An agency is offering three people $1,000 to scroll TikTok for 10 hours straight
Would (or could) you do it?By Rob Thubron
WTF?! Are you so addicted to scrolling through TikTok's endless feed that you'd happily spend hours per day doing it? Then maybe you should get paid for this activity. An influencer marketing agency is offering people $100 per hour to scroll through the social media platform for 10 hours straight to help discover emerging new trends.
The offer comes from Ubiquitous, an influencer marketing company that is looking for candidates for a TikTok Watching Job – though it's really a competition as those chosen are referred to as winners on the website. The agency has offered the same job before, but on this occasion, it is looking for three people who want to earn $1,000 over 10 hours.
If you're a TikTok fan and feel like you'd be up for the challenge, there are three steps to take in order to apply. First, Subscribe to Ubiquitous' YouTube channel to stay up-to-date on the job. There's also an application form available from the website that asks candidates to write 50 – 100 words on why they're the best applicant. Finally, you can tweet about why you deserve the job and tag Ubiquitous in the tweets. The last part is optional, though the company says tweeting will increase people's chances of being selected as they will receive priority consideration in the selection process.
Ubiquitous writes that it is looking for someone with a TikTok account who is familiar with the platform, has an eye for trends, and can spot converging similarities. They must also be at least 18 years old. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2023.
In its previous search for a TikTok binger last year, Ubiquitous offered to pay someone $50 per hour to watch TikTok for 12 hours across three days. The chosen person also got a $50 Uber Eats gift card, a $50 Target gift card, a flexible phone holder, a 12-inch ring light, and a tripod.
Like other social media platforms, TikTok has faced accusations that its algorithms are designed in a way to keep people addicted. But its biggest problem for owner ByteDance is its alleged ties to the Chinese government, which is why the app recently got banned in Montana.