3. Fair payment
All subscribers commit to paying a fair and appropriate wage or advising the contracting authorities accordingly. Generally, the wage is project-based. The calculation is done by the crowdsourcing provider to the best of their knowledge and includes factors such as task complexity, necessary qualifications, local standards, and predicted time expenditure.
It is essential to clearly and upfront communicate the amount of wage that can be earned when successfully completing the task. Payment conditions, including time limits and payout cycles, must be transparent, and payments should be made promptly without any delays. The platform providers need to ensure payouts occur at least once a month. If a project is done pro bono to support community causes, this should be clearly communicated to the crowdworkers in advance.
Crowdworkers should never be asked to make payments in order to be given a project.