Getting Started

Register

Verify your account by clicking the link in the registration email, and log in to WorkSpace.

Search for Tasks

  1. Type the keywords (e.g. Classification, Translation, Information Extraction) in the search field and review the search results.
  2. Or drill-down to Task categories and sub-categories that fit your skills and interests.

If you haven't found available Tasks, try to obtain different Qualifications. Workers with Qualifications can access the bigger number of Tasks with higher reward.

Work on Tasks

If you have found Tasks with suitable subject, complexity, reward, and allotted time, perform the following actions:

  1. Carefully read all the Task instructions.
  2. Accept the Task and start working on it. Watch the timer to complete the Task in time.
  3. Submit the Task when you are done. You can accept and submit other Tasks of the same group in succession, no need to search them again.

Get paid

After your submission, the Requester will receive your Task data and review it. If your Task is approved, the Task reward will be added to your WorkSpace earnings.

Working on Tasks

A Task is a question that needs an answer. Workers accept Tasks, begin working, submit an answer, and collect a reward for completing.

Task Group is a set of Tasks with the same parameters (Reward, Qualifications, Time Allotted, etc.) and questions. Tasks in a Task Group vary only by the input data. For example:

  • Task Group: Find organization official website
    • Task 1: Find the official website for the American Red Cross
    • Task 2: Find the official website for the UNICEF

Task Groups are joined into Sub-Categories, and Sub-Categories (Video Tagging, Identify Number of People from Image) are joined into Categories (Media Tagging, Translation, Information Extraction).

Searching Tasks

Task Categories and Search

Navigate to the Tasks in the top menu. You can start searching Tasks by doing one of the following actions:

  • Type the keywords (e.g. Classification, Translation, Information Extraction) in the search field, click the Search button, and review the results.
  • Or click Task categories or sub-categories that fit your skills and interests.

The number next to Category name shows the amount of Tasks available for you in this Category.

You will see the list of Task Groups. Expand the Task Group by clicking its name or by clicking the Expand all link.

Tasks Expanded View

If the Task Group Description, Time Allotted, Reward, and other parameters are suitable for you, click the View link in the right corner.

If you haven't found available Tasks, try to obtain different Qualifications. Workers with Qualifications can access the bigger number of Tasks with higher reward.

Accepting Tasks

  1. Carefully read all the Task instructions.

    You can expand or collapse the instructions section by using the Click to show/hide instructions link.

  2. Accept the Task by clicking the Accept button in the top right corner and start working on it. All accepted Tasks are displayed on your Dashboard as Active Tasks.

    Click the Automatically accept the next task checkbox, to accept all tasks and have them load automatically after you submit your answer.

Accepting and Submitting Tasks

You have an option to Skip a Task by clicking the appropriate button. In that case, the Task will not be available for some time and you will be able to accept other Tasks in the same Task Group.

Executing Tasks

Task Actions Panel

After you have accepted the Task, the Task Timer starts. Watch the timer to complete the Task in time.

If you cannot complete a Task (lack of time, Task is too complex, problems with internet, etc.), click the Return button.

It is better to return a Task than to submit wrong or incomplete answers.

Requester can reject inconsistent Tasks, and your Approval Rate will be reduced. Workers with a low Approval Rate cannot access interesting well-paid Tasks.

If you have any questions about the task, click the Send Feedback button and enter your name and message.

Worker Feedback on Task

Submitting Tasks

When you have provided all the required Task answers, check yourself and click the Submit button in the bottom left corner.

Your submission will be reviewed and approved or rejected. You will receive a notification in your Messages and on your Dashboard.

Only approved Tasks are paid. You can check your statistics and earnings on your Dashboard.

You can accept and submit other Tasks of the same Task Group in succession, no need to search them again.

Obtaining Qualification

Worker Qualifications control which Tasks are available to you, and what Tasks could become available to you once you obtain the correct Qualifications.

