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General FAQ



What are the different project types?

You can find a break down of our different project types in our Opportunities (link) section.

Do I need to pay a sign-up fee?

There are absolutely no fees required to join Appen. However, as an independent contractor you will be required to supply your own computer and internet connection.

I'm interested in a project in my country, but I will be traveling abroad. Am I still eligible?

If a country is specified in the posting, you must be within that country to participate. If the posting is listed as global, you may complete the work from anywhere!

How fluent do I need to be to participate?

If the posting specifies a language, you must be a native or fluent speaker.

How do I know if I'm eligible for another project after mine has ended?

You can reach out to the recruiter you were previously in contact with and they can assist you.

Can I work on multiple projects at once?

Depending on the project, you may be able to work on more than one. Crowdsourcing is always available in addition to whatever project you are currently working on.


Application Process



How do I apply?

You can apply for our currently open opportunities by visiting the Opportunities section of this website.

How can I update my profile?

You can update your profile by logging into our returning applications section.

I forgot my username/password, how do I get back into my account?

You can retrieve your username and reset your password via the links located here.

Can I refer friends and family?

Yes! We love when our current independent contractors and employees share opportunities with friends and family.





I heard I would need to pass a test in order to be accepted, is this true?

Many of our projects require passing a language proficiency test, and others include project specific screening and/or self-study assessments.

I've been accepted into a project and I have a question, who do I contact?

Your project manager or project contact will be your main point of communication.





How will I be paid and in what currency?

Methods of payment may vary depending on the project and country you are in. This information will be communicated to you once you are accepted into the project.

How often will I be paid?

It depends on the project you are participating in. Once you begin the project, your Project Manager will provide you with those details. In general…

Will I get benefits, like dental and health insurance?

As a work from home independent contractor, you are not eligible for benefits.