This is a new opportunity I found out about about two weeks ago from Champagne Living, and I decided to check it out since I’ve been basically unemployed and underemployed for the past year.
You may have heard of KGB through some of their humorous commercials. I was only vaguely aware of the company when I found out about this opportunity. KGB stands for Knowledge Generation Bureau, and they claim to be the world’s largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services.
Basically, anyone with a cell phone and text messaging can text them a question and they’ll answer it. This can be for directory assistance, driving directions, trivia questions, whatever.
Currently, KGB is hiring Special Agents. These are individuals who, working from their home computer, provide answers to these questions that are sent in by KGB customers.
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
- Must have a U.S. Social Security number or other taxpayer ID number
- Must agree to work as an Independent Contractor
- Cannot already be employed by kgb or any of its subsidiaries
- Must have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and Mozilla Firefox web browser
- Must provide a U.S. bank account for direct deposit
- Must have a U.S. mailing address.
Agents can work anytime, 24 hours a day, that’s convenient for them. The minimum amount of work required is 8 hours per month (about 2 hours per week). Pay is per question answered, 10 cents for full responses and 5 cents for validation responses pulled from the database. Pay is monthly, and it is a contract position.
More information about the position is available via the job description.
From what I know now, I would recommend this as mainly supplemental income: something perfect as a part time job for students or moms, or to help make ends meet during this tough economic times. I don’t think it would be a suitable replacement for a steady full time job. This is a great work from home opportunity though.
How to Apply
There are a couple steps to becoming a Special Agent with KGB. First you have to take the Special Agents Challenge, which is a series of different questions in different categories. You can take the challenge for fun and as many times as you need to pass.
Once you pass that, you’ll be invited to complete some training, and a simulation of the questions you’ll be handling as an agent. After that, you’ll take Certification test. If you pass, you’ll be offered a position. If you fail, then, well, this opportunity just isn’t for you.
Depending on how much free time you have, this process could take a few days or about two weeks–they do put a limit on how long you can spending doing each step of the process.
They are hiring now, so if this seems like something you’d be interested in, apply now, before this opportunity disapears.