Hi and Welcome to my RapidWorkers Review.
So, you’re looking for a work-at-home gig and RapidWorkers caught your eye. I don't blame you… it caught my eye too. But I must admit, my first impression wasn't good.
The Rapidworkers website is dated to put it kindly, like an online relic of the nineties, and you can't help but wonder if they haven't updated their site in a decade or more, what have they done to improve and grow their company?
Or is RapidWorkers just coasting along with no one guiding their ship?
I'm not here to review their website though, and I'm sure you're not here for that either.
You'd like to know if RapidWorkers is legit or if it's a scam. And if it is legit, whether it's any good. What can they do for you?
In this review I'm going to cover exactly that… as well as who RapidWorkers is, what they do, and how they work. So let's begin…
The topics I’m going to discuss are:
- What is RapidWorkers?
- Is RapidWorkers Legit?
- How Does RapidWorkers Work?
- How Does RapidWorkers Pay?
- Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like About RapidWorkers
- What I Don’t Like About it
- Where Do You Go From Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for RapidWorkers. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info
What Is RapidWorkers?
RapidWorkers is a micro-jobs website that provides small and simple-to-do tasks either from home or wherever you have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
They've been around since 2009 (not the 90s like I originally thought), which is a good sign they're legit. But I must admit, I'm not yet convinced.
I've read quite a few negative reviews and maybe you have too. I'm going to go a little deeper with my research so you don't have to.
Interestingly, it says on their about page that they’re “a service of UnikScripts, Inc.”
But unless they spelled it wrong, I can't find any evidence that a company named Unikscrips, Inc. even exists. So before I explain how RapidWorkers works and if it can help you, let's find out if RapidWorkers is legit.
Is RapidWorkers Legit?
RapidWorkers.com is more than a decade old, and the first thing I want to point out is this…
… it's very rare that a flat-out scam lasts that long. At least not without changing their name and rebranding as something else.
The second thing I want to point out is that micro jobs are real. As an employer you can outsource these kinds of small jobs on sites like microWorkers, which is 100% legit.
It may sound like questionable work, getting paid to follow people on Twitter, watch videos, like and share social media posts and similar tasks, but these small jobs are real.
So RapidWorkers has the potential to be legit, however, there are still some things that don't add up in my opinion. Aside from what I've mentioned already, I was curious if I could find more red flags…
Red Flag #1 – UnikScripts, Inc.
I know I discussed this already, but it was the first real red flag that sent me down this path.
It's odd that I can’t find any trace of UnikScripts, Inc. on the internet. Google doesn’t have any record of this business, which is supposed to be the parent company of RapidWorkers.
If it doesn't exist, what does that tell us about RapidWorkers? Are they lying or is their website just that old.
Maybe at one time Unikscripts was a real company but has either changed its name (which I assume there'd be a record of) or just went out of business.
Either way, RapidWorkers hasn't updated their website to provide clarity.
Red Flag#2 – Poor Grammar on their Website
To be fair, this is not a smoking gun, and it certainly doesn't prove they're a scam. But the grammar on their website is almost unreadable in some areas.
For example, the RapidWorkers About page says this…
“We are combining Workers and Employers to our site to minimize publicity and marketing costs while at the same time providing money to everyday users. Also this way, you are sure that all jobs will be done and after you will have the ability to review there work.”
I mean, sure, you can read it, and understand what they're trying to say, but it doesn't inspire confidence. Again, that doesn't mean they're a scam…
… it does however make them appear cheap and unprofessional, which is not a good look for a company that's supposed to target international clients.
Now, RapidWorkers is a micro-jobs site, and if you work for them, you expect to get paid, right?
Before RapidWorkers can pay you though, they must first acquire clients who are willing to pay them. Based on what I've seen so far, I can't say I'd be inclined to give them money if I were a client.
Red Flag #3 – Made for Employers?
This is related to the previous red flag.
I thought maybe this was a website that potential clients didn't see. That maybe they had a professional website and marketing materials specifically to attract clients, or employers…
But it turns out the RapidWorkers' website is already designed (I'm not sure “designed” is the right word here) to attract clients.
You'll see they're speaking to directly them…
At first glance, it seems they’re listing the benefits to you (on the left) and employers (on the right).
But that's not what it says. They're listing what workers can do for them.
So I stand by what I said previously… I don't think they're able to attract many clients, and without clients, there is no work. At least, no real work that you can expect to get paid for.
