Microworkers Adds Hire Me Feature for Group Creation

You may be well versed in affiliate marketing, but maybe you need some help with designing a new website. Many people would outsource that kind of project, but you can also outsource much smaller tasks too.

One of the online services that you can try is called Microworkers and it aims to provide you with workers to perform micro jobs. In this review, we are going to focus on the new “Hire Me” feature that recently launched on Microworkers.

Wait. This Sounds Familiar

If you’re thinking that you’ve heard of Microworkers before, you’re probably right. I wrote a review of the site late last year, so you can check that out for a quick refresher on how Microworkers works.

The main features have remained unchanged, but they have now added something called Hire Me. These kinds of campaigns allow you only to hire the workers of your choosing. You can go through and look for the best workers, target workers from specific countries, exclude certain countries, and so forth.

If you want to go even further, it is even possible to use CSV-based spreadsheet data to generate more complex tasks.

Creating Specific Groups of Users

One of the main ways to utilize the new “Hire Me” feature on Microworkers is to create a number of groups for the different tasks that you plan to outsource.

You can create as many groups on this micro job site as you’d like. I allowed the system to automatically generate a few groups, though they are not automatically populated. I then created a custom group called “Michael Kwan’s Test Group” and went searching for users I want to include in it.

If you click on the group name, you can view the group members. You can also add workers here, but you need to know their specific worker IDs. That’s not exactly easy, unless you already know what they are.

That’s why it’s easier to utilize the “Best Workers” function to the right of the group list. This directs you to the screen above. Here, you can filter by country, as well as by other criteria like newest workers, most tasks done, most stars, and just worked. You can also look for workers who do Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, blogging, and so on; clicking on any individual user brings up his or her profile page for more detailed information.

Offer Micro Jobs Only to Your Groups

After you’ve established these groups, you can create new job campaigns that target these specific groups.

The micro tasks on Microworkers with the “Hire Me” groups is just like creating an open task on the site, except you can choose to restrict the campaign to certain groups. Beyond that, you can select the category, define the time needed, determine the number of available positions, and set the pay rate.

Based on these criteria, the campaign wizard will then tell you the estimated campaign cost. Naturally, you will also need to provide the information needed to complete the task too, including the “proof” that you’ll require to demonstrate that the task has been completed by your hired micro-workers.

Your Network of Outsourced Workers

The trouble that you may have encountered with using Microworkers initially was that the task was completely open to every user in the Microworkers database. You had less control over who took on your micro-jobs. What if you come to know, respect, and prefer certain workers over others?

The new “Hire Me” feature of Microworkers 2.0 helps to address this specific need. I’m still not completely convinced that you’ll get a lot of quality work at the micro-rate of pay, but if you have the right kinds of micro-tasks that need to be done, Hire Me could be remarkably beneficial.


20 thoughts on “Microworkers Adds Hire Me Feature for Group Creation”

  1. Tikyd says:

    i have first learned about microworker from a marketer, if I remember correctly. It seems to me that this new feature is set to lead to more quality in the task the microworker(s) is performing.

  2. fazal mayar says:

    microworker is good stuff, sometimes you need a quick outsourcing option for a small task and you cant go at freelance websites all the time.

    1. fas says:

      Freelancing is a huge business nowadays.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That’s true! It’s a great thing, both for the freelancer but also for someone like me who owns a small business.

  3. Kevin Kimes says:

    Looks like another great way to outsource. It seems a bit like combining fiverr and elance into a project management system

    1. Jeffrey Kang says:

      I agree. It looks to me like it’s just organizing freelance job sites. The only reason why I understand jchow wanting to mention this on his blog is because, it’s easier to compete in the early stages and make sure people don’t wind the prices down like freelancerdotcom to $2 per article. Can we all agree that one article should be at least $5 minimum?

      1. Kevin Kimes says:

        Well, I think $5 is low, as a person looking for more writing gigs. Heheh.

        But I suppose my writing is good enough that the right clients will pay more for it 🙂

        Perhaps $5 can be a minimum for a very generic, bland article that isn’t really meant to be read by eyeballs. But for real articles or posts that are interesting to read, $15 should be a bare minimum for the usual 500 words.

        I have a hard time disagreeing with the overseas worker saturation, because I’m soon-to-be a part of a family who I’d love to help find and take those kinds of jobs. I’ve seen where and how they live. Three $2 jobs per day is enough to have a decent living there, far better than they have now.

  4. Abhik says:

    Nice review, Michael.

    1. Xuan Tuyen says:

      yes, of course. I like this post, too..!

  5. Ya you def. need all those to make it work.

  6. well said on issues.
    this information is valuable and up to mark.

  7. PPC Ian says:

    Great stiuff, I’ll check it out! I have personally had a lot of success with Fiverr and Elance.

  8. Great review, But can they accept payment from credit card instead from paypal?

  9. microworker is hug stuff, I like this most your information is too useful for me, I hope in future you will be provide to all member of this site such type good and useful information.

  10. Great review,
    it is also possible if they use credit card instead of any alternative resources.

  11. Really great work done by you Michael…
    I did not know so much about micro worker before reading the your post but i have known..
    That is why i would like to appreciate to you and thanks for the sharing about microworker from a marketer…

  12. wow I never knew about that service. What a great idea! thanks for sharing

  13. Thank you for the information about Microworker, there are so many great stuff…. It really pays to read blogs and learn a lot of things.

  14. Hey this is great! I’m trying to build a blog from scratch and I just don’t have the time (or knowledge in some cases) to do everything. This opens up a huge realm of possibilities…. Great post Michael.

  15. Fivers World says:

    Microworker is a good place for hiring but as far as making money is kind of tough of there

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