Micro Jobs sites (more precisely crowdsourcing websites) provide a platform for Employers and Workers where Employers post jobs(tasks) to get their work done and Workers complete the jobs(task) to get money. Workers are free to choose tasks that matches their skills the best.
See an example task below to see how it works –
Here , the Employers is asking worker to complete a Sign-up job. The Worker completes the task and submit proof(whatever employer asks for). The employer checks out his work and if he is satisfied with the work he approves the work and pay an amount of $0.08 to the worker.
Micro jobs are thus small tasks and requires very little time and skills to be completed. Doing micro jobs has become one of the easiest way to make money online .I have seen how little money adds up to make large . I know several guys who are doing great in this field and earning huge money from crowdsourcing sites. Micro jobs sites are getting better and providing real easy interface to the users. If you not comfortable with micro jobs then read other top 10 ways to make money online without investment.
Here is my list of best 10 legitimate Micro Jobs sites to make money online-
1. Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk)
MTurk is a website of Amazon web services and has been around since 2005 . It is a crowdsourcing online marketplace with millions of users worldwide(more than 190 countries) . There are 2 kind of people at MTurk –
Requester – Requesters are those who post Jobs known as HIT’s (Human Intelligence Tasks) such as Categorize questions , find address of someone , image tagging or choose best among several pictures etc. A requester review the work submitted by the worker and on the basis of his satisfaction , he approves the work.
Workers- also called Turkers sometime . Workers complete the jobs posted by requesters and submit proof to get paid.
Its real easy to make money at Mturk because you will get a lot of odd jobs there which requires either little or no skill.
Payment methods- Amazon gift card or Amazon payment account and Direct deposit
Note– Indian members have the option to receive a direct deposit denominated in Indian Rupees into their bank accounts
Minimum Withdrawal amount- No Limit
Clickworker has been around since 2005 and more than 700000 active workers from 136 countries are working with them. This site is free to join for everyone around the world who is interested in writing ,translation, research, collecting data etc. As a clickworker you work independently , you set your own working hour and you get to choose the assignment you are interested in .
The simple tasks such as picture classification and questions categorization don’t require any formal qualifications so everyone can complete such tasks .For other tasks where special skills are required , you have to prove your qualification by taking assessments . Now you can also complete Pollfish, Adscend and Peanut Labs surveys there like many other platforms.
Withdrawal methods – PayPal (payment are processed every week from Wednesdays-Fridays)
Minimum Withdrawal Amount -$5
3. Crowdsource (OneSpace)
Crowdsource is a legit micro jobs website. This site is specially good for writers , copy editor and moderator. You will find here small tasks like image tagging, categorization , transcription , writing answers and writing product description etc which don’t take much time and skills. There are currently 269 qualification tests like Quality assurance Specialist , Junior copy writer , Senior copy writers . You have to qualify more and more tests to be eligible for more work . Crowdsource is working across 180 countries and their site got wonderful user interface. I love their payment system.
Payment method – Paypal
Minimum Withdrawal Amount – No Limit (do a task worth 1 cent and get your 1 cent transferred in your Paypal account )
Rapidworkers is a service of UnikScripts, Inc. . Their website is pretty much similar to the Microworkers and has almost same features and working interface although the site is not so professional looking and lake some essential features. There are two kind of people at Rapidworkers- Employers and Workers .
This is an example task at Rapidworkers –
See the image above – The task is available to all the international members and will take about 3 minute to be completed. The worker will get $0.10 if complete the task in acceptable manner.
You can place a withdrawal request if your balance is over $4.00 + 6% fees. It takes less than 7 days to process a withdrawal request. I got mine next day of withdrawal request.
Payment methods – Paypal and Payza
Minimum Withdrawal Amount – $4 + fees
Microworkers is definitely my favorite micro jobs platform as a large portion of my income comes from it. Microworkers is a crowd sourcing website owned by Weblabcenter, Inc. and have more than 700000 workers worldwide. Employers can create professional looking campaign using Microworkers template. The only and worst thing about Microworkers is their address verification procedure for the first withdrawal .
