I think of CloudCrowd as an internet game where I can earn money. At CloudCrowd you get paid for completing tasks. You get paid real money (not game money) and you get paid on the next business day after your tasks are approved.
Here’s the Info on CloudCrowd
In order to gain access to CloudCrowd you must have a Facebook account. Although you can access their main page without an account, if you want to begin making money you must be signed into your Facebook to get sign into CloudCrowd.
Complete Simple Tasks
After signing in, I read their FAQs. It seemed simple enough. Before I knew it I was making money. They have various tasks ranging from 1 cent to $5. You earn money by successfully completing a task.
Because I was skeptical, I decided to check out a couple of the 1 cent tasks. After all, if they didn’t’ pay me and I lose out on a couple of pennies, I wouldn’t be too upset. Why do $5 worth of work when you might not see the fruits of your labor.
I tried out a couple of the 1 cent tasks and got addicted. They were so easy and so quick that before you knew it I had earned 50 cents.
Tiring of the 1 cent tasks, I decided to give myself a raise and try the 2 cent tasks. Those were even more fun than the 1 cent tasks. I compare the addictive nature of these tasks to playing a game of Solitaire or Mahjong on the computer. Every time I play one of those games, I always end the game saying “Just one more game and then I’m done.” Well, that’s what I did with the 1 and 2 cent tasks. Within a couple of minutes I had earned $1.67!
When CloudCrowd Pays
Since I was playing around with CloudCrowd over the weekend, my work wasn’t approved until Monday so I didn’t get paid until Tuesday morning. I received an email that $1.67 was added to my PayPal account. Pretty cool for playing a game.
They also have a referral program where you can earn a small commission based on the earnings of the folks you refer (of course I’ve inserted my referral links in this post). The commissions go three levels deep. So, if your person refers someone and they refer someone, you get a small commission on each of the three levels (as long as the referrals remain in good standing).
The more involved the task, the more you earn. You can find tasks in various price ranges. Some tasks pay .15 cents, some .30 some $1.45 up to the most lucrative task of $5. Some of the higher paying assignments require a certain number of credibility points (you gain points each time you complete a task correctly) and certain credentials (you gain credentials by correctly completing ‘credential’ assignments).
Since I used CloudCrowd when I was goofing off, I chose to stay away from tasks where I had to spend time thinking or earning credentials. If I wanted to think, I would go back to solving problems on my blogs/websites.
Tasks on all levels are not always available (I single handedly cleaned out the 1 cent and 2 cent categories). You can sign up to receive notifications when more tasks become available.
How to Sign Up
Once you’re on CloudCrowd, all you have to do is provide a valid email address and your PayPal account information to begin making money. Since they didn’t ask for my Social Security number I would think this is an international opportunity. Be forewarned, however, that some of the tasks involve correcting copy written for the American businessperson by folks who use English as a second (or even third) language. You’ll need to be up on your English (American English) usage, spelling and grammar.
You definitely won’t get rich on CloudCrowd, but it is fun. I’m placing it in the same folder with Mahjong, Solitaire and Spider Solitaire games.
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.