Believe it or not there are a number of opportunities that do not require a lot of experience and can get you up and earning very quickly. Some of them can allow you to make $60 or more an hour which is not bad money at all.
The following are opportunities which pretty much just require you to sign up and start earning . I like to refer to these as "gateway gigs" because they proved to me that making a few extra dollars a month is absolutely possible and have set me on the path to other gigs which are currently making me $1000 extra per month in my spare time.
With Usertesting.com you will get paid $10 via Paypal for every website or app test you complete which typically take up to 20 minutes to perform and require you to perform basic tasks while speaking your thoughts out loud.
To get started you need :
- A PC or Mac, an internet connection, and a microphone. You’ll need an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet If you’d like to take Mobile tests.
- Ability to download usertesting software.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Able to speak your thoughts aloud in English.
Usertesting won't make you a living by itself because tests that you qualify for only come through occasionally but when work is available the pay rate is better than many flexible working activities.
I prioritize performing these tests above other work when they are available because they are easier and pay better on a per hour basis than most of my other gigs.
If this sounds like something that interests you more information can be found at https://www.usertesting.com/be-a-user-tester
Validately are another company that will pay you to test websites or apps for their clients these guys often pay $60 or more an hour so you need to be quick when you recieve an email advising a test is available because they fill up quickly.
To get started with validately you will need the following
- A computer with a microphone or an Apple or Android smartphone for mobile studies
- A high-speed internet connection
- To be at least 18 years old
- Able to communicate in English
- A PayPal account
Tests are available most days but you have to qualify and as I say you need to be quick.
More information about Validately can be found at http://ux.validately.com/test-websites
Vindale research are a market research company that pay you to complete consumer surveys an if you stick to the higher paid surveys you can easily earn $8 - $10 USD per hour wherever you are so long as you have a device with a web browser and a connection to the internet.
The great thing about Vindale is that you are told exacly how much in US dollars you are going to get paid for a survey and payment is made directly into your paypal account.
If you think Vindale might be for you you can more information at http://tryvindale.com/VRAnXws7
These might not be the highest paying opportunities around but they are gigs that I have used successfully myself to make reasonable money reliabily in my spare time.