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#1
Anyone on here done any work for Appen at all?

Done work with them in the past and always got paid.

Got an email this morning from them about doing some transcriber work

The task involves recording 1801 very short phrases into an online app in quick succession– using a smartphone, or a laptop/desktop computer with microphone. Recording the utterances should take approximately 3 hours.

You will be paid $54 AUD (£29.3 at current exchange rates) if you complete the task successfully before the specified deadline.


Reading out 1801 words.....fun times eh ;)
 

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Yup just register and apply at

http://www.appen.com/company/opportunities/

I see they need web evaluators in Great Britain at the moment

Think I am just a translator as that's the only kind of work I ever get set from them
 

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Well just said all 1801 words from their excel spreadsheet into my laptop microphone

Took just over an hour to do which I suppose makes the £29 quid a good return.

Drove me lightly insane though as it's got Google Glass and you have to start each line saying OK GLASS near enough

:eek:
 

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They have now invited me to do a second round of words with similar payment

Think my brain might turn to mush
 

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Done the second lot of these now.

Not bad for £60 just a very VERY repetitive way of earning money online
 

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I wasn't able to complete this unfortunately as I just didn't have the time. Easy money but a very boring assignment lol :D
 

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Oh Jebus - been invited to do a 3rd lot of these now
 
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And I guess if you refuse this 3rd assignment then you get penalised in some way, like you wont get work for a while etc ?

What other stuff have you been offered because from what you are saying the pay rate versus hours works looks to be quite impressive for online work

Thanks
Mark
 

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Correct I didn't get offered a 4th lot that others did but I was ok with that

I juggle my online work with a normal full time job so only have so many hours in the day

I never work for less than £15 an hour or any "work from home" I do

My biggest money spinner is working for 63336
http://www.themoneyshed.co.uk/earn-money-online/earn-money-by-working-for-a-text-qa-service-(63336)/

Am aiming for £600 from them this month as I have mentioned in my diary on here
 
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Yes that unfortunate the way these people treat others.
I mean you did 3 for them but still they want more blood from you, i guess this time it was no huge drama as you didn't really want the job, but its not a nice feeling being backed into a corner to say yes is it :( after all we are all just trying to earn a little money online.

I shall check out your link now thanks

Cheers
Mark
 

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Looks like Appen are after me (and others) for more work

We are currently building a team of UK English transcribers for a very urgent transcription project starting today, and finishing on Monday 24 March/Tuesday 25 March. I see that you have performed well on the UK English spelling test on AppenOnline, and was wondering whether you'd be interested in doing some transcription work.

Because of the urgency of the project, we are offering higher than usual payment rates for the project. Transcribers are paid for the number of utterances (short 2-3 second snippets of audio) that they process. The per-utterance pay rate for this project is $0.037 AUD, and on average transcribers can process 400-500 utterances an hour once they are used to the task (so this will work out at £8-£10 per hour). Particularly quick transcribers can do even better than this. In addition, transcribers who reach 8000 utterances for the project will receive a bonus of $30AUD, and those who reach 12000 a bonus of $60AUD
 

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They are offering work again


Appen is currently conducting an urgent project collecting UK English speech. You participated in a similar project recently, and we would like to invite you to do the task again.

The task involves recording 798 very short UK English phrases into an online app in quick succession - using an Android smartphone/tablet, or a computer + microphone (our preference is for the smartphone/tablet). Recording the phrases will take approximately 1.25 hours.

The details for this project are explained in the attached document Appen_Instructions_VoicePromptDC_UK English_20140506.docx, which is in UK English. Please note that there have been important changes to the instructions compared to the previous project, and you should read it from scratch. The key details are important details are:
You will be paid $21.7 AUD (approx 12.5 pounds) if you complete the task using an Android smartphone/tablet by the deadline.
You will be paid $18.2 AUD (approx 10 pounds) if you complete the task using a computer by the deadline
 

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BIG WORK OPPORTUNITY FOR SHEDDERS



Am being offered this work again

Appen is currently conducting an urgent project collecting UK English speech. You participated in a similar project recently, and we would like to invite you to be involved in this round.

The task involves recording 1098 very short UK English phrases into an online app in quick succession - using an Android smartphone/tablet, or a computer + microphone (our preference is for the smartphone/tablet). Recording the phrases will take approximately 1.75 hours.

The details for this project are explained in the attached instruction document, which is in UK English. There have been some changes since the previous round of data collections. The key details are :


If you successfully complete this task using Android smartphone/tablet by the specified deadline, you will be paid $32.5 AUD (approximately 18 pounds).
If you complete it using a computer, you will be paid $27 AUD (approximately 15 pounds)
You will need to send a screenshot upon completion


The deadline for this project is 10pm (today), local UK time. People who complete the task quickly may be eligible for further rounds of data collection this week.

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I am offering this work out, so if someone wants to do it for (I can almost guarantee they will offer future work as well in the following days) - If you want to do it, drop me a PM and I will email you the details but you will have to be quick
 

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Here we go again

Appen is currently conducting another project collecting UK English speech. You participated in a similar project recently, and we would like to invite you to be involved in this round.

The task involves recording 450 very short UK English phrases into an online app in quick succession - using an Android smartphone/tablet, or a computer + microphone. Recording the phrases will take approximately 40-45 minutes..

The details for this project are explained in the attached instruction document (which also has the link to the recording app). There have been very significant changes since the previous round. The key details are:

If you successfully complete this task by the specified deadline, you will be paid $16AUD (approx. 8.8 GBP).



It will start off as 'do it once' and become 'we have EXTRA work available!'
 

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You don't have a CV at all?

if it is just 'ticking a box' to get through to the next screen just spend 20 minutes knocking one up
 

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I have one- its on my old laptop that I quite conveniently left at work. I wont be in for the next 10 days....and no, Im not collecting it! :D Its one of those workplaces that once you enter, you get sucked in with 'whilst you're here could you just...'

I'll just do another. I HATE writing CVs. :'(
 

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I wouldn't put a massive amount of effort into it, their main concern is good English skills if you want the transciber work I get and then dread having to do cos you sound like a moron saying OK GLASS a million times into a mic