I’ve been able to make money online for more than eight years now, which has given me the freedom to travel aplenty and live wherever I choose.
Through 50+ countries and across several oceans I’ve met and corresponded with hundreds of other people who earn a living online, and it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways there are to do it.
However, I often receive emails from readers who tell me they would love to build an online business, but they have no idea what kind of work they could possibly do online, or where to find legitimate, scam-free opportunities.
Well, this page is for them.
Listed below you’ll find more than $10,000 worth of legit opportunities to make money online.
Dig in, pick something you like the sound of, and get to work.
Art & Design Jobs
Submit A Logo On 99Designs
99Designs.com has tons of clients looking for a graphic designer to help design their logo. Bid on a project and if you win the client over you’ll get paid. The good news? You’re usually only competing with a handful of other designers and jobs often pay much more than $100.
Sell Your Artwork On Artwanted.com
With a basic, free membership you can setup your own online art store to sell your designs and make money online. You can sell digital or print formats and you get 100% of the profit.
Become A Designer On crowdSPRING
Signing up on crowdSPRING gives you access to thousands of businesses that are looking for a graphic designer. They submit a project request and then you (and a minimum of 5 other designers) complete the project and submit your work. The client then chooses their favorite. If it’s yours, you get paid.
According to LaunchAStartup, the express package on crowdSPRING is $199, of which you get a 50% cut if you submit the winning design. If you have some great design skills and time to burn, you can make $100 fast.
Sell A Design On Inkd
Inkd is an online marketplace where businesses buy pre-made design templates for newsletters, brochures, business cards, etc. It’s simple to sign up and submit a design using Inkd’s templates. The staff reviews your design and once it is accepted visitors will see your product for sale in the marketplace.
People all over the world will be able to purchase and download your design without needing anything from you. You receive a 20% royalty fee on the total retail sale (excluding applied tax value). There’s talk of an “exclusive” feature being launched in the future that will allow designers to potentially receive a higher fee. Right now designs usually sell for around $30 so you’re looking at approximately $6 per sale.
Design Merchandise On RedBubble
When you submit merchandise designs on RedBubble, they take care of the printing and delivery for you. You get to pick the margin on your sale so you determine how much you make. If you have a great design and a knack for marketing it, you’ll be well on your way to making $100.
Create Designs For DesignCrowd
DesignCrowd has hundreds of clients looking for designers who can tackle one-off projects. You can sign up for free and then start submitting designs to any projects you choose. A lot of projects have a high amount of competition but there are some with low submission rates.
The good news is that a lot of clients are willing to pay a decent price for your work. The bad news is you need to have the winning design to be paid and potentially go through a revision process if the client requests it. According to DesignCrowd, however, it won’t take long for you to move up the ranks to their list of top designers. Once you get there, you’ll receive invites directly from customers. Once you start getting those, you’ll essentially get paid for everything you submit, instead of waiting around to be a winner.
Submit Greeting Card Designs To Legacy Greetings
Legacy Greetings accepts artwork submissions for their holiday greeting card line. Their cards target both personal and business customers. They state that “most of the artwork that we use is purchased from freelance artists and other outside art sources.” Your artwork can be contemporary, traditional, computer-generated, cartoon or photography. They only review holiday, Christmas, and New Year’s designs and you should be sure to read their submission guidelines before designing or sending anything to them.
Submit Art & Illustrations To UK Greetings
UK Greetings accepts artwork submissions for their greeting card line. You can send illustrations, paintings, photographs, lettering or graphic design pieces. They also accept funny cartoons and pictures for their humor section. Or if you happen to also have a knack for writing, they accept written submissions as well.
Submit A Design To Great Arrow Cards
Great Arrow accepts artwork submissions for their hand silkscreened greeting card line. Due to the silkscreening process they have very specific guidelines you must follow. It’s also ideal if you already have knowledge of silkscreening as a printing technique in order to produce a suitable design for them. They receive thousands of submissions and currently work with around 100 designers. They try to get back to everyone within 3 weeks on whether the design has been accepted or not.
Become A YouTube Video Creator
You can make money online from your YouTube videos as a YouTube Creator. Create videos that appeal to others, get clicks, and earn cash. YouTube provides a Creator Academy to help you learn how to get more views and likes if you aren’t sure where to start.
Make Money Online Freelancing For Filmless
Filmless creates and edits videos for a wide range of clients. They are always on the lookout for freelance video editors, cinematographers, voice-over artists, animators, script writers and more. As a video editor you’ll help create custom videos for all types of businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. You’ll also choose music, sound effects, and graphics for the videos as needed.
You must be proficient with specific video and editing software, be a pro at time management, and know how to work with and edit green screen footage.
Work As Voice Talent On Voice123
Using your voice to get paid is a fun and unique way to make a decent amount of money online. On Voice123.com you can create a profile and start browsing open talent positions. Voice123 allows you to negotiate your rates directly with the clients that hire you. You also don’t have to pay any commissions or fees to Voice123. They have a free membership as well as a paid one that offers more benefits.
Work As Voice Talent For Snap Recordings
Snap Recordings provides a library of voices for clients and businesses to browse when they are seeking talent. If your application is accepted, you can be included.
Unfortunately the pay rates aren’t listed but Voices.com provides estimates of pay for non-union voice talent workers. If you’re just getting started in the voice industry, click here for a Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting.
