated.

    Now I am still qualified for the peoject at Leapforce. Do you think there will be a problem if I work for Leapforce for using the same instagram account I used for Appen?

    Or if I use a different account, will they be able to detect if I am not using my primary account?

    Thank you.

    1. Hello,

      Probably it will be better if you use new or another account for the Truckee project at Leapforce. Customer might do background check and find out that your main account has already been used in the project before, as a result the process might be terminated.

  3. After connecting once on a same IP network address am I automatically flagged:? I probably did, thats why my work has been flagged by the client. But Im still working until now.

  4. After connecting once on a same IP network address am I automatically flagged:? I probably did, thats why my work has been flagged by the client. But Im still working until now.

    Please delete the previous one.

    1. Well, sometimes if the connection to a shared network did not last for a long time, the system might not detect IP address conflict issue…so you were lucky this time but make sure not to make the same mistake in the future.

      1. I logged-in in to RaterHub with an Appen account email using the IP I use to connect to RaterHub with a Lionbridge account. I did not do any tasks and I was connected for about 10 seconds before logging out, after I realized my mistake.

        Do you think they’ll block my account, Tim?

      2. Maybe not, cross your fingers for the chance that the system did not detect IP address conflict.

      3. Can’t answer bellow on this thread: it doesn’t show the ‘reply’ link, Tim.

        Do you know how long they take to block your account when they detect the IP conflict?

      4. Damn.. that doesn’t sound good.. And you believe they register your IP when you login? Or maybe only when you submit task responses?

      5. Sometimes if this happens for a very short period of time the system does not detect the fact of IP address conflict

      6. Well, let’s hope for the best then! At any rate, thanks for answering my questions, Tim: you’re very knowledgeable about this topic!

  5. Hi Tİm Thank you for this info. I am currently working for Aztec project and my brother ( living together and sharing the same network) had been qualified for aztec but rejected after passing the final assessment. He unintenionally made the initial tasks via his mobile network ? Would it be a reason for termination of the contract ?

    1. Hello,

      The reason for rejection was the following:Leapforce IP change/Network sharing

      In some cases people may share their Internet network, while working as search engine evaluator make sure that you have your personal unique IP address and no one uses the same IP to go online for rating project.Once you are in the Project, you may change your IP address many times, it will not affect your project status. Make sure that you do your project tasks in a private place as it stated in the contract.

    2. Hello,

      Once you are in the Project, you may change your IP address many times, it will not affect your project status. Make sure that you do your project tasks in a private place as it stated in the contract.

  6. Hello Tim,

    My brother is already working as Internet Assessor (English) at Lionbridge but the same job is also available in local language in my country. So, Can I apply for that local language position? We will use two different computers, two different mobiles and different internet connections. So is it safe to apply?

    thanks in advance.

  7. Hello guys , i have some questions .

    How to remove account permanantly from appen ?

    If i have previously account on appen then how to to hide it and make a new one ??

    Definitely i will use separate pc and smartphone for a new account . But is it possible that they can find me by my old profile name or date of birth ? Because i had quilifiefd for one project . Just before i start my work they sent me termmination notice . Meanwhile i was applying in leapforce and lionbridge .

    I hope you guys will help me out .

    1. It happened with me too. When I pass on Leapforce they terminate my contract with Appen! :/ that was very weird. I was using the same email but not qualified for youkon project and o was working with insta ads project with Appen. I fought that being different clients I was safe. But o lost my contract with Appen, ;(

      1. I think your conclusions might be wrong, Appen could terminate your account due to quality reasons.

    2. In your case I think the best way is to apply on behalf of another person (e.g. your relatives or a peroson you trust)

    1. Can I work from multiple accounts on a single device, but using different networks?

  8. Hello Tim, I was once terminated by Aztec but want to reapply. I used my family name but rejected once. Now I am planning to need to use non existing name with brand new gmail. with mobile sim wifi. Do you think this set up will work? (The requirement says I need broadband line I have already used home LAN in the past.) and also, would there be any issue if payoneer ID name and my Appen name is different?

      1. Hi Tim, Thanks for the reply. For set up to work, which part I need to replan? Name/SIM?

      2. Name of the applicant should match exactly with name of the person regestred in the payment provider.

  9. Hi Time. I see. Then SIM is ok as broadband as long as is it worakable speed?
    Do you think they would also check Payee ID info other than Name such as birthday/registered address etc? Your inputs are so valuable..! Thanks.

  10. Hi Tim!
    I worked with Appen for some years and I ended up creating two accounts under my name and I lost my projects. I got a job on Leapforce and now that Appen acquired Leapforce I’m afraid that I’m on some type of “black list” and I lost my current job!!! What should I do?
    I email Appen asking to delete my information from their database but I don’t know if this is enough.

      1. Right. I’ve been trying to work on Lionbridge for years but they never even gave me a try on qualification process. Do you have any tips? Or other vendors to apply?


    What is the max payout/hr in India ?

    What is the difference between Web search evaluator & Internet assessor ?

    Mobile handset is required for the role of Web search evaluator or not ?

  12. Hi Tim,
    I have applied with my family name but was rejected due to ip conflick (most likely)
    According to Appen’s data privacy policy, they say Appen will delete all personal info if you request to respective department. (Data Erasure – personal data erasure request), Do you think this may erase all previous acct detail?

    1. I do not know, as I am not familiar with Appen internal procedures regarding personal data. In your case I recommend you to look for a similar job at alternative vendor e.g. Lionbridge.

  13. I have Question …I am on appen under Mile project but they are not give a Yukon project, Can a apply with lionbrigde with same email and same smartphone…Please notify me…I want to wark on Yukon project…Give me suggestions what I do ….

  14. hello Tim! I created appen account with Payoneer but used diffrent names. I wont get payment?

    1. No, this will not work, Payoneer account is analogue of a normal bank account, any personal data mismatch will result in non payment.

      1. What should i do now? I did not receive message from ic care about payout..

      2. Hi Allen

        Is there any age limit for a new joiner in Lionbridge as a reter ?

  15. Hi, I would like to register my father on Appen and no longer use my account, only I will not work with my name anymore on Appen.
    Since my father and I live in the same house, so the same address, how can I register my father without giving suspicions?
    Do I change my address on Appen with another address (fake) and I register my father with the correct address?
    Obviously I’ll change also IP address (dynamic IP), the problem will be for the mac address of the computer, I only have a PC 🙁
    Thank you

  16. I am not getting any opportunities with appen, if I make a new email address do you think they would reach out to me?

  17. Is applying to leapforce and raterlabs the exact same as applying to appen? would applying to all just be a waste of time when appen owns them all?

    1. No, it wont be a waste of time. Be patient. Normally the hiring process at leapforce is faster than at appen .

  18. Hello,
    I’ve been working as a Social Media Evaluator for Appen for a couple of months and have been contacted by Lionbridge to apply for the Multimedia Judge project. My question is: Are these two projects by the same client or is it safe to apply with Lionbridge too without being sacked by Appen?

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