Earn4Share, found online at Earn4Share.com, is a work at home opportunity that claims their members can earn $500 the very first day they sign up, by doing very simple activities they say will only take 5 to 10 minutes at a time.
Their website describes themselves as an “innovative” new job site, where members can create an account and begin completing the small tasks mentioned above for an “estimated award” that will be paid to via your choice of payment processor.
It is free to create an account with Earn4Share and they claim that you are guaranteed to earn a minimum of $1500 in the very first week you begin completing your tasks with their company.
The Red Flags
Companies paying people to work from home on small, easily accomplished tasks is a new type of opportunity called crowdsourcing. These tasks are those that have been determined as easy for people, but difficult for computers, and has become a popular work from home opportunity.
Unfortunately, Earn4Share does not appear to be a respectable crowdsourcing opportunity. Instead of providing real crowdsourcing tasks, what they really want their members to do is promote their website by posting referral links on forums and social networking sites.
Finally though the website claims that you are “guaranteed” to earn $1500 within your first week, there are no Terms & Conditions which detail this “guarantee,” which essentially makes it meaningless.
In addition, the minimum members must earn before being able to withdraw a payout is $300, which is ridiculously high. A payout this high is generally used by companies who are trying to get you to work essentially for free, as it will take far too long for members to reach this payout level.
Thankfully users who are interested in crowdsourcing have a variety of opportunities from major companies who have gotten involved with hosting crowdsourcing opportunities, like Amazon Mechanical Turk, CloudCrowd, and Lionbridge Technologies.
You should always remember, however, that because these tasks are so quick and easy to complete that they don’t pay much – these opportunities are best suited for simply earning some supplemental income.