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I think it'd be handy if we had a list of sites people can go to and sign up and get paid to do something (anything, really).

Preferably sites that aren't picky about age, but post whatever you have, even if they don't list requirements.

I'll start.

These places pay people to write articles:
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http://www.textbroker.com/

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Maybe we could develop a way to help people brainstorm work, and figure out what skills and connections to develop to find more of it.

There are a lot of generic ways to make pretty low pay online... but if you have something to offer, one option is to put up a website and portfolio, get on social media, and market yourself to people you could help. Lots of people want web sites or need marketing help, for example. But, helping with those things tends to require building up some skills.

That said, a list of ways to work online is a good idea. I'm thinking of how to earn money by building courses on Udemy right now.

There are also a bunch of sites where people can list themselves for freelance work and find gigs, like oDesk and Elance. There are a lot of people working for very cheap there, from all over the world, but people can set their own rates.

One kind of work is being a virtual assistant... both of those sites have categories for that, or you can market yourself independently.

One of the best ways to find work, though, is build an online network. I recommend Google+, but different people use different approaches. So many hires and gigs happen just because people get to know each other first, share what they're trying to do, and then something clicks.

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If you have web skills and want to do web programming, let me know. I have some work I would love to hand off to someone else. The catch is that the pay isn't great, but I"m trying to find bigger gigs, and I need a network of people to be able to take them on when I do book them. So send me your resume, or whatever outline of what you can do.

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I've got skills in c# if anyone needs some programming done
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(10-07-2013 12:38 AM)Scribblenaut Wrote:  I've got skills in c# if anyone needs some programming done

What about web programming? Javascript, jquery, css, HTML?

Do you know any of those, or are you interested in learning them?

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How to find a job, including where to find job listings, networking, using a headhunter, and more advice on where and how to find a job.

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That's a relevant-enough link, RM. You're making it hard to tell what's a bot and what's a person.

Now I'm going to have to demonstrate my ability to find links on this topic.

Here's one: In Hiring, a Friend in Need Is a Prospect, Indeed -- about how many hires occur based on having a friend within a company. In other words, it pays to network, branch out, get to know more people.

Challenging for introverts, perhaps, but it's something to consider. Social media can help.

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There's a customer service job I found a while back. They offer $9/hr with benefits.

It's called Convergys if anyone is interested.
http://careers.convergysworkathome.com/

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There are tons if you look around Craigslist. I found my first job there. They're probably still hiring Solutions Engineers or Personal Technology Experts or whatever they're called now, but they're starting at $9.00 or something, instead of the $13.50 I got. Still not a bad gig.

http://support.com/

See also https://www.telenetwork.com/tsr/ for soul-sucking outsourced ISP support. But it's money! And no one will notice if you show up high.

http://wahm.com/forum has a bunch of people sifting through various work-from-home gigs to sort out scams and such. I use it to find transcription work sometimes.
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Damn this service economy. Almost every available job(entry level) forces me to interact with pathetic walking meat bags who are too preoccupied with meaningless and infinitesimal things.

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^ Which is precisely why I started this topic... meat bags are less annoying online. Razz

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(10-09-2013 05:04 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  ...too preoccupied with meaningless and infinitesimal things.

Be the change. Smile

There's usually more to people than what you might see on the surface. Even more so if people start recognizing that in each other.

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(10-09-2013 05:04 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  ...too preoccupied with meaningless and infinitesimal things.

Be the change. Smile

There's usually more to people than what you might see on the surface. Even more so if people start recognizing that in each other.

Not when they ask you to bag 50 pieces of bread, without calling beforehand, while other customers are waiting in line, and there are only two people(including me) to provide service, and NOT TIP.

Jerks...

But it doesn't matter. When I become Emperor of Mankind, they shall tremble in fear, and they're entire fortunes shall fill my tip jar! Mwahaha

I've gotten good at reading a good deal about people by:the way they look, the way they talk and the way they stand/sit. I'd say about a 72% accuracy rate with a 4% margin of error(so real accuracy of 68% to 76%) is what I'm at. You spend years observing people, and can pick up various cues(especially due to human habit of following pop culture and ideas of a community or clique)

I'd say that only 10% of the customers I encountered over my 2 month work period weren't totally pathetic meat bags. But I'd only really want to know 1% of them.(and of that 10%, a small number I already knew but didn't want to see)

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I found more.

