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How Much Can You Earn With Remotasks? A Review

Remotasks Review

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As suggested by its name, Remotasks offers paid tasks to people remotely, meaning that these tasks can be carried out from wherever you can get an internet connection.

Remotasks does what is called crowdsourcing, which means it enlists the help of lots of people through its platform, and pays them for helping with a project or a particular task.

In my Remotasks review today I will be covering all you need to know about the Remotasks crowdsourcing platform to help you decide whether it’s worth signing up to.

We will be finding out how you get started, how things work, how much you can earn At Remotasks per hour, and what the pros and cons are likely to be should you decide to sign up.

What Is Remotasks?

Remotasks is essentially a micro-job website that promises to pay you money for performing simple tasks online. 

Some of the tasks you should expect to do include data entry, audio transcription moderating content, tagging images, categorization and so many more.

Remotasks is still relatively new as it was launched recently in 2017.

How To Get Started At Remotasks

Joining Remotasks is free for all freelancers, and it is open worldwide. What might be good news for some is that Remotasks does not have stringent membership requirements, you do however require fluency in English.

Signing up is simple, just go to the Remotasks website and click on the sign me up button. You can sign up either via your Facebook or Google Account. 

You then just need to give your mobile number for verification. When your verification PIN number arrives just enter it on the screen.

Remotasks requires you to go through some training before you get started. This you can do through the Remotasks Training Centre available via the Remotasks dashboard. Completing a course will enable you to start working on a particular project.

This allows you to learn new skills that you may need in the future when doing various tasks that are deemed complex such as LiDAR data.

You may perform these practice tasks as many times as you want until you become competent.

The more training courses that you take the more opportunities will become available.

You will also find that Remotasks has an active online community, so you can get assistance from more experienced Remotask users if you get stuck on any of the tasks.

Remotasks Jobs

Remotasks offers different types of jobs or tasks. These tasks are classified into various categories ranging from content moderation to image annotation just as mentioned earlier.

You must pass the exam of a particular category before you can start applying for jobs in that section. Tasks within the category you are interested in will be unlocked as soon as you complete and pass the exam.

The exams at Remotasks do not take long, but the duration entirely depends on your understanding of the subject. You are encouraged to take your time, as you are only allowed to take each exam a maximum of three times before you can secure a job.

You can carry out tasks on your mobile which of course makes the work more convenient, however for some of the more complex tasks it is recommended that you use either your laptop or desktop computer.

The most prominent tasks at Remotasks include:

LIDAR/Image annotation

This involves drawing boxes and labeling objects such as pedestrians, bus stops e.t.c. in 3D maps used by selfdriving vehicles

Data collection

This includes searching the internet and collecting information about various topics

Image transcription

Image transcription is the process of transcribing relevant content from the provided image.


Categorisation involves identifying keywords and phrases to describe an image

OCR transcription

OCR transcription is the process of transcribing content.

What is important with all these tasks is that you need to maintain a high accuracy score to remain a member of the platform. 

What Is also important to remember is that all tasks have a time limit, which you must also meet if you want to continue working with Remotasks

If your accuracy is too low, or you take too long to finish most tasks, then Remotasks will have no choice than to ban you permanently.

How Much Can You Earn At Remotasks?

The amount of money that you should expect to earn depends on the complexity of the task your doing. 

Some tasks such as audio transcription pay an hourly rate ranging from $1 to 2$ per hour. So, if you were to transcribe a 5-minute audio, you must convert 12 5-minute voice recordings in order to earn the hourly pay.

Based on these rates, you could potentially make between $2 and $10 in a day depending on the availability of jobs, although members do report receiving less than this after carrying out tasks on the site.

However,  if you complete the training for more complex tasks you will get higher paying tasks.

You need to also take into account the fact that you will be charged a 2% transaction fee for PayPal when you come to cashing out.

Remotasks Payout

Remotasks doesn’t have a minimum payout threshold. They payout members weekly on Fridays via PayPal. That means of course that you must have a PayPal account in order to receive payments.

