If you are reading this today, I suppose you are here to find out whether Picoworkers is a scam or legit. Well, you are in the right place as today I’m going to reveal the truth about Picoworkers through this review. Grab a cup of coffee and follow the discussion into details as I have more secrets for you.
On like many people writing articles about services they have no practical experience with, this review is from my 2 years’ experience with Picoworkers as a worker and an employer.
What is Picoworkers?
Picoworkers is a Microtask website that offers the opportunity to freelancers to work online. In short, they are the marketplace for freelancers. They have been operating for quite a while and have served many satisfied employers and workers.
In 2018, I was kind of a hustler, searching everywhere for jobs of which they scammed me many times until I joined Picoworkers. Many have shared pleasurable experiences about Picoworkers, while others accuse them of scams, others believe they are genuine, but what is the truth?
Where is Picoworkers Located?
Picoworkers is an American company owned and run by Americans in partnership with administrators from around the world. On their “Wall of Fame,” Picoworkers disclosed few partners who agreed to their personal data be made public.
Whiles their pictures were not added, they made their email addresses public to avoid doubts. As at the time of this review, they made the following names public, Tobin Sunny, Parag Bagade, Md.Morsalin and Muhamamd Julfikar Hyder. Basically, we may not conclude yet however it’s clear those are part owners of the business. To find them, please go here: https://picoworkers.com/wall-of-fame.php
Summarized in proper terms, Picoworkers can be referred to as a freelance website that connects workers and employers around the world. Employers looking to complete minor tasks termed as Small Gigs can hire Workers for easy and quick jobs (Small Jobs) where Workers become their virtual Assistants.
How to Succeed as a Worker on Picoworkers.
Though you can register just once on Picoworkers, you can use the same account as an employer and a worker. Follow tight whiles I reveal the secrets to succeeding as a worker.
Initially, when I started as a worker, I was always complaining about the site. I thought the administrators were not fair; they banned many of my friends. That didn’t deter me until I worked around to accumulate all the secrets. If you haven’t registered yet, then go here to register. We shall break down how to Succeed as a worker on Picoworkers:
How to Create Picoworkers Account:
- Go to Picoworkers
- Click on Sign up.
- Fill in the required details to complete the process.
- Confirm your email from your inbox
How to work on Picoworkers
Here is where the actual challenge lies. Picoworkers provide a nice interface for workers to complete many tasks within a short time. The bad news is, you must be very familiar with how to navigate that site to succeed. Let’s delve deeper in steps:
- Login to your account and click on Find Jobs. Find Jobs (Screenshot: https://prnt.sc/uoiajy)
- Read the Job Instruction
- Perform the task as requested by the employer.
- When done, scroll down to the required proof. Required proofs are evidence the employer expects from the worker to be sure they completed the job. If the required proof is wrong, the employer may deny your payment. So you need to take a critical look at what you submitting to the employer.
The following video resources will help you understand how everything works.
How to Spot High-Paying Jobs on Picoworkers.
You are not the only one hungry, are you? Because of that, there is tight competition for the jobs posted on the website. You need to find the appropriate job, complete them as requested to get paid. Many mistakes workers do are that they are in haste to do newly posted jobs rather than searching for jobs that they can perform correctly.
But how can I search for jobs by preference? No worries. Picoworkers have included a new filter option that allows workers to search for jobs by categories, types, paying amount, and geographical location. Here is a screenshot: https://prnt.sc/uoibkf
How to Withdraw Money from Picoworkers
Picoworkers has advanced its payment methods compared to competitors like Zeerk. Why do you think most freelancers choose Picoworkers over other freelance and Microtask websites? Payment methods are crucial to workers’ activities. What is the point if you can’t withdraw your earnings after your hustle? Picoworkers has 3 withdrawal methods such as PayPal, Skrill, and Cryptocurrencies.
Most platforms limit their withdrawal method to PayPal while knowing PayPal is not global. To me, most people choose Picoworkers because you can withdraw anywhere with Cryptocurrencies. To withdraw:
- Login your account
- Go to Wallet
- Click on Request Withdrawal
- Select your payment method to proceed
Click on Request Token – This is a security measure to keep your account safe. A security code will be generated instantly once you have selected the request token. Login to your email address, copy the code and enter in the box shown to you. Once the code is entered, you can send your withdrawal request for review.
