Flexible Work Opportunities
We are looking for people from all over the world to participate in some of our many exciting work-from-home opportunities. These opportunities range from simple surveys that can be completed in less than one hour to on-going projects that last for months or longer. Leverage your social media interest, mobile device savviness, your college degree in linguistics, online research skills, or passion for images, video, or audio. With so many diverse projects, chances are we’ve got something for you.
You enjoy competitive pay and benefit from having no set work hours or schedules. You will have the flexibility to schedule your hours to fit your lifestyle and to work around your career and family demands. You have the freedom to choose when and how much you would like to work.
Click the Apply Now button and choose your country of residence to complete a short registration form. After that, our team will review your application and if there is a project that’s a good fit, we will send you a link to a Project Page that lists all the projects available to you. There are always new and exciting projects being added, so visit this page often!
Types of Jobs
Appen contributors conduct in depth internet-based research and provide information evaluation for leading companies from around the globe. Ideal candidates are self-reliant, self-motivated, are very internet savvy, have a broad range of interests, and enjoy online research and evaluation. Here are examples of some of the opportunities that may be available:
- Search Media Evaluation
- Social Media Evaluation
- Translation Services
- Transcription Services
- Survey and Data Collection (Short projects that last from 15 minutes to three hours)
- Linguistic Specialties (Text to Speech, Computational, Phonetics, Pronunciation, Annotation, etc.)
- Lexicon Annotation
- Speech Evaluation
- Image Annotation and/or Transcription
- Video Annotation
- Sensor Data Annotation i.e., LiDAR, Radar, etc.
What You Need To Be Successful
Successful Appen contributors are smart, curious, and enjoy online research. Many projects may require you to pass a qualification exam to make sure you understand the requirements, so if you are a motivated, self-driven, organized individual, you should do well.
- At least 18 years of age
- Excellent web research skills and analytical abilities
- Excellent comprehension and written communication skills
- High-speed internet access (Cable Modem, DSL, etc.)
- A personal computer running Google's free Chrome web browser, version 45 or newer, or, for some assignments, specific mobile devices – i.e., smartphones, tablets, etc.
- Up to date anti-virus and anti-spyware software
Frequently asked questions
What is an Appen contributor?
An Appen contributor is an independent contractor who contracts with Appen to work on a variety of projects for Appen clients.
How do I earn money?
As a contributor, you track the hours you spend working on any given project and invoice Appen for your time. You will get paid for each approved hour that you work.
How do I get paid?
At the end of every month you provide us with an invoice accounting for all the hours you worked during that month. We process invoices monthly and pay via Payoneer or PayPal within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice.
Will it cost me anything to become an Appen contributor?
There is absolutely no cost to become a contributor. That’s free! Most projects require a computer and Internet access, however, so if you don’t have that, you may need to purchase such items before getting started.
Am I required to take a qualification exam to become a contributor?
You do not need to take a qualification exam to sign up as a contributor. We encourage you to create an account and browse through the many different projects we have available to find one that interests you. Some projects do require you to take a qualification exam but there are many that don’t.
As an Appen contributor, am I reimbursed for expenses?
No, as an Appen contributor, you are responsible for all business expenses. This includes any computer equipment, materials, or services required to conduct your work.
Am I required to form a corporation to become an Appen contributor?
It is not a requirement to form a corporation to become an Appen contributor.
Do I need a tax identification number to become an Appen contributor in the US?
Yes, you will be required to have a valid tax identification number or social security number to work as a contributor in the US.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to become a contributor.
Do I need to purchase special software to become an Appen contributor?
You will want to have up to date anti-virus software on your personal computer. Any commercial anti-virus software package will do fine. As well, there are several high-quality, widely available software packages that you can use for free.