So, in my urgent efforts to supplement our income, I’ve started working for a number of different websites. One of which is ChaCha. You know, the company that you can text, call or visit on the web and ask any question you want and get an answer? Yes, that ChaCha.
A while back, ChaCha was hiring vetters, and I applied thinking it would be something I could do while watching TV, or writing blog posts and it might make an extra few bucks a month. I applied and was accepted and then forgot about it for awhile.
I recently just went through the preliminary test (and passed WooHoo!!). I started working, “vetting” questions. A question comes in, and I have to choose the right answer out of a huge selection of random answers that have previously been given for the same or similar questions. I get a penny per question I answer, and I end up making about $1.00 a day depending on how fast the questions come in and how long I work on it. Plus, I can also get my writing done at the same time. It’s a decent income, for what I do. It pays for gas at least, but…
I Get Some of the Weirdest Questions!
These people ask anything and everything! Things like:
- What’s the best way to masturbate?
- How do I get a girl to like me if she doesn’t even know I exist?
- Can a guy get me pregnant even if he’s never had a vasectomy? (No really, I had this question!)
- What does undoing mean? (Wow, Really??)
Some of them aren’t even questions:
- I haven’t kissed a girl and I’m 21
- I’m Mexican
- I’m watching a movie
And then of course there’s the explicit statements and questions, which are too explicit for me to list, but are centered around sex (some people use it like a sex hotline), and (of all things) genital hygiene. Then there’s the people who just state explicit phrases for shock value. It really makes you wonder about the human race sometimes. I also wonder if these people are really this, um… ignorant? (and if they are, we’re in big trouble!)
People ask if so-and-so is right for so-and-so, if their genitalia is big, I mean it just astounds me the kind of crap that people ask! Then of course there are the people who send in their math homework. I don’t do math, if there are numbers and letters in the “equation” it ceases to be math, sorry. Thankfully there is a button for these questions: “No Suitable Answers.” Unfortunately, I don’t get paid for these questions, and I hit the button a lot!
I have to say, though, it’s a pretty easy way to make some cash since all I have to do is click a button!