Legacy.com Provides a Legit Work at Home Opportunity to Individuals in Illinois and Indiana
Legacy.com is an interesting company. They work to provide online obituary services for online publications. The company’s history date all the way back to 1998. They have a working relationship with more than 1,500 newspapers and funeral homes throughout different parks of the world. The main service that Legacy.com provides is a way for people from all over the world to offer condolences following the passing of a family member or friend. Now that the internet has people connecting, virtually, with people that live thousands of miles apart and who have never had an opportunity to meet face to face, I’d imagine the services provided by Legacy.com are more important than ever before.
Pay Range for Legacy
I’ll admit it. The pay provided by Legacy.com could be higher. The last report I heard was that they only paid about $10 an hour to those who have just started working as content screeners. It sound like there’s an opportunity for a raise after you have worked for the company for a while, but I was unable to find how high the raises went to, or when they were offered.
I did discover that the company does try to offset the low hourly wage by providing a pretty sweet benefits package. This package includes:
Paid Vacation Time
A 401k plan, which includes discretionary company matching
Vision Discount Program
I don’t know how long you have to work as a content screener for Legacy.com before you’re eligible for these benefits.
Legacy.com expects their content screeners to work in 4-hour shift blocks. They do warn that they’re looking for applicants who don’t already have a full-time job. They feel that the demanding nature of the work Legacy provides, in combination to a steady, full-time job, is too much for most freelance contractors.
What I Learned
Despite my best efforts, I wasn’t able to learn a much I’d like about the company and the opportunities provided to those of us who prefer to work at home. I did find enough information at places like the WAHM.com forums to convince me that that the company is legit.
Believe it or not, I actually find the lack of information and reviews from people who have worked as content screener for this company encouraging. It’s been my experience that when people find a great work at home opportunity, they tend to stay quiet about it, because they want to keep as much of the work, and the earnings, to themselves as possible. On the other hand, when the experience is horrible, they have no problem filling the internet with a great deal of negativity and warning people to stay away from the company.
Remember, at this point, Legacy.com is only looking for individuals who live in either Indiana or Illinois. If you live in either of these states, and meet the rest of Legacy’s requirements, I think it’d be a good idea to apply. I feel that the company would provide you with a steady stream of income. Just remember, don’t rely on them for more than 1/3 or your monthly income. My advice is to use them for a small, steady portion of your weekly earnings and focus a few hours each day to trying to find higher paying, but perhaps less steady sources of work at home income. The low income, combined with the benefits offered by the company, should make it a worthwhile income source.
As far as applying — I've only seen them list this position on Indeed.com. I do have the actual job posting from when they were last hiring – you can view that below.
Are you a take-charge Content Screener? Do you have professional experience reading for a long period of time? Are you passionate, energetic and an inquisitive thinker? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we’d like you to become an integral part of our team! As the leader in online memorialization, Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspaper and funeral homes in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to provide ways for individuals to express condolences to their loved ones.
With more than 27 million unique visitors per month and 275 million monthly page views, Legacy.com is a top 50 U.S. domain as measured by Quantcast.
Over the years we have created a successful, growing business all while nurturing an organization that makes social contributions. If you have a big brain, big ambitions and a big heart, we want you! We value individuals who take their work seriously, but value time away to spend with family, friends, and communities.
We offer the informal, innovative atmosphere of a startup combined the financial stability of a profitable company. We pride ourselves on cultivating the intellectual curiosity and attention to detail required to work with some of the country’s leading publishing brands while also safeguarding the flexibility and intimacy offered by a small company. We have an immediate need for Content Screeners to work from home part-time.
Do you love to read? Do you want to work part-time and contribute to an important service? We’re looking for people to screen online condolence messages in accordance with established guidelines. Positions start at $12/hour.
Legacy.com hosts online obituary sections for newspapers. Each of these obituaries includes an online Guest Book where friends and family can submit messages to express their condolences or share their memories. The primary task of this position is to read these messages before they are posted online to ensure that inappropriate or offensive material does not appear in the Guest Book.
Learn more about us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1fOsflo9AY
All shifts are Central time:
Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm
Friday – Monday, 6pm – 10pm
You must meet all telecommuting requirements in order to apply:
A personal computer (minimum OSX 10.6 or Windows 7);
High-speed Internet access (cable, DSL) installed in the home and ethernet cable
Note: for speed and reliability of connection, as well as security reasons, hotspot connections and wireless routers are not acceptable
Must not have any conflicting responsibilities during shifts such as being the primary caregiver for a young child or an elderly person
Residency in Illinois or Indiana only
The ideal candidate has strong written communication skills, as well as excellent professional reading and decision-making skills, is self-motivated, fluent with email and the Internet, and has strong attention to detail.
Please send a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please indicate your shift preference and explain why you want to work part-time. Through experience, we have found that this position is too demanding in terms of the nature of the work and the time it takes for most people to hold in addition to a full-time job.
Legacy.com offers a very generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package to its part-time employees, including:
Paid Time Off
401k plan, with discretionary company match
RTA and CTA pre-tax payroll deductions
Employee Assistance Program, with financial and legal connection services
Vision Discount Program
Friendly, team-oriented, open environment
If you’ve worked as a content screener for Legacy.com I’d love to hear about your experiences.