A Company Will Pay Someone £70 A Day To Spend A Month Online Shopping
Fancy yourself as a bit of a shopaholic? Well, a company is looking for a group of people to spend up to £1,500 each online - and they can keep what they buy.
Outfund is offering to pay the lucky candidates £70 a day for a month to surf the web and purchase items from ads they see on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat.
Applicants have to have active accounts on at least three of these sites and they have to do at least two-and-a-half hours of work a day, five days a week.
And in the spirit of fairness, they also have to spend at least half-and-hour on each platform a day looking for goodies.
However, the company warns that the £1,500 must cover the entire cost of the product as well as postage and packaging. So don't get too carried away.
Applicants must also be 18 or over, speak fluent English, and will have to write a report about the research, tracking adverts they have seen and logging everything they have bought.
Speaking about the offer, the CEO and founder of Outfund, Daniel Lipinski, said it was part of research to help start-up companies.
He said: "We're looking for candidates on a one month freelance contract basis to help with our initial research, but depending how things go it might be something we end up looking into regularly to ensure we're up to date with everything a startup business might need, regardless of the industry they're in.
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"We're really excited to get started and encourage any serial shoppers and social media lovers to apply!"
The firm is looking for a group of people from different genders and age groups. You can apply for the scheme here. Candidates have until 17 August to apply.
Of course one of the most sought-after purchases later this year will be the new PlayStation 5. It might be worth saving your pennies though, because the new console won't come cheap.
Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO Jim Ryan has indicated the console will represent value - but the sort of value a five star resort offers, rather than say Aldi.
Asked whether the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic might create a challenging environment in which to sell the PlayStation 5, he told Games Industry: "Recent history has told us that gaming is one of the pastimes, and one of the businesses, that benefits in economically difficult times.
"It's quite logical, people don't have the money to go out so they stay at home. Now, who knows how this recession is going to look, how deep it will be and how long it will last. It could be that the historic templates, the historic models, that have applied in the past may not apply in the future.
"I think the best way that we can address this is by providing the best possible value proposition that we can. I don't necessarily mean lowest price.
"Value is a combination of many things. In our area it means games, it means number of games, depth of games, breadth of games, quality of games, price of games... all of these things and how they avail themselves of the feature set of the platform."
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