Internet research doesn’t mean looking at porn

If you’re able to write short yet detailed responses to random questions and can use Google, then a job as an internet researcher is a sure way to bring in £20-£30 for a few hours on an evening. I had a short spell with Any Question Answered (‘AQA’) whilst I set-up SmarterHousing, which helped fund some sundry expenses like business cards and web hosting.

AQA is a fairly simple concept – users of the service can text any question to 63336. Questions are displayed in a forum style to the internet researchers, who can then click on any anwer and offer a response.

For every question answered, internet researchers recieve a percentage of the £1 paid by the user. Earnings are limited by the fact there are times in the day when researchers outstrip questions, and there is no point waiting around to earn a few pence. However, when questions are stacked up it is possible to rattle out £50-75 in an evening and this happens twice per day as the service is also live in Australia.

Obviously, with questions limited this isn’t a full time job from home, unless you choose to replicate the service and strive to generate greater demand! If I were to replicate this under the Smarter brand, I would want to offer researchers a higher amount of money per response, to maintain higher service levels (i.e. better answers).

Posted by Adam Arnold

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Adam Arnold is a 20(ish), father & founder of the Smarter Group; a member of CTVF500; Entrepreneur in Residence @ Wolves Uni; SPEED+ Mentor & an #sbs winner.

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