Authored by Danielle Ditzian
Running out of money while traveling can be a nightmare. And for most travelers this means having to head home. But what if you could earn money while traveling, without having to worry about work visas, and it was enough to keep you on the road?
As luck would have it, there are always ways to earn extra money so long as you can find an internet connection. Broke on the road? The following websites let you earn cash online!
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Legitimate Ways to Make Cash Online
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Upwork is a freelancing site which lists everything from administrative tasks to voice overs, and pretty much anything else you can think of.
The site is crazily competitive, so you really have to undersell yourself for a couple of jobs just to get some good reviews; afterwards, you can easily raise your prices, and find some regular clients.
But you can also browse and seek inspiration; once I’d decided I wanted to work as a transcriber, I scoured the internet and contacted around 100 online transcribing companies. While only two or three got back to me, the money was high enough and the work consistent enough to earn a decent living while on the road.
Cambly and NiceTalk Tutor
These two sites function essentially like Skype; you’re connected with someone in a different country who’s looking to practice their English skills, and you just have a conversation with a stranger, helping them along the way with any grammar, pronunciation, or other issues they may have.
The great thing about this is you don’t need a TESL certification; all you need is to be a native English speaker. Both sites pay $10 per hour, but there can be long waiting times between calls. This means you may average anywhere between $5 and $10 an hour, depending on the time of day.
This is no get rich quick site, but can help you earn a bit of extra cash. These sites have micro tasks, meaning you do a tiny job, like evaluating whether search results to a given query are good or not, that pays between 1 and 20 cents.
Some jobs on UHRS take too long or just pay so little that they aren’t worth it, and oftentimes you’ll find that’s the case. However, I did manage to find a job once that paid 7 cents per task, and was averaging $10 an hour doing so. Not bad money for while you’re travelling!
This site can be great, but unfortunately rarely has jobs. You basically log into your dashboard periodically, and apply for any open tests. The tests consist of seven questions in which they film you answering them.
While tests are few and far between, each one pays $50 for around 15 minutes of your time. It’s one of those sites that’s worth signing up for to get that occasional boost – now you can suddenly afford that tour you were dying to go on!
Usertesting and Usability Hub
There are a ton of user testing sites out there, but Usertesting itself I’ve found to have the most gigs. For both Usertesting and Usability Hub you’ll need to keep a tab open to wait for tests. The site will make a little *ding* noise when a test is ready for you.
Usertesting always has screeners, and to be quite honest, you usually won’t qualify for the test. However, each test you qualify for takes about 10 minutes and pays $10, so they’re worth taking when they’re available. I earn around $50 a month on these.
Usability Hub is a bit different; once again you need to keep the tab open to wait for tests, but these only take a minute to complete, paying 10 cents each. It takes a while to earn the required $20 for withdrawal, but hey, if you’re sat at your computer anyways, why not have the tab open and complete the quick tests when they’re around? Huge money? Definitely not. Extra beer cash at the end of the month? Heck yes!
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