Here are some websites you can use to earn around $1 per minute on the side if you want to make some exta money at home:


At Voices, you can get paid to do voice actor work which can include jobs in:

  • Animation
  • Audiobook
  • Video narration
  • Online ads
  • Podcasting
  • Radio
  • Video game
  • Television
  • Phone system

Here is a breakdown of how you could get paid for non-broadcast jobs:

Finished MinutesWord CountTypical Budget
0 – 9 seconds0 – 19$5 – $200
10 – 19 seconds20 – 39$15 – $275
20 – 29 seconds40 – 59$25 – $325
30 – 39 seconds60 – 79$35 – $350
40 – 49 seconds80 – 99$45 – $375
50 – 59 seconds100 – 119$50 – $400
1 – 2 minutes120 – 349$100 – $499
3 – 4 minutes350 – 749$250 – $749
5 – 14 minutes750 – 2,249$400 – $999
15 – 29 minutes2,250 – 4,499$650 – $1,749
30 – 44 minutes4,500 – 6,000$800 – $1,999
45 – 60 minutes6,001+$1,300 – $2,499

As you can see, you could get paid well over $1 per minute here if you are an effective voice artist.

Find Focus Groups

At Find Focus Groups, you have a board of focus group listings.

Here, you can find studies to participate in within the United States.

These pay anywhere from around $100 to $1200 depending on the subject and length of time the study takes.

Many of these are around $150 for 60-90 minutes of your time.


Another place where you can find these gigs is at WatchLAB.

Here you can make $60-$150/hour (avg. $100/hour).

What's also nice about WatchLAB is you can get started as a teenager as young as 16 years old.

Usually these studies are city-specific, but many can still be done at home.

Updates for these gigs can be found on their Facebook page here.


Another focus group organization is Focuscope.

Here, you can earn $75-$250/hour ($100 avg. payout).

These focus groups are also usually city-specific, but most studies are remote.

Focuscope also likes to post their opportunities to a Facebook page that you can find here.

User Interviews

User Interviews is another great place to find focus groups and surveys online that pay really well.

Here, you can earn around $100/hour from many different surveys and interviews without having to show up in a specific location.

Sign up for User Interviews here.

Online Verdict (Full review here)

At Online Verdict, you can earn $20-$60 per case and each case takes 20-60 minutes.

You'll need to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen to apply.

Usually, 25-50 jurors are picked per case.

Online Verdict is also endorsed by Clark Howard (a popular consumer expert and host of the nationally syndicated Clark Howard Show).


With UserTesting, you can get paid close to $1 per minute to test websites and apps for user friendliness.

It depends on the test.

You can get paid around $4 for every 5 min. test, $10 per 20 min. test and between $30 and $120 per live interview test.

You will also need to be 18 years old.

You can sign up worldwide and get paid within 14 days via PayPal.


At Respondent, you can earn $20-$400/hour ($120/hour avg.) participating in focus groups.

These gigs are mostly remote and, luckily, not city specific.

They also have a referral program that pays $50 per referral if the person you referred participates in a study.

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