Working At Home

@GardenGerty (92273)
Marion, Kansas
January 11, 2016 11:03am CST
There are a lot of ways to earn a little bit at home. I also know some people on here who are earning more than a little bit. I am somewhere in the middle on this. I took my Social Security at 62. It is "enough" with what hubby earns and his social, but there are areas in my life that would benefit from "more." I have looked at some things, and sadly, even at my age have fallen for some scams. At one time I wrote for a site, but my life was so chaotic I "unjoined" this summer. I was not reaching my full potential there. It is a site that gives you a chance to submit a writing sample. From there they rank your skills and that determines your pay. I was only average. They did not always have assignments in my skill range. I have seen another person post about a different site here. I will probably join the next time I see the name. I forgot what it was called. My tentative plan is to get a college level writing textbook and brush up before I reapply to the first site, or any site that wants a writing sample. I like sites that are upfront: If you do this you get paid that. No speculation or gambling. Meanwhile, I am open to suggestions. I like the idea of working from home because I can control my days and hours and be free when hubby is as well.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
This isn't a writing site but I've earned quite a bit of money on a site called swagbucks. They pay you to watch videos, take surveys, etc. I typically earn about 50 dollars a month from it but you can earn more if you put hard work into it. :-)
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@marlina (64837)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
I do Swagbucks too for fun money.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
@missjessicadawn I think most of us on here have been Swagging for a long time! I don't waste time with video or surveys...I never get any after all the initial questions. I do use it for all my searching. I'd rather spend time here.
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I often have to attempt a lot of surveys to get one or two. I got one for 192 points today. I only got serious about Swagbucks @missjessicadawn in the last three or four months. I do make a little more than fifty a month.
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@poehere (17801)
• French Polynesia
12 Jan 16
Depending on what you want to do there is several things available. I do some transcribing in my spare time and this pays well. There are several sites out there that you can work for with no experience. They will have you do a test but before hand you can practice on some other sites to see if you like this before you take the test. They are simple to do and don't take that long to do them. They pay by transcribed minutes. So if the piece is 30 minutes you are paid for 30 min of work. I do well because I can type rather quickly. I think this is the key when it comes to this type of work.
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@aju007 (1484)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
12 Jan 16
Which is the best one for transcribing? I would like to try that too
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@poehere (17801)
• French Polynesia
12 Jan 16
@aju007 There are several of them. I'll look up the links later on for you and send them to you. I don't like posting links here on the site.
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@aju007 (1484)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
13 Jan 16
@poehere Thanks
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• United States
11 Jan 16
There are not many sites left that pay decent for writing. Unless you are truly a writer and get jobs writing at home but not for online outfits like Bubbs was or Persona Paper.
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
I never have tried Persona Paper. I wrote for Textbroker. You do not get a byline, and you choose a topic to write to.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 Jan 16
It all depends on what you want to earn, I write for greatcontent's UK and US sites and so far have never made less than $100 each month. There are a lot of 60-90 word product descrptions, some longer travel and blog posts about anything from diesel fuel prices to migraines. The earnings vary, but you don't have to do anything "beneath" you. I have tried and will continue to try to apply to sites that pay more, but this has been a learning/training period for the last 7 months. Don't mess with iwriter, they want like 300 words in 2 hours for $2. Allegedly you work your way up to more $$$ OR you can buy (for $100+) a higher ranking. RIP OFF!
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
I had not heard of greatcontent. I have looked at what iwriter wanted and frankly, I do better here. There is another one like that. I will do Textbroker again.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 Jan 16
@GardenGerty that's great that iwriter is working for you! Maybe I'm a little bitter because they banned me when 2 of my 4 articles were rejected. Let me know how you make out at Textbroker, I didn't pass the test. I can reapply to Copywriter this month and another site that wants 3 writing samples. Like I said I've been doing this 7 months and have a lot to learn.
• United States
11 Jan 16
I am very limited in what I can do here GG. I am not aware of any good sites for the writing gigs. I do subscribe to some newsletters that often have suggestions. I will msg you when I get them next.
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
One of these days that perfect thing will come along, and I will probably be tied up somewhere else.