Each Qualification has a Score parameter (from 0 to 100) showing your skills in the appropriate area.

To access interesting well-paid Tasks, obtain different available Qualifications with maximum Score.

My Qualifications

To obtain a Qualification, you can request a Qualification or complete a certain number of Qualification Tasks.

Requesting Qualification

  1. Go to Qualifications > Available for me.
  2. Click the appropriate Request it or Accept Agreement link.
  3. Pass the Qualification Test or accept the Agreement.

Available Qualifications

In some cases Qualifications are auto granted and you do not need to pass a test.

Auto Granted Qualifications

Searching and Completing Qualification Tasks

If you have found a Task that requires a Qualification, search the Qualification by copying and pasting its name to the Search field.

If you do not have the Qualification required for a Task, the View link is inactive and you cannot access it until you get this Qualification.

Task that Requires Qualification

Complete the required number of Qualification Tasks and get the Qualification.

Qualification Task

The Qualification Score depends on the number of correct Answers.

You must submit all the required Qualification Tasks to obtain the Qualification. (20 in the example above)

Alternatively, you can search Tasks with the following keywords: test, qualification, and complete them.

Working with Dashboard

The Dashboard provides a summary of the significant events associated with your user profile and by default is the first screen displayed when logging in to WorkSpace.

Dashboard

Active Tasks

The Active Tasks section displays the tasks that you are currently working on. They are tasks that you've accepted and have not submitted yet and can be revisited (until they expire).

You can keep track of active tasks by using the Time left field which is dynamically calculated based on the expiration time set for the Task

Messages

WorkSpace enables messaged communication so that inquiries can be answered or notification about Tasks and Qualifications can be made.

To set the way in which messages are filtered, click the appropriate filter button (All messages, Unread only).

Statistics

WorkSpace accumulates statistics based on the Tasks you have accepted and submitted. The User Dashboard also lists the total amount of hours worked.

You can filter your statistics based on the time period that best suits your needs. To set the way in your statistical data is filtered, click the appropriate filter button (All, Last 24 hours, Last week, last 30 days, Past month).

Getting Paid

You can earn money in WorkSpace by performing the following actions:

  1. Enter your PayPal email in your User Profile.

    You will receive an email with your Balance Threshold.

  2. Start searching and submitting Tasks and Qualification Tasks.
  3. The submitted Tasks will be reviewed and approved or rejected. You will receive notifications in your Messages and on your Dashboard.

    Only approved Tasks are paid. You can check your statistics and earnings on your Dashboard.

  4. Each time your total earnings exceed the Balance Threshold, you will receive payments to your PayPal account.

Changing Profile Settings

Profile Menu

The User Profile menu provides a way to:

  • access user profile information and your payment history;
  • download WorkSpace mobile application;
  • log out of WorkSpace.

To access your user profile information, select My Profile from the User Profile Menu in the top right corner.

User Profile

Your Profile page contains read-only and input fields:

  • Read-only fields:
    • Your ID
    • Accepted Tasks Rewards
    • Bonus Rewards
    • Total Earnings
    • Profile Name
    • Locale
    • Receive email notifications. You will receive email notifications about new available Tasks, approved or rejected Tasks, and Qualification results on your email.
  • Input fields:
    • Email. This email address is used for notifications and authorization
    • PayPal Email. You will receive your earnings on this PayPal email.
    • Name
    • Last Name
    • Organization
    • Time Zone
    • Passwords(Current, New, Repeat New).

      To change your password, you must enter all the 3 passwords: your current password, the new one, and repeat the new password.

    • Share my profile with Work Providers. Tick this checkbox if you wish to allow work providers to see your profile.

To set or edit your info:

  1. Enter your information in appropriate input field(s).
  2. Click the Update button at the bottom.

Setting Interface Language

WorkSpace automatically detects your browser's language and sets the application interface language from the following list:

  • English (default)
  • Russian
  • Japanese