No Sexy Sexyness in this post (unless you like money. ^^)
So, I gave a shot at fancy hands just now. The task was find a used RV:
- less than $10,000
- sleeps six
- Has a Driver’s side door
- washer dryer hook up, preferably with the actual Washer Dryer
- all together bathroom (sink,toilet,shower in same room)
- ANY State
The “Task” included websites to search, would pay $2.75, and was considered a 15 minute task. I used RV trader first then EBAY motors. I found 5 bid listings 10k or less but two of the client’s criteria (washer dryer and driver’s side door) were not always available. I ended up looking at 15 or so listings. Then input them in the client’s “Shared Google Spreadsheet”. I “submitted” the task as finished. Then a “Mentor” (supervisor) approved my response as appropriate.
It ended up taking me 45+ minutes to do the task and I only get the $2.75 if the client accepts I did the task to their standards (judging from what they previously accepted, I feel they will.). It took me that long because EBAY doesn’t list everything an RV in searchable format. I had to look at every listings’ 15+ pictures to see if all the bathroom pieces were all in one room. It would have been a 15 minute task if:
- I had been the first one to input anything (I was inputting the 65-70 lines) So I had to exclude some of the first searches
- he hadn’t asked for washer dryer/ bathroom thing.
Ya live ya learn. Didn’t know about the formatting of RV listings till today. The other tasks I decided not to do were:
- Essentially doing someone’s job search for them (look for therapist job listings).
- editing a picture in a special picture program.
- For $5, Price check 4-5 options of an air conditioner unit, making it matches the specs listed.
- For $3.25, Find out if this silly rich person appliance is compatible with another silly appliance. (Irobots?)
- For $3.54, compile a list of “subscription box services” in the United kingdom
- Many more menial searching typing tasks.
Also, There is a story of someone accepting a task such as: Call airport and ask where my coupon voucher went.
Easy enough right? No. The Fancy Hand Employee states it took about 4 hours over 4 or 5 phone calls to find out where it went. Again, you can message your “mentor” stating it took longer, but it still has to be approved for more money. Sometimes it won’t be, and they still expect you to take the task. Because you aren’t paid hourly, you’re paid by the job completion because you’re a contractor.
So, as an employee, you have to hone your senses about what will and won’t take the listed amount of pay/time and choose wisely. Or you will make non industrialized country wages.
So, dunno if it appeals to me in the long run. Will see if client approves and I get paid legit. $3/hour won’t replace anyone’s day job. But since I would have been on the internet anyway, not getting paid for anything, I still come out $2.75 ahead (if it all works out.) And doesn’t this still pay better than all those “survey” things?
P.S. Companies such as Fancy Hands and Uber seem to try to offer you loans for various things. If you try either, do not bother with such offers. People who do these sorts of jobs are usually the underpaid, under employed, under educated. These companies probably do this to pad their bottom line, and I disapprove of their trying to take advantage of those who qualify with those three issues.