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Earn Money By Doing Simple Jobs Online

By Edited Oct 24, 2015 1 4

Making money online

Do you know that you can earn extra income by doing simple or micro jobs online? Yes, there are many microjob sites that you can try for additional cash. If you are looking for part time jobs, why not try doing simple jobs and earn extra cash. There are many sites that offer these kind of simple jobs. Below are some of them:

Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk
The Amazon Mechanical Turk(MTurk) is an example of a site where you can earn extra cash by doing some simple task. The Requesters post tasks known as HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks) and Workers browse for many tasks or hits available and if a Worker feels that he can do the task, the Worker will accept it, work on it and submit it to the Requester. If the Requester approves your work, you will be paid. Some simple jobs includes taking a survey, data entry jobs, copying text from a business card, transcription, writing an article and a lot more. Payments for cash and gift cards are available only for U.S. and Indian citizens. Other countries are paid by Amazon Gift Cards only that can be use in purchasing on Amazon.com. To create an account you will need to sign-up and you will be asked to provide your name, email address and password. The customer care team will review your account and they will send you an email when the review of your account is complete. Before, all International Workers are accepted in MTurk, but now, they only accept US residents because of the many complaints of the Requesters. So I am lucky that I became a member before Amazon closed it to international workers. And being a member, I believe that it is a good source of extra cash. I remember one of the jobs that I enjoyed doing is the Vision Test.  The Requester is generous to give a payment of $2 for less than 5 minutes work . But there are also some HITs that are not that easy and the pay is really low. I also think that MTurk is the most popular and reliable one in terms of earning money doing simple task online.


Microworkers is like Mechanical Turk, it offers simple job or task and Workers who wants to do it accept the job, work on it and follow the requirements of the Employer to get paid. Joining is free of charge. You just need a valid e-mail. Some work includes vote for a photo, help promote a Facebook page, rate a video, sign up to a website and article writing. Payment methods are PayPal and or Moneybookers (Skrill). The minimum payout is $9. Members must provide their full name and current mailing address. It is because they will send a Postal PIN in your home address. You will not be able to withdraw money until you receive a PIN number and enter it to their system. PIN numbers will arrive in 5-25 days depending on your location. Anyone can be a worker and an employer. You can also be a worker and an employer at the same time. You can create your own campaign. You can also use the money you earned from being a worker to fund your campaign as an employer. You can only have one account. If you are caught having more than one account, your account(s) will be terminated, your IP address(es) will be banned, your payments will be forfeited and you can no longer participate in Microworkers’ program in the future.


Fiverr was founded in 2009 by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger. Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services. The world’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5.00. The tasks and services offered in Fiverr is referred to as 'gigs'. You must be a registered user to be able to buy and sell gigs on Fiverr. Registration is absolutely free. Anybody can join Fiverr. The payment method is paypal. What keeps Fiverr going? Fiverr takes 20% of the money you earned in your sale which is fair because they maintain the site and gives support to the members whether you are a buyer or a seller.


JobBoy was founded in 2010, with the intent of being the best quick and easy jobs around the web. Signing up in Jobboy is free and easy. You will do easy jobs. There is a sign-up bonus of $1.00. Like CentWorkers you cannot withdraw the bonus money but instead you will use it when you create a campaign. Minimum payout is $10.00.Payment methods are PayPal and Payza. You can be a worker and an employer at the same time.


In Shorttask, worker is called solver and requester is called Seekers. You can do the work on ShortTask at any time you want. Most of the tasks on ShortTask are fun. It might be something as simple as arranging information, researching an article, posting a link to a website, filling out a form, or making a phone call. You can work as much or as little as you want. You can do ShortTask if you are a student, an adult or even if you are old. Anybody can do tasks on ShortTask. It is a place where you and your work are always welcome. Signing up is free. The payment method is paypal.

Their mission is to connect online job seekers with work providers from across the world. They allow millions of workers eager to work, to select tasks of their choice and get paid in dollars. They also provide businesses with an excellent platform to access millions of skilled virtual workforce. 


A clickworker is an online worker, usually performing duties within a crowdsourcing platform and generally on a per-task pay rate. If you want to become a worker you just need to sign-up. Fill-up your profile information. Complete short qualification assessments. Registration is Free. The payment options are SEPA bank account transfers and PayPal payments. Anyone can be a member of Clickworker. All countries are welcome to register. Being a Clickworker is not complicated – even for a newbie. Initiation and training assure that you attain the necessary competencies to use the workplace interface. All workflows are designed to be very user friendly. For many tasks no special or formal qualifications are necessary. If you enjoy writing, translating, researching and collecting data, you can register with them. As a Clickworker you set your own hours, work independently, and earn money. You can decide when and for how long you will work.


Micro jobs are becoming very popular and another way to earn extra cash online.  If you are a buyer it is also a good way to promote your website. Whether you need someone to like your page on Facebook, follow you on Twitter, vote for your video, make a small comment, or do any small task job. Micro job sites can help you do that. If you are a worker, there are many micro jobs available for you. It depends upon your skills and knowledge. Remember that these micro jobs will not make you rich. These micro jobs will only help you earn extra cash so if you need money to buy something try doing simple jobs online.



Aug 19, 2014 3:27pm
I really enjoy your articles. I want to try out the sites you mentioned.
Aug 19, 2014 7:10pm
Thank you Dynamicwon and I am happy that you enjoyed reading my articles.
Aug 19, 2014 4:58pm
Hi Yayang, thanks for the great informative article! You give legitimacy to each of them, so that even though when I search them for other reviews and they are very negative its obvious from your writing that each of the websites you covered is legitimate and workable. You also seem quite unbiased in your review, but I can't help wondering if you have a favorite, or would you say that whichever avenue one will choose it depends on how you apply yourself?
Aug 19, 2014 7:16pm
Thanks for the compliment chasbear. Yes, my favorite among the sites I have mentioned and I think that best site for simple task is Mechanical Turk especially if you live in U.S. and India because they will pay you in cash.
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