Wondering what Figure 8 is? Well, wonder no more!
Guest post by Becky to help you learn how to use Figure 8!
What is Figure 8?
Figure 8 (formerly CrowdFlower) is an offer wall available on InstaGC and other sites. On Figure 8 you will find a collection of administrative tasks that pay a set amount per completion.
The tasks are created by third parties and Figure 8 hosts them in one place for us to find and complete. The majority of the third parties want human input into AI solutions for data science and machine learning software.
This translates as a set of dynamic tasks including analysing search terms, transcribing audio, collecting data from websites, and more.
The tasks can be frustrating and sometimes seem impossible but, with some practice and patience, Figure 8 can become a really versatile and lucrative earner which can help you to build up your points.
You can find Figure 8 on the recommended page on InstaGC, or under tasks (hidden away on the side bar on the Gold Surveys page) on Swagbucks. You can also find it on other GPT sites as with many other offer walls.
When you click on Figure 8, you will see a task list of available jobs. You will need to log in to Figure 8 each time you access the site. The log in screen will come up once you click on a task.
You can sort the columns on the task page to find the tasks you want to try. I would suggest sorting by Job Title, Pay Per Task, or User Rating.
This allows you to find the highest paying tasks; the tasks others have rated as being the fairest and best earners for them; and, as you can see in the above image, when sorting by name you may find tasks with bonuses at the top because they often start with [Bonus available]. We’ll talk more about bonuses later.
Read the instructions, and really read them!
The first page on almost all tasks, especially those available to lower levels, is a quiz mode where you will need to hit a specified accuracy percentage. If you fail this quiz mode you will be expelled and you do not get a second chance.
The instructions can be vague, contradictory, and confusing but they are your best shot at passing the quiz mode.
I read them through twice and consult the examples (if there are any) regularly. Sometimes test questions are even given in the completed examples and they will often pick test questions related to specific points raised in the instructions.
Tasks with a quiz mode will also have at least one test question on each page of tasks so keep focused if it is a tricky job.
Get your levels.
When you first sign up you are at base level. From there you can move up (and back down) to Levels 1, 2 and 3.
To do this you need to meet accuracy percentage requirements and complete a set amount of different jobs.
To reach Level 3, you need to have an average of 85% accuracy from all the work you have done. Often the best jobs with the highest pay out are in the higher levels, so, despite it being hard work getting there, it’s really worth putting the effort in.
N.B. Some tasks are not included in your universal accuracy calculation. You can see if they are included by looking at your Job History page. Find a task that is included in which you can keep a good accuracy percentage and, when you have a bit of spare time, do a block of these to improve your overall score.
Your Dashboard page tells you your overall accuracy score, the level you are at, and what you need to do in order to go up to the next level.
Keep an eye out for the best tasks as they go very quickly.
From the base level “Transcribe the audio” is probably the most popular task. A new set tends to land each week and gets jumped on.
On InstaGC, watch the ticker and see if a task is flying through it.
Also, there are often low paid tasks that have an added bonus incentive attached. These can be the best earners on Figure 8 and they are hidden away so go hunting for them.
Sometimes the titles states “Bonus available” in it and the name begins with square brackets, sometimes it only states this in the instructions. This bonus is paid out after the author processes your completed work so can be a week or even a month wait.
This month I have had 5 bonus payments land, the highest being over 250 points for a very easy voice recording task.
Good luck earning and let me know if you have any questions in the comments!
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