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Where to find legit and stable online jobs?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SuzieQBlackHat, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. SuzieQBlackHat

    SuzieQBlackHat BANNED BANNED

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    I'm an expat and I really need to find a legit and stable online job. I used Craigslist and applied to like 10,000 jobs but didn't get anything. I just need a data entry type of online job that can be done remotely. Anyone got any ideas where to apply for such jobs?
     
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    Most websites that offer data entry job pay peanuts. The few that pay fairly require you to get to certain level to earn well. I've seen data entry tasks on Mturk and Upwork. You can try out your luck...
     
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    By peanuts, what do you mean exactly? 500 dollars a month? 1000 dollars a month? or what?

    Being an expat and living in a 3rd world country, my expenses are a lot less than the average American's.
     
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    I'm a 3rd world-er too. When I say peanuts I mean like 1 or 2 dollars a day on those sites.
     
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    Do you have any skills? What did you do back home?
     
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  7. SuzieQBlackHat

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    Yeah that is shit pay. Can't survive on that kind of money, even in the 3rd world.

    Honestly, I've never worked a real job in my life, other than a short 3 month stint at Subway and as a Pizza Hut delivery driver. I got fed up with working shit jobs so I became a monk and lived in a Hindu temple. I'm really surprised more men don't become monks. I mean it beats being homeless and living on the street. And it's a very peaceful life. And in many cases you get to travel widely as well, if you engage in missionary activities for your religion.

    So to answer your question, I don't really have any skills, outside of religion. Hence looking for a data entry job.
     
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    I just can't picture a monk using tech gadget. Anyway I would suggest writing instead of data entry. Same typing, just have to make sentences. Charge people for your service.
     
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    Well, your writing is very good. As @BassTrackerBoats posted above, you should regularly check the HAF section. There are always writing tasks in that section and other tasks that require little skill. You could be making good money daily if you devote enough time.

    Since you write well, you could also try setting up a blog, to be monetized with adsense or amazon affiliate. But I'll suggest you start in your area of interest. It's easy for us to write 2000 words on something that interest us than a topic we know nothing about.

    For example, I've been working in the same place for over 15 years now typesetting and maintaining the office computers. I can set up a blog on something like "the best productivity software for your organization" or "Ways to keep your office computer in optimum condition" (lol).

    Believe me, as a beginner blogger, I'll still find it easy to write large content on these than attempting to set up a blog on "life insurance for old people". You get what I'm saying?

    On BHW, you have free access to a lot of tools to help you make money online. Someone just told me that the Wordpress theme he has been using on his website to make money was downloaded free here.

    Just make sure you start taking action now.
     
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    Writing sucks because it is hard work and pays for shit. It takes a lot of mental power to write out an article of 500 words and people are willing to pay you like 10 US dollars for it. That's why I am not wasting time with writing anymore and just looking for data entry jobs
     
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    I'll look for freelance jobs there but as for setting up blogs, I am already trying to do that. I've been trying to set up blogs and monetize them for years now but nothing works. I never get approved for any decent ad network so it's a fucking waste of time. Then of course driving traffic is the other issue. The blogs that I write are controversial and thus a lot of ad networks don't want me to post their ads on my blog.

    Freelance and stable work is what I am looking for. I'm done with writing jobs unless the person is actually willing to pay me well for my time. People should be willing to pay you at least 20 dollars for 500 words. Anything less than that and it is just pointless and not worth the effort.
     
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    Dude, I don't think you are looking for anything ... getting money for something is always hard. There is no easy route. Some great suggestions above.
    Good luck in your search!
     
  13. John Escalona

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    Proofreading? Those jobs still pay BTW. Some people I know does that alongside IM. Read around here , you could discover something that might find what you want
     
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    Amazon Mturk, it's gonna pay you peanuts until you grow some sort of authority. Since you probably are a native english speaker, you could also try making professional voice overs on Fiverr.com or get any other voice over jobs.
     
