Hi. Thanks for coming to my site and taking a look at my review of Humanatic.
There are two forms of this review – this article and a video. So, if you prefer to listen to the video I made about Humanatic at the beginning of this year (2019), then just click on the “play” button in the video box below.
If you prefer to read, just keep reading.
Note: This article isn’t a word-for-word transcription of the video. But most of the information in both the article and the video is the same.
Humanatic is a company that hires people from all over the world to review pre-recorded business phone calls.
It offers an easy way to earn money at home, and it’s the first company that actually paid me for work I did at home over the Internet.
However, because of the extremely low pay, as well as my overall bad experience of working for the company, working for Humanatic isn’t something I recommend.
I’m just informing you about the work-at-home opportunity, because reviewing calls for the company might be worthwhile to you. And you might have a better experience working for the company than I did.
About the Work
The work is very simple. All you’ll have to do is listen to pre-recorded business calls, and choose which option best fits each call, based on the instructions and examples you’re given.
You won’t have to talk on the phone or transcribe any speech or sounds.
To do the work, you’ll need two things:
1 – a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a high-speed Internet connection and
2 – a pair of headphones.
Now, I want to let you know this isn’t a job in the strict sense. As a call reviewer, you won’t be a Humanatic employee, and you won’t be paid by the hour.
You’ll be working as an independent contractor, and you’ll be paid a specified amount for each call you review.
The pay rate ranges from 0.2 cents per call to 16 cents per call. I’ve read that there are categories that pay more than 16 cents per call, but 0.2 cents to 16 cents per call is the pay rate I’ve seen on the Category List page in my Humanatic account.
When you start reviewing calls, you’ll probably have access to the two lowest-paying categories only.
Then, once you’ve reviewed enough calls and maintained an accuracy score that’s high enough, you’ll get access to higher-paying categories.
When I worked as a call reviewer for Humanatic back in 2013, I mostly made less than $1 an hour with the company. And that’s mainly because I worked slowly, and the vast majority of the calls I reviewed were in the lowest-paying categories. (I just felt more comfortable doing the lower-paying stuff, because it was easier.)
But the FAQs page on the Humanatic website states that you can earn $1 to $4.50 per hour. And I’ve read reviews and comments by people who said they made an amount within that range.
How much you’ll make really just depends on how much you work, which categories the calls you review are in, and how fast you correctly mark the calls.
Humanatic pays call reviewers only through PayPal. So, you need to have a verified PayPal account in order to receive your earnings. You also need one in order to apply to work for Humanatic.
When You’ll Get Paid
Humanatic sends payments every Monday and Tuesday.
To get paid, you have to request a payment by Monday, before noon (Eastern Time). To request a payment, you have to have at least $10 in your Humanatic account.
If you request a payment after twelve o’clock noon on Monday, you’ll have to wait another week to get paid.
Here are the pros of working for Humanatic:
==> You don’t have to pay a fee to apply.
==> You don’t have to spend money to earn money.
==> The work can be done at home, as long as you have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a high-speed Internet connection.
==> The work is easy.
==> No experience is required in order to be hired to do the work. Humanatic will provide instructions and examples to guide you.
==> You don’t have to talk on the phone.
==> You don’t have to do any selling.
==> You don’t need your own website.
==> You don’t need much equipment to do the work. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with high-speed Internet access, and a pair of headphones.
==> You’ll be free to work whenever you want to, as much or as little as you want to.
==> You can get paid weekly.
==> You can get bonuses.
==> This opportunity is available worldwide. Humanatic hires people from all over the globe to do this call reviewing job. (But I don’t think they’ll hire you if you’re not fluent in English.)
Here are the cons of working for Humanatic:
==> The pay is very low.
==> If you don’t work much, or if you’re not good at accurately reviewing the calls quickly, reaching the minimum payout threshold ($10) can take two or three weeks.
==> Sometimes there are no calls available to be reviewed.
==> Even if you refer to the instructions and examples provided, sometimes it might be hard to be sure which option is best for a call.
==> Sometimes auditors will mark your selection as wrong, even if you followed the instructions and used your best judgment.
==> For every call auditors judge to be marked incorrectly by you, you’ll lose three times the amount you would’ve earned for the call. So, for instance, if you would’ve earned $0.01, then $0.03 will be deducted from your earnings balance.
==> If you work too fast or skip a call, you’ll be forced to wait 30 seconds or one minute before you can review another call.
==> Since you’ll be working as an independent contractor, if you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you’ll be responsible for paying self-employment tax. (In case you don’t know, self-employment tax is basically the same thing as payroll taxes, which would be taken out of your paycheck if you were an employee.)
This one about taxes doesn’t apply only to the work you do for Humanatic, but it also applies to any paid work you do outside of a job you would get a W-2 form from.
The Application Process
To apply to work for Humanatic, you need to have a verified PayPal account. If you don’t have one, you can go to https://www.paypal.com and sign up for one for free.
Once you have a verified PayPal account, you’ll need to go to https://www.humanatic.com and click the “Sign up” link in the top right-hand corner.
If the company is currently hiring, that will take you to a page that has a button at the bottom that says “Log In with PayPal.”
After you log into PayPal, you’ll be able to apply to Humanatic.
When I applied back in 2013, the application was very short. I just had to give my name and my email address (and maybe my date of birth), and briefly describe my work experience.
I don’t know if the application asks for more information now, but it shouldn’t take more than a couple of weeks for you to get a response after you apply.
Once again, I don’t recommend working for Humanatic. But from my own experience, I can testify that the call reviewing job is legitimate, and the company really does pay people for doing the job at home.
Even though you probably won’t earn $1,000 or more per month with this, it’s possible to easily make an extra $10 – $50 per week. And you might enjoy the work.
If you want to go to the Humanatic website to apply to be a home-based call reviewer, you can click on the button below. Best wishes.