Chinese Witkey users top 20 million

11:12, November 29, 2010      

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According to a recent report China now has more than 100 Witkey websites as of October 2010 with more than 20 million registered users and a total monthly transaction value of more than 300 million yuan. Witkey refers to a platform that enables users to get paid to solve the problems of others.

China's first "White Paper on China's Witkey Industry" was recently released by several media agencies and it shows that the Witkey lifestyle is currently popular among China's post-80s generation. According to the white paper, more than half of Witkey users are youth between the ages of 26 and 30, 18 percent are between 31 and 35, 9 percent between 41 and 45, and 3 percent between 15 and 20.

The white paper shows that of the various types of tasks offered on Witkey websites, as much as 41 percent of them are publicity tasks, which involve leaving posts on other websites and are welcomed by Witkey users.

An officer from said that this sort of publicity task does not require much skill and often pays from 50 yuan to 1,000 yuan, but requires a lot of time and energy. Firms often outsource such tasks to Witkey platforms in order to save money.

About 37 percent of Witkey tasks are flash and video jobs and 35 percent are copywriting jobs. Professionals in graphic design, program development, labor work, online store renovation areas are popular.

Mr. Cheng who works for an IT firm in the Optic Valley of Wuhan said that he often accepts video production work online during his spare time and once earned as much as 1,500 yuan for a job. Data from the white paper shows that the monthly income of 350,000 Witkey users in Hubei Province averages 1,100 yuan.

By People's Daily Online


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