Wouldn’t it be nice to get paid for things you already do for fun? You can, actually. If you love to be online, interacting with your friends and followers on social media while listening to music, you’ll love these work-at-home opportunities. They’re easy to do, and while you won’t make a living with any of these tasks, they can be an excellent way to make some spare cash to put away for Christmas or birthdays. Here are three services that you can use to make some easy money online.
Sponsored Tweets is one of the most popular sites for earning cash on social media. Even celebrities and other VIPs have accounts with Sponsored Tweets. You can set your own rate to charge advertisers for each tweet, or let the system decide on a rate for you based on the number of followers and other factors. After that, you can sit back and do nothing while you wait for offers to come in from advertisers, or you can select opportunities that are available to everyone.
The tasks open to everyone pay you for each click your link receives. The opportunities made available directly to you from advertisers are paid per tweet. If you wait until you’ve accrued $50, withdrawal is free, but you can withdraw with less money and pay a $2 fee. Payments are made via PayPal. To be eligible for Sponsored Tweets, your Twitter account must be at least two months old, you must have 50 followers, and you must have tweeted at least 100 status updates.
MyLikes is a bit different from Sponsored Tweets in that some links can be posted anywhere on the web, including Facebook, Google+, IM conversations, and even your website. The service is simple to use; just sign up, take a look at the offers and click the “Share” button. Content varies from corporate-sounding messages to blog posts about cute animals or celebrities in addiction treatment programs.
Pay ranges from less than one cent to about 10 cents, but this rate is an estimate that can go up or down depending on the performance of your links. Any funds over $1 are paid via PayPal on Fridays. If you don’t have a PayPal account listed in your profile, you’ll be paid with an Amazon gift card instead.
Get paid to listen to music when you sign up for Slicethepie. For music lovers, especially those who want to discover new talent, this is a fun gig. The process is simple. You listen to clips of songs and write reviews about the music. These reviews help the artists find out what listeners like and dislike about their music. Other listeners can also read the reviews to decide whether or not the artist is worth listening to. You must listen to at least 90 seconds of the song before you can start writing your review.
Raters are paid according to the length and quality of their reviews, and raters at higher levels also receive more pay for their reviews. Bonus payments are given for consistent high-quality reviews. Once your account reaches $10, you can request a payment via PayPal. This is also a fun job for teenagers, too. Anyone over the age of 13 can participate on Slicethepie.
The great thing about these money-making opportunities is that you don’t really have to do anything you don’t do normally. They can easily be incorporated into your daily online routine and activities. You might even discover some great new products or music while you earn.
BIO: Alicia Lawrence is a content coordinator for a tech company and blogs in her free time at MarCom Land. Her work has been published by the Association for Business Communication, Yahoo! Small Business, and Spin Sucks.