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How to make money on Facebook
Yup, you heard that right. You can make over $400 every freaking month right from the Facebook app that you are using right at the moment. All that you need is at least 50 friends, which everybody has these days. Let me show you how.
I promise ya, this ain’t another post with a catchy headline and a fluffy article. This ain’t another “5 ways to make money online” type of article that lists the ways without telling you the ins and outs of how it is or can be done.
Before I get in to how you can make money from your Facebook app, look at this image first.
Disclaimer – The above image was true when I worked as a social media evaluator 2 years back. The Facebook app settings has since changed.
Notice that red bar and see the difference on what additional settings can be found on the left image.
Now go to your Facebook app, go to settings and navigate down to “Help and Settings”. Your “help and settings” will look like the one shown on the right of the image. It won’t have two additional lines – “Rate Ads” and “Bakeoff for Rating Ads” shown on the left image.
It is because you are not a social media evaluator yet and you are not making money from your app at the moment. Those two additional lines or settings can be found only on the Facebook apps of those who work as social media evaluator. And you are about to be one.
Who is social media evaluator?
Social media evaluator is a person who give their personal opinions on sponsored ads, news feeds and other advertisement that they see on their Facebook feed. You might have noticed a lot of feeds or posts on your Facebook wall are sponsored ads. All that social media evaluator does is to give opinions about those sponsored ads and get paid for it. It is that simple.
It is the same with Instagram.
Initial Requirements for Social Media Evaluator Position
- Payoneer account.
- Ability to work at least 1 and 4 hours a day, 5 to 7 days a week up to 20 hours a week.
- Must be residing and be able to work from your country.
- Active user on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
- Good language skills (the language of your country).
- Possess a basic level of computer and/or smartphone operational knowledge.
- Ability and willingness to comprehend and follow instructions independently.
- Access to a computer or smartphone that is less than 3 years old.
- High-speed internet connection.( LTE, 4G/3G is good enough)
If you said yes to all of the above criteria, then you are ready to work as a social media evaluator.
List of eligible countries
Right now, there is a massive opening for social media evaluator position for the following countries. Check to see whether your country is listed here or not.
- Czech Republic
- South Africa
- South Korea
Where to work as social media evaluator?
Now the obvious question is, where do I work as a social media evaluator?
There is a massive opening for social media evaluator position in Appen Connect at the moment.
Appen Connect was previously known as Leapforce ( I’ve been with them for over 3 years now).
Leapforce was an American company called Leapforce which has since been acquired by Appen Butler Hill and has been rebranded as Appen Connect.
Appen Butler Hill is a publicly traded Australian company. You can Google it, if you want to verify.
Use the link below to sign up.
Select your country from the drop-down and fill up an online application form. You will also have to upload your CV.
Here is how the sign up page should look like –
Don’t worry if you don’t see a social media evaluator position. Just apply and they will assign the positions available to you.
Create a Payoneer Account
Appen pays through Payoneer (for social media evaluator position), not PayPal, which is good. Because PayPal will rip you off with their huge transaction charges unlike Payoneer.
So if you are not from Australia where they are paid via direct deposit, stop scrolling and create Payoneer account and claim $25 bonus right below –
There is a simple qualification test for this position. It is based on the guideline supplied by Appen. It is about a dozen page long and the test questions are of comprehension type. Nothing tricky. But don’t take it lightly though.
What do you have to do?
Once you are through qualification test, you will be added to a rating platform and you will most likely be told to rate the ads via mobile Facebook app. If you use a desktop version of Facebook, you will be ask to migrate to mobile app version as soon as possible.
Once added to rating platform, you will have to click on the “rate ads” button that I showed you on the first image above. You will then be rating the sponsored ads by giving your personal opinion about it, based on the guideline supplied by Appen.
How long does it take to rate ads?
Depending on how many hours Appen allows you to work per week, it can be anywhere from 1-4 hours per day for 5-7 days a week. You can choose to work 7 days a week or 5 days a week. 5 days a week is the minimum though.
For Instagram ads, the time is limited. You might not even get like an hour a day. But then again, it should only be taken up along with rating Facebook ads. You can choose to work for Instagram ads or not. Since it is an extra money, I think you should go for it.
Where can I work from?
From your room, from hotel, from a bus, from a traffic stop, from a beach, from mountains…..my point being from anywhere! As long as you can access your Facebook or Instagram app.
But you can’t work when you are travelling abroad. You have to be in your country of origin.
What time should I work?
You decide. You are the boss. Work anytime you want.
How long can I work as social media evaluator?
You can work for 12-18 months as long as there aren’t any red flags on the quality of your work and you are maintaining the required number of days that you are supposed to work, which is 5 days a week.
There were cases where some of my colleagues worked for 24 months. It is extremely rare though.
Why only 12-18 months? There is something called banner blindness. When you continue to see the same ads again and again, you tend to ignore it and become indifferent to it.