I'm only speculating at this point, but in my opinion, something doesn't seem right here.
Red Flag #4 – How Rapid Workers Pays You
At the beginning of this review I said I was curious that if RapidWorkers hadn't updated their site in years, what else haven't they updated?
It seems they haven't updated their method of payment.
I've been doing freelance work and earning money online for a long time, and I can't remember the last time I had to submit my request for payment manually (unless I was working directly for my client in which case I'd send an invoice).
RapidWorkers wants you to go to their support tab and enter your PayPal account though. That's just weird.
And I can't say with what I've seen so far that I'd be comfortable sharing my PayPal account with them.
For a company that's been around for more than a decade, I think their payment system should be automated by now.
I mean… they can't have many remote workers if they've got someone on payroll collecting PayPal accounts manually, matching them up with RapidWorker profiles to confirm completed tasks, and then processing payments individually.
That's just crazy.
On there homepage they claim to “crowdsource service to more than 100,000 Workers”.
Can you imagine processing 100,000 payments manually? It's not possible.
There are a little over 500,000 minutes in a year (525,600 to be exact).
If it took on average just five minutes to process one payment (that includes matching profiles with tasks and confirming them), multiplied by 100,000 workers… it would take an ENTIRE YEAR to complete a single pay period.
Something doesn't add up here…
Red Flag #5 – Pending reviews
In cases where an employer has a pending review regarding worker’s submitted work, RapidWorkers will mark your work as satisfactory (automatically) after 6 days.
This may sound good to you, if you have no experience working for legit work-from-home sites. However, I’ve seen a lot of these around and 6 days is a lot of time.
In my opinion, it should only be around 3 days. Again, this is one of those things where the favor is being given to the employer.
Red Flag #6 – Contacting RapidWorkers
RapidWorkers does not have an address or contact number. There is also no Founder, Director or CEO that I can find associated with RapidWorkers.
Your only way you can contact them is through a web form on their contact page, and if you do not get a response, there is little else you can do. There is no backup method of getting in touch with them, and no process to handle disputes.
Red Flag #7 – Unsatisfactory ratings
Unsatisfactory ratings from employers would mean that you (as a worker) won’t get paid for the work that you did. While not entirely unfair, this policy can easily get abused.
I’ve been scammed before, and these are the things that scammers take advantage of. It's a simple way out, so they don't have to pay you.
That doesn't mean they won't, but it's something you must monitor. If you're certain your work is good and they consistently turn it down, there's a problem.
Typically, legit sites like Freelancer as an example, the company will act as an arbitrator when there are disputes between employers and workers.
With RapidWorkers, I don’t see that kind of service and care. Their solution to disputes seems to automatically favor the client, and you don't have any leverage here.
At the end of the day, I see some serious deficiencies when it comes to RapidWorkers. Not enough to call them a scam, but enough for me to question their legitimacy.
And there are enough complaints from people who had their accounts banned before getting paid, so my RapidWorkers' recommendation is proceed with caution.
Having said that, I have some read some positive reviews as well, so again, I am NOT calling them scam.
How Does RapidWorkers Work?
I want to make it clear that my opinion is just that… an opinion. My intent is not to discourage you from joining RapidWorkers and if you read the previous section of this review, you'll understand my hesitation in recommending them.
I've seen sites like this before, like Texting Factory, that get you to sign up, do tasks and when it comes time to pay you, they come up with excuses like you didn't do the task properly or that they detected fraud on your account.
Having read reviews from people who haven't been paid, I must admit, that's my concern here.
Meanwhile, what they're really doing is harvesting your data. Not RapidWorkers specifically, but similar sites that are scams.
In some cases they'll use software that attempts to match your email and password combination with sites like Amazon, Paypal, cloud storage accounts and even a variety of banking site hoping to gain access.
I have no evidence RapidWorkers is doing that, but when you join (if you join) I do strongly recommend using an email/password combination that's unique ONLY to RapidWorkers.
So with that said, how does RapidWorkers work?
MicroWorkers & Employers
Microworkers – Independent workers who complete simple tasks for RapidWorkers' clients.
Employers – Employers post tasks for workers to complete, and are effectively RapidWorkers' clients. They pay RapidWorkers, and RapidWorkers pays you.
When an employer is satisfied, he or she will rate your work at which time the pay associated with that task is added to your RapidWorkers account.
