Here are a few of the best websites you can use to make money watching videos online:
At Rev, you can get paid to do transcription, caption, subtitle, or translation work.
With transcription work, you can watch a video or listen to an audio file and type out what is being said into a word document.
Similarly, with captioning, you watch a video and then type out what is being said, but then you have to sync the words with when they're spoken in the video.
And with subtitle work, you do the same thing as captioning, except you will need to translate the captions into another language.
You can get paid weekly via PayPal and get started without prior experience.
Here, you can also get started as early as 13 years old with your parent or legal guardian’s permission.
You’ll get paid $0.30-$3.00 per audio/video minute, depending on the work you do and how fast you do it.
On top of all that, you can also have a flexible work schedule.
Swagbucks pays you via PayPal or gift cards to watch videos, search the web, shop online (earn up to 10% cashback), take surveys, discover deals, play games, refer others (10% of their earnings for life), etc.
You can also earn a $5 signup bonus if you get started and earn at least 2,500 SB in your first 60 days.
It also has an app available for both Android and iPhone.
You can also cash out with as little as $1 through gift cards like Amazon, Visa, etc. or with as little as $5 if you choose to get paid via PayPal.
Here you can earn $0.01-$0.02 per video that you watch while also getting paid to read emails, play games, do offers, refer others (first 5 referrals, you will earn $1, for 6+ referrals, you will earn 30% of what referred users make), take surveys ($0.25-$5 each), search online, earn cashback at a rate of 1.5% to 15%, etc.
For instance, they have some offers that will pay you $150. You can also earn a $5 signup bonus just by confirming your email.
PayPal, Visa gift cards, and Amazon gift cards are some of your options for cashing out.
You can use InboxDollars on you PC, Android device, or get the surveys-only version for iOS.
Logging in daily gets you a better pick of the available surveys, and if you use online shopping, the coupons and discounts can add up.
Most users can easily make between $10-$50 each month, but the minimum payout is $30.
QuickRewards is another get-paid-to (GPT) site like InboxDollars or Swagbucks.
Here, you can earn money by watching videos, doing surveys, playing games, shopping online, referrals, offers, and visiting websites.
There is no minimum threshold for cashing out via PayPal, but it is $5 if you choose a gift card instead.
They also pay you within 24 hours of you completing the specified online task.
For their referral program, you can earn $3 for every person you refer.
It's not considered a successful referral unless the person referred cashes out their first $3.
You also need to be in the U.S. or Canada to use QuickRewards.
5. Creations Rewards
CreationsRewards is an Android app that lets you earn rewards by watching videos, shopping online, taking surveys, visiting websites, entering promo codes, referring others (10% of their earnings for life), and completing tasks you’d typically do on the internet.
For surveys, their are about 10 per day that you can do and each one pays around $0.10.
You can redeem the points you earn as gift cards, but it can take up to 12 weeks to receive them.
MyPoints is another GPT program that pays you for watching videos, online shopping, travel booking, doing Yahoo web searches, playing games, completing surveys (averaging $1 each), etc.
MyPoints also offers a $10 sign-up bonus to new users who spend at least $20 at any MyPoints-linked merchant within 30 days of signing up.
You can redeem your points for gift cards ($1 minimum/250 points), PayPal ($25 minimum/3970 points), and United miles (1000 minimum/3200 points).
Keep in mind that if you choose to withdraw your money via PayPal, it can take up to 5 days.
7. User Interviews
Sometimes, at sites like User Interviews, you can get paid to do studies where you give feedback on video ads.
For instance, there was one here with the following description:
“Sessions will occur 1/9 – 1/20* Our team is interested in receiving some feedback on an advertisement.
As part of this project, you will watch an advertisement on your PC or Laptop at home while you use an app on your smartwatch to measure your heart rate and then complete a survey.
Please fill out the screener and, if selected, our team will contact you before the study starts!”
This example paid $30 for 30 minutes of your time.
At Welocalize, you can get paid to watch videos and evaluate them with either the Video Quality Specialist or Ads Quality Rater positions.
Usually, these are jobs with flexible hours and very few requirements to apply.
These can pay anywhere from $15-$30 per hour or so.
These gigs can also be available in all different countries and languages.
For the Video Quality Specialist, you would be “reviewing and troubleshooting video content for TV shows and movies for one of the world’s leading multimedia streaming platforms, ensuring they are free of errors.”
Otherwise, for the Ads Quality Rater, you would “use a unique, web-based tool to evaluate search engine advertisements based on project guidelines.”
9. 3Play Media Voice Writer
At 3Play Media, you can watch live videos and speak what is being spoken in the videos into a captioning software.
This gives views a chance to watch the video while either listening to audio or reading the captions, even when it is live.
You can get paid an estimated $20-$30/hour doing this and there are very few requirements to apply.
10. Content Claiming Specialist
Every once in a while, you might find a job where you can work from home watching videos and evaluating whether there should be copyright claims or not.
This can be especially relevant to watching YouTube videos where many people might try and copy and paste other parts of videos from other channels.
As there are more professional YouTubers and other video content creators rising up, there could be more of a demand for jobs like these.
Here's an example jobs description for a Content Claiming Specialist with Create Music Group:
The starting wage for this position is $16.00/hour and all full time employees are eligible to receive health insurance through Create Music Group (you may choose from a wide range of policies).
- 1-3 years work experience
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Internet culture and social media platforms, especially YouTube
- Conducting basic level research
- Organizing large amounts of data efficiently
- Proficiency with Mac OSX, Microsoft Office, and Google Apps
BONUS IF YOU:
- Have a strong understanding of the online video market (YouTube, Instagram, TikTok)
- Are bilingual – any language, although Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian is preferred
We work directly with our clients and their team to help them break down the data and find potential opportunities to build their career. Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
- Watching YouTube videos for several hours daily
- Content claiming
- Uploading and defining intellectual assets
- Administrative metadata tasks
- Researching potential clients
- Staying on top of accounts for current client roster
As this is a remote position, you are required to have your own computer and reliable internet connection.
This position may require you to download a great deal of video files (files which may be deleted once onboarding tasks are completed) so please make sure that you have a computer that is up to the task.
Laptops are preferable if you would like to come into our office to work (snacks, soft drinks, and Starbucks coffee are provided at our physical office).
11. Gaggle Content Reviewer
As a Content Reviewer at Gaggle, you can get paid around $20/hour to monitor online videos, images, comments, and other posts from kids in K-12 grades.
With these jobs, you look for anything that suggests drug use, bullying, threats of school violence, teen depression, suicidal intentions, and abusive domestic.
If you find something that meets this criteria, you report it to the Safety Team Representatives.
This helps make the world a safer place for kids.
There is also very little experience of any kind required.
12. Transcription at TranscribeMe
At TranscribeMe, you can earn anywhere from $15-$22 per audio hour transcribing audio and video files into text.
As you get more experience, you can work your way up to earning $60-$70+ per audio hour.
All you have to do is listen to audio or watch videos and type what is being said in them.
You can work when you want and get paid via PayPal as well.
Plus, you don't have to commit long periods of time because each clip is only 2-4 minutes long.
13. Content Curator jobs
Sometimes, you can find work from home jobs where you can get paid to watch videos from lots of different sources and compile the best ones by sharing them on social media or maybe creating a compilation of some sort.
Here's an example of a Content Curator job.
No Longer Working
Here are some sites you might have heard of that used to pay you to watch videos but are no longer working:
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