Job listing portal
Is Workbrite Fake or Real?
Why is Workbrite Likely Real?
Workbrite is a job listing portal which claims to provide listings for freelancing gigs. They have listed jobs like writing, transcription, review writing and data entry as some of the types of work they have listings for.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 1st January 2019 in Florida. The registrant’s name or company name has not been provided. Workbrite also uses a .org domain and not a .com domain, but this could be because workbrite.com is a parked domain which just says ‘Coming Soon’.
To access job listings on Workbrite, members have to pay a fee. There are three plans offered by Workbrite – monthly, annual and lifetime. The lifetime membership fee is just double the annual fee. This can sound either as a great deal or highly suspicious depending on your perspective. The annual and lifetime membership plan are advertised as having exclusive job listings which aren’t available anywhere else.
Workbrite clearly mentions in its FAQs that it does not guarantee any jobs and only provides listings of jobs which members can apply for.
Workbrite has a social media presence only on Facebook and the page seems to be active. There are no contact details provided on the website such as a phone number, email ID or address. The only way to get in touch with the company is through the contact form. They also have a section for job providers to contact the company, but the link was found to be a dummy as it just leads back to the home page.
Update: Ann from Workbrite (firstname.lastname@example.org) got in touch with me to clarify the following:
I wanted to point out the the links state do not work to for “Find Talent” page are not fake redirects, but simply point to the contact page so employers can request that their site be added. We just do not allow employers to post without our approval, anymore.
There are no user reviews available for Workbrite on sites like Scamadviser or TrustPilot. There were a few on Quora, but they didn’t seem to be written by people who have actually used the platform.
I also found a few reviews which looked fake or paid, since they were written by accounts which one had one or two answers which were only about Workbrite. However, I cannot conclusively say that all of them are fake.
Giving the benefit of the doubt to them, it is likely that Workbrite is not a scam. Honestly, I have to say it is inconclusive. On one hand, there are several red flags, such the lack of contact details and the button for employers not working. It is not known whether their claim of having exclusive listings is true. There are no reviews to vouch for their authenticity and some of the answers on Quora praising Workbrite seem fake.
At the same time, I do not suspect Workbrite of phishing or trying to mislead job seekers. In conclusion, it might be a better idea to invest in other platforms which have more reviews and a proven track record of providing listings which convert into jobs or gigs.
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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