ChaCha hopes to build a name for itself by offering human assistance with your next search query – think Yahoo Answers meets Wikipedia.
When it launched a couple of weeks ago, SEW reported that not just anyone could become a guide.
…you have to be “sponsored” (invited by an existing guide) and work your way up a hierarchy consisting of four levels.
Well, it looks like they scrapped that model already. Here’s a job listing I spotted today on Raleigh’s Craigslist…
ChaCha Search, Inc. is looking for Search Engine Guides. As a Search Engine Guide, your responsibility will be to aid customers called “InfoSeekers” in their quest for information through search engines. This is a telecommuting position which means you will be able to work from your home computer. Starting pay is $5.00/hr, but is increased to $10/hr when you have shown you are an adequate guide. If you would like more information about this position please send an e-mail with the subject line “Search Guide” and your first name as well as an e-mail address you can be reached at. Thank you for your time and consideration.