How To Get Paid For Binge-Watching Netflix

If you ever wanted to get paid for watching a lot of Netflix, this is your chance. So, sit down, grab some popcorn and become a tagger.

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Netflix actually pays you for binge-watching | © Netflix

Getting paid to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on Netflix? Sounds too good to be true. It's not, though, because the streaming platform is actually looking for “Taggers” and binge-watching on Netflix is part of the job description.

Earning Money As A Tagger For Netflix

If you have a Netflix account, you probably binge-watched at least one show. Especially during the Covid-19 lockdown, when people had to sit at home all day. I remember watching every season of The Office in like a week!

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Some lucky bastards are actually getting paid doing just that, working as so-called “Taggers” for Netflix. As a Tagger, you have to watch shows & movies and assign appropriate categories or “Tags”.

Since the individual contents on Netflix cannot be automatically assigned to categories, this has to be done manually for all movies and series. This is where taggers come into play.

It's not quite as easy as it sounds, though, as there are actually thousands of Tags (some even secret) that can get oddly specific. Just for reference: a single series can be tagged with between 300 and 400 keywords, and as a Tagger you have to watch each episode of a series in its entirety to tag it with the categories afterward.

This may not sound too bad, but a Tagger can rarely choose the content themselves. Although Netflix tries to take preferences into account, it is practically unavoidable that Taggers also have to watch movies and shows that they dislike.

Just imagine having to sit through 7 season of Riverdale, 8h a day, 5 days a week, and you just can't drop it, because it's your job! No, thanks.

If you still consider becoming a Tagger, just know that it's not that easy to begin with. It requires previous experience in the film industry or as a film critic and competition is fierce, as there are only like 70 spots to be filled, with only 30 of them actually doing the binge-watching and tagging.

Maybe in the near future, you can expect one of these baddies on Netflix as well:

Being a Tagger seems rough, but if you're still up for it...

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