In my case I failed the test and did not get the “A” stamp. Instead, I passed with a score under “B” and started preparing for my university examination. If I had paid someone to take my online accounting quiz for me, I might have been able to save some money by passing the exam on my first try. But, that would have meant spending money that I did not have at that time.
The next logical step for me was to look for an online accounting exam preparation company that could help me prepare for my TOE. I found several such companies and researched each one. Then I compared the prices charged by each to the services offered. Some online companies charged a fee per hour, others charged a flat fee for unlimited hours. Some provided actual testing practice questions and answers, others merely provided prepared sheets that I had to fill in and then email.
One company that offered the best combination of cost, service and format was U.T. We selected two companies, each offering two hours of accounting online test takers training. We received detailed study guides with questions designed to simulate typical exam questions. This gave us an opportunity to get ready for the test in a way that felt most comfortable and effective for us. These training courses proved helpful and gave us real practice for the exam. (Our experiences were also helpful to other accountants who use the same tests as we do.) And, they were not expensive.
After getting hired by a specific accounting firm that used to pay me to take their online accounting test takers, I never found another firm that would pay me to take their exam. Instead, I continued to work for the accounting firms that I had worked for in the past. I even went so far as to go out and get a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix, which is among the highly respected business schools in the nation. If these accounting firms want to continue to employ people, they need to offer a higher compensation package to accountants who are also graduate students.
Now, I am retired and do not work for any accounting firm, but I have been searching for a new online accounting job. And, I have discovered that there are numerous “online” companies that pay people to take their online accounting tests. They call these “pre-screened” or “closed-for-hire” programs. What a great idea this is, because if you fail the online pre-screened exam you can not get hired for that particular job, because the company does not want to hire you if they believe that you have not gone through the testing process.
This is not only a good idea for new job seekers, but for experienced accountants as well. Why would a company pay someone to take a paid online survey for them when they can simply pay someone else to take the same online paid surveys for them? It makes perfect sense! You know, if I were in your shoes, you would probably find it very tempting to try to find paid online surveys to fill out. But, you might want to think about the cost of training yourself and taking an online paid online survey instead.
There are also some companies that will pay you for answering online questionnaires, and I suppose it makes sense to give the company your honest opinion about their product or service rather than simply sell them something. If you do decide to try one of these online paid surveys, be sure to read all of the instructions and all of the disclaimers. If you do your homework, it really is not hard to complete one of these online paid surveys. And, if you have some spare time and some extra money, why not consider filling out an online paid online survey for cash?