When I was evaluating various money making opportunities, I found doing online homework or assignments are quite worthy opportunities to cash out. There are a good number of websites engaged in these activities. And one of them is HomeworkMarket.com. In this blog, I have done a Homework Market review as a money-making opportunity.
Among the sites providing online homework or assignment services and online tutoring, HomeworkMarket.com is a popular one both for service receiver or service provider. In this review blog, our target is to assess the opportunities created by the site for the people who are interested to earn money by freelance homework jobs. Here’s what I have gathered while reviewing the site.
About The Website
Let’s start with a brief introduction of the website. HomeworkMarket.com is an online marketplace for homework services. The site acts as a mediator connecting the school, colleges and university level students with experts or tutors knowledgeable in their respective fields, to answer questions or to do their assignments. Started in 2011, the site is not very old, yet it managed to capture a great chunk of visitors/customers.
The feature of the site is pretty simple. They are very straightforward in their subject. The home page itself tells everything about the site. A student registers himself on the site and posts a question asking for help. Once a question is posted, it will be answered by more than one teacher and will be treated as reference answers. A student will be able to see the preview of the answer and based upon that he/she can purchase the full answer.
Opportunity For Tutors
HomeworkMarket.com offer answer services in different subjects ranging from Mathematics to Political Science, History to Biology. So, the site provides a good opportunity for teachers having expertise in different fields.
Students give start ratings to freelance teachers, depending on the level of satisfaction experienced by them. So, as a teacher, you should always be up to date and deliver the best out of you. A teacher having more stars have a brighter chance that a student selects his/her answers.
Ease Of Access: (5/5)
The graphical interface is very clean. On clicking the ‘Go here’ link the interface changes for the teachers. If you want to get registered as a tutor, you may find the link button on the upper right-hand corner of the site.
The signup process is pretty simple. You can register yourself with your social accounts like Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, as well as with your Email ID.
The signup page.
You have to create two profiles on the site. One is private for site’s internal purpose and the other is for public viewing. To get registered on the site you need atleast two Govt Ids. In the public profile, you can upload your profile picture, write taglines etc. Your academic degrees, as well as your field of expertise, should also be mentioned as you would be judged by those by the students.
The site provides a good facility to chat with students whenever required. This makes things easier both for students and teachers to sort out things that hinder delivery of answers. There is also a scope for a teacher to promote himself through this chatting. Moreover, it shows the members who are online.
The site is operating in the homework service domain since 2011. Till date, no scam has yet been reported against this website. Based on previous experiences of the tutors, though a few delay in payments has been noticed, there is no record for non-payment.
Remuneration & Payouts: (3/5)
HomeworkMarket has a large student base, so it’s a good opportunity for a tutor to exhibit his knowledge and expertise and make a good money. Though it has not been clearly mentioned on the Site, it is deduced that the tutor himself fixes the price of the answer. If a student finds the answer as well as the price appropriate for his/her purpose, he/she will buy it. The payments are made through online mediums like PayPal, Payoneer and prepaid MasterCard through Payoneer.
The Company makes an upfront deduction of 20 percent as a commission from the fees paid by the students to the teachers along with handling charges for paying through online medium. This is a quite high rate of commission charged by any site so far as homework service is concerned. The Company is also silent about payout periods. But it has been witnessed in many reviews that the Site holds the payment for 45 days which is not very lucrative.
The usability of HomeworkMarket is not very complex, but the site lacks in providing some vital information regarding bidding process, dispute resolution process, payout periods etc. The Faq section of the site doesn’t serve the purpose of a student as well as a tutor. It seems very unprofessional as far as addressing the key points in its service. A video representation could have been better for conveying the focus points of the site to its visitors.
Feel free to share your experiences and reviews below in the comments section.
Post your homework question
Post your question and make sure you specify the actual price you are willing to pay.
Questions with a price tag get much more attention from teachers.
Posting your homework is free.
Get in touch with teachers
HOW WILL TUTORS KNOW?
We have a new job notification panel on the side bar which updates the homework posted by a student.
Our site also has pop-up alerts that indicate the link to the job and when a teacher clicks on them they are taken to your
HOW DO TUTORS CONTACT ME?
The tutors after viewing your question requirement can contact you using the chat for you to discuss on the requirements.
Select a teacher
SELECT A TUTOR
Soon you will start getting handshake request or answers to your question.
You can either complete a hand shake with a tutor or by his answer to your question.
It is crucial to read the tutors reviews to make a good tutor selection.
Tutor reviews authentic reviews this tutor received from other students.
How should I use this site?
HOW SHOULD I USE THIS SITE
Answers to homework questions should only be used as a reference.
Submitting answers purchased here as your own is against AllHomeworkTutors.com use policy.
We will block accounts of users that violate this policy repeatedly.
AllHomeworkTutors.com emails is a cool way to get in touch with teachers and students.