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@crossbones27 (15434)
• Redlands, California
11 Jan 16
Don't do it. Do not call it work from home. All this worlds sees is money anymore. They will let you know every time no matter what you do that you do not work. You have to be in their corporate game and get paid better than most to be considered a true worker anymore. It is work just to put up with their nonsense. Anyway, I like your perseverance. Just be prepared . I am sure it is not your first rodeo.
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
Oh, but they are glad to take your income taxes. I have done a few things, and just feel like I could build something to have if something were to happen to my husband. He is older than I am.
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• Redlands, California
11 Jan 16
@GardenGerty All the best to you. Sometimes we have to make our own path and that should always be respected.
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@irenen1 (230)
• New Bedford, Massachusetts
12 Jan 16
My favorite is WriterAccess. I am a 5-star writer there. It takes time to set up your profile and work your way up. The pay is top notch. That makes it worthwhile.
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@Missmwngi (9690)
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Jan 16
It is so sweet to manage to work from home. There are so many benefits/advantages that comes with it
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
Besides trying to have time to be with my husband when he is off work I do not need to buy an extra car and drive.
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@Missmwngi (9690)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jan 16
@GardenGerty Exactly and for mothers with little ones they can look after them instead of having someone else do it
@fishtiger58 (30617)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Jan 16
I tried a few writing sites but I"m just not horribly good at it. I sell on etsy and ebay and do myLot that's pretty much it for me.
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
I I knew you did e bay, what do you sell on etsy?
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@fishtiger58 (30617)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Jan 16
@GardenGerty On etsy they are more picky about what you can sell, I just sell vintage glassware and the like.
@sallypup (23285)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jan 16
Writing skills are so subjective. What sells? Writing about a subject in a way that does not sound canned is indeed hard.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
At some sites it is stated loud and clear what they want. In the old days of AC then Yahoo they made it loud and clear what they wanted or didn't want.
@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
Where I wrote before, Textbroker, they would have a list of articles that were needed and you could accept one at a time.If someone else took it you could not.
@amadeo (51177)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Good for you to have the energy doing this.
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
I do not really think it takes as much energy as some of the other stuff I do. I need to find and buy a textbook.
@amnabas (9987)
• Karachi, Pakistan
11 Jan 16
You are right I think there is nothing good then to earn from comfort of your home.
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@GardenGerty (92273)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Jan 16
It really does allow more flexibility.
@iamshane487 (1174)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 16
There are many ways to earn online at home, but I couldn't find the courage to work with the other legit sites that require skillful abilities so I just opt blogging and sometimes earning bitcoins in sites that pay bitcoin just to play games.
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@TheHorse (54580)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Jan 16
I do some of my work at home. But they're for "regular" jobs. Speaker refinishing is the "pretend job" I do at home.
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@cintol (1122)
• United States
12 Jan 16
I have made a good amt of money on Swagbucks, I have gotten away from all the writing sites now except this one. Sendearnings is also out there, it takes longer to earn but I don't go on very often so it takes me longer.
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@paigea (21235)
• Canada
12 Jan 16
Good luck. I don't really have anything to add here. I have heard of tutoring English online but have no idea where to get into that. I am thinking of petsitting at home as that can be felxible. This website is supposed to be legitimate - I would like that as one can just put not available on the days you don't want to work. Any way I have signed up but never looked after a dog yet so can't really recommend.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jan 16
I am not a super writer so I am very limited on where I can join. I won't waste my time on sites that you need a writing sample for because I already know I am not some amazing writer. I just enjoy writing about things that are happening around me. I joined ForumCoin recently and that one's okay, but MyLot is my absolute favorite place to be.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Was it expertscolumn or something to that affect? The one you were trying to remember? I've joined but haven't contirbuted. There's another that starts with a Z as well. You know a little bit about my work situation. I've been granted the twice per week scheduling but that also means I have to supplement a little bit. I have been trying to be more active on swagbucks, trying to make the daily goal each day to help me. You are crafty yes? Have you thought of opening an etsy store?
• Philippines
12 Jan 16
zemandi?
@snowy22315 (36145)
• United States
24 Jan 16
Textbroker is a good writing site, although they are strict. I guess I earn about 100-125 dollars per month on there...
@snowy22315 (36145)
• United States
24 Jan 16
Have you tried Postloop? That is a great forum poting site. I usually cash out several times a month for 5 dollars each time...so at the end of the month, I earn 40 or 50 dollars...some earn even more.