This Company Will Pay You $1,000 Just to Watch TV

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Would you like to get paid $1,000 to watch TV and browse the internet?

Yes, you read that correctly. is paying a few selected people to do just that, then report back on any issues and respond to a questionnaire after the 90-day experience.

To qualify, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old and a customer of AT&T, Optimum, Suddenlink or Verizon.

You’ll also need to fill out a basic application at, then wait to hear back if you get this dream side gig. They will select one customer of each cable/internet provider for the job.

“This isn’t a job with long hours or middle-of-the-night phone calls. Heck, go ahead and barricade yourself in your bedroom for all we care. We know you’ve got a TV in there,” says.

So what’s the catch? There’s no catch. You get paid to watch TV — and whatever TV you want, no restrictions. just likes to do hands-on testing and doesn’t have staff who live in AT&T, Optimum, Suddenlink or Verizon service areas.

Each tester’s experience and input will help improve CableTV’s reviews of those services and broaden their expertise. Testers will also help give readers a better picture of internet speeds, TV signal reliability and provider equipment.

If you’re up for making an easy $1,000 in 90 days, all for simply watching TV and using the internet, then get started by filling out the application at, which is owned by the same parent company as The Penny Hoarder.

Robert Bruce is a senior writer for The Penny Hoarder.