How does it work?
An email sent to your AllHomeworkTutors.com email address will be forwarded to your personal email (the one you
At the same time you can email teachers and students from your registration email to their AllHomeworkTutors.com email
This allows for a smooth communication even when you are on the go.
Click a user name to go to his profile page and see his AllHomeworkTutors.com email address.
Click My account to see your AllHomeworkTutors.com email address.
Please note: emails to an AllHomeworkTutors.com email address will appear as sent from your AllHomeworkTutors.com email
only if sent from your registration address. emails you send from another personal email address will be obscured.
Keep the chat clean
KEEP THE CHAT CLEAN
These are not allowed Anywhere
Using inappropriate language
Promoting external homework help services
On the public chat Flaming, bashing or discrediting users on the public chat
Spamming the public chat .
Using foreign languages in the public chat (only English is allowed)
Please contact a chat admin (red users) to ban users doing one of the above.
Does it cost money?
DOES IT COST MONEY?
Registration is free
Posting homework is free
Answers are priced by the tutor (author).
You only pay if you decide to buy an answer
A fee of $0.30 + 3.9% will be collected for each payment. For example a payment for a $10.00 priced answer will become
$10.69 after fees
I don't have a PayPal account. How can I pay for homework?
I DO NOT HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. HOW DO I PAY?
You can pay with a credit or debit card using PayPal without having a PayPal account and without registering for such an
Click the Pay Now button of the answer you wish to purchase, you will be redirected to a PayPal web page Click the 'Pay
with a credit or debit card' text below
It might be easier if you uncheck the checkbox near 'Save this information with a PayPal account' at the bottom of the page
Proceed by filling in the rest of the information and clicking Agree and Continue at the bottom
How can I attach a file to my homework?
HOW CAN I ATTACH A FILE TO MY QUESTION
WHEN POSTING A NEW QUESTION:
If you are posting a new question,
go to post homework
click on ADD QUESTION ATTACHMENT
choose the file you want to attach and click submit
repeat the process for as many attachment/files as you want
then proceed with filling in the other details of your assignment in the spaces provided
HOW DO I EDIT MY QUESTION?
Click My homework>My Questions, on then a list of all your question shall appear, select the question you want then on the end
column click Edit question ,after making the changes click save/submit button
How do I get teachers to do my homework?
HOW DO I GET TUTORS TO DO MY HOME WORK?
Make sure your question is complete and specify a price you are willing to pay and a due date. Questions with complete
information will get more attention from teachers.
Our system has a NEW JOBS NOTIFICATION PANEL which captures the newly posted jobs for several hours so that
tutors are alerted of the question existence.
The tutors can then approach you using the chat for discussion or send you handshake messages requesting to do your
Select a tutor based on his/her reviews
Then sign the agreement with the tutor who best impresses you
You shall be directed to pay the down payment and the tutor shall start working immediately.
What is a hand shake?
WHAT IS A HANDSHAKE?
You may receive a hand shake request from a tutor for one of your questions.
Its purpose is to make a gentleman's agreement with the tutor about answering your homework Make sure the due date
and price are clearly defined in the agreement
You can edit the agreement and send the hand shake back to the tutor.
This will require him to sign the agreement again.
The tutor may request a down payment to start working on your homework
After you and the teacher signed the agreement and you paid the down payment, the hand shake is complete.
At this point, you gave your word as a gentleman to buy the answer once it's submitted in accordance to the agreement.
How do down payments work?
HOW DO DOWN PAYMENTS WORK?
Down payment for a homework question is paid during a hand shake (see above)
We have recommended 30% of the total homework price you are willing to pay
Your down payment provides you credit to buy answers for the specific question and teacher the down payment was made
I have an issue with my homework. What should I do?
I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MY HOMEWORK, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
This applies to:
You are not satisfied with an answer you purchased
You made a down payment to complete a hand shake and the teacher did not follow through
Please contact the tutor. It might be a simple misunderstanding you can quickly overcome.
If this fails to resolve the issue, please file a dispute at the My homework page>Disputes
Select the transaction ID for your payment
Then on the message box indicate to the tutor why you were not satisfied
Click the submit button
. A dispute can be filed up to 40 days after a payment was made
How to become a teacher at AllHomeworkTutors.com?
HOW DO I BECOME A TUTOR AT ALLHOMEWORKTUTORS.COM?
Great to have you on board!
Please register and start answering questions.
There are two things you will need to be successful:
Learn what works and what does not work in terms of earning money from your answers
Get a good rating and maintain it
Read the next section for more success tips
Implement these tips to maximize your earnings
IMPLEMENT THESE TIPS TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL
To sum it up be proactive!
Let's break it down for you :)
Communicate with students.
Use Private Messages and chat.
The best is to chat with a student shortly after he posts a question.
Be on the chat at US day time. That's when most of the questions are posted.
