Microworkers is another Micro-Task service that allows you to perform small online tasks for small payments.

It actually offers quite a lot of different ways to earn money through an ever increasing range of job variety. Many take just a few minutes but there are also quite a lot that take considerably longer to complete which means you can decide which sort of work you want to complete as well as how long you want to work for.

Sounds great so far.


What type of work is there?

We found that the majority of work on Microworkers is solely focused on performing tasks on Social Media.

For example, sharing posts on Facebook, searching for content on Instagram, researching Hashtags on Twitter, watching videos on YouTube. Basically, things most people do online anyway.

There are also survey type tasks, where you answer surveys in exchange for money. However, the availability of these type of tasks is much less compared to Social Media Tasks.


Proving you are real is a task in itself with Microworkers!

We understand the need for verification, after all, you are expecting to work for a company and get paid so they need to know that you’re real and genuine.


In our opinion, proving yourself is a little excessive.

Firstly, you have to verify your phone number by receiving a PIN number and entering it on the website. Easy.

Secondly, you then need to verify your address. This is done in a similar way to Google, in that you’re send a postcard with another PIN number on it and you must enter it on the website to continue. Still easy but significantly increases the time it takes to get started. It took 3 weeks for this postcard with PIN number to arrive.

Thirdly, you then have to pass an admission test. It only takes around 10 minutes to complete and is designed to ensure the applicant meets the required quality standards. It then took over a MONTH for us to receive the results of our admission test.

The issue here is that it’s taken almost two months for us to even get started. Not ideal.


We got approved, eventually, then what happened?

Once we got approved (after almost 2 months!) we then got access to complete quite a lot of tasks, with the majority being Social Media type tasks.

Typically, most tasks paid between $0.03 to $0.35 cents.

This would be ok if each task only took seconds to complete.

Unfortunately this wasn’t the case.

There were tasks such as watching a 5 minute YouTube video that only paid $0.15c. This was, from all the available tasks, one of the highest paying tasks when compared to the time required.

If we were to work out earning $0.15c every 5 minutes, we would earn just $1.80c per hour. That’s not great!

With these low amounts it ultimately means this is yet another Micro-Task service that looks great, is genuine, but isn’t worthwhile due to the extremely low pay amounts available.


The pay then got even worse…

What happened next truly shocked us. In fact, it made us strongly believe and feel that this service was a full on scam.

We quickly discovered that after completing a few Micro-Tasks, a HUGE 10% FEE was taken by Microworkers from EVERY SINGLE MICRO-TASK you complete.

Worse still, they round that fee up!

So if you earned $0.15c their fee should be $0.015c. However due to rounding up they actually take $0.02c.

Which now means your $0.15c pay from a 5 minute Micro-Task is reduced to $0.13c due to their fee.

This is, for us, unacceptable!


However, working for Microworkers might be worth it depending on where you live.

We’re aware that there are people in the world who have no other way of making money other then completing Micro-Tasks online, from home.

We’re also aware that for some people an hourly payment of a few dollars an hour can be really important to them. While most people in the Western world need considerably more than a few dollars an hour, some people in certain countries can live of a few dollars an hour.

Which is where Microworkers might help. Especially because it’s available to anyone in the world, and can be used on phones & tablets as well as computers.

So while it’s not suitable for us, it might be suitable for you depending on your circumstances.


Did we get paid?

Yes, we got paid but it wasn’t easy!

In fact, it took almost as long as getting verified!

The problem is Microworkers make it almost as hard to withdraw your money to your payment method as they do to get approved to work with them in the first place.

They do this by making you request a Withdrawal PIN Number that’s sent to your home address on a postcard every single time you want to make a withdrawal.

And yes, you guessed it, that withdrawal PIN number took another 3 weeks to arrive.

To be fair, Microworkers are 100% transparent about this, and they even have an article on their website explaining why they do it. You can read this article by Clicking HERE

In their opinion, they state it’s to “ensuring Workers’ identities, prevent duplicate accounts for previously banned members and maintain genuine Workers in the platform.”

In our opinion, it’s to make it harder to get your money in the hope you’ll eventually give up and therefore Microworkers won’t have to pay you.

However, we persevered and once we got the PIN number we entered it on the website.

Our withdrawal request then stayed in the “pending” stage for 56 days. 56 days!!!

The final straw for us though was that Microworkers then took another 7.5% fee because we wanted our money via PayPal. Again, they do mention this on their website but we just feel it’s not fair and is taking advantage of people.


If we feel it’s unfair, what do others think?

Going back to Microworkers own support webpage about their Withdrawal fees and processes, we can immediately see that other’s think their whole processes are unfair too.

With comments stating that other people are waiting one month to get their PIN numbers, or not receiving PIN numbers at all, or questioning that they offer payment methods that don’t suit certain countries other people definitely feel Microworkers is setup for them to fail.

You can see a screenshot of comments from people posted on their own website below:

Doing more Google research doesn’t make for good reading either. Have a look at a simple Google Search we did below:


Our final thoughts, is Microworkers legitimate or a SCAM?

It’s really hard for us to recommend Microworkers, but it’s definitely not a SCAM as we did eventually get paid.

However, we do feel like it’s setup with lots of shady / scam practices that we feel are designed intentionally so that a certain percentage of people never get paid for the work they’ve completed correctly. We feel this is totally unethical.

So our final thoughts would be to really consider whether you actually want to work for Microworkers. Or another way of putting it is to ask yourself if you really NEED to work for Microworkers.

Our recommendation would be to only work for them if you are happy only earning a few dollars an hour, can wait for months to get approved, can wait for months to get paid and don’t mind a large fee being taken from every job you do and from every withdrawal you make.

If you can accept all that, then Microworkers is for you.

If not, definitely seek an Alternative company to work for.


Our Rating

Quality Of The Company and Job
The work is fairly straight-forward but poorly paid and the company employs every unethical trick they can find to ensure you never get paid what you should.


While it’s free to start with Microworkers they take a high fee for every job you complete and another high fee for requesting your money, therefore it’s not really free at all.


Anyone in the world can work with Microworkers, but you’ll need to wait for letters to be sent to your address meaning the availability is significantly reduced.


Not something we had first-hand experience with but lots of people report support being slow to non-existent.

Overall, we do NOT RECOMMEND working with Microworkers due to all the tactics they put in place to ensure you don’t get paid, or if you do get paid to significantly reduce your pay. It’s a legitimate company but also an unethical company. Beware!