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AmeriPlan®

AmeriPlan is a company that markets a discount medical plan (not health insurance) and offers two ways to make money from home, either by selling the discount plan or by recruiting others to sell the plan.  There are start-up costs, but AmeriPlan has been in business 15 years and is a reputable company.

Inbound Call Agent with West at Home

West at Home is a reputable, 20 year old, Fortune 1000 company that hires at-home agents to answer inbound phone calls.   Agents are thoroughly trained in the services and products for which they provide customer service and all calls are inbound.

Inbox Dollars

Okay, reading emails and completing online surveys will not make you rich, but it is a way to earn a little extra cash each month.  Dozens of websites (or more) say that they will pay you to do this kind of work, but most of these are scams.  We've found a company, though, that does what is says it will....pay you to read emails and take surveys

Virtual Administrative Assistant

Pro Advantage Support hires people to work at home providing a variety of administrative services to businesses that need help but do not want to hire extra on-site staff.   These administrative tasks include meeting planning, calendar management, phone and email correspondence and much more.

 

Embroidery Work at Home

If you have a talent for embroidery work, then this work-at-home opportunity may be just the ticket.  Beaded Casuals is a New York-based cottage manufacturer of beaded products, including jeans, caps, jackets and even picture frames and specialty tableware.  Jeans with creative embroidery and/or bead ornamentation, though, are their specialty.

Associated Content Writer

Are you a writer at heart?  Okay, maybe you are not the next great American novelist, but perhaps you could write about travel or cooking or repairing cars?  If so, your articles are needed by hundreds of thousands of websites seeking content.  Associated Content is the place to upload your articles and get paid for them.

Make Money with Your Photographs

The pictures on the billions of web pages across the Internet have to come from somewhere.    Many are purchased from stock photo websites, and these sites need high-quality photographs of people, places and things.   If you have a good eye and a good digital camera, you may be able to earn some cash by selling your photographs through these sites.

PrePaid Legal

PrePaid Legal is a NYSE company that was founded in 1972 and uses Independent Associates to sell its legal insurance membership plans.  These plans provide coverage for legal problems, from signing a contract to disputing a repair bill, and give members fast phone access to a local attorney.  Associates are paid up to $182 for each $26 sale.

Stuffing Envelopes (Really)

When you signed up for this newsletter you were told that the topics would not include stuffing envelopes, but you actually can make money from home stuffing envelopes.  You do it by working for yourself, not a scammy company with an ad in the newspaper.  We will explain.

5 Market Research Companies That Pay You for Participating in Surveys

We've have compiled a list of reputable marketing research companies that pay you in cash and/or prizes for taking telephone and online surveys.  None of these require any kind of upfront fee or payment, and all are easy to join.

JustAnswer - Get Paid for What You Know

You have a lifetime of experience, and you are probably at an expert at something, maybe how to train dogs or how to repair cars or how to mediate child custody disputes.  Whatever it is, JustAnswer is a website that pays people to become "experts" and answer questions from users.  The application is short, and the pay can add up.

Online Mock Juror

Earn extra money by becoming an online mock juror.  You will review interesting legal cases from the comfort of your home, provide feedback through an online questionnaire and get paid for doing it.

AdSmart

AdSmart is an outdoor advertising company that will wrap your car in eye-catching (some might say "loud") advertising and pay you to drive your attention-getting car around town.  Or they might even give you a free car to drive (as long as you keep the GPS system on at all times).

Accolade Support

Accolade is a company that provides customer service for businesses that cannot or do not want to hire in-house customer service support for their customers and client.  Accolade is hiring now, and the work is home-based.

Mystery Shopping

This week we take a look at mystery shopping, also called secret shopping, work that involves visiting businesses (restaurants, retail outlets, etc.) undercover and then reporting your experiences with customer service, etc. to the mystery shopping company that has hired you.

Get Paid to Post

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If you enjoy expressing your opinion, then this week's work at home endeavor is just for you.  We've found a website that will pay you for starting discussions, responding to established discussions and submitting images.

Blogging

Blogging is all the rage these days and comes in all styles, topics and designs.  If you are not sure what it is or how it works, we will explain the ins and outs of this fun communication medium.  

Monetizing Your Blog

Last  week we talked about blogging, what it is and how to get started doing it.  This week we look at a few more (simpler) blogs and show ways to monetize the one you will soon be setting up!

EQ Mentoring

EQ is one's emotional intelligence quotient, which is the ability to perceive, use and manage the emotions of one's self and of others so as to achieve stated goals and objectives.   EQ mentoring is helping others improve their EQ, which can be accomplished online, and baby boomers and retirees are the best EQ mentors out there.

Edit Fast

Edit Fast is a company that provides clients with proofreading and editing services for their documents, articles, books, etc.   The company is a marketplace for editors/proofreaders and authors to come together, and it is currently looking for people interested in editing and/or proofreading.

Help Foreign Speakers Learn English

Idapted is a respected international company that helps foreign students learn to speak English.  Instructors work from home via an Internet connection and do not need to speak a language other than English.  

Hotel Mystery Shopping

When a hotel wants to measure how its front desk staff and/or sales staff is performing, it may contract with a hotel mystery shopper.  This week we look at a company that hires people to perform this work as independent contractors.

Relocation Consultant

Major U.S. companies today are often going overseas to find new employees and then needing to relocate those employees to the U.S.    We look at a company that hires consultants to help with this relocation process in communities around the county.

Customer Loyalty Agent

This week we look at a company that is hired by newspapers to increase customer loyalty and retention rates.  Agents work from home contacting existing newspaper customers about their delivery and subscription service.  There is no cold calling involved.

Deed Collection

This issue profiles a company that pays independent contractors to collect public information located at local courthouses.  This can be a full time or part time position, and no start up fees are required.

Click 'n Work

ClickNwork is an online company that hires home-based workers to perform research, and other functions, for businesses with which ClickNwork contracts.  Currently, 50,000 people work part-time for ClickNwork.

Lionbridge

As the Internet becomes more ubiquitous and more people use it to find information, search results need to improve and become more relevant.  Lionbridge is a global company hiring people to help make that happen.

English1on1  gone

Using the Internet, English1on1 is a company that hires at-home tutors to help non-English speakers learn to speak English.  If you are a native English speaker without an accent, you may apply for this job.

ChaCha Search Engine Guide

Most search engines utilize complex programming to locate information that corresponds to keywords entered by the user.  A social search engine, on the other hand, employs humans to find the information.  ChaCha is one such search engine.  

Internet Researcher

AQA is a website that answers all kinds of visitor questions, from dumb ones to serious ones, and it is looking for researchers to find the answers, which are then sent to the questioners via text message.  So far, 2 million people have asked 17 million questions.

Affina

All retail companies (most anyway) need to provide customer service, but not all want to do it in-house and instead outsource the job.  Affina is a company that provides customer service to other companies' customers and hires people at home to do it.

CafePress

For those with an artistic bent, CafePress is a place to sell products with your designs on them.  The site provides the products (mugs, caps, etc.), takes care of payment processing and does the shipping.    You have no inventory and pocket the difference between the base price and the mark up price on your sales.

Blue Mountain Poets and Writers

Blue Mountain Arts is a greeting card company based in Boulder, Colorado and is currently accepting poetry and prose submissions for their greeting cards.  This is not immediate work, and it won't make you rich, but it might get your work into print.

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April 15, 2010

Writers Needed at Helium - All Topics

Have you ever wanted to be a writer?  Even for people with little experience, Helium is a place to earn some extra cash (although you probably won't get rich).  It is a marketplace of writers, publishers and advertisers where everyone shares in the revenue generated when articles are published on websites.  Choose a subject and start writing, but the better and more popular your article is the more money you can earn.   Earnings are based on article quality, how many readers are interested in the topic and advertiser interest.  Writers retain all copyrights, and there are no fees to join.

April 21, 2010

Jurors Needed at Online Verdict

Lawyers will post a case summary and verdict questions to the OnlineVerdict.com website, with the option of having 25 or 50 jury-eligible people  like you review the case facts and provide feedback on the case issues.  Registered jurors in the venue the case was filed will receive an email invitation to review the case, and when completed, will receive payment for their time.  Juror feedback is then tabulated and presented to the lawyer or legal professional who posted the case.   You must be 18  and live in the U.S. to participate.  No registration fees.

April 25, 2010

Magnum Contact Center Looking for Phone Reps


Magnum Contact Center is a company that manages in bound and out bound calls for a variety of companies and organizations, including political and  business-to-business.  Representatives work from home in the areas of customer service, sales, market research and others.  At least a home broadband Internet connection is required (cable or dsl preferred).   Magnum is based in Georgia and has been in business for 15 years.

May 12, 2010C

Virtual Administrative Assistants Needed at Pro Advantage

Many businesses that need office help do not want to hire extra in-house staff.  Instead, they hire Pro Advantage Support, a  company that provides companies and entrepreneurs a variety of professional business services from calendar management to meeting planning.  Pro Advantage hires people to work independently from home to provide these services, all of which can be performed with a computer and the Internet.   Experience in your field (research, data entry, ghost writing, budget management, etc.) required.

June 6, 2010

Transcribers Needed at Tigerfish

TigerFish, is a reputable, established transcription service, a company that renders recorded speech into written form, and its past clients have included major universities, city governments, foundations and national media outlets.   The company is currently in search of transcribers, people who are quick typists, have a good ear for language and are able to write well.  These positions are home-based and do not require prior transcription experience, but applicants do need a high speed Internet connection, a phone and some software.  

June 24, 2010

Mentors Needed at EQMentor

EQ is one's emotional intelligence quotient, which is the ability to perceive, use and manage the emotions of one's self and of others so as to achieve stated goals and objectives.   EQ mentoring is helping others improve their EQ, which can be accomplished online, and baby boomers and retirees are the best EQ mentors out there.

July 8, 2010

ClickNwork is Looking for Help

ClickNwork partners with companies to see what work they can complete for them remotely (everything from research, report preparation and data entry to writing and analysis can be done remotely).  Projects are then assigned to home-based workers, which include writers, web researchers, translators, analysts, interviewers and others.  Interested applicants must register and pass a test.

September 4, 2010

Sell Your Artwork on CafePress

CafePress is a fun, high-traffic website where you can buy products and have them personalized with a design you upload.  It is also a place where you can sell t-shirts (and other items) that have your design and/or artwork on them.    CafePress provides the products, prints them and ships them when an order is placed through the free online CafePress store that you establish (or you can pay $4.99 a month for a premium store).   You earn 10% commission on all sales. 

September 26, 2010

Tutoring

Times change.  Not too long ago, when a student needed help with his school lessons, he called upon a tutor in his hometown for a little one on one assistance.  These days, tutoring is done online and is a great way for those with a lifetime of experience, a college education, a computer and an Internet connection to offer academic help to kids nearly anywhere.   You must reside in the U.S. and have a college education to apply.

October 24, 2010

In Bound Call Agents with West at Home

West at Home is a part of a reputable, 20+ year old Fortune 1000 company that hires at-home agents to answer inbound phone calls.  Companies in a wide variety of industries, including retail, healthcare and travel, outsource their customer service to West at Home, and West at Home then hires agents to work from home to service the customers of these clients.   ALL calls are inbound; agents make no outbound calls.    Average pay is $8 to $10 per hour.

November 12, 2010

One on One English Instruction  Gone

Idapted is a respected, international company that provides one on one English instruction, live over the Internet, to students around the world, helping them improve their speaking and listening skills.   The majority of the students are young professionals and employees of foreign companies, many of whom want to one day live and or work in the U.S., Britain or Canada.   Idapted is currently in search of instructors to join their team, and applicants do not need to know a language other than English.

February 11, 2011

Decision Making Studies

The Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia University's Business School, located in New York City, is conducting research on decision making and is looking for online study participants.    English fluency is required, as is a Paypal account (which is easy to set up if you do not have one).    To receive email invitations to participate in studies  for the Center for Decision Science,  you must register with the CDS Virtual Lab Online Panel.  Registration does not guarantee participation, but if you do participate, compensation is approximately $16 per hour.

March 20, 2011

"Global Crowdsourcing"

Lionbridge (Nasdaq: Liox) is a leading provider of translation and localization services for clients around the world (they test their clients' software, websites, etc. and interpret them to ensure that they function in other languages).   The company is 15 years old and is based in Massachusetts, employing 4,200 people in 26 countries.   A variety of work at home opportunities are available,  listed under "Global Crowdsourcing," and  qualifications vary according to the job.

