Do you want to take a boring and routinary online job yet provides a decent income ( depending of course with the company provider)? Try exploring image annotation online jobs. By the way, I am not an image annotator but my husband is. Personally, I don't like it for myself but I believe it is worth exploring if your primary goal is to earn extra income from home. If that is your goal, let me help you take to the world of image annotation online jobs.

How did we start with image annotation?

We came to know about image annotation through a micro job platform called Remotasks. Out of curiosity, my husband tried and see if it really works.

When you join the micro job platform, there is no interview but you need to take some training and pass the test in order to get jobs on the platform. Here are some of the training provided:

  • 2D Box Annotation
  • Semantic Segmentation
  • 3D Cuboid Annotation
  • Polygon Annotation
  • Video Annotation
  • Lidar

He passed the test and yes he was given with tasks, payout in this platform is every Tuesday. Unfortunately, the payout is not worth your time spent working on the tasks. 

Given that lower rate, I still encouraged him to proceed with it and keep on learning about those skills. What's the best thing? Remotasks offered a free 10-day in-person training program. The boot camp was offered in Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, and Manila.

Why did I encourage him to proceed to learn and acquire skills about image annotation? It's because I observe that image annotation online jobs are growing in the Upwork platform. I've seen around a hundred plus of annotation jobs in Upwork and I've thought that it is a very interesting industry to try.  With the 10 days training, it was worth it because it paved the way of him being hired in Upwork as Image Annotator for Data Labeling with a great compensation working for a flexible 8 hours per day.

Well, that's history. With regards to the task, I've mentioned that I've found it boring. Check the video below. It's as simple as that. Yes, it works with mobile but still, a computer or laptop is the best for it.

Before I forgot, let's talk about  Annotation! Annotation means to label a given data like image and video. This task is applied in the field of Artificial intelligence and machine learning field for the purpose of training machines.  It's a fact that some companies now are pursuing artificial intelligence and I believe this industry will continuously grow as such demand for image annotators may also rise.

What's in it for you now? Well, if you want to pursue as an image annotator, here are some steps that might help you:

1. Get free training from remotasks and be equipped with annotation skills. Sign Up HERE.

2.  Once you are equipped with the training start using it to find image annotation jobs through job platforms or to even direct companies or use it in remotasks itself. My husband was able to get it through Upwork and for sure you will get one also. Just be patient.

I hope this gives you an idea! Simply take action and reap the result of your action.

P.S. I am not offering image annotation jobs. I am only sharing our experience but who knows maybe in the future we can become an image annotation service provider.