CrowdSurf Update!
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Today is the Day!

Hello CrowdSurfers,

Happy Monday!

As we announced last week, we will be reducing pay rates on Mturk by 10% today November 9, 2015.

If you would like to continue working CrowdSurf tasks at normal pay rates, please join us on Work Market.

All of our normal tasks will be offered on the CrowdSurfWork platform with payment through the Work Market system.

TODAY is the perfect day to join us on Work Market. Why, you ask?

  1. It's the first day of the new bonus period - yay Monday!
  2. Pay rates are lowering in Mturk today!
  3. Start today and build up disputes and rollover eligibility for future weeks!

If you're in Level 1 or 2, please use THIS LINK to join us on Work Market now!

Keep reading for...

  1. An Introduction to Work Market 
  2. How to Get Started on CrowdSurfWork via Work Market
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know:

We plan to make Work Market our primary payment platform, but we will continue to offer work through Mturk and Upwork, at approximately 10% lower rates than what is currently offered on Mturk and what will continue to be offered on Work Market.

Some benefits of Work Market:

  • Easy Account Creation
  • Reliable and user-friendly website
  • Several Payment Disbursement options
  • More customizable user-experience on the CSW platform

We will use Work Market as a new hiring platform (similar to Mturk), and our transcription and editing tasks will be available on our private CrowdSurfWork platform.

This means that all work will be completed on CrowdSurfWork, and Work Market will be simply a payment mechanism for your CrowdSurf tasks.  If you already have your CSW account, you can
log in now to work tasks!

Here's how you get started:

1)  The Recruitment Email:  We will send a recruitment campaign to invite you to Work Market (THIS IS IT). Do not make your own account on Work Market until you receive the campaign. This campaign will ensure that you're in the correct level, so please wait for the invitation.

2) Work Market Setup:  Once you receive the recruitment message, go ahead and make your account on Work Market. Be sure to verify your email and please set your industry as "Writing and Translation".
Remember: Set your preferred notification settings (uncheck all of the boxes so you don't get spammed by other requesters) and set up your tax/ banking information for later. Please research and choose the payment method that best fits your needs.

3) Wait for Login Instructions:  Once everyone has created their Work Market accounts, we will create your new CrowdSurfWork accounts and send you an email with CrowdSurfWork platform login instructions. Please wait to receive our email, it may take up to 5-7 days.

Move to CrowdSurfWork:  Once you receive your CrowdSurfWork instructions, please move all of your CrowdSurf activity to the CrowdSurfWork platform and Work Market payments. Please note that bonuses will not be combined across both platforms and rollover will not be moved over to Work Market. Start as soon as possible on Work Market to avoid bonus disruption.

Receive Payments via Work Market:  While you're using Work Market, you will log in to the CrowdSurfWork platform to complete all work and track all work history, payments, and feedback. No action will be required on Work Market except receiving funds and withdrawing funds from your Work Market account.

Thank you for helping us realize the new phase of CrowdSurf work, for the crowd, by the crowd. Please stand by for your Work Market recruitment email.

If you have further questions, please see the FAQ below!

Your CrowdSurf Support Team

Join us now!

Peruse our commonly asked Work Market questions below!

1. I'm in the wrong group on Work Market, what do I do?
A. Email us your Work Market ID, your Mturk ID and the Level that you're supposed to be in, and we'll update your qualifications as soon as we can.

2. Since I started the week on Mturk and then started working on CrowdSurfWork, will my bonuses be combined?
A. No, bonuses will be paid separately.
Your Mturk worker ID will earn your Mturk bonus. And your Work Market worker ID will earn your CrowdSurfWork bonus. We encourage you to move exclusively to Work Market at your earliest convenience to maximize bonus earnings on CrowdSurfWork.

Additionally, the sooner you move to Work Market, the sooner you will be eligible for bonus rollover, level promotions, and HIT score disputes. You will need to build up eligibility for rollover, promotions, and HIT disputes on your new CSW account.

3.  Why am I receiving a few consolidated payments, instead of one payment per task?

A. We are using "Batch Payments" on Work Market to make sure that your payments go through correctly. All of your task payments for a given period of activity will be consolidated into a single payment and paid to your Work Market account after approximately one hour of inactivity. Click here to learn more about "Batch Payments".

 If you notice any discrepancies in the "paid" assignments, please wait 24 hours before notifying us. It appears that if there is a delay in payment, it's usually processed within a few hours.

4. Why am I getting double notifications from CrowdSurf via Work Market/ why are all these other employers contacting me?
A. This is controlled by your Work Market notification and privacy settings.
If we need to get a hold of you, we will email you directly or message you via the CrowdSurfWork platform. Please set your notification settings according to your preferences. We recommend unchecking the box that says
"Invites to take on assignments" as well as "Assignment Updated" and "Assignment Cancelled".

5. How will payments be better on Work Market?
A. With Work Market, you'll work on CrowdSurfWork, and get paid through Work Market.

This means that CrowdSurfWork will be the place where you accept, work, and submit tasks and also where you keep track of pending payments, work history, and task feedback. Your Work Market platform will act as a place to view receipts of completed payments.
You can also choose several different payment option on Work Market, including Pay Pal, Bank Transfer, or a Work Market card. We encourage you to look into each option and choose the one that best suits your needs. 

Please also take into consideration that pay rates on Mturk will decrease by 10% to account for the rate increase charged to requestors to use Mturk. 
Work Market / CrowdSurfWork will continue to offer the same pay rates we typically offer for CrowdSurf tasks - bonuses and happy hours included! 

Please continue to visit the CrowdSurf Bonus blog for Weekly Bonus terms and conditions!



We hope to see you all on Work Market today!

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