Update Dec. 9, 2012 – I think Quotas may be no more. Their website doesn’t exist and I can’t find it anywhere else online. You can go here to read about US Monitor, another site you can sign up with to be a mail decoy agent.
Sometime last year I posted about mail decoy work for US Monitor, and I realized that there is another company called Quotas that I should post about as well. I believe that Quotas might be slightly newer than US Monitor, but in general it’s the same type of work – you receive mail, input information from it, and receive payment in return for doing that. The company is based out of Germany, and with Quotas, the mail is mostly international, and from what I understand it’s usually just envelopes with pieces of paper inside that you record into their system. How much can you make working for Quotas? This is in no way a job — more like extra money. You get $25 per month either in cash or through an Amazon card for your time spent processing mail. How does it work? You sign up, which is easy — you just put in some general information about yourself and wait to see if you hear back. If you’re selected, you’ll start receiving random pieces of mail to put in to their system. You might also occasionally have to mail the stuff you receive back, but don’t worry — they send you stamped envelopes to do this with, so you don’t have to pay the postage. Can you apply if you are outside the United States? Yes, you can — although I’m not clear on all the countries that are eligible. Quotas is based out of Germany, so it is open to people in Germany as well as lots of countries in the U.K. When you apply, you will see a drop-down box for “country.” I encourage you to sign up and see what happens. What do people say? There’s no doubt that U.S. Monitor appears to be the cream of the crop when it comes to these mail decoy companies, but Quotas is getting some decent feedback, too. I haven’t read anything yet from anyone claiming to have had a bad experience. I’m pretty sure though that getting hired by Quotas might be hard to do. Not sure how many people they need or regularly accept.