Working at Home as an Internet Analyst – An Honest Look

Working at Home as an Internet Analyst – An Honest Look

Like many moms, when I got pregnant for the first time, I knew I wanted to stay at home.

In fact, I didn’t really even consider the alternative.

And yet, like most SAH moms, I worried about my family’s finances.

I worried about my husband making enough money. I worried about putting too much pressure on him to provide all our income. I worried that maybe I would have to go to work and leave my baby with someone else for hours every day. And like many SAH parents, I started looking for work-from-home options.

Many, myself included, have trudged through the countless scams and too-good-to-be-true offers to finally just give up. Believe me, I’ve seen them all.

Taking surveys to make money? Sounds great! Until you realize you’ve been taking surveys for over an hour and aren’t even close to enough points for a $5 gift card.

But I am here to give you awesome news.

I have been working for a company for over two years from the comfort of my home. I work whenever I want, as much or as little as I want, and bring in a paycheck every month.

Oh, and most importantly, it’s totally legit.

Still interested? Read on.

If you’ve searched for work-at-home jobs, you may have heard of a position called an Internet Analyst. I’ve also seen the position called “Web Analyst” or “Search Engine Evaluator”. You may have thought, “What the heck is that?”, thinking it kind of sounded fake, and continued browsing. Well, it’s exactly what I do, working for a company called RaterLabs.

I have signed an NDA as a part of my contract, so there are specific things about the job that I cannot divulge. 

As an Internet Analyst, you work as an employee to evaluate search engine results for RaterLabs’ clients. This basically means looking at what someone would type into a search engine, evaluating the results and rating how well they meet the user’s need. That is a huge oversimplification, because I do tons of other types of work, as well. Essentially, my job is to improve the user’s experience when using a search engine or virtual assistant.

As a RaterLabs analyst, you must have access to a computer, wi-fi, and a smart phone. Pretty easy, right?

You choose when and how much you work (as long as you don’t go over 26 hours a week, which – let’s be honest – isn’t an issue for most stay-at-home parents!). And I can tell you, the pay is competitive.

There is absolutely no cost to sign up as an agent. However, you do have to read over their guidelines and pass a three-part exam. You read the guidelines to understand how they want you to rate results, and you take the exam to show you comprehend applying the guidelines.


  • Very flexible schedule
  • No minimum hours
  • Competitive pay
  • Interesting work

There are other companies that offer work similar to RaterLabs, but some require you to work during a certain time period, or they require a minimum amount of hours per day. That would be hard for me as a stay-at-home mom, so I love the fact that I can jump on the computer and even work for 30 minutes if that’s all I have.

One thing I love about my work is that it really is interesting. It’s something new every day, and I’m actually contributing to a better user experience. I don’t just work with search engine results – I’ve had tasks to improve virtual assistants (like Siri), voice transcription, and much more. I generally don’t get bored with my work, which is awesome.


  • Work availability can be inconsistent
  • No promotions or pay raises

Tasks aren’t always available. I’m on a project where tasks are available most of the time, but there have been times when very few tasks were available for two or three days. The work can be inconsistent, which may bother some people. This type of work is better as extra income, not your sole source of income.

Also, as far as I know, there aren’t really opportunities to “move up” in the company.


  • Self-motivated
  • Self-reliant
  • Internet savvy

Overall, working for RaterLabs has been a huge blessing for my family. I’ve been doing it for almost three years, and still enjoy it.

So, I can tell you that, yes, it’s completely legit. And yes, you can make a substantial second income.

I hope this is encouraging to those of you who haven’t had any luck finding work from home so far.


Have more questions for me? Leave a comment and I’ll answer whatever I can!

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