Table of Contents:
- Online Book Club
- Kirkus Reviews
- Funds for Writers
- Writers Weekly
- Test IO
- Rent a Friend
- Online Verdict
- Link Able
- Real Python
- User Interviews
- Code Tuts+
- Make A Living Writing
5. Test IO
They pay you once per month and the more devices you have, the more testing opportunities you'll be able to take advantage of.
If you are a business professional that wouldn't mind doing some market research studies for extra money, you can get paid $140 per hour on average at Respondent.
Here are the professions the site is looking for and what they pay is for each one:
- Software developers – around $200 per hour
- Marketers – around $150 per hour
- Executives – around $700 per hour
- Enterprise software user – around $150 per hour
- Business owners – around $500 per hour
- Sales and support – around $100 per hour
For each study you complete, you get paid via PayPal.
Also, Respondent only keeps a 5% fulfillment fee on the incentives you earn.
If you are an outgoing person who likes going places and meeting new people, check out Rent a Friend.
Here, you can earn up to $50 per hour to go to weddings, sporting events, museums, concerts, or to even give a tour.
They also have “Virtual Friend Services” now that include FaceTime, Zoom, texting, and many other ways of spending time with people during quarantine (because of COVID-19).
At Handy, you can earn up to $62 per hour for different jobs that involve helping people with errands or choirs around the house.
Here's a breakdown of some types of work you can do:
- Cleaning – up to $22 per hour
- Handyman – up to $45 per hour
- Lawn care pro – up to $62 per hour
If you like this site, you might also check out TaskRabbit. It's very similar.
Plus, because you're a “freelancer,” you can work whenever you want and just look for jobs through their app.
At Userlytics, you can get paid $5-$90 per test on a website or app.
With these tests, you usually answer questions about the user-friendliness, layout, and other aspects of a website or app.
You can take these tests using a computer or mobile device and get paid via PayPal.
Also, you will have to be at least 16 years old to start testing.
WatchLAB is another site that lets you make money by participating in focus groups.
These focus groups are usually city-specific, but also have quite a few nationwide ones that can be done remotely.
It's also teenager friendly with some studies allowing you to participate as early as 16 years old.
The range of pay here is usually around $60-$150/hour with an average of around $100 per hour.
You can see which focus groups are available by checking their Facebook page here.
11. Online Verdict
Online Verdict is a site that lets you get paid to participate in a mock jury.
A mock jury is basically a fake jury for a case that a lawyer can try different strategies with to practice for a real case.
This lets the lawyer get an idea if a jury might side with them or no based on a certain approach before trying it with a real jury.
These cases usually only last 20-60 min and you can earn $20-$60 per case as a mock juror.
You'll need to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen to participate.
At E-Cyrano, you can get paid to write dating profiles for people.
They pay $78-$120 per profile.
At UserTesting, you can get paid to test websites.
The higher paying live interviews pay $30-$120 each, while the lower paying tests pay $4-$10 each.
You can take part in UserTesting worldwide as long as you are at least 18 years old.
Also, you can get paid weekly within 7 day via PayPal.
14. Link Able
With Link Able, you can get paid an average of $375 per backlink you get for clients.
Backlinks are basically when one website links directly to another, usually within a blog post.
This sends signal to Google and other search engines that the content being linked to must be high quality and therefore can help it rank higher in search results.
This results in more traffic and revenue for the website that gets higher rankings.
Because backlinks can be such a big help in ranking content, site owners will pay a premium to people who can get them.
At Link Able, you can get matched with brands that want more backlinks and will pay well for them (some will pay as much as $1000 each).
15. Real Python
At Real Python, you can get paid around $300 per article to guest post articles about python, web development, data science, productivity, psychology, careers, and a lot more.
They expect articles to be at least 1,500 words and prefer writers to be advanced-level developers.
At Textbroker, you can get paid to be a freelance writer and create blog posts for clients.
There is no experience required to apply, however they do have a skills test you'll need to pass to get approved as a writer.
Here, you get paid by the word (up to $0.055 each), depending on the quality of your articles.
For instance, you could earn $302.50 for a 5500-word article.
This site is a focus groups job board.
Here, you can sometimes find focus group studies or surveys that will pay you $300 each.
The pay can range anywhere from maybe $50-$500 or so per survey you participate in.
It can be a great way to make some extra money on the side if you're located in the U.S.
18. User Interviews
Another place to make money doing surveys is at User Interviews.
Here, you can find all sorts of paid surveys including in-person, online, over the phone, 1-on1, focus groups, multi-day studies, and more.
I've seen surveys paying as much as $600 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.
20. Code Tuts+
At Code Tuts+, you can get paid $100-$250 per in-depth web development tutorials you have guest published.
They are looking for people who can write about both front-end and back-end web development.
A “quick tip” (a shorter tutorial), pays $100.
If you contribute an in-depth tutorial, however, you’ll be paid $250.
If you want to get paid very well to read a script, book, or just about anything else, you might look into voiceover sites.
Voices is arguably the biggest voiceover job site in the market.
Here, you can earn $100 to $250 for around 30 seconds or less than a page of script.
National commercials for big brands pay the most, which is often between $5,000 and $25,000 per gig.
Audiobooks pay $200-$300/finished hour. Therefore, you can make up to $3,000 or so, depending on the length of the audiobook.
Or, you could even start out doing explainer videos, which are considered the easiest voiceover jobs because they are short, usually between 30 and 60 seconds, and they use simple language to explain a new idea or to introduce a new product.
No matter what kind of voiceovers you do, you can usually get very well compensated at a site like Voices.
Another place you can get paid for guest posts is Make A Living Writing.
Here, you can earn $75-$150 via PayPal per post that you get published on the site.
They typically look for subjects that writers would be interested in reading about like:
- Breaking into a market
- Editor Q&As
- Juggling your writing career with the rest of your life
- Making the leap to full-time writing
- Market reports
- Move up and earn more
- Overcoming fear
- Resources/tools/best sites
- Self-publishing success stories
- Social media marketing success stories
- Writing craft
They also prefer 800-1,200-word guest posts.