Fiverr is an online community where you can either get paid to offer some sort of skill you have to to pay someone the same.
http://fiverr.com/

Clickworker pays you (apparently) by allowing you to do certain tasks online. It's sketchy though. Some people say it's a scam, some don't. I'd proceed with caution.
http://www.clickworker.com/en/clickworke...dium=email

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Hah, that's funny! I just came across http://fiverr.com/ and came here to add it to the list.

Interesting things on there. Basically, everything is priced at $5, but most people offering services have add-ons ("+$10 for this, +$20 for that.")

Fiverr has a more casual, personal vibe than other gig-oriented sites.

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Fiverr is one of those things that requires a bit of know-how to get it to work for you. Posting a gig up there doesn't guarantee people will buy it... having a reputation on there helps, but starting from scratch can be hard.

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Cash crate pays you money to complete online surveys what not. Make enough and they can send a check of your earnings to your address. The only downside is that you have to sign up for each survey you do.
http://www.cashcrate.com

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A similar site like Cashcrate is survey savvy.
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TaskRabbit is another gig-index site, based on in-person errands. You have to be 21, but it's worth looking at to get a sense of the kind of gigs that are out there.

You might find people who you know, through people they know, etc., or posting signs or listing in some kind of neighborhood or regional discussion group who need some of those kinds of tasks (errands, computer help, moving, cleaning, etc.)

Here's a not-so-positive review of life as a TaskRabbit: My Life as a TaskRabbit

Another alternative is to start your own company, or join others who are:

16-year-old builds TaskRabbit competitor Viatask (2011)



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But that doesn't seem to have turned out so well, according to an early partner:
Mistakes of a Young Entrepreneur (2012), and in fact, the company didn't continue, but the founder seems to have found another job.

(There are quite a few other companies out there that have tried to copy, or are coping, that model.)

I have my own experience jumping into trying to start a company without enough of a plan, capital, or help. Sometimes it does pay to just jump into things, but it's often worth taking the time to learn and study some things first. (That doesn't have to mean school, but it does mean learning from others, one way or another.)

On the flipside, some like Chris Guillebeau advocate learning through starting a small business. Here's an interview with author Michael Ellsberg about that topic: The $100 Higher Education: Chris Guillebeau on Inexpensive Startups as Real-World Education

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Redd it has a a few subs devoted to this. That's where I got some of these from.

http://www.reddit.com/r/beermoney/

http://www.reddit.com/r/workonline

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This is a fantastic thread and so useful. As a student, I'm always looking for ways to earn some extra income. Thanks! Smile
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Oops! I forgot to mention some of the sites I use.

These sites provide simple tasks as well as more complicated work. But there's a lot to choose from. So anyone with any skills is sure to find something:
- http://lp.fiverr.com/
- https://www.elance.com
- https://www.peopleperhour.com
- https://www.upwork.com

This site was offline for a while but it's apparently re-launching. It's platform that brings tutors and students from around the world together. So if you need help with any school work, you can get cheap one on one private tutoring. And if you can teacher any language or any subject, it's a great place to earn some extra money. Almost anyone can use it to teach and the sessions are performed online. I used to use it and it was the perfect way to make some extra cash, as a student.
- http://www.beeymo.com

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(09-08-2015 06:05 AM)lizzymoure Wrote:  Oops! I forgot to mention some of the sites I use.

These sites provide simple tasks as well as more complicated work. But there's a lot to choose from. So anyone with any skills is sure to find something:
- http://lp.fiverr.com/
- https://www.elance.com
- https://www.peopleperhour.com
- https://www.upwork.com

This site was offline for a while but it's apparently re-launching. It's platform that brings tutors and students from around the world together. So if you need help with any school work, you can get cheap one on one private tutoring. And if you can teacher any language or any subject, it's a great place to earn some extra money. Almost anyone can use it to teach and the sessions are performed online. I used to use it and it was the perfect way to make some extra cash, as a student.
- http://www.beeymo.com

Hope this helps! :-)

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I'm studying (by myself [people doesn't like it. They think I'm not gonna get this job, but I will ;D ]) to become a japanese freelancing translator

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I want someone to hire me as a web developer
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