Why Picoworkers Will Ban Your Account (Worker)
Several others have complained that their accounts are being banned for no apparent reason. Well, that’s entirely false per my 2 years’ experience with Picoworkers. If they will ban you, then there’s a legitimate reason. Here are a few reasons I know:
- Using VPN: As part of their initiative to protect the interest of employers, Picoworkers have enacted an aggressive policy on the use of VPN and proxy use. They see this as a high degree of crime on their website. Once caught, no amount of apology will let them reverse their decision. Well, as an employer, I support this call. It’s annoying and wastes employers’ time and energy to notice the VPN on your website. To earn decent money and withdraw, avoid using proxy or VPN.
- Spamming: This is another death trap. If you are the type who wishes to be spamming or sending the same proofs over without completing the jobs, then be ready to get banned. Picoworkers will protect the employers over your selfish interest and ban you outright.
- Multiple Accounts: Creating over one account is another crime. If you are planning to do so, stop it else they will ban you. They require each user to have only one account and a unique IP address. It will interest you to know that they do not allow you to log in from any device that another worker has logged in before. Refer to their FAQs for more information.
What is Temporal Success Rate?
Have you been working and suddenly you receive a notification “Your Temporal Success Rate is Too Low”. It’s annoying but be rest assured, this is one strategy of the website to fight spammers.
The temporal success rate is mathematically the percentage of satisfying tasks in the last fifty (50) days as against your Not Satisfied ratings and pending tasks. What it means is that, if too many of your jobs are rejected by employers, they will limit your chances of doing more jobs. It will be in your own interest to do only jobs that you are sure of. Better still, avoid sending wrong proofs because you will shoot yourself in the foot.
Conclusion on Working with Picoworkers.
Picoworkers is a great platform to work and earn well. Many people have confirmed earning more income, however, it requires patience. The good news about Picoworkers is that they are skyrocketing. Do not be surprised if they become a big company like Fiverr and so.
If you have followed keenly, they have upgraded the site 3 times in 2019-2020 alone with many advanced features. This is a sign of a business forging to be a leading industry.
Revealing Employers’ Secrets
Most employers are digital marketers marketing products for their clients. They take jobs from busy clients, charge them and ask you to do them on Picoworkers where they share part of the profit with you. How can you also become an employer in a few minutes? In this tutorial we are assuming you want to be an employer who posts App downloads on Picoworkers and pay workers $0.20 per task:
How to Become an Employer on Picoworkers
Have you not been skeptical about “why employers ask you to watch 3 minutes video” and pay you? You might wonder, but here are the full details. You can also become the next employer and make huge money on Picoworkers if you follow the instructions carefully.
- First, Click here to Fiverr and create an account
- Create a Gig, and promise Clients that you will give them permanent downloads and reviews. Example: https://bit.ly/3j5Wrpv. Make sure you are charging more than how much you will pay in total on Picoworkers.
- Once you get a client, go to Picoworkers and create a new campaign in the Download + Install category.
- Once workers finish the job on Picoworkers, you are free to deliver the job on Fiverr and get paid. You are likely to earn twice the amount you spent on Picoworkers. Have you got the clue? Ask me questions in the comments below, I will reply.
This is not only about app download and Fiverr, you can do it on other platforms and choosing categories that best interest you. Let’s consider offers and surveys. Have you noticed employers asking you to complete surveys and offers, but you wonder what they gain? Here is the secret. It’s CPA and affiliate marketing they are doing.
They make huge money when a worker completes just a survey or offer rightly. Let’s check this example also:
- Go to MyLead global
- Sign up for an account
- Confirm email and run to Panel or Home
- Choose an offer to promote. There are a host of offers available such as PPI (Pay Per Install – Mostly for apps and software), content lockers (offers that require you to complete a survey before visiting a website or landing page).
- Click Join, once accepted, copy the link and create a campaign on Picoworkers. Target only countries where the offer exists and submit for review. Once workers complete the offer genuinely, you are paid by the Affiliate network (MyLead Global).
The clues to succeed as an Employer
I recommend that you choose an offer that pays more, that after paying workers on Picoworkers, you should be able to make a profit. This is the tremendous secret you will find nowhere. Now you are an employer on Picoworkers. You can create campaigns and also pay workers and make big money.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my Campaign not Converting?