March 28, 2011

Freelance Writers

The Writers Network is a company that accepts articles from freelance writers and then publishes them on its network of websites.   Writers must apply to be accepted into the writing community, but if accepted, writers may select assignments from a list of topics.  Once an article is submitted and accepted, payment is made via Paypal.  Articles range from 300 to 1,000 words, and payment ranges from $10 to $25 per article.  There is no limit on the number of articles a writer may submit.

April 15, 2011

Court Researcher

Jellybean Services is a family owned company that hires people part-time to perform court research, which entails visiting courthouses and collecting public information records (some of this can be done from one's home computer).   No experience is required, but applicants must have a laptop and be able to type 45 wpm.    Pay is per record, but the average pay is $12 to $16 per hour after one month.  This company is based in Michigan and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

May 13, 2011

Data Management

DionData Solutions is a data management company based in the U.S.  It works with clients such as governments and insurance companies and transforms their data, from inventory lists and handwritten notes to legal documents and insurance forms, into organized digital systems.  The company is hiring work at home vendors to assist with this data organization. 

May 24, 2011

Are You an Expert?

LivePerson is a reputable website that has thousands of experts available in all kinds of fields to offer advice for a fee.   Visitors find an expert with whom to work, either via chat or email, and the expert sets the pay rate.   LivePerson takes a percentage, but work-at-home experts set their own hours.  Click on "Become an Expert" at bottom of page to apply.

June 1, 2011

Transcriptionists Needed

AccuTranGlobal is a Canadian-based  financial transcription service that works with international clients.  The company is hiring part-time, work at home transcriptionists.  Qualities needed are a strong command of English, listening skills, grammar skills, computer skills, Internet skills and typing skills of at least 60 wpm.   Pay is by the word, and compensation is sent once a month.

June 6, 2011

Got Books?  Make Money!

It will not make you rich, but Cash4Books is a website that buys good condition, used books.   Just enter a book's ISBN number (all books have one) and then click "Price My Books."   You will get a price quote and can ship your books to Cash4Books for free (by printing a shipping label).  Get paid via Paypal within 3 days of receipt of your books.  This company has a BBB A+ rating.   (P.S. Free books to sell can often be found on Craigslist).  Note: We are an affiliate of this program.

June 13, 2011

Writers Needed

Remilon is a reputable U.S.-based company (Mountain View, California) that is hiring at home writers.  The company stresses quality and focuses primarily on education and career topics.   Hours are flexible and the work is steady.   Fifteen hours minimum per week are required.  Compensation is $8 per hour and is paid via Paypal.  Remilon has an A+ rating with the BBB.

June 20, 2011

Become an Internet Guide

ChaCha is a social search engine, meaning that instead of using an algorithm to find information, a la Google, it uses humans to do the same thing.   A user types in a question, along with his cell phone number.  A human ChaCha guide researches the answer and sends it via text to the user.  ChaCha guides must live in the U.S. and have a high speed internet connection.  Pay is not a lot, $.10 to $.20 per question answered, but it can add up.  P.S. Do not be put off by the 20-something on the next page.

June 24, 2011

At Home Telephone Agents

Working Solutions is a reputable 15 year old company that is hired by companies such as Travelocity.com and Hotels.com to take customer service calls and work with customers online via chat or email (each block of time working for a company is called a "project").   There is no fee to apply, and training is provided.  Pay varies from minimum wage to $30 or so an hour.   The company receives a lot of applications, so hearing back may take some time.

July 6, 2011

Amusement Park Mystery Shopper

Amusement Advantage is the exclusive mystery shopping provider to the amusement industry and  provides a critical look at guest services through custom-tailored mystery shopping programs.   Shoppers are always reimbursed for their amusement park tickets and expenses, but they are not always paid on top of that.  This won't make you rich, but it is a free way to enjoy a day at the amusement park (maybe with the grandkids).  This company has an A+ BBB rating.

July 11, 2011

ARC Call Performance Monitoring

ARC Consulting, LLC is a Connecticut-based company that provides call monitoring services for businesses that offer telephone customer service.  In other words, they listen in on calls to ensure that call centers are properly doing their job and maintaining high quality interaction with customers.  ARC also has a telephone mystery shopping program, and it hires at home workers from all over the U.S.  The BBB gives ARC an A+ rating.

September 16, 2011

Intelichek

InteliChek is a market research company specializing in collecting data to analyze what is happening in different  industries (primarily automotive).  The people that work for Intelichek do this by calling businesses and gathering information about the products and services they offer (how much is an oil change, warranty information, etc).   At home workers earn $.30 to $1.90 per task and are asked to work at least 20 hours per week.

September 28, 2011

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk comes from Amazon (yes, that Amazon) and is a website where companies that need tasks done find people to do them.  These tasks are called HITs (human intelligence tasks) and can be anything from labeling photos to participating in a forum.  Most HITs pay anywhere from $.01 to $.50 and are fairly fast and easy to perform.  There are currently 209,000+ HITs available.   These HITs will not make you rich, but they are a way to make a little extra money.  Tip: Avoid HITs that ask for personal information.

October 9, 2011

Cloud 10 (Transcom)  repeated nov 2012

Cloud 10 is a virtual call center company that hires work at home employees (not contract workers) to receive  inbound calls from customers needing assistance with their account. Custom software allows calls to be routed directly to the agent’s home computer via the internet.  Cloud 10's customers range from Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses.  Cloud 10 offers employees set schedules, an hourly wage and paid training. 

October 14, 2011

eJury

eJury is a way for lawyers to test their cases with real people, i.e., mock jurors, before heading into court.    Jurors are contacted by email to read cases and then answer questions and provide feedback about each one.  Feedback submissions are taken until the quota of reviews is reached (usually 50).    Juror feedback is then tabulated and presented to the lawyer or legal professional who posted the case.   People must live in the U.S. to join eJury as a juror, but there are no registration fees. Payment is usually between $5 and $10 for each mock trial in which you participate.

October 27, 2011

Get Paid to Test Websites

UserTesting is a website that pays people to test websites and verbally record their impressions.  Why?  Because once a website is designed, the owner/webmaster needs to know that it is easy to navigate and that it provides a good visitor experience.  UserTesting workers are paid $10 per test, and each test takes about 20 minutes.  You will do a pre-test when you apply (if you do not have a microphone for your computer, you may apply via phone).   The better you are at relaying your impressions of websites (this company likes testers to give a lot of feedback), the more websites you will be asked to review.  UserTesting is open to applications worldwide.

November 4, 2011

Ghostbloggers

Ghostbloggers is a relatively new site but has gotten good reviews.  With millions, if not billions, of websites needing content, freelance writers are in demand, and Ghostblogger is a place where you can post and sell original articles.   The normal payment for writers is $3.50 USD for every 100 words, but you can set a different price if desired (the site makes its money by adding a 30% commission to the sales price of any article).  Payment is made via Paypal.

November 10, 2011

Data Entry with DionData Solutions

Dion Data Solutions is a data management company based in Iowa and Missouri and has been around since 1999.  It is hiring "home contracted vendors," people who take customers' raw data and enter it into a computer program (the newly formatted data is then returned to the customer).    Applicants need to be able to accurately type 60 words per minute and have solid computer skills (internet navigation, downloading files, etc.).  The company does not disclose pay rates, but most workers seem happy with their compensation.  

November 16, 2011

Mystery Shopping

If you would like a free dinner out or a free night at a hotel once in awhile, A Closer Look might be the company for you.    This business has been around since 1994 and hires mystery shoppers to check out the restaurants and hotels that hire them to do quality inspections.  "Shopping" jobs are posted on the A Closer Look website once a month, along with how much each job will reimburse you.  Some jobs only include reimbursement, but others will also pay you a fee for your time.   You won't get rich, but you might get to enjoy some free nights on the town.

November 24, 2011

Search Engine Evaluator

Leapforce is a reputable company that hires at home workers to evaluate search engine results with the goal of helping some of the world's largest search engine companies improve their search listings.   A personal computer with high speed internet access (and a Firefox browser, which is easily downloadable), web research and comprehension skills are needed.  A somewhat difficult two-part test is part of the application process.  Pay is every month (rate is not disclosed but is above minimum wage).  This at home position is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens.

December 1, 2011

Become a Personal Assistant  Fancy Hands (also in Oct 2012)

FancyHands is a website that hires people to do "micro" personal assistant jobs for other people.  This particular site is getting a lot of attention and focuses on jobs that can be done via a computer or phone, everything from making dinner reservations for someone to finding the online instructions for a new DVD player.  Payment starts at $3 to $5 per personal assistant task, and you can work nearly any hours.  The application form is short, and payment is every other Monday.  You do need a Google account or a gmail email address to apply, and you need a Paypal account to get paid.

December 8, 2011

United Data Network

United Data Network is a company that collects public information found in U.S. court houses and then provides it to marketers in the insurance, real estate, mortgage and other businesses.  The company is hiring part-time people to do the court research, which means traveling to local court houses.  The pay is per record retrieved, but the average pay is between $7 and $15 per hour.   Typing skills, computer familiarity and some other skills are needed.  Experience is preferred but not required.  

ESL Tutoring

Kaibell is a U.S. company that offers English tutoring via the Internet to non-English speakers around the world.  The company is hiring English-speaking tutors to chat with students about everyday topics so that they are exposed to everyday English.  This is done via Skype.  Tutors do not need to be bi-lingual, but they do need a college degree (which does not have to be in teaching), a computer (and an Internet connection, a headset, etc.), a Skype account (free), and they must be a U.S. citizen.

December 21, 2011

Rent Surveys

Pierce-Eislen is a market research company that conducts rent surveys, meaning that it hires independent contractors to pose as potential renters and call apartment communities to ask about current rental rates, new specials, etc.   The company is hiring for work staring in January, and a quiz must be taken as part of the application process.   The quiz must be submitted by Friday, December 23rd.  Pay is  to $11 per hour, and 10 hours per week are required.  This is a 6 week position, but the company does these rent surveys three times a year.   High speed internet and phone etiquette required.

December 29, 2011

Century Link

Century Link is a provider of phone and Internet service in 30+ U.S. states (it recently merged with Qwest) and is hiring temporary, at home call center sales and customer service representatives.  Jobs are currently available in FL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and WY.   Pay is rumored to be around $11 per hour, and benefits are available after a certain time period.    A high school diploma is required, and there are some technical requirements, too.  On the next page you will be asked to create an account and then upload or cut and paste a resume.

January 5, 2011

Microworkers

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Microworkers is a website that's been generating buzz lately. It is a place where people who need small (micro) tasks done, anything from voting for someone's YouTube video to bookmarking someone's website to signing up to follow someone on Twitter, look for people to do these tasks and then pay them for it.  The jobs are easy, usually quick and pay anywhere from around $.10 to $1.50 each (but some pay more).  Workers have to maintain a 75% satisfaction rating, so the work needs to be done according to the instructions.  It is easy to sign up, and you get paid $1 when you do.

January 12, 2012

Skyword

Skyword is a company that hires freelance writers (Skywriters) for a variety of niches (and for the websites of some major consumer brands).  When you apply (which requires a writing sample and a your qualifications), you can then join several other writing programs within Skyword.   Some of these pay a flat rate (best) for articles ($5 to around $40 per article), while some pay for the number of pageviews an article receives (not always the best way to earn money).  Writers choose from a pool of articles, and payment is twice a month through Paypal.  Click on "Join" at the top right to apply.

January 18, 2012

Harvard and MIT

Various colleges often pay people, sometimes in cash and sometimes in prizes (which, if won, can be sold on ebay.com), to participate in online research studies (often conducted by grad students).  Two such institutions are Harvard and MIT.  For each of these schools, you will be asked to establish an account, complete a short survey (age, education, etc.) and then after verifying your information, choose a study suited to you.   These schools' studies vary in length and each study's pay or prize (which might be something like a Wii system) is revealed before you sign up. 

