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 through our website connect.appen.com or A9. Contributors work on a variety of AI projects for Appen clients through the Appen Connect portal in exchange for compensation.
How do I earn money?
As a contributor, you track the hours you spend working on approved, assigned projects 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 Appen with an invoice through connect.appen.com accounting for all the hours you personally worked on approved assigned projects during that month. Appen processes invoices monthly and pays via Payoneer within 30 days of receipt of a valid invoice. We will never send a check in advance. Please do not deposit a check from a third party before you have started the project.
Will it cost me anything to become an Appen contributor?
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, complete your account profile, and browse through the many different projects we have available to find one that interests you. Some specific projects do require you to take a qualification exam, which will be administered through the Appen Connect portal or a certified client tool, but there are many projects that don’t.
As an Appen contributor, am I reimbursed for expenses?
No, Appen does not reimburse contributors for business expenses. As an independent contractor, you are responsible for all your own 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?
You will be required to provide a valid tax identification number or social security number to our payment provider, Payoneer. Appen will never ask for this information outside of the application form on connect.appen.com
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to become a contributor. All users must be able to prove identity and residency, and this will be required via email and/or uploading directly to Payoneer profiles in order to process compensation payout.
Do I need to purchase special software to become an Appen contributor?
You are not required to purchase software to become a contributor, and Appen will never ask you to do so. However, you will want to have up-to-date anti-virus software on your personal computer. Any commercial anti-virus software package will do fine. There are also several high-quality, widely available software packages that you can use for free.
Can you make money on Appen?
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What is an Appen Contributor account?
An Appen Contributor Account is assigned to you when you complete your application to become an Appen contributor on connect.appen.com. You will use your account to access and apply for projects in the Appen contributor portal. The only way to get an Appen Contributor Account is by completing the application process on connect.appen.com. We will never call you or contact you through social media to complete this application on your behalf.