Sell Music Tracks And Sound Effects on Pond5
Pond5 is an artist-friendly marketplace that enables you to license a variety of media types to buyers from all over the world: video, music tracks, AE templates, sound effects, images and more. One artist reported that “a good song gets a sale for every 20 to 25 views on Pond 5.”
Bookkeeping & Accounting Jobs
Work As A Virtual Bookkeeper For Belay
Belay hires bookkeepers to serve a variety of clients. You’ll be responsible for cash flow, budget management, reconciliations, balancing books, data entry, tax preparation and more. Hours are flexible but you must be available during normal business hours. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field is preferred plus 5 years prior accounting and/or bookkeeping experience.
The available positions on the site do change so if you don’t find an open bookkeeper position now, check back soon. They also hire virtual assistants and copywriters.
Work For AccountingDepartment.com
AccountingDepartment.com refers to themselves as the “Leaders in Virtual Accounting and Bookkeeping Services.” So if you already are a CPA, accountant, or bookkeeper – head over to their site and see what remote positions you can find.
Coaching & Accountability Jobs
Become A Virtual Coach For Coach.me
Let’s face it, all of us can use a little coaching in some area of our lives. If you’re already coaching people (on any topic) or think you’d have a knack for it then sign up to be a virtual coach on Coach.me. You do have to pay either $19.99 per month or $99 per year to be a member but they will help you manage billing and subscriptions, automate online marketing, and get certified in Digital Coaching.
Sign Up As An Online Coach With Noomii
If you have interest or experience in being an online coach then consider signing up for an account on Noomii. Upon signup you will be added to their directory of coaches, searchable by clients. If you have exceptional credentials you might also be added to their referral program where they will send targeted client leads to your inbox. Unfortunately it costs $397/year to sign up but if you do not earn at least that much back in your first year, they will refund 100% of your money.
Customer Service Jobs
Work As An Independent Contractor Sales Rep For Blooms Today
Blooms Today is a flower delivery company that hires work-from-home agents to help assist customers with their orders. According to The Work at Home Woman, they provide a training program, coaching, as well as continuous support and feedback. You can earn an average of $15-25 per hour with more potential based on great performance.
Work As A Customer Service Rep For Amazon
Amazon hires virtual customer service reps at a rate of $10 per hour. The available positions are always being updated and tend to peak from Thanksgiving through mid-January. Click the button below to head to their job page and then simply do a search for the word “virtual” to find the home-based positions available now.
Keep in mind, even though these are virtual positions, most do require you to live in a certain city or state to be qualified.
Work As A Customer Service Agent For LiveOps
LiveOps hires independent customer service agents for inbound sales, insurance sales, insurance claims, healthcare, roadside service and customer service. Most clients pay on a per-talk minute basis and some offer additional performance-based incentives. Your pay will vary based on time spent talking, the number of calls you receive and the incentives offered.
You can work any time of the day or night, part-time or full-time. The only requirement is that you work for at least 30 minutes at any given time. It’s a great position for keeping things flexible and only working when you want.
Editing & Proofreading Jobs
Be A Freelance Editor For EssayEdge
EssayEdge looks for creative and proficient editors to tackle freelance editing jobs. Not only will you provide proofreading services to customers, you’ll also assist them in brainstorming ideas and help them produce high-quality original essay submissions.
You can set your own schedule and only work as much as you want to. You are paid per job. The payment amount is specified when you are assigned to the job. There is no formal training; you just need to submit a resume for review. You’ll be contacted if they think you are a good fit. They hire in late spring and their peak season runs between July and September.
Apply To Be A Specialist Editor With Cactus Global
Cactus Global hires freelance copy editors and substantive editors who are experts in various academic fields to edit manuscripts. Your job will be to make sure the final documents are in standard scientific English and free of any error, grammatically or otherwise. To be considered you’ll need to have a PhD, master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree in one of their specialized subject areas.
Editors have the potential to earn $1200-$3000 USD per month (based on regular availability) and can work a flexible schedule. Cactus Global also offers additional monetary benefits (up to a certain amount) and the guarantee of regular work for those who consistently deliver exceptional work.
Proofread For Scribendi
As an independent contractor for Scribendi you get to choose assignments that interest you and don’t have to deal with the hassle of bidding or pitching to clients. You’ll receive free training, be paid promptly via PayPal, and receive incentives that you can redeem at online retailers.
To stay on Scribendi’s roster you must commit to doing at least 10,000 words per month but will be able to create your own schedule. You must have a university degree in a relevant field and at least three years of proofreading experience.
Apply To Be A Bombfell Online Stylist
Bombfell is a wardrobe styling company that hires men’s stylists. You’ll work remotely with clients to help them pick the perfect wardrobe. You will need to live close enough to their office locations to attend an initial training session and monthly meetings so make sure you check the region they are hiring in, otherwise the position is remote.
Apply To Be A Stitch Fix Online Stylist
StitchFix is a wardrobe styling company that hires remote stylists to help clients pick the perfect wardrobe. According to GlassDoor, stylists get paid around $15 per hour.
They are only hiring in certain U.S. cities at the moment. You will need to live close enough to the location to attend ongoing education and training offerings. They even host company-sponsored events. Otherwise the position is remote.
Freelance Job Sites
Upsell On Fiverr
Fiverr is a place where you can make a quick $5. The bad news is Fiverr keeps a dollar of that for themselves which means you’d have to do 25 gigs to make $100, potentially taking up a lot of your time.