February 2, 2012

Squidoo

Squidoo is a website where people create "lens" or pages about topics that they enjoy, and then write about them.   Squidoo then places ads on the these pages and sends them out into the world  where people read them.   The ad money Squiddo makes each month then goes into a pool and is divided among the "lensmasters" (writers) who have contributed to the site.  The more your pages have been read, and the higher your ranking on the site, the more money you can make.  Some people earn thousands of dollars a month (although that is not common).

February 9. 2012

PostLoopwww.postloop.com

 

People who own forums or blogs always need more posts (content) on  their website, especially if the website is new (more posts/content attract more readers). One way for a forum or blog owner to get more posts is to pay for them, and Post Loop is a place where this happens.   You, as a writer, sign up to post comments on forums and blogs, and  Post Loop pays you.  Not a lot, about $.08 per post, but it can add up if you are dedicated to the job.  You have to make 10 posts before being approved (usually within 24 hours), but then you may post all you want.

March 7, 2012

Minute Workers

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Minute Workers is a website that pays people to do small, simple tasks, such as posting in online forums or signing up for various types of offers.  Most tasks pay between $.09 and $1 each.  Minute Workers is based in the United Kingdom, but it accepts workers from around the world.  This site will not make you rich but may earn you a little extra cash each month.

March 14, 2012

Perception Strategies

Perception Strategies is a healthcare mystery shopping company.  It hires people to work from home, pose as potential patients and then call various healthcare facilities to gather information.  Calls made include simple information calls, appointment calls, pricing calls and others.   Payment ranges from $12 to $17 per call.  After completing the short application (green box on lower right), the company will send you an email asking for a writing sample.  If all goes well, an interview will come next.

March 21, 2012

ClickNWork

ClickNWork is a company that hires people (individuals and teams) to work from home to provide business services, including data entry, research, writing and more, for a variety of companies.   ClickNWork has been in business since the year 2000 and employs thousands of people.  Depending on the job, pay ranges from $4 to $150 per hour.

March 28, 2012

Mentors Needed at EQMentor

EQ is one's emotional intelligence quotient, which is the ability to perceive, use and manage the emotions of one's self and of others so as to achieve stated goals and objectives.   EQ mentoring is helping others improve their EQ, which can be accomplished online, and baby boomers and retirees are the best EQ mentors out there.

April 2, 2012

Tutors Needed at Kaibell

Kaibell is a company that hires at home tutors to help children and adults who speak a foreign language learn English.   This is accomplished through Skype and primarily involves casual one on one chatting about daily life so that students learn conversational English.  Tutors must be a native English speaker, have a college degree, have a computer with Internet access and be a U.S. citizen.  Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary.

April 11, 2012

Trial Juries

Trial Juries is a company that "test drives" lawyers' court cases before they go to trial.   This is a web-based program, with at home "jurors" reviewing the cases and then offering feedback.   Most cases take about an hour, and the usual payment is $30, payable through Paypal.   Once you sign up, you will receive an email invitation when a case is available.  Jurors must be U.S. citizens and never have been convicted of a felony.

April 18, 2012  in February 2014

Mail Decoys

U.S. Monitor is a New York based company that businesses hire to monitor their customer mailings.   Mail decoys are the people that U.S. Monitor pays to receive mail and to give feedback about how soon the mail arrives and in what condition.  This is a 39 year old company with a very good reputation.  Pay is $10 per month plus $.25 per piece of mail received, and some decoys receive up to 40 pieces of mail per day.  No experience needed, but they will only contact you if they have an opening in your area.

April 25, 2012

Text Broker

Text Broker is a website that acts as a middleman between writers and people who need content written for their websites, marketing brochures and other materials.  Anyone can apply to be a writer; the application involves submitting some personal information and a short writing sample.  Text Broker is reputable, has work available and pays quickly via Paypal.  Writers have the chance to earn $.05 per word after gaining some experience.

May 3, 2012 (repeated 11/20/2013)

Convergys

Convergys is a large company (70,000 employees) that hires at home workers to provide in-bound customer support for some well known companies.  This support may involve placing orders for customers, answering questions for them or enrolling them in plans of various types.  The pay rate starts at $9 per hour, plus benefits.  A quiet home office, a PC, high speed internet and a few other things are required. At this time, the company is hiring in the U.S. but occasionally hires in the U.K and Canada.

May 9, 2012 (repeated 3/12/2014)

BloggMutt

People who have blogs or websites but not the time to add content to them turn to BloggMutt, a website that brings website owners and content writers together.  After you have been accepted as a writer, you can see which website owners need what written for them (many request that certain keywords be incorporated into their content).  Once you submit your work, the website owner will either accept it or not (the site has a 90% acceptance rate).  Payment is $8 per post (roughly 350 words) but is not made until 30 days after your last post or until you have accumulated $100.

 

May 16, 2012

Pleio's Good Start

Pleio is a company that offers a 100 day support system, Good Start, to people who are beginning a new medication regimen.  It hires people to call program participants and offer them answers and reminders about their medication.  The work lasts 8 to 12 weeks but can be repeated.  Pay is per phone call but averages $15 to $20 per hour.   Workers must commit to 15 or so hours per week, and there are some technical computer requirements.   The first step in applying is to complete the short form.  You will then take an aptitude test and make a mock call.  If those go well, you will be invited to apply and do a phone interview.  If hired, the company will train you about various medications, etc.

May 23, 2012

Student of Fortune

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Student of Fortune is a website where students post questions about various topics in hope of getting help with the answer.  People who have registered  as a tutor look for questions to help answer by writing tutorials about the topic in question (instead of actually answering the question).  If you are a tutor and your tutorial is selected by a student, you are paid whatever "bounty' the student has offered for it (less the 18% fee the site takes).  If your tutorial is selected over and over, you are paid over and over for it.   Payment is via Paypal, and no particular experience is needed to become a tutor.

June 27, 2012

Click Worker

July 5, 2012

Humanatic

Humanatic is a company that pays humans to listen to phone calls and rate them according to importance. The companies that hire Humanatic are all kinds of businesses that receive phone calls from customers. The problem is that many of the calls businesses receive are low priority, ones that do not lead to sales. So Humanatic workers sort through the calls and determine which are important and which are not . The pay is not the greatest, from 1.1 cent to 3.9 cents per call, but it can add up into part-time income. Applicants must be native English speakers.

September 5, 2012

Appen Butler Hill  

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Appen Butler Hill is an established "technology solutions" company that helps the major search engines improve their results. They do this by hiring internet-savvy people to determine if the keywords that they type into a search engine bring up relevant results. Working from home for Appen Butler pays around $15 an hour (so we hear), but they are kind of choosy and have a long list of requirements. They also require 20 to 22 hours of work per week. A detailed application, a long phone or Skype interview and a test are required before being hired.

July 19, 2012

Web Answers

Web Answers is a website where people come to ask all sorts of questions, some kind of ridiculous and some serious. Other people sign up to answer questions. These answers are posted on the website, along with advertising, and the people who have answered the questions are paid a portion of the related advertising proceeds. This site has received good reviews, and the more life experience you have, probably the better when answering questions!

July 26, 2012

Pearson  gone

Pearson is a commercial processor (scorer) of student assessment tests, working with school districts and publishers. They are one of the largest and most reputable scoring agencies and have been in business for 50 years. Scorers work from home and earn $10 per hour. Health insurance is also available. An online application and a short scoring test are required. Training is paid. These jobs do require a college degree, and applicants must be U.S. citizens.

August 8, 2012   again august 14, 2013  

BoostCTR

Google Adwords are the ads you see at the top and right side of the page when you search for something on Google. Not all Adwords advertisers like to write their own ads, so they hire BoostCTR to do it for them. BoostCTR in turn hires writers to do the copywriting for the advertisers. Once you sign up (and then take a short quiz) and are accepted, you will see "contests" for ads that need to be written. If you write one and the advertiser accepts it, you are paid $2. A second kind of "contest" pays $10 or more, but to receive that payout, your ad also has to actually perform. Payday is every Tuesday.

August 15, 2012 (repeated 10/23/13)

20/20Panel

20/20Panel is a company that holds online focus groups for companies that need to test their products before they go to market. This company was founded in 1986 and works with some of the country's leading businesses, including Disney, Microsoft and Kraft. Once you sign up, you will be contacted when a panel study matched your profile. Participation in a panel pays $50, $100, $150 or more. At this time, only U.S. resident may sign up to participate in panels.

August 22, 2012

Scribie

Scribie is a transcription service that hires freelance transcriptionists, but it does not require experience, just strong English comprehension and a fast typing speed (as well as a computer, etc). It pays $10 per audio hour, and things to be transcribed include telephone calls and interviews. Audio files are short, no longer than 6 minutes. Payment is made via Paypal. The application involves a transcription test, but that may not happen immediately since a lot of people apply to work for Scribie.

August 29, 2012

West at Home

West at Home is a part of a reputable, 20+ year old Fortune 1000 company that hires at-home agents to answer inbound phone calls. Companies in a wide variety of industries, including retail, healthcare and travel, outsource their customer service to West at Home, and West at Home then hires agents to work from home to service the customers of these clients. ALL calls are inbound; agents make no outbound calls. Average pay is $8 to $10 per hour.

September 12, 2012

TranscribeMe

TranscribeMe is a relatively new company that hires people to work from home as transcriptionists. After applying, you will take a short test and then be directed to the WorkHub area where bits of audio, anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes long, are waiting to be transcribed. Payment is approximately $20 per audio hour transcribed, and the website keeps track of minutes transcribed. Pay day is every Thursday.

September 26, 2012

TeleTech  requires experience

Companies across the world hire TeleTech to handle their incoming customer service calls, and TeleTech hires at home workers to do the actual customer service. This is a temporary employee position, which could work into a longer term position, and 20 hours a week are required. A phone line, a computer (not Mac) and high speed internet are also required, as are some other technical elements. Training is provided. Pay is around $8 to $9 per hour.

September 19, 2012 (repeated 4/16/2014)

LiveWorld

More and more businesses are online and using forums and social media to market their products and services. The problem is that business forums, Facebook and Twitter accounts can become clogged with off-topic postings from the public. So to clean up and moderate these accounts and forums, businesses hire LiveWorld, which in turn hires part-time, at home moderators. Experience with moderation is not necessary, but it helps to have social media experience (as well as typing and general computer experience).   Pay is not publicly disclosed but appears to be around $8 to $10 per hour. 

October 3, 2012

FastSnap

FastSnap has been around for several years and is a company that brings people (Realtors, etc.) who need photographs, primarily of commercial and residential buildings, together with peple who have a digital camera and can take the photographs as needed.  Experience as an appraiser or photographer is helpful but not necessary.  However, a digital camera and a high speed internet connection are needed.  Photographers are paid per job and must pay for their own gas, etc.  The site does not say how much the pay is, but we hear it works out to around $10 per job.  

October 10, 2012

Analysia  badly written site

Analysia is a new website that pays people to test new websites to make sure they are working properly, are easily navigable and user friendly. This is not a way to get rich, but it might be a way to make some extra cash each month. Registration is quick and easy and once completed, the company will send you an email when they have a website in need of testing. The pay is $10 per test, and each test is about 15 minutes long. Payment is via Paypal.

October 17, 2012  (repeated 1/24/2014)

Zirtual Zirtual

 is a company that hires at home workers to act as personal assistants to busy people. Tasks may include scheduling airplane reservations, researching doctors, making appointments and other similar activities. The application process is selective and a little complicated, involving several steps and possibly Facebook or LinkedIn verification and a Skype interview. Workers should have strong communication skills, internet knowledge and research skills. Pay is $12.50 per hour. The website is populated with 20-somethings, but the company hires people of all ages.

October 31, 2012

FancyHands

Fancy Hands is another company that hires people to perform tasks for busy people. These tasks can include anything from scheduling appointments to finding the best prices on new refrigerator. Requirements include phone skills and internet search skills. Work is available 24 hours a day, and pay starts between $3 and $7 per task. The faster you are, the more you can make. Payment is via Paypal. You need a gmail.com email address to apply (go to Google and click on Sign In at the top right and then sign up for a free Gmail account). People seem to enjoy working for this company.

November 7, 2012

Cloud 10 (Transcom)

Cloud 10 is a virtual call center company that hires work at home employees (not contract workers) to receive  inbound calls from customers needing assistance with their account. Custom software allows calls to be routed directly to the agent's home computer via the internet.  The company's customers range from Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses.  Cloud 10 offers employees set schedules, an hourly wage and paid training. 

