If you have some extra time in your hands and you would rather earn money instead of binge-watching TV reruns or stalking your ex on Instagram, then check out this list of the best paying micro job sites where you can do tasks for money.
But wait, what exactly is a micro job?
If this is the first time you’ve heard of the term “micro-job”, then listen up! A micro job is not your typical 9-5 job. You don’t have to submit a detailed resume of your entire work history, you don’t need to have 10 years worth of experience in a certain industry, nor will you have to quit your full-time employment.
A micro job, also known as a “gig”, is a low commitment, short-term task that you can do in your spare time. As a microworker, you can usually choose when you want to work and how much or how little you want to work. Most microworkers’ jobs are simple and do not take a lot of time to complete. With some platforms, you can even sell and offer your services.
We’ve categorized our list so you can easily spot which websites are suitable for you based on your skillset.
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Sell Your Service
If you don’t have the time or the patience to bid or apply for micro job listings, try checking out the platforms listed below to sell your service for a flat fee.
Do you have a skill worth selling? If yes, then offer it as a “gig” on Fiverr from $5 to whatever price you like. If you think $5 is low, then think again. One Fiverr top earner started offering her gigs for $5 and eventually earned her first million doing gigs.
A gig can be anything like content writing, logo design, voice-overs, SEO, email marketing, social media services or even recording funny birthday video greetings! There is no lengthy application process because joining is free.
If you’re not having any success on Fiverr because the platform is saturated, try going on Zeerk. You can sell services for as low as $3 and up to $100 in this platform. While the demand is not as high as Fiverr, having your gigs here can increase your chances of selling.
3. Digital Market
This platform allows you to sell various products and services. While you could sell services you may already be offering on Fiverr, it’s also allowed to offer other digital marketing products like ebooks, courses, webinars, training, etc.
Online Task Completion
Tasks offered in this type of micro job sites vary from virtual assistant tasks, to listening to phone calls, to watching videos and answering surveys. You can sign-up for these sites and do these tasks as long as you have a device and internet connection.
FancyHands is a platform that hires virtual assistants based in the U.S. who can lend an “extra hand” to clients looking to get things done. Tasks are available 24/7 and are very basic like making phone calls, data entry, scheduling appointments, and using basic internet programs. You get paid per task which can be from $3 to $7. The payment will depend on the length or complexity of the task.
Humanatic hires people to listen to recorded phone calls and tag them based on given criteria. Depending on your accuracy and your speed, you can earn $1 to $4.50 per hour. You don’t need to commit at a certain time and you can come and go as you please.
6. Amazon Mechanical Turk
In Amazon MTurk, you work to complete human intelligence tasks or (HITs) such as data cleanup, data verifications, data processing, image processing, video processing, information gathering, etc. According to a study, the average earnings of workers is around $2 per hour.
Clickworker is another popular platform where you have to perform a variety of tasks to get paid. Common tasks include translation, research, writing, and data collection. With this site, however, you would have to bid for jobs but the ClickWorker FAQs page claims that you can make an average of $9 per hour working here.
Want to get paid taking surveys, signing up for offers, and watching videos? Then PrizeRebel is the site for you. There are a lot of similar sites like this but we chose Prize Rebel because while tasks also offer a very small payout (normally $0.50 per task), some reviewers claim that you can get anywhere from $1 to $5 a day if you’re active. The points that you earn can be redeemed for PayPal cash and gift cards from Amazon, Target, Starbucks,eBay, etc.
Physical Task Completion
If you’re not the type who likes to stay home all day, you can try these micro job sites that hire people to complete physical tasks. You usually have to download a get paid to do tasks app to be able to get hired.
Since most gigs are priced for only $5, this will be beneficial for people who live in a downtown area or near a busy commercial street so they can just literally walk to get multiple micro jobs done back to back.
Gigwalk is all about signing up for gigs available in your area by downloading the mobile app. As a gigwalker, you can get paid from $3 to $100 per gig by completing tasks like verifying that products are displayed in the store, if products are priced correctly, checking if events are done on time, etc.
FieldAgent is very similar to Gigwalk in terms of the tasks that are available. Agents are given tasks like mystery shopping, checking products in stores, and other things that can be verified using just their mobile phones. The pay per task is between $3 to $12.
While most of the tasks on EasyShift are also location-based just like GigWalk, there are also tasks that you can complete at home. A shift can pay from $2 to $20 per task and you can get paid within 48 hours of completing the task.
