Finding Work

To find work on WorkStation, go to the left rail navigation, and click on “Find Work” under “Work.” At the very top of this page, we highlight tasks you’re currently working on, tasks you’ve recently worked on, and any tasks we recommend for you. Underneath that is a full list of available assignments.

Each assignment contains a number of important details. The first thing you’ll notice is the assignment title, which is the most general description of the assignment. Underneath the title is a more detailed description of the work that’s required, along with the number of tasks available, the amount that each task pays, and the maximum time allowed to complete a task before it is returned.

To review an assignment’s full instructions and layout, click on the “Preview” icon. If the assignment interests you, you can begin working on a task by clicking the “Start” button. If you don’t have the qualification necessary to access a particular assignment, this button will say “Qualify” instead of “Start.” Clicking on it will take you to the assessment page for that qualification.

Some of our assignments have a feature called training mode. When training mode is enabled on an assignment, new contributors will experience a limit on the amount of tasks they can submit before their pending assignments are reviewed. This is to ensure that contributors receive proper training and feedback when they join a new project. If you hit your submission limit, the “Start” button will instead say “Pending Review.” Once your pending work is processed, this button will change to “Start.”

Certain assignments have bonus opportunities in addition to the base pay per task. If an assignment is eligible for a bonus, you’ll see the bonus icon next to the maximum time allowed. Once you click “Start,” you can view the bonus program details.

There are a number of tools that let you control the assignments you see on this page. On the left side, you can filter by the type of work available, such as writing or data entry, as well as the payment amount. There’s also an option to see only the tasks that you are qualified to work on. At the top, you can sort the results by highest payment amount, most available tasks, or most recently worked on.

The search box lets you narrow down your results even further, and you can save your searches to return to them later. Access saved searches by clicking on “Saved Searches” under “Work” in the left rail navigation.

In addition to saving your searches, you can also save an assignment as a favorite. To do so, simply click the star icon by the assignment title. Access your favorite assignments by navigating to “Favorites” in the rail navigation.