Watch TV and Get Paid: This Work-From-Home Gig Pays Up to $18/Hour

Updated October 4, 2016
by Carson Kohler
Junior Writer
Digital cataloguer

Dear Penny Hoarders:

I regret to inform you that we were mistaken, and, as a digital video cataloguer, you will not be watching “The Walking Dead.”

I know we have some die-hard fans out there, so, for that, I apologize. And for you haters of “The Walking Dead”? I suppose this isn’t as terrifying for you.

But we still have good news: The listing is still posted and states Metaforce is still seeking work-from-home video cataloguers.

And the ideal workspace can still go a little something like this: You’ll sit on a comfy, unmade bed in a dark room lit only by a flickering TV screen.

No headsets required. Even better? No talking to humans, either. Plus, no experience required, though some is preferred.

You’ll get paid $10-$18 an hour and work at least 20 hours a week on your own schedule, depending on your work.

So What Does a Digital Cataloguer Do?

You’ll be working with metadata, which might sound technical and terrifying, but it’s basically data that describes other data — so meta.

Your job will be to write and review this metadata for quality control, which requires watching TV shows and programs.

Don’t worry: You’ll get the complete low-down when you go through training, which lasts between four to six hours and can be done at home. It’ll cover everything you need to know, and you can even save information for future reference.

Am I Qualified to Be a Digital Cataloguer?

Short answer: If you’re determined to be, yes.

No experience is necessary, but some cataloging, tagging and remote work experience is preferred. You’ll also need to prove you have some copy editing and research skills.

You’ll need some technology on hand, like a “robust” computer with a high-speed internet connection and Google Chrome (an easy download).

You’ll also need some pop culture knowledge (think: musicians, celebs, events, politicians and fashion).

How To Apply To Become a Digital Cataloguer

To begin, you must fill out an application and pass a quiz, which takes about three hours. This is a great opportunity to see if this line of work could be good for you as the company warns the work can be difficult, frustrating and boring.

If you pass, you’ll begin 4-6 hours of training, and then you will work with the company as an independent contractor.

If you’re interested in becoming a digital cataloguer, visit the website, and read up on the company’s FAQ.

If you’re interested in other work-from-home jobs — or jobs in general — then make sure to like The Penny Hoarder Jobs on Facebook.

Your Turn: Think you could handle this line of work?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.

by Carson Kohler
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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