By Mike Haaren, Co-Founder Rat Race Rebellion
Side gigs can be a great option for extra cash and flexibility. If you’re looking for something you can do online, there are plenty to choose from. Here are 10 open now. (Disclosure — The links below include affiliate links, which pay us a small commission if you use them. Helps us buy Cheez-Its for the rebellious rats here. Thank you!)
— Transcriptionists (No experience necessary) — Rev hires part-time transcriptionists nationwide. Pay isn’t high — when you start out, it can reportedly be less than minimum wage. On the flip side, you can work when you want, training is free, and you can gain experience for better-paying transcription work later on. For more, click here.
— Tutors – Varsity Tutors offers tutoring in hundreds of academic subjects and more than 50 test prep areas. Tutors are independent contractors. Per employee reviews, they earn an average of $19.93/hr. “Private tutoring sessions take place online, in the student’s home, or at another location of the student’s choosing. Instant online tutoring is also available through the Varsity Tutors platform in subjects like algebra, biology, calculus, the SAT, and more.” For details, click here.
— Earn Up to $20/Hr. Teaching English Online – If you’re looking for a side gig with decent hourly rates, Education First is actively hiring. Pays up to $20/hr. to start. You’d be teaching English to Chinese children online. Set your own hours, materials provided. BA or BS required. Must have TEFL certification by start of contract. For an advantage, schedule your video interview (and nail it) promptly after you apply. The video interview is key. Click here for more.
— Sell Your Smartphone Pix — If you take good vids or photos with your cell, Foap gives you a place to sell them. “When a brand, agency or just anyone who finds your work outstanding purchases a video or picture from your online Foap portfolio, we share the profit with you 50/50,” Foap says. For more, click here.
— Get Paid for Your Sarcasm & Wit — If you’re the one with the sarcastic comebacks or witty comments, Cracked, the humor magazine, offers payment for list-style articles. “26 Sexy Halloween Costumes That Shouldn’t Exist” is an example on their site. They also pay for humorous sets of images. For details, click here.
— Short Fuse Alert – Survey Takers – Pinecone Research: Got a HS diploma or didn’t finish HS? PineCone needs you. Earn $3 per survey (15-20 mins., typically). They may also send you free products to test. Their minimum age for surveys is 18. We’ve never seen them seek this category of applicants before. Not sure how long it will last, so apply or share quickly if interested.
— Get Paid to Lose Weight — This is a hybrid online-offline option, but it can still be source of good green cash… It’s harder to lose weight without a strong incentive. How about money? Bet on your goals at HealthyWage. Then lose the weight and get paid. “The average prize for goal achievers is $1,331.” Could be a good reason to reach the weight you want.
— Another Paid Surveys Option – MySoapBox: Pays up to $5 per survey. $2 signup bonus. Pays in points convertible to gift cards for Walmart, Amazon and other brands. Not for core income, but can help with bills or frills.
— Get Paid Up to $50 to Download Nielsen’s App — Nielsen (The TV/Radio ratings company) – “For each mobile device you register you will receive up to $50 a year,” the company says. For consumer trend data, Nielsen will pay you to install an undetectable app on your smartphone, computer or tablet. The app follows your web use. Your name is separated from the data, and devices run as usual. User IDs and passwords are not collected, the company adds.
— Get Paid to Chat with People Learning English (No experience necessary) – Cambly – If you speak fluent English, Cambly pays people to chat with English learners. You’ll need a laptop or desktop with high-speed net. Pays $0.17 per talk minute ($10.20/hr.). Click here for more.
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