Wednesday, October 8

Work at Home Possibilities - ChaCha

There's a human powered search engine out there called ChaCha. If you've been looking for a work at home job for any length of time, you might have heard about it.

Basically it's a service where people ask questions via text or by calling a number and a ChaCha guide responds to the question. It's all done completely online on the guide's end, no phone work required.

The pay is somewhat low - approximately $3 to $9 an hour depending on how quickly you work. You're paid by the search. The service is 24/7 and guides are able to log in at their leisure to work. The amount you make basically depends on your ability to spend time doing the work. There are four different guide positions available: Expeditor, Generalist, Specialist or Transcriber. Details on that are here.

This type of work-at-home position is ideal for someone who needs to make a little bit of money (not a lot) and has some time to spend hanging out on the computer. You could do this while you're watching Grey's Anatomy (or insert favorite here)!

To get started, you can visit ChaCha online or you can request an invite from an existing guide. Give it a try! It's something you can do even if you already have a job - reason #569 to try working at home online!


sarah said...

the pay sounds pretty low, but adds up quick. can't beat workin in pjs, while getting my weekly dose of drama at seattle grace! good call!

susan said...

I started with ChaCha about 6 weeks ago. At first, it's a little addicting but it does become boring quickly because people ask some dumb and offensive questions. However, like Emily said, it's easy to do while you are doing other things like watching TV. I'm not trying to earn a lot of money by doing this, so it works for me as extra spending money!

I'd be happy to send an invite to anyone who is interested in becoming a guide.

Email me at iheartpinkandgreen at yahoo dot com.

Anonymous said...

So this is a legit company?

I am trying to find something to do at home to generate a little extra money, but of course, I have kids at home and no family around. Therefore, I need something I can do in the evenings when they are in bed.

Thanks for any additional info.

melody806 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Heather - yes, this is definitely legitimate! As I mentioned, the pay is not a lot, but it's a definite opportunity for anyone looking to generate a little income. If you click on "invite" in my post, it will take you to the ChaCha forum on, where you will see lots of other moms who are currently working for them.

amy said...

umm...somehow I failed the test...

I didn't know I was that stupid!!