November 14, 2012

YouEye

YouEye is a website that pays people to test websites and verbally record their impressions. Why? Because once a website is designed, the owner/webmaster needs to ensure that it is easy to navigate and that it provides a good visitor experience. YouEye testers are paid $12 per test, and each test involves things like navigating the site and giving your impressions (via a microphone) or testing the shopping cart. Mosts test take about 20 minutes. A computer with a web cam, a microphone and an internet connection are required. You will be required to view a short video that explains the job before applying.  

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November 30, 2012

JustAnswer  repeated 2/19/2014

JustAnswer is a website that people turn to when they need answers to questions in a wide range of areas, everything from law and car repair to weddings and relationships.  People come to the site, post their question, make a credit card deposit and then a JustAnswer expert posts an answer to the question and is paid once the questioner accepts the answer. The amount the expert is paid depends on the amount the question is worth (and JA takes a percentage).   JustAnswer is a very popular site, and many people who are experts in their area make good money with it.  The application process involves an online profile, a subject matter test and credentials verification.

December 8, 2012

Pierce-Eislen

Pierce-Eislen is a market research company that conducts rent surveys, meaning that it hires independent contractors to pose as potential renters and call apartment communities to ask about current rental rates, new specials, etc.   The company is now hiring for work staring January 7th, and an assessment overview (quiz) must be taken as part of the application process.   This is a 6 week position, and pay is $10 to $11 per hour.  Survey team members must complete a minimum of 60 surveys the first week, and 80 surveys for the next five weeks. High speed internet and phone etiquette required.

December 14, 2012

InfoArmy  site hacked?

InfoArmy is a company that researches companies, assembles reports about them and then sells them to customers.  The company's goal is to create a report for every company on the planet, and it is looking for researchers to help them.  Once you join InfoArmy, you are paid $10 per published report and then 40% of the proceeds each time someone purchases your report.  Most of your income will come from the sales.  A pop up tutorial will help you complete your first report, and a Senior Reseacher will review it before publication. Anyone can sign up to be part of InfoArmy, and payment is through Paypal.

December 21, 2012

Accolade Support

Accolade Support is a company that hires people to work from home as customer support for businesses that do not have the resources or budget to hire their own customer support services staff. The job involves taking inbound calls from customers who need help with a product or service. Skills needed include verbal communication, written communication and attention to detail.  There are technical requirements, too. These are contract jobs and pay up to $9 per hour. Applicants must reside in the United States.

January 3, 2013

SpeechInk

SpeechInk is a company that performs audio transcription services, primarily for insurance companies.  Most of the transcription jobs are placed through Amazon Turk, which is a marketplace for one time tasks and short term jobs.  SpeechInk hires people with transcription experience and people without transcription experience and has step by step instructions about how to find jobs and what qualifications are needed for each one.  Many jobs require ratings tests, and transcriptionists with high rating are paid bonuses.  Regular pay seems to be between $15 and $20 per hour.

January 12, 2013

ShareMagnet

ShareMagnet is a company that pays you to share links on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn and more).    After you create an account, you choose your interests and then are supplied "magnets," which are advertisers' products.   You then hover your mouse over the "Share" button and create links to share.  You are paid a few pennies each time someone clicks on your shared link.  This is not a way to get rich, but it can create some extra income if you are active on social media.

January 30, 2013

ConsumerSearch

ConsumerSearch is a website that reviews a wide variety of products for its readers.  These reviews are in-depth and detailed, involving hours of research, and they are written by people who write from home.  Writers have to be focused, detail-oriented and have strong analytical skills.  A simple application and a resume are required to apply. If you pass the initial screening, you will be asked to test your skills in a research exercise. ConsumerSearch is picky about whom it hires, but the pay is rumored to be at least $350 per review. 

Obeo

Obeo is a company that specializes in real estate marketing around the world, and it hires freelance amateur photographers to take, edit and process pictures of homes for sale in local areas.  These photographs are then used in the virtual tours of homes for sale or in online tools that homeowners use to see what their homes would look like remodeled.  A digital SLR camera with an 18 mm wide angle lens or better and an external flash, along with a few other techie items, are required.  Photographers are also required to set up appointments to take the indoor pictures.  The pay is not bad, rumored to be $30 to $60 per picture taken and uploaded.

February 11, 2013

Alpine Access (now Sykes)

Companies contract with Alpine Access to handle their customer service calls, and Alpine Access then hires home-based employees (not contract workers) to answer these in bound calls, which are primarily from people who want to place product and service orders or who have questions about various products.  No selling is involved.  A personal computer, a landline phone and two headsets are required to do the job.  Hours are a minimum of 20 to 25 hours per week.  The average pay rate is $9 per hour, and benefits are offered.  Alpine Access hires in the U.S. and Canada.

Apple

Apple has a number of home based opportunities available in cities throughout the U.S.   Most of these are part time and full time service and support jobs, and qualifications include dependability, some typing skills, troubleshooting experience and more.   In most cases, a quiet workspace, high speed internet and a dedicated landline phone are required.   Online paid training is provided.   The pay is not stated but is rumored to be between $12 and $14 per hour.   Job benefits include participation in the company stock plan, time off and an employee discount. After submitting a resume and undergoing a background check, there may be three interviews (via the internet) before being offered a job.

March 12, 2013

Pleio's Good Start

Pleio is in its hiring phase again.  This is a company that offers a 100 day support system, Good Start, to people who are beginning a new medication regimen.  It hires people to call program participants and offer them answers and reminders about their medications.  The work lasts 8 to 12 weeks but can be repeated.  Pay is per phone call but averages $15 to $20 per hour.   Workers must commit to 15 or so hours per week, and there are some technical computer requirements.   The first step in applying is to complete the short form.  You will then take an aptitude test and make a mock call.  If those go well, you will be invited to apply and do a phone interview.  If hired, the company will train you about various medications, etc.

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March 28, 2013

Mentors Needed at EQMentor

EQ is one's emotional intelligence quotient, which is the ability to perceive, use and manage the emotions of one's self and of others so as to achieve stated goals and objectives.   EQ mentoring is helping others improve their EQ, which can be accomplished while working at home via computer and the internet.    And thanks to their years of experience, particularly work experience, baby boomers and retirees are the best EQ mentors out there.

April 3, 2013

Userlytics

Userlytics is a website that charges website owners and developers a fee to have their site tested for user friendliness, navigability, overall design and other factors before it goes before a live audience.   Essentially, they want to know what is wrong with their site.  Testers working for Userlytics let them know by giving constructive feedback as they use the site, speaking aloud and having their thoughts (and sometimes their faces) recorded.  A computer, broadband access, a web cam and a  microphone are required.   Each test takes 10 to 20 minutes, and testers are paid $10 per test.

 

April 10, 2013

Ibotta

Ibotta is not a job (and will not make you rich) but is an app (application) that runs on smart phones and tablets (Android and Apple). It is a fun, easy way to make some extra money when you go shopping at any of the app's participating stores (CVS, Target, Walgreen's, Wal-Mart, 7-11, City Market, Hy-Vee, King Soopers, Publix and many more). The app has a list of items with prices listed beneath them. When you buy one of the items, anything from orange juice to lotion, you will be paid the price beneath the item. You do need to upload your receipt via your phone or tablet so that Ibotta can verify what you have purchased. The money you have earned is then transferred to your Paypal account. People are raving about this app.

April 17, 2013

Sitel

Sitel is a company that retail, manufacturing, financial and other kinds of businesses hire to handle their telephone customer service needs.   Sitel customer service representatives are employees who work from home and handle everything from billing inquiries, account or product inquiries, product or service orders, installation scheduling or technical product trouble shooting.  All calls are inbound, and although sales experience is preferred, it is not required.  Sitel is hiring in about 30 U.S. states, and there are some technical requirements (high speed internet access, a telephone, etc.).  Benefits include medical and dental, paid training, vacation pay and more.  The pay is rumored to be $9 per hour.

May 1, 2013

TicketPuller

TicketPuller is a legitimate website/company that is hired by people who want tickets for events and concerts that sell out very fast.  As a ticket puller, you go online at the very moment these tickets go on sale and find the tickets that the client wants.  You then check with TicketPuller via live chat box, and if okayed, pull (buy) the tickets for the client.   It can be fast and furious, as most events sell out within 15 minutes.  Quick fingers are needed.  TicketPuller has things set up so that you visit a "pull room" on their site when tickets are to go on sale (usually in the morning on weekdays).  You do NOT use your own money or credit card to buy the tickets, and you are paid a 5% commission, which can increase to 10%, for each purchase.  The more expensive the tickets, the more you make.  The average amount per buying session is $20 to $30, payable via Paypal.

May 22, 2013

Are You an Expert?

LivePerson is a nationally recognized website that has thousands of experts offering all kinds of advice in a number of fields.   Visitors find an expert with whom to work, either via chat or email, and the expert sets the pay rate.   LivePerson takes a percentage, but work-at-home experts set their own hours.  

May 29, 2013

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Aspire Lifestyles

Aspire Lifestyles is a company that provides customer service and sets appointments for Home Advisor clients.    Home Advisor, formerly Service Magic, has a data base of  home improvement professionals (carpenters, plumbers, etc.), and their clients are homeowners who are looking for these kinds of professionals.  Aspire Lifestyle workers talk to these clients via phone and work up to 34 hours per week.  Paid training is provided, and some customer experience is also required.   Compensation starts at $8.50 per hour.

June 5, 2013

NextWave @ Home

NextWave@Home is an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.  It conducts phone interviews with business people and consumers and educates them about political affairs and the democratic process.   These are outbound calls, but they are not sales calls.  Experience is not needed, but basic communication skills, a computer, an internet connection and motivation are required.  The hours are flexible but you must commit to at least 20 hours a week.   Pay is $12 per hour.  There is also a writing opportunity for people who do not like making phone calls.  The pay for that position is $13 per hour.  Apply for either/or but not both.

June 12, 2013

Expertory

Expertory is an "quot;online marketplace for live expert instruction via video chat," which means that people wanting to learn something, anything from how to bake a cake to French lessons, come to the site and sign up for a live lesson via web cam from an expert in that area.  The site is currently looking for such experts.  The only requirements are a computer, a built in web cam, a broadband internet connection and the ability to teach your subject.   There are no set up fees, and you set your own hours.   You keep 75% to 95% of the fees that you charge, and you are paid once a month via Paypal.

June 19, 2013

Article Marketing Company

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Article Marketing Company is relatively new company that produces content for many of the millions of websites out there.   This means that they are looking for people who can write easy to understand, original articles on nearly any topic (which is easy to do with Google at your fingertips).     They are advertising through ProBlogger, which is a jobs board, and need people in the U.S. and Canada who can produce 3 to 5 articles per day.  The pay is $7 to $8.50 per 500 words, and pay is weekly through Paypal.  You will need a couple of writing samples to apply.  

June 26, 2013

Mystery Shopper

Second to None is a Michigan mystery shopping company that has been in business since 1989.   This is not really a work from home job but rather a job that gets you out and about, either dining in restaurants or shopping in stores and then recording your experience.  You receive an email when there is an assignment in your area (or you can log in to look for jobs), and you are paid for the shop or dining experience and reimbursed for any money you are required to spend.  Some jobs require a short test first. After each job, you are asked to submit a report to the company. There is no fee to join, and payment, which varies by job, is once per month via Paypal or direct deposit.  See the full website at www.second-to-none.com.

July 3, 2013

Relay Rides

If you have an automobile that you do not drive as much as you used to do, then you might want to consider renting it out to make some extra money.  In fact, Relay Rides says that you can make up to $1,000 per month, just by leasing your car.  People who need to lease a car come to the Relay Rides website, where owners have listed their cars and their hourly rate, which is usually between $5 and $25 per hour.  The company screens renters, and you have the final word about who rents your car.  Relay Rides provides liability insurance.  Payment to you is once a month, and you receive 75% of your lease price (Relay Rides takes a 25% cut of the money you make).

July 10, 2013

Leapforce

Leapforce is a reputable company that hires at home workers to evaluate search engine results with the goal of helping some of the world's largest search engine companies, including Google, improve their search listings.  A personal computer with high speed internet access (and a Firefox browser, which is easily downloadable), web research and comprehension skills are needed.  A college degree is preferred but not required.  The application includes a resume and has questions about your internet use.  

