I work as a search engine evaluator for Leapforce, Inc
The name of the company that I work for, Leapforce, Inc., may not be immediately recognizable but the words search engine are pretty much understood by everyone with a computer or even a cell phone these days.
And the search engine that I evaluate for, yeah, if I could write the name here, you would be impressed.
I mean, I may say it out-loud to my closest family and friends but I would never write here.
And they are suitable impressed, let me tell ya.
If you’re curious, I do recommend that you google the phrase “search engine evaluator job” if you are extremely curious.
And though I wish that I could tell you what I do minutely complete with pretty lil’ graphics, I am in the mood to keep my job and not be sued for breach of contract.
Although I cannot what I do as a web evaluator, I can tell you what it is not and answer a few of the frequently asked question about being a home agent for Leapforce.
But, first, let’s start with a description of the job directly from the website (can’t be sued for that!).
Leapforce is experiencing unprecedented demand and growth for qualified home-based independent agents. We are looking for highly educated individuals for an exciting work from home opportunity. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for some of the world’s largest internet search engine companies.
A Leapforce At Home independent agent is an independent contractor that creates and manages their own business. Leapforce At Home agents contract with Leapforce to provide search engine evaluation for Leapforce clients.
Basic skill qualifications:
- Excellent web research skills and analytical abilities
- Excellent comprehension and written communication skills
- Many Leapforce At Home independent agent assignments require fluency in a language other than English. For these assignments, independent agents will be required to pass a language assessment exam
- High speed internet access (Cable Modem, DSL, etc.)
- A personal computer running Google’s free Chrome web browser, version 31 or higher.
- Up to date anti-virus and anti-spyware software
What the job is not:
It is not a scam. I stake my personal reputation on the fact that this job is not a scam. You will be paid. I have been paid. I have been working for Leapforce since February 2014 and I have always been paid on time.
The job is not data entry or transcription. Some task may require listening to audio but your computer speakers are acceptable. There is no phone work at all.
Leapforce pay is not minimum wage. Far from it. Especially for a internet home business. Many companies start at $10/hour or less. Not Leapforce. I don’t remember if we are allowed to post the amount we are paid but, rest assured, it is double digits per hour. The Leapforce website simply describes it as “competitive” so I am just going to leave it at that.
You do not bid on or compete for any work. If there is work available, you do it. You do not have to chase any customers or clients.
There is no cost to working for Leapforce. I don’t remember even having to pay for a background check. My only upfront expense was $5 to pay a notary to verify I am who I say I am.
Easy. That is what some people think this job is just because it is homebased. Like any job, once you wrap your mind around the rhythm and the rhyme, the job is not overly complicated. However, you will need to be adaptable to not only learning how to think the Leapforce way but you must also be prepared for that way to be er, re-evaluated, at any given time.
Frequently asked questions:
Does it require a college degree?
I hope not because I don’t have one!
Do you work a set schedule?
Nope. You can work anytime up to a full-time schedule. Just be aware that there may be a flux in work availability based on holidays, weekends, or the last week of the month when, I believe, bunches of folks login into Leapforce to try and meet their monthly minimum. Leapforce has very flexible work schedules that are completely up to you.
What is the monthly minimum?
Again, I don’t know if I can say, but if you worked just 1 hour a day for an entire month, you would exceed it. Or even, jut 7 or 8 hours on one day of the week. Home agents are responsible for making sure that they fulfill the obligations of their contracts as there is no one telling you when to schedule work.
How do I get paid?
Leapforce pays monthly direct deposit into your bank account. There are no other options. (If that is a problem, you can always get one of those prepaid credit cars and use the direct deposit option. Be sure to check out and compare any fees though.) I have received paid my pay as early as the 18th but never later than the 25th no matter when I submitted my invoice.
If I fail the Leapforce exam, can I take it again?
If you fail any part of the Leapforce test, you are given one more opportunity to pass it. After that, well, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. So, yeah, read that kazillion page manual like you are studying for a final exam. In fact, if you have the ink and the paper, print it out. And keep it open to use the search feature while you are taking the exam.
Does Leapforce reimburse for any of my expenses?
Nope. You can, however, apply them to your taxes as you are now running an internet home business.
Is training paid?
Nope. Training consists of completing the exam and you have to do that on your own time and on your own dime. Not only that, but you have to study any changes while off the clock as well. Which is probably a factor in why they pay so well.
Can I work 40 hours?
Sure can. As long as your account is not restricted, you can work a full time schedule. You are not allowed to work over 40 hours, however.
If I haven’t answered your question, feel free to leave it in the comments.
To learn more about your opportunities with Leapforce or to apply to become Leapforce agent, click here and good luck in your endeavors, whatever they may be.