Is it really possible to get paid to receive mail to your home address? Yes, it is. There is one legitimate company that hires mail decoys or agents to agree to be sent mail from various companies and businesses to ensure this technique is working efficiently.
The name of the company is called US Monitor and they use agents from various states and cities to spend less than an hour a day processing mail online. Businesses count on agents to enter the details so they can confirm that the mail is processed the same day it was received.
If you are interested in doing this from home, here are a few details about this unique global opportunity.
- There is no experience required to be a mail agent.
- You will only process mail when the mailman delivers it. Not on Holidays and Sundays.
- You will need a residence with a home address and not a P.O. Box.
- You will be required to have a place to store the mail you process for up to 30 days.
- You can process mail from your home, office, or both.
- Do not write anything on the mailpiece images.
- Do not tamper with US mail you receive from US Monitor or remove any of its contents because it is considered a federal offense.
- This job requires you to be accurate and timely.
What is required to apply to be a mail agent for US Monitor?
Aside from the things listed in the bullet points above, you will need access to the internet and have a way for US Monitor to contact you either through your email address, cell phone, or home phone.
What countries does US Monitor hire from?
US Monitor hires mail agents from the United States, Canada, China, South Africa, Taiwan, the UK, and many other countries. When you go to their agent application page, you will see a dropdown list of various countries that you can select from. There are several.
Is US Monitor currently hiring?
US Monitor is looking to hire one agent in six different areas. Please apply online if you are interested and fill out an application on their official website, if you live in the following zipcodes with these first 3 digits 465, 466, 594, 595, 596, 623, 625, 626, 627, 677, 690, 691, 692, 693, 820, 822, 823, 975, 976.
What happens after I apply?
If US Monitor has a need for mail agents in your area, you will be contacted via email where you will be instructed to call or email their office as soon as possible to reconfirm your address. Someone from the company will get back in touch with you and set up a phone call for you to log in with your agent id to enter sample mailpiece images for training purposes. This step happens after you are sent the mail which will take about 4-5 days.
What kind of mail will I receive from US Monitor?
As a mail agent, you will receive letter mail, catalogs, magazines, periodicals, and occasionally small parcels at your home address.
How much will I make as a mail agent for US Monitor?
You will be paid $10 per month and $0.25 for every piece of mail that you report online. If you receive 100 mailpiece images from US monitor for the month, you will get paid $25 plus your $10 monthly flat rate for a total of $35. You can check out my first check from US Monitor below. I just received it today.
What should I do if I will not be home to receive mail?
You should contact US Monitor as soon as possible so they can make adjustments to your mail load. If you are planning to take a vacation, you will need to fill out an absentee form. If you plan on moving to a new location, you will have to inform US Monitor right away so they can locate a replacement agent or process a change of address to their clients if you still desire to be a mail agent for the company.
How long does it take to hear back from US Monitor?
I applied to this company back in 2017 and just now heard from them this past May. That is because they already had several mail agents working for them in my area but was in need of someone due to an agent not being able to continue providing services for them. So it really depends on your location and the need. Some people have heard back in as little as 3 weeks.
Advantages of Working for US Monitor
If you live outside the US or desire an easy non-phone work at home job and like doing data entry, you should apply to US Monitor. You can work less than an hour a day processing mail and earn around $30 to $40 a month doing simple minimal work. Some agents are able to earn close to $200 but they probably receive a lot of mail.
New mail agents may not get as much mail initially as established mail agents but US Monitor promises that your mail volume will increase over time as more clients mail to your address. New mail agents can always contact US Monitor if you have any questions.
Please apply online to be a mail agent, if you are interested here. Here are some additional side hustles that pay $10 and up!