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Working from home appears to be all the rage nowadays.
It’s increasingly becoming an attractive option for many. More and more people want the flexibility that comes with it.
However, one area that might not be so flexible is the payments. I remember, with not so much nostalgia, how I used to wait for a whooping 40 days to get my pay when I first started transcribing.
That was unnerving and it felt like forevs. 🙁
Luckily, there are many work at home sites that will pay you weekly now.
Also, do note that many of the sites mentioned in this article pay via PayPal. Make sure you create a PayPal account as soon as you can.
Let’s get into it, shall we?
Get Paid to Transcribe
Rev is a popular transcription site that’s 100% legitimate.
Register at the site, take a test and if you pass the assessment, get access to hundreds of transcription jobs every week.
They pay via PayPal every Monday.
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TranscribeMe was founded in 2011 and has grown to become one of the most popular transcription companies.
Transcribers are paid $20 per audio hour every week, with most transcribers earning an average of $250 per month.
Payment is made every Thursday, via PayPal, upon request once you reach a threshold of $20.
Here’s another reputable site that offers transcription jobs. The pay starts from $0.75 to $0.85 per audio minute, and they claim that their top transcriptionists make anywhere from $250- $950 per week.
Applicants must reside in the US or Canada.
Payment is done weekly via check.
Tools required for transcription:
- Laptop or desktop
- Good noise-canceling headphones
- Express Scribe transcription software.
Scribie is a transcription company that was founded in 2008. The great thing about Scribie is that unlike other transcription sites, you will almost always find transcription work to take up.
The transcription tasks are usually between 4-7 minutes long.
The pay, though, is low, and starts at $5 per audio hour, although it can go all the way to $25.
You can withdraw your earnings at any time, no matter how much you have as your balance.
Speechpad A legitimate transcription company founded in 2008 that also offers captioning and translation work.
The pay starts from $0.25 per audio minute to $1, and can even be higher for jobs that have a short deadline.
Payments are made automatically to your PayPal account every Tuesday and Friday.
Get Paid Weekly For Writing Articles
Blogmutt (now called Verblio) is a freelance writing site that pays writers to write blog posts for clients.
You will need to pass a grammar test and plagiarism training module and then complete a writing sample which will be reviewed by their in-house team.
Luckily, they do not require that writers have any experience.
Writers are paid a minimum of $10.50 for a 300-400 word post but it can go higher depending on the length of the article.
Verblio pays invoices of any amount every Monday via PayPal.
Requirements: Must be a US citizen.
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7. Crowd Content
Crowd Content is a content mill that happens to be one of the better content mills out there. Get paid to write blog posts, press releases, Facebook posts, product descriptions and ebooks.
Crowd Content pays twice weekly, via PayPal, once you have earned a minimum of $10.
8. Text Broker
Text Broker is another common content mill that is frequented by website owners, publishing houses and small business owners that are looking to get their orders filled.
Pay starts at 0.7 to 5 cents per word. You can withdraw your earnings to your PayPal account once a week but you need a balance of $10 and more.
Yet another site for people looking for freelance writing work.
Payments start at $5 for 600 words and you get paid every Monday. You can request payment if you have a minimum of $25.
10. Slice the Pie
Slice the Pie is an upbeat and lively music review site that launched back in 2007. Apart from writing short reviews on music, there are other categories such as fashion, music and mobiles.
The reviews are short and therefore can be completed quite fast.
It is unclear how much Slice The Pie pays per review but people have reported earning 5 or 6 cents per review.
The site pays every Tuesday and Friday via PayPal, as long as you have a minimum of $10.
Get Paid To Do Small Tasks
11. Amazon Turk
Amazon Turk is an extremely popular website that many businesses visit to get their tasks done. These tasks may be a short transcription, image identification or surveys.
The tasks are called HITS on this site.
Once a HIT has been accepted, your earnings will appear on the dashboard. You can transfer them to your bank account at any time and there’s no minimum account required.
12. Field Agent
Field agent is an app that can help you earn quick cash by doing easy tasks such as surveys, answering questions, taking photos or mystery shopping.
The small tasks will usually take you two hours or less.
You’ll get paid between $3 and $12 per online task and you can cash out at any time via direct deposit to your bank account or to a prepaid debit card.
If you’re looking for some more sites where you can earn quick extra money, make sure you check out these sites:
Vindale Research: Share your unique opinion and get paid for it! Product Developers are willing to pay reviewers between $5 and $75 per completed survey.
Nielsen Mobile App: This app pays you $50 every year just for keeping it installed on your mobile device!
Survey Junkie: Get paid to complete surveys. Earn $1-$3 per survey.
Clickworker launched back in 2005 and is a highly reputable site.
It’s another site where you can get paid to do small tasks such as web research, data entry, and translation jobs.
Workers are paid every week on Wednesday via PayPal, but you need to have a minimum of $6.
Get Paid Weekly to Translate
Unbabel is a new-ish online translation company based in San Francisco, California and in Portugal. I use the word new-ish because it was founded in 2014.
The site is looking for translators (who are called editors on the site) whose work is to edit articles that have been translated by bots. The editors work is basically to clean up the work the bot has done.
Translate.com was founded in 2011 and on this site, you’ll get paid to translate blog articles, social media posts, support tickets and more.
The great thing about this site is that you can cash out your earnings at anytime, via PayPal. The not so great thing is that work can be a bit low at times.
Get Paid to Tutor Online
16. Chegg Tutor
This site pays you to tutor students online. You can earn up to $20 per hour working from home.
You must be at least 18 years old to sign up and preferably have some teaching experience.
Payments are via PayPal and are done automatically every Thursday morning.
These payments include all lessons done between Wednesday of the previous week and Wednesday of the current week.
On Cambly, you get paid to chat with people from all over the world.
As they state on their site, one minute you might be chatting up a Brazilian, and the next one you’ll be chatting with Vladimir Chevinsky, a Russian!
The chats are done on video. They require you to be a native English speaker, have a webcam, a mic, and high-speed internet connection.
Pay is $10 an hour and payment is done every Monday via PayPal.
Get Paid to Test Websites
Usertest is a site where you can get website review gigs.
You’ll need to have a fast internet connection and a mic. Luckily, no experience is needed.
Most tests will take you no more than 20 minutes for which you will be paid $10 within two days.
Here’s another site, founded in 2007, that will pay you to review websites.
You will have to take a test before you can access any work.
If you pass the test, they will begin to send work to your email. Each test you complete will earn you what appears to be the industry rate: $10.
Pay is done via PayPal 7 days from the time you completed a specific project.
Just like the previous two user testing sites, you’ll get paid $10 when you review websites. Get access to more jobs when you attain good ratings from the Userfeel team and from clients.
Payment is done every 7 days via PayPal.
21. TryMyUI tester
Our last user testing site is TryMyIUtester where payments are done every Friday via PayPal.
Like the previous sites, you’ll get paid $10 per test, and that will take you about 20 minutes to complete.
The Work from home revolution is going strong as you can see from the quick review of these 21 sites.
I must also add that some of the sites are not currently hiring but make sure to check back every now and then because they do reopen.