Whether you are staying at home with the kids, are retired, disabled, or just need some extra cash in addition to your full-time job – you can work online doing online tasks on a variety of websites.
All of these can be done from home on your computer and a few can be done on your phone, but they all require you to complete tasks. Tasks such as website verification, data entry, phone call reviewing, blog posting, accounting, and a whole slew of professional and non-professional work.
Here are eighteen sites that help you make money doing online tasks:
1. Survey Sites & Apps
This is the easiest way to earn money doing tasks plus you get bonus money just for signing up. The tasks include doing surveys, watching videos, shopping, checking out offers, and more.
The highest paying ones are:
- Survey Junkie – It’s possible to make up to $45 an hour doing surveys only.
- Swagbucks – Start with a $10 bonus and there are many tasks to choose.
- Ebates – Shop online for instant cash back.
- MyPoints – Great shopping and tasks site.
2. Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon has their own task work site called Mechanical Turk (mTurk). You do a variety of small tasks online that vary from website searching, transcription, image verification, data verification, and a bunch more.
You can set your own hours or come and go as you please but they do limit how many tasks you can do in a period. Pay is varied depending on the task and the length of work.
Some pay 2¢ a task that’s done quickly to $1 or more for the longer ones. Some have earned a full-time income on mTurk, but the average is $50 – $100 a week, depending on the amount of work you do.
This is different from your typical task listing sites, on Fiverr you create gigs to offer to other people. People sell everything from writing services, design services, voice over services, to making phone calls, and videos and so much more.
It’s called Fiverr because these gigs are sold for $5 each. Doesn’t sound like much money does it? But with each gig you can add “extras” for an additional fee. Some people actually have made a full-time living off of Fiverr.
Get paid on Clickworker for writing, translating, researching and collecting data, and other tasks. The types of tasks that are available is based on your qualifications. Qualifications are determined by assessments given during the registration process and on previously completed work.
You decide your own schedule, choose the tasks and how many you want to do. The pay depends on how fast you work but good workers and big tasks can earn an average of $9 an hour. You get paid seven days after the job’s completion, either to PayPal or a bank account.
Another quick task site doing surveys, copywriting, quality assurance, foreign language transcription and more. If you pass qualifying tests you can work on higher paying tasks.
This site pays you daily after approving your completed work. Pay is usually not more than 10¢ each task, but for writing tasks the pay is about 2¢ to 3.5¢ a word.
6. Fancy Hands
Fancy Hands is more of a virtual assistant portal and you can work on any device on your own schedule to assist people with two types of tasks – standard and live.
Standard tasks are those posted that need to be answered within 24 hours (earlier is best), and live tasks are where you’re connected to a client right away through SMS text or web chat.
Each task usually only takes 20 minutes but some can be longer. Simple things such as making appointments, researching quotes, making a trip itinerary, and other similar work. Tasks are worth anywhere from $3.00 to $7.00 per task
The jobs on this site aren’t exactly short tasks. But you can work as a transcriber, translator, or captioner. You can create your own schedule, work anytime, and pick your projects.
The pay range for translators is 5¢ to 7¢ per word. For transcribers, it’s.40¢ to 65¢ per audio minute, and for closed captioners, it’s 40¢ to 75¢ per audio minute. Deposits are made to your PayPal account weekly.
This is a different type of task site where your job is to test various websites. You work on their platform and surf a client’s website and see how well you can navigate around. You’ll need a PC or a Mac and a working microphone for this job.
Website testers get paid $10 for each completed test. A test consists of a 20-minute recording and answers to four follow-up written questions.
9. Rapid Worker
This site is geared towards students to earn money doing quick online tasks. The online tasks include: voting on YouTube, following someone on social media, posting reviews, blogging about a client’s product, signing up for online games, creating emails, and many more.
You get paid when the client marks the completed task as “satisfied”, otherwise you won’t get paid. Payment depends on the task but usually is about $1 – $3 per hour. Payments are made 8 days after you request a withdrawal.
10. Click ‘n Work
This is a global company that has online tasks in data entry, research, interviewing and other professional related jobs. These are more stringent and top professional work tasks so you do have to pass specific qualifying tests to be accepted for certain tasks though.
Pay depends on the clients offers but two factors affect the rate – the more skilled and experienced needed the higher the pay, and the urgency to complete the task. You send Click ‘N Work your invoice at the end of the month and they calculate the rest and the funds are either deposited into your bank account or by check.
Instead of doing tasks on this website, you earn money by giving advice through chat, phone or by answering questions that have been posted online. Questions relating to cars and trucks, cell phones, appliances, clothing, art and media, social media, and pretty much anything out there.
You work your way up several “levels” and earn points as well and your advice has to be “liked” in order to get paid. Pay is between $2 and $10 depending on the mode through which the questions are answered.
This site is similar to Fiverr where you offer gigs as a tech-savvy or creative person. Gigs such as digital marketing, programming, singing, music gigs, translation, SEO marketing and other professional jobs.
Payments are usually around $5 but can go as high as $50 depending on the task performed.
14. Just Answer
This is an expert answer site for professionals. You answer questions posted by users and if your answer is satisfactory, you get paid. They are always looking for experts in a variety of categories such as law, taxes and finance, medicine, mechanical and electronical, computers, and more.
The pay depends on the number of questions you answer but they claim that top experts can earn thousands of dollars a month. A bonus for working here is that you can earn a $50 Amazon card for referring other experts to this site.
The only task offered on Humanatic is reviewing and sorting phone calls. You can review calls at anytime on your own schedule, but the amount of calls available to review depend on the time of day, their largest volume of calls is between 7 am – 7 pm Eastern time.
The pay varies depends on your skill level and what type of phone call was reviewed. You can make anywhere from $1 to $4.50 an hour and payment are to your PayPal once you accumulate $10.
16. Micro Workers
There’s a huge variety of tasks offered on this site, anything from surveys, data mining, content moderation, data annotation, categorization, and research among others.
You do need to keep up a certain “success rate” in order to continue working here. You can climb different levels to earn more, but the average admitted by current workers is about $5 – $7 an hour. Payments are sent twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays.
CrowdSpace is slowly becoming OneSpace, the work you’ll find on OneSpace are similar to those posted at Amazon Mturk but offer more tasks, like transcription, image tagging, web categorization, accounting and more business and professional tasks.
The pay is the same as on CrowdSpace – about 10¢ each with writing being between 2¢ a word to 3.5¢ a word.
18. Figure Eight
Lastly, this site is formerly known as CrowdFlower, Figure Eight offers tasks such as categorizing social media, moderate content, transcribe audio, and more.
The pay on this site averages between $2- $3 per hour, but the more skilled you are, the more tasks you can accomplish and it’s possible to earn $500 a month.
It’s possible to join several sites and designate some time to each one for more earning opportunities in tasks you prefer to work on. As some of these sites mentioned, it’s possible to make full-time earnings but the reality is a lot less. They’re still good for making some extra money in your spare time though.
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