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?


24 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.

  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.

  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.

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