How would you like to surf the web all day from home and get paid for doing so? Doesn’t that sound like a great job? What if I told you it was really possible? I understand if you doubt the authenticity of that offer; however, that is exactly what a search engine evaluator does.
What Is A Search Engine Evaluator?
A search engine evaluator (or Internet assessor) is someone who works with a search engine like Google, Bing, etc. to test and evaluate its search algorithm.
Listed below are companies that hire for work-at-home search engine evaluators:
Appen: This company offers many web search evaluator positions, both in the U.S. and abroad. The pay rate is about $14/hour. Reviews of the company are mixed, however; some current and former evaluators say that working with company is just fine, while others complain about a lack of communication from management and unclear evaluation directions. Training time is also noted to be quite long (~15 hours) and is not compensated. Once contracted, you can work up to 20 hours/week.
Leapforce: This company is looking for work-at-home agents living in the U.S. and abroad who can commit to completing a set number of tasks each month regarding search engine evaluation. Additionally, the agency needs bilingual individuals who can perform search queries in Chinese, Korean, Persian, Spanish and Turkish. The pay rate is about $14/hr. A three-part exam, which tests your theoretical and practical understanding of search engines, must be taken and passed before you can work for this company.
Lionbridge: This large and publicly-traded company has its fingers in several global marketing initiatives, including search engine evaluation. The pay rate is around $14/hr. Contractors can work up to 20 hours/week. There is also a significant amount of opportunity available for contractors who live abroad (for example, you can be an Internet Assessor in Croatia).
ZeroChaos: Google openly mentions that it works with ZeroChaos on its jobs site; this very large company hires English (native) and bilingual contractors living in the U.S. only. The pay can be as high as $15/hour and you might even get away with working up to 30 hours per week (with no added health benefits, however). Because you are hired on as a temporary contractor, you may need to reapply for your position at the end of every full year. ***Update – ZeroChaos lost their contract**
Sykes: Sykes has recently entered the arena and now hires for part-time Search Quality Evaluators. Agents must use their own computer and an activated smart phone with Wi-Fi capability is required. Agents can work up to 3 hours per day, with a max of 20 hours per week. They are also paying for training. Unfortunately, they are not hiring in the current states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont
*** Please note you are only allowed to work for one of the listed above companies at a time.
While some people are not lucky enough to pass the exams to get contracted to work with these companies, some can still get paid to complete searches.
There are many companies that will pay you to complete searches through their search bar.
Below you find companies who pay you to search through them.
- Swagbucks – They pay you to use their search engine. Every time you search, you get a chance to earn SB which can be exchanged for cash and gift cards.
- Inbox Dollars – They pay you to use their search engine. Every time you search, you get earn 0.01 for each two qualified searches with a maximum of $0.15 per day.
- ZoomBucks – They pay you to use their search engine. Every time you search, you get a chance to earn 2 to 12 ZBucks which can be exchanged for cash and gift cards.
- Bing Rewards – They pay you to use their search engine. Every time you search, you get a chance to earn points daily which can be exchanged for cash and gift cards.
- Qmee – They pay you to use their search engine. Every time you search, you get a chance to earn few cents to a dollar which can be transferred to your PayPal account instantly.