There are certain tasks that require a substantial amount of work performing dull activities. Searching for products on certain websites can be considered one of these cases for many people. Companies can use online websites like to allow people with more free time to do these tasks for them. This allows the company to not have to hire new individuals, which is especially important in these dire economic times. Moreover, companies can offer higher cash incentives to get certain projects accomplished. Once the pay seems reasonable enough, then the work will be adequate. If the pay rate is too low, it appears as if the company does not care about the worker and the work will be poor. Hence, if one wants to get a certain amount of people to search for products on different websites adequately and carefully, then the compensation must be fair for his/her time.

A task for a solver may include researching the availability and price of products on a specified website. The task may include finding and reporting the prices to the solver along with a price comparison of other websites and other products of similar nature. The solver may have to survey postage costs and delivery times. Finally the solver may cross-reference reviews of services from websites and create a weighted judgment based on all other factors that recommends a specific site to purchase the original product from. And finally specific product research may include surveying competitor websites selling the same product as the seeker and assessing the price factors and the ease in which the product was actually found through the search function on the competitor's website