Our highest earning teachers often follow this tip.
note: if you are a new teacher with no rating, this will give you the edge you need to get started.
Build long term relationships.
Make sure students are really happy with the service you provide.
If you succeed, they will be looking for you for their next assignment and not the other way around
Be fast and responsive.
When a new homework is posted, react fast by communicating with the student.
Fast reaction encourages closure.
Use Homework notifications to achieve fast reaction
Always Shake hands with a student before you start working
Always request a down payment (during hand shake) to secure your efforts
Go for the difficult questions. Their answers are purchased much more often
Don't price your answers too low. A student will be happy to pay several extra bucks for a high quality answer
You can get email notifications for homework posted on the site based on their field of study and a willing to pay threshold.
To add a new homework skill go to My account>areas of expertise
Zero priced homework will be notified only to users that logged in to the site at the past 10 days.
Priced homework will be notified only to users that logged in to the site in the past 30.
For new users, payments are released to your PayPal account as follows:
For down payments (used)-15 days
For full payment(down payments used)-8 days
For money back guarantee payments -3 days
Money back guarantee comes to your account when your answer is purchased by other students who were not originally the owners
of the question.
Fees are charged from teachers as follows:
Down payments - 10%
Answers -If purchased by the question author - 10%
Answer- If purchased by another user - 20%
Increased fees for all further transactions will apply to teachers holding disputes open for too long
5% fee increase for teachers holding dispute(s) open for 3 days or more
10% fee increase for teachers holding dispute(s) open for 6 days or more
Why are the fees higher if purchased by another user?
The original student you did homework for is a deal you closed. You spent your time and efforts and priced it accordingly. If another student buys your homework, that's a bonus. You get to keep 80% of this bonus.
Why do we increase fees based on open disputes?
We are service providers. Disputes represent customers that are not happy with our service. We need to make everything possible to make these customers happy again. We are here for the long term. Happy customers are returning customers. Happy customers have friends they refer to this site.
PayPal fees will be paid by the payment receiver.
ADDING ANSWER CONTENT AFTER IT HAS BEEN PURCHASED
ADDING ANSWER CONTENT AFTER IT HAS BEEN PURCHASED
If a student purchased your answer and you find out something is missing, you can always add it. You need to edit the answer the student already
purchased. He will still see the answer full view after you make the changes.
To edit your answer, find the question page, scroll down to your answer, click the edit button and change your answer. You can also add new
attachments to your answer
How do I issue a refund?
HOW DO I ISSUE REFUND
Never make a new payment to counter balance the original payment.
Always refund the original transaction.
You can refund a held payment (not yet sent to your PayPal account) from a question page like this:
Click My homework>Dispute
You will see a list of all disputes against you, select the dispute you want to issue refund and click REFUND
The rest of this section is a guide on how to refund a payment already sent to your PayPal account. If you already know how to refund a payment at PayPal, you can skip the rest of this section.
First you need to find the number of the transaction you want to refund. If you have an AllHomeworkTutors.com dispute for this transaction, the
number will appear at the top of the dispute thread. Otherwise, search for the transaction number at My homework->Disputes.
Log in to your PayPal account. Go to History->Basic search->Find a transaction. Copy the transaction number to PayPal and click Show. If you see
a 'issue a refund' link, skip to the next paragraph.
Click the 'issue a refund' link below. Click Continue and then click 'Issue refund'. Make sure you see a confirmation message that the refund went
You might see a message of this type 'This transaction is subject to a buyer Complaint . ' instead of the 'issue a refund'. In this case you need to find
the relevant PayPal dispute at the resolution center. Click the 'Grant a full refund' at the bottom of this dispute and then click Continue.
Money back guarantee
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
A Money Back icon on your answer means a no-questions-asked money back policy is applied. This policy applies by default if the buyer is not the
author of the question unless you opt out from this policy by contacting us.
Applying this policy may result in more refunds but statistics shows the overall income significantly increases as a result.
When your answer is purchased under this policy, the payment will be held for 3 days.
If during the first two days the student asks for his money back, all he has to do is say what he thinks is wrong with the answer.
We shall have to alert you to refund the money immediately.
Your username should not reveal your real identity since we are interested in maintaining your privacy.
CAN I CHANGE MY USER NAME?
CAN I CHANGE MY USER NAME?
You can change it up to three days after registration at My account->Edit. Just type in the username you would like and click Save at the bottom of the page.
This applies only if you have not made any transaction on the site.
If you make payments or receive one before three days after registration, the username is permanently saved .
How do I reset my password?
HOW DO I RESET MY PASSWORD?
Go to Login->Request new password and type in your email. You will get an email with a password reset link
At AllHomeworkTutors.com we put an end to plagiarism.
We therefore advise the student to make sure that their work is not plagiarized.
Tutors who consistently upload plagiarized materials shall have their accounts blocked.
We are however working on a system plagiarism checker