If your application passes the first round, then you are required to take a qualification test.     Pay is every month (rate is not disclosed but is said to be above minimum wage).  This at home position is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens.

July 17, 2013

Write Score

Write Score is an Atlanta-based company school districts hire to read and score elementary school, middle school and high school student essays.  The company is currently hiring 100 education assessment scorers for seasonal work (August through April).  Requirements include at least a 2 year college degree, high speed internet access, the ability to communicate and meet deadlines.  The pay is $8 to $15 per hour.   If your application clears the first hurdle, then you will be required to take an unpaid training class.  If you pass that, you may be hired (but there is no guarantee because positions are limited).  The job is listed at careerbuilder.com.

July 24, 2013

Darwin's Data

Darwin's Data is a new survey website that is getting good reviews.  It does not pay in cash but instead pays a $25 Amazon gift coupon for each survey completed.  This coupon can then be used to buy groceries, clothing, electronics and a ton of other things on Amazon.com.  The surveys concern legal disputes and take about an hour to complete.  You must reside in the U.S., and you must have a high speed internet connection to participate in the surveys.   To get started, you will have to request an invitation.  Not everyone gets invited to participate, but if you do, you will receive a welcome email and your first survey soon after that.   If accepted, you will also receive a $10 gift card for registering.  This is not steady work but is a fun way to earn a little extra money.

July 31, 2013

Maritz Research  (repeated 10/29/2014)

Major corporations hire Maritz Research to perform short customer surveys over the phone for them.  The company is looking for people to conduct these surveys.  The job is 20 to 25 hours per week (including weekends) and involves making outbound calls and reading from a script but no sales. The calls are made by a predictive dialer for you, so you just do the talking.  A landline phone, a computer, a good internet connection and a quiet environment are needed.  Pay is between $7.25 and $8 per hour, and if hired, a one day training session is required.   The application is a .pdf file, so it needs to be downloaded, filled out by hand, scanned and emailed back to the company.

August 7, 2013

SpinGo

SpinGo is a company/website that gives people a way to find events that are happening in their community.  These may be anything from concerts to train rides.  The company is hiring "event content specialists" in specific towns and cities to seek out events in their local area and then enter them into the website database.  The pay is per event entered and averages between $8 to $15 per hour.  SpinGo must approve your events for you to be paid.   You must have internet access and a computer, and the application includes a resume and references.  If hired, a one hour training session is required.

August 14, 2013

BoostCTR

Google Adwords are the ads you see at the top and right side of the page when you search for something on Google. Not all Adwords advertisers like to write their own ads, so they hire BoostCTR to do it for them. BoostCTR in turn hires writers to do the copywriting for the advertisers. Once you sign up (and then take a short quiz) and are accepted, you will see "contests" for ads that need to be written. If you write one and the advertiser accepts it, you are paid $2. A second kind of "contest" pays $10 or more, but to receive that payout, your ad also has to actually perform. Payday is every Tuesday.  The link to sign up is at the bottom of the page.

August 21, 2013

Swag Bucks

Swag Bucks is one of those websites that rewards you for doing things on the web, such as searching, watching videos, taking surveys, buying things that you would buy anyway and more.  This site has been around for several years, has teamed with large companies and has a reputable reputation.  Once you sign up, you will see all sorts of things you can do to earn "swagbucks," which can add up if you spend much time on the internet.  These "swagbucks" are then used to buy gift cards from places such as Target, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, etc.  You can also sell your new gift cards on ebay for extra cash.  This is not a way to get rich but is a way to earn a little extra money while sitting on the couch or at the table.

August 28, 2013

Century Link

Century Link is a provider of phone and Internet service in 30+ U.S. states and is hiring temporary, at home call center sales and customer service representatives.  Jobs are currently available in AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY.  Starting page is $10.50 per hour, and after 30 days of training, you will receive a $500 bonus.   You must be flexible, able to pass a drug test and background check and more.   There are some technical requirements, too.  On the next page, click on "Search Openings," and then on Work at Home:  "Yes."   Before you apply, you will be asked to create an account and then upload or cut and paste a resume.

September 4, 2013

Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research is a reputable, popular New York company that pays you to take surveys about products not yet available to the public.  The company used to pay in cash but now pays in points, which convert to cash.  Each survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and the pay is a flat $3 per survey.   You may also receive products to test.  This is not a way to get rich but is a way to make some extra cash.  Once you complete the registration, then you will receive an email and be directed to a website with a few more questions.   Not all applications are accepted because the company is looking for specific demographics (which are not revealed to applicants).

September 11, 2013

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SuperHuman

SuperHuman is a company with a service (SuperCalendar) that hires work at home virtual assistants to update online calendars for clients.  No experience is necessary, but strong verbal skills, writing skills and attention to detail are required.  A computer with a high speed internet connection is also needed.  Shifts are four hours each, and a short, paid training occurs after being hired.  The pay is $10 per hour.   The application asks what job you are applying for (calendaring expert) and requires a resume.   If hired, a background check is required.    The company's jobs page is above, but the job description is listed on craigslist and has a link to the application.

September 25, 2013

ARC Consulting

ARC Consulting is a company that hires people to work from home doing mystery shopping over the phone (as well as some other kinds of work, including remote call monitoring and customer service surveys). Companies interested in how their telephone representatives handle calls from the public are the ones that hire ARC to do this kind of research.   An excellent telephone presence, attention to detail and listening skills are required.  If hired, training is provided.  The pay starts at about $3.50 per call made but can go up to $12 per call made.  To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to the email address listed when you click above.

September 18, 2013

Sunlark Research

Note: This is not a strictly work from home job. Sunlark Research is a research company that pulls information from public records and then provides that information to businesses in search of leads for their products and services (for example, an insurance agent may want a list of new homebuyers in his area).   Sunlark hires people to physically go to local courthouses to collect the information that is then sold to clients.  The amount of work often depends on the population size of the county in which you live but can be up to 40 hours per week.  You will need a computer with internet access for inputing the data you collect.  These kinds of companies usually pay per record collected, and it is rumored that Sunlark's pay can reach $20 per hour.

October 2, 2013

National Mortgage Field Service

Note:  This is a home based job but not a work at home job.  National Field Mortgage Service is a company that hires field inspectors to do visual inspections of  mortgaged or leased properties for banks and insurance companies (these are often foreclosed properties).  The job entails driving to a property location (usually close to your home and sometimes the same property over and over), taking pictures, determining if the property is secure and completing an online report.  Mapping routes, answering company emails and other attendant tasks are also expected.   Pay  ranges from $5 to $10 per inspection, and checks are weekly.  Volume can range from one inspection per month to 70 per day.  One catch:  after completing the application, you have to go through the training website and take an exam before being entered into NMFS' job database.

October 9, 2013

3PlayMedia

3PlayMedia is a transcription company that is looking for home-based transcriptionists/editors to transcribe recorded audio and edit imperfect transcription using a "proprietary internet based software application."    Requirements are a college degree, some experience with computer word processing, perfect grammar and the ability to type at least 75 words per minute.  Familiarity with Excel and computers is helpful.  A computer and high speed internet connection are also needed.  You must commit to at least 15 hours per week and able to work under deadline.  The pay is $10 to $25 hours per week, depending on your speed and ability, but most people seem to be paid toward the lower end of that scale.    Payment is monthly.

October 16, 2013

Rewarder

Rewarder is a website that pays people to answer questions that other people have posted on the site.   You have to first register either via Facebook or with your email address.  Then browse the questions and choose ones to answer.   Each question has a reward, usually $10, and the question poster will select the answer he likes best.  If your answer is chosen, then you get the reward, less a 20% fee that the website takes.  To ensure that the people answering the questions get paid, the people posting the questions must first pay Rewarder before they can see the answers submitted. 

October 22, 2013

20/20Panel

20/20Panel is a company that holds online focus groups and panels for companies that need to test their products before they go to market. This company was founded in 1986 and works with some of the country's leading businesses, including Disney, Microsoft and Kraft. Once you sign up, you will be contacted when a panel study matches your profile. Participation in a panel pays $10, $50, $100, $150 or more. At this time, only U.S. resident may sign up to participate in panels.  You can also follow their twitter feed at https://twitter.com/2020Panel  to find panels/surveys.

October 30, 2013

ResumeEdge

ResumeEdge is a resume writing service with a good reputation.  It is hiring people to work at home to write and edit resumes and cover letters, as well as LinkedIn profiles.  Occasionally, the job requires talking via phone with clients (the company provides a calling card) to gather details.  Qualifications for the job include having experience in one of 40 industries (healthcare, banking, insurance, military, etc.) or having resume writing experience.  A computer, internet access and strong familiarity with Microsoft Word are required, too.   Pay is per assignment and although the company does not state the pay rate publicly, it is rumored to be around $35 per assignment.

November 6, 2013

Metaverse

Metaverse is a company that works with all kinds of businesses that need moderating services, which means people to moderate chat rooms, message boards and online communities.  The company is also looking for chat, email and phone customer service representatives.  The businesses with which Metaverse works include Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.   The pay rate is not made public, but rumor has it that it is around $8 per hour to start, and payment is monthly.  This opportunity is open to people inside and outside of the U.S.

November 13, 2013

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Voter Research

Voter Research is a company that hires people to work from home conducting political surveys over the phone.   The job entails connecting to a predictive dialer, which does the dialing for you, and then asking people questions about current voter issues.  No selling is involved.  Most work comes in the lead up to an election, so 2014 would be a good time to be onboard with this company.  Pay is rumored to be minimum wage.  The website asks you to complete a registration form, which asks for your education level, work experience, computer and internet set-up and three references.  You will then receive an email telling you that you will receive another email when your application has been evaluated.  If hired, training is provided.

December 4, 2013

Beyond Hello

Note:  This is not a strictly work at home job.  Beyond Hello is a reputable Wisconsin-based mystery shopping company that is hiring people to check out movie theaters, spas, grocery stores, restaurants and other similar retailers to see how well salespeople perform, how clean the facilities are, how responsive the customer service is, etc.   Once you are registered, then you can check the job board to find shops in your area (shops are first come, first served).   Beyond Hello pays from $5 to $100 per shop, plus reimbursement for any expenses incurred (except not gas to get to the shops).   Payment is via Paypal once per month.

November 20, 2013

Convergys

Convergys is a large (70,000 employees), award-winning company  that hires at home workers to provide in-bound customer support for some well known companies.  This support may involve placing orders for customers, answering questions for them or enrolling them in plans of various types.  The pay rate starts at $9 per hour, plus benefits.  A quiet home office, a computer, high speed internet and a few other things are required. At this time, the company is hiring in 35 U.S. states, which are listed on the website, but it occasionally hires in the U.K and Canada, too.

December 11, 2013

Verbal Ink

Verbal Ink is an established, legitimate, California-based transcription company that is hiring U.S.-based transcriptionists tofcrowd work from home.   Experience is not necessary, but if the company likes your resume, passing a skills test will be required.   Applicants should have knowledge of popular culture, a good grasp of English grammar, a strong work ethic, time management skills, experience with email and MS Word and the ability to distinguish between similar-sounding voices.  Transcription software and a foot pedal are also needed.  The pay is not publicly disclosed, but the company states that it pays a living wage and rumor has it that they pay above the industry standard.

December 18, 2013

Pierce-Eislen

Pierce-Eislen is a market research company that conducts rent surveys, meaning that it hires independent contractors to pose as potential renters and call apartment communities to ask about current rental rates, new specials, etc.   The company is now hiring for work staring January 6th, 2014, and an assessment overview (quiz) must be taken as part of the application process.   This is a 6 week position, and pay is $10 to $11 per hour.  Survey team members must complete a minimum of 60 surveys the first week, and 80 surveys for the next five weeks. High speed internet and phone etiquette required.

January 8, 2014

Englishhunt

Englishhunt is an established company that tutors South Korean students in English.  This is done via phone or via video chat.  Experience is not required to become a tutor/teacher, but the video chat tutoring requires a four year college degree, plus a teaching certificate (the phone tutoring is geared toward adults and only requires a two year college degree).   Single classes last about twenty minutes, and each teaching block is about two hours long.  You do not need to speak Korean, but you do need a PC, high speed internet and a web camera for the video chats.  If hired, training is provided. Compensation is not publicly disclosed, but current teachers seem happy with the pay.  The website has a good FAQ section.  Applications are being accepted from U.S. citizens only.

