Shmoop is a company that’s relatively new with lots of home-based jobs available! However, most of the openings do require a degree and they claim on their site that the majority of their contributors have actually been teachers in the past. So this is probably ideal for someone with a background in education.
What is “Shmoop”?
Primarily the company creates fun, interesting study guides and test prep content in a variety of different subjects for students. They are looking for people who can inject a lot of personality and humor into what they write. Shmoop’s resources are used by teachers and also homeschooling parents. If you’d like to understand more about what they do, you can read this review of their service.
What can you do from home for Shmoop?
Their “jobs” page has a long list of available positions, and many of them are work from home. You can get paid to write their study guides and test prep materials (ACT, SAT, AP exam). As stated above, most of these positions do require that you have a degree (the type of degree varies depending on the job), and some also require that you’ve had teaching experience.
You won’t have any trouble at all understanding exactly what they are looking for because they do a great job of spelling it out on each job description. When you browse the “Jobs” page, click on the positions that interest you and you’ll see it gives a very detailed rundown of all the requirements. Somewhere around the bottom it should also say if the position is work from home. All on-site work is done in Mountain View, California.
How does payment work?
The job descriptions do not list pay other than to say that pay is per completed writing project. However, I did find an old job listing posted by Shmoop from last year that listed pay at $500 to $1,000 per completed writing project. Because this was posted last year, I can’t guarantee that is how much they pay now, but that might still be a good indicator of the current pay range.
While the pay sounds like it would be great, I’m sure that writing this study and test prep material is a very involved process. Especially when you consider that it has to be not only accurate and educational, but also written in Shmoop’s witty, engaging “voice.” It wouldn’t be something you could do in just a few hours I’m sure.
Want to apply?
I’m not going to list all of the currently available positions because these likely change all the time. So instead I’ll just send you here to the “Jobs” page so you can browse the open positions.