If you want to expedite the process, start offering “Gig Extras.” You offer a simple service for $5 and then reel them in by offering something extra. Ex: “I’ll write a 500 word article on any topic within 4 days.” Your “extras” could be $10 extra for 24-hour delivery or $20 extra to write 4 more articles or $5 extra to add keywords and images, etc.
Make Money Online At OneSpace
OneSpace offers a variety of freelance work. You can find anything from quick and easy quality assurance tasks or more lengthy writing assignments. You might even get assigned to a project for some big name clients like Wal-Mart, Staples, and Ebay, which could be a great portfolio-builder for finding future jobs.
Signing up is free. You’ll also get to make your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want. Once your work is approved you’ll get paid the next day via PayPal.
Complete Tasks On Taskr
Taskr is similar to Fiverr. You post tasks that you are willing to complete for a certain price (at least 500 Rupees = ~$7.37 USD). You can then tack on additional ‘add-on’ tasks to make more money online. Job categories include graphic design, marketing, photography, business services, marketplace management, programming and more.
PeoplePerHour is another freelance job site where you can send proposals to potential clients who need work done. There are clients looking for writers, designers, programmers, assistants and much more. You have to apply and be accepted before you can start sending proposals for jobs.
Freelance For SEOClerks
SEOClerks is similar to Fiverr and Taskr. You can set a price to sell your SEO skills and then you can offer extras to bump up your earnings. There are currently thousands of SEO services offered. They range from link building to graphics to writing to programming to social media and more.
Find Work On Remote.co
Remote.co is another place you can find a very wide variety of freelance work. Job categories include accounting, design, I.T., writing, marketing, sales, transcription and much more.
Become A Student Freelancer
If you’re a college student, you can make money online via StudentFreelance.com by completing tasks for clients. Signup is free but you must have a university-given email address to hook your account up with. From there you’ll submit applications on jobs that interest you. StudentFreelance.com states that a job well done can turn into several more jobs. Once you are done freelancing as a student you can use your portfolio to help you land a full-time job.
Human Intelligence Task (HIT) Jobs
Complete Tasks On MINIJOBZ
MINIJOBZ is a crowdsourcing site where you can get paid to complete ‘micro jobs.’ The earnings are low but the tasks usually take no time at all. The good news is that you’ll get paid instantly after completing a task and they also allow you to sell your own services or products.
Sign Up For Microworkers
Microworkers is a crowdsourcing site where you get paid to complete basic tasks. You might have to like a YouTube video, write an article, take a survey, etc. It’s an easy way to make money online but the pay is very low so earning that $100 might take a bit.
Also, you’ll need to watch out for scams. Check out this guy’s review to learn about all the pros and cons of being a MicroWorker.
Become A Clickworker
At Clickworker you decide when and for how long you’ll work. You also get to choose which tasks you’ll complete. Most tasks are “microjobs” which means they are quick and easy.
According to Clickworker.com, “Depending on qualifications, speed, practice and concentration you can earn well over $10.00 per hour. On average, we expect that a Clickworker earns $9.00 per hour.” Tasks usually revolve around writing, translation, research and data collection.
Work As A Mechanical Turk For Amazon
Mechanical Turk with Amazon pays you to work on HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks). The tasks usually pay just a few cents but many take just a few seconds to complete. I tested it out and received $.03 for taking 2 seconds to answer 1 question so you’re looking at ~$.90/minute or ~$54/hour. Not too shabby. The tasks seem unlimited and simple. It’s a quick and easy way to make a few cents, and if you’re determined, a full $100.
Market Research and SEO Jobs
Apply To Be A Personalized Internet Assessor with LionBridge
LionBridge hires Internet Assessors to review and evaluate online search results and advertising. Your review will help to improve content, grammar, quality, and relevance. The positions are available in certain countries and each has its own specific requirements including but not limited to language fluency, length of residency, and other numerous marketing or education requirements.
A reader sent in this report of their experience with Lionbridge:
I applied for a remote position as a Map Quality Analyst. As the opportunity sounded interesting, I decided to just jump in without even knowing how much I would be earning. They keep this quiet until you are accepted. And I must say, it takes A LOT of time to jump through the hoops.
First you have to apply through an outdated SAP portal, after which you are bombarded with A LOT of information and logins to various portals. It can be hard to keep track of it all. This also includes study material because you have to take an online exam, which takes a whole day to complete. A huge time investment, all the while not knowing how much money you will be making.
Call me crazy, but since I had already invested time in reading through the material and guidelines, I decided to go ahead with the exam (for which there is a deadline). Immediately after the exam I got a message that I had not passed. But the next day I received an email welcoming me to the program. Based on individual comments that I had made in the exam they decided that I was good enough after all.
After that ANOTHER test was needed (a country specific test), and now I can start rating. Based on the rates per task and the amount of tasks you can complete in a hour, and once you become really good at it and tasks don’t take forever to complete, my guess is that you can make about €13 an hour.
For this position they ask for a minimum time investment of 10 hours per week, with a maximum of 20, meaning you could make about a €1000 per month.
Become A Search Engine Evaluator With Leapforce
As a Search Engine Evaluator you’ll conduct internet-based research and provide evaluations for companies around the world. You get to set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want. According to Komando.com, evaluators make $10 to $14 per hour.
Work As An Ads Quality Rater With ZeroChaos
If you’re bilingual, ZeroChaos, Inc. might have a part-time position for you. They often hire “Ad Quality Raters.” To qualify you’ll need to be fluent in one of the languages on their list. The job consists of reviewing ads in the applied language and identifying if anything looks or sounds amiss. According to The Penny Hoarder, pay is around $15 per hour.
