Now Hiring: This Company Will Pay You Up to $18/Hour to Watch Videos

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Do you have a good eye for music and pop culture? Want to make money watching videos at home?

We found a legit work-from-home opportunity you might like — and it pays up to $18 per hour.

Crawford Media is hiring contractors for a long-term project through its Metaforce platform.

Job Details

Crawford works with media companies on a variety of projects. Its IMDB lists some impressive titles, including “The Walking Dead,” “Empire,” “Vinyl” and more.

The company’s looking for contractors to work on projects related to pop culture and automotives, so you should have a good eye and be able to identify these easily in images and videos.

Your role will be to watch and listen to videos and note important details for catalog descriptions and metadata tagging.

Depending which projects you work on, you’ll have to identify details in videos such as musical performers, celebrities, events, politicians, cities, architecture, cars, fashion, animals and interior design choices.

Pay depends on an evaluation of your work during training and ranges from $10 to $18 per hour. Hours vary depending on your availability and your work during training.


You can get this gig without a college degree — it just requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

You’ll be at an advantage if you have a Library Science or Archives background, or a background in journalism or related field.

You should also have good writing and spelling skills. Experience writing catalog descriptions will be helpful.

Because the job requires watching videos, the company notes “DO NOT plan to do this on a tablet,” and lists these requirements for your computer and internet connection:

  • 8GB RAM (standard for recent computers)
  • 64-bit operating system (recent versions of OSX and Windows)

To Apply

Crawford does not accept applications or resumes. To apply, read the FAQs and take the quiz here.

After the quiz, you’ll attend a paid live, online training session. You’ll set your ongoing pay and hours once you complete training.

Your Turn: What are the best work-from-home opportunities you’ve found lately?

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