Become an Appen Contributor

Our contributors do important work for innovative projects of all kinds. Here’s how – and why – you should join them

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We provide you with flexible opportunities to work from home and cater to your schedule. Our part time jobs consist of simple tasks that, added up, make a big difference. Earn by completing the tasks that you want to do, all from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Appen was ranked #1 in 2020 by FlexJobs as a Top 100 Company with Remote Jobs. We are proud to offer jobs in line with our values of fair pay, inclusion and well-being.

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How it Works

Getting started with Appen is easy. Follow to the link to sign up.


Step 1

First, select a project from the task wall that interests you, read the instructions, and you’re ready to go!


Step 2

Now, just start tasking! We keep track of your accuracy so you can level up and task on more projects.


Step 3

Task for as long as you’d like and come back whenever you want. We are always looking for contributors to help with our projects.


A Few Examples of Tasks You’ll See on Appen

Here is a sneak peek of the some of the tasks you might see when you log in. They change all the time, so make sure to check back if you don’t want to task on what’s available that minute.


Categorize Social Media

Read a tweet or short post and help decide what it’s about or what emotion it contains.


Moderate Content

Decide if pictures or text are acceptable. For example, whether a picture is explicit or a phrase contains abusive language.


Transcribe Audio

Listen to a short audio clip and write down what you hear.


Draw Boxes on Images

Use our image tool to place boxes around important objects in pictures.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Appen?

Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise include having a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our high-quality training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1996, Appen has customers and offices globally.

Appen is made possible by our large community of Contributors. We love to celebrate your diversity and let you showcase your interests and skills when completing your jobs!

We encourage you to get involved on our various social media networks and stay up to date on events. We know that each of our Contributors have their own reasons to task, and we appreciate you being here!


How do I sign up for an Appen account?

To get started, register your interest by filling in your details here. Once you are set up with your Appen account, just click a task to be prompted to sign up for your Figure Eight account (in addition to the Contributor Portal account)


How do I task with Appen?

4 Simple Steps:

  • Login to your account and click the ‘Tasks’ tab on your upper tool bar
  • Select a Job title that interests you and click ‘Start Task’
  • Once you have completed answering the questions within the Task, submit your answers
  • Receive compensation for your completed Task


Why are there so many places to sign up for a job?

Appen offers a variety of earning opportunities that vary in both task type and commitment levels. We support these unique opportunities with different platforms and it is required that you create an account for each platform on which you decide to task. Still unsure of where to sign up? Send us an email at


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