Make money at home it is possible with Appen. This platform offers well-paid assignments with flexible hours. I tested it for a few months, here is my opinion.
Before giving you my opinion and my feedback, I will present the platform and what it offers so that you better understand what it is.
Appen was created in 1996 by Julie Vonwiller and its head office is located in Australia. This publicly traded company aims to provide high quality digital data to companies that need it. To succeed it collaborates with more than a million freelancers worldwide.
More specifically, Appen offers missions which consist in producing or analyzing data with the aim of developing and perfecting machine learning or artificial intelligence systems.
It looks complicated said like that but in reality it is very simple and the system is well done.
Here are some types of missions that can be found on Appen
- Analyze search engine results to help improve relevance
- Record voice commands to help develop voice recognition for a connected speaker
- Translate a platform
These jobs are flexible depending on your availability. For small projects, the number of hours to work per week can vary from 4h to 12h. For larger projects, the number of hours can range from 8 to 40 hours.
I discovered Appen in October last year. So it's been 6 months since I tested the platform.
My file was validated about a week after my registration. The first projects available were in English. Then quickly projects in French arrived. New missions are added regularly.
In one of the first projects I worked on, I had to record voice commands. These voice samples were used to develop the voice recognition system of a connected speaker.
On another project, the mission was to search for the most relevant sites for a given search term. On another, I had to assess the relevance of the results of an online mapping service.
These missions took me around 10 hours / week. I found it rather interesting and easy to achieve.
I also tried to participate in larger missions, but for some I was not accepted and for others my application is still pending.
- there are a lot of missions and news is frequently added
- schedules are flexible
- the remuneration is correct: around € 10.50 net per hour, this can vary from one project to another
- some projects take time to start providing work
- depending on the days and the progress of the projects, there is not always work available
- there are not many missions for francophones, but I have the impression that they add more and more
The necessary equipment
To work with Appen, you don't need a lot of equipment. Most of us already have what it takes 😉
- A computer
- An Internet connection
- Google Chrome browser (recommended for Appen to work properly)
In some specific missions, you may be asked to work on a particular operating system or type of device. In other cases, it may be asked to register on a social network, if the mission aims to improve it.
How to register
The procedure for working with Appen:
- See you on the Appen registration page and select your language.
- On the second page, you are asked for further information on the languages you speak. You must indicate your primary language and the country in which you learned it. You can also add other languages by indicating the level of knowledge that you have written and spoken. To finish, you must check the last box if you are a translator or if you have a few years of experience in this field. This information will allow Appen to suggest relevant missions that match your skills.
- On the last page, you are asked for legal information about yourself in order to complete your administrative file. You will be asked for your name, address, CV and education level, as well as your level of experience in translation, transcription, proofreading and evaluation of search engines.
When your account has been validated by Appen, you will be able to access the available missions and register for projects. For some projects, it is necessary to take a test and / or give additional information on your skills and / or the equipment you have. When you are accepted into a project, you will receive instructions by email.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have other questions, ask me in the comments, I will be happy to answer you 😉
Do you need a special status to work at Appen?
To use Appen, you must either be self-employed (now called micro-entrepreneur) or either be a business.
How to report Appen income?
If you are a micro-entrepreneur, you just have to declare your income on the Urssaf website during the monthly or quarterly declaration. You will then return approximately 25% of your income to the state.
What is the average salary?
Most missions are offered with an hourly rate of $ 16 per hour. Which makes about 14.50 euros an hour after conversion, then about € 10.50 net per hour after having declared and paid the contributions to Urssaf.
You will also find missions paid by the task, in this case the remuneration is very variable, it depends on the projects.
Hello, I just signed up I can't wait to get an answer
Hello for the interview is it in French or in English?
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I'm wondering about the employment contract, can we start and stop when we want, if we don't go after the hours, what's going on?
I have been registered since yesterday but I do not see any task available until then. how can I do
Hello, I have registered several times on Appen and each time I get an error message: the password confirmation is not correct. I had to start over five times and this message keeps coming back.
Does this mean that I am not eligible? I never managed to open an account.
Hello, I would love to work in this field as a self-employed entrepreneur but every time I log in then I have received nothing as a mission.
I come from Madagascar and I do not know if it is because of that that I was not able to receive missions.
What should I do please?
Hello, how do I prepare my CV to apply for appen if I don't have a profession yet.
Hello he am already registered on the platform and I have even already received tasks but I do not know how to start
I already have an appen account, but I don't see how to work with it, how do I go about working at appen?
Hi, how are you doing? Being in Burkina, I can do it
Hi I already have my appen account and I receive emails every week when I enter my account each time I exceed display and qualification so I need help please help me start the work and thank you 🙏 in advance
I signed up for more than a week but I'm still at zero level. I had previously filled out the questionnaires but no longer. Normally the level is to complete the questionnaires. If despite the fact that I have answered all these questions and I am still at zero level, he shows me the questionnaires again I will complete
hello I manage to register, can you help me please?
I have been registered since yesterday but I do not see any task available until then. how can I do?
Ciao, mi sono registrata The anno scorso ma non sapendo come fare ho lasciato così the account e ora che voglio rinunziare mi dice che L account è fuori dal sistema.come recupero ??
Hello, I have already registered on appen and I chose to analyze the results of search engines in order to improve their relevance but I am having difficulty LAUNCHING THE TEST which is the fourth step to be taken. I would like to have access to missions and be able to accomplish them
Hello I already have an Appen account but I am told that I must have three bages before being able to work…. Where I don't really know anymore. Now does the laptop we have play a role in Appen's task application?
Also on Youtube you will see that we earn up to 450 € is it really possible? Thank you
When you create your micro-enterprise, what activity do you choose?
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I have been registered for a week. I only find projects in English social media analyst. nothing in French for the moment. and therefore the projects for which I have made the request are awaiting examination. how to have projects in French and get straight to work on them.
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Hello, I have been on Appen for 11 months already, but I have never obtained good paying projects, and each time when I apply for Appen offers via LinkedIn it redirects me to my account, but I never see the offer in question and yet it concerns my country. I don't understand where the problem is and that discourages me.
Salve è da qualche mese che mi sono iscritta su Appen, mi sono qualificata per un progetto, ma mi chiedono una marea di clausole legali da leggere e firmare. And' normal? Questo mi scoraggia
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“Well-paid missions”? !!! Appen shows a rate of $16 per hour, but that's for certain missions only and it's entirely theoretical. This means dealing in 20 seconds with tasks that would require at least 1 or 2 minutes (and it doesn't take long to find yourself blocked due to the rate of incorrect answers). Tasks on the UHRS system, in particular, are very poorly paid: 7 cents on average, even 3 or 4 cents sometimes. I spent more than 2 hours trying different tasks (there are not many... Read more "