Get Paid For Using Social Media: Appen Social Media Evaluator
If you love social media and are a daily user, working as an Appen Social Media Evaluator may just be the gig for you. I use the term, "gig," because that is exactly what this opportunity is. This is not an employee position and there is never a guarantee of work.
The social media evaluation projects are temporary, so you should not count on this as your full-time source of income. In fact, Appen is very clear that this gig is part-time. You need to be available four hours, five days a week (one of those five days must be a weekend!)
Although this is temporary, you may be extended the offer to contract with Appen on other projects. It just depends on how well you do as an Appen Social Media Evaluator.
Appen has a great reputation in the work-from-home arena and they are known to pay their contractors on time. When you have an issue, whether it's with payment or a question on the project, they will get back to you (but it may take a little bit of time).
Similarly, after you fill out an application, it may take several weeks before you hear anything from them about moving onto the next step. So, if you apply and don't get a response right away -- be patient!
All in all, if you like to pin, tweet, post, and snap and are well versed in all things social media, this is a great temporary project with good flexibility.
Appen Social Media Evaluator
As an Appen Social Media Evaluator, you can get paid for using social media. Appen’s mission is to help technology companies grow their audiences across global markets. To do this, Appen often employs virtual workers for a variety of short-term, contract, and full-time positions.
The Appen Social Media Evaluator position will work to improve the relevancy of a leading technology company’s social media based news feed. If you are a daily social media user, then you’re already qualified for this work-from-home opportunity.
Who is Appen?
Appen is a language technology solutions and consulting firm, recognized as a global leader in the quality, range and caliber of its expertise. We are focused on helping our clients reach international markets by leveraging our expertise in over 150 languages and dialects. Our clients are among the world’s top internet search engine and voice recognition providers.
If you’ve been around the work-from-home circuit for some time, you might have come across the Appen name before. The Appen Social Media Evaluator position is one of several work-from-home opportunities the company offers. Appen also hires virtual transcribers, linguists, and web search evaluators.
As I type this, there are 28 virtual job positions listed on the Appen Careers Page. In addition to the Appen Social Media Evaluator position, you can always find virtual career opportunities from Appen.
What does an Appen Social Media Evaluator do?
The main purpose of an Appen Social Media Evaluator is to improve the relevancy of a technology company’s news feed. To do this, you will need to be a daily social media user (all ages welcome!).
The schedule is pretty flexible as long as you’re available for four hours a day, five days a week and one of those days is Saturday or Sunday.
An Appen Social Media Evaluator will be required to meet quality standards. You’ll need to closely follow instructions and be able to clearly and concisely convey your thoughts in writing to do this. At this time, Appen is seeking candidates who are native English speakers. Remember, Appen’s goal is to help company’s expand their presence across global markets. In order to do this, they need native speakers to evaluate content and determine its relevancy.
This is a part-time, contract position. But if you perform well, you may be extended offers for other social media projects in the future.
What does it take to be an Appen Social Media Evaluator?
An Appen Social Media Evaluator must be a daily user of social media. You will also need to be flexible and be able to work independently. If you can follow written instructions well and stick to Appen’s guidelines, you should not have any problems being successful.
There are some technical requirements needed to be an Appen Social Media Evaluator. To perform the work you will need:
- A computer that is less than three years old
- High-speed internet connection
- Microsoft Windows running Vista or above
- Mac operating systems are okay too as long as it’s a PC and not a tablet
- Ability to download, install, and troubleshoot technical issues that may arise with limited support
How do I become an Appen Social Media Evaluator?
If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably interested in earning money using social media as an Appen Social Media Evaluator. If so, you’ll need to head on over to the Appen Social Media Evaluator hiring page.
To apply, you’ll need to use an existing account, if you have one, or simply register for a new account.
There are just six simple steps to complete your Appen Social Media Evaluator application.
Step 1: Personal Data
The first page is really just to collect some basic information like name, address, telephone number and email. But, there is one extremely important part on this page called “Internet References.” And if you’re not paying attention, you might skip it or otherwise think it’s not an essential part of the application process, but it is!
The Appen Social Media Evaluator position requires that you’re comfortable using social media. The Internet References portion of the application is basically asking you what social media accounts you use, the link to your profiles, and a brief description of how you use them.
This is probably the most important part of your Appen Social Media Evaluator application–take some time to fill it out completely and with accurate links to your social media profiles or blogs and websites that you maintain!
As you can see, there are a number of different “My Online Location” option to choose from. In total you can provide links to:
- Personal Website
- Professional Website
Make sure you “test link” each of them so that they actually direct to the right spot.
Step 2: Resume/Attachments
The only thing you need to do for Step 2 is upload your resume. As with any position you’re applying to, make sure you tweak your resume a bit to make it stand out as a good fit for the Appen Social Media Evaluator position. You can also upload other documents if you’d like. I chose to upload a cover letter that highlighted relevant experience and briefly discussed how I would make a good Social Media Evaluator.
Step 3: Social Media Evaluator/Master Service Agreement
Step 3 is two parts. First you’ll need to read through and answer a series of questions and then you’ll need to agree to the Master Services Agreement.
The questions are pretty straightforward and require you to simply select one of the given answers. The questions and meant to see how good of a fit you’ll be as an Appen Social Media Evaluator.
After you complete them, you need to move to the second tab to read the Master Services Agreement. It basically spells out the terms of the assignment and certifies that you are authorized to work in the United States. If you agree to them, you can move onto Step 4.
Step 4: Application Source
Step 4 is simply asking you where you heard about the Appen Social Media Evaluator position from–referral, job board, Google search–wherever you learned about the position, you’ll need to list it here.
Step 5: Data Overview
For Step 5, you’ll need to review your Appen Social Media Evaluator application. You’ll be able to see if your “Internet Reference” links, personal information, and any documents you uploaded. If you need to make any changes, now is the time to do so! If everything looks good, then you can go ahead and submit your application.
Note: You can opt to have your application and information “released” for any other open positions that you may qualify for. In doing so, you may be contacted out of the blue for future opportunities even if you’re found not to be a good fit for the Appen Social Media Evaluator position. You don’t have to release your information if you don’t want to.
Step 6: Complete
Step 6 is just a screen letting you know that your application was sent successfully. You do not need to fill out or submit anything else.
You should also receive an email confirmation letting you know that you applied and that someone will be in contact in the near future. That’s it. You’ve now officially applied for the Appen Social Media Evaluator position!
Appen is a reputable company offering many different work from home jobs across the globe. Although this is an independent contractor, part-time opportunity, the Appen Social Media Evaluator position a great way to use your social media know-how to supplement your income each month.