You may have heard about jobs where you can earn money typing captcha codes and perhaps wonder what they might be about and whether it is something that you could and would like to do.

A captcha is an acronym meaning Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. It is used on many websites to make sure that those people signing up, registering or whatever are human. It often involves an illustration which depicts words, letters or numbers and you have to type in what you see so that the webpage knows that you are human. It will allow a company not to be spammed by anyone who tries to sign up automatically to things.

There are companies that pay people for solving these captchas. Why they need people to do this is anyone’s guess, but I would have a think about why they might be employing people to do this before signing up for the work. I am not sure that I would be happy doing this sort of work myself.

It is also worth looking at the pay rates. You will usually be told how much you will be paid for each Captcha you solve and given an estimation of how long it might take to solve them so you can calculate your potential hourly rate. This can be extremely low and you could be much better off getting a different type of job. You may also find that you will have to pay to start with. Yes you read that right, you might have to pay a fee before you start. This will supposedly enable you to get paid more for the work that you do. What sort of employer does this? Lastly you may have to wait until you have accumulated a high amount of earnings before you can get paid. This amount could mean that you will not get paid for several months. If you need the money really quickly then this will not be the right job for you.

It is also worth remembering that although this work is at home, which can be more comfortable and convenient it will not pay a high rate. You will be sitting in front of a computer for hours and hours, probably for months at a time typing in things before you can get paid. There are certainly many other online jobs which pay a lot better than this.

So if this is something that you have seen, then take time to look at other ways to earn money online. You will hopefully find some work that will be better paid and more interesting as well as working for a company that you will not have to pay in order that they can pay you. You will find that there is plenty of freelance work, smaller tasks, surveys and other things that you can be paid for online. You should be able to look at reviews of various types of jobs and companies that employ online workers and they will be able to help you to make a decision about who would be the best for you to work for without you having to pay.