About ShortTask

Connecting workers and employers on global scale

Headquartered in Pasadena, California, ShortTask empowers both online workers to earn money immediately and employers to get work done immediately.

  • ShortTask's parent company, Career Mission, is one of the largest career companies in the world.
  • ShortTask has over 125,000 workers in its database who are ready to complete tasks ("solvers").
  • ShortTask has over 5,000 employers in its database regularly assigning work ("seekers").
  • Over 1,000,000 tasks have been completed on ShortTask since it began.
  • In July, 2009, ShortTask was featured on Attack of the Show as one the most effective money- making portals out there.

The ShortTask Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

ShortTask is covered by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If at any time you are not happy with ShortTask for any reason, please contact our customer service department immediately. Your complete satisfaction is our goal. We want you to enjoy our site and feel confident giving us a try. If at any time during your use of our site you are not satisfied for any reason whatsoever please contact our customer service department and we will immediately refund any monies you have deposited and not yet paid out if you are a seeker. If you are a solver and are not happy with a seeker, we will do our best to resolve the situation.

We are here to help with:

  • Questions about signing up.
  • Resolving disputes between seekers and solvers.
  • Difficulties with depositing funds into ShortTask.
  • Suggesting various tasks.

Why Try ShortTask?

Easy, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Over 2,000,000 jobs carefully reviewed
Award winning site
Constantly updated technology
Huge number of tasks available for solves and massive on-demand global workforce
Hundreds of thousands of satisfied seekers and solvers growing
Excellent customer service
No outside advertising

Our Mission

Short Task's mission is to connect online job seekers with work providers from across the world. Short Task allows millions of workers eager to work, to select tasks of their choice and get paid in dollars. We also provide businesses with an excellent platform to access millions of skilled virtual workforce.

The following five guiding principles help us measure the appropriateness of our business decisions:

Core Observation : The reason our jobs exist is to get people jobs.

 At ShortTask we are inspired by this quote because we are in the business of getting people jobs. We measure our own success by how closely we come to achieving this goal. 

Work is the most important component of life—it takes the most of our time and determines the quality of our existence. Helping others to work is among the most important tasks there is. We better the lives and futures of others.
—Harrison Barnes

We are in the business of preserving and improving human life. All of our actions must be measured by the success in achieving this goal.
—Merck & Company, Internal Management Guide

 At Short Task we are inspired by this quote because we are always cognizant that the work we do is for allowing people to work. The more we have stayed true to this vision the better we have done. 

I want to ... express the principles upon which we in company have endeavored to live up to ... Here is how it sums up: We try to remember that medicine is for the patient. We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been.
—George Merck II


Core Observation : In order to dominate the market, we must be the best branded business in our field.

 At Short Task we are inspired by this quote because we believe in what we do and in survival. In order to prosper and carry our message forward, we need to be the best in our field. 

To my imagination it is far more satisfactory to look at [well-adapted] specifies not as specially endowed or created instincts, but as small consequences of one general law leading to the advancement of all organic beings—namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
—Charles Darwin, Origin of Species


Core Observation : Consumers tend to jump on the bandwagons leading up, and jump off those leading down. A band with positive direction attracts buyers; one with negative direction repels them.

 At Short Task we are inspired by this quote because we believe that we must constantly advance and get better and better at what we do. 

You can't just keep doing what works one time, because everything around you is always changing. To succeed, you have to stay out in front of that change.
—Sam Walton


  We respect technology at Short Task and realize its value to who we are as a group. One of the first things that happened with the founding of this company was the investment in technology. This investment continues to this day.

Our database and technology is one of the most significant ways in which we communicate and assist with building our company.

Constant awareness in the need to invest in products and ideas will drive us forward.


  We are all a team with the objective of getting people jobs.
Our team is dedicated to doing our jobs as well as possibly can be done.

Corporate Offices
ShortTask's corporate offices are located in Pasadena, California, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. In addition to our administrative offices, ShortTask maintains a warehouse and data center in Pasadena nearby.

Street and Mailing Address
Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91101

We are located on the second floor of this building at 175 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena, California. ShortTask's parent company, Career Mission, owns 12,900 square feet on the second floor of this building as well as a 20,000 square foot building housing its data center across the street at 200 South Lake Avenue.

This is ShortTask's property at 200 South Lake Avenue, in Pasadena, California. This property was acquired by ShortTask's parent company, Career Mission, in 2007. This 20,000 square foot facility houses our data center.

Interesting Facts

  • Every day more than 500 new solvers come to ShortTask and sign up to do work.
  • ShortTask is used by thousands of entrepreneurs as well as by many large companies.
  • The most popular type of work assigned on ShortTask is search engine optimization-related work.
  • ShortTask's parent company, Career Mission, is a company that specializes in career sites and ShortTask is actually a job site.

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