After joining , you will get a lot of tasks available to choose from that match your skills the best. Some of examples tasks are – Search and Click, Sign up ,Like a Facebook page or Download an android app etc. They send Payment twice a week.
Payment methods -PayPal, DWolla and Moneybookers(skrill), Bank Transfer via Transpay(New)
Minimum Withdrawal Amount – $9 + fee
Fiverr is one of the most popular marketplace that offer services, starting at a cost of $5 (that’s where its name came from “Five-rr”). It offers a platform for people to buy and sell a variety of digital services such as graphics design, video editing, programming , SEO , music composition etc. Each service offered is called a “GIG”. Its Alexa rank in July,2015 was #445 , now you can imagine its popularity. It was launched in 2010 and currently host millions of Gigs.
Anyone can make a profile on Fiverr and start offering services as Gigs. Its a great place to sell your skills as a Gig for $5. When someone buy your GIG and you complete whatever written in Gig , you get $4 and $1 goes to Fiverr as commission.
Payment methods – PayPal
Minimum Withdrawal Amount – $5
7. Upwork (Former Elance-oDesk)
Two leading pioneer in the world of crowdsourcing : Elance and oDesk , were merged to form Elance-oDesk and later in 2015 , Elance-oDesk was re-launched as Upwork. Its a platform where businesses and professionals meets and collaborate. 9 Million users are registered with this site and 4 million clients post 3 million jobs annually. If you got a skill like designing , web and mobile developing ,writing and marketing etc , you can join Upwork and can earn huge money.
Payment methods – Payoneer , PayPal , Skrill , Direct Deposit/ACH and Wire Transfer (USD)
Minimum Withdrawal Amount- Different for different modes of Payment
Guru Inc. was founded in 1999 and now has 1.5 million users worldwide . People who complete task here are called “Guru”. If you have certain skills related to any of category mentioned on their site , such as- Designing ,Management ,marketing , software developing , writing and engineering etc , you can join this site. Guru.com connects Employers and Employees in 160 different fields.
Upwork and Guru.com requires highly skilled workers unlike ordinary mirco jobs sites ,yet I mentioned these in this list as these are highly reliable sources to make money online by doing tasks.
Payment methods – PayPal , Credit Card , E-Check(Only for US bank accounts) , wire transfer
Minimum Withdrawal Amount – Different for different modes of Payment
Shorttask (Update – It’s a big Scam)
Shorttask is pretty much similar to the Mturk in term of user-interface. One who posts jobs is called “Seeker” and who completes the tasks is called “Solver”. ShortTask has over 125,000 workers and more than 5000 Seekers in its database. Have heard a lot of bad thing about this site but I am fine with this site so far , if anything bad happens I will let you know about. Give it a try and let us know your experience through comments .You must meet the minimum withdrawal amount to get paid and the withdrawal limit is Just $10 now only.
Note – I have tried it. Like most other people, I too didn’t get my Money. Don’t Join it.
Payment Methods- Paypal
Minimum Withdrawal Amount- $10
Payment methods – Paypal and other options(Different for different Channel Partners such as CrowdFlower Elite only pays through PayPal)
Minimum Withdrawal Amount – Different for different Channel Partner such as for CrowdFlower Elite you need to have minimum $5
The website is not too old but is currently paying to its workers. The interface is very similar to Microworkers and Rapidworkers. You make money by completing tasks posted by employers. I don’t how it would do in the future but it has all the potential to become a good crowd sourcing platform. They take about 7 days to process withdrawal request. It would be worth mentioning that you get $2 for just signing up which you can only use for posting your own tasks.
Payment Options – PayPal | Amazon Gift Card | Payza | Skrill | Crypto Currency | Paysafecard.com and US Bank Cheque.
Minimum Withdrawal Amount – $5
These were some of good micro jobs sites I am currently working with and making some extra money. It’s easy to get started with these sites and multiple your income. You should join such sites because you can complete the tasks from the comfort of your home . If you are stuck at home and don’t have any full time work or have some spare time then its better to make some money than killing time.
Micro jobs sites can be a great place for you to use your skills and can help you becoming more productive. Give a try to these sites and Let us know about your experience. You can also share information about other micro jobs platform you are using through comments. Thanks for visiting my blog.