January 24, 2014

Zirtual

Zirtual is a company that hires at home workers to act as personal assistants to busy people. Tasks may include scheduling airplane reservations, researching doctors, making appointments and other similar activities. The application process is selective and a little complicated, involving several steps and possibly Facebook or LinkedIn verification and a Skype interview. Workers should have strong communication skills, internet knowledge and research skills. Pay is between $10 and $15 per hour.  The website is populated with pretty 20-somethings, but the company hires people of all ages.  Scroll to the bottom of the landing page and click on "See Current Job Listings" to view the Zirtual Assistant job openings.

January 29, 2014

Google Quality Ads Rater

Google, which practically runs the world, has openings for temporary, part-time Quality Ads Raters.  These are people who work from home reporting and tracking the visual quality and content accuracy of Google advertisements (the ads at the top and to the right of the search results).   Ads Quality Raters use an online tool to examine the ads and provide feedback to Google.  Requirements include fluency in English, familiarity with web culture, excellent writing skills, a secure high speed internet connection and a college degree or practical experience.  The job requires 10-30 hours per week, and the pay is rumored to be in the $14-$15 per hour range.  Submit a tailored resume (text or html).  

February 5, 2014

Transcribe Team

Transcribe Team is a transcription company that can supply steady work.  Experience as a transcriptionist is not required, although the company only hires the top 3% of people who apply.  The application requires you to listen to two audio samples and provide a transcription for each.  If you do not have a lot of transcription knowledge, the application also has a style guide with details about what the company expects.   The pay is between $0.40 and $0.65 cents per audio minute (keep in mind that it can take several actual minutes to transcribe one minute of audio).  Payment is weekly via Paypal.

February 12, 2014

YouEye

YouEye is a website that pays people to test websites and verbally record their impressions. Why? Because once a website is designed, the owner/webmaster needs to ensure that it is easy to navigate and that it provides a good visitor experience. YouEye testers are paid $12 per test, and each test involves things like navigating the site and giving your impressions (via a microphone) or testing the shopping cart. Most test take about 15 minutes. A Mac or PC with a web cam, a microphone and a high speed internet connection are required.  You must be able to follow directions and speak English.  You will also be required to complete a sample study to be approved.

February 19, 2014

JustAnswer

JustAnswer is a website that people turn to when they need answers to questions in a wide range of areas, everything from law and car repair to weddings and relationships. People come to the site, post their question, make a credit card deposit and then a JustAnswer expert posts an answer to the question and is paid once the questioner accepts the answer. The amount that the expert is paid depends on the amount that the question is worth (and JA takes a percentage). JustAnswer is a very popular site, and many people who are experts in their area make good money with it. The application process involves an online profile, a subject matter test and credentials verification.

February 26, 2014

Mail Decoys

U.S. Monitor is a New York based company that businesses hire to monitor their customer mailings.   Mail decoys are the people that U.S. Monitor pays to receive mail and to give feedback about how soon the mail arrives and in what condition.  This is a 40 year old company with a very good reputation.  Pay is said to be $10 per month plus $.25 per piece of mail received, and some decoys receive up to 40 pieces of mail per day.  No experience needed, but they will only contact you if they have an opening in your area.

March 5, 2014

Assistant Match

Assistant Match is a company that matches virtual assistants with clients in search of people to do work for them.  The virtual assistant work can be anything from data entry and scheduling appointments to managing social media accounts and managing a blog.  To apply as an assistant, you must have a fully equipped home office (computer, dedicated phone line, high speed internet, etc,) and the ability to pass a background check.  Experience as a VA is not required, although it may help.  The company has a training guide (Quickstart Self Study Program) about becoming a VA.  It is for sale, but you are not required to buy it to apply.  Pay as a VA is said to be $12 to $25 per hour, depending on the type of work.  Once you register with Assistant Match, they will send you an email when a client is in need of your skills.

March 12, 2014

BloggMutt

People who have blogs or websites but not the time to add content to them turn to BloggMutt, a website that brings website owners and content writers together.  After you have been accepted as a writer, you can see which website owners need what written for them (many request that certain keywords be incorporated into their content).  Once you submit your work, the website owner will either accept it or not (the site has a 90% acceptance rate).  Payment is $8 per post (roughly 250 to 300 words) but is not made until 30 days after your last post or until you have accumulated $100.

March 19, 2014

RentAFriend

RentAFriend is a strictly platonic "friends for hire" website that lets people select a friend for an afternoon at the movies, an evening at the theater or a walk in the park.  The site has been featured in the national press and currently has 513,782 friends for rent around the globe.   The average hourly rate is between $10 and 50, but some friends charge much more.   The site has a youthful look, but baby boomers are for hire, too.  If you are affable and enjoy being with people, this may be a way to earn some fun extra cash.   Find the link to become a friend at the very bottom of the site's homepage.

April 2, 2014

CrowdSource

CrowdSource is a company that hires people to do short online tasks from home.  These usually entail things like searching for keywords, transcribing, tagging (labeling) pictures, etc.  Nothing terrible complex.   The tasks are through Amazon's MTurk, which is an online marketplace where people post jobs (called HITS) and pay other people to do them.  Once you sign up with CrowdSource, you may also have to open an account at Amazon.  It sounds more complicated than it is.  Payment for the tasks completed is usually from about $.05 to $1, but most are quick and easy to do, and the money can add up.

March 26, 2014

Lyft

Lyft is San Francisco-based service that matches people who need rides with drivers who have a 2000 or newer four door car, a good driving record and a mobile phone.    Drivers and passengers are matched up through the website's mobile app.  Passengers make a donation after every ride, and the driver receives 80% of the donation amount (payments are once a week).   You must pass a phone screening, an in-person meeting, a background check and a DMV record checks before being hired.  The company is looking for friendly, community-oriented drivers and has been advertising on baby boomer sites (because older drivers tend to be more responsible).

April 9, 2014

Pierce-Eislen

Pierce-Eislen is a market research company that conducts rent surveys, meaning that it hires independent contractors to pose as potential renters and call apartment communities to ask about current rental rates, new specials, etc.   The company is now hiring for work staring in May 5, 2014, and an assessment overview (quiz) must be taken as part of the application process.   This is a 6 week or so position, and pay is $6 per hour plus a piece rate of $.10  to $.60 per survey done, partly done or not done.    Survey team members must complete a minimum of 60 surveys the first week, and 80 surveys for the next five weeks (you will receive at least minimum wage in your jurisdiction for all hours worked).  High speed internet and phone etiquette required.  

April 16, 2014

LiveWorld

More and more businesses are online and using forums and social media to market their products and services. The problem is that business forums, Facebook walls and Twitter accounts become clogged with off-topic postings from the public. So to clean up and moderate these accounts and forums, businesses hire LiveWorld, which in turn hires part-time, at home moderators. Experience with moderation is not necessary, but social media experience and online community activity are needed (as are writing skills and high speed internet).   Pay is not publicly disclosed but appears to be around $8 to $10 per hour.   Raises and promotions do not seem to happen often.

April 23, 2014

Udemy

Udemy is a nationally recognized website with 14 million online video courses, everything from how to film a movie to how to sleep better.    It has more than two million students using the site, and it is always looking for new instructors to upload new courses (video and text).  The site has instructions about how to plan a course, create it, publish it and promote it.  Most courses have one to three hours of content, and instructors charge around $10 to $30 per hour of content per student.   As an instructor, you keep 100% of the course fee, minus payment fees, if you bring students to the site.  You keep 50% if udemy's marketing efforts bring students to the site.   Everyone has something to teach.   This is a great way to make money doing it.

April 29, 2014

Talk2Rep (might be slow to open)

Talk2Rep is a 15 year old Florida company that hires work-at-home chat agents.  The job requires "responding to inbound chat inquiries and effectively consulting with customers or prospective customers regarding available wireless phones and their features."   Shifts are 4 hours long, and agents may work up to 30 hours per week.   Requirements include being able to type 50 wpm, handle 3 chats at a time and do internet research.  Sales experience is a plus but not required.  The application process involves taking some tests, and if you pass the first hurdle, then there is an interview and mock chat session.  Pay is $9 per hour.  Training is unpaid, and the company does charge for a background check.

May 7, 2014

ICUC Home Moderation

ICUC is a Canadian business that major companies, including Starbucks and Chevron, hire to protect and promote their brands online.  The at-home moderation job involves moderating internet forums and promoting ICUC's clients through various social media.  Requirements include multitasking skills, strong communication skills and good judgment. The company hires you as an employee, not as an independent contractor, and shifts are eight hours long.  The pay is $10 to $18 per hour, depending on experience.  This site provides training for this kind of work and their certificate can be helpful when applying for the ICUC job.   Apply to ICUC here.

May 28, 2014

Snapwire

If you have a digital camera or smart phone and are good at taking photographs, Snapwire is the site for you.  It is a marketplace website where people who need photographs for their websites or other online projects find people to create these photographs for them.   Customers post requests for photos and then you, as the photographer, bid on the jobs you want and get awarded the assignment.  Then you submit your work to the client and get paid. As you work your way up the ladder, you receive higher pay, which ranges from around $7 per photo to several hundred dollars per photo.  Payment is received as soon as the buyer pays for your photograph(s).

July 16, 2014

Newslines

Newslines is a website that wants to become the Wkipedia of news.  It was founded in 2012 and pays writers $1 per approved news post that they submit.    Each post is part of a timeline about a particular topic and must be between 50 and 100 words.   The format is easy to follow, and you may write about any topic that has a history (computers, politicians, celebrities, cars, etc.).  You are paid after 20 posts ($20).  Experience is not required, but only native English speakers are asked to apply.

June 11, 2014

Cambly

Cambly is a language tutoring website that was established by two former Google employees.  It is a way for non-English speakers around the world to chat with English speakers in an informal way so that they can improve their English language skills.  When you are on your computer, which needs high speed internet and a webcam, and logged into your Cambly account, you will hear a ring when someone wants to speak with you.  You can work as much and as often as you want, so it is up to you whether you answer each call or not.   The pay is $.17 per minute, so if you chat with someone for an hour, you will earn $10.20 per hour.  Payment is made twice a month via Paypal.

August 20, 2014

Vocalabs

Vocalabs is a company that conducts customer satisfaction  phone surveys for businesses.  It is accepting applications from people who would like to make these kinds of phone calls, which usually take place after a customer has purchased a product or service.     The calls are very short, just a few questions.  No selling is involved.  The pay is $2.50 per call, and schedules are flexible.  Payment is once per week via Paypal.   Applicants must be U.S.-based, fluent in English and able to conduct business professionally.  A phone audition is required when you apply, and the company does have a waiting list.

August 13, 2014

iTalki

iTalki is a website that people from around the world use to learn a new language.  If you know a language, including English, then you can sign up to be a teacher and earn money.  You do not need any experience to be a teacher.  You just sign up, set up a profile and decide what to charge (look to see what other teachers charge to help you decide your teaching rates).   Then wait for one of the site's 1.5 million students to book a lesson with you.   Lessons are held over Skype or VOIP, and you can work at your convenience.  iTalki will take 15% of whatever your earn from teaching your language lessons.

September 5, 2014

Listverse

Listverse is a website that publishes lists about all sorts of things, from the mysterious (10 People Who Vanished While Traveling) to the scientific (10 Galactic Mysteries of The Milky Way).   These lists are generated by the site's readers and can be about any topic.  Each list must contain 10 items and have 1,500 words.    As the site says, it is looking for lists that "are offbeat, looking at something normal in an unexpected way, with hidden knowledge or misconceptions or facts."    No writing experience is needed.   When you submit your list, the site publishers will determine if it is worth posting on Listverse.  If it is, they will send you $100 via Paypal.    All submitted lists are reviewed, and you will receive a notice whether your list is published or not.

