If you have a child between the ages of three and five who speaks English as their first language, then a tech company called Appen needs your help. The company needs young children to help with voiceover work. This is not just a paying gig; it’s also a super fun one!
Appen needs recordings of kids’ voices saying 100-500 short phrases. The work can be done at home and recorded on a phone, tablet, or laptop.
Kids Helping Systems to Learn Languages
Appen is a language technology and consulting firm that works with companies like Apple and Amazon on products using voice recognition technology. For example, when you ask Alexa or Siri a question with a verbal command and it understands what you’re asking, chances are Appen technology helped make that possible.
Appen needs to collect and analyze voice samples from people all over the world. This helps ensure their systems accurately recognize and understand all kinds of voices, dialects, and commands. Right now, they need voice samples from little kids in the United States.
If you’re hesitant about putting your child through a rigorous voiceover audition process, then don’t worry. Appen needs 1,000 kids for this project, and all you have to do to get the gig is sign up on their website. Next, you just follow the instructions they send via email. The only requirements is that the child speaks English as a first language. He or she should speak American English specifically, as opposed to British or Australian English.
The Australian-based company pays between $10AUD to $50AUD for kids’ voice recordings. This works out to between $7.50 and $37.50 in American dollars. The company sends out payments via PayPal.
This would be a fun project for parents and kids to do together this summer. It could provide a great opportunity for young children to earn a little money while learning about technology.
h/t: The Penny Hoarder