What is MegaTypers?
MegaTypers is a company offering an online typing job. They pay you for typing CAPTCHA which are letters, numbers or combination of both used as a challenge to determine a human from a non-human response. They will pay you from $0.60 to $1.05 for every 1,000 CAPTCHAs you type. Payment is through PayPal or Liberty Reserve with a minimum cash out of $5. Signing up is through a referral system and members with referrals earn a commission on the earnings of their referees. Payment rates are shown below:
My Experience with MegaTypers
I joined MegaTypers without giving it too much thought. I was optimistic about it and because I have a good typing speed I thought I can earn well through it. My initial reaction to the pay rate was disbelief. I thought to myself that it was very small but the optimist in me chose to ignore that and just give it a try. I spent so many hours typing. There were even instances where I woke up very early in the morning, around 5 AM just to catch the higher pay rate.
I was disappointed.
I observed that during the hours when pay rates were higher, the number of CAPTCHA available to type decreases. You will end up staring at your screen for 30 to 60 seconds before the next CAPTCHA appears. The higher pay rate was offset by the smaller number of CAPTCHAS you can type. This made me think that maybe I was better off typing during the smaller pay rates, at least the CAPTCHA are plentiful. On one Saturday, I typed almost 8 hours and earned a measly $1.42. Talk about slavery. My all-time high earnings is $5.51.
MegaTypers’s Paypal account is for “verification” as a result, payment through PayPal is currently not available. This so-called “verification” made PayPal payments unavailable since September 3, 2012. I find this very strange. Why is their account for “verification” for the longest time? Did MegaTypers did something horrible? It makes you think.
My verdict with MegaTypers is this: Just don’t do it. It takes a lot of effort to earn a small amount and it is just not worth your time. There are other better earning opportunities out there.
However, for the very few who do want to try MegaTypers, click here to read my updated review and watch a video of me on megatypers.