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Appen/Leapforce Income Proof

This post is to prove to you how much I made working as a search engine evaluator for Appen (previously Leapforce). I will show you not only screenshot of the payment, but the video proof of the actual payments.

The last time I posted Leapforce Income report, it was on Oct 8th 2017. Here it is if you want to make sure.

June, July & August Income Report

Damn ! Time flies away so fast. I felt like I have abandoned this site for far too long.

But hey, better late than never. I’m back with yet another Income report.

It is impossible to present or list out all the months’ income reports here. So I will just be sticking with the worst and the best incomes I had working with Leapforce as search engine evaluator.

Please note that I would be using the term Leapforce and Appen interchangeably, they both mean the same thing. Appen acquired Leapforce sometime in December 2017, and has since rebranded it as Appen Connect.

And please note that these incomes are made without blogging or from survey sites. These income reports are from me working as a search engine evaluator.

In case you are wondering what is it that I do and how is that I make this money or made it in the past, please read till the end. I will let you know how you can work like me as well. I’ve been at this game since June 2016 and first wrote about it here. I am the only one who documented search engine evaluator income reports from as early as January 2017.

I will show you exactly how much I made with Appen/Leapforce working as a Google Rater And oh there will be more than screenshots to proof that. Who believes in screenshots right?

Read on.

Got no website? No problem! This is how I made up over $3800 per month

First the income reports.

The worst Leapforce/Appen income ever-

April 2018 Leapforce Income – $174.58

What the heck happened?

Well, I was working for uTest in a Social Media Research Project, promoting an app from the world’s largest social media company. The app was supposed to pay me $5 per month for keeping the app installed on my phone.

And for each referral, it was supposed to pay me  $10 per referral, per month every month. Plus there was a bonus of $20 for every 5th referral.

I referred like thousands hoping to make thousands of dollars.

1000 referrals should have brought me $14,000+ every month as long as those referrals had the app installed.

I heard a lot of positive things about uTest. The project itself was good, but the Project Managers, not so good.

They scrubbed my leads (referrals) a lot claiming that only these much (around 40) referrals are qualified leads.

I didn’t even make $1000 in total.

So the whole month of April 2018, I was busy promoting this app, answering questions from interested people, posting ads on Naukri, doing everything to hit 1000 referrals.

I wasted so much time and money but got back nothing in return.

Social Media Research Project by uTest was genuine, but the project managers cheated me and a lot of people.

I regretted promoting their app. I should have made a better decision

The best Leapforce/Appen Income ever

Moving on from that worst ever income, I began to focus more on Leapforce.

I became so focused and so obsessed that I was just working and working like hell man.

And being obsesses and focused, finally paid off. I finally began to make over 1 lakh per month over $1500+

Here are my best months –

  • Leapforce Income August 2018 –  $1503.83  

I worked 214 hours, 50 mins that month. At the rate of $7 per hour, I made $1503.83. I got paid like  1.08 lakh in Indian rupees, which is a lot of money. It came towards the last week of September. The payment came via Western Union. That was our last payment via Western Union. From the next month, we got paid via Payoneer.

If you were working for Leapforce in some other countries like, European countries, you would have made $3,000 approximately because they are paid like $13.4 to $14 per hour as opposed to $7 in India.

  • Leapforce Income September 2018 – $1571.71

I worked 213 hours 49  mins in the month of September. I worked less than the previous month but I got paid $75 more.

That’s because of my the referral bonus of $25 that you get for each qualified referral. Cool extra income huh.

So we got paid in October last week via Payoneer. I got paid like 1.12 lakhs approximately.

  • Leapforce Income October  2018 – $2007.03

This is a whole another level. This is insane I worked almost 300 hours that month. I don’t think any normal employee could do it. But if you worked from home, its possible.

If anybody that looks like you can do it, you can too.

I always remembered what billionaire entrepreneur  Elon Musk says about hard work –

Work like hell. If others are putting in 40 hours workweek, you put in 70-80 hours work weeks.

Here is the man himself-

Credit - Vator 

His words “Work like hell”, always rang in my ears. It got inside me man. It took control of me and I became obsessed with productivity and hard work.

I worked 283 hours 9 mins in the month of October. Got $25 bonus as well.

If I were European or American who are paid like $13.5 per hour, I would have made made more than $3800+ that month.

