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A company will pay you £500 a month to go on an Instagram detox

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Apr 23, 2021 8:48 pm

Are you at least 18 years old, a self-starter, ambitious, eager to learn, and active on Instagram? This remote three-month gig may be for you. “No catch” and no residence eligibility required.

HowNow, a UK-based intelligent learning platform, recently collected 1,000 adults’ screen time data and found out that the average adult spends 58 minutes a day, 49 minutes on Facebook, and 34 minutes on Twitter.

Now, the company is on a mission to highlight what else can be achieved in those minutes spent on social media when they’re spent doing something more productive than soaking in endless scrolling and double-tapping.

To help the company with its mission, HowNow is on the hunt for three individuals to be its “Study Contractors,” whose main objective is to determine what skill level an average person can attain in three months if they replace the average 58 minutes they spent on Instagram with 58 minutes of learning.

The Study Contractors will work remotely and choose what skills to learn, as long as they have not studied them before like a new language, a musical instrument, or coding.

Ready to ditch Instagram for three months and learn a new skill... and get paid £500? 

The company will also equip the candidates with proper resources and tools to help them successfully learn their chosen skill like a guitar, and a virtual music lesson if one chooses to learn a musical skill. However, the value of the said tools and resources is capped, which will be discussed with the candidates.

Each candidate is also expected to submit weekly reports on his or her progress and experience to a line manager.

By the end of the three-month period, the Study Contractors will need to present their new skill to the company’s education consultants to determine the level that they have attained from the 58 minutes of “study” or “practice” a day.

What are the perks? Aside from getting paid £500 (about P34,000) a month during the three-month fixed contract, the company also banners flexible working hours, getting a remote work opportunity, and getting paid to learn something new.

So, who is eligible to apply? The company is encouraging “anyone and everyone” to apply who meets their criteria for its ideal candidate: 18 years old or older, a self-starter, ambitious and eager to learn, and someone who is active on Instagram, which will be verified with screen time date.

One just needs to fill out an application form, which asks for one’s e-mail address, name, country and city of residence, and estimated time one spends on Instagram. One also needs to write in less than 300 words why one is applying for the Study Contractor position.

Click here to fill out the application form for the gig.