What is a micro job?
A micro job is small task type work which takes a short time to complete. They require little to no skill, you just need to be able to follow instructions. So if you are a little short on skills, maybe this could be a start to micro freelancing jobs for you. A word of advice; if you think you cannot deliver a job, do not take it in the first place. If a job states that you should be from a specific country, don’t take it if you are not. Your account could get terminated for false statements.
Okay, so you could be earning money by following instructions such as:
-Researching online for websites similar to a particular one
-Write a comment for a website
-Like or share a certain page on social media
-Leave a comment for a certain page on social media
-Give a rating for a website
-Write a review for a product or website
-Write a review for an app
-Write an article
-Find images based on keywords supplied
-Follow someone on social media
-Search, visit and find contact details for websites, etc.
These jobs are normally accessed through crowd-sourcing websites set for such and pay in pocket change. But do not bash the pocket change. I normally throw my pocket change into my piggy bank and watch it grow. If you can find time to supplement your piggy bank through online pocket change, take a look at some of these international companies that offer these types of jobs:
1. Ysense (Clixsense)
Ysense, formerly Clixsense, has been through some changes, but it's still worth your time if you wish to top up your piggy bank.
Get paid for taking surveys
Completing various tasks such as finding websites, researching, confirming, etc.
Completing offers such as watching videos, trying new products, signing up for websites, etc.
Payments are made via Payoneer, Skrill, Dwolla, Tango Card or by Cheque once you have earned the minimum US$10.
2. Rapid Workers
Rapid Workers is a crowdsource service centre where workers link with employers to complete a number of tasks.
* Get paid to perform many varied small tasks
* Minimum withdrawal is $8
* Get paid via Paypal
* Payments sent within 24 to 48 hours
* Withdrawal fees are 6%
3. Spare 5
Spare 5 is a little bit different from Rapidworkers. The company has an app for your IOS device that you can download (sorry, they don’t work for Android phones) or you can work online.
When you signup you are asked to do the training tasks first so that you can qualify and learn the skills necessary to complete the paid tasks. After the training, you will get a test run with tasks that qualifies you so you can earn that mighty dollar doing the paid tasks. Tasks include outlining objects in a picture, writing short descriptions, creating keywords and tagging images. It’s just a matter of paying attention and remaining focused. But you can do that!
Get paid via Paypal
The pay-out threshold is $1
Payments processed weekly
get paid to watch videos
get paid to complete offers, tasks and surveys
get paid to view websites
earn by selling your unused computer processing power
You can request payment when you have reached the minimum payout of $10 via Payeer, Paypal or Bitcoin.
5. BTC Clicks
earn bitcoins for viewing ads
Earn up to 0.00034 mBTC per click
earn 40% to 80% referral commission
A low minimum payout of 0.10000 mBTC. However, withdrawing to a bitcoin address an amount less than 10.00000 mBTC will delay the processing of your payment by up to 24 hours and they will charge you a 1.5% fee.
6. Small Gigs
Are you still thinking that you don’t have any skills? Even if you think that you don't have any skills, you could easily earn with a freelancing gig doing any of the following:
1. CATEGORY - Business: Distribute flyers.
2. CATEGORY - Social Media Marketing: Like and Share services on social media.
3. CATEGORY - Writing & Translations: Articles and Blogs: Leave comments on blogs.
4. CATEGORY - Writing & Translations: Articles and Blogs: Write a review for a website.
5. CATEGORY - Writing & Translations: Translate from any language to English.
6. CATEGORY - Lifestyle Services: Promote message: Display the client’s message or logo on the beach, car, etc.
7. CATEGORY - Lifestyle Services: Other: Be a photo, or video model.
8. CATEGORY - Lifestyle Services: Other: Be an ambassador/model for a product or brand.
9. CATEGORY - Lifestyle Services: Other: Make a custom birthday video.
You can offer any of these gigs on freelancing sites such as Fiverr, Gigbucks, Zeerk, Fourerr, etc. It’s a start to getting your foot in the door as a freelancer. In the meantime, increase or improve your skills so you can move on to bigger bucks.
