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Looking to make some extra cash?  Nearly 4 million people make a living working from home, and now you can too.  The Internet is full of online gigs, some legit, others not so much.  To avoid being duped, keep an eye out for red flags.  If the job description is vague, sounds too good to be true or you’re asked to buy something to get the position, chances are it’s a scam.  With that being said, there are a bunch of good opportunities out there.  Here are some of the best ways to make money online.


If you’re an online shopper, you already know how annoying it is when you want to buy something, but the website won’t work properly.  Instead of complaining to yourself, UserTesting lets you share your thoughts for cash.  As a tester, you’ll visit a website and complete various tasks while providing live feedback.  For every 20-minute video you complete, you’ll earn $10.


Are you a creative soul who wants to share your art with the world?  If so, let Society6 help sell your work online.  Just upload your art files onto their site and set your price for each print.  You can also earn money by selling additional products such as phone cases, travel mugs and blankets.  Once your item sells, Society6 will produce, package and ship it for you.


Some people like to supplement their income by freelancing on the side.  If you’re looking to cash in on your skills, Fiverr is the place to go.  Simply create a gig outlining what you have to offer and name your price.  When someone’s interested in your services, they’ll place an order and you’ll be notified right away.  Once the job is complete, you’ll receive your cash.


Now that technology is so advanced, teachers are no longer limited to actual classrooms.  If there’s a topic you know like the back of your hand, you can get paid to share your knowledge with others.  Just decide what you want to teach, come up with a lesson plan and record your video.  Anytime someone purchases your course, you’ll get paid.


Can you type at lightning speed?  If so, SpeakWrite may have a transcription job for you.  To qualify, you must pass a typing test with a minimum speed of 60 WPM and 90% accuracy.  You can see how your skills measure up by taking the free typing test on their site.  What makes this job attractive is you’ll be able to work from home, set your own schedule and earn a competitive rate.  According to SpeakWrite, the average worker makes around $300 a month.  But if you hustle hard enough, you can become one of the top earners who walks away with over $3,000.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Computers are cool and all but Amazon Mechanical Turk believes that some things still require a human touch.  That’s where you come in.  You’ll get paid for doing small tasks such as removing duplicate content, verifying restaurant details and rating the accuracy of search results.  No matter your skill set, you’re bound to find a task that works for you.