This article introduces UHRS (the Universal Human Relevance System) and provides regular updates on what’s known about the availability of jobs on the platform in different places across the world. The information here was last updated on 4th February 2019.
What is UHRS?
UHRS stands for Universal Human Relevance System. It’s a web-based platform for online work, accessed via ClickWorker, a micro-working platform. UHRS provides small jobs (known as HITS) for home workers, usually involving categorizing and verifying the accuracy of online information.
As discussed in our detailed review of ClickWorker, UHRS can prove a rich source of simple but relatively well-paid online work. When there’s work available on the platform, it’s feasible to earn a solid $10 per hour or more carrying out simple tasks, often involving verifying information on websites and search engines.
How to get onto UHRS
To qualify to work on the platform, you must pass a straightforward assessment that verifies your skills. You must also go through a process of setting up accounts for the system (full details are found within our ClickWorker review).
Once you’ve gained access, you need to complete further assessments within UHRS to gain access to the different tasks available.
In order to access the assessments, you need to sign-up with ClickWorker. The assessments are not always available as UHRS opens and closes applications in different countries depending on the volume of work available.
As there’s always a chance of UHRS applications being closed when you want to work on the platform, it makes sense to complete the assessments and establish your status on UHRS as soon as possible.
Furthermore, it’s wise to log into your account regulary and complete a few HITApps to keep your account live, as unused accounts do expire.
UHRS: Current Availability (Updated February 2019)
When we checked ClickWorker back in March 2018, it stated that UHRS was open for assessment applications in the “majority” of countries “except Turkey.”
However, on our most recent check, it simply said that UHRS was NOT available to all Clickworkers, and that it depended on the availability of assessments in each country. This seems to imply that availability may not currently be so wide. Your best bet is to sign up to Clickworker and frequently check whether the UHRS assessments are available to you. As stated above, grab them while you can!
How Much Work is Available?
The volume of work available on UHRS varies from day to day and from country to country.
Please remember that it’s unwise to rely on ClickWorker / UHRS as a sole source of income, when the work can and does dry up at times.
What tends to happen is that from time to time you’ll come across a task that you enjoy doing, and one that works out to a good hourly rate. If you have the time, it’s well worth taking advantage and earning the money while you can!
Using UHRS from Abroad
Clickworker support is very specific on the issue of using UHRS from abroad, stating that it should only every be used in your country of registration. As such, don’t be tempted to use it whilst travelling. Trying to circumvent these restrictions with a VPN is unwise as you could risk losing access to the platform.
You CAN use Clickworker itself from abroad with no problem, just don’t use UHRS.
Help and Support
There are sometimes issues with UHRS such as technical glitches that can stop you completing tasks. This can prove very irritating when such an issue prevents you proceeding and making money.
In the first instance, it’s best to use the “Report a technical issue” feature within the “marketplace” interface. You may have to move on to another task to continue earning until such an issue is rectified.
It’s also worth noting that ClickWorker can sometimes help with issues, especially if they’re regarding problems accessing the system from the ClickWorker home page.
In our experience, ClickWorker quickly responds to these difficulties (within a day), and has also been able to help with issues such as logging onto the system and not seeing any jobs available.
Alternatives to UHRS
Mechanical Turk (MTurk) has a similar issue in that that applications are sometimes closed from certain countries. It’s therefore well worth getting set up to secure your access to these platforms as and when the opportunity presents itself.
Other side gigs you may wish to check out include:
Prolific: For regular, good quality online surveys.
UserTesting: For website testing jobs that pay $10 each.
Job Spotter: For earning money on the move.
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