Become A Usability Tester For Userfeel
Userfeel hires Usability Testers to provide feedback on the usability of client websites. You’ll review a site and provide constructive feedback via microphone. There is a test you need to take in order to qualify. Once you begin, you’ll get rated by customers. The better your rating is, the more tests you’ll be assigned. Testers can earn up to $100- $200 per month depending on their rating and the amount of orders available.
A reader sent in this report of their experience with Userfeel:
I was accepted as a tester, and received one test invitation so far for which I got $10 for 20 minutes of my time.
This is also a case of receiving an email and being the first to snap it up. Installing software is also a requirement. Even though the test has not been rated yet, I already received my money through Paypal, which of course sucks because Paypal fees are 0.69 cents… But the fact that they paid even before they rated the test is a good sign.
Review & Edit Images For Shutterstock
If you are a photographer or image editing expert, you can apply to be a freelance Picture Editor or Image Reviewer for Shutterstock. These are remote positions that require you to edit and review images based on Shutterstock standards and requirements.
You’ll help fashion and entertainment photographers edit and transfer files. You might also help create and edit captions while choosing the best photographs for impact-fully explaining a story. You’ll need 2+ years of professional event-based photo editing experience plus a passion for entertainment and related media.
Sell Photos On Foap
Foap is an app that lets you upload your photos to sell. Photos are posted at $10 each and you make $5 on each sale. Some users say uploading is difficult due to slow load time and the app has some technical glitches but they have indeed received $5 deposits into their account when someone buys a photo. If you have an eye for photography and some time on your hands to deal with the slow software, you might make some loot!
Sell Photos On Snapwire
Snapwire helps businesses and people find amazing photographs. You can search Snapwire for a creative brief you find interesting, shoot some photos for it, and then submit your best photo to the project. Clients nominate their favorites and then buy the best one. You get paid a percentage of the sale when they buy.
You can level up by getting nominations from clients, even if you don’t win the full project. Leveling up will give you access to live buyer requests and commissioned assignments. With a great portfolio your best photos can get selected to be sold in the marketplace where buyers can go in and purchase directly. For more specifics on payouts, you can click here.
Sell Products On Etsy
If you immediately think of Etsy as an online marketplace reserved only for people with the finest crafting skills, think again. There are so many things aside from knitting and jewelry-making that can help you make money online via this site. If you’re a graphic designer, check out sellers like Vizualstorm who has made a living selling digital art and invitations in her Etsy shop.
Don’t know where to start? Etsy wants you to succeed so they even create helpful how-to articles like this one.
Etsy does take a small fee to list your products plus there are processing fees to process the transactions, but it can be easier than setting up your own shopping site. Go research what some of the best sellers are doing and try to recreate their success. Or if you do happen to have some crafting skills, you can have at that as well!
Sell College or University Course Notes On Notesale
Notesale is a service available in the US and UK. If you’re taking a college or university course you can upload your study notes, set a price for your work, and then get paid when a fellow student needs your knowledge.
Notesale also takes is a step further with their Notesale Ambassador Program which allows you to make money online by promoting the service on your campus. If accepted, they will send you marketing materials to distribute around campus and you’ll earn a “generous commission” on all sales from your specific school. There are no upfront fees and all materials are provided to you for free.
Sell College Course Notes On Stuvia
You can earn cash selling your college course notes on Stuvia. They allow you to set your own rate for your work and they provide some tips to help you sell more. They also promote your work for you by notifying potential buyers about the best summaries available right before exams. With over 250,000 members you’re bound to find someone who needs to know what you know 🙂
Stuvia says one of their users earned £1200 in 2 months. The right material at the right time can be worth a lot of money. The top sellers have earned hundreds to thousands of pounds each year.
Resell Items Through Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)
Fulfillment by Amazon, also known as FBA, is a way to make money online by reselling goods. Long story short, you buy products at super discounted rates (through sales, discount codes, purchasing discounted gift cards, etc.) and then you pack everything up and ship it to an Amazon distribution center.
You upload the products on Amazon and they will handle the remaining packaging & shipping to the customer. For a bit more detail, check out this great post from The Penny Hoarder.
Resell Your Textbooks
If you have some recent college textbooks laying around you might be able to sell them for a small profit. BookScouter.com lets you type in your book’s ISBN number allowing you to quickly and easily see which book vendors will earn the most for your books. The Penny Hoarder also has some other tips and tricks for earning up to $750 per month reselling your textbooks online.
Teach An E-course On Udemy
If you have particular knowledge of a subject or skill area, you can make money teaching it to others online. While this money-making strategy requires some grunt work, the reward can be much higher than $100. You can price a course anywhere from $0 to $300.
Of course, Udemy takes a cut depending on how the student is obtained, whether it be through your own personal course links, as a new sign-up, through a Udemy online ad, etc. However, if you have a unique niche, and can market it well, you’ll be on to something.
Just make sure you read the fine print to fully understand how much you will be paid.
Teach A Class On Skillshare
Similar to Udemy, you can teach online courses on Skillshare. According to Skillshare, you’ll make money online every time a student takes your class. Top teachers make up to $40,000 a year.
Skillshare also provides a 30-Day Teaching Challenge where they provide extra help with creating your class. You’ll have milestones, feedback, and prizes to keep you on track. They say creating classes is super easy because of their simple format and supportive community.
