The Work From Home Chronicles: Episode 2

Hi, and welcome back to The Brown Parachute Club. This week we are going to look at five more Work From Home (WFH) Jobs that you may be interested in. There is a tutoring job, an audio transcription job, a blog content job, and two others that are hard to describe.

The last time I wrote a WFH article I listed four good jobs and one clunker, so you could recognize the good ones. This brings me to some additional points. You have to be very careful when it comes to signing up for WFH Jobs. There are a number of jobs out there that are nothing more than scams to get you to cough up your personal info.

I believe I fell prey to one of these scams when I started looking into WFH Jobs. I signed up with a company to take surveys to make some cash. I never got around to taking any surveys, but I did get a deluge of telemarketing calls on my cell phone as well as junk emails filling up my email box.

Many of these companies may seem to be legit and even if they are, they still sell your personal info to other companies that will barrage you with “Special Offer” phone calls and emails. That is the last thing you want when you are trying to make money. Spending all your time blocking phone numbers and emails!

That said, let’s look at this weeks’ selections. To appeal to as many readers as possible, I am trying to create some variety with these jobs. I’ll try to continue doing that with my future articles as well.

Rev: This is an audio transcription job. I had to transcribe an interview once for this blog and I determined that I do NOT have the patience for this type of work! However, it may be for you. It pays $.35 – $.65 per audio minute and you are paid through PayPal. From the company website: Aside from the extra income paid out weekly via PayPal, the best part of freelancing jobs with Rev is the flexibility. You can work as much or as little as you’d like, from wherever you please. A wide range of people, from stay-at-home moms to college students and retirees, work from home with Rev.

Easy Shift: This is one of two “Onsite Shopper” jobs. It assigns you specific tasks that need to be done at a store. It’s as easy as taking pictures of the store, checking product endcaps, checking pricing, etc. It runs from an app on your smartphone and unless I am mistaken, you can do it from almost anywhere. Wouldn’t it be great to earn some money while you’re grocery shopping on vacation? You are paid through PayPal but the pay scale is a little unclear. The next job I review is similar and it pays between $3-$12 per task. So, I assume Easy Shift pay is comparable.

Field Agent: This is the other Onsite Shopper job I mentioned. From the company website: Our agents use their smartphones to collect photos, video, and information from stores and many other locations. You are paid through PayPal and it pays between $3-$12 per task. Like Easy Shift, you can do this from virtually anywhere.

InstaEdu: This is an Online Tutor job that earns you up to $20/hr., paid via PayPal. Not a bad gig if you have an education background. They must have been bought out because when you click on the link it comes up as the popular Chegg Tutors. Still, nice pay if you can get it!

Triple Curve: This is a Freelance Writer gig that pays between $8-$15 per article. The main focus of the company is the creation of quality content instead of lengthy articles. Explains the low pay. This appears to be for experienced, professional writers, but hey give it a shot! You never know! Like InstaEdu, when you click on the link for Triple Curve, it comes up with Zen Content, so they must have been bought out as well. It appears that Zen Content has medium and longer length documents as well, so it’s possible that this has expanded into more of a full-service content job.

That’s the list of jobs for this week. I think they all look pretty good, especially the Onsite Shopper jobs that appear to be very simple and you can do them anywhere!

This will be the part of each article where I detail my results with trying some of these jobs from previous weeks. I chose to try out 2 jobs from the last time I wrote this article. The first one was Content Gather, a website where you can post articles for purchase by their clients. The second one was User Testing, where you test websites and apps and record your feedback. I wrote one article for CG and posted it. I have not had any nibbles yet. I tried to do the “Test Recording” for User Testing. However, it wasn’t accepted because I narrated the instructions during the recording, which is apparently a no-no.

Now for my warning. Be VERY CAREFUL of any software that you install on your PC or Phone! Make sure you do some research online to see if other people have had problems with the software! After installing the User Testing software on my PC, it triggered a Boot Scan from my antivirus software. That can be very scary since the PC won’t boot up until the Scan finishes successfully. Ironically, the only malware it found was from a competing antivirus program. Funny how that works. The point is to be careful, as always, whenever installing any software to your PC or Phone.

Well, that’s it for this week. Hopefully, you have found a job or two that have piqued your interest. Remember, none of these jobs are meant to be income replacement by themselves. You’ll have to do two or more if you hope to replace a chunk of your previous income. I know that’s not a very comforting thought, but what are you gonna do?

Disclaimer. I am not affiliated with, or compensated by, any of these companies I have mentioned. They just looked promising to me and I thought I would pass them along. That’s all.

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