You can get paid $20 an hour to watch TV this fall, no joke
They say that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. But unfortunately, if what you love is mindlessly watching Netflix with your butt glued to the couch, turning that into a job has never been an option—until now. A company is hiring someone to watch TV for $20 an hour starting this fall, and if you’re a binge-watching pro, this might be right up your alley.
This week, applications opened up for a position with HowToWatch.com; the successful candidate will be responsible to testing out different live-streaming platforms. One lucky applicant—a “professional couch potato,” as the job description says—will be paid $2,000 to watch 100 hours of TV starting this October across eight different streaming platforms, and the logins and subscriptions to those platforms are included in the job.
"Our goal is to hire a TV watching pro who knows their way around live-streaming platforms and loves watching sports, TV shows, news, and other live programs," the HowToWatch posting reads. "We will task this contracted employee with evaluating the streaming experience on eight live-streaming platforms over the course of a month. We will use their insights to offer our readers a research-backed list of the best and worst platforms for live streaming."
The company is looking for applicants who are also active on Twitter and/or Reddit, with bonus points if you’re already a social media influencer. You need to be able to recognize if what you’re watching is a high-quality stream or not, and you’ll have to keep detailed notes on the way each service performs based on a scoring sheet from HowToWatch to help them create the best possible guides to these service. You’ll be watching shows on DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
This basically sounds like a dream come true. Working from home, bringing in cash, and marathon television watching? It’s almost too good to be true, except it’s not. And even though there will definitely be a lot of people applying for this job, they have to pick someone, so why can’t it be you? If this sounds like your dream job, it’s definitely worth a shot.
Interested? You can apply here. Good luck!