Make sure you set up your PayPal address on the Remotasks accounts section to avoid disappointment.

Remotasks  Reviews

At the time of my latest update of this review Remotasks has a score of 2.2/5 from 68 reviews at Trustpilot. They also have a score of  3.1/5 from 64 votes at Glassdoor.

Although there are some users that report a good experience with the site, others do complain that the tasks are very low paid and therefore not worth the effort.

Some users complain that the training isn’t very good, and isn’t adequate to enable them to do the job properly.

Others report that they are sure they have completed the job correctly but still get an error message saying the work wasn’t correct.

My readers have provided quite a lot of feedback about Remotasks in the comments section below.

I would love to hear from any more readers that want to share their experience of working with Remotasks.

What Is Good About Remotasks?

– Free to join & open worldwide

– Low minimum payout threshold

– An active community that offers help to members

– Plenty of jobs – numerous tutorials and practice tasks

What Isn’t So Good About Remotasks?

– Most jobs are repetitive

– You must maintain a high accuracy level

– You may be banned if your work is repeatedly inaccurate

– Most jobs pay very little

– A 2% transaction fee for PayPal payments when you cash out.

– A number of complaints from users of the site complaining about very low pay

Is Remotasks Worth It?

Remotasks is a micro-jobs website with plenty mostly low paid jobs to offer. 

To receive payment from Remotasks you must go through the training and take some exams before you can unlock available tasks. This is not a bad idea of course but it could mean that it takes a while before you start working on paying tasks.

Also, you must maintain a high accuracy level to remain a member of Remotasks. This puts a lot of pressure on workers as you will never have a second chance if you get banned. The pay is also not good for most tasks except for image annotation jobs that are often rare.

Putting all these factors into consideration, we suggest that if you join and spend time working with Remotasks, you need to be realistic about what the earning potential is.

Whether Remotasks is actually worth the time you put in on the site is something you will have to decide.

Star Rating 2.5/5-Remotasks Is A Free To Join small tasks platform that has an active community. The jobs however may be a bit too tedious for some, and they are very low paid.

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54 thoughts on “How Much Can You Earn With Remotasks? A Review”

  1. I was about to start to work on remostask, but with those comments I´d rather to sleep or watch tv.
    Thanks for this review!!!

    1. Hi David,
      Yes there is quite a mixed response to Remotasks here in the comments. It does appear to work for some but not very well for others. Thanks for reading my review.

    1. Hi there,
      As far as I am aware haven’t reviewed any other sites apart from Remotasks that provide lidar annotation jobs. Let me know if you find any and I will be happy to consider reviewing them.

  2. Have you reviewed other online work opportunities / companies which you can recommend for me to check out?

  3. Sin lugar a dudas que este sitio dejo de ser lo que era antes de Agosto de 2020… Ahora se han convertido en explotadores y humilladores de Venezolanos, Filipinos, Kenianos y otras naciones que tienen necesidades econòmicas….Les pongo un ejemplo… anteriormente una Tarea 2d Falcon Lidar con aproximadamente unos 60 autos te pagaba entre 6 y 10$, haciendola con gran exactitud entre 2 horas y 4 horas…. hoy en dìa ya se ven casos de tareas con hasta 100 autos y que deja precisiòn de 90% y hasta mas,, pues el pago no llega ni a 1.5$…. Definitivamente se convirtieron en explotadores… por ahora no recomiendo este sitio, hay otros con mejores pagos…

  4. From my personal experience, I am highly depressed with their payment. The easiest task they have listed are not easy as we think. One task would take 15 t0 20 mins to complete and you are getting maximum $0.008, even when the quality of the task done is “100% accepted”.

    I did 9 tasks out of which 3 got paid with the amount $0.00xx, and others got rejected. We cant even see why it got rejected. I really doubt it is their trick to pay less, but in real it might got accepted. I literally feel like a university exam where student has given best in his/her paper and the teacher has decided not to let them pass.

