Do you like earning extra cash for doing easy things? I definitely do. And short task sites are a good way to do this.
For example, I started using mTurk several years ago and logged on regulary just to get some Amazon money built up because the work is, for the most part, so easy. A lot of it doesn't pay well, but you'll occasionally come across a few gems that do in there. It's certainly worth signing up to see what's available from time to time to earn a little extra.
There are a lot of other short task sites out there in addition to mTurk, but I've never really reviewed too many others so I decided to put together a small list of short task sites you can use for extra cash. The work will vary from site to site. For instance, you might be writing reviews, leaving comments, doing work at home data entry, categorizing items, or even liking a Facebook page.
That's one of the things I love so much about these sites — you never know what will be listed that you can do.
#1 – Various reward sites – It's also worth noting that many of the popular reward sites you use to earn money for searching, shopping, coupons, etc. do have short tasks available you can complete to earn even more on these sites. Some that have the short tasks are Inbox Dollars and Fusion Cash.
#2 – Amazon mTurk – Read Review – Sign up as a worker to start taking HITS (Human Intelligence Tasks). You can request either actual cash money or funds added to your Amazon account to use for shopping. The payout threshold is only $1 if you're requesting Amazon money. If you ask for direct deposit to your bank account, you have to have at least $10 to request payout.
#3 – OneSpace– Read Review – Another short task site where it's possible to get paid a few times a week. The work you'll find here is similar to other stuff posted at Mturk — transcription, tagging, web categorization, and so forth.
#4 – Microworkers– The jobs on Microworkers are especially easy. I see a lot of “like me on Facebook” and “Stumble this article on Stumble Upon” listed here. Unfortunately, they only pay you here with Moneybookers or AlertPay — no Paypal. I am not too familiar with either Moneybookers or AlertPay, but from what I can tell they are similar to Paypal.
#5 – ClickWorker – They pay once a week and will send you payment even if you just have one cent in your account. They also hire worldwide. Some of the work you can choose from includes copywriting, researching, translating, writing, and also easier tasks.
#6 – RapidWorkers – This site only has a $4 minimum payout. To me it looks a lot like Microworkers! I'm curious if the same people run these. This one will pay you with Paypal, but they say it takes 30 days to process your payment. Also, there are five percent fees for withdrawing your funds.
#7 – Figure Eight – This is a newer one I found. Do all kinds of things for quick cash including categorize social media, moderate content, transcribe audio, and more. Pay amount and frequency aren't mentioned, but it is pay per task.
Hopefully that list will help you if you are looking to expand your options for extra cash on short task sites. Please keep in mind that some of the jobs posted on these sites are posted by individuals, not necessarily the people who run the sites. For this reason, I urge you to use caution before accepting any tasks that you feel something isn't right about.