Make money by giving ideas
Founded in 2007, PickyDomains is a crowdsourcing site of well over 50,000 contributors from all over the world. Clients looking to find catchy domain names, business names and slogans specify what exactly they need. A contributor then starts making suggestions. Depending on the order type and the contributor’s ranking, the moment a contributor’s suggestion gets picked and registered by a client, he gets 40% to 60% commission, averaging around $25 to $75 per order. For most, this definitely is not a way to get rich off the Internet, but the site’s most successful contributors – those with a knack for names and words – make hundreds to thousands each month. Payment is through PayPal.
IdeaBounty is a site that allows clients to hire thousands of creative minds but only pay for the ideas they choose to use. It used to be that when a company needed ideas, they paid creative experts to come up with an end product. And that’s not even knowing how much time these experts need to finally provide a solution to a problem. With IdeaBounty, clients are exposed to thousands of different ideas, and creatives get to pitch on several different briefs. Bounty (reward) for a winning idea can go as high as $3,500.
Make money doing small tasks
oDesk is an online employment platform that serves as meeting place for clients and freelancers. Clients post jobs, and contractors apply to them. There are two forms of jobs at oDesk: fixed price and hourly. Hourly work when logged into the oDesk time system is guaranteed payment. Fixed-priced jobs, on the other hand, should be treated with caution because there is a possibility of non-payment from unscrupulous clients. Earnings can be withdrawn through PayPal, local fund transfer, wire transfer, Payoneer and MoneyBookers.
If photography is your thing, selling stock photos is not a bad idea. Stock photos, according to Webopedia, are royalty-free photos that can be used and reused for commercial purposes. Or better yet, if you have a hard drive full of photos and don’t know what to do with them, sell the best ones. With the proper title and description, somebody in another part of the world just might like them. And when you’re ready to start clicking here and there for future upload to the site, it pays to study which types of photos sell well. Top earners at iStockPhoto make around $500 to $1,000 per month. Others even more.
At CloudCrowd, projects are broken down into small tasks and then reviewed by a peer for accuracy. Tasks are completed via your Facebook work application. When completed tasks are approved, you typically receive payment on the same business day through PayPal. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a freelance professional or a college student with free time, the site offers a steady stream of tasks ranging from online profile verifications, copywriting to editing that fit your educational background and lifestyle preference. You can also refer your friends to the program. And once they sign up and complete tasks, you earn a referral bonus.
6. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, or mTurk, is an online marketplace where humans perform tasks computers are unable to do. Tasks are generally simple and may take just about a few minutes to complete. On average, most people earn $0.15 per HIT (human intelligence task). Some HITs, however, pay around $2 to $10. mTurk is most probably not going to make you rich, but it’s definitely good avenue to fill in time gaps. mTurk workers in the U.S. and India are the only ones with the option to disburse their earnings to their local bank accounts. All others can have them disbursed as Amazon.com gift certificate. As has always been said time and time again, never put your eggs in one basket. Sometimes, to maximize your earning potential, diversity is key.
This guest post was written by Maria RiveraGoogle+