    If they really respect the time we spent, they should be paying more. I am not seeing any logic in this!!. Even Online games pay more than this..

    1. Hi there,
      I appreciate you sharing your experience of working as a member of Remotasks. I’m sorry to hear about how little you were paid for the tasks you carried out. The information you have given will be of interest to my readers, thanks again.

    1. Hi there,
      Yes you can sign up to Remotasks using your Google Account. It’s difficult to say which jobs are the most popular.I recommend however focusing upon the ones you think you are good at in order to maximise your earnings.

  5. The site can take forever to approve your task. I submitted mine and a month and half has elapsed without any approval. I feel more devastated because of the time I took to complete the tasks. Also, they keep adding more features to their website where I see it hard to swim in. Like, lately they introduced a warning of burning your account because of spam. Imagine the time one take to draw 360 frames and after labeling every frame, you get that warning. I can recommend it to you but am sure you will see it more tiresome and time consuming work with low payment.

    1. Hi Simon,
      Thanks for sharing your experience of working with Remotasks, I’m sorry to hear that it has taken so long for the site to approve your work. A month and a half is an unreasonable amount of time to have to wait to get paid. My readers will of course be interested in the feedback you have given. I hope you hear back from them soon and wish you well with your future online endeavours.

  6. great review which sums up what remote task are all about, I have joined the platform recently and even though i cant work anywhere in the world at the moment, the flexibility which Remote tasks brings is great, however i have found some of the tasks time consuming such as data collection. 

    Thanks, Joe 

  7. Hello, im attempting the zebra tasks but im unable to draw the cuboids. This is my first time on the site. Have tried all things possible seemingly, there is something i’m not doing right. Any feebdback?

  8. In my experience, Remotasks do not have a minimum threshold as I received my first Remotasks payout $0.05 (five cents) automatically on my Paypal account on payday, got it from their site university exam.

    Enjoy online earning! 🙂

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for sharing your experience working with Remotasks. We have updated our review regarding the minimum payout. Thanks again.

  9. how to aply as Remotask hourly pay? is it posible? Im so Intrested working on it, some of my friends Quit regular jobs for this Flatform and it amaized me how they earn just by tasking, work remotely and homebase job, looking forward for this thank you.

  10. Hey Ray, 

    Remotask sounds like good way to make extra income on the side. However it’s seems likes it might take you a while to make substantial money from the tasks as the pay is kind of low. It can also be a bit of stress constantly thinking of them banning you if you don’t maintain high accuracy. 

    I like the fact that it’s open to all because similar sites don’t cater to certain countries so this is plus for Remotasks. I personally don’t think I will be checking it out anymore because the work sounds boring and repetitive. Thank you for the review, it was very informative. 

    1. Hi Zara,
      That is the downside to sites like Remotasks in that the pay is low and the work can be boring. It does however serve as a small income stream for those who have the time to invest and those that want to secure a small online income.
      You must however do the tasks correctly and do so consistently if you want to maintain your income with the site. Thanks for the comment, I’m glad you found the review informative.

  11. Hello Ray! Thanks for your review on Remotasks. It is a great platform to work on, however some of their jobs is quite challenging especially LIDAR/Image annotation. Another thing is that they don’t just give people data entry work to do, during your test before they will recruit you, you must pass all the test/practice including the annotation. Except  the image annotation that is challenging, other micro tasks on their platform are great. One can really make a nice income. One thing I love most is the low minimum payout threshold.

    1. Hi Gracen,
      It’s good to hear from a user of this platform and I appreciate you sharing your experience.
      It sounds like you have had a positive experience with Remotasks. I agree that having a low payout threshold is a big plus for any side income site like this one. Thanks for your comment.