Same is the case with social media evaluators. Hence Facebook wants fresh eyes for the ads shown on their platform.
How much can I earn a month?
Depends on your country. Appen pays $3 per hour to Indians, while they pay anywhere from $9 – $13.75 to Americans. Some Europeans are paid even higher.
Assuming you are an American who is paid $10/hr (remember, payment ranges from $9-$13.75) and you work only 1 hour a day, you can make $300 a month. That’s with Facebook alone. If you add Instagram ads to it, you can very easily make over $400 month.
That’s with the assumption that you’re only paid $10/hour which is not necessarily accurate.
Making money by giving personal opinions on Facebook ads is the easiest way to make money online. You don’t have to be a techy person, you don’t need high education, you don’t need anything. All that you need is a smartphone and a Facebook or an Instagram account. That’s it.
And if you haven’t already signed up for Payoneer, sign up here. That’s the only way to get paid by Appen. If you go and sign up from Payoneer’s official website you won’t get any bonus. If you sign up here, you get $25 as soon as you are paid $1000 by Appen. So here is the link once again –
Appen has these type of openings toward the beginning of every year. Grab this opportunity before it’s gone. Here is the link to Appen once again.
If you don’t see an opening for social media evaluator position, it is okay. Apply for whatever position is available and once this opportunity to make money with Facebook app comes by, you will be notified about it and you would be able to work.
And the best part is Appen has several work from home positions for almost everyone in this world. They are one of the largest work from home companies in the world. Based out of Australia, they hire for multiple positions all the time around.
If you don’t see the position for social media evaluator jobs but you see the position for internet analyst or rater positions, go apply for it. But do read this guide on how to work as an internet analyst so that you don’t find yourself lost.
So that was an ultimate guide on how to earn money right from your Facebook account.
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What my CV should have in it , in order to get immediate response.Do you recommend a CV template
Hey, you can use templates from Google Docs. They are free. That being said, I don’t really know what is it that they look for. Make it simple, single page, no photos.
I have been a school teacher for last 17 years and want to go for appen.Will this work history be obstacle to get through and get selected ?
Go ahead. It shouldn’t be a problem.
Do you personally think it is worth it to work at $3/hr?
This $400 blog is not for Indians right?
$3 is an exploitation. What do think Sam, what can be the max. and avg. monthly income with this for an Indian at Appen?
What can be the max. and avg. monthly income at $3/hr for an Indian at Appen?
If you get in to search engine evaluator work, you can work for unlimited amount of hours after 1 month provided you meet required quality score and continues to do so. So you can do the math.
I would say approx 35,000+ per month on an average with $3 per hour.
First of all i want to thank you for your great work shown in this article. You helped a lot of commoners like me to understand online job.
You stated that in order to be able apply for this side-hustle one of the initial checklist is ‘Good language skills (the language of your country)’ so what i want to ask you is, does that mean the comment you write when rating the ads should be in your mother language/the language you’re fluent too, or do you still have to write it strictly in english?
Thank you in advance.
Should be in the language of your country.
Can we apply different positions (i.e.social media evaluator and social engine evaluator in the same company, i.e.at Appen?
I applied for the Social Media Evaluation job in Appen. I successfully passed the Falcon Content Categorization CCI qualification quiz on 27th August 2018 after which I acknowledged (signed) the SOW on the 28th August 2018. I was supposed to get the details of how to start production which includes the link to create the Facebook workspace logins in 36 business hours which has already long elapsed, but I haven’t received till this date and time. Currently my tile is showing “Start Rating in SRT” but I cannot since I do not have the Facebook workspace login details. Do you know what might be the possible reason. I have written to support but I’ve been replied.
Hi Henry sorry for the late reply.
I don’t work in Falcon and I don’t really know how it is done. But as far as I know you should be able to work with SRT tool itself. I am not 100% sure though. Hope your support replies to you soon.
Don’t you think indian’s gets paid too low in appen?
around Rs.4500 a month
whereas leapforce pays about $7 per hour as said by you in your article
and which is best in your opinion
appen or leapforce?
and can i apply for both at a time for diff job i mean SEE for leapforce and SME for appen?
Appen has acquired Leapforce and has reduced the payment to $3.5 /hr for Indians. So they are basically the same company now.
Hey sam bro
i have received an mail from appen saying
Thank you again for your interest in Appen! We have received your application and your information has been registered in our system. As soon as there is an opening in any of the projects that match your skills we’ll reach out to you. Please keep in mind that at times there may be a waitlist, but spots open continuously and we may contact you in the next days or weeks.
In addition to this, Appen is frequently beginning new projects with varying requirements that you may qualify for. Please remember to keep your profile up to date. Our recruiting team keeps a close eye on those profiles, and will reach out to you should a new project match your qualifications.’
am not really getting what does this mean
whether i have been selected or not?
Hundreds of people apply to Appen everyday. That email means that Appen has received your application and they will contact you as soon as there is a suitable position for you.