When I first started working at home, all I really wanted was someone to pay me to do menial work like typing. What I learned quickly was that 99% of typing and data entry jobs are scams. However, as the Internet has grown and many people have used it to start businesses, the need for people to do tasks such as research, type, data entry, edit has grown and given people the opportunity to make a few extra bucks or a living doing microwork.
Can you make a living at microworking? I think it’s possible, if you choose work wisely and work efficiently. Each task on its own doesn’t pay that much, but I’ve heard about microworkers who are able to stay busy and earn $1,000 to $2,000 a month. The trick is to continue to search and apply for microwork and complete work you’ve been assigned on time to garner good ratings. Good work and good ratings lead to more work and sometimes higher pay.
Below are 24 sites that pay microworkers money (as opposed to points). In most cases, you’re paid through PayPal. Be sure to read each site’s terms of service for details on payments and other legal issues you need to know. Please note, that I have not signed up and tried all these sites, so read the small print, don’t pay money to join, and listen to your gut. Let me know if you find a site that is suspicious.
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Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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