Tutor For Tutor.com
As a tutor on Tutor.com you can set your own pay rate and potentially receive extra incentives for high-quality tutoring. More info on the pay structure is provided once you have successfully completed the initial application and subject exam phase of the process.
Make Money Online As A Tutor For Skooli
Skooli is another online tutoring site that offers $25 per hour to teach online! Tutors must have one or more of the following qualifications: bachelor’s degree, teaching certification, master’s degree, PhD, state or provincial teaching license, ESL or other language qualification.
Tutor For Wyzant
Not only does Wyzant allow you to choose your own hourly rate, they also give you additional tools and support to help you run your tutoring business in the most organized and simple way possible. Bonus: Top tutors have earned $50,000+ per year!
Tutor For Chegg
Chegg Tutors start off earning $20 per hour while top earners earn $1000 per month. Chegg sends students to you and allows you to create your own flexible schedule. Bonus: They pay weekly.
Tutor For Math Elf
You’ll get paid $20 per hour as a tutor for Math Elf. You’ll tutor math students around the world, make your own schedule, and get paid weekly. There are no setup fees but they request applicants have at least 2+ years of math teaching or tutoring experience.
Tutor For Studypool
At Studypool you bid to win tutoring clients and projects. If chosen for a project you’ll help students with homework questions and assignments. There are over 30 subjects to choose from and you can set your own prices and deadlines. Once the student’s needs are satisfied, you’ll get paid the agreed upon sum. To read more about the bidding process, click here.
Teach For Wonderkids English
Wonderkids English hires instructors to teach English as a second language. They also offer unique Science and Phonics courses as well as subject specific tutoring in Writing, Social Studies, Literature, and History. They work to provide a quality education to students as well as a supportive work environment for staff.
Depending on the type of class, and whether you are teaching one student or a group, hourly rates range from USD $15-27. You do not need to have a professional degree or teacher training though they do give priority to those who have certifications and experience.
Dino from Wonderkids English emailed to add:
Above all else, Wonderkids is an educational institution. We’re dedicated to providing our students with the best education we can, and my co-founder and I are dedicated to being the best Directors and employers we can for our teachers. We get a lot of applications from non-teachers looking for online work, but unfortunately end up rejecting them due to little-to-no teaching experience, lack of genuine interest, passion, or skills in education, and/or a display of substandard level of professionalism in communication or otherwise.
Teaching for Wonderkids is not a way to make money quickly, but rather an opportunity and environment for teachers to do what they do with high efficacy, and to have genuinely rewarding experiences.
While it is true that we do not currently require our teachers to possess a degree or formal training, we do now require applicants to have at least a year’s teaching experience with priority given to those who have taught ESL or EFL.
Translation & Transcription Jobs
Become A Typist Contractor For SpeakWrite
If you’re an experienced typist you can make some extra cash transcribing audio for SpeakWrite. Average earnings per month are $300, top earners earn an average of $3000 per month.
Become A Transcriber For Focus Forward
Focus Forward hires independent contractors for transcription projects. You get to choose the days per week and hours of the day you work. They also have an online scheduling tool that allows you to share your availability with them and allows them to share assignments with you. Typical compensation begins at $0.40 to $0.65 per audio minute with opportunities for higher paying assignments over time.
Become A Freelance Transcriptionist With CrowdSurf
As a transcriptionist at CrowdSurf you’ll create video captions for deaf, hard-of-hearing and second language viewers. You can work anytime, day or night, on the numerous and short transcription tasks available. Signing up is free, you get paid immediately and there are opportunities for growth!
You’ll have to pass an assessment, but once you do you’ll start working within 3-5 days. According to mturkforum, CrowdSurf pays $3-$6 an hour after you learn the basic fundamentals.
Become A Freelancer For Rev
Rev hires Captioners, Transcriptionists and Translators. As a Captioner you’ll watch videos and create timed captions that sync with the video. Transcriptionists listen to audio or video files and transcribe what they hear. Translators will of course translate materials from one language to another.
Once you apply and are accepted you can start to make money online fast, often within 48 hours. You’ll earn $0.40-$0.75 per video minute and be paid weekly, via PayPal. Average monthly earnings on Rev are $240. Top earners reach heights of $1570 per month.
Translate For CACTUS
CACTUS hires freelancers that are capable of translating Japanese, Korean, Chinese, or Portuguese to English. You’d translate academic manuscripts so must have technical expertise or a degree in one of their listed fields of interest.
Translate For TranslationBunny
TranslationBunny claims to be a site for elite translators only. They suggest you do not apply if you don’t already have knowledge and experience in the industry. If you make it through the application process and you meet very specific project needs, you will be presented with translation opportunities. You can set your own rates plus there are no application, submission or commission fees.
A representative for TranslationBunny contacted us to add:
You submit your rates, take our test, and if you pass, you’ll receive projects via email. You gotta be fast, though, as a faster translator may snatch them. You can also earn money proofreading other people’s translations.
We are currently looking for talents that translate from English to Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese and German.
Transcribe For Birch Creek Communications
Birch Creek Communications hires corporate and legal transcriptionists to transcribe audio files for Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Immigration, etc. You will work as an independent contractor and be paid between $0.40 to $1.25 per audio minute for corporate and legal audio, and $0.75 to $1.75 per page for general legal.
Pay rate depends on the job type, turnaround time, and quality of work you provide. Hours are flexible, however most requests come in Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Virtual Assistant Jobs
Work As A Virtual Assistant For Fancy Hands
As a virtual assistant at Fancy Hands you’ll assist clients with administrative tasks such as making phone calls, cancelling subscriptions, scheduling appointments, bargain hunting, data entry, and much more.
