Voice of an EA – Padavala Venkatesh
Venkatesh joined Chegg on 25th September 2017 and currently working as Chegg Expert Answerer in Advanced Math. Being one of the top solvers of Advanced Maths with exceptional quality answering, he proved to be an asset for the company. He attended the Expert Meet. He is so devoted to his work, and it is thrilling to listen to Venkatesh as he narrates his experience with the Chegg Question and Answer Board.
Q. How were you introduced to Chegg?
I came to know about Chegg from my Colleague Mr N Viswanath who is also an Expert Answerer in Mathematics on the Chegg Question and Answer board. He directed me to the territory coordinators, who later guided me in joining Chegg as an Expert Answerer. Initially, I answered only 10 questions in the first month. But when I received payment, I was so motivated and gained more confidence in the Chegg Question and Answer board.
Q. Where else do you work?
I have completed my PG in Mathematics from Sreevidyanikethan, Tirupati. At present, I am a Lecturer, teaching Mathematics in B.I.T-IT engineering college at Hindupur A.P.
Q. How is being an EA different from working as an employee elsewhere?
With Chegg, I can reach out not just to my students in college, but to international students. Full-time employees have time constraints and deadlines to meet. But as an EA, I can have my own schedule. I am my own boss. As a fulltime employee, self upgrading is very minimal as I hardly find time to acquire a new skill, but Chegg supports me to chase my dream. It was my dream to achieve a Doctorate and Chegg helped me a lot to achieve better marks in NET and APRCET exams for Ph.D.
Q. How much time you spend on the Chegg Q&A board?
My Day starts with Chegg. I wake up at 3 am and start working on the Chegg Q&A board till 8 AM. After that, I get ready to go to college and spend all day teaching. However, I make some time during the day to answer a few questions on the Chegg Q&A Board during the day. After college, I go home and spend most of my time answering on the Chegg Q&A board. As of now, I have answered more than 596 questions so far and maintains an overall CF score of 84%. I answer nearly 15 questions in 6 hours. Sometimes, I do as many questions as I can until the queue is empty.
Q. How did Chegg help you grow in your personal life?
The payment at Chegg is very good and timely. I have a big family at home. My parents also live with me and I have to support six family members. So, I was in search of an ideal online job where I could earn more in less time and eventually, I landed in Chegg. Within four months, I helped my family in building our house and now I am paying all my EMIs by my Chegg earnings. My family is happy and now I am even able to save some of my earnings. I am a happy man after joining Chegg.
Q. Is there any memorable moment?
I remember when I received a comment from a student that “Your answer is much better than my professor’s answer” Those moments are the most memorable and rewarding. Reading such comments is truly blissful because I can cater to students around the world and they appreciate my work. off course, payment day is always memorable.
Q. Do you recommend others to join as an EA? If yes, why?
I always refer people to join as an EA. Recently, I referred to five friends and I keep encouraging them. I say that working for Chegg is like “Earning while Learning”. It will help you improve your knowledge and you will get an assured income. It is a unique opportunity where you enjoy answering questions of your favourite subject.” All my friends are working on Chegg now and they are very happy with their earning through the Chegg Question and Answer board.
Q. Have you enjoyed the Expert Meet?
I really enjoyed the Expert Meet. The sessions are worth attending, where I cleared all my doubts. I met my coordinators and I appreciated them for their motivation. I also received a certificate for my association with Chegg. I can say that I am lucky to have this opportunity. I really appreciate the Chegg team for putting so much effort and for their constant guidance and support. Thank you Chegg. You guys are awesome.