Appen Tasks Review – Legit or Scam? (Trick to Earn More)

Appen Tasks Rating

Appen is a legit micro-task site that will pay you for doing small jobs. If you invest some time, you will get access to more and more jobs and higher paying tasks as well. But it will take patience to earn.

If you are looking for ways to earn extra money online, you can find plenty of websites that claims to offer different ways.

One fairly popular site is called Appen (previously Figure Eight). This site promises to pay you for doing small jobs. But does it deliver on its promise, though? In other words, is Appen legit, or is it just a scam?

Let me address this concern right away.

Yes, Appen tasks are a legit way to earn. But this doesn’t necessarily mean the site offers a good and efficient way to earn extra cash online. To figure out if this site is worth your time or not, we have to check a few things first.

This Appen tasks review will help you figure out what the site has to offer so you’ll know exactly what to expect, and you can then decide if this is a site worth investing your time into or not.

What is Appen, and what does it offer?

Appen is a company that specializes in collecting and labeling images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems.

It also offers a couple of ways for people to earn. It has its own survey panel and data collection panel, as well as its own micro-task site. For the purposes of this review, we will focus more on the micro-task aspect.

It is important to note that Appen acquired Figure Eight in the past. So the Figure Eight tasks that were previously offered on several Get-Paid-To (GPT) sites are now called Appen tasks (I will explain later why this matters).

Now, let’s take a closer look at how you can earn from Appen tasks so you’ll get a clear idea of the earning potential.

I have, therefore, made a video that gives you an inside look and shows exactly how you can earn from Appen. You can also read all the details below the video.

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The earning opportunity – Appen Tasks

When you first come to Appen and click to join their Crowd, as they call it, it can be a bit confusing, as there are several options to choose from.

appen jobs options
You can choose between several options on Appen.

However, a couple of the options will take you to another page where you need to apply for other types of jobs, so they do not really have anything to do with the so-called Appen tasks, which are online micro-jobs.

Therefore, if you want to join the Appen platform itself and get access to the tasks it offers, you need to choose “Join Appen”.

Once you are inside, you will then see an overview of the different projects you can apply for.

appen projects examples
Examples of Appen projects you can apply for.

Most of the tasks are data entry type of tasks. And I must say this has changed quite a bit since I first tested it, and you can no longer find quite as many tasks as you used to, but it seems most of them then pay a bit more, but they also require quite a bit of effort.

As you can see in the photo above, each job offer will show you different information.

You can click the job you think sounds relevant for you and read the full instruction and apply.

Just be aware that there will not always be tasks available, and how many you get access to will vary from country to country.

Also, be aware that just because you apply for a project, it does not mean you will automatically be accepted. So there is no guarantee how many projects you will get to work on, and it can take some patience to find work here.

Appen says it can help to fill out your profile, so this is a good idea to do right after joining if you decide to join after reading this review.

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How do you get paid?

Appen has a fairly simple payment system. For every job you finish, you will be paid a certain amount. It will then be credited to your Appen account.

Once you’ve earned at least $10, you can then withdraw your earnings via Payoneer.

It is the only payment option it offers, so before you sign up as a member, I suggest you make sure you create a Payoneer account if you don’t have one.

Appen also used to offer PayPal but this has now changed to Payoneer. Personally, I do not think it matters too much as both can be easy and fast ways to get paid, and Payoneer is available in more countries, so that might be why they have chosen to change to this.

But if you are interested in sites that pay via PayPal, I recommend you check out the top sites that pay via PayPal.

How much money can you make?

With a micro-task site, the amount of money you can make will mostly depend on how well they pay and how many tasks/jobs you can do.

In terms of payment, most jobs won’t earn you a lot at first.

Usually, you will only earn a few cents for every task you do. So at first, it can take some patience – but that is because you have to prove you can do a proper job.

With patience and consistency, you will get access to more and more jobs and higher paying jobs as you get to a higher level.

So it will not give high earnings at first, but it can be worth putting in some time to level up. Then you will eventually be able to make some nice extra earnings.

It will not be a full-time income or anything like that, but you definitely can make some nice extra money.

Can you use it on mobile?