Fancy Hands pays per task and the amount paid is dependent upon how quickly the task is finished, what time of day it is, and how complicated the task is. To start, tasks are worth about $2.50 to $7 per task and can go up from there. If interested, there is opportunity for advancement to managerial positions where you’d manage other assistants and help ensure everything runs smoothly.
Work As A Virtual Assistant For Time Etc.
As a virtual assistant for Time Etc. you’ll start at $11 per hour. You’ll assist clients with business or personal tasks including, but not limited to, basic administrative work, schedule management, travel bookings, and possibly some marketing, writing, or social media assistance if you have experience in those areas. In just 10 hours as a virtual assistant with Time Etc. you’ll have your $100!
Work As A Virtual Assistant For Belay
Belay hires virtual assistants to serve a variety of clients. You’ll make appointments, schedule meetings, book travel, help with email management, social media management, CRM updates and more. A bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years experience is preferred.
Belay’s available positions do change so if you don’t find an open virtual assistant position now, check back soon. They also hire bookkeepers and copywriters.
Join MODSQUAD To Make Money Online
As a member of the MODSQUAD it’s your job to engage digitally with business customers. You’ll assist with customer chats, web content, managing online communities, social media, and much more. You can work from any private location and select the projects and schedule that are right for you.
Be A Virtual Bridal Consultant
Bridesmaid for Hire employs “professional bridesmaids” to help their bridal clients handle the pressures and tasks that go hand-in-hand with wedding planninng.
While some projects do include in-person duties, some are strictly virtual. Once your application is accepted, you will get paired based on your personality and location. You might help with bridal shower planning, booking the bachelorette party, finding the coolest decor or the best caterer or even the perfect dress.
Submit A Funny Joke Or Story To Reader’s Digest
Have a knack for telling jokes or funny stories? Submit your piece to Reader’s Digest and if it’s selected for publication you’ll receive $100!
Send Editorial & Humor Submissions To UK Greetings
UK Greetings accepts editorial submissions for their greeting card line. If you have a knack for helping people connect with each other or capturing a meaningful relationship with words, they’d love to read your work. They also accept witty gags and puns for their humor section!
Or if you have a knack for design, they also accept artwork submissions.
Write A 10-Item List For ListVerse
Write a 10-item list (1-2 paragraphs per entry) and submit to Listverse. If chosen, you’ll get paid $100 (via PayPal only) and your list will be published online in front of millions of readers. Topics covered include:
- General Knowledge
Write Articles For HubPages
When you sign up for HubPages you can “submit a hub,” A.K.A. write an article. Once you submit your article you can make money online in a couple of different ways. The main ways include placing Amazon and eBay affiliate links and banners within the article and/or using Google Adsense. You can hook your Google Adsense ID to Hubpages and then share revenue with them when your links get clicks and traffic.
By picking the proper keywords, you can get traffic from various search engines. The thing is that Hubpages articles tend to rank well in Google, therefore attracting search engine traffic without you having to do much at all. Of course, if you put time and effort into promoting your hubs, you may get more traffic and earn even more money online. For example, this woman earned $100 to $1000 per month using Hubpages.
Submit Something Creative To Cracked
Cracked accepts several forms of creative submissions for review. Write an article, Photoshop a funny photo (which they call a “Photoplasty”), create an infographic, or shoot a professional, but funny, video. If they like what you send, you’ll get paid.
According to Moneypantry.com, “They pay $50 for four really short funny stories, and when you submit feature-length articles, your payout goes up to $100. Your fifth article on will be paid $200 apiece.”
Write A Blog Post
There are TONS of online and print publications that pay $100 or more per article. The challenge is that you have to get them to accept your idea or article before you’ll get paid. This means you could do a lot of work and pitching without much return. If you have some time to spare and a knack for writing, it’s worth a shot.
There are lots of resources out there that will tell you which publications pay and how much. Always review each publications specific requirements before doing any work or making a submission.
Write For A Parenting Blog
If you’re a parent, you likely have a story to tell about it. That will come in handy when it comes to making $100 online.
Many parenting publications pay for content. SparkPeople (formerly associated with BabyFit) pays $25- $90 per piece. PTOToday.com pays between $150-$700 depending on difficulty of the topic and experience of the writer (they also get the rights to the article). The Green Parent, a UK-based company, pays £75 per 1000 words. These are just a few out of the many opportunities out there.
Keep in mind, if you’re new to the article writing scene, make sure you always check the guidelines and suggestions from each website/publication. They have some strict rules for submissions and if you don’t follow them you’ll be wasting your time.
Make Money Writing for BlogMutt
BlogMutt is a site that delivers high-quality content to all types of businesses. You write posts, submit them to the BlogMutt site, and if a business buys your post, you get paid. The business customers choose which posts they want to buy. BlogMutt states, “Even if your post doesn’t get used right away, most posts are purchased eventually. Our acceptance rate right now is at about 90 percent.”
If your article gets approved you’ll get paid $8. Customers request articles based on certain keywords. You typically write about 300-400 words and won’t need to do a lot of legwork if it’s an area you are interested in.
Apply For Developer Jobs On Stack Overflow
If you have experience as a web or software developer, Stack Overflow has tons of remote jobs available. Make sure you double check your search keywords so that you are searching for remote jobs only, as they do have location-dependent opportunities as well.