September 30, 2014

eBook Self Publishing

Writing ebooks for sale on the internet has become a proven way to earn extra income, particularly in the last few years as the Amazon Kindle has exploded in popularity.   A recent NYT article profiled a successful book author who had given up working with a publishing house and gone into self-publishing on Amazon and Clickbank.  He was earning much more as a self-publisher than he had as a traditional print writer, partly because most of the profits from his sales were going into his pocket instead of into the publishing house's coffers.   Anyone can publish ebooks, but it does take more than just throwing up some text and a pretty cover to be successful at it.  As with any endeavor, there are pitfalls to avoid, obstacles to overcome and secrets of the trade to learn.  If you'd like us to show you how to publish on Amazon, email us at staff@greatretirementspots.com. No charge.  Or if you'd like learn how to publish on Clickbank, check out this ebook.  Disclosure: this is an affiliate link with a product for sale.

October 8, 2014

UserTesting

UserTesting is a reputable website that pays people to test websites and verbally record their impressions.  Why?  Because once a website is designed, the owner/webmaster needs to know that it is easy to navigate and that it provides a good visitor experience.  UserTesting workers are paid $10 per website test and $15 per mobile test.  Each test takes about 10 to 20 minutes.   You need a PC or Mac and/or an iPhone or iPad or Android  phone or tablet.   You will need to do a pre-test when you apply.   This company likes testers to give a lot of feedback, so the better you are at relaying your impressions of websites out loud, the more websites you will be asked to review.  UserTesting is open to applications worldwide.

October 15, 2014

Obeo

Obeo is a company that specializes in real estate marketing around the world, and it hires freelance amateur photographers to take, edit and process pictures of homes for sale in local areas.  These photographs are then used in the virtual tours of homes for sale or in online tools that homeowners use to see what their homes would look like remodeled.  A digital SLR camera with an 18 mm wide angle lens or better and an external flash, along with a few other techie items, are required.  Photographers are also required to set up appointments to take the indoor pictures.  The pay is not bad, rumored to be $30 to $60 per picture set taken and uploaded.

October 28, 2014

Maritz Research

Major corporations hire Maritz Research to perform short customer surveys over the phone for them.  The company is looking for people to conduct these surveys.  The job is 20 to 25 hours per week (including weekends) and involves making outbound calls and reading from a script but no sales. The calls are made by a predictive dialer for you, so you just do the talking.  A landline phone, a computer, a good internet connection and a quiet environment are needed.  Pay is not made public but looks to be between $7.25 and $12 per hour, and if hired, a one day training session is required.   The application is a .pdf file, so it needs to be downloaded, filled out by hand, scanned and emailed back to the company.

October 21, 2014

Accolade Support

Accolade Support is a company that hires people to work from home as customer support for businesses that do not have the resources or budget to hire their own customer support services staff. The job involves taking inbound calls from customers who need help with a product or service. Needed are excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, professionalism and a quiet environment.  There are technical requirements, too, including a landline, a PC, and hardwired high speed internet.  These are contract jobs and pay up to $10 per hour. Applicants must reside in the United States.

November 5, 2014

Appen

Appen is a "language and technology solutions" company that is hiring work-from-home Social Media Evaluators, people who are familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, etc.  The job entails improving the relevancy of the newsfeed for a leading global social media platform.   No experience is needed, but writing skills, the ability to follow instructions, trouble shooting skills, a newer computer, a high speed internet connection are a few of the requirements.   Twenty hours, some on the weekend, are required.  Pay is not posted but is said to be about $15 per hour.  Jobs are from home but based in a city (of which there are many available).

November 19, 2014

West at Home

West at Home is a part of West Corporation, a reputable, publicly traded, customer relations management company.  Businesses hire it to handle their customer service, and West at Home has thousand of home-based agents doing just that.   These agents answer inbound phone calls for companies in a variety of industries, including retail, healthcare and travel.  Tasks involve obtaining and verifying customer information, resolving customer issues and explaining product features.    All calls are inbound; agents make no outbound calls.   Paid training is provided.  Pay is based on a per minute, per call or hourly rate (pay is at least minimum wage).   The application takes about 45 minutes

December 10, 2014

LiveOps

LiveOps is a company that takes care of other companies' sales and customer service needs. It does this by hiring at home workers, and it currently has 20,000 such workers.  Opportunities are in inbound call sales, insurance sales, insurance claims, healthcare and general customer service.   A credit history check and background check are required ($65), and there are certain technical requirements.  Depending on the position, pay may be commission-based or based on talk time, usually 25 cents per minute.   This company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

January 7, 2015

CallCenterQA

Call Center QA is a telephone mystery shopping service, also known as an evaluation service for the businesses that hire it. People who work from home for Call Center QA call companies and pretend to be interested in their services. They then evaluate the customer service that they received and send a report back to Call Center QA. The company is looking for people with "excellent telephone presence, great listening skills, strong attention to detail, excellent writing skills and objectivity. Workers are paid $5 per telephone survey. Each call/survey takes 6-10 minutes, and the feedback report takes a few minutes after that. Payment is via Paypal. Only U.S. residents may apply for the job.

January 30, 2015

ClickNwork

ClickNwork is a company that hires people (individuals and teams) to work from home to provide business services to a variety of companies. These services include data entry, web research, trend spotting, writing and more, ClickNWork has been in business since the year 2000 and has 100,000 people performing tasks. The company requires that candidates take a test to demonstrate their ability to complete the work. An interview and job references are also required. Depending on the job, pay ranges from $5 to $150 per hour. Payment is usually made via Paypal.

February 18, 2015

Scribie

Scribie is a transcription service that hires freelance transcriptionists, but it does not require experience, just strong English comprehension and a fast typing speed (as well as a computer, etc). It pays $10 per audio hour, and things to be transcribed include telephone calls and interviews. Audio files are short, no longer than 6 minutes. Payment is made via Paypal. The application involves a transcription test, but that may not happen immediately since a lot of people apply to work for Scribie.

February 25, 2015

NextWave @ Home

NextWave@Home is an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.  It conducts phone interviews with business people and consumers and educates them about political affairs and the democratic process.   These are outbound calls, but they are not sales calls.  Experience is not needed, but basic communication skills, a computer, an internet connection and motivation are required.  The hours are flexible but you must commit to at least 20 hours a week.   Pay is not publicly disclosed but is said to be around $12 per hour.  There is also a writing opportunity for people who do not like making phone calls.  The pay for that position is said to be around $13 per hour. 

June 10, 2015
NO LONGER HIRING

Mentors Needed at EQMentor

EQ is one's emotional intelligence quotient, which is the ability to perceive, use and manage the emotions of one's self and of others so as to achieve stated goals and objectives.   EQ mentoring is helping others improve their EQ, which can be accomplished while working at home via computer and the internet.    And thanks to their years of experience, particularly work experience, baby boomers and retirees are the best EQ mentors out there.

March 4, 2015

Englishhunt

Englishhunt is an established company that tutors South Korean students in English. This is done via phone or via video chat. For the video tutoring, which is primarily working with children, a four year college degree and a teaching certificate are required. For the phone tutoring, which is working with adults, at least a two year college degree is needed but no teaching certificate is required. You do not need to speak Korean, but you do need a PC, high speed internet and a web camera for the video chats. If hired, training is provided. Compensation is not publicly disclosed, but current teachers seem happy with the pay. The website has a good FAQ section. Applications are being accepted from U.S. citizens only.

March 11, 2015

20/20Panel

Not recommended - maybe a scam

Working with 20/20Panel is not a way to get rich, but it is a way to make some extra money at home. It is a business that holds online focus groups for companies that need to test their products before they go to market. Founded in 1986, 20/20Panel works with some of the country's leading businesses, including Disney, Microsoft and Kraft. Once you sign up, you will be contacted when a panel study matched your profile. Participation in a panel pays $50, $100, $150 or more. At this time, only U.S. resident may sign up to participate in panels.

March 18, 2015

Zirtual

Zirtual is a company that hires at home workers to act as personal assistants to busy people. Tasks may include scheduling airplane reservations, researching doctors, making appointments and other similar activities. The application process is selective and a little complicated, involving several steps and possibly Facebook or LinkedIn verification and a Skype interview. Jobs are available in specific cities so that time zones match. Workers should have strong communication skills, internet knowledge and research skills. Pay is generally between $10 and $15 per hour. The website is populated with pretty 20-somethings, but the company hires people of all ages. Scroll to the bottom of the landing page and click on "See Current Job Listings" to view the Zirtual Assistant job openings.

March 25, 2015

Fiverr

Fiverr is a very popular website that showcases people's talents for hire. These can be anything from writing blog posts and editing content to doing voice overs or having your pet hold a promotional sign. The site is called Fiverr because the original gig (service) that you offer can cost no more than $5. The way to make money is by offering add-ons for an extra $5 or more. Or by offering speedy service for another $5 or $10. And many buyers will pay a $5 tip. Fiverr does take $1 for each transaction between buyer and seller, and it can take some time to get a foothold on the site. Yet, many people are making good money offering their talents on Fiverr.

April 8, 2015

Rev

Rev is a transcription company that hires people to work at home transcribing documents and videos. This is general transcription, not medical. Experience is not needed, and the hours are flexible. A computer, headset, high speed internet and Chrome or Firefox as your browser are required. The application process involves testing your internet speed, a short grammar test, a writing test and a captioning test (instructions are provided). The pay is $.50 to $.75 per audio minute, and payment is weekly via Paypal.

April 15, 2015

Causeworx

Causework is a fundraising company based in Canada. They hire part-time and full-time at home workers from around the world, including from the U.S., to make fundraising calls to people who have donated to various Canadian non-profit organizations in the past. A few of the non-profits that Causeworx works with include the Ottawa Humane Society, the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Union Gospel Mission. Job reqirements include a newer computer, high speed internet, anti-virus software and a quiet place to work. Pay starts at around $13 USD. Send your resume to hiring@causeworx.ca.

May 13, 2015

Convergys

Convergys is a large company (76,000 employees) that hires at home workers to provide in-bound customer support for some well known companies. This support may involve placing orders for customers, answering questions for them or enrolling them in plans of various types. The pay rate is not disclosed but is rumored to be around $9 per hour, plus benefits. A quiet home office, a PC, high speed internet and a few other things are required. At this time, the company is hiring in 36 U.S. states but occasionally hires in the U.K and Canada.

April 22, 2015

ISus

The unfortunately named company ISus, no relation to the terror group, helps non-native English speakers, primarily adult professionals, learn better English. Most of these students work for major international companies. The teachers hired to help them are home-based and provide instruction through the ISus website and via telephone. Each lesson lasts about 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes of feedback, and may involve several students. As a teacher, you do not have to speak a language other than English but you do have to be IT literate. The company prefers some ESL or teaching experience, and business experience is a plus, but they do make exceptions and do provide thorough training. The pay is not disclosed but is said to be around $10 to $14 per hour.

July 1, 2015

ARC Consulting

ARC Consulting is a company that hires people to work from home doing mystery shopping over the phone (as well as some other kinds of work, including remote call monitoring and customer service surveys). Companies interested in how their telephone representatives handle calls from the public are the ones that hire ARC to do this kind of research. An excellent telephone presence, attention to detail and listening skills are required. If hired, training is provided. The pay starts at about $2.75 per call made but can go up to $12 per call made, depending on the length of the call. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to the email address listed when you click above. The company does say that it has a waiting list.

July 15, 2015

Sunlark Research

Note: This is not a strictly work from home job. Sunlark Research is a research company that pulls information from public records and then provides that information to businesses in search of leads for their products and services (for example, an insurance agent may want a list of new homebuyers in his area).   Sunlark hires people to physically go to local courthouses to collect the information that is then sold to clients.  The amount of work often depends on the population size of the county in which you live but can be up to 40 hours per week.  You will need a computer with internet access for inputing the data you collect.  Pay is anywhere from 20 cents to $1.50 per record pulled, depending on speed and difficulty. Researchers generally earn from $7 to $25 per hour.

July 8, 2015

NexRep Agent

NexRep is a company that provides customer service on behalf of other businesses. It hires at home workers to make outbound calls, take inbound calls and offer email support for a variety of products, including kitchen utensils, vitamin supplements, health monitors, and services, including insurance, Sears vacations and more. Each job is a little different but most involve reading from a script. Requirements include U.S. residencey, a quiet space, a Mac or PC with specific software (Word, etc.), a printer, high speed internet and a few other things. Pay varies but can be around $15 per hour.

