Grinding away at surveys to get paid a few bucks is no fun. Winning a $500 Visa gift card is.
I found this website while looking into some alternative side-hustle-level money making opportunities online. But can you really make money with AskWonder.com?
This is an interesting website, in every sense of the word. On the landing/home page, it says this.
“Great research, in 24 hours or less.”
Ok. So from the sound of it, this is a site that will do research for you.
But the reason I was interested in it was because the site actually pays people to do this research for them… and therein lies the money-making opportunity that AskWonder offers.
A bit further down on the site, I found this.
“Ask us one question – or one hundred – and within minutes we’ll scale up a research team to make sure you ace whatever’s on your plate.”
This was exactly what I was talking about. I wanted to become part of a research team that AskWonder.com pays to conduct this research.
I’ve read about it a bit online, and my first impression of this site, based on both my research and my first look at it, was actually really good. The site is very professionally designed, functions well, and seems to offer a lot of information to visitors. It looked like a legitimate site to me, which isn't super common.
I especially liked how the site looked. The blue and white design was simple, but presented with an intentional simplicity that really drew me in. In browsing the site, I just felt like this was a modern, professional web-page/service, and that doesn’t happen all that often.
In scrolling down and continuing to read, I found out that they basically designed this site to operate like a very highly-educated personal assistant. Whether you have questions related to business, finance, or a weekend itinerary for a vacation, this site is supposed to be able to help you get things figured out.
Once you become a member, you can make unlimited requests at $75 each. That might seem like a lot of money, but when you take into account that you are paying an entire team to get you really in-depth results in 24 hours or less, it doesn’t actually seem like that much.
There is also an annual membership fee for joining the site.
What I was curious to find out, though, was about what it is like to become an analyst on this site. But before I knew it, at the very bottom of the landing page, right before you reach the footer, I found a banner that said ‘Earn while you lean. Join our team as a research analyst.’ There was also an ‘Apply Here’ button that I could push.
Here is what I found.
This, apparently, was the starting point for becoming an analyst on AskWonder.com. So let’s talk about it.
Signing Up For AskWonder.com
Before I signed up, I wanted to scroll down the page a bit and see if I could learn anything more about the site I was researching. I ended coming across this interactive infographic, which was pretty awesome.
Here is the basic rundown of what this told us.
- You visit the dashboard when you want to get to work
- They assign you requests to work on
- You find answers and/or sources, and synthesize your findings
- Then, you submit your work… and that’s it
I tried to find out how much their researchers make, but this was apparently not information that they share on the landing page. So, I decided to go ahead and begin the sign-up process.
I filled out my basic information, and was then taken to this page.
I saw here that there was a link to a FAQ page, and I was very interested in checking that out. I wanted to learn as much about this site as I could before signing up. I also realized that they give you a trial research project before they take you on as a researcher.
I don’t really have a problem with this. It certainly doesn’t seem like asking applicants to do some research to prove that they ‘have what it takes’ is too much to ask for. Granted, I was hoping that I could learn enough from the FAQ to know what I was getting into here… but anyway, here is what I learned on the FAQ page.
Reading Through The AskWonder FAQ Page
First of all, I found out that you get paid per research request you complete… and each task has a set price, so that you will know what you are actually going to make before you really get started.
All Wonder analysts start with either sourcing jobs or writing jobs. But it sounds like you can level up to what they call the ‘A-Z Research Process’ with enough experience. From the sound of it, this position gives you more flexibility and perks.
If you wish to really keep your profile up to date, and to keep moving forward with this company, they recommend that you try to do at least one assignment per week. People who don’t are put into different lists. In other words, they seem to show priority to people who are actually working.
You can work on a particular request for as long as you need, but you cannot ‘save your work’ and come back to it. Once you get to a point where you are ‘done’ or ‘need to be finished,’ you either just submit your work or hand it off to another researcher. This helps projects to be completed in a timely manner.
The company pays through PayPal, and I found out that researchers can actually earn up to $15-$25 an hour once they start to get good at the job. Obviously, the site pays out by the project, not by the hour… but when you average everything out and factor in getting better at it, it seems that this is what most people can expect to earn.
Researcher payments are also processed every two weeks.
And that concludes the vast majority of the important things I learned about AskWonder.com by visiting the FAQ page.
Some Miscellaneous Thoughts About AskWonder
I have noticed a few different things about this website since I first started looking over it, and just wanted to point them out for a minute.
For one, I just really like the way this site looks and performs. It is pretty awesome in both of those respects.
Secondly, I really liked how in-depth the FAQ went. This page was incredibly informative—so major kudos to the company for that.
Thirdly, it really does sound like AskWonder has a lot of good things going on with it. It sounds like they are pretty busy with requests, that they supply quite a bit of good work for their analysts, and that they pay out pretty well. I haven’t come across a serious side-hustle website in quite a while… but I dare say that this one challenged the status-quo for me.
I am not saying that this site is going to work for everyone, and it will take a certain amount of work and talent… but I give AskWonder.com some pretty seriously high marks, for a lot of reasons.
At any rate, at this point, I had figured out what my final opinion was of AskWonder.com. So let’s talk about that next.
Will I Be Using AskWonder.com In The Future?
This site surprised me… and my answer to this question is actually a ‘yes.’ Granted, after trying it out for a little bit, I may not like it. And I am still pretty new to it, so I have a bit to learn. But for the most part, this site embodied pretty much everything I was hoping to look for in a side hustle. You can earn money on your own time, it’s flexible, it’s profitable, and it also seems consistent.
The business model that AskWonder offers their analysts prevents you from earning any passive income. In other words, you will have to work for everything you make—but that doesn’t keep it from being a really good side-hustle.
There are probably ways to earn more than what you can make with AskWonder, but to be completely honest, this is probably one of the better sites that I have looked into. If you are interested in making some extra cash on the side, and need to be able to do so on a flexible schedule, then AskWonder.com might be an awesome site for you to check out.
I am not completely sure how busy you can always expect to be… but from the sound of it, they really do a pretty good job of keeping their researchers busy. And that is a big plus.
Our Final Thoughts About The AskWonder.com Website
Should you sign up and use it to make some extra cash?
To be completely honest, doing online surveys will never earn more than minimum wage. In fact, most people rarely earn more than $1-$3 per hour, if they are lucky enough to get a payout.
You simply cannot rely on this for income.
If you want to legit make money online you need to invest time into building a website and putting advertising on it. Rather than spend an hour trying to answer boring questions, build a real web property that you can earn monthly income from.
It takes longer to accomplish, but yields bigger results that last longer. Instead of adding a second job to your schedule by looking for paid survey sites, add a second income by building an online business.
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