Find A Writing Gig On BloggingPro
BloggingPro is updated daily with a variety of writing jobs pulled from all over the internet. You’ll find remote freelance positions as well as full-time or part-time gigs.
Publish An E-book On Amazon
Publishing an eBook on Amazon KPD is a great way to make passive income, after you put in some work of course. The good news is that most e-books are around 6000 words, and if you know your topic well you can easily bang that out in a few days.
You’ll want to make sure you edit your work several times and hire an outside reviewer to proofread and give you feedback. According to Steve Gillman at The PennyHoarder, you should price your e-book between $2.99 and $9.99. In most countries Amazon pays a 70% royalty, otherwise you get 35%. Either way you’re making passive income once the e-book is on the market.
Write For A Sports Publication
If you’re into sports and have some decent knowledge on a particular topic in the industry, try writing an article for a sports publication. Lucky for you, WritersinCharge published a list of 23 Sports Magazines That Pay Writers Up To $750. There are several that pay well over $100 per article.
Write For Constant Content
It’s easy to get started on Constant Content. Create a login, fill out the application, and submit a sample article on a topic of their choosing. If approved you’ll be allowed to write articles to sell in their marketplace and be available for one-off jobs as well.
Constant Content takes a 30% cut of the sale, so you’ll need to price yourself right. There’s also some competition but one reviewer stated that out of the 55 articles she wrote, ~30 sold for about $50 each.
A representative from Constant Content emailed to add:
We have hundreds of writers who are 100% full time on Constant Content, making excellent money. Many writers will sell articles for +$100, and still have a sale rate of +80%. There is some initial hustle, but if you are actually a good writer, you’ll get great jobs and often find consistent work.
Write An Article For EditFast
EditFast pays $250 US for each article! Before you get started you’ll need to contact EditFast to get your topic approved. They are interested in articles that are “relevant to the purpose and goals of EditFast, EditFast’s potential clients, EditFast’s users, or the art and craft of writing and editing.” Once your proposal is accepted you’ll write an article on a single topic, no SEO keywords required!
Apply To Be A Writer For WritingBunny
WritingBunny claims to be a site for professional writers only. They suggest you do not apply if you don’t already have knowledge and experience in the industry. If you make it through the application process your samples will be presented to thousands of clients. You can set your own rates plus there are no application, submission or commission fees.
Check Out Available Positions At Hubstaff
Hubstaff is a time-tracking software that also monitors app & internet use and provides an employee payroll system, and 30+ add-on integrations. They also hire people to work for them remotely! Head to their jobs page to see the opportunities they have available now.
Apply To Be A Sales Agent With VOIQ
VOIQ hires sales & lead generation agents to be a part of their mobile call force. The position requires you to make calls on behalf of companies that want to get in touch with their customer base via phone. You’ll use the VOIQ phone app to make your calls. Within the app you get to select the campaign you’d like to work on and you’ll simply call each assigned contact with a pre-determined script from the client.
Pay is $0.30 cents per active phone minute. Some campaigns offer incentives and you can also earn a bit more by coming to information sessions. This is an as-needed, project-based position and you must have 2 to 5 years experience in sales and lead generation.
Make Money Online Via Craigslist
Craigslist is an amazing avenue for finding online work. You can search the whole world. You of course have to be wary of scams and protect yourself but there are plenty of people out there looking for help with tasks that can be done online. MoneyCrashers even offers a step-by-step process for finding work on Craigslist, check it out here.
If you can’t find something suitable you can always sell your own services on Craigslist as well.
Work As A Grassroots Organizer For NextWave
If you’re a great communicator with an interest in politics, current events, and grassroots campaigns you might want to apply as a telephone agent for NextWave. The good news is that this isn’t your normal telemarketing position. In this position you are simply making calls (with pre-determined scripts) to help educate the public. You are not required to sell anything.
You’ll have to go through their application, audition, testing, and training process. Once you pass, you’ll be offered the next available project. You’ll get paid on an hourly or per-project basis. The hourly rate is listed at $12 per hour and they issue payments weekly.
Become A User Tester For UserTesting.com
UserTesting.com pays you to visit websites or apps and complete a set of tasks. You get paid $10 via PayPal for every 20-minute video you complete. Sounds like a great way to make $30 per hour which will bring you $100 in no time.
A reader sent in this report of their experience with UserTesting.com:
I did a test and was accepted, but apart for being asked to fill out surveys to see if I qualify for certain tests, I have not earned a single penny yet.
They pay $10 per test, but they also do tests that can bring in $70 for an hour. They ask you to stay logged in all day in case a test comes up, but I forget sometimes.
Also, you need to install software to record your tests with. Received an email once for an available test, but once logged in it was gone, probably meaning someone else got to it quicker. Which is an annoying aspect of the platform. And it seems to be geared towards US-based testers.
Become A User Experience (UX) Tester For Testbirds.com
Testbirds is a German company that will pay you for testing websites
There’s no need to install software and where Usertesting and Userfeel record your session and you talk to your screen while testing and performing tasks, Testbirds asks you to write out your answers in a web-interface and add screenshots when needed. There is an actual team that you can ask questions.
The tests can be performed within certain time frames, so you can sit down when you have time. Testbirds transfers the money to your bank account in the €-zone. A test that takes about 1 – 1,5 hour pays €35.
A reader sent in this report of their experience with Testbirds:
Testbirds has been pretty good so far. They are a German company for Crowd testing/UX testing and after a test (which actually pays €5) I was accepted.