7. Wesbite Testing
Get Paid to Test Websites Worldwide
Many companies will pay you in cash to review their websites. They pay for your genuine feedback on their products or services; as a result of navigating and testing links, you can help them to fine-tune their websites, apps and software to improve customer experience and make them more user-friendly. Ensure that you update and maintain your profile as this will be used to match you with potential projects. Also bear in mind that the number of opportunities you receive may depend on your interests, demographics and the quality of your rating. You may be required to download their app or screen recording and testing software.
What is required of you?
Speak loudly and clearly on the microphone in a quiet place.
Speak your thoughts aloud as you go through the test scenarios.
Say what confuses you and what attracts your attention.
Explain what you do and why you do what you are doing.
Do the tasks as required.
Voice any useful comments that would help you to perform the task more efficiently.
Thoroughly answer the questions in writing at the end of the test.
The more devices you have, the more opportunities you will have to test. As there are thousands of persons testing, it is a good idea to sign up for most, if not all of these sites, to earn substantial money. If you have an internet-connected laptop, PC, tablet, IPad, gamepad, wearables, Smartphone, a microphone, and some peace, here are some international platforms you can join that will pay you to test websites, apps, and prototypes:
Go bug hunting with Test.io. Get paid for finding bugs on websites. They say you can earn up to $50 for the most important bugs but they are very rare. They also state that you get paid to even verify bugs that others have found and for reviewing apps and completing scripted test cases. Payments can be made via Paypal, Payoneer, Skrill or bank transfer.
Utest gives you opportunities to test some of the leading software on any device that connects to the internet including your mobile phone, desktop, tablet, smart TV, automobile, gaming console, fitness tracker, etc. Be sure to update your profile with all the devices you have available to use. The pay varies according to the project and you are paid through Paypal or Payoneer.
Here is an international opportunity that can be online or offline. Signup and complete your profile and if your profile fits a particular test project, you will be given an email invitation. NB. They operate on a first come first serve basis.
You are given opportunities to test products like websites and apps online via Skype or on-site with the client. A study test can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes and pays up to €50 or about US$58 for each study. Payment is via Paypal or transfers to your bank account.
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After signing up to Userbrain, you are required to download their Chrome or iOS app and test a sample website. You are asked to speak your thoughts while going through a set of tasks, for about 5 to 15 minutes.
If you’re approved to be a Userbrain tester, you will start receiving paid tests.
Note that they do not notify you when tests are available. You have to log in regularly and check your dashboard for available tests. You will be paid $3 for every approved test.
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Join Validately and test prototypes, websites, and applications (including native apps) on desktop and mobile (iOS and Android).
You will be using screen sharing, clip creation, video sharing, taking notes, etc. and answering questions. Each test can lasts from 5 minutes to 30 minutes and pay from $5 up to $25 via Paypal.
For about 20 minutes of your time, you can become a TryMyUI tester and earn $10. All you have to do is video feature your screen and voice as you use a website or app and then complete a short survey. Once your test has been satisfactorily reviewed, you’ll get paid on Fridays via Paypal.
At Userfeel you will be conducting usability tests on websites. This includes tasks like finding a product on an online store and getting to the checkout process.
You will not actually be purchasing anything but most of the time the scenarios ask you to stop before clicking on the final submit button. You will need a pc with Windows 7 or later or a Mac and a microphone. Before you can start earning you will have to complete a qualification test. For each successful test thereafter you will be paid $10 to your Paypal or Payoneer account. Each text takes up 10 to 20 minutes of your time.
As a beta tester with Erlibird you get paid for testing apps, websites and hardware. As with most projects, if you successfully complete a task, you will be paid $10 or more depending on the project.
Payments are via Paypal 7 days after the end of the project.
Do your due diligence. Before you join any programme, check to see if it is scam listed by just adding “scam” or “review” to the name and hit search. Listen to the chatter, not the reviews.
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