July 29, 2015

Blog Mutt

BlogMutt, based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, is a company that supplies content for blogs and is accepting applications from people who want to work as a freelance writer. The application is straightforward, but you will need to prove that you are eligible to work in the U.S. It helps to have a Linked In page, a Facebook page, etc. Once accepted as a writer, you will see writing opportunities listed on the BlogMutt site. Choose which ones you want to complete and then post them for customers to view (most posts are about 250 words long). If a BlogMutt customer chooses your post and pays for it, then you are paid $8 for the 250+ words. A 90% chance exists that your post will be selected. The more you write, the higher the pay you can earn. Pay is once a week through Paypal.

July 22, 2015

GoodStart

Pleio is in its hiring phase again. This is a company that offers a support system called Good Start to people who are beginning a new medication regimen. It hires mentors to call program participants and offer them answers and reminders about their medications. Most mentors work about 16 hours per week, and there are some technical computer requirements. The first step is to complete the application. You will then take an aptitude test and make a mock call. If those go well, you take a privacy test and complete a phone interview. If you are "onboarded," there are a couple more tests to take. If hired, the pay is per phone call and averages $14 to $18 per hour.

August 26, 2015

Online Verdict

Lawyers post case summaries and verdict questions to the OnlineVerdict.com website and ask participants like you to review the case facts and provide feedback. When a case is ready for review, registered jurors in the venue in which the case was filed receive an email invitation to review it. Juror feedback is then tabulated and presented to the lawyer or legal professional who posted the case. You must be 18 and live in the U.S. to participate as a juror. Pay ranges from $20 to $60 per case, depending on the complexity of each one.

August 12, 2015

Yardi Matrix

Yardi Matrix, formerly Pierce-Eislen, is a market research company that conducts rent surveys, meaning that it hires independent contractors to pose as potential renters and call apartment communities to ask about current rental rates, new specials, etc. The company is now hiring for work staring in September, 2015, and an assessment overview (quiz) must be taken as part of the application process. You will also need to submit a resume. This is a temporary position, and pay is $6 per hour plus a piece rate of $.10 to $.60 per survey done, partly done or not done. Survey team members must complete a minimum of 60 surveys the first week, and 80 surveys for the next five weeks (you will receive at least minimum wage in your jurisdiction for all hours worked). High speed internet and phone etiquette required.

September 23, 2015

Sykes

Companies contract with Sykes to handle their customer service calls, and Sykes then hires home-based employees to answer these in bound calls, which are primarily from people who want to place product and service orders or who have questions about various products. No selling is involved. The average pay rate is $9 per hour, and benefits are offered. Sykes hires in the U.S. (40 states) and Canada. Once on the site, scroll down to the line "Want work-life balance? Our home-based careers provide rewarding, flexible employment with benefits," click on "Learn More" and then click on "Work at Home Jobs." Computer, internet, etc. requirements are listed under the "Work at" tab at the top of the page.

September 9, 2015

Listverse

Listverse is a website that publishes lists about all sorts of things, from the mysterious (10 People Who Vanished While Traveling) to the scientific (10 Galactic Mysteries of The Milky Way).   These lists are generated by the site's readers and can be about any topic.  Each list must contain 10 items and have 1,500 words.    As the site says, it is looking for lists that "are offbeat, looking at something normal in an unexpected way, with hidden knowledge or misconceptions or facts."    No writing experience is needed.   When you submit your list, the site publishers will determine if it is worth posting on Listverse.  If it is, they will send you $100 via Paypal.    All submitted lists are reviewed, and you will receive a notice whether your list is published or not.

December 2, 2015

BlogMutt

People who have blogs or websites but not the time to add content to them turn to BloggMutt, a website that brings website owners and content writers together. After you have been accepted as a writer, you can see which website owners need what written for them (many request that certain keywords be incorporated into their content). Once you submit your work, the website owner will either accept it or not (the site has a 90% acceptance rate). Payment is $8 per post (250 words or more) but is not made until 30 days after your last post or until you have accumulated $100.

November 11, 2015

iTalki

iTalki is a website that people from around the world use to learn a new language. If you know a language, including English, then you can sign up to be a teacher and earn money. You do not need any experience to be a teacher. You just sign up, set up a profile and decide what to charge (look to see what other teachers charge to help you decide your teaching rates). Then wait for one of the site's 1.5 million students to book a lesson with you. Lessons are held over Skype or VOIP, and you can work at your convenience. iTalki will take 15% of whatever your earn from teaching your language lessons.

October 21, 2015

Udemy

Udemy is a nationally recognized website with millions of online video courses, everything from how to film a movie to how to sleep better.    It has more than 8 million students using the site, and it is always looking for new instructors to upload new courses (video and text).  The site has instructions about how to plan a course, create it, publish it and promote it.  Most courses have one to three hours of content, and instructors charge from $10 to $99 per hour of content per student.   As an instructor, you keep 100% of the course fee, minus payment fees, if you bring students to the site.  You keep 50% if Udemy's marketing efforts bring students to the site.  

October 7, 2015

JustAnswer

JustAnswer is a website that people turn to when they need answers to questions in a wide range of areas, everything from law and car repair to weddings and relationships. People come to the site, post their question, make a credit card deposit and then a JustAnswer expert posts an answer to the question and is paid once the questioner accepts the answer. The amount that the expert is paid depends on the amount that the question is worth (and JA takes a percentage). JustAnswer is a popular site, and many people who are experts in their area make decent money with it. The application process involves a resume, a subject matter test and credentials verification.

December 16, 2015

Sitel

Sitel is a company that retail, manufacturing, financial and other kinds of businesses hire to handle their telephone customer service needs. Sitel customer service representatives are employees who work from home and handle everything from billing inquiries, account or product inquiries, product or service orders or installation scheduling. All calls are inbound, and although sales experience is preferred, it is not required. Sitel is hiring in about 30 U.S. states, and there are some technical requirements (high speed internet access, a telephone, etc.). Benefits include medical and dental, paid training, vacation pay and more. The pay is rumored to be $9 to $10 per hour.

October 30, 2016

Maven

Maven is a company that hires people to share their knowledge with other people and get paid for it. To become one of these "microconsultants," you sign up on the site, select an hourly wage and give some information about your expertise. When the Maven system finds someone who might benefit from your expertise, it will let you know. If you accept the consultation, you will answer questions via phone or through online forms. Microconsultants include teachers, accountants, scientists and nearly anyone else with some expertise in something. The site has a handy calculator to help you determine your hourly rate.

May 4, 2016

ClickNwork

ClickNwork is a company that hires people (individuals and teams) to work from home to provide business services to a variety of companies. These services include data entry, web research, trend spotting, writing and more, ClickNWork has been in business since the year 2000 and has 100,000 people performing tasks. The company requires that candidates take a test to demonstrate their ability to complete the work. An interview and job references are also required. Depending on the job and time it takes, pay ranges from $5 to $150 per hour. Payment is usually made via Paypal.

February 2, 2016

Appen

Appen is a "language and technology solutions" company that is hiring work-from-home Social Media Evaluators, people who are familiar with Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest, etc. The job entails determining how relevant the news stories are on Facebook. No experience is needed, and the company is looking for workers of all ages. Writing skills, trouble shooting skills, a newer computer and a high speed internet connection are a few of the job requirements. Five to twenty hours per week, some on the weekend, are required. Pay is not posted but is said to be about $14 per hour. Click on the red box at the top left of the page when you reach the Appen site.

November 20, 2016

Learnlight

Learnlight is a company that hires people to work from home helping students learn a foreign language (Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, and Russian). The company has several types of jobs and two of them, the language trainer and the motivator, require knowledge of a foreign language. The third job, conversation trainer, does not. People in this position "offer engaging conversations online so that the students can get invaluable speaking practice." It requires a strong command of English, IT knowledge and a college degree. The application includes a Skype interview. If hired, a minimum of 10 hours a week is required. Training is provided. Pay is rumored to be $10 to $13 per hour.

November 6, 2016

Call Center QA

Call Center QA is a telephone mystery shopping company that hires people to call businesses and pretend to be a customer interested in their products or services. After each call, shoppers complete a one page feedback form and send it back to Call Center QA. Mystery shoppers work from home and are paid a flat rate of $5 per call. Each call lasts about 5 to 10 minutes and completing the feedback form takes a few minutes more. Payment is via Paypal and usually within seven days. The application process includes two test calls.

November 27, 2016

Blogmutt

BlogMutt is a company that supplies content for blogs. The writing application is straightforward, but it helps to have a Linked In page, a Facebook page or other way for the company to verify that you are who you say you are. Once accepted as a writer, you will see hundreds of writing opportunities listed and write articles for specific companies. Most articles are 250 to 600 words long. If a BlogMutt customer chooses your post, then you are paid $8 to $19. A 90% chance exists that customers will buy your articles. If you write enough articles, you become part owner of the company. Pay is once a week through Paypal.

January 13, 2017

Pleio's Good Start

Pleio is in its hiring phase again. This is a company that offers a support system called Good Start to people who are beginning a new medication regimen. It hires mentors to call program participants and offer them answers and reminders about their medications. Most mentors work about 16 hours per week, and there are some technical computer requirements. The first step is to complete an online assessment of your internet skills, interpersonal skills and more. There is also a phone interview and a background check (the applicant pays for the background screening). If hired, then the pay is per phone call and averages $14 to $18 per hour. Payment is monthly.

December 14, 2016

Yardi Matrix

Yardi Matrix is a market research company that conducts rent surveys, meaning that it hires people to pose as potential renters and call apartment communities to ask about current rental rates, new specials, etc. The company is now hiring for work staring in January, 2017. An assessment overview (quiz) must be taken as part of the application process, and you will also need to submit a resume. This is a temporary position, and the pay is $6 per hour plus a piece rate of $.10 to $.60 per survey done, partly done or not done. Survey team members must complete a minimum of 60 surveys the first week, and 80 surveys for the next five weeks (you will receive at least minimum wage in your jurisdiction for all hours worked). High speed internet and phone etiquette are required.

December 7, 2016

ModSquad

ModSquad is a company that works with all kinds of businesses that need moderating services, which means people to moderate chat rooms, manage message boards, supervise online communities and offer customer support. The businesses with which ModSquad works include Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. The opportunity is part-time, and you will need a resume to apply. The pay rate is not publicly disclosed but is rumored to be around $8 to $9 per hour to start.

January 29, 2017

Laundry Care

Laundry Care is a company that helps people start their own laundry care business. Everyone needs his laundry done, but not everyone enjoys doing it or has the time. As a Laundry Care provider, you pick up people's laundry, wash it and then return it to them. The company takes care of the paperwork, the payments, your marketing website and finding customers for you (many customers request continuing service). The company pays you $20 per bag of completed laundry. Some providers do this full time, while other only work part time. Requirements include having reliable transportation, a washer and dryer, a smartphone and daytime availability. There is a $30 start-up cost for your first laundry supplies.

January 20, 2017

Listverse

Listverse is a website that publishes lists about all sorts of things, from the mysterious (10 People Who Vanished While Traveling) to the scientific (10 Galactic Mysteries of The Milky Way).   These lists are generated by the site's readers and can be about any topic.  Each list must contain 10 items with two paragraphs per item.    As the site says, it is looking for lists that "are offbeat, looking at something normal in an unexpected way."     No writing experience is needed.   When you submit your list, the site will determine if it is worth posting  If it is, then they will send you $100 via Paypal.    All submitted lists are reviewed, and you will receive a notice whether your list is published or not.

February 5, 2017

Voices

Got a great voice? If so, then Voices might be for you. It is a company that connects people looking for voiceover work with companies needing voices to promote their products and services. These can be e-books, videos and more. Yes, people do this kind of work from home, and they do not need to be professionals. Once you sign up with the company - either as a free member or as a Premium member - then you can audition for voice jobs, of which there are 3,000 at any given time. The company has a suggested rates sheet, but you can charge whatever you want for your talent. Because Voices is the middleman, they do take a percent of what clients pay you. Payment is weekly via Paypal.

February 20, 2017

Crawford Media Services

Crawford Media is an Atlanta-based company that provides services such as stock footage, transcription and metadata writing to its movie and TV clients. It is hiring digital cataloguers. The work involves watching videos, looking at pictures and listening to audio and then writing a description (metadata) about them. These descriptions are then used to ensure accurate online searchability for this media content. Experience is not required, but writing and proof-reading skills and a love of language and film come in handy. Twenty hours a week are required. There is a test with the application. Pay is $10 to $18 per hour depending on speed and other factors.

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