You don’t have to work that much to make $2000+ per month. When you are working from home, you don’t have to deal with traffic,  you don’t have to get ready to go to work. That alone gives you an extra 2/3 hours.

Suppossing if you work 10 hours a day (which includes 2 hours that you saved by not going to office) for 5 days a week, you can easily hit 200 hours per month.

That means,you can easily 200*13.5 = $2700 per month working as a search engine evaluator for Leapforce or Appen.

Unlike other work from home jobs, this one gives you consistent hours. Yeah some days there are dry days, like during US holidays and weekends, but hitting 40-50 hours per week is very easy.

My goal that month in the month of October 2018 was to work 300 hours and make a cool $2100. But I couldn’t do it. I nearly hit my target. I feel like I overshot my target. 🙂

Looking back, I am like just “wow” at my own efforts.

I made 1.40 lakh Indian Rupees that month !

We got paid pretty early in November as Leapforce ( now Appen) switched the payment method from Western Union to Payoneer.

Previously we used to be paid under NET30 terms and conditions, meaning within 30 days after invoice approval.

But after switching to Payoneer from October itself, we started to get paid as early as 14th of every month which is good. The  bad thing was that they started to charge as $3 as a load fee, meaning every time, we got paid via Payoneer, they would pay us $3 less.

As you will see in the screenshot below, all the payments that I received via Payoneer are $3 less than the figures shown above.

The next two months i.e. November and December, I made $1436.23 (1 lakh+)  and $784.73 respectively.

December was understandable because of holidays and other stuffs. There were very less tasks as all the admins goes for Christmas holidays and New Years too.

And I was also at home taking care of Christmas and other related stuffs ( been home since March 2018).

So how is my 2019 so far?

January 2019 started in a really bad note.

Firstly, my routine affected due to Christmas holidays. Secondly, I got logged out of my Google account on 5th January 2019.

I am still not able to logged back in to my Chrome in PC. I am still logged in to both of my phones though. But I need to be logged in to Desktop to be able to continue working for Leapforce.

Resetting password doesn’t help. I have to fill in their account recovery form, which asks me for

  • last password change.
  • tap the device option
  • enter phone number
  • enter OTP sent
  • authenticator code

and so on

Tried like five or six times to recover it. All that I get from Google is “Google couldn’t verify you”

I tried it one more time last night, fingers crossed on what is going to happen next. If it doesn’t work out, I will escalate it to Google Account Recovery specialist. They will either say “yes or no” and that will be the end of it.

It is scary how my entire existence depends on a single password.

I am telling you these, so that you write down your password and keep it safe. I had always thought that if I forget the password, so what, I can always reset it right. Not always.

N.B – I have seen recovered my Google account. All is good now.

Sorry to deviate from the main topic. Had to tell you that because I care for you.

So where is the Leapforce/Appen Income Payment Proof?

Here is  the screenshots of my latest Leapforce/ Appen income –

It is taken right from Payoneer transaction page –

Leapforce/Appen payment proof
If you are viewing this on your mobile, download the image first, then zoom in and see.

Payoneer gives you an option to print out your transactions. This is a screenshot from there.

You can see the url, it says that it is from Payoneer. I am always for honesty and integrity of my blog. You can read through all my income reports, you would find out what integrity of this blog means to me.

Previously, we used to be paid via Western Union, after Leapforce’s acquisition by Appen, they switched it to Payoneer making it possible for me to post the screenshot above.

Let me do something even better.

Here is a video of me actually logging in to my Payoneer account and showing you the payments that I got from Leapforce Aka Appen. You should watch it on laptop.desktop for better viewing.

Did I win your trust now? 🙂

I guess not yet?

You might be thinking how come the payments are only from October 2018 and not from June 2016?

That is because, previously Leapforce used to pay us via Western Union.

After acquiring Leapforce, Appen rebranded it to Appen Connect, changed the logo, url and the PAYMENT METHOD.

We are asked to transition to Payoneer in September 2018. So, since October 2018, we have been paid via Payoneer.

You see, I am all about honesty and integrity. It’s very important to me personally and to my blog.

Alright, so that wraps up the long overdue Appen (Leapforce) Income Report.

And in case you are still wondering what is it that I do, I do something called search engine evaluation.

We are responsible for making the web a better place. Google contracts companies like Leapforce/Appen and they in return outsource the work to us. There are around 10,000 of us from all over the world.

We are called as search engine evaluators, Google Raters, Internet analyst and so on.

