3 Work-From-Home Research Jobs That’ll Let You Embrace Your Inner Nerd

November 3, 2016
by Dana Sitar
Staff Writer
Online research jobs

Are you an information junkie?

We just found three gigs that could be perfect for digital natives who know how to find the answer to any question online.

These flexible online research jobs let you work from home. They could be a fit whether you want to make a full-time income or just a little extra money around classes or taking care of kids.

They’re also a fun, interesting way to make extra money while you learn about an array of new topics!

1. Wonder Researcher

Wonder helps customers save time by providing research and resources to answer a variety of questions.

The company is recruiting freelance researchers to work from home and complete customer requests. You’ll set your own schedule, choose which and how many research requests you complete, and get paid per request.

Wonder says “top researchers can earn up to $20-$30 per hour.”

We know from former researcher and TPH staff writer Jamie Cattanach that typical pay is $13 and up per request. The time it takes to complete the research is up to you, but could mean you make around $13 an hour.

“You have to complete a research project gratis to qualify, and that’s about a two-hour time investment,” Cattanach points out. But overall, “It’s not bad. And if you’re genuinely interested in learning, it’s awesome.”

To apply: Start your application here. You’ll fill out your basic info and why you want to be a researcher. Then you’ll complete a trial research assignment.

2. Research Analyst With Animalz

Content marketing startup Animalz is looking for a “highly analytical and organized” research analyst to join its 18-person team.

Animalz writes about the tech world for software companies and entrepreneurs. Your job would be researching and compiling the information for these articles.

You’d also copy edit and check articles for SEO before they go to the customer.

The company is looking for someone comfortable with online research who can “find compelling and significant arguments and data” to conceive and support articles. You should be a skilled editor, but also able to “wear many different hats” to work with the startup team.

To apply: Email your resume, cover letter and work sample to this address.

3. Expert With JustAnswer

Through JustAnswer, you can offer your services as an expert in one or more of over 175 categories, like health, legal, pets and one called “homework.” You can apply in as many categories as you want, and required credentials vary by category.

Once accepted, you can set your own hours and work as much or little as you want.

Users will post a question and choose what they’re willing to pay. If your answer is accepted, you’ll receive 20%-50% commission via PayPal, according to The Work at Home Woman.

To apply: Choose your categories here, and submit your application and credentials. You should receive a response within 5-10 business days if you’re in the U.S. or Canada, but it could take up to 20 days if you live anywhere else.

Your Turn: Do you want to get paid to browse the internet all day?

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

by Dana Sitar
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