For Occasional Cash Boosts: Easy Online Tasks Everyone Can Do
We’ve previously mentioned several types of simple online tasks you can do —and the services that pay you to do them—to earn some pocket money. These include things like taking surveys (e.g. for Lightspeed Consumer Panel ), quick odd jobs (e.g. for Amazon’s Mechanical Turk ), testing websites (e.g. UserTesting.com ), and answering tech support answers (e.g. FixYa ). Photo by Janis Neilands
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For most of these tasks, you have to wait for the right opportunity to arise and fit specific criteria. They’re not recurring jobs, so you can’t really count on this as a major source of income. They could pay off big, though, if the gig is a good fit for you. For
example, participating in Harvard Business School Computer Lab’s Experimental Research studies or a 20|20 Panel could earn you over $100 in less than an hour. See our previous guide for more tasks like these.
You can also earn some beer money with your mobile phone by doing simple gigs while you’re out and about. Previously mentioned Gigwalk is one example, paying from $3 to $90 for tasks, such as mystery shopping, taking photos of parking lots, testing mobile apps, and so on. You just need an iPhone or an Android device. If you can’t find any gigs on Gigwalk, there are several other options in this “mobile taskforce” marketplace, such as Field Agent or Easy Shift (both only iPhone only right now).
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