Most Appen tasks that were available when I first joined were not designed for mobile use.

But this has changed to some degree, and some tasks can now be done on mobile, and Appen, therefore, now also has an app you can download.

appen app
You can download the Appen app for both iOS and Android devices.

You can download the app for both iOS and Android devices.

However, to get the most out of Appen, it is a good idea to have access to a computer also, as you will then get access to more tasks.

Who can join Appen?

Appen is available globally. That means you can register as a member regardless of where you live. You need to be at least 18 years old to sign up.

Appen Registration
You can earn by completing Appen tasks from more or less all countries.

To sign up as a member, all you have to do is to fill out their sign-up form and click the verification link that will be emailed to you. Then, you will have to provide a bit of information about yourself as well as link your PayPal account.

Once you’ve done that, you can log in to the site and start taking jobs.

Can you get support?

I would say Appen does a good job of providing support for its members. It has a fairly comprehensive Help page that discusses most of the topics you need to know about their platform.

Plus, if you can’t find the answers you are looking for or you are experiencing a problem or issue with your account, you can always create a support ticket to get in touch with their support team. Even their contact form is very detailed because you can choose the subject of your inquiry.

So, overall, yeah, I would say they do provide good support for their members.

Final Verdict

Appen is a legit micro-task site that will pay you for doing small jobs. It has a couple of good features, but it also has a few drawbacks.

Let me finish this review with a summary of its pros and cons to help you decide if this is a site worth joining or not.



  • Available globally
  • Offers payment via Payoneer


  • Limited earning opportunities offered
  • Takes some patience to earn
  • Fairly low rewards

Appen tasks can be a way to earn some extra cash on the side if you do it with the right expectations, in my opinion.

You need to be aware that, at first, you will not get access to a lot of tasks, and the pay will be fairly low. But if you invest some time, you will get access to more and more jobs and higher-paying tasks as well.

And you can do this from more or less any country. You just need to be a bit patient at first, and then it can eventually give some nice extra earnings on the side.

If you are looking for sites to earn in different ways, I would highly suggest you also check out the top GPT sites. This list has plenty of sites with good earning potential.

Plus, you will definitely find a site you can join regardless of where you live.

If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with Appen tasks yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

10 thoughts on “Appen Tasks Review – Legit or Scam? (Trick to Earn More)”

  1. I have already signed up and need to recover my original password to get back into my account just in case auto sign in does not work. Please email me. I don’t want to get locked out. Thanks.

  2. Their website requires to disable the VPN (Virtual Private Network) which I wouldn’t want to do because I think I am safer with my VPN on. Although I have already created an account and linked my paypal. I emailed their customer service for a request of deletion of my account.

  3. Hello Mikael, great thing that I find out your website. I was worried about if Appen was legit or not. Now that I know Appen legit (in México?), would really appreciate your opinion about my experiences with this website:
    I singed up about two weeks a go and haven´t started doing any task yet. Since then, I´ve applied for several tasks that asked me to install the Appen app, remove all type of extensions of the Chrome browser, download their own Appen browser, verify my celphone through a QRcode, take my self a picture through their website, pass a qualification exam or quiz, share my FB & instagram accounts, sing long sofisticated contracts that sets my email adress and celphone would be intercepted to asing tasks related to my conversations or interests and create a windows live ID. Also, to get paid, had to create an account in Payoneer wich informs I will pay “$3.00 – Every time you receive a payment & USD to MXN conversion fee – 2.00% above average market rates”. After I´ve followed all the instructions I get an email telling something like thanks for complete your file, consider your self on the list for the time a job shows up, but it doesn´t mean will get any as the demand as well still check on your profile. By now, I feel my whole intimacy is on the table and haven´t done any task or cash. Coupple of them already disapear or clossed the process without inform whats going to happen with my data. So, as you may see, the website has improved its resources as well its requirements. What should I think about them? Are they serious or am I being hacked?

  4. I did. Support team only asnwer I had to continue my register into Payoneer in order to get tasks, so I went back and did it. Then I haven´t get any tasks yet and I am on the way to see if I will get any job. Further to go on reading articles outside those webesites to learn more and gain confidence. Thanks for your response.


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