To start with its a very generic, cookie cutter website.
"Search engine evaluation" -what is that? Sounds like something you can get a microjob worker to do for 10cents.
DONT give them your SS # if your an American. They really dont need it UNTIL you get paid. Better be sure....
If not an American, I would still be careful giving personal information.
Hope this answers your question Fatcity, LA
I have NOT gotten involved in this work at home business. I just want to find out if it is truly legitimate is all I am asking. Kim Komando is highly respected soooooooooooooooo looking for someone to really seriously challenge this. http://www.komando.com/tips/272262/l...that-pay-big/2
From what I've read, they aren't a con, but they do get some mixed reviews.
This is probably one of the more thorough reviews.... Working for Leapforce — what it was like | Betsy Sharp It's a 2 parter.
Another review here.. Are Search Engine Evaluator Jobs with Leapforce a Scam? - Surviving After College
The author of that one pitches Wealthy Affiliate at the end.
The first person definitely worked for them, but not sure about the second one. I didn't read Kim Komando's review, but I doubt she has first hand experience.
Search around for more feedback and just make sure you have the proper expectations if you do go to work for them.
If you are sitting around the house playing Gears of War and want to hit pause when a rush job surfaces then it sounds ok.
If someone is working for you that can't do the work the honest thing to do is fire them, not refuse to pay them for 1/2 their time. What next, have a crew boss that hits subjects with a belt if they don't stitch sneakers fast enough?
If it were me, I would rather pick up a few shifts part time somewhere, know my schedule, and know I was getting paid.
No payment for the hours you spend training
Seriously, when you first begin the work, your work sessions are probably 75% unpaid because the learning curve is steep
No guarantee of available work
Unpredictable “caps” on how many hours in a day you can work, triggered by unknown actions and lasting for undefined numbers of days
Raw payrate is $13.50 an hour, although as an independent contractor you have to take out the 15.3% payroll tax, plus any income tax you might owe additionally.
You’re actually paid per task, and you’re only allowed a certain number of minutes per task. If they think it should take you four minutes to do a task, and it actually takes you ten minutes, you can’t bill for more than four of those
A few privileged souls are “preferred agents,” paid (I think) $17 per hour, but there’s no particular hope of anyone ever being promoted to that status now.
when the wolf is at the door, working for Leapforce is a huge boon
"It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff
Surfer thank you! I read the reviews and to me it sounds like sheer desperation drove the individual into the job and desperation kept them there! Unfortunately that seems to be a sign of the times these days during our economic woes. The reviewer kept stating how grateful they were to have an income provided by Leap Force. I can understand that. I come across people with Masters Degrees that are still out of work today since the devastation beginning in 2008. Something is truly better than nothing no matter how bad it is.
What a pitiful state to be in.
I used to know a man, he has passed on now, but after 25 years of faithful, loyal employment the company let him go. He wound up flipping burgers and very bitter.
Now I know a hand full of people that know how to grow their own food, live off the grid, etc.......... they seem to me much happier and way less stressed.
I know people that survived the Great Depression that never suffered because they grew their own food, raised their own animals, which they in turn did their own butchering and alas they never went hungry. Were they poor? Depends. They had no electricity and used well water. They made home made quilts from left over clothing. What is your definition of poor?
If you ask me, the poor one is the one that is wretched in their job, living in fear from day to day.
I was also told by the wonderful people that shared their personal stories to me of surviving the Great Depression that many a time a group of them slept on the floor side by side.
To sum it up, they did not go hungry, or naked and had a roof over their heads. They never had a cell phone, a computer, a microwave, public water or electricity. But I would say they were the rich ones. Just my humble opinion.
Other than not having paid training, I don't see anything wrong with LeapForce as long as a person goes into it knowing what it is - which is basically filler work. I have a friend who's done this type of work. I think she was contracted directly with Google - so I'm not sure if she had paid training or not.
Leapforce is legit. I thought about applying for them in the past, but I decided against it because from what I understand, They are like another job that I had applied, studied for, tested for and than said eff it. I applied with a company that contracted for BING, The study guide was huge and when I had tested I thought I had understood everything, but their correct choices and mine were something different lol. So it just wasn't for me ) I guess it's just not my thing..