Hated doing homework when you were a kid? Funny how things can turn around after you have aged because you are about to love it!
This app that will pay you RM1.50 for answering primary and secondary schoolers’ homework questions. Yes, even primary school.
Recently, a Malaysian Twitter user, Jannah, shared how she made RM1,254 through this app by answering homework questions. She told netizens that she made the amount under three weeks and earned RM1.50 for each question she answered regardless if it’s right or wrong. She completed a total of 836 questions and cashed out the thousand over ringgit through the app on February 1. Awww! Not bad for doing it as a side, man.
The app is called Snapask. Instead of Snap-and-Chat, you snap a picture of a question and ask a tutor on the platform for the answer, therefore the name “Snapask”.
The app started out in Hong Kong and it has made its way to Taiwan, Singapore, and now Malaysia. Snapask has more than 300,000 students and 10,000 tutors on the platform and 10,000 tutors changing the way students learn in these countries. With everything being digitalized these days, looks like tutorship has gotten a digital update too.
Here are 6 steps Jannah showed us how she made money out of Snapask:
1. Download the app and create a tutor account
Snapask is available on both Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore, downloadable for free. It’s also available on the web at www.snapask.com for laptop and desktop users.
You can create an account as a tutor or a student. For those who wish to make some money and help out the students, select tutor. You will then be prompted to upload your IC and SPM certificate.
2. Select the subject(s) you want to tutor
You don’t have to tutor everything the students ask. Select the subject and school level you are confident and good at, Snapask will arrange the right students to you for your service.
Remember, the students you will be tutoring are local students. Make sure you are familiar with the current syllabus and the level of knowledge the students are being tested in school. Pretty sure students don’t want to know the 100 ways you can solve an Add Math question with the knowledge you learned from an Engineering school.
3. You need to score A and above in SPM in order to be qualified as a tutor
Yup, you need to be an expert, scoring only A or A+ in SPM, on the selected subjects you wish to tutor. A- is not allowed.
If your criteria fit, you will receive an e-mail from Snapask approving your account. Jannah said the process will take more or less a week before knowing your account has been approved as your application will be reviewed by real people from Snapask.
4. Start tutoring and only select the questions you are comfortable with
Here’s where you start working. Only select the questions you know how to solve.
Students’ question will come in the form of snapshot and tutors are able to answer it by returning a snapshot of the answer and the working that get to it.
Both student and tutor can use the WhatsApp-style messaging function on the platform, such as text, voice-recording and image, to communicate. This will ensure the student really learns from the answer provided by the tutor. Aww, it’s like a digital one-on-one tuition class leh.
5. Tutors will be rated by students
Just like ride-hailing apps, Grab and Uber, students can rate the tutors based on their satisfaction with the tutors’ service. Although tutors still get paid for giving the wrong answer, it will definitely affect their rating.
Therefore you must do your best to help the students to learn from the answer you provided. The higher the rating, the more credible you are on the platform which in return will grand you more opportunity. Also, the students can label you as their “favourite tutor” too. Ahhh, what a lovely little touch. This is almost like a committed teacher-and-student relationship already.
According to Jannah, “please rate me 5 stars”, a thing that Grab and Uber drivers always say before dropping passengers off, phenomenon is also prevalent on the platform.
6. You always get paid and able to cash out any time you want.
Jannah was paid RM1,254 on February 1 for answering 836 questions, each answered question she made RM1.50. She told netizens that the app is legit and showed us her October paycheck from Snapask:
We created an account ourselves and found that students get three free trials on the app and subsequently they need to buy the service at these rates:
Students can opt for RM299.90 premium plan for unlimited questions, while “Question Pack” charges each question from RM2.60 to RM3.90 depending on the amount you buy. Wow, if the tutors can really help the children and teens to learn through the instantaneous platform, the unlimited plan sounds like a good deal since tuition classes in cities can cost up to RM90 an hour these days.
Are you going to be a Snapask tutor and make some money on the side? Let us know in the comments below.