Where to Find Real Micro Jobs

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    35 Places to Find Micro Jobs

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    Below are companies that offer micro jobs. These are small gigs, or micro tasks, that pay equally small amounts. Though the tasks aren't hard, the pay is low. So before you get started checking out these microjobs, I recommend you read this article What Is a Micro Job? to find out more about how they pay and what they require.

    Amazon Mechanical Turk
    Type of micro job: Online tasks, crowdsourcing
    Pays in: US dollars, Indian rupees or Amazon gift certificates, depending on your location
    One of the...MORE original micro jobs, Amazon’s MTurk lists HITs (human intelligence tasks) which workers choose and complete for a set fee.formerly

    Appen (Appen Butler Hill)
    Type of micro job: Online tasks, crowdsourcing
    Pays in US dollars $0.01 to $0.15 per task
    Translation and language solutions firm also offers microjobs in countries across the world for people in specific countires with specific language skills.

    Clickworker
    Type of micro job: Crowdsourcing in writing, translating, data entry and research
    Pays in: US dollars or euros, monthly
    Company uses a crowdsourcing platform to distribute tasks to its “clickworkers.”
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    ClixSense
    Type of micro job: Online task site
    Pays in: US dollars, twice weekly via PayPal, Payza, Liberty Reserve; month for checks; minimum cash out requirements with fees
    Microworkers earn cents for viewing ads and by other small task and by referring others to the site. What task are available depend on the profile of the worker.

    CloudCrowd
    Type of micro job: Crowdsourcing in general writing, marketing writing, and editing (Chicago Manual of Style)
    Pays in: US dollars in PayPal account
    Workers sign up using Facebook. They must pass a series of assessment and build a credibility score to access each type of work. Micro jobs offer fee and bonus.

    CrowdFlower
    Type of micro job: Various
    This company partners with other micro job outfits, like Mechanical Turk, Swag Bucks or CoinWorker. Once signed up with one of its more than 15 partners microworkers can search its list of available tasks.

    CoinWorker
    Type of micro job: Online task site
    Pays in: Bitcoins (BTC); earn points at 1 point= $.01USD; at 180, points are converted to bitcoins at the prevailing BTC/USD exchange rate
    Workers earn small amounts (typically 1 to 4 cents) by completing short tasks that can be done in their browsers.

    EasyShift
    Type of micro job: Real-world task site via mobile phone
    Pays in: US dollars in PayPal account
    Users download the app on their cell phone and earn points by successfully complete “shifts” and then gain access to better paying assignments. The types of micro jobs from this crowdsourcer offers are tasks for consumer brands looking to track their products, so photos of products in stores with price checks are the mainstay of this company. Payments for shifts range from $2 to $20. Available in the United States only at this time.

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    Embee Mobile
    Type of micro job: Mobile microtask websites
    Pays in: Points redeemable for mobile airtime or other services
    Facebook users download mobile app that supplies free mobile service and digital downloads in exchange for playing videos and games and doing surveys and online tasks. Available in more than 100 countries globally and via more than 300 mobile carriers, including AT&T and Verizon.

    Fittytown
    Type of micro job: Online task/services marketplace
    Pays in: USD via PayPay; withdraws require an $84 minimum and can be processed 15 days after payment is made
    This is another site like Fiverr in that people list services they will provide for a fixed price, except the jobs prices are at $40 or $50. So the jobs are bigger, slightly more than “micro tasks.” Fittytown takes a $10 commission on each job.

    Fiverr
    Type of micro job: Online task marketplace
    Pay is: Calculated in USD and paid via PayPay with a 2% or $1 fee (whichever is less) in the currencies that PayPal works with
    Calling itself the “world’s largest marketplace for small services,” Fiverr is probably the best known too. Members join through Facebook then start selling services priced at $5 and sellers receive $4 of that. Categories of work include writing and translation, video, music and audio production, social marketing and graphics.

    Fivesquids
    Type of micro job: Online task/services marketplace
    Pays in: Pounds via PayPal with a 2% or £1 fee (whichever is less)
    Very similar to Fiverr, this is the UK version. Sellers offer services for £5, £10, £20, and £50.

    Field Agent
    Type of micro job: Real-world and online tasks via mobile phone
    Pays in: PayPal account; jobs pay $3-12 each
    Agents download the app, choose a job and then must complete it within two hours. Jobs might include price checks with photo and/or bar code scan, mystery shopping, surveys, product reviews, polls, business locations verification, photos and brochure placement.

    Gigwalk
    Type of micro job: Real-world and online microtasks via mobile phone
    Pays in: PayPal account; tasks typically pay $3-5 per gig
    People log on and find “gigs” or tasks, which can be price checks, app testing, data verification, taking photos, mystery shopping, surveys, etc.

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    Note: This is a fast growing field--so much so, that the companies offering microjobs may come and go. Please email me at workathomemoms@aboutguide.com, if you find that any of these is no longer in business. Also, though I have read through these companies’ websites and their terms of service, I cannot guarantee they are all legitimate, and certainly there may be scams among the posted "gigs." Please read the signs of a work at home scam and do your own due diligence to look out for scams.

    I do not list any companies that mostly focus on unethical activities, like creating spam or gaming search engine results. However, these types of activities could be part of the offerings at the above companies.

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    Micro Job Sites

    Micro jobs are small gigs, or micro tasks, that pay small amounts. The websites listed below offer a wide range of micro jobs. To find out more about how they pay and what they require read: What Is a Micro Job?

