Work From Home Opportunity: Lionbridge


homeoffice_cartoon If you’ve been looking for a way to make money from home on the internet, Lionbridge has several work-from-home opportunities you should check out. The positions they are actively recruiting for are Internet Assessor, Internet Judge (US only), Labeling Editor (US only), and BT Segmentation Editor. I can vouch for the company’s legitimacy, because I know someone who recently started working for Lionbridge, and I am in the process of testing for one of these positions myself. Of course, my ultimate goal is to work from home and be my own boss. But, until that happens, I figure if I have to work for someone else I may as well do it from home in my PJ’s while drinking way too much coffee. Read on for more information about these positions.

Lionbridge Internet Assessors Program

An Internet Assessor is also known as a “rater.” Brief Job Description: “The Rater role involves evaluating results of a web search, for appropriateness to search query input. Participants will be required to provide their opinion of the result displayed based on a set of guidelines we provide.” Basically, you rate a given landing page based on its relevancy to the search query.

Hours & Pay: The hours are flexible, you work the hours you want to work. They ask that you be available for a minimum of 10 hours/week, and the maximum is 20 hours per week unless you are authorized to work more hours on a project. This position pays $14.50 per hour.

Availability: Lionbridge just recently started recruiting for this position in the US again. They are also actively recruiting for this position in many other countries.

This is the position I am currently testing for. If you apply for this position, be aware that it is an Independent Contractor position. You will not be an employee of Lionbridge, and you will not be eligible for insurance benefits, etc. More info about the job and countries they’re recruiting for are available on the Lionbridge Internet Assessor Program website.

Lionbridge Labeling Editor (US Only)

Brief Job Description:  “This is a work from home position requiring attentive and motivated individuals. It involves labeling websites based on given criteria. The successful candidate will work within a web-based application comparing user search engine queries and advertiser keywords with website landing pages. The Labeling Editor must judge the relevancy and relationship between the query, keyword, ad snippets on the page and the page itself.”

Hours & Pay: Listed as “Part time – Regular.” 10-20 hours per week. Although the pay rate is not listed on the job description page, a friend who was recently hired in this position informs me the pay rate is $14 per hour. Again, once you apply for a position you will receive an email with more detailed information.

This position is hired as an employee of Lionbridge, and you will be eligible for benefits after a trial work period. You can find more information about this position on the Labeling Editor website.

Lionbridge Internet Judge (US Only)

Brief Job Description: “As an Internet Judge you will be a key participant in helping determine the relevance of search engines. We are looking for Internet Judges who would work from home review, and rate websites based on an objective set of guidelines. Candidates must be avid internet enthusiasts.”

Hours & Pay: Listed as “Part time – Regular.” “This position is a regular part time work and candidate must be able to commit to 20 hours a week (depending on availability of work) working at least four hours a day between the hours of 7am to 9pm your local time zone.” The pay isn’t listed for this position. From my experience, once you apply for the position you will receive an email with a more detailed job description and pay rate.

For more information about this position, see the Internet Judge website.

Lionbridge BT Segmentation Editor

Brief Job Description: “The Segmentation Editor supports online advertising products by building query segments that in turn train search algorithms used by the search engine. Candidates will work with the Behavioral Targeting analyst team to learn and use various user segmentation tools…This is a regular part-time work-from-home position requiring attentive, decisive and motivated individuals who can learn quickly and adapt to changing guidelines.”

Special Requirements: Applicants must be based in the greater Seattle and metropolitan area and must be fluent in English; both written and verbal. Candidates must be familiar with the culture, history, and current affairs of Australia. This is a major requirement of the program as the work you will be involved in will require an extensive knowledge of the Australian market.

More information about this position is available on the BT Segmentation Editor site.

For all Lionbridge positions, make sure you read the requirements and qualifications before you apply. I’ll post an update once I’ve completed the testing process.


18 thoughts on “Work From Home Opportunity: Lionbridge”

    1. Hi Bill. That was one of the first things I looked into after I was hired. Unfortunately, you can only work in one position.

  1. Hi Tammy,
    Are you still working for Lionbridge, and if so, how is it going? Also, how difficult is it to take time off for vacations?

    1. Hi Cindy,
      Yes, I’m still working for Lionbridge and really liking it for the most part. Sometimes the work gets kind of tedious or boring (this is my first “desk job”). Other times, I’m getting paid to watch videos. Overall, it’s great! I’ve been working for about a year now. I’ve taken several week-long vacations, no problem. You just send them an email to let them know you won’t be available during that time. If you just need to take a day or two off, no notice is necessary. You pretty much set your own day-to-day schedule. Just sign in to their system and work when you want to. There have been a few times when I signed in and no work was available. There have also been times when the work volume is higher and you can work more than the 20 hours that is the normal limit. With all that said, keep in mind I’m an independent contractor. Some of their other positions are considered employees, so I’m not sure how the vacation time issue works for employees. Hope that helps!


  2. Hello Tammy,

    It’s good to know that you are having a good experience so far. I just started the Internet Assessor job a week ago and it was going good until I got locked out of the portal when you enter your time. I have emailed them 4 times with no success. Have you had success in getting a response to any problems? Do you know of somebody that can be contacted by phone? I don’t want to keep working if my hours are not going to get paid since I can’t log them in.


