OneSpace is a company that was recently known as CrowdSource. This company hires home-based workers to do short tasks as well as writing and editing jobs. Some of you may already be familiar with CrowdSource thanks to the many different tasks they post at Amazon Mturk. I know I’ve seen them and done a few on there myself.
You can do work for OneSpace no matter where you’re at in the world, but if you are working for them via mTurk, you cannot get paid since they don’t process cash payments for people outside the US.
Types of Work
As mentioned above, you can do short tasks like image tagging, transcription, and website categorization — easy things that don’t take much time. They also have occasional writing and editing jobs, but they may not always need help for those. The writing and editing jobs are larger projects that pay more. You can click here to see the full list of work they have available right now on Mturk.
The pay for the easier tasks is low, usually not more than .10 cents each. For writing, OneSpace pays between $0.02/word and $0.035/word. If you are working for them through mTurk, you can request to withdraw your earnings to your bank account once you’ve earned at least $1. If you are working directly through the OneSpace platform, you can get paid with Paypal.
Is it a reliable source of income?
OneSpace does seem to pretty much always have tasks posted at Mturk and on their site. However, this is the sort of thing you wouldn’t want to count on for paying all your bills because the pay will be on the lower side. If you’re just starting out doing tasks for OneSpace, I’d think of it as extra money or a work from home “egg” to have in your basket. It could definitely come in handy if work dries up with the other sites you use, especially since you can get payments so frequently.
FYI – I have been informed by current OneSpace workers that their platform has more and also better tasks than what you may find posted by OneSpace at mTurk. So if possible, it may be best to go directly through OneSpace rather than do the work via mTurk.
There are some reviews posted at Glassdoor you may want to check out, although notice before you read them which ones are coming from people working in-house and which ones are coming from home-based workers. Also notice the dates — there are a few reviews from disgruntled people, most of whom were writers or editors for OneSpace, but these are a little old, too. There is one from this year where a worker was complimenting OneSpace on improving from how things used to be.
To get started, you just go here and fill in your details. Good luck!
If you think OneSpace doesn’t pay quite enough money to be worth it, here’s another idea — start your own freelance writing business, market yourself, land private clients that pay well (they are out there), and be on your own boss. There is a good e-course called Write Your Way to $1K that some of my readers have signed up for which will help you get going down this path within 7 weeks.