Here are a few work at home job leads I thought I would pass along today, both of which probably won’t be open long:
oDesk Project: Blurb Writing
I actually did this for quite a few months earlier in the year. It’s pretty easy writing. The way it works is you’ll be sent batches of keywords (they come to you in the form of a spreadsheet in Google Docs). You must complete 250 of these, writing descriptions based on the keywords you are given. The descriptions must be 150 characters long (note I said characters, not words so these aren’t as long as you think) and you have to provide some source links.
You get to pick the categories that you want batches in (ex. entertainment, health, science/tech, etc.) and you will have seven days from the date you receive your batch to complete it. You can do as many batches in a seven day period that you are able to complete. After you turn one in, you’ll typically get another one pretty quickly if they have enough work to go around (sometimes they don’t).
For this project, it looks like it’s paying $88 per batch. When I did it, it was only about $70, but I think this time around they are requiring more links so perhaps that’s why it pays more now. Update – Even though it says $88 when you click through to the job posting, it appears that pretty much everyone is only getting $80 for each batch.
You are not doing this for an individual — the client is actually a well-known internet company. You will need to create an oDesk account to apply if you don’t already have one because they’ll want a link to your oDesk profile. Here is the link to apply for the position through oDesk.
My experience with this project was very good overall. There is also a group on Facebook you can join after you’re accepted for the project so you can stay updated on when batches are going out, etc. The only gripe I had was that sometimes the category I wanted wouldn’t be available, and when that happens they just give you whatever they have. Sometimes that might be in a category you don’t know much about, which makes the writing more difficult.
Phone Mystery Shopping – Calling Pizza Places
I found this lead on Work Place Like Home. I think it’s one a lot of people apply for but not very many ever hear back. Still, it may be worth a try so I figured I’d share the info in case anyone is interested. From what I gather, you are calling pizza restaurants during lunch and/or dinner hours depending on your availability and asking questions. You are paid .50 cents per call and apparently most people average about $10 an hour. I do not think this is a position where background noise matters. They pay weekly with either check or Paypal.
Some people have posted on Work Place Like Home that they work for this company and they are legit. I did apply for this myself a few months ago, but no one ever got back in touch with me.
If you’d like to try it, you’ll need to send an email to jobs (at) brmysteryshop dot com and inquire about the position. Do not use the Craigslist link in the Work Place Like Home thread to apply because it’s outdated and no longer works, just use the email I posted here and you should get an auto-response back that includes more info and a link to the form to fill out. Good luck!