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10 Easy Ways to Make Money From Home

Updated on April 16, 2016

Rev has three types of jobs for freelancers: Transcriptionist, Captioner and Translator. As they say on their site, you only need a computer and an internet connection. The paying depends on which job you want – for example, as a transcriptionist you get $0.40 - $0.65 per audio minute, which is pretty nice; as a captioner, you get $0.40-$0.75 per video minute (LINK 3); and as a translator, you’ll have to apply with your resume to find out more. Unlike the translator job, you don’t need your resume for the other ones, there are only some tests that you need to pass after you click ’Apply ’.

Let me give you a piece of advice though: the tests are not as simple as they look, and if you fail them, you can only reapply in six months. So take it easy, follow the steps they show you, and most importantly: read eveything they say you should read.


Now this is something different and really interesting. This site is actually paying you to listen to music. No, that sounds too much. It is actually paying you to at least $0,10 to listen to 30 seconds of a song and say if you like it or not. And why is this interesting? Because you get the chance to fight against bad music. The songs you listen to are uploaded on the site by young artists seeking fans and opinions, and based upon whether they are liked or not, these artists could become someday the ones you’re going to see on TV.

So not only that you get paid for it, but you get to be involved in making the world a better place for our ears. All you need to do is create an account, select your favourite artists and music genres and wait for songs in your Fan Match Inbox section.

This is a site for taking surveys. What I like most about it is the way it looks. It only has five big buttons on the middle of the screen, so there’s no way of getting lost. Creating an account is really enjoying too – they pay you a little something for every word you write when you sign in.

But this is a site that takes time. In the beggining, you only get two surveys per day, and $0,03 per survey – after the first few days you only get one survey per day. On the other hand, the surveys are simple and quick, only 10 questions (or five questions for the bonus surveys you get in the first days).

You will need $15 for a cash out, but the goal is to complete your TraidScore bar, because if you do that, you will be in the top 10% of PV members and you will gain extra money for each answer.

All you need is patience.


If you’re into watching ads, this site is what you’re looking for. The only problem with it is that making money goes really, really slow. It pays you $0,001 for a five seconds ad, and there are a limited number of ads per day – for example, I clicked 47 ads from 83 (because the rest are for the premium account) today and I made $0,07 (some ads last 30 seconds and pay you a bit more).

I know what you’re thinking… how about watching all the ads at the same time? Not possible. If you click the ad and minimize the browser for example, the time box will stay at five seconds until you open it (the same for switching to another tab).

But hey, if you really need money, you should go for it. You need to make at least $2 before sending it to PayPal. Also, clicking ads is not the only option on this site, but it looks the easiest to me.


This is something similar to Rev, but to me it looks more complicated. Available jobs for freelancers are Translator and Interpreters, Transcribers and Minute-takers. They don’t require experience, but they want you to be good.

If you click on Minute-takers for example, you will need to ‘carefully’ read their guide, then listen to their audio and write your notes in their template following their example document – you basically have to download everything they are giving you and start learning. After you finish that, you have to send them the result along with a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

So this is a lot of paperwork for me, but I guess they are really serious about their jobs, and that can’t be something bad. Maybe one day I’ll be patient enough and I will write a cover letter and apply. All their jobs sound pretty good.


Here you will find a nice place where they pay you $50 via PayPal for every study you complete. And by study I mean a video survey. It is really simple actually, you apply for studies and you answer the questions while recording yourself.

You need to create an account, set up your camera, record a 60 seconds video in which you describe yourself and then ‘help them find you studies’.

Why is it convenient? On the ‘for-participants’ page says that you can do this on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone – this means basically anywhere. Now, I do not have a tablet, but I tried to create an account on my Microsoft phone and it just doesn’t work – it does not show the camera. But you can register on your laptop and try all the features later. My opinion is that it pays really good for little effort and time.

P.S.: you might need a good microphone.


Again, a site with lots of options for earning money. But this one is not necessary about making money, but about making points and exchange them for gifts or vouchers. Of course, you can transfer your points into PayPal too – you need 250 points for a $2 transaction, for example.

You can earn points by completing daily surveys, watching videos, completing tasks, listen to the radio, invite friends or play games.

Personally, I don’t recommend it because it has many offers like “you have to buy that in order to get the points”, which is not a good deal. But again, there are free offers too and when you need every money you can get, you can try this site too.

They also give you a weekly bonus of 10 points if you earn at least one point every day, and a daily bonus of 20 points if you earn 200 points that day.


Gengo is a site for translation. You can go there and order a translation – or you can scroll and click ‘TRANSLATORS’ at the bottom of the page. It will tell you exactly what you need to do in order to become a translator on their site. And it’s way too easy, if you ask me. You only need to create an account and to pass a test which consists in translating about 300 words.

The good part is that you can choose what language you want to translate from, the bad part is that many of them are already taken, and there is no place available for the moment. But if you bump into that, you can give them your email and they will notify you when there is a place available.

As a bonus, they give you lots of free lessons about the translation process, how to handle new terms, making text sound natural, and many other things.


Cashcrate is another site with many options for earning. You need $20 in order to cash out, and you can earn them completing surveys, referring other people (you get 20% of what they make), or watching videos. They also have an ‘Offers’ section, where you can get $0,16 for creating an account for example, or earn $1,40 by creating an account and achieving level five in a game.

There are also a ‘Bonus Surveys’ and a ‘Bonus Offers’ categories, where you can earn extra money if you get there in time. And there is a last category named ‘Shopping’, which does not work for me, but I don’t intend to use it anyway. My goal with this is to make $20 and cash out via PayPal, so I can use the money on anything, not only online shopping.

It has a simple, lighted interface, so it never confuses you or bothers your eyes.

If you are already visiting this site, and you have not found out yet, there is a button at the bottom of the page that says ‘Write & Get Paid’. Now the first thing that you see after clicking that is ‘Get paid $100’, and the second one is that you don’t need experience. So you only need to make a list of things that contains at least 10 items and 1,500 words. No images needed, no videos, only words and links to the information provided, so they can verify you are not lying. How hard can it be?

$100 through PayPal for 1,500 words on anything I would like to write about. So far, this sounds like the best way to make some extra money.

P.S.: If you have a site you want to promote, they will let you do that at the bottom of your list.



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      Andrei Popescu 20 months ago

      I'm sure about 'all over the globe', but I'm sure they accept members from US and EU.

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      Sourav Rana 20 months ago

      Well, I heard about all these websites for the first time from you. The paying rate of most of them seems to be a little bit low.

      Do they accept members from all over the globe?