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Web Evaluation – A Work From Home Job

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If there is one thing that is a struggle to find when you first start freelancing, its work from home opportunities. Now, you may already have a few contacts to help you and I mentioned a few places to start looking in this post. However, today I wanted to talk about a real work from home opportunity that exists – web evaluation.

What is web evaluation?

Web evaluation involves a web search evaluator to assess many web pages to consider how they should rank in web searches. The role of a web search evaluator may also be defined as a web judge or internet assessor.

Where can I find web evaluation work?

There are several companies that offer genuine work from home opportunities in web evaluation.

* Appen – Appen or Appen Butler Hill as they are also known offer worldwide positions in web evaluation. You’ll find current vacancies here.

*Leapforce – Leapforce is another company that offers jobs based from home in web evaluation. You can find out more here.

* Lionbridge – There are several job opportunities available at Lionbridge. These include translators, interpretors and crowdsourcing jobs. You can find out more here.

*isoftstone – There are vacancies from transcribers, annotators and crowd workers. You’ll find the current vacancies here.

How do I apply for these roles?

Each company has different requirements. Most will require you have a good internet connection, up to date anti-virus protection and good analytical skills.

I’ve applied to two of these companies and I can assure you that they are quite difficult to get into. Once you’ve applied and got through the first stage, you’ll normally have to pass an exam. These exams are pretty hard going but its basically a trial run of the job you’ll be doing.

With web evaluation, you’ll either be great at it or you’ll struggle. I managed to get to the exam stage at two companies and failed both times. I really found it hard to grasp as each company has a set of guidelines you have to follow when you’re rating websites. If you can understand the guidelines then you’ll probably find it relatively straightforward.

The pay for these companies is above the national minimum wage and you normally have to commit to 10-20 hours per week. You dont get paid for the training/exam stage either. None of these roles are call centre based, so you dont need to worry about answering calls. The job is completed from your home computer.

These are all genuine and real work from home jobs – no scams or pyramid schemes! These jobs are definitely not easy though, so if you’re not prepared to put the work in then these probably arent for you. If you want to earn some extra cash and are up for a challenge then give it a go. I’m pretty sure Lionbridge offer an 11 month contract but the others vary. These may not be long term and as with most freelance work, you dont have the luxury of job security but there are people out there who have done this line of work for many years.

Let me know if you decide to apply. I’d love to know how you get on!

Five Great Resources For Freelancers

I read a lot of articles when I decided to make the transition to self employment. Today, I thought I’d share some great words of wisdom I found along the way. If you’ve already made the leap into freelance work or are considering do so, then these resources are all helpful.

*12 essential steps to starting your freelance business – Regina’s blog is so helpful, seriously you need to read every post because there is just so much useful information to digest.

*How to make money from freelance blogging – particularly helpful is you already have a blog and are considering branching out.

*100 sites that pay you to write – lots of websites that will pay for your writing. Lots of food for thought here.

*UK freelance tax and self employment – I struggled to find up to date advice on tax returns but this post helped me so much!Remember you need to declare your earnings if you undertake any freelance work.

*The money shed work from home toolkit – a list of resources you may need and links to some work from home opportunities.

All these make a good starting point for those new to freelancing or those thinking about working from home. You’ll find a lot of information on the web and it can be completely overwhelming. In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some genuine work from home opportunities – writing and otherwise, creating a portfolio, organisation tips, the best freelance job sites, setting up a blog for freelance purposes, money saving tips and how to create the perfect CV. If there is anything you would like me to cover then please let me know in the comments below.

 

 

Where To Find Freelance Writing Jobs

If you’re looking for writing work then knowing where exactly to look for opportunities is a massive help. I’ll cover freelancing sites in a future post but this post will focus on platforms specifically for writing. I have mentioned job sites before and that’s definitely one place to look – you’ll find both paid and unpaid opportunities on sites, such as Indeed. However, these are some of my favourite sites and good places to look for writing jobs.

*Be a freelance blogger – not as many jobs as other sites but genuine opportunities and I also highly recommend signing up for Sophie’s emails updates from her blog

*freelancewriting.com jobs – loads of opportunities from various sources including freelance sites.

*morning coffee – same website as the site above but receive an email daily with jobs.

*problogger jobs – some great job vacancies on here for various writing and blogging jobs.

*copify – you need to apply to join this site (its not something I’m signed up to at this moment in time) but you can receive decent pay if you’re successful.

*writerbay – another site you need to apply to before you can start work.

*write words – a few different job opportunities on this site and also writing competitions.

*writethismoment – a paid membership site so I cant comment on the type of jobs available but it may be a site you want to consider.

*academicminds – jobs for academic writers.