Ninety-three percent of online experiences begin with a search engine. (source) So chances are that you have done a few internet searches in your day. Probably even today!
In all of your searching, have you noticed how much Google and other search engines have improved over the years? Used to be that you’d sort through pages of suggestions before you could find an answer to your question. Now, Google can frequently find you the answer without you having to click through anything else.
Whether you think that’s fascinating or scary, the fact is that search engines are here to stay. And they can’t improve without some help from us humans. Today we’re talking about how you can get paid to improve the experience of internet users by getting a job as a search engine evaluator.
Search Engine Evaluator Jobs
What Does a Search Engine Evaluator Do?
Search engine evaluator jobs involve doing searches of terms to judge the quality of the results you receive. The goal is to improve user experience and make sure they are getting the best results for the terms they enter into a search bar.
Sometimes you’ll be provided with a list of terms. Other jobs are based on your own search history. Some of these jobs really dig in to your own usage of search engines such as Google. So this job might not be a good match for people who prefer their privacy.
You can work from home in your PJs.
The work is extremely flexible. When you’re ready to work, you log in. You choose the task you want to complete from a long list. When you finish that task, you decide if you have time to do another. If not, you quit.
There is a lot of helpful information available to you. That said, there is still room for interpretation. Your moderator gets to make the final decision on whether you interpreted it correctly.
When you log the amount of time you spend rating, it’s based on company expectations rather than how long it actually takes you to work. If a job takes you 6 hours to do, but the company expects you to get it done in 4 hours, you’ll be paid for 4 hours. Being efficient is key, but unfortunately, there are times when even that doesn’t help you get work done in the time expected.
You might be required to work at least 10 hours per week to keep your job.
As always, every company has their own requirements. You’ll want to read every job description carefully.
Most of these jobs require:
- computer with high speed internet access
- also require a newer smart phone (check individual job descriptions for more info)
- excellent research skills
- very familiar with current events and pop culture
- love social media
- active daily user of search engines, particularly Google, gmail, Google+, and more
- some require a college degree
- excellent English skills (unless you’re working for a different language)
- only one job per IP address (you and your spouse can’t both apply for jobs)
- must pass an in depth study and exam
- often required to work 10 hours per week at minimum to keep the job
What’s It Pay?
Pay for this job starts at $13 per hour. (Keep in mind that you’re paid by the hours they expect you to get the job done in. Which is not necessarily the correct hours that it actually takes. So your final pay per hour could be less.)
How to Find Work
Two of the main companies that hire for this type of work are:
- Lionbridge Look for the job title of “personalized internet assessor”
- Leapforce Look for the job title of “personalized search engine evaluator”
Take These Steps:
- Determine if a search engine evaluator job is right for you.
- Study more on this topic and try some tests to learn more.
- Apply to a company. If one doesn’t work, practice more before trying for the next job.
- Get a job and save the money in your account.
This was day 29 in the Secure Your Savings and Find Peace in the New Year series. Go to the bottom of this post to find all the money saving and money making posts in this series!
Search engine evaluator jobs can be tough work, but you’ll enjoy the flexibility.
And thanks for helping me find the right answer without clicking through 14 pages of results first.
Do you think this job would be a good match for you?