Roles like Rater, Personalized Internet Assessor, Ads Assessor, Maps Analyst, Search engine evaluator, and Social media evaluator are long-term, money-making opportunities for working from home. I found some people are working in those roles for more than 5 years. An Assessor or Evaluator is an independent contractor that provides feedback and critical insights for search engine companies like Google and Microsoft Bing. As Google and Microsoft Big are constantly evolving their search engine algorithm to meet the changing needs of people they need human insight. Basically, an Assessor or Evaluator helps the companies like Google and Microsoft to train their algorithms by giving quality feedback. As these roles are from companies like Google and Microsoft they are long-term and well paying. However, you can’t directly work from them. These roles are provided through the following companies. Google provides work through Lionbridge, Appen Connect, and Rater Lab. Microsoft provides work through Lionbridge, Appen Connect, Rater Lab, OneForma, and Clickworker.
Rater, Personalized Internet Assessor, Ads Assessor, Maps Analyst, Search engine evaluator, and Social media evaluator are entry-level, work-from-home types of jobs that anyone can apply for. No prior experience or specific technical background is required from candidates.
Following is a list of websites/companies that offer those roles.
The following is a requirement of this role from the Official Website.
Who is suitable for this work?
We are looking for dynamic people who have strong communication skills and use the Internet daily. You should also be flexible, and reliable and have the ability to interpret and follow established guidelines. You will need to have the flexibility and freedom to work from your own home, working your own hours. Hours for this opportunity are up to 20 hours per week depending on task availability.
What are the main requirements for the opportunity?
- You must be living in the Country Of your residence for the last 3 consecutive years
- You must have familiarity with current and historical business, media, sport, news, social media, and cultural affairs in the Country Of your residence
- Fluency in English and Tamil (Any secondary Language if available)
- Access to and use of a broadband internet connection and associated computer and software to perform the work, all provided at your own expense
- Experience in the use of web browsers to navigate and interact with a variety of content
- Access to and use of an Android (version 4.1 or higher) or IOS Smartphone (version 8 or higher) to complete tasks
- A Barcode Scanner application must be installed on your smartphone to complete certain tasks
- Active daily user of Gmail and other forms of Social Media
The Role Will Involve
- Reading and applying written guidelines on how to evaluate and rate the tasks
- Please note it is possible you will receive guidelines for multiple task types over the course of the program
- Research using online tools to determine the relevance and accuracy of the task information
- Applying local knowledge to evaluate the relevance of the task information in your market
- Completing tasks in the web-based evaluation tool
- Hours for this role are a minimum of 10 up to 20 hours per week depending on task availability
- This is a freelance, independent contractor position.
So the key highlight is you don’t need any special qualifications. You need to be good in English and know how to use a search engine like google. Will be residing in the country of your residence for the last 3 years. This is a freelance contractor position, you are not a part-time or full-time employee of the company. You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week and a minimum of 10 hours you should work if work is available.
I applied for the Internet Assessor role on Lionbridge (the same role is named Rater for USA applicants) in mid of April. Before applying I gathered as much information as possible from Reddit, Quora, and Glassdoor. Found that people are working in this position for years and making a decent income. Many people have failed to clear the exam. Many have stated that the exam is the real hurdle for the job. It is true that for all the above roles mentioned exam of Internet Assessor Role (Rater) exam is hard. But not impossible to clear. You really need to give attention to detail and spare 30 to 35 hours span over 7 days to clear the exam.
Immediately after applying to receive confirmation from Lionbridge that my application is submitted. After 2 days they send me the NDA to sign. After signing the NDA immediately on the same day I receive the exam mail that my exam will start on 21st April i.e. after 5 days. Access to the exam portal will be provided on the same day. I can download the guidelines on 21st April and need to complete the exam within 7 days.
Following is the abstract of the official mail from them.
You are required to use your desktop/ laptop along with your smartphone device to complete the exam.
We recommend that you aim to complete Part 1 within the first two to three days as
Parts 2 and 3 take longer to complete.
You should not complete the Exam in one sitting but take your time over the 7 days.
There is no additional benefit for completing the Exam early, those who perform best
in the exam do so by taking it to stage by stage over a 7-day period.
How to Best Approach the Exam
Spend time in the Exam Portal before taking the Exam.
In order to pass the Exam you must spend time in the Exam Portal. There you are taught how to answer the Exam questions by taking tutorials.
Do NOT “Release” any exam items.
Do not press the RELEASE button on the top right of your Exam page screen. This will cause you to fail the exam.
Answer each question within 60 minutes.
Do not open any question until you know you have the time to answer it. If you take a question and leave it unanswered longer than this, it will “Expire” and this will cause you to fail the exam.
You should also ensure each question is answered before you close out of each Exam sitting.
Do not dive straight in to complete the Exam on the day you are given access to it.
You will be given access to the Exam and the Exam Guidelines at the same time.
Those who perform best in the exam spend time understanding the Guidelines before attempting their first Exam question.
Ensure you leave at least two days to complete Part 3 of the Exam some find it the most challenging part so not rushing it and studying the guidelines here will be pivotal to your success.
How Much Can I Earn?
Around $6 per hour for Africa and Asia, $13 per hour for the USA, and $16 per hour for European countries. Which is a decent income in the Asian and African regions or close to white-collar jobs there. And for USA and European countries it is a good side income. Yes, it is possible to earn online. I have earned it for 1 Year and still earning it. The sole purpose of writing this blog is to give you first-hand experience and belief that you can also earn that much income online with little motivation, hard work, and common sense. You don’t need any special skills apart from being able to know how to surf the Internet. You need to have motivation, ready for hard work and have common sense. Any person all over the globe with this basic skill earns money on the Internet while working from home.