    1. Hi Kathy,
      I’m not sure what you mean by getting locked out of the portal. They’ve had some trouble with the Supplier portal (timesheet) on and off, but it’s usually resolved pretty quickly and when it happens they provide extra time for updating your timesheet. I’ve never had to call anyone, I’ve always gotten good response with email. You can also go through the Rater Portal. There’s a “Contact Us” link at the top left that will put you in touch with the right person. Hope that helps, and congrats on the new job!

  3. I’m trying to figure out if I want to apply for the “judge” position or the “assessor” position. I see the payrate for the assessor, but what is the hourly rate for judge?

  4. @Seriously:
    I’m not sure how much the “judge” position pays. It looks like that is an employee position, rather than an independent contractor position. The job description sounds very similar to what I do as an assessor. Another difference I noticed is that the description for the Judge position says “…working at least four hours a day between the hours of 7am to 9pm your local time zone.” There are no “rules” like that for the Assessor job – you work whatever hours you want as long as you get in the minimum 10 hrs/week. I would expect the pay would be similar for these 2 positions, but I don’t know for sure. Let us know if you end up finding out!

  5. Hi Tammy,

    I just started working for Leapforce. I really enjoy the work; however, I am really overwhelmed. My first day I was given tasks that I was not familiar with and I am timed by the minute. You should be able to complete this task in two minutes. Is this how Lionbridge starts out their employees? As you know we were only tested on the URL tasks.
    I am expected to learn the guidelines for other tasks and still complete them under strict time limits. Appreciate your input.

    1. Hi Mary! Congrats on your new job! I know there are a lot of similarities between Lionbridge and Leapforce, but I’m not quite sure what the differences are. If I remember correctly, the only type of tasks I did was URL until I got “up to speed” and then I started working on other tasks. I remember feeling a little overwhelmed at first too because of the pressure of “being timed.” However, I remember Lionbridge made a point to ensure me (as a new consultant) that I wasn’t expected to work as quickly or meet the “targets” at first. They gave a lot of feedback, and I just worked as quickly as I was comfortable. It’s a lot to learn at first, like any new job, but you’ll probably be surprised at how quickly your speed and quality will improve. Lionbridge also offers a lot of training, examples to study, etc. so make sure you take advantage of anything like that if Leapforce has it. I’d say everyone probably goes through the same “learning curve” you’re dealing with, so try not to let it stress you out. The time goals they give you are just that – goals. The goals are what you’re working towards, not where you’re expected to start out. And also, don’t be afraid to use your contacts at Leapforce if you have specific concerns or questions. That’s what they’re there for, and they want you to do a good job so they should be happy to offer advice. At least, that’s been my experience with Lionbridge. Also, keep in mind that the time goals are an average. Even after you’ve been at it for a while, some of the tasks will take longer and some of them you’ll be zipping through really quickly

    2. Hi Mary,
      I was so glad to read your comment. I started working for Lionbridge about 6 weeks ago, and I am having the exact same feelings. I had spent a lot of time studying for the URL tasks and once I got hired, thought that is what I would be doing. However, I started getting all of these other unfamiliar tasks and having to spend a lot of time studying up on those (unpaid time of course) so I have been unable to get my minimum amount of time met. I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out so I decided maybe I wasn’t cut out for this. Tammy’s reply to your comment was very encouraging so I have been thinking maybe I need to try again (they haven’t dropped me yet even though I have hardly done anything in the last couple of weeks.) Let me know how it goes for you.

      1. Hi Cindy,
        No doubt, there are a lot of guidelines to learn. But if you like the job, I encourage you to stick with it. The more tasks you do, the less you’ll have to refer back to the guidelines. That’s what it’s all about. The way to get better is to keep practicing. I rarely even have to look at the guidelines anymore. Keep plugging away at, especially right now because as a new consultant, you’re expected to be slower. I went through the same thing, as I’m sure everyone does when they first start. It’s just part of the process. Give yourself time, and you’ll find that all these guidelines just start to become “second nature” to you. In my opinion, the job is definitely worth it and in hindsight, I’m really glad I stuck with it through the “training” stages. Hang in there! And let me know how it’s going in a month or so :)

      2. Hi Cindy,

        Hang in there. Seems like all the new agents feel exactly the way we do. Good Luck. Let me know you make out.

  6. Tammy,

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. We have three weeks to get our time up, and after the three weeks we have to be equal to the experienced agents. I’m hanging in there.

  7. This blog really helped me. I gave it a try and applied as an internet assessor and assuming the actual job will be like the practical exam, I find it right up my alley. It’s coming at a necessary time too with the economy as it is, I need the boost. Thanks for posting all this info and letting us find this opportunity.

    Naturally I’m a little concerned about some of the above posts that imply the actual job is not like the exam. We’ll see how that turns out I guess.

    1. Hi Ted, glad you found the information helpful. During the application & exam process, you are introduced to only one type of task. That particular type of task kind of serves as the “foundation” for other types of tasks you’ll be doing after you start working. There are many different types of tasks, including the one they give you for the exam. Some are easier than the one you were tested on, and some are more difficult or time-consuming. But, if you “get” the task you were introduced to in the exam, then the rest will make sense. There will be other guidelines to read so that you understand the details of other task types. Just expect to go through a learning/training process as you wold with any other job. If the exam material was “right up your alley” I think you’re going to be fine!

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