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In the Job block, we try to inspire you to see opportunities. We know it’s difficult sometimes, but getting a job or just something to do, is really important if you want to quit gambling. It’ll distract you, gives you some recognition and help your finances.
Do you have any hidden talents? Anything you could teach others? Instinctively, most people answer NO on these questions… Give it some thought and you’ll see that you have things you’re good at. List some things below:
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Check out the inspiration list below, or do some googling on things you can work with from home. There are 100s of things, let yourself get inspired. List 2-5 things that sounds interesting to you.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Great job so far, please do some research on your own now. Visit some of the pages to read more. You can also discuss the options in the forum. What did you learn so far?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Some things on the list can be done without any particular skills. Answering surveys and test websites are good ways to make some extra money. If you take a long-term perspective, and perhaps think of working from home permanently we suggest you do the following exercises.
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Do you have the skills already, or is there anything you need to learn to do? Any time perspective?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
In the next lesson, we’ll take things to the next level… Is the life of an entrepreneur really as scary as they say?
Simple things you can do from home:
No special skills needed:
- Review products
Review products and get paid for it. Visit Yelp.com and you find different products you can have a look at. Depending on the product you can get $1-50.
- Small tasks
Amazon has opened a service called Amazon Mechanical Turk. There you can find small things people need help with. It can be anything to find synonyms to different words to help to organize data. If you are curious you’ll find over 50 similar services via this link.
On TaskRabbit, you can find people that need help with DIY things. Perfect for you who is handy, and like helping people.
- Test websites
Many companies need help to test their websites. All you need is the Internet to make some money from a comfortable chair at home. Below you find a list of places you can work for:
- Help improve Google Search
You don’t need to be an IT-genie to work for companies like Google. In fact, you can help Google improve its search result via web services like
- Get paid for surveys
Share your views in surveys and get paid for it. You can make a $200-300 monthly by answering surveys. The hourly wages are not high, but there is some money to be made. Below you’ll find some site that offers these tasks.
- Toluna.com – You’ll make about $4.5/h
- Swagbucks.com – You’ll make about $6.5/h + $10 sign up bonus
- Onepull.com – You’ll make about $5/h + a $5 sign up bonus
- Lifepoint.com – You’ll make $4-5/h and they have a low threshold for withdraws.
- Here is a list of more services you can try.
- Participate in online focus groups
Via ProOpinion you can make some money by participating in online focus groups. It could be really fun to discuss in these groups.
- Watch movie previews and YouTube videos
If you like watching movies, this might be the perfect extra gig for you. On Swagbucks.com you can find opportunities to watch and review previews of movies and YouTube videos. It will not make you rich, but you can make up to $200/month.
- Get paid for staying healthy
Yes, you read correctly. It’s the company Achievement that has created an app. The app collects data for medical research. You get paid for installing it on your phone. Earn points that can be redeemed to money.
- Data entry
MORE ADVANCED JOBS
- Social media – Set up and maintain a fan page
Are you into social media? Many people and companies need to communicate with fans. On pages like Upwork.com and Fiverr.com, you can find gigs to set up and maintain fan pages in social media. The job can pay $10-100/h
- Planning events
Do you have a natural flair for planning events? Why not do it from home instead? You don’t need a fancy event bureau to help people plan a wedding, birthday party, or company event. Typical tasks could be:
- Planning out an event
- Create structure, outline, details for the event
- Budget Planning
- Event Timelines
- Travel Planning
- Basic Photo Editing
- Venue Research
- Organizing Files
- Order Gifts or Decorations
- Basic Project Management
You can either answer requests or put up your own ad on pages like Craigslist.org, Upwork.com, or Fiverr.com.
- Be your own travel agency
If you like planning trips, perhaps you should help others do it. Help them find the best hotels, travel routes, and flight tickets. If you do a good job, they are surely coming back to you next time. Other times you’ll accumulate customers and get recommendations. You can start by putting up a free ad for your services on a page like Upwork.com. With some googling, you’ll find more options.
- Become a tele-nurse
If you’re a licensed nurse but can’t go to the hospital to work, then you can try to work remotely for health insurer companies like Humana, Aetna and UnitedHealth Group. These companies are currently hiring nurses that can work from home.
- Teach languages via Skype or Zoom
We’re living in a global world where language skills are highly valued. Everybody is a native speaker in one language. Test your skills as a language teacher. Depending on the language you can make anything from $5/h up to $50/h. Check out pages like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com
- Online tutor
Via websites like Fiverr and Upwork, you can find opportunities to tutor people online. Are you good at playing guitar, piano, chess, cooking, painting, mathematics… This market is only growing. Putting up an ad about yourself doesn’t cost anything. It’s a great way to make some money and share your skills.
- Online consulting
Perhaps you don’t have the strength to work full time in an office, but you have long experience in your field with special knowledge. Then we suggest that you try out online consulting. You can work on your own terms. Here is a good link for more information.
- Be the voice over
Do you have a special voice? There is an increasing demand for voices for animated movies, instruction videos, and commercials. If you’ve been told before that you have a powerful, beautiful or special voice… You can do voice-overs for videos. It can be done in any language! Here are some companies who do this:
ARE YOU GOOD AT WRITING?
- Become a ghostwriter
Do you love writing? 1000s of books are published every week, but only half are written by the real author. As a ghostwriter, you can be a professional writer and help someone put words to their story. Scribemedia is a company that connects ghostwriters and people that wants to publish their story, but don’t have time or skills to write the book themselves.
- Translate texts
Content is king online, and many companies need their text translated between languages. You don’t need a university degree in translations to take a gig as a translator online. Pages like Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr have high demands for translators to different languages.
Video marketing is powerful to reach consumers, but it’s hard to rank on videos in Google and other search engines. Therefore it’s popular to transcribe videos and publish the content as well. You can make up to $25/h for listening to audio files and write down what you hear. Google Transcriber online and you get hits like.
- Editing and proofreading
Sometimes it’s hard to see your own mistakes. Therefore, it’s great to hire a proofreader. Proofreading typically pays $10-30/h and you find a job via portals like Craigslist, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Upwork and Fiverr. You can also Google for even more ideas.
There is an ever-growing demand for copywriters online. All online businesses need content and you can be the one serving them. You don’t need to be specialized in an area to create content. If you like writing, this could be the perfect area to test both your skills as a writer and your creativity. The commission varies and you can get paid by article, per word or hour.
MAKE SOME MONEY AT HOME
- Rent out a room on Airbnb
Do you have a spare room? Put it out on Airbnb and you can make some extra money from it. It’s easy and you don’t need to do any marketing yourself.
- Rent out a car park
Do you have a car spot you don’t use? Why not list it on Craigslist to find someone that will rent it. A quick and easy way to make some extra money without any effort at all.
- Walking dogs
If you like pets you can either walk dogs or open a daycare center for pets. Some people are very attached to their pets and would love to know that it’s taken care of when they are at work or go on vacation. This could be the perfect extra gig! The right person can combine their love for animals by making money.
Wanna read instead?
Here you can download the video script for Lesson 4: Job-L4.pdf