I have a new addiction. We recently changed our television service to AT&T and with it came a network I’d never seen before: NHK World, the international version of Japan’s public television packaged for English-speaking viewers. It’s packed with documentaries, news, cooking shows and more, and its laid-back vibe is perfect for having on in the background while I do other things.
While watching last night I spotted an ad seeking applications for “JIB TV monitors”. Curious, I did a quick web search and found that people who had been a part of the program (run by Japan International Broadcasting Inc.) in the past were assigned a handful of shows to watch either on TV or online and then compensated via Amazon gift cards after submitting thoughtful reviews. What a great way to get paid for doing something I’m doing anyways! I couldn’t find exact amount they are offering for their next period, but it looks like it has been $20 or more per 300-500 word review in the past.
It looks like applications won’t officially open until July 22nd, but since they’re already advertising for the program I thought I’d pass the news along so anyone interested could do a little research beforehand and decide if it’s something they’d like to try. I know I will, and hopefully a few months from now I can report back on my own experience!
Note: I am not affiliated in any way with NHK or JibTV, and I am not being compensated in any way for promoting this. I just thought this would be a cool opportunity my readers might be interested in checking out!