We are provided a Guideline and we are supposed to rate and evaluate websites and web-pages based on the parameters of that Guideline.

We are also supposed to rate how relevant or helpful a certain result/results are for a query issued by a user.

If you want a complete authoritative guide on search engine evaluator job, where to work as one, what is the pay rate, and so on, then read this post –

Search Engine Evaluator job

If you want to work for Leapforce aka Appen, sign up here below: –

Leapforce/ Appen

If you sign up to Appen now, you get $250 sign up bonus, if you qualify to search engine evaluator job and work for at least 40 hours in your first month !

That is $250 bonus on top of what you will be paid per hour.

And since they pay via Payoneer these days, sign up for Payoneer and get $25 bonus ( bonus paid once you are paid $1000 to your Payoneer account)


If you are an American, sign up below to work as  part-time employee. The company Raterlabs hires Americans for search engine evaluator aka Google Rater positions. It was part of Leapforce before, but was bifurcated to hire Americans as part-time employees(up to 26 hours per week). With Appen acquiring Leapforce, Raterlabs has been acquired as well. Here is the link below –


Raterlabs workers are also paid via Payoneer. So don’t forget to sign up above and claim your $25 bonus.

For all others, you can sign up here below –

Appen/Leapforce ($250 bonus)


To be an evaluator, you need to pass a very tough qualification test. Hardly 1 out of every 100 applicants gets through it. The minimum passing score required is 87% and not 30% unlike in schools.

I’ve referred thousands via my blog, but hardly a few hundred have gone on to work as an evaluator.

Since I have been working as a Search Engine Evaluator since June 2016 ( you can read my earliest blog posts from December 2016 right here,), I have an authority and expertise in this subject.

Since so many people fail at this test and since search engine evaluation is something that can bring consistent monthly income , I launched a course so that work from home enthusiasts like you can work as an evaluator.

Feel free to check it out here  – SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATOR COURSE


After making almost $3000 online, I started this blog to document my own journey as a search engine evaluator aka Google rater, bug hunter, website usability tester, and blogger. Now I teach others how to make money online through genuine work from home opportunities. I've been featured in Huffington Post among others. You can read more about my personal struggles and successes in making money online here.

This Post Has 78 Comments

  1. Parthajeet

    Do you know about the payment procedure in lionbridge???

    1. Sam

      They pay via direct deposit.

  2. Scoleyx

    Hi there, any idea on how to join Project Yukon? I saw there’s quite a lot of people working for the project, some say they will send invitation through email but I didn’t receive any. I’m from Malaysia by the way.

    1. Sam

      Yukon is the search engine evaluator thing that I keep talking about. That’s how I made that money. Now to work at it, you will need to hit Qualify from the All Projects tab. After hitting the Qualify button, they will invite you as and when they need more raters. Once you get the email invite which you will get from “agent-qualification@appen-…….” email, you will sign the formalities and then appear for the test.

      The email invite may come soon or it may take months. Be patient. Good Luck 🙂

      1. Scoleyx

        Thanks for the info, well looks like the project is not made available in my country I check “All Project” page few times a day and didn’t see it appear in that page.

        You’re lucky that you have permanent project available in your country 🙂 .

        1. Sam

          Sometimes they only make it available if there is requirement for raters in your country. I am sure it will be available to you. Where are you from btw?

          1. Scoleyx

            I’m from Malaysia.

          2. Sam

            I am not very sure on whether they hire for that project from Malaysia or not. Sorry about that. I will let you know once I am 100% sure about it.

  3. Lucky

    Hi Sam,

    Can you please provide per hour rate for Yukon project in India?
    Thanks in advance!!!

    1. Sam

      $3 in Appen and $6.79 in Lionbridge

      1. hema

        dear sam can u please guide me how to pass yukon part 3 exam…?

  4. sid

    hi after a long time i have noticed opportunity for india in isoftstone so i have applied for isoftstone. May i know how many days it takes to reply me back.
    Thanks in advance

    1. Sam

      Can take months. Depends on the client’s requirement.

    2. Sam

      I can’t really comment on that. It can take months.

  5. frdmrl

    Hi Sam, I just joined the Yukon Appen project last month and my project status is currently at New Evaluator Level 3. How do I get into an unrestricted (unlimited hours) level?

    1. Sam

      There will be a quality evaluation towards the end of the month. If your scores are acceptable, you will be UNRESTRICTED, meaning you will get to work as many hours as you want. Good Luck !