This is a concern for most employers on Picoworkers, especially if you are running Surveys or an Offer. Though the causes might be dynamic, the general causes are because you are promoting an offer which the majority of workers have completed already. For example; about half the workers have signed up for the Star-Clicks website already. The tricking part is, all affiliate networks have a cookie tracker that keeps the data of the worker from their first visit. It means even if the worker comes back to the site with a different affiliate link, the new employer will not be credited.
How to solve this? As an employer, always check the Picoworker’s job page and avoid surveys or offers that are popularly promoted by other employers. Search your affiliate network and come out with new offers. In this way, almost all workers who do the job will convert for you. Bingo!!
Why are workers not doing my Job on Picoworkers?
Sometimes it’s just not because the workers hate you, but because the job is too difficult. Always search for an affiliate that is simple to do but with higher earning. In that case, workers will complete your job easily. One other reason workers may not do your job is a bad rating. If you are a fan of Misrating workers, you will end up being blocked by the majority of the workers. This action prevents workers from seeing your future jobs and eventually you lose.
Is Picoworkers Legit or Scam?
I have seen this question many times and I wonder the credibility of those who say Picoworkers is a scam. Obviously, they are not a scam. If you break any of the rules I mentioned above, you will get blocked without prior notice. Read their terms, play according to the rules only. The tasks on their site require more activities from workers, which results in spamming. As a step to protect their platform, the site will block you once they get evidence.
How Does Picoworkers Referral Work?
Picoworkers pays you a 5% commission for each deposit or satisfied task you’re down-line complete. These referral bonuses are permanent and you will keep receiving bonuses forever. The earned commission will be added to your account balance within 30 days after the purchase has cleared or after a member’s work has been rated as satisfied.
To see your Affiliate link, log in to your account, and click on Account settings. Select Programs and Offers to access your affiliate link. To see your earnings, you need to click Affiliate Statistics
How to Delete Picoworkers Account
Did you Sign up for Picoworkers by mistake? Didn’t Picoworkers meet your needs? Well, previously you couldn’t delete accounts yourself however if you insist on deleting your Picoworkers account, you will need to contact their team via support and send them a messaging stating that you want your account deleted. It will be deleted on your behalf in a few minutes.
As stated, Picoworkers are improving each day. They have introduced a Self-Delete system where you can delete Picoworkers’ accounts on your own. To delete your account, follow the steps:
- Login to your account and select Account Settings
- Scroll down and select Delete Account
- Confirm deletion. That’s all you are set.
How to unblock Picoworkers Account
If you are a victim of a blocked account for one of the reasons mentioned above, you might be looking for ways to unblock your Picoworkers account. As of now, Picoworkers do not unblock accounts unless otherwise, you have a genuine reason. There’s no means to unblock Picoworkers’ account yourself however you may contact their support for help. I have not yet seen the success of anyone’s account being unblocked by contacting the support team unless you have a genuine reason.
How to verify KYC on Picoworkers
With the introduction of KYC verification by Picoworkers, it becomes harder for workers to proceed with withdrawals. In fact, someone might question how reasonable it is to request KYC verification for scanty withdrawals such as $5. According to information on their page, it’s a basic requirement to fight money laundering. In as much as this doesn’t make sense and only scare workers from withdrawing, here is a simple step to submit documents for review and approval:
- Go to Account settings and select KYC
- Upload a government-issued identity card. (Note – birth certificates are excluded).
- Make sure your Picoworkers name is the same as on your ID
- Image must be in PNG or JPEG form, not exceeding 2MB
- Submit for review
Normally reviews take within 7 business days and you got to exercise patience.
Picoworkers keep reviewing almost everything on their site. Recently they updated their price list for cost for job approval, withdrawal fees, and other charges. Deposits are refunds are free whiles the job approval fee is $0.65 + 7% of the total position. Restart and job edit fees are equally $0.65. See below the fees on Picoworkers.
Conclusion on Picoworkers.
Picoworkers is a nice place to be as an employer and worker. The website interface is cool and easy to navigate. One of the best I have ever enjoyed is their customer service. Have you encountered their support team before? You are missing much if you haven’t tried them yet. They have one of the most prompt and active support services to address your needs at any time.
As we draw down the curtain on this discussion, I appreciate you stopping by to read this long and exciting Picoworkers review article. Have you had an uncommon experience with Picoworkers, please leave a comment below? I will be glad to read about your experiences with Picoworkers. Cheers!!