Tasks listed in TaskRabbit vary from house cleaning, grocery shopping, delivery services, assembling furniture, and more. You have to sign up for an account and get a background check before you can become a Taskrabbit.
If you have decent writing skills, you might want to check out these sites where you can apply for writing gigs and sell your finished articles.
13. Constant Content
Have a great idea for an article but you don’t know who’ll be interested to publish it? Rather than just letting it fester in the corner of your brain, write out a 500-word piece and submit it on this platform. Price the article and you might just get someone who’ll buy the right to publish it!
Constant Content is a website where clients can buy ready-made articles so while you don’t have any guarantee whether your article will sell instantly, it’s good to have a few in there for passive income.
The job board on the ProBlogger website is a hidden gem for writers and bloggers looking for writing opportunities. There is always a stream of new openings looking for freelance, contract, or part-time content writers.
If you think that you’re an ace when it comes to using apps and websites, then why not get paid to share your opinion as a user. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an IT specialist to get paid to do tasks in these testing websites! The money is also better as most sites pay a minimum of $10 for every 10-20 minute session.
UserTesting is a platform that pays you to complete an app or website testing session. You have to do this by recording your screen and what you think as you navigate the website. This means that you have to install their computer or mobile phone screen recorder and you must be comfortable talking while you go through the session. The site pays $10 for every session that can take 10-20 minutes.
Userfeel is another website where you can apply as a tester. The site focuses more on consumer websites wanting feedback on the usability of their websites. You can also earn $10 per test ranging from 10 to 20 minutes. Some test tasks include how easy it is to find a product on a website or how easy is the checkout process of an online store.
TryMyUI is another testing app where you earn $10 for every session. You are also required to record your screen and your feedback while testing. Because the demand for testing sites is not very steady, you can sign up for multiple testing sites to get more work opportunities.
PingPong is also a platform that tests websites and apps. You can apply as a tester even if you are not from the U.S. because global companies also use this platform to conduct user research. You can get paid $25 for a 30-minute interview and for a one hour interview, this can double to $50. It’s also possible for the paid amount to be higher depending on the needs of the clients.
19. Test IO
Test IO is a different testing website from the others in this list because instead of getting paid per test session, you can get paid by discovering bugs on apps, games, and websites. If you’re a techie and you constantly spot bugs on apps you use, check this out and you can get paid as much as $50 per bug discovered.
You don’t necessarily need to have a skill to be shortlisted for these websites. As long as you fit the requirements, you can take part in the research studies and get paid!
Respondent claims that you can get paid an average of $140 per hour for participating in short surveys, focus group studies, and website testing. Most of the sessions are only 10 to 20 minutes long.
Prolific is a site that pays you to participate in the research studies conducted by scientists, universities, and research labs. There are short-term and long-term studies available on this platform that you can choose to participate in. The minimum pay for participating is $6 per hour.
If you love listening to podcasts and watching videos all the time, then you might as well get paid for it right? You have to keep in mind, however, that it takes one hour for an average person to transcribe a 15-minute clear audio recording. If you have sharp listening skills and quick typing skills, this side gig will be a breeze for you.
Rev is an online transcription and video captioning service. It is open to freelancers who can transcribe, caption videos, and even translate subtitles. For transcribing, the rate is $0.30 to $1.10 per audio/video minute while you can earn $0.54 to $1.10 per audio/video minute of captioning. If you know a foreign language, translation tasks pay higher, up to $3 per minute.
Scribie is another platform where you can earn money transcribing. Transcriptionists can earn from $5 to $25 per audio hour completed. The common 6-minute file usually pays around $0.50 to $2. You can cash out even if you only have $1 in your account.
24. Way With Words
Way With Words is another transcription site that you can check out. The rates are $.45 to $1.73 per audio minute transcribed. It's worth checking out if you’re looking for an alternative platform aside from the ones mentioned above.
TranscribeMe is the last transcription site on this list. It pays between $15 to $22 per audio hour. They claim that people who work here earn an average of $250 while top earners can earn above $2,000. If you’re already adept at transcription, this might just be the site for you.
Get Paid As A Microworker
There are a variety of micro job sites available online but not all sites are created equal. Yes, there are some sites that will take you forever before you can earn $1 but there are also legit sites that will pay you per task. While most sites pay below minimum wage, these are great side hustles that will earn you real money quickly.