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    • Annie021063
    • By Annie021063 17th Aug 12, 8:13 PM
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    • 17th Aug 12, 8:13 PM
    Clickworker 17th Aug 12 at 8:13 PM
    Been hijacking textbroker thread with chat about clickworker so thought we would start a thread for it.
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  • SchminkyCat
    Ooh, just had my first Groupon one assessed and i've gone up another %! Woo hoo!

  • SchminkyCat
    I've just applied for a job via student jobs (i'm an undergrad Business student) doing "address research"

    I was just wondering what the criteria was for being accepted (what did you have to do?) and how much you get paid?
    Originally posted by emmalaura
    Am a little bit confused...do you mean you've just applied to Clickworker? If so, they have various assessments that you have to complete to be offered work. I know that to do any of the written assignments you need to have been graded with at least 90% or more in your written assessment. Pay varies depending on the work involved. Mind you, i've found that pay/hour is better to consider than the overall amount for the assignment. For example, there is some work on there that pays better per article, but its takes me about 4 times as long to do as the lower paying jobs and doesn't pay 4 x the amount (if that makes sense!?).

    I don't know anything about the address research though i'm afraid.

  • SchminkyCat
    Uh Oh! Clickworker work has all dried up!

    • Listerbelle
    • By Listerbelle 23rd Aug 12, 10:16 PM
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    Listerbelle
    Uh Oh! Clickworker work has all dried up!
    Originally posted by SchminkyCat
    (Come back to the SB thread - there's even a code out right now )

    I've been lured away from money-conjuring by free sewing/tailoring/clothing construction courses.
  • SchminkyCat
    I do still read the SB thread, but was rather about all the stuff a few days ago. Felt a bit like we all have to watch our tongues in case the self appointed police decide we say the wrong thing! But never fear, I am still Swagbucking and still find it is my largest source of additional income!

  • katini
    Can I just ask, with the Groupon ones, do you find that yours end up sounding similar? Obviously different category and location, but just generally saying the same thing. Am worried they are going to think I am self plagerising!
    Originally posted by SchminkyCat
    Yes definitely. I try my best to use synonyms and change the sentence structure but essentially it's all the same!! Not been on for a few days and won't be back on til Monday as am at MIL's. Hope there's some work when I get back!
    • kiss_me_now9
    • By kiss_me_now9 24th Aug 12, 9:24 AM
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    kiss_me_now9
    Going to hit CW hard today, up early (for me ) so I may as well use my time well!
    Masters OT student
    • kiss_me_now9
    • By kiss_me_now9 24th Aug 12, 10:05 AM
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    Not off to a great start, got to write a fashion piece for a brand that doesn't seem to exist anywhere :S My googling skills are failing me!
    Masters OT student
  • rls1973
    the groupon assignments
    hi, i've just started on clickworker.

    I've had a groupon one rejected, as it said i hadn't used the 'strongtags'

    went back through instructions again and tried to correct but then it wouldn't save, so i must have been doing something wrong.

    also, said not enough style/description etc, but i don't know what to say when all you're given is the town and a keyword.

    can anyone give me any tips? thanks in advance.
  • SchminkyCat
    hi, i've just started on clickworker.

    I've had a groupon one rejected, as it said i hadn't used the 'strongtags'

    went back through instructions again and tried to correct but then it wouldn't save, so i must have been doing something wrong.

    also, said not enough style/description etc, but i don't know what to say when all you're given is the town and a keyword.

    can anyone give me any tips? thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by rls1973
    Not sure I can help with the rejected article - I just had one rejected, but it was because I enclosed the 2nd keywords in strong tags, rather than the 1st, so I rewrote a couple of sentences and it saved ok. Have you tried logging out and back in again, in case its just a blip? (I sometimes find they count my keywords wrong, which is weird. But I just hope that as long as everything is showing green, its ok to go ahead!).

    With regard to writing articles with minimal information provided, I would say just use your imagination. I skip through any that I don't know anything about at all (I had one the other day for "product enhancements" I didn't even know what that meant!). I've had body piercing, tattoos, IT services, excursions and cleaning services so far. Only 1 of the city was one I had visited, but I really think that's irrelevant. Just use the knowledge you have of the category, and write it as if you were writing for any city.

    Hope that helps?

  • katini
    has anyone done the proofreader assessment on Clickworker? I've just done it but only got 90% so I am not sure if I am eligible for the proofreading work. Does anyone know what % you need to do that as 30c per article seems like good money in comparison with the 2.20 you get for actually writing them!
  • MacsReturns
    Katini - you are ok, 90% seems to be the pass mark. I flunked out at 88% (mostly because the Yanks don't punctuate correctly and they use US English standards...)

    I joined up yesterday thanks to this thread and now have 40 Euros stashed, mostly from Groupon texts. I now know more about Groupon than I ever wanted to

    For anyone struggling with those the secret is to remember you are selling Groupon itself rather than the product/city combo - well, that's the way I've gone and I just use a quick google if my background knowledge needs a spice up. Though it can get a bit difficult being original the fourth time you get the same product with a different city... still they seem to like what I've done so far.

    I reckon you need to do about four an hour to match minimum wage, but it usually takes me about 20-30mins for each one, so some way to go. The old noggin turns to mush after a while, though. Still, I'm going to try to clear 100 Euros this week if I can. By the weekend I have visions of me telling everyone in the pub how much cheaper their beer would be if only they had vouchers
  • SchminkyCat
    By the weekend I have visions of me telling everyone in the pub how much cheaper their beer would be if only they had vouchers
    Originally posted by MacsReturns
    This made me properly LOL. I have stopped doing them for a few days as I started dreaming about Groupon!!

    • kiss_me_now9
    • By kiss_me_now9 29th Aug 12, 1:37 PM
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    Flunked out of the proofreader assessment with 73% - I maintain that e.g. is incorrect and it should have been i.e!
    Masters OT student
    • amyloofoo
    • By amyloofoo 29th Aug 12, 3:28 PM
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    Flunked out of the proofreader assessment with 73% - I maintain that e.g. is incorrect and it should have been i.e!
    Originally posted by kiss_me_now9
    I did exactly the same thing Stupid Americans
  • MacsReturns
    i.e. and e.g.
    It depends if you present a partial or a complete list:

    • A deck of cards is divided into suits, e.g. clubs and diamonds
    • A deck of cards is divided into suits, i.e. clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades
    e.g is illustrative, i.e. is definitive


    Hope this helps, and good luck next time
  • kettlefish
    I think it was a bit of a cheek that the British English proofreading assessment misspelt "favourite" as "favorite" in all the given examples!
    • kiss_me_now9
    • By kiss_me_now9 29th Aug 12, 5:39 PM
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    kiss_me_now9
    It depends if you present a partial or a complete list:

    • A deck of cards is divided into suits, e.g. clubs and diamonds
    • A deck of cards is divided into suits, i.e. clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades
    e.g is illustrative, i.e. is definitive


    Hope this helps, and good luck next time
    Originally posted by MacsReturns
    Ahh, that's interesting to know! Mine was 'the constitution of the US has 27 points ___ the right to bear arms and the right to free speech' (roughly)

    Kettlefish, there's no British English assessment yet I don't think, it's American English only.
    Masters OT student
  • katini
    Flunked out of the proofreader assessment with 73% - I maintain that e.g. is incorrect and it should have been i.e!
    Originally posted by kiss_me_now9
    I had to google it because I was unsure. I hope by the time I can repeat it in November that they have brought out a British English version because it's very annoying being tested on American English
  • katini
    What's going on with Groupon? There appears to be two types of tasks now and one of them pays 30c less for the same amount of words!! Bit off!!
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