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If you’re looking for a way to make money online you should have a look at micro jobs.

 

What are micro jobs?

Micro jobs are small tasks people can do either with a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. It includes things like blog writing, transcription work, data entry, web testing and mobile apps. It’s anything in fact, that you can do from your home or anywhere else you’re able to use a device with a broadband connection or WiFi.

 

Can you make a living from micro jobs?

The pay is fairly low, but as micro jobs only take a short while to complete, you can get a good amount done in a few hours. This way the money does add up come the end of the month. If you put the hours in you can definitely make some decent extra cash with micro jobs like transcription work, typing and writing.

 

How to find micro jobs

If you’re looking for a particular micro-job such as data entry or writing, then Google the job and see what comes up. For example, if you want transcription work then Google ‘transcription work from home jobs’ and then browse the search engine results.

You can also use websites like People Per Hour and Upwork to find micro jobs. You register on the site, create a profile and then apply for any jobs that come up in the field you’re interested in. People Per Hour also has a section called an Hourlie, where you can advertise for the work you want to do at a fixed price and duration.

You can also advertise your services on websites such as Pick Gigs and Fiverr. All you need to do is tell the readers what you do and how much it costs.

There are other websites that offer micro jobs, such as:

 

 

Clickworker

Clickworker uses data processing clerks, researchers, translators and writers. Their website states that you can earn $9 an hour, but some people earn more than $10. If you think you can do the jobs they have on offer then all you need to do is register and then create your profile. Clickworker also encourages you to take their assessment tests. If you get good results you can display them on your profile. You can work from anywhere as long as you have a PayPal account to receive payments. You will be notified when a job comes along that suits your skills and then you apply for that job. Once the job is completed, you will receive your payment through PayPal. Payments are made once a week.

 

Amazon MTurk

Mechanical Turk is an Amazon service that pays very small amounts to people to do various simple jobs. You might have to fill in a survey or write a short product description. Once you’re registered you also get the choice of doing tests which will bring higher paying tasks to you. Take care with anything that seems too low for the amount of work involved. All you need to do is register. You can earn around $7 in an hour and it’s a great thing to do if you only want work that you can do in short spurts. You get paid through your Amazon Payments Account.

 

Field Agent

Field Agent is a Research and Audit company and they offer very quick small jobs to people who use their smartphones. For instance, you might be asked to go into a supermarket, find a product and take a photo of it on the shelf. Very short jobs pay around £1 and longer jobs can pay up to £12. All you need to do is download the app from the Apple or Google store. Any money due to you is sent directly to your bank account.

 

Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a popular global website that will pay you to do small tasks such as reviewing a video, completing an online survey or searching the web. You’ll be paid in Swagbucks which you can save up and redeem for cash or vouchers from High Street stores. You can download the app from Apple or Google and then all you need to do is register and look for micro jobs.

 

Problogger

Problogger is a well known American website that has a popular jobs board for blog writers. They are mostly jobs that can be done remotely, so you don’t need to be in the States to apply. The jobs are always genuine and they are usually fairly well paid and you apply through Problogger online.