ChaCha, a mobile answers service created by a noted technology innovator and entrepreneur, is currently reaching out to U.K. tech-savvy web-based workers to serve as “Guides” in their free time and provide information to all U.K. users who need fast answers to questions, while they are on the go.
This expansion will enhance the market expertise of ChaCha's current pool of more than 60,000 USA-based trained guides by giving it the local U.K. flavor.
The new service is slated for launch in the U.K at the end of August 2011 and the first pilot group of U.K. based guides will consist of the most qualified candidates.
The initial pilot group of U.K.-based guides is limited to the most qualified candidates. Guides need to undergo and complete an extensive training program that would equip them with proprietary tools required to hone their skills as expert web searchers.
Although ChaCha is not about “primary earning”, the ChaCha's guide program is flexible, with pay based on the number of questions answered.
With no set schedules to confine to, almost anybody with just a penchant for learning and building new skill sets, with a knack for answering questions and eager to share knowledge with others is a good candidate.
Thus, ChaCha's "ask-a-smart-friend" platform combines automation and technology with live human guides, who can work from virtually anywhere in the world.
All that guides need is a desktop computer or a laptop with an Internet connection. Users can ask questions anytime and about anything and receive real-time answers through the sophisticated answers platform.
With its ”human guide” program, having seen success by giving answers to almost two billion questions, ChaCha is recruiting and training local guides in the U.K. as part of its global expansion program. It has been featured in many media outlets as an opportunity to “work from home”. In addition, successful guide candidates can receive bonus pay on referrals.Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.