  12. Thank you for this amazing review. Honestly, I like the concept of remotasks because I have seen it somewhere before reading the review here because I have been wondering if they are legit or just toying with people. truly what makes me scared about them is simple the banning on member. That is so so bad because  I might have worked so hard to keep some money their, then they just ban me for what? So i can’t sign up for that. THANK YOU for the info

    1. Hi Kehinde,
      The site deserves the right to close your account if your work is repeatedly inaccurate so it is important to ensure you are confident doing the task in hand. The site provides you with tests to see how good you are at various tasks, and you need to pass these before you carry out the tasks for real.
      If you do pass the test you also have to ensure you maintain your accuracy, which can be difficult for some as the tasks can be repetitive. Thanks for your comment.

  13. Good information on this article. It is good to make income in a legit way and that’s what Remotasks is all about. Add I like the fact that you will go through training before working for them and that you can earn as much as the work available. Right away am going to check them out. Thank you for this helpful information. Good job. 

    1. Hi Kinggold,
      I’m glad you found my review of Remotasks to be informative, thanks for your comment and good luck with your endeavours.

  14. I have looked over a few reviews and they all say something similar when it comes to the accuracy and banning. How accurate do you hVe to be exactly to avoid being banned? It would just seem like a horrible thing to be working and working and all of a sudden one day just get banned. 

    1. Hi Huy,
      The terms and conditions at Remotasks state that if your work is repeatedly inaccurate they reserve the right to terminate your account. It is therefore important to make sure you concentrate on the job in hand if you want to keep your account.

  15. Thanks for this bro. Am going to go check this Remotasks out immediately. I don’t mind earning little cash for little work, am already in one that’s very similar. like Remotasks it also involves transcription work. I will compare both and see which one will be more beneficial to me

    1. Hi Nathaniel,
      Thanks for checking out my review of Remotasks. I’m glad you found the article informative and good luck with your online earning.

  16. I instantly got so excited because this is something I would be interested in. However, after seeing the amount of money you usually get paid- it was less appealing. I am still going to look into it because every dollar counts.

    Are there ways to make more than just the $1-2/hr? 

    Thank you for writing this article, much appreciated!


    1. Hi Ciara,
      Yes the income potential is quite low as it is with sites similar to this one that you can find online.
      There are some higher paying jobs however the higher the pay the more complex the job is likely to be. You can do better on sites like Remotasks by working both quickly and accurately so you need to ensure you are confident with the task you have chosen.

  17. From experience, you can not earn enough from working small task online to pay your bills. Remotask isn’t any different from most of the already existing micro task sites. I won’t waste a minute on such site because the pay is too small compared to the amount of time you invest.

    Warm regards

    1. Hi Louis,
      Yes sites like Remotasks are only designed to provide you with a side income. It is important to keep that in mind, and not fix too high an expectation on what you can earn to avoid disappointment.

  18. oh this sounds great, I love coming across websites where i can earn an extra bit of income, i work online everyday anyway so another little extra jobs wont hurt. When we get paid through paypal, soemtimes we have to take the code to the bank to redeem the money, is this how this works? Or is it mroe simple? I love learning new tricks so this is right up my street. 

    1. Hi Jayde,
      I’m glad you found my review of Remotasks informative.
      The site will pay you via your PayPal account so you need to ensure you have an account. When you reach the payout threshold the money can be automatically transferred into your account. Thanks for your comment.

    2. Hi, Jayde Butcher Remotasks has some tasks that pay somehow well. and please I request if you have a website that you can recommend I join, please I will happy to say thank you once I join.

      with regards from Francis Kenya

  19. I came across the Remotasks website just the other day and I have been toying with the idea of signing up and working with them ever since – but first I needed to check if they were legit or not! 

    I really like the idea of completing these sorts of tasks for money…but I am a little worried about the fact that they can ban you.

    1. Hi Chris,
      Thanks for reading and commenting on my review of Remotasks. I’m glad you found the review to be informative.
      Remotasks reserves the right to terminate an account if the work you produce is repeatedly inaccurate. It’s important therefore to ensure you stay focused on the tasks you are carrying out.

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