    Inbox Dollars
    Type of micro job: Surveys, rewards program
    Pays by: Check on a monthly basis.
    Participants earn a few cents for each search performed or more by watching ads, taking surveys, shopping online, redeeming coupons, receiving emails and playing games. Caution: Inactive accounts’...MORE payments may be forfeited and company charges a $3 payout fee.

    InstantBucks
    Type of micro job: Surveys, rewards program
    Pays in: “Virtual bucks” redeemable for gift cards
    You can register through Facebook (but you don’t have to) to begin filling out surveys and doing small tasks.

    Ipinions
    Type of micro job: Surveys on mobile phone
    Pays in: Reward points, which can be redeemed for cash in a PayPal account at 100 reward points to one dollar; minimum to redeem is of 500 rewards points
    Download the free app; fill out the profile with information such as such as your name, address, gender, birthday and employment status. You will then be contacted by email, push notifications or phone to participate in surveys that match your profile.

    Microworkers
    Type of micro job: Online tasks
    Pays with: Moneybookers or Alertpay; must have earned $9 to make a withdraw
    Microworkers put the “micro” in micro jobs. These jobs typically pay a few cents each.

    Mylikes
    Type of micro job: Social media advertising
    Pays in: Cash in PayPal or Amazon gift cards
    Set up an account at mylikes and link it toyour social media accounts. Next, choose from the campaigns mylikes lists as relevant to you social media profile and share that text or video link. The number of links you can post per day is limited to a “few times.”

    QuickTate
    Type of micro job: Crowdsourcing, transcription
    Pays: $.0025 per word or 4 words for 1 cent
    Transcribe short bits of audio recordings (1-2 minutes). Medical transcription pays more.

    Redlr
    Type of micro job: Online services marketplace, online tasks
    Pays in: USD via Paypal or Payza; withdraws may incur PayPal fees
    Another site like Fiverr, this one allows both sellers and buyers of gigs for $5 to post. Redlr takes a 20 percent cut.

    Scribie
    Type of micro job: Crowdsourcing, transcription, transcription review and proofreading
    Pays: $1 per 6-minute audio segment via PayPal
    Transcribers log on to system then claim 6-minute audio recordings to transcribe.

    Shopkick
    Type of micro job: Rewards program, online and real-world tasks via mobile phone
    Pays in: Points redeemable for discounts and coupons
    Collect “kicks” or points when you simply enter stores, such as Target, Macy's, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Old Navy, Toys’R’Us and Exxon and Mobil convenience stores. Using the GPS on your smart phone it knows your location and sends appropriate offers. Scan bar codes for additional points and even more points when you make purchases, though to earn points by purchases you need to link your credit card to it.

    Skyword
    Type of micro job: Writing
    Pays in: PayPal account twice a month
    Articles earn around $10 plus very small amount for traffic. These micro jobs for writers are probably best for beginners because of the pay scale.

    StartUpLift
    Type of micro job: Remote website tester
    Pays in: USD in PayPal weekly
    Testers are paid $5 for each feedback submitted.

    Swag Bucks
    Type of micro job: Rewards program
    Pays in: “Virtual currency” redeemable for gift cards, coupons, etc.
    Users earn SwagBucks by playing games, doing surveys and shopping.

    TaskRabbit
    Type of micro job: Real-world and online tasks
    Pays in: USD via check or PayPal; minimum to withdraw is $25
    The majority of this task site’s gigs are in-person activities such as making deliveries and odd jobs. TaskRabbit has a much more extensive application process than other micro jobs (which usually have very little), but the jobs pay more. Currently TaskRabbit is active in Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA area, Los Angeles, CA and Orange County, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and New York, NY. While there are virtual tasks in the marketplace, only applicants from these cities will be reviewed.

    Twentyville
    Type of micro job: Online task marketplace Pays in: USD via PayPay; withdraws require an $35 minimum and can be processed 15 days after payment is made
    The cheaper cousin of Fittyville, Twentyville is another site like Fiverr in that people list services they will provide for a fixed price, except the jobs prices are at $10 or $20. Twentyville takes a 20 percent cut.

    TryMYUI
    Type of micro job: Remote website testing
    Pays in: USD in PayPal
    Testers are paid $10 to provide feedback on website using a screen recorder. Jobs are made available based on the demographics of the tester. Find out more: Remote Usability Testing FAQ

    userfeel.com
    Type of micro job: Website tester
    Pays in: USD in PayPal weekly
    Testers are paid $10 giving feedback on a website. Registration and test required for new testers.

    User Testing
    Type of micro job: Website tester
    Pays in: USD in PayPal
    Testers are paid $10 to spend 10-20 minutes on a website using a screen and voice recorder and giving feedback. Mobile tests pay $15. Jobs are made available based on the demographics of the tester.

    VirtualBee
    Type of micro job: Crowdsourcing data entry Pays in: Weekly by check, but the minimum amount paid out is $30, payment is on a per piece basis, which works out to about $5-6 per hour
    Home-based data entry operators log on to the VirtualBee system and choose data entry tasks. They see an image of the data and then must enter it with accuracy.

    Zaarly
    Type of micro job: Real-world goods and services marketplace
    Pays in: USD
    Sellers of services can either respond to requests posted on Zaarly or they can set up a “storefront” in certain cities and offer their services. This site like TaskRabbit works in fewer cities; it is active in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Kansas City, MO, and Seattle, WA.