How to make money online doing microjobs
Many people wonder how they can earn a little extra money online. It doesn't need to be difficult, microjobs and microjobbing is an easy way to make money on the Internet.
Introduction to micro jobs and microjobbing
The new buzz word for online workers in 2011 is microjobbing and micro workers are in high demand. Microjobbing refers to any job that typically takes from anywhere from one minute to fifteen minutes to complete.
So where are the micro jobs? Many of us who work from home or telecommute find ourselves doing microjobs automatically: responding to emails, business queries, writing short articles or business letters and doing product reviews. The new trend however; is online job sites that cater to business owners, e-commerce operators, podcasters, bloggers and professional freelance writers who need short small time assistance in their own work.
So can you make a living from microjobbing? Some people actually are, while others see these types of jobs as fillers, or as a way to break into working online. Actors, Artists and Writers do especially well at microjobbing sites that let them set up their own services, and determine how often they work.
Currently, there exist four key microjobbing sites: Fivrr, Webeserve Amazon Mechanical Turk and Microworkers.
Here's the article on making money with fivrr.
Webeserve is a microjobbing site that allows you to be both a provider and seller of services. Freelance workers can create their own job profiles and advertise different services they are prepared to do for the price they are prepared to do them for. Registering with this company is free, and workers receive 85% of the fee, with 15% going to the Webeserve website.
A global site, anyone who can be paid through PayPal can register for work at Webeserve and get paid every 30 days.. Skills that seem to be the most in demand seem to be (in no particular order), posting blog comments, creating backlinks, article directory submissions, article distributions, blog post testimonials and writing short articles and reviews.
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Perhaps the best known microjobbing site, Amazon Mechanical Turk has been around the longest. Truly a micro job site, Mechanical Turk has jobs that take less than a minute like clicking on advertisements. Other jobs include finding website contact information, review corporate and youtube video's, verifying categories for e-commerce websites and doing brief blog posts. Currently there are over 90, 000 available micro jobs on this website.
While Mechanical Turk is a globally operating website many in the USA and Canada pass it by due to the low payment scale. Some jobs go for only a couple of cents, while some do go much higher. Some micro jobs that pay quite well on this site are short paragraph translation jobs along with photoshop and graphic design image jobs and website trouble shooting skills. These jobs require that you pass a qualifying test(s) before undertaking them.
One of the most interesting micro job websites is microworkers. This site is open to international residents and pays via Paypal at various times of the month. Registration is fee, and each new comer receives a $1 sign on bonus. Jobs here rely heavily on twitter skills; twittering websites and individual links to global consumers. Other in demand jobs listed for hire are completing social bookmarking to sites such as Digg and delicious. Creating back links, posting blog comments and testimonials and voting for youtube video's also figure prominently on this site.
A quick perusal of this site shows that most jobs, or campaigns as Microworkers calls them, pay anywhere from 10 cents to 75 cents and many jobs can be done under the two minute mark. This website pays once your account reaches $25 and added incentives include the referral program where you earn bonuses for recruiting both workers and employers.
Microjobbing is a megatrend that is here to stay. While it is not everyone's cup of tea, these jobs can give you a chance to use and add to your skill set and can provide freelancers with filler jobs when things are slow. Many work at home mom's often use these sites to gain online experience, while trying to build a work at home business.
Doing micro jobs can become both fun and addictive. All sites allow you to subscribe to jobs and you can find yourself working on several campaigns and for several micro job sites simultaneously. A good idea is to have a separate email account for just these jobs so you don't get overwhelmed and your inbox is easily managed.