Hello there again my fellow sea changers. Throughout this site we have been looking into the world of online business creation in an effort to fund our sea change. And when a site comes to my attention that promotes online jobs, then I will definitely see if it is something that can help us out. So on that note, welcome to my AOJ Work From Home review.
The AOJ stands for ‘American Online Jobs' and although the first page of the site appears more aimed at simply siphoning your contact details, if there is an opportunity to make some money online, then maybe it is worth a look. What is AOJ Work From Home Jobs all about? Let's have a look below…
What is AOJ Work From Home Jobs?
As it turns out, once you enter your info into the page as above, AOJ Work From Home Jobs (AOJ) is a front for another site called LifePoints (so now welcome again to my LifePoints Review hahaha). This platform works in the same fashion as other such as YSense and Swagbucks in that the online job you are doing is completing surveys to earn points.
On further investigation, it appears that LifePoints is the banner for a company called Lightspeed which “is ranked as the world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, operating globally across 70 countries”. They promote themselves as being able to shape products of the future due to their analysis of data garnered from their surveys.
This is all well and good, but can you as a completer of surveys make any money?
How does it work?
As above, the premise of this platform is that you can complete surveys on order to earn rewards such as gift cards or cash via PayPal.
As you can see above, you will need 550 LifePoints to earn a $5 gift card (1300 LifePoints will get you $10 via PayPal).
I got involved in doing online surveys a few years back and I did indeed earn some income. To be honest I cannot remember the name of the company that I did mine through but it was all above board and I managed to earn about $100 over the month that I did them. I was sent survey links via email or I could log into their site and see what was available to me then complete them online. I was then paid on a ‘per survey completed' arrangement.
The only problem that I had with them, and the reason I only lasted a month was that the time I spent on doing the surveys far outweighed the amount of money I was making. In fact, I worked out that the time it took me to earn the $100 equated to roughly $2 an hour so to earn the $100 I did about 50 hours worth of surveys. At the time it was just not worth it for me but I do remember thinking that for someone who was interested in doing this full time, then maybe there could be some money to be made.
So, let's see if this is the case with LifePoints…
Surveys are made available to you as a result of the information entered into the sign on screens as per above making them designed to match your specific details.
Hint: – If you want to get access to more surveys, answer yes to every question you are asked in regards to whether you own a particular product or have any experience with items or behaviours. This will trigger more surveys.
From the beginning, I can see that I can earn from around 10 to 50 LifePoints depending on the survey I choose. They also take around 15 – 30 minutes to complete. So I did a survey with the following results:
Qualifying time – 5 minutes*
Survey time – 32 minutes
Amount earned – 30 LifePoints + bonus of 2 more for completing two ‘quick' surveys (these are the ones that trigger more options for longer surveys).
*Some surveys ask a series of qualifying questions to see if you meet the criteria of participants that the survey creators are targeting. If you don't qualify, you are returned to the front screen where you can select another survey to complete.
The Community section provides access small online jobs that you can complete in order to earn more LifePoints. I looked at two options where you are required to choose a number on the screen for a chance to win $30 worth of LifePoints. This is pretty straight forward however in most cases, you are required to do this via social media in that you only get the chance to win if you are sharing their page on your account.
I am assuming then that the prizes are paid on a chance draw scenario.
What were my outcomes?
Let's be short and sweet here:
Total time spent ‘working' on surveys: 28 minutes
Total amount earned: 32 LifePoints
So, seeing as I need 1300 LifePoints to earn $10 I will need to complete another 43 surveys of the same ilk which, based on above, should take around 21 hours to complete (around .50c per hour). If this operates like other pages of this type however, you may be able to find surveys that pay higher points (but take longer) as well.
At a glance
Product Name: AOJ Work From Home Jobs – A.K.A LifePoints
Founders: Not known but there is reference to a company called Lightspeed
Product Type: Online surveys
Best For: Anybody who wants to earn money online completing surveys
Recommended: Look, you can earn money with sites such as this – it just takes a lot of time.
Can you make money with AOJ Work From Home Jobs?
Look, these sites are generally above board and not what I would call a scam. You can definitely earn money (not a lot for an hour's work) but it is possible. I will caveat this by saying that I did the bare minimum to earn what I did as I simply created my account and only completed one survey.
There a number of other options there that can earn you money such as playing games, sharing stuff to your social media accounts and referring friends however I just stuck to the surveys as outlined above. The bonus structure does climb the more you do as well.
Do I recommend it?
Look, I have to say that it looks to me that things in this area of online money making capers have not really changed from when I played around with it all those years ago. You will need to put in some decent hours to get a not-so-decent return on your time. That said, if you can do enough earn $5 an hour from home without transport and uniform costs, then it could be worth it for some.
I think if you wanted to do it full time then you could almost make some almost good money from it. I would personally however suggest that you look into some other ways to earn an income online that can make you far more money for the same amount of work.
And there it is – my honest review of the AOJ Work From Home Jobs/LifePoints program. I hope it has been helpful and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice, have any experiences to share or of course if my information it inaccurate.
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