There’s no need to install software and their approach is slightly different. Where Usertesting and Userfeel record your session and you talk to your screen while testing and performing tasks, Testbirds asks you to write out your answers in a web-interface and add screenshots when needed.
There is an actual team that you can ask questions. They do surveys to see if you qualify for certain tests. A test that took me about an hour / hour and a half paid €35.
These tests can be performed within certain time frames, so you can sit down when you have time. And they transfer the money to your bank account in the €-zone. Overall, a good experience.
Sign Up For GigWalk
As a Gigwalker you can sign up to complete tasks that take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours, making anywhere from $3 to $100 or more. The unfortunate news is that most gigs require an in-person appearance (i.e. mystery shopping) and you can only view gigs that are in your geographic area. However, there are some gigs offered that involve simple tasks like reviewing websites, which don’t require you to leave home.
Name A Business Or Product On NamingForce.com
NamingForce.com helps nameless businesses and products find names. Clients will list a little information about their company and a certain prize amount for the person who can come up with the best name. According to Work at Home Adventures the average payout per contest is $100, but it can range from $50 to $500. If you’re a winner you’ll get paid via PayPal.
Submit A Winning Name Or Design On Squadhelp.com
Squadhelp.com is a site that helps clients come up with names for their products or business. They also allow clients to source their logos, marketing materials, and more. Submit your best name or designs to a current contest and if you get picked as a winner you’ll get paid $100!
Grant from the Squadhelp.com marketing team emailed us to add:
One thing I wanted to clarify was that while $100 is the minimum amount offered in our naming contests, the overall earning potential can be significantly higher. If you check our LeaderBoard, you will notice that some people have earned as much as $30,000 over a course of few months: https://www.squadhelp.com/leaderboard.
We host several hundred naming contests every month. Of course, to be completely transparent, there is no guarantee that one will win any naming contest – you must be creative, and should be able to think of great brand names. If you have a knack for branding, and are creative, then it is certainly worth a shot!
Sign Up As An Expert On JustAnswer.com
If you possess expertise or certifications in specific knowledge areas you can get paid to respond to questions on JustAnswer.com. Available topics include health, pets, home improvements, medical, homework, car, legal, tax, boats, engineering, general info, and more.
JustAnswer even provides a compensation calculator to show you just how much you can make per week. Example: I entered that I wanted to work 5 hours per week and they said that would give me the ability to make $179 per week. To apply on JustAnswer.com you’ll need to submit your resume, identification, credentials, and references.
Sign Up As An Expert With Ether
Ether wants people who can offer expertise via telephone on a number of subject areas. You can sign up for free to get your Ether phone number. You get to set your own rate and will only have to take calls when you want to. Customers have to prepay in order to get in touch with you so you’ll be guaranteed payment.
The bad news is you’ll have to market yourself, aside from being listed in the Ether directory with 1000’s of other experts. You can earn more by selling digital content such as reports, photographs, videos, web content and more.
Become A Blue Zebra B2B Appointment Setter
As a B2B appointment setter you’ll cold call prospective clients in order to schedule appointments. Pay starts at $15 to $25 per hour depending on experience and skill level. With top quality performance you’ll be up for a 10%-15% increase within 30-60 days. You should have 2+ years of outbound, business-to-business, cold calling and appointment setting experience plus 2 to 5 years serving the business-to-business marketplace.
Apply To Be A Mock Online Juror
Some attorneys use mock online jurors to help them understand how jurors may react to a case in real-life. At OnlineVerdict.com you can simply fill out some basic demographic information to qualify as an online juror in your county and/or federal district.
When an attorney posts a suitable case, you’ll get an email invitation to participate in the review. Act fast because once they receive enough responses the case gets closed and allows no additional participants. One case review may take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the length of the case and the number of questions asked. You’ll be paid approximately $20 to $60 depending on the amount of time they estimate it will take you to complete the review. Checks are mailed 1-2 weeks later.
Apply To Be A Test Scorer With Pearson
Pearson has work-from-home test scoring opportunities. According to Real Ways To Earn Money Online, you start at $10/hour with an opportunity to earn more if you are bi-lingual, are willing to work past 7pm or are a high performer. This is a US only position.
Apply To Be A Yardi Matrix Surveyor
As a surveyor with Yardi Matrix you’ll pose as a person interested in apartment rentals. Your job is to call apartment complexes and ask them simple questions about their apartments. Easy, right? There is no selling involved. You simply act like you want to rent from them and ask a series of pre-selected questions to fill out for Yardi Matrix.
You must complete a certain number of surveys per week, within certain hours in certain time zones. Per the job posting, “you’ll be paid $6 per hour and a piece rate of $.60 for surveys marked Done, $.40 for surveys marked Wrong Number, $.20 for surveys marked Part-Done, and $.10 per survey marked Answering Machine or No Answer. You will receive at least minimum wage in your jurisdiction for all hours worked.”
Take It To The Next Level
Unfortunately, not many of the above ways to make money online are all that sustainable, nor are they super profitable.
The barrier to entry is so low that lots of people give it a shot, and when lots of people do something, the value of that thing drops.
(For example, who do you think can demand a higher salary: a taxi driver or a helicopter pilot?)
So if you want to build a SUSTAINABLE and HIGHLY PROFITABLE business, forget quick and easy.
You’re better than that.
To see what it really takes to build an online business, one that gives you the freedom to travel the world and work from anywhere, check out my free video course, Start Earning Online.