What is AskWonder?
AskWonder lets you become an internet researcher for anyone who needs assistance with researching a specific topic. Requests could be for either personal or professional reasons. Those seeking assistance from businesses are often looking to conduct surveillance or research a new idea for the market.
Perks for a College Student
I’m sure you already have plenty of experience conducting research for term papers in your classes. This is the perfect opportunity to get paid to do something that you’re likely already good at doing! The schedule is flexible so you can choose when you want to work. You can work between classes, in the evenings or on the weekends. You’ll become the perfect personal research assistant!
How do I get started?
The first step to conducting paid research is to join the Wonder community After you create your account, you’ll be known as an analyst. You will be asked to apply to one of two specific positions. You are free to apply to both but will have to complete a separate application for each.
Wonder has two options: Sourcer and Writer. While I cannot provide specific details, here are some of the highlights:
- Find specific pieces of data
- Earn up to $8 per hour
- Complete full research pieces
- Earn up to $18 per hour
The applications for both are similar but have their differences. You’ll be tested on your proficiency in the English language and complete a trial research project. You will also be trained in how to use the Wonder platform to find and complete work.
When new work is available, you’ll head to your dashboard to see available requests and the flat pay rate available.
How does payment work?
Payments are sent via PayPal every 2 weeks. You can easily transfer funds from PayPal directly to your bank account at no charge.
What do others think?
I was able to find some reviews from people who have worked with this company online. Glassdoor has over 200 reviews and the majority of the reviews are positive. One of the positives that I saw frequently was that there is great communication. However, one of the negatives was that there seemed to be a time constraint that some were unable to meet. This was based largely on the extensiveness of the specific research requests. Overall, the process for submitting completed research seems to be clear. This could be a great way to make some extra money.
What does a research request look like?
Below is a list of sample research requests:
- What are the economics of Valentine’s Day?
- Why would AOL or Verizon be interested in a strategic investment in the start-up Rollout.io?
- What are 5 new trends in online food ordering?
- What’s the market landscape for teacher training in Egypt?
Good luck and please post any questions below.