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    Build your own website I would recommend
     
  16. KermaLastu

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    Try fiverr
     
  17. thetroll

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    As others suggested, I would try MTurk (if possible). I actually have spent years working on the platform, and have a pretty extensive library of knowledge about the site from the workers side, so I would gladly let you (or anyone who sees this, if interested) pick my brain if you were seriously considering the platform. On the surface, it appears to be nothing but peanuts, but once you become familiar with the inner workings, have some knowledge on which scripts to use/places to go/things to look out for and avoid, it can be quite lucrative.

    In fact, if you play your cards right (and this part requires some luck), you could make good money on there; it's not at all unheard of for people that frequent the many MTurk forums to hit $100+/day, it just takes some luck, skill, and above all - determination - to reach that point.

    If you're familiar with coding, or are at least willing to learn a little bit, AutoHotkey is AMAZING for increasing your productivity with nearly any task you can get your hands on (currently, I'm writing scrapers and bots for a few different IM projects I'm working on - all of them in nothing but AutoHotkey), and thanks to MTurk, I actually took the leap and learned it (it's among the easiest computer languages around, IMO), which not only benefited me while I worked on MTurk, but is also still paying off to this day. In fact, in my hayday on MTurk, I was easily making $50+ a day by finding lucrative "batches" (groups of tasks posted by an requester/employer) doing maybe an hour's worth of work (which to me, wasn't work, since this hour of "work" was simply creating and maintaining scripts to semi-automate or fully automate tasks to make okay-ish batches great (a batch that most people might average $6/hour, I could create a script that would bring it up to $18/hour by having the script do all the work for me at a much faster/more efficient rate)).

    Also, if you actually take the plunge into AHK, know that with time and practice, you'll get so much better and more efficient with it. When I first started learning AHK, by the time I'd finish a script for a batch, the batch would be nearly dead, and I would've been better off just working on it manually than scripting. During this tumultuous time, my scripts were simple but effective snippets of text designed to shave off a few seconds on each task, which would essentially increase the hourly rate of a batch. But after a while, I'd whip up scripts for batches in no time, that were far more complex and powerful than anything I'd ever hoped to even be acquainted with when I first took to AHK. If the batches I'd create scripts for were recurring batches (rather than simple little one-off batches that would pop up and never be seen again after that), the scripts became much more lucrative, as the next time a particular batch popped up, I could either run the script as-is, or merely make small, simple changes to adapt to the batch's current form.

    Anyways, in the event you (or again, anyone else) are seriously considering MTurk, please know, it's gonna suck when you first start (just like IM). There's no get-rich-quick method to it (or if there is, then I missed the memo). I actually turned down MTurk at a time when I could've used it the most, due to my stubbornness, and the fact that I was used to getting paid $30/1500 word article at the time, so seeing jobs on there posted for pennies (which, unlike a 1500-word article, often took less than a minute or two) were nothing more than a mere jest. Now, the only reason I'm not on MTurk (and more importantly, why I've wandered back here to BHW), is because I went a little overboard with my scripting, took a few thousand rejections on a batch from an unscrupulous requester, and now my ratings have tanked to the point that it's impossible for me to make any kind of decent money while taking care of my child, with limited dedicated, distraction-free time on the computer.
     
  18. PureHustle

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    Although i do not have all the answers you're looking for, I do want to recommend a few tips:

    1. Fiverr
    • If you dont have an account, create one there. Post a few services you're capable of. Writing, proof reading, virtual assistant, etc. Its free you have nothing to lose.
    2. Content Writing Mills
    • TextBroker, CrowdContent, even iWriter. Once you reach higher level ratings for these sites, you can make an easy $50-100 a day Sign up to these sites. its free.
    3. Job Board Sites
    • PeoplePerHour, Upwork, etc. etc. - learn how to market yourself and send in proposals. This is free
    • Reddit Subreddits: including /r/forhire, /r/workonline
    • and the HAF section here on BHW as @BassTrackerBoats has mentioned.


    Good luck!
     
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    Buy uBot (no coding required, drag and drop) and make bots for automating tasks for seo marketers.
    You can make some serious bank that way.
     
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    @PureHustle Pretty great list of free to setup, get yourself out there list - with - like you say - "nothing to lose! "

    I think I might hustle myself on these sites again .. I know I have been on 2 of them before.
    Thanks