The other day I added a neat non-phone job lead to the job leads board. As you probably know, non-phone jobs, especially those not requiring a lot of experience or training, are fairly hard to come by so I was excited to see this one pop up. I originally found the lead while browsing the Telecommute folder on the WAHM forum, and it looked like the person who posted it there had found it on Non-Phone Jobs, a good work at home website I visit occasionally that sticks to non-phone listings. So, here’s more info:
The company behind this job is Century Interactive. They have a new service they’ve started that involves human call reviewers called “Humanatic.” Basically, if hired, you primarily just listen to calls through your computer, sort them into different categories, and tag them. So here you are not doing any talking — just listening! That means you don’t have to worry about your kids screaming, dogs barking, etc. Unless of course they’re being loud enough to keep you from being able to hear. The purpose of the tagging/sorting calls is to make it easier for marketers/business owners to differentiate between calls that are potential leads and real business opportunities from calls that are not. This, I would imagine, saves some time for them.
There is a really useful video put out by Century Interactive explaining exactly what their call reviewers do. I’ve embedded it below, so if you are still confused, maybe watching it will help you to better understand:
Is this really legit?
Yes, this is legit. You are free to check out the Century Interactive website to learn more about the company behind it. They have been around for quite a while and offer a real service. I applied and was hired, and I have already been paid.
How much does call reviewing pay?
Your pay depends on the type of calls you are reviewing. Currently, if you are reviewing calls to determine if it’s a new business opportunity, you get paid 3.9 cents per task. If you are reviewing calls to determine whether or not the caller got to speak to the intended person, you get 1.1 cent per completed task.
Also, payments are made via either Paypal or a mailed check. You get paid each week on Monday afternoon.
How is the schedule?
There is no set schedule, you can log on and off at your leisure and work whenever you want. I love jobs that don’t require me to be in one spot at a certain time.
Is this an employee or an independent contractor position?
You work for Humanatic as an independent contractor.
What are the requirements to apply?
The job posting says they need US based native English speakers for this job. There are no degree requirements, but it’s preferred that you have at least a high school diploma.
Is the work consistent?
I have been doing this for a few weeks now, and the work is not very consistent. It comes and goes throughout the day. Unless the workload increases (and they claim it will), I would not recommend using this as your only source of income.
Want to read more?
There are two threads right now about this job on Work Place Like Home and WAHM. Not a lot of info, but if you have your own questions or want to read what others are saying, these would be good to check.
Update – WAHM now has an entire folder for Humanatic workers. Lots of good info there!
How do you apply?
The page to apply is located here. The application is very short and they do not ask for a lot of information.
Even if they don’t need anyone now, it’s good to know this is out there now for people to do from home. What a flexible opportunity!