There are 3 requirements that any work from home job has to meet for me. I need my job to be super flexible (I need to be able to start and stop at a moments notice), have a short learning curve, and earn at least $12 per hour.
I started working for Leapforce about 10 months ago, and have personally had a great experience. Leapforce meets all of my “requirements” and has been a great source of side income for me and my family. I could actually work more, but I just don’t have enough time while I’m taking care of my boys and trying to grow my blog.
I wanted to give you insight into another search engine evaluator’s life cleaning up google’s mess! I’m so happy to introduce you to my blogger friend Sireesha Narumanchi of Crowd Work News. She is a blogger and search engine evaluator.
Sireesha, tell us a little about yourself.
I am originally from India, now settled in Australia. I come from a medical background, Microbiology. I worked as a research associate back in India. I have two daughters and my husband works in the finance sector. My kids were the biggest reason I opted for a work at home job. This gives me a lot of flexibility to work around them.
So what exactly do you do as a search engine evaluator? What does this job entail?
Search Engine Evaluation is quite a flexible job. Basically you have to rate web pages for their relevancy according to the query. In simple terms, if a person types in ‘Apple’ in the search in Google, you get some results. You have to rate how good a particular result is for ‘Apple’. There are a set of guidelines, which you have to follow to rate these web pages. All this might sound very technical, but it’s not. With a medical background, I could easily get the hang of the job very quickly. The quality of the rating is very important and is monitored regularly.
How did you find search engine evaluation jobs? Where did you learn that there is such a job?
After coming to Australia, I searched a lot work at home jobs. As I was pregnant with my first child, it was the best option for me. I used to search all the job boards and it was hard to find the legitimate ones. But finally, I found the Search Engine Evaluator role on Seek.com. Seek.com is quite a popular job board in Australia. As it was a very new kind of role for me back then, I did some research about the company and read about it in forums. After getting totally convinced about the role, I applied for it.
How many hours do you work per week?
I usually work 20 hours a week. Sometimes if there is a need to do more hours, I do around 25 hours.Do you have other streams of income?
What is the best part of being a SE evaluator?I believe the best part of search engine evaluation is the flexibility. There are times, when kids are sick or I have to attend to other things and I still can do this job at night or early morning. There are no set times and you are just required to complete target hours for the week. Being a work at home mum, flexibility is the biggest plus for me in this job.
What is your least favourite part of the job?
What does your day look like when you’re working?
My typical day starts at 6 in the morning, I usually complete my SEE work by evening. I work on my blog for the later part of the day. Again, I tend to work again at nights. That’s the most productive time of my day.
When do you find time to work?
I work all through the day till my elder daughter comes from school. I work again at nights. I find these times are most productive for me.
Would you recommend this job to someone looking to work from home?
Absolutely!! It is the most flexible and perfect work for stay at home mums or anybody who wants an online job.
It does take time to search for legitimate work at home jobs, so keep at it and don’t lose hope. And also you have to be very organized to meet your targets when working from home with all the distractions. Planning ahead is a must.
Thanks to Sireesha for sharing her work experience as a search engine evaluator!
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