A Day in the Life of an Appen Contributor: Anna Gourzi

At Appen, we provide our customers with high-quality, accurately-labeled data. But, we can’t do that alone. To create the best training data for AI, you need human support and intervention. To support our goals and projects, we work with over a million contractors to label data. And, we think, our Appen Contributors are the best. So, we want to introduce them to you.

What Our Appen Contributors Are Working On

When a new contributor starts work at Appen, they get to choose from dozens of different projects to work on. Most projects involve sorting, labeling, and preparing data to be used as training data for AI algorithms.

Because our contributors can choose which projects they want to work on, what hours they work, and where they work from, we were named the #1 company with remote jobs by FlexJobs. We are so proud to offer fair pay and flexible jobs that our contributors love.

Appen Contributors might work on projects preparing data by:

  • Categorizing topics and emotions in social media posts
  • Moderating image and text content for appropriateness
  • Transcribing audio content
  • Annotating images

To highlight and showcase the accomplishments of our Appen Contributors, we’re interviewing team members and telling you all about them in this blog series.

Meet: Anna Gourzi

Anna Gourzi is an Appen contributor living in Greece in a small town near the big harbor, Patras. She has two adult children whom she raised on her own for most of their lives. And, Anna recently became a grandmother when her daughter gave birth to a healthy baby.

After retirement, Anna went back to school to study theatrical studies with an emphasis on social and humanity studies. In her free time, she likes to spend her time working with charitable clubs and organizations that support her local community such as the Rotary Club and Alma Zois.

What Appen Projects Anna Gourzi is Working On

Being an Appen contributor is a family affair for Anna Gourzi as she was introduced to working on Appen projects by her children, who are also Appen Contributors. Anna has found that she loves working on Appen projects in the morning when she’s home alone and can work undisturbed.

The project that Anna likes working on the most is with social media evaluation. She describes it as a perfect fit.

Why Work for Appen?

Appen Contributors choose to work for a variety of reasons, but in general, we find that our contributors like the flexibility offered by the job. Anna began working for Appen after it was recommended to her by her children, but she’s found that the extra money each month can help her to cover some fun expenses and extra needs.

“The best part of working for Appen is that I can spend some money every month (which I like very much) and save some money back,” says Anna. “Appen helped me renovate my home, a job that I wanted to do so many years ago but I couldn’t. I’m very pleased working with Appen.”

For many Appen Contributors, the extra cash each month makes a huge difference in their quality of life and ability to spend a little extra on themselves or their family.

How You Can Become and Appen Contributor

If you’re interested in bringing in a little extra money each month while setting your own hours and choosing the projects that are right for you, you can become an Appen Contributor.

To get started, visit our jobs page and follow these simple steps.

  1. Select a project that interests you and read the instructions.
  2. Apply to work on the task.
  3. Start tasking! We track your task accuracy. A high accuracy rate means you can level up on work on more projects.

When you work for Appen, you have control over your schedule, how much you work, and where you work. And, we’re always looking for contributors that speak other languages. If you’re looking for a flexible job and hours, apply today to get started.

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