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Wasting Time? Make Money with CloudCrowd

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.

Addicting Tasks

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).

CloudCrowd Tasks

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.

Task Availability

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.

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Bristolboy April 20, 2010, 3:20 pm

    An interesting idea – I have signed up using your links. Have given it a go – will have to see what happens!
    .-= Bristolboy´s last blog ..Paid Online Survey Income and the UK Election =-.

  • Julie - Inspired to Write April 20, 2010, 8:42 pm


    You are always finding new creative ways to make extra cash. This sounds like fun ways to earn a few extra dollars!
    .-= Julie – Inspired to Write´s last blog ..Why Online Writers Should Care About SEO =-.

  • Dana April 20, 2010, 11:45 pm

    I joined a few months ago and made about $21 in a weekend getting a dollar & change to rewrite some badly written paragraphs. It was kind of fun. Since then I haven’t done any of the work but I did sign up over 50 people under me so a few times a week I get paypal notifications from a penny to fifteen cents in payments. I’ve probably made about $5-10 for nothing through referrals for the last few months.
    .-= Dana´s last blog ..How to Stop Freelancing on the Weekends =-.

  • Tiffany April 22, 2010, 12:26 pm

    I’ve seen this mentioned a few places, though I’ve yet to give it a try. It seems similar to Amazon’s Mturk, another crowd sourcing site.

    I reviewed MTurk previously if you’d like to check it out: http://thrifty20something.com/2009/07/09/make-extra-cash-amazons-mechanical-turk/
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Free MP3 Music: Love You to Death/The Pettit Project =-.

  • Synthia April 22, 2010, 2:26 pm

    First — this is my first post and I LOVE your blog and your personality.

    I just recently decided to be a full time work-from-home writer so I can devote more time to my fiction.

    I did try CloudCrowd this morning… but lord! just reading the instructions was too much for me. I chose jobs for 12 to 27 cents and well, I felt reading all the prep stuff was too tedious for that. So, I didn’t earn any money. LOL. 🙁

    Glad you enjoy it, though. Maybe I’ll have better luck tomorrow.

    • Felicia April 23, 2010, 10:09 am

      Hi Synthia (for some reason your comment went into the spam folder).

      It took me a minute or two to get the instructions down, but after screwing up the first two (or maybe even 3) assignments it got easier. 🙂

  • Crystal April 26, 2010, 11:55 am

    I tried Mturk and failed miserably. For some reason, I timed out repeatedly before being able to complete any assignments. As I’m really not slow, I think it was a glitch with my computer or connection or something. Maybe I’ll get brave and try CloudCrowd (using your referral link, of course!).

    An interesting site I discovered yesterday through an S101 forum is Readbud, about which I’ve done a short post on my blog. It’s a new site but seems legit from the info I’ve found online. You just read and rate articles for a few cents each. Not a way to get rich but how fun to be on the other side of the article writing equation!
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..Make Money Reading Articles Online =-.

  • Shannon May 6, 2010, 12:16 pm

    I signed up for CloudCrowd but prefer Amazon Mechanical Turk, for some reason. Maybe I’ll give CC another chance. I also like paid-to-click sites for little PayPal boosts.

    Mindless activity that pays — cool!

    Good to do while you’re watching sports with your significant other or trashy TV like “The Insider”. 😛
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Raisins: the Original Organic Dried Fruit =-.

  • Emory June 9, 2010, 10:37 pm

    I tried to sign up for this but it took me to a Facebook login page. Is that correct? I don’t have a Facebook account- and don’t want one!

    • Felicia June 10, 2010, 7:33 am

      Emory, yes you have to access it through Facebook. I’m with you. Although I have a Facebook account, I don’t use it.

  • skycarter October 18, 2010, 7:42 pm

    Hi Felicia,

    Not sure if your aware, but you can actually sign up for ClowdCrowd now with your Twitter,Facebook or Google account. I love your site.

    • Felicia October 19, 2010, 6:07 am

      Thanks for the update, Skycarter. When I signed up, I used Facebook. Didn’t know about Twitter or Google.

  • Tashana December 6, 2010, 8:52 pm

    Okay, I just signed up. The only tasks that looked to be available were singing tasks. And though I can indeed carry a tune, no songs seem to be available. Well, I’ll try again tomorrow and see what happens. I’ll keep you posted.

  • Ken Muise June 22, 2011, 10:59 am

    Hey all,

    I hate it. I was trying to up my credibility and approving/disapproving profiles for a pet/child care site. Their guidance was “bad pictures that don’t show a face” are bad. Grammar errors…bad.

    I took this to mean that if a person wrote sentences like “i werk from home and i supah’ awesome with kidz” then that would be grammatically incorrect.

    I had credo to the point where I could actually write some of the most boring articles in the world when they slapped me back down because other users who were checking my work disagreed with my assesment of the profiles.

    There is a “challenge” process..or whatever they call it and I did one. It took 48hrs and my credo only went back up by one point because you have to do a separate one for each job. I didn’t have the time to “challenge” all 167 profiles that I assessed.

    Later, Cloud did change their guidelines but that ship has sailed.

    1. The articles are just “blech”
    2. The editors are paid like the writers (some are the writers)…which means they want to get paid daily and they will fly through their checks as quickly as possible. I got comments like “no” and “wrong”…I don’t need coddling but I need professionalism.
    3. Too much of an investment of time to make $7 per article.

    Also, they have other tasks that require you to research topics and you can only supply urls that are .gov or .edu. You must use these sources when writing the boring articles. On the articles that I though about writing the URL specified had very little or zero information.

    The process is whack…someone in the “Crowd” supplies your reasearch (very bad idea) you write it and someone else checks it and ANOTHER one checks it…it is dangerous to rely on it too much and it is disappointing because I am big FB fan and hope they can actually give Google a legit run for their money in interneet domination…however…CloudCrowd is hell on earth.

    • Felicia June 22, 2011, 1:00 pm

      Ken, make sure to keep CloudCrowd in perspective.

      It’s a place to make a few pennies or bucks here or there, but if it becomes too much of a hassle, drop them. Don’t let them steal your peace of mind.

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