How to make money online doing microjobs

Melissa Dawn By Melissa Dawn, 19th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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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.


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author avatar Jerry Walch
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Very helpful to those just getting started with earning money online.

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author avatar Carol
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Some great ideas there.

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author avatar christopheranton
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Some very useful tips there.
Thank you.

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author avatar bronnamdi
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks for this useful post Melissa.

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author avatar Marsha Ford
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Very interesting. I'd never heard of these and can see how they would be useful for people trying to get experience.

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author avatar tootsieharveystories
20th Feb 2011 (#)

Good info...thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Mike
23rd Feb 2011 (#)

I found this really cool micro job site for freelancers in Canada. its called

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author avatar Tempest
24th Feb 2011 (#)

Great ideas

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Mar 2011 (#)

Great info as always. I will keep this in my message box to look at when I get back from vacation. This girl is going out west to Utah with my sonand brother next week for a trip. I am really interested in starting to make money on-line when I get back. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar richardpeeej
14th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks Melissa this is news to me and I appreciate learning about this.,,,,Richard

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author avatar crazy diamond
9th Apr 2011 (#)

something else to check out,thanks for sharing

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author avatar Greenfaol
14th Apr 2011 (#)

What a fab idea! I'd never heard of this before but am really interested :D Thanks for the heads up :D

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author avatar James
22nd Jun 2011 (#)

Very interesting.Great info as always....the same related posts can be taken in this site also....
Great info as always. I will keep this in my message box to look at when I get back from vacation.

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author avatar Chris
9th Jul 2011 (#) – A Fiverr like Site offering Services from $2 to $100 and it’s FREE! was launched today offering micro-jobs a/k/a Gigs of all types from the funny to the bizarre from the sexy to the technical. is a micro jobs site like but it’s FREE for both buyers and sellers.
Unlike where sellers have to pay a commission of 20% per sale plus transaction fees, charges no commission only a nominal transaction fee to cover the costs of PayPal, so it’s FREE safe and secure. is providing a much needed forum that is safe and secure where people whether full time or part time can make money. anticipates that thousands of gigs will be delivered each and every day.
Making money on will be seamless, there are sellers already making $100 or more per day.

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author avatar Decree7
27th Jul 2011 (#)

Hi Melissa, I have never heard of microjobs or microjobbing; so thanks for sharing this information.

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author avatar Christian
20th Aug 2011 (#)

A lot of good info in this post, yes, indeed the micro jobs niche it is and will be a simple way to boost your talents. That's why I make a simple site like Thank you. Christian

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author avatar Miranda
24th Aug 2011 (#)

Hi, i found a new micro jobs site that offers not only the 5 and 10 dollar gigs but $20, $50 and $100 jobs, now I'm trying to think of a service to offer for a 100 bux. Thanks, Miranda

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Nov 2011 (#)

Very useful microjobs information. I think one who has patience and time can earn a lot from these websites.

Congratulations! You're the Wikinut Author of the day!

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author avatar Ben
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Guys sign up and start earning @ <a href=""> GigsTrade </a>

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author avatar Ben
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

Guys sign up and start earning @

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author avatar john57
14th Jan 2012 (#)

this was nice to read thanks

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author avatar Basket
30th Jan 2012 (#)

Guys Sharing.. Try this I earn 30$ per day because of this. Just skip the ads.

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author avatar Jennypenny
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Hi - Great article, I just came across a really different vibe on microjobs, its called, a social marketplace.

This site just feels a lot more fun than the rest, and its currently got a contest: WIN A TRIP TO VEGAS! the first 1000 members!

thanks, JP

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author avatar Priya
1st Nov 2012 (#)

my observation is,
if you have funny things or you can create which will help some one to marketing their site or product, and it may chance to earn you more and more money.

even some site like giving you $1 as joining bonus but you have to earn more 9$ to withdraw it :)

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author avatar Carl
22nd Nov 2012 (#)

Some great information on this post! And if you are looking for the best way to promote your micro jobs then check out

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author avatar Sam
13th Feb 2013 (#)

Micro jobs are the way to go!! You need to check out this Canadian micro job community. The site is simply impressive. Live chat support. SSL secured. Commission structure is between 18% and 5% which means as a freelancer I will make more money :) on each Job I post and I can post Jobs up to $450 dollars. Great site! Check it out.

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author avatar Sam
13th Feb 2013 (#)

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author avatar Kamerul
13th Aug 2013 (#)

cool writing, i like it thanks for good idea

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author avatar Lee Broadstock
25th Aug 2013 (#)

Im fairly new to micro jobs and micro websites and have recently joined which looks pretty simple to use.

Has anyone else tried this yet ?

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author avatar Johna Smith
11th Sep 2013 (#)

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author avatar Steve
10th Oct 2013 (#)

Join this fairly new but growing really fast Micro Job site.

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author avatar Nikol
14th Aug 2014 (#) lets sellers list gigs at many different prices and great conversion rates. It's easier for the seller to make more money, and buyers are satisfied with the extra effort.

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author avatar David J.
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Micro jobs are the way to go!! I am also using this TaskGigs micro job community. The site is simply impressive. I can post jobs at any price I want and make good money!

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author avatar Laco
27th Aug 2014 (#)

You may also check this Microjob marketplace accepting Payza payment:

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