Saturday, July 24, 2010

Make Money as a Text Chat Operator

IDid you know that you can get paid for texting? Sounds dreamy, right? Well, there’s a catch (umm, obviously). You’ll be texting pervy dudes in England.

I don’t recall where I first heard of text chat operators. I’m sure it was in one of the zillion blogs I read about how to make some online cash. I was well aware when I started investigating these positions that the “chats” were of the adult variety (unless you read tarot and I will absolutely blog about reading tarot online in the future = will try anything).

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but I am a mostly happily married woman, the full time working mother of a seven month old, and a taker of both birth control pills and Lexapro. I’m only mildly (read:not at all) interested in recreational sex, so why I ever thought that I might pursue it professionally...

I did some research, decided that the entire thing was a little shady, but heck, I had nothing to lose, so I found a company to sign up with. Most people get started with Text 121 so I thought I’d start there. I also liked that they allowed your to work online at your convenience. Some of the other companies had assigned shifts. The application process was a little cumbersome. I had to email them expressing interest and then fill out a 12 page application/contract.

I had the option of signing a contract for either 2000 or 3000 text per month. The pay rate is higher for the 3000 text option ($0.03/text vs $0.05/text) so I went with the higher paying option. I read reviews from folks who were easily completing 10,000 text so I thought I could handle it. It is important to note that if you don’t fulfill your contract for the month you don’t get paid AT ALL.

The next step in the application process was the questionnaire. This was the last step for me. The idea was that these were some sample text you might receive and you are to send your sample responses. Well all of the sample questions are about penises. And it was a little too ick for me.

So that’s where my personal experience ends. I will say that there are tons of negative reviews out there for this one, so I’m going to count myself as better off.

Have you tried it? Make any online texting money?

3 comments:

  1. Hi Ma'am. Are you still working in Text121? I am a newbie in the industry. I just started yesterday.

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  2. the sample questions were about penises? OH MY? Did you think you were applying for a Bed-Bath-N-Beyond membership? hhmPhh, you should research better...and post less....

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  3. the sample questions were about penises? OH MY? Did you think you were applying for a Bed-Bath-N-Beyond membership? hhmPhh, you should research better...and post less....

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