      1. frdmrl

        Hi Sam,
        I sent email to General Support > Quality team yesterday and this morning they reply my email and said :

        Thank you for your inquiry.

        I was able to unrestrict your account after checking the accuracy of your ratings and comments.

        Please let us know if we can be of any further help.

        Kind Regards,
        Your support team

        Suddenly, my level rise to Unrestricted level without having to wait for PQ and Side by Side feedback quality in the end of month. How is it possible?

        1. Sam

          It is not surprising at all. Sometimes if you email them, they do unrestrict even before the quality scores are out. Congrats ! Don’t get complacent though. Keep practicing the simulators, quizzes and all.

  6. Michele

    Hello, i have a question, do you get payed on the hours you work or by the estimated time of the tasks?

    1. Sam

      Actual hours we work.

  7. Ivan

    Hello, Sam! Thank you a lot for the article. I have one question, can you please help me with this, please?
    I heard that you can work only a fixed amount of hours, like 19 or 30 per week. And with this limitation, it’s impossible to earn this money. Did you have something similar to this?

    P.S. Project Yukon

    1. Sam Narzary

      Hey Ivan thank you for writing in )

      Yukon has no limits to how much you can work as long as you are not from USA or Brazil. As long as you maintain the required quality scores and there are tasks available, you can work for unlimited hours.

      1. Ivan

        That sounds great! I just got passed all the tests and waiting for my account to get opened.
        Occasionally, I decided to check out this project on the Glassdoor and found about this limitation. But I am glad it’s not like this, so I am going to work as much as I want and with good quality 🙂

      2. Ivan

        Hello again, Sam, I hope you are doing well!
        I finally got to work in Appen on project Yukon and here are some restrictions on hours work. They say I am New Evaluator 1 and I can work no more than 2 hours per day, and to upgrade my level I need to complete a huge amount of Needs Met Simulator.
        That’s unfortunate.

        1. Sam Narzary

          That’s not a huge amount of simulator tasks. You need to get only 20 simulator tasks correct to reach Evaluator Level 2 and other 20 tasks to reach Level 3. Additionaly, once you get a decent score in the next review, you will be unrestricted.

          And I don’t think this restriction is unfortunate. It is in fact needed. Good Luck. Practice simulators daily. I practice even these days despite being at it for over 3+ years now.

        2. Tanu

          How much time is available per task on Yukon project? (time per task, on an average?) Is it 7-10 minutes for each rating task? Or more?

          1. Sam Narzary

            Varies – Some are for 1 min, most are for 7-9 mins, some are for like 15+ mins.

  8. Isabel

    Thanks again for your response! Actually, I’ll be given the chance to repeat the test 🙂 I failed as I’d assumed.

  9. Isabel

    Hello! Nice article. I just completed the assessment for project Arrow, and have mixed feelings. There was a technical problem, so I couldn’t take the knowledge test beforehand, and practically was practicing during the test. All in all it went quite well, but I made some stupid mistakes rushing a bit too much through the tasks. I wonder if participants fail the test, will they be given the chance to repeat it?

    1. Sam Narzary

      I am not sure about Arrow project Isabel. But I do believe that they would be given a second chance.

      1. Isabel

        Thanks for your response, Sam! I haven’t heard back from them yet, but keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

      2. Isabel

        Hello Sam, I have another question that came to my mind. I think I’ve read somewhere that at Appen they want for you to use your own internet connection at a home. I’m often working at a co-working space in town where I have a membership. I wonder (in case they chose me) if I could do the work from there too, or if I’m restricted to working from home. Apparently, it’s definitely not allowed to work from another country, right? Maybe you could help me with these questions. Thanks a lot 🙂

        1. Sam Narzary

          Well as long as you work from a private place in a co-working space, meaning no one can peek at your screen, you should be fine ( do email support to confirm though).

          You are right, you can work from another country. That’s a little disappointing I must admit, but makes sense.

          1. Isabel

            Thanks again for your response! Actually, I’ll be given the chance to repeat the test 🙂 I failed as I’d assumed.

          2. Sam Narzary

            Coo ! I wish you all the best !

            And previously I made a typo saying that you can work from another country. You can’t unfortunately.
            Good Luck 🙂

          3. Sam Narzary

            Cool ! I wish you all the best !

            And previously I made a typo saying that you can work from another country. You can’t unfortunately.
            Good Luck 🙂

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