A work-from-home job that pays you to watch TV? Now that sounds like a dream come true, right? For one lucky couch potato, getting paid to just sit back, relax, and binge-watch that mystery show everyone’s been talking about is close to becoming a reality.
HowtoWatch.com, which is a website devoted to helping cord cutters (aka people who’ve canceled their TV cable subscriptions in favor of online viewing) find the best streaming service for their needs, is looking for someone to watch 100 hours of shows using a couple different streaming platforms. And don’t worry, HowtoWatch.com will pay for you to have access to all of those platforms. While you watch, you’ll need to take notes so you can help the HowtoWatch.com team come up with an overall score for each streaming service. Your feedback will let other people know whether the streaming platforms are any good.
Intrigued? Let’s talk about compensation. HowtoWatch.com will pay you $2,000 — $500 upfront and $1,500 once you finish — to basically give your opinion on things. One obvious perk of this work-from-home job is that you set your schedule. They only ask that you finish watching those 100 hours of streaming content by November 1, 2018.
Sure, 100 hours may sound like a lot of time, but keep in mind that the average American watches 4.3 hours of television per day, according to Nielsen. That’s roughly 30 hours of TV watched per week, meaning it would take you less than three-and-a-half weeks to watch all 100 hours. And with Halloween movie marathons approaching, you may hit that number even sooner than expected.
To be considered for the job, you must apply by October 3. The application is online, and filling it out is as easy as pie. You don’t even need a complete résumé; all they ask is to explain in less than 2,500 characters why you want the job. If this sounds like the perfect position for you or someone you know, apply, apply, apply!