Microlancer.io is a way to pay or get paid doing small tasks, or microtasks, to earn Bitcoin - a digital currency. Bitcoin can be exchanged for US dollars, Euros, and many other national currencies.
To perform a task, make an offer on the listing page. You can negotiate a higher payment (or even lower, if you're willing!) than the one being asked. You'll be notified if it is accepted or declined. If it is accepted, payment is in escrow and you can go ahead and perform the task!
Back on the listing page, mark the task as complete. This will notify the asker, and they will verify your work. If it's valid, they will release the payment. You can then withdraw your earnings!
Go to the new task page, and submit the task you wish to have done. Be sure to provide a good set of tags to help people find your task. If anyone is subscribed to a tag, they will be notified immediately of your new task.
If there is any dispute, please contact support (using the chat bubble in the bottom-right corner). We will determine if the work was done and decide how the funds in escrow shall be divided. All decisions made by Microlancer.io are final, per the terms and conditions agreement.
You can post any kind of task, question, or any kind of request on Microlancer.io. The tasks can be very tiny (micro) or large-sized such as contract projects. But, we do encourage breaking up large projects into smaller subtasks to make it easy for multiple people to work on them! It's up to you how you want to use Microlancer.io!
Earnings and payments
The Lightning Network is a secure, real-time system for transferring very small amounts of Bitcoin (micropayments). Normal on-chain Bitcoin transactions can have high fees and long confirmation times. Lightning Network makes it possible to have instant Bitcoin confirmations and extremely low (less than a penny) fees. That makes it perfect for microtasks, and the reason Microlancer.io requires the use of Lightning Network transactions for Bitcoin.
No, there is no minimum earnings you need to have to withdraw. You can withdraw as little as 1 satoshi.
To withdraw your earnings, simply go to the withdrawal page on your account. You will need to provide what is known as a Lightning Invoice which is generated by your wallet software. When you submit the invoice to the system, it will be paid to you and your balance should appear on your wallet.
There are many different wallets out there, but Lightning Network is fairly new technology so many of them are still in beta. If you're on Android, we recommend using the Lightning-Wallet.com wallet. Be sure to open a channel with the ACINQ node to receive payments, as not all nodes are capable of handling receiving payments at this time.
You can mark any category as a favorite, by clicking the star icon next to the category name. If any new task is posted that matches one of your favorites, you will immediately be notified. This gives you a better chance of submitting an offer quickly.
To remove a favorite and stop receiving alerts, simply go to the topic name and de-select the star icon.
If a task can be fulfilled multiple times, it can be created as a repeatable task (under more options). This means that the task will remain available to offers even after an offer is accepted.
If you have active offers (offers in progress), you cannot close your task but you can hide it. Once it's hidden, you will no longer receive any new offers for your task. Once all in-progress offers are completed, then you can choose to close the task.
If a task is repeatable per user, that means it can be fulfilled multiple times but only once per unique user in the system. This is useful in situations where you don't want the same user fulfilling your task over and over again.
You can boost your task listings (shown under More task options on the task page to have your listing shown higher on listing pages.
The listings are ordered by boost amount first, and for any listings tied by boost amount (including unboosted listings) they are ordered by recent activity. Your boost applies to every category or search result, so even if you are not listed high on the front page, you may be listed high on sub-categories.
You should boost the amount you are comforable with. Note, this amount is not related to the task price, and the boost amount is not earned by the tasker. You can decide how much to boost by comparing the boost amount of other listings.
You can check the boost amount by hovering over the rocket icon on the listing.
I have more questions!
Please contact us using the chat bubble on the bottom right, and we'll be happy to help answer your questions.