Micro jobs are small tasks that can be finished within a short period of time. Sometimes it may take as little as 15 seconds. Once you’ve finished doing the job provided, you get paid for it and the contract terminates. Meaning you’re free to apply for and get more such jobs.
These small gigs, or micro tasks, pay equally small amounts since the tasks aren’t so hard. Before you start checking out these micro jobs, find a good website. There are hundreds of micro-job sites out there.
Depending on the amount of skill and free time you have, some of these may be more relevant to you than others. Consider them carefully and give your best prospects a try.
When people talk about micro-job sites, Fiverr usually comes up first because it has the most buyers and sellers. This is one of the best risk-free micro-job sites out there. This site allows workers to post a task they are willing to perform for $5.
The skills posted in Fiverr are called Gigs. The freelancer gets $4 earnings when they get hired, and then Fiverr keeps a $1 commission. A lot of the users are demanding this site to lower its 20% commission, which they think is unfair.
Freelancers post gigs like logo designing, Photoshop work, backlink building and much more.
GigBucks is a place where you can sell your services from $5 to $50 bucks. This makes it the perfect alternative to fiverr since Fiverr’s pay rate is only $5. This makes GigBucks more effective than Fiverr.
However, unfortunately, Fiverr is more popular [than] GigBucks. This site also offers broad categories for Advertising and internet marketing services, Programming, Technology, Business, Graphics, Music and many others.
Like Fiverr and GigBucks, users get jobs on SEOClerks by posting what they’re willing to do, and wait for someone to choose them. Unlike Fiverr, this site’s users can list any price they want in accordance to their skills and the projects they do.
This website appears to have a lot of tasks priced between $5-$10. As the name of this site implies, most of the categories and tasks on this site are related to helping people in optimizing their websites for search engines.
Guru.com offers a variety of micro jobs to freelancers. On this website freelancers are called “Gurus”. The site takes money from the companies who want to get the work done. These companies select a freelancer of their choice to get the job done. Guru.com pays the freelancer only after the company confirms that the work has been accomplished to client’s satisfaction.
The website also has lots of facilities for users to find, submit and track their work. Freelancers can communicate with their clients to discuss and agree upon milestones. Depending on the project you’re doing, Guru.com charges from 5% to 10% fee.
Clickworker.com provides its users with part-time data entry jobs, article writing and translation. This website is available in different languages like English, German and Polish. Registration is absolutely free on this website.
Other micro-tasks you can apply for as a user are online research, text creation, data categorization, tagging data and editing. This website has more than 300,000 registered users taking jobs and getting paid. They pay both in Euros and US dollars and payments are made through PayPal or bank transfer.
This is one of the best micro-labor website out there. What sets it apart is that users don’t have to post a gig and then wait for someone to order it. They offer small jobs like writing comments on blogs, conducting online surveys, giving captions to photos transcription jobs, editing and keyword searches etc.
The bad thing about Amazon Mechanical Turk is that a lot of these jobs pay very, very little money. Some are surveys you can take a lot of time while others might require you to go to a given link and find information.
UserTesting offers its users with opportunities to test mobile apps and websites. Here, mobile apps and website developers keep looking for real users who can test and give them genuine feedback on all aspects of their products.
Users can take part in such testing campaigns and earn a good amount of money. The test can take 30-40 minutes and you can make $10 to $20 for each of the assignments accomplished.
This is one of the most vibrant micro-jobs sites. At Upwork.com, job opportunities are plenty. You can find all sorts of jobs (big and small). Jobs could be computer programming related like web or software development. There are also content related jobs like writing, editing and proof-reading.
This website has a lot of good features that make it interesting both for the worker as well as clients. When the client posts a task on MicroWork, they are given a code called “VCODE”. If the client is satisfied with the work done by the freelancer, the client rewards him or her with a “VCODE” which enhances the freelancer’s profile thus enabling him or her to get more and better work in future.
10. Envato Studio (formerly Microlancer.com)
This was earlier known as Microlancer. because it’s more easy to remember as well as targeted for people who do micro jobs. A lot of online companies provide their services via Envato Studio. If you have any great skills in you, consider offering your services on this site as well.