Who Can Join RapidWorkers?
RapidWorkers does not have any specific requirements when joining. I'm almost inclined to include this as another red flag.
Typically sites like these have age regulations, minimum equipment requirements and location restrictions.
With RapidWorkers you only need a name, an email address and a password which is fine for something like a course, a survey site or social media account… but odd for a work related website.
How to Join RapidWorkers
1. Sign up to RapidWorkers.
As mentioned above, there are no requirements. It’s also free to join RapidWorkers.com, so you just need to open an account on their website and you’re good to go.
2. Find jobs according to your geographical location.
They’re strict on this, so make sure you’re only responding to tasks that include your particular location.
Here are just some of the jobs you’ll find inside:
- You can “Like” videos on YouTube and similar platforms
- Comment on Social Media
- Complete surveys
- Follow Social Media accounts
- Write short reviews
- Sign up or create accounts
- Subscribe to sites
- Download and install apps
- Set up profiles
- Click ads
Tasks pay anywhere from $0.02 to $2 per task. This will depend on how difficult and time-consuming the job is, as well as your location. In most cases, as we've seen with similar sites, locations such as the US, Canada, UK and Australia usually have the highest pay rates.
3. Submit proof of completion once you complete a task.
This can be a screenshot of what you did or a link to the work you’ve done.
Here are some notes on this:
- Your employer should mark your work “satisfactory” for you to get paid.
- Your overall success rate should always be 60% and above, otherwise, you’ll get banned from the platform.
Did I mention it's crazy this process is being handled manually? How can they do that for what they claim is 100,000 workers?
How Does RapidWorkers Pay?
Not only does RapidWorkers have someone manually going through screenshots that prove you completed your task and matching them to your profile (which probably takes longer than the actual task did)…
… they have someone who is manually processing payments.
That explains the 6% processing fee for each withdrawal, which actually seems low when you think of how much work there is to do, and how many people they must employ to do it.
When payments are made, they are made through PayPal for all jobs successfully completed and rated satisfactory.
A minimum requirement for your payout is $8 (with the 6% withdrawal fee your payment works out to $7.52).
RapidWorkers Reviews and Complaints
I found both positive and negative reviews on SiteJabber.
The positive reviews about RapidWorkers include:
- It works and earning money is easy. Tasks are easy and simple to do.
- You can withdraw funds easily.
- It’s fun.
The negative reports say:
- People are getting banned for no apparent reason.
- Some tasks involve giving your email and cell phone number, which can lead to getting spam emails and unwanted phone calls.
- One person called RapidWorkers a scam because there are time-consuming tasks that only pay $0.02.
- Links can contain viruses and malware.
- One reviewer complained about getting unprofessional support from the company. She even said that workers are not protected by the company and are mistreated by employers (remember I warned you about this a while ago?)
You can probably tell I'm skeptical about RapidWorkers, and while these negative reviews in part confirm my suspicions… the fact one reviewer complained about the support department proves they at least have a support department.
Maybe not a good one in the absence of positive feedback regarding support, but they have support nonetheless.
What I Like About RapidWorkers
- It’s free to join.
- Tasks are easy.
- Minimum payout is low (only $8).
What I Don't Like
- Easy to abuse by employers – Giving an unsatisfactory mark would mean not having to pay for a task.
- Workers get little, if any, protection from the platform. Scammers can easily take advantage of this.
- Pay is low (pennies per task).
- Some tasks can be unethical (e.g. fake product reviews for pennies)
- Questionable tasks – I see little quality control being employed by the company.
- Unprofessional-looking website – I don’t find their site presentation 100% trustworthy.
Where Do You Go From Here?
I know you want to make money online. That's why you're reading this, and I wish I could tell you RapidWorkers was the answer, but I don't have the confidence it will.
I've reviewed hundreds of similar programs and there are enough red flags here that would suggest RapidWorkers is not 100% legit.
That doesn't mean some people aren't getting paid, but it still seems risky to me. They can easily suspend your account without paying you, and there is no mechanism to fix it.
Some testimonials claim they're getting paid. Are they legit testimonials?
The good news is that these are relatively minor tasks, and it's free to join. As long as you're careful to protect your private information there's not an enormous risk checking them out. A good antivirus software is also recommended (for all of these types of sites, not just RapidWorkers).
My recommendation is to proceed with caution.
I hope my